For the purpose of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the Directive), the data controller is AppearMe, Inc. (Address: 801 N. Brand Blvd. Suite 210-B Glendale, CA 91203, Phone: (888) 900-3080
AppearMe provides an online platform that connects appearance attorneys (“Appearance Attorneys”) with individuals that want to hire an attorney or other legal services providers (“Consumer Clients,” “Lawyer Clients”).
You can always review, correct, or update your Personal Information by changing the relevant settings in your AppearMe account. Applicable law (such as the Directive) may also give you the right to access, update and correct inaccuracies in information about you in our platform. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us at [email protected].
Information We Collect
We collect the following information: your name, surname, username, email address, phone number, photo (if you choose to provide it) and other personally identifiable information when you sign up for the Services (“Personal Information”). AppearMe may request that Appearance Attorneys, Consumer Clients, and Lawyer Clients provide: (i) first and last name, (ii) email address, (iii) phone number, (iv) short bio. If you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of the Services. We may also collect other Personal Information from you when you access the Services and/or other parts of the Website and/or Apps and elect to provide Personal Information.
The Services facilitate communications between Appearance Attorneys and Consumer Clients/Lawyer Clients. In connection with facilitating these communications, we may receive call or SMS message data, including the date and time of the call or SMS message, the parties’ phone numbers, and the content of the SMS message. We use this information solely for the purpose of facilitating such communications.
Our App may collect certain additional information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the App. We may also determine your approximate location from your IP address.
Usage Data and Activity
Cookies and Web Beacons – Do we use them?
How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information Generally
We may use your Personal Information for the purpose for which it was provided, including without limitation for the purposes described further below:
- Provision and Monitoring of the Services: We will use your Personal Information to provide you with access to and to support your use of the Services, to administer your account and to better understand your use of the Services.
- Surveys and Other Special Offers: From time to time, we may offer our users the opportunity to participate in surveys and other special offers. If you elect to participate in these services, we will collect certain Personal Information in order to provide you with the surveys and other special offers.
- Questions and Requests: If you contact us by e-mail or otherwise, we will use the Personal Information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem.
- Research and Data Analysis: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, AppearMe may conduct research on its users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on Usage Data and other information. This data may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and AppearMe may share this data with advertisers, researchers, business partners, publications, and other third parties. This information will not identify you personally.
- Service Improvement: We may use your Personal Information, aggregated Personal Information and other information collected through the Services to help us improve the content and functionality of the Website or Apps, to better understand our users and to improve the Services.
Information You Make Available to Others
By using the Services, including creation of a profile on AppearMe you may make certain of your Personal Information available to others, such as your name, your username, and your picture. This information may be accessed by users who use the Services.
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses that we believe to be trustworthy and have privacy practices consistent with ours, including our affiliates (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, payment processing, data storage and management, marketing and promotions and customer research/analytics. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using or disclosing Personal Information other than as specified by AppearMe.
We may share Personal Information and Usage Data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with AppearMe. If AppearMe is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets or equity, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information and Usage Data in connection with such prospective or completed transaction.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
AppearMe and its Service Providers may disclose Personal Information to applicable US or other regulatory, government or law enforcement officials, courts or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property or rights of AppearMe or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, fraudulent, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or where required or permitted under applicable US law.
Be Careful When You Share Information with Others
Please be aware that whenever you share information on a publicly available page or any other public forum, others may access that information. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications. You should exercise caution before posting any Personal Information on a public available page.
We maintain reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in an effort to protect the confidentiality and security of Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services, and you do so at your own risk.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.
International Data Transfer
Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to, stored at, processed and maintained on servers or databases located outside your jurisdiction of residence where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. By using this Site, you agree to this transfer, storing and/or processing.