Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT / PAID CONTENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY, subject further to the Terms of Use and Payment, Refunds and Forfeitures Policies, Disclaimer and Intellectual Property Notice defined in this Website. If you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website.

Terms capitalized herein but not defined shall have the same meaning as given in the Terms of Use or the Payments, Refunds & Forfeitures Policies or in the Disclaimer or Intellectual Property Notice contained in this Website.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed to contradict or override anything contained in the Terms of Use or the Payments, Refunds & Forfeitures Policies or the Disclaimer or Intellectual Property Notice contained in this Website. In case there is a contradiction, the interpretation of Layman’s Lawyer LLP shall be final and binding.

General

Layman’s Lawyer LLP reserves the right to review and revise this Privacy Policy at any time, without prior notice. Updated versions of the Privacy Policy will appear on this Website and shall be effective immediately. Layman’s Lawyer LLP may send a communication to you intimating you of any changes; however it shall not be mandatory for Layman’s Lawyer LLP to do so. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Privacy Policy; non-communication of the revisions by Layman’s Lawyer LLP shall not constitute a valid ground for non-acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. Continued use of the Website after any such changes appear on the Website shall constitute your consent to such changes.

This Privacy Policy constitutes an electronic record in terms of the Information Technology Act, 2000 of India and rules thereunder as applicable and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. No physical or digital signatures are required on this e-document. This e-document is published in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3(1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 of India that require the publishing of rules and regulations, privacy policy and terms of use for access or usage of the Website.

You unequivocally agree and acknowledge that this Privacy Policy constitutes a legally binding agreement between you and Layman’s Lawyer LLP, and that your use of the Content / Paid Content shall be subjected to the Terms of Use and Payments, Refunds & Forfeitures Policies, Disclaimer and Intellectual Property Notice as appearing in this Website. The Privacy Policy shall be deemed to be a part of the Terms of Use and shall not be construed so as to contradict or override any provisions of the Terms of Use. You agree and acknowledge that no signature or other express act on your part is required to make this Privacy Policy binding on you and that your use of the Content / Paid Content constitutes your full and final acceptance of the Privacy Policy as appearing herein.

Security & Protection of PII

Layman’s Lawyer LLP understands and values the right to privacy of its users. We therefore are committed, and put in our best efforts, to protect the data and privacy of anyone who uses the Website and any information that an user may provide while using the Website, including but not limited to names, addresses, locations, user names, passwords, transaction records, e-mail addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers and credit / debit card numbers. It is hereby clarified that Layman’s Lawyer LLP does not store your internet banking / credit / debit card account number or password or any other password, except the password generated by you for accessing your account on the Website.

Layman’s Lawyer LLP takes reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information (‘PII’) against any unauthorized access or disclosure and to prevent loss, misuse or modification of your personal information. We ensure not to sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party except insofar as legally obliged to do so. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error, and we shall not be liable for any loss of data resulting from any unauthorized person/s illegally gaining entry into our Website / data logs / etc.

Transactions on the Website are secure and protected. Any information entered by you while transacting on the Website is encrypted to protect you against unintentional disclosure to third parties. Your internet banking account numbers, credit and debit card information and / or passwords are not received, stored by or retained by Layman’s Lawyer LLP in any manner. This information is supplied by you directly to the relevant payment gateway service provider, which is authorized to handle the information provided, and is compliant with the regulations and requirements of various banks and institutions and payment franchisees that it is associated with.

However, Layman’s Lawyer LLP reminds you that it is also your responsibility to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access of your information and password that you use to access our Services. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and you are responsible for any activity using your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. Please notify Layman’s Lawyer LLP immediately at customer.care@thelaymanslawyer.com of any unauthorized use of your account.

Use of Cookies

A ‘Cookie’ is a small piece of information stored by a web server on a web browser so it can later be traced back from that particular browser. Cookies are useful for enabling the browser to remember information specific to a given user, including but not limited to a user’s login identification, password, etc.

The Website uses Cookies on certain pages of the Website to help analyse web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness and promote trust and safety. Certain features of the Website may be available exclusively through the use of Cookies. The Website places both permanent and temporary Cookies in your computer’s hard drive and web browser, and your continued use of the Content / Paid Content signifies your express consent to use of the same by Layman’s Lawyer LLP. While you are free to decline the Website’s Cookies if your browser so permits, you may consequently be unable to use the features on the Website that are available exclusively through the use of Cookies.

You might also encounter Cookies or other similar devices on certain pages of the Website that are placed by third parties. You hereby expressly agree and acknowledge that Layman’s Lawyer LLP does not control the use of such Cookies / other devices by third parties, and that Layman’s Lawyer LLP is in no way responsible for the same, and that you yourself assume any and all risks in this regard.

Collection and Permitted Use of PII

You expressly agree and acknowledge that Layman’s Lawyer LLP, through use of Cookies or other similar devices, collects and stores your PII, which is provided by you from time to time on our Website, including but not limited to the your user name, passwords, e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses, age, date of birth, sex, nationality, browsing history, etc., as well as any other information uploaded / published by you on our Website. This is to bring to your knowledge that this information may be used by Layman’s Lawyer LLP to provide better services and features for your benefit, and also to customize and improve the Website to make it safer and user friendly. The aforementioned PII of yours may be used for the following (non-exclusive) reasons:

Internal record keeping

Fulfilling orders and requests for products, services or information

Tracking and confirming online queries / requests / orders

Delivering products / services as per your requests

Conducting market research and analysis

Processing and/or following payments, if any

Identifying you on our Website and offering to provide customized assistance to you based on your interactions with us.

We further bring to your knowledge that Layman’s Lawyer LLP may automatically track certain information about you based on your IP address and your behaviour on the Website and you hereby expressly consent to the same. It is our duty to make you aware that this information is used to do internal research on user demographics, interests and behaviour, to enable us to better understand and cater to the interests of our users. You are expressly informed that such information may include the URL that you visited prior to accessing our Website, the URL which you subsequently visit (whether or not these URLs form a part of the Website), your computer hardware and software & web browser information, IP address, etc.

If you choose to purchase products / services from our Website, then that shall be construed as your express consent to allowing us to collect information about your buying behaviour, trends, PII and billing information and to retain the same with us.

If you choose to post messages / reviews / feedback anywhere on the Website, particularly our testimonial board or other message areas, etc., then any and all such information provided / uploaded will be collected and stored by us indefinitely, and such retained information may be used to resolve disputes, provide customer support, troubleshoot problems, etc., and such information, if requested, may be provided to judicial or governmental authorities of requisite jurisdiction, or otherwise used by us as permitted by applicable laws.

Layman’s Lawyer LLP further brings to your notice that any and all information collected by us pertaining to you, whether or not directly provided by you to us, including but not limited to personal correspondence such as e-mails, letters, feedback from other users or third parties regarding your activities or postings on the Website, etc., may be collected and complied by the us into a file / folder specifically created for / allotted to you, and you hereby expressly consent to the same.

Layman’s Lawyer LLP informs you that while you can browse some sections of our Website without being a registered user, certain activities (e.g. access to the Paid Content), require you to provide valid PII to us for the purpose of registration. We further inform you that the contact information provided to us may be used to send you offers, promotions and you hereby expressly consent to receiving the same.

Permitted Disclosures of PII

Layman’s Lawyer LLP shall be at liberty to share your PII with other corporate entities and affiliates to the extent necessary to help detect and prevent identity theft, fraud and other potentially illegal acts, correlate related or multiple accounts to prevent abuse of the Website’s services and to facilitate joint or co-branded services, where such services are provided by more than one corporate entity.

Layman’s Lawyer LLP shall also be at liberty to disclose PII if required to do so by the law or if we in good faith believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to court orders or other legal processes. We may also disclose your PII to law enforcement offices, third party rights owners or other third parties if we believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce the Terms of Use and Payments, Refunds & Forfeitures Policies, respond to claims that an advertisement, posting or other content violates the rights of a third party or protect the rights, property or personal safety of its users, or the general public.

Information about our customers / users, including PII, may also be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which PII could be transferred to third parties as one of our business assets. In such an event, we will attempt to notify you before your PII is transferred, but you may not have the right to opt out of any such transfer.

Collection & Use of PII by Third Parties

Layman’s Lawyer LLP may also use third party advertisements on the Website to support our Website. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as Cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our Website, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google Adwords program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit the Website, etc.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our Cookies or third-party Cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in any internet security programs. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our Website as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

The Website may, occasionally, contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our Website, you should note that Layman’s Lawyer LLP does not exercise any control over these websites, which may collect PII about you independently. Layman’s Lawyer LLP shall, therefore, not be responsible in any manner for the protection and privacy practices or the content of those linked websites and also for any information provided by you whilst visiting such websites, as such websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.

By using our Website / Content / Paid Content and/or by providing information to us through the Website, you consent to the collection and use of the information disclosed by the you on the Website in accordance with this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to your consent to Layman’s Lawyer LLP to share / divulge your information, as per the terms contained hereinabove.


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