At SimpleLegal, we know that your privacy is of the utmost importance to you. Accordingly, we treat your information confidentially and are committed to protecting your privacy and your personally identifiable information (“Personally Identifiable Information”).
SimpleLegal provides software as a service to its customers (“Services”) to help our customer process invoices related to legal spend and manage its legal matters.
- “Data Controller” means an entity that alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and the means of the processing of Personally Identifiable Information.
- “Data Processor” means an entity that processes Personally Identifiable Information on behalf of a Data Controller in accordance with the Data Controller’s instructions.
As part of SimpleLegal’s Web-based applications, SimpleLegal’s customers (and their designees, including other service providers to such customers) are permitted to submit electronic data and information, including personal data, to SimpleLegal’s servers. In this context, SimpleLegal acts as a data processor and does not determine how its customers’ data is utilized in SimpleLegal’s servers and its customers are the Data Controllers. SimpleLegal does not choose or determine the types of data that are submitted to SimpleLegal’s servers, and any access to or use of such data by SimpleLegal is in connection with completing the contractual obligations of SimpleLegal, as data processor, to its customers. As part of SimpleLegal’s professional services operations, SimpleLegal processes data and information, including personal data, on behalf of its customers. In this context, SimpleLegal acts as a data processor on behalf of its customers and its customers are the Data Controllers.
Where SimpleLegal acts as a data processor, SimpleLegal does not have a direct relationship with individuals whose Personally Identifiable Information SimpleLegal processes in the US. In these circumstances, SimpleLegal’s customers are responsible for providing the required notice and choice to individuals.
Personally Identifiable Information Collected by SimpleLegal
Content and information submitted by a user is controlled by SimpleLegal’s customers, as described above. Here are some examples of content and information collected by SimpleLegal (but please note, these are only examples and there may be others): first and last name, email address, phone number, other contact information, company you work for, business unit you belong to, and other types of information.
SimpleLegal also collects Non-Personally Identifiable Information from users of the services, including without limitation: Internet protocol addresses, profile information, aggregate User-data, demographic information, geographical information, browser types, operating system types, and usage statistics. This Non-Personally Identifiable Information is used to manage the services, track services usage, and improve the services. This Non-Personally Identifiable Information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and third party content to users. User IP addresses may also be recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
How does SimpleLegal Use your Personally Identifiable Information?
Personally Identifiable Information is used by SimpleLegal for the following purposes:
- to send you requested information on our products and services;
- to provide you with information about new features, products and services;
- to provide support to you in connection with your use of the SimpleLegal family of products, including notices of system downtime;
- to provide the services, products and support to our customers;
- to collect feedback on your use of our products and services;
- to help us improve our products and services or develop new products or services; or
- to comply with applicable laws or regulations.
Transfer of Personally Identifiable Information to Other Parties
SimpleLegal does not sell any Personally Identifiable Information to third parties. SimpleLegal does share Personally Identifiable Information in the following circumstances:
Business Partners of our Customers
SimpleLegal discloses Personally Identifiable Information to business partners of our customers as directed by our customers, or where we believe it is necessary to provide a service which a customer has requested, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Examples include:
- integrations to third parties which host systems for SimpleLegal customers, such as AdobeSign and Salesforce.
- if our customer is a legal department, their vendors receive information related to e-billing; or
- if our customer is a law firm or vendor, its billing information (including the names and rates of its employee) is shared with its customer.
Authorized Service Providers
SimpleLegal may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to its affiliates and service providers it has retained to perform services on its behalf as well as strategic alliance partners to whom we disclose Personally Identifiable Information to contractually agree to provide at least the same level of protection for Personally Identifiable Information as is required by the relevant Privacy Shield principles.
Legal Requirements and Business Transfers
SimpleLegal may disclose Personally Identifiable Information (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) in response to law enforcement authority or other government official requests, (iii) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity or (iv) in the event that SimpleLegal is subject to a merger or acquisition to the new owner of the business. Disclosure may also be required for company audits or to investigate a complaint or security threat.
SimpleLegal implements commercially reasonable security measures designed to protect your Personally Identifiable Information.
How to Access your Personally Identifiable Information And Enforcement
In circumstances where SimpleLegal acts as a Data Processor, individuals should submit any requests to access their Personally Identifiable Information or complaints concerning the processing of their Personally Identifiable Information to the SimpleLegal customer that originally collected their information in accordance with the customer’s relevant dispute resolution mechanism (if available). SimpleLegal will participate in the customer’s dispute resolution process at the request of the individual.
If the issue cannot be resolved through the customer’s internal dispute resolution mechanism, the individual may submit the request or complaint to SimpleLegal by emailing us at [email protected].
Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures That May Be Made Without Your Consent, Authorization, or Opportunity to Object
There are other circumstances in which we may have to use or disclose your protected Personally Identifiable Information, even without your consent or authorization. These situations include:
Disclosure Required By Law: We may use or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to the extent that the use or disclosure is required by law. The use or disclosure will be made in compliance with the law and will be limited to the relevant requirements of the law. You will be notified, as required by law, of any such uses or disclosures.
Legal or Administrative Proceedings or Investigations: We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in the course of any judicial or administrative proceeding or investigation, in response to an order of a court or administrative tribunal (to the extent such disclosure is expressly authorized), in certain conditions in response to a subpoena, discovery request or other lawful process or request.
Law Enforcement: We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information, so long as applicable legal requirements are met, for law enforcement purposes. These law enforcement purposes include requests: (1) pursuant to legal processes or as otherwise required by law; (2) for limited information for identification and location purposes; (3) pertaining to potential victims of a crime; (4) relating to suspicion that a death has occurred as a result of criminal conduct; (5) in the event that a crime occurs at SimpleLegal; or (6) relating to a medical emergency (not at SimpleLegal) and it is necessary to alert law enforcement regarding a potential crime.
Enforcement of Agreement: Consistent with applicable federal and state laws, we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to enforce this Agreement and to protect our rights herein.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
Privacy Notice and Policy Subject to Change