Last updated as of February 6, 2023
Who we are
Courtroom5, PBC (“Courtroom5”) is the owner and operator of www.courtroom5.com (“Courtroom5 Website”), which provides access to Courtroom5’s platforms, networks, and services (“Service”). Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Courtroom5 Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Courtroom5 Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Our website address is: https://courtroom5.com.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Collection of your Personal Information
Courtroom5 may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. If you purchase Courtroom5 products and services, we collect and store billing and credit card information. Courtroom5 may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. Courtroom5 will not delete customer information for paying members. However, Courtroom5 reserves the right to delete customer information for members with a free account status at any time.
Information about your computer hardware and software may also be automatically collected by Courtroom5. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Courtroom5 for the operation of the Service, to maintain quality of the Service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Courtroom5 Website.
Courtroom5 includes public message boards. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Courtroom5 Website public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Courtroom5 encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Courtroom5 Website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Courtroom5 is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of Courtroom5 Website.
Use of your Personal Information
Courtroom5 collects and uses your personal information to operate the Courtroom5 Website and deliver requested Services. Courtroom5 will send welcome emails following registration to all registered users. Courtroom5 will also periodically send service updates to registered users.
Courtroom5 may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Courtroom5 and its affiliates. Courtroom5 may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Courtroom5 does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Courtroom5 may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. Courtroom5 may share your information with third parties who perform tasks required to complete a purchase transaction. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Courtroom5, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Courtroom5 does not use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent.
Courtroom5 keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Courtroom5 Website in order to determine which Courtroom5 services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Courtroom5 Website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Courtroom5 will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Courtroom5; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Courtroom5; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Courtroom5 Website users or the public.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
The Courtroom5 Website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Courtroom5 Website pages, or register on the Courtroom5 Website, a cookie helps Courtroom5 to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Courtroom5 Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Courtroom5 features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Courtroom5 services or websites you visit.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Security of your Personal Information
Courtroom5 secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Courtroom5 secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Your California Privacy Rights
Right to Know
Courtroom5 users who are California residents have the right to submit a verifiable request to know:
- The categories and specific pieces of personal information that Courtroom5 has collected about them;
- The categories of sources from which Courtroom5 collected the personal information;
- The categories of personal information that Courtroom5 sold or disclosed to a third party (other than a service provider) for a business purpose and the categories of recipients of that information; and
- The business or commercial purposes for Courtroom5’s collection, disclosure, or sale of the personal information.
Right To Delete
Courtroom5 users who are California residents have the right to submit a verifiable request for deletion of their personal information that Courtroom5 has collected from such person.
Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information
Courtroom5 users who are California residents have a right to opt-out of the sale of the personal information. However, as stated above, Courtroom5 does not and will not sell personal information.
How to Exercise Your Rights
Courtroom5 will respond to requests in accordance with applicable law if it can verify the identity of the individual submitting the request. Courtroom5 users who are California residents can exercise their rights in the following ways:
Contact by telephone: +1 (919) 626-9905.
Children Under Thirteen
Courtroom5 does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use the Courtroom5 Website.
Changes to this Statement
Courtroom5 will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Courtroom5 encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Courtroom5 is protecting your information.
For additional information, please review our Terms and Conditions.
Courtroom5 welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Courtroom5 has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us.