SeedLegals
Privacy & Cookies Policy

 

WHO WE ARE
SeedLegals is a site, service and platform that provides document automation, team management, cap table management, and other features relating to growing, running and funding a company. The platform is owned by SeedLegals Ltd, a company registered in England.

This Privacy and Cookies Policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out how we deal with data we collect from you when you are using or accessing the SeedLegals application, service or web site. It also covers our treatment of any data that our business partners share with us or that we share with our business partners.

Our website located at http://seedlegals.com (“Site”), our “Software” (which includes the software we develop to run our Site, any related documentation or data distributed to you and any future fixes, updates and upgrades), and the various services that we provide (“Service”) (we refer to the Site, the Software and the Service collectively as “SeedLegals”).
 
WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT?
We collect a variety of data, including “personal data” (data that identifies you) and “company data” (data that identifies a company that you may be browsing, setting up or otherwise associated with. More information is set out below.

WITHIN THE SITE
We collect data you expressly provide, for example, any information you provide when you create an account as well as any uploads, posts, messages, lists and any other information or interaction with or involving our Software. We also collect and generate information which arises out of your usage of the Software but may not be deliberately provided by you; this includes information about how you use our Software (for example, how long you spend in a particular section) as well as information derived from information you have provided.

We collect information about you generated expressly or otherwise by other people, for example messages sent to you, or documents or content uploaded by other users which relates to you.

OUTSIDE THE SITE
You may also choose to connect to a third party service (e.g. LinkedIn) via SeedLegals which authorizes us to interact with your account including for the purpose of accessing and publishing data (e.g. your image) within SeedLegals as well as on these third party services. 

We may also collect non-personal data. For example, we may track and compile data with respect to general Site usage on a non-personally identifiable basis. When you visit our Site or use the Site we may automatically log your IP address. This will typically tell us the date and time of your visit to our Site and your geographic location. Other non-personal data, such as randomly assigned numeric identifiers, may be collected by our partners for statistical purposes. Non-personal data relating to application usage such as the kind of mobile devices our users use, the operating system on our users’ mobile devices, when the Site is downloaded and how and how often the Site is used may be collected by our analytics service providers through receiving and storing users’ unique device identifiers. All of this information is used by us internally for the purpose of understanding how SeedLegals is being used and improving the Site.

Some features of SeedLegals allow you to provide content to SeedLegals, such as inputting form data, uploading documents, adding comments or information to existing documents, uploading share information, and more. All content submitted by you to SeedLegals may be retained by us indefinitely, even after you terminate your account.
 
HOW DO WE USE THE DATA WE COLLECT?
Personal data
Information you post may be shared with others according to the preferences accepted or set by you when you joined SeedLegals or updated by you at a later time under your personal or company settings options, or as set by the administrator of the company page(s) your account is linked to. Your profile may be visible to others in accordance with these settings. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.

We may collect data from you so that we can provide SeedLegals to you and enhance your experience of SeedLegals. We may personalize your repeat visits to our Site. We may use your personal data to contact you and, if you agree, to enable our affiliates or partners to contact you. For example, we may contact you to give you notices about your SeedLegals account, site updates, new SeedLegals services and features or to fulfil the purpose of a SeedLegals feature. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please email us at incoming@seedlegals.com

Non-personal data
We may use anonymous data collected from SeedLegals for site administration, analytics, advertising and promotional purposes, and we may share such information with other entities (such as service providers) for such purposes. We may also aggregate data to enable research or analysis so that we can better understand and serve you and others. For example, we may conduct research on your demographics and usage. Although this aggregated data may be based in part on personal data, it does not identify you personally. SeedLegals may share this type of anonymous data with others, including service providers, our affiliates, agents and current and prospective business partners. We may use your anonymous data outside of SeedLegals to improve third party marketing or use your data in combination with third party data to improve your experiences both in and outside SeedLegals. We may retain your IP address and/or other device-identifying data in order to help us diagnose problems with our servers, to administer SeedLegals including personalizing content or links relevant to your geographic area or device-type, to verify that your account is not being used by others, to gather broad anonymous demographic data (such as the number of visitors from a geographic area), to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or otherwise in order to protect our services, Sites, customers, or other third parties.

We use analysis tools including Google Analytics, Mixpanel and/or others. These provide us with information about how our users use the Site.
 
WHAT CONTROL DO I HAVE OVER SEEDLEGALS’ USE OF MY PERSONAL DATA?
You may delete your account at any time – this will remove your account page from the Software. We do not guarantee the ability to delete all stored data. If you would like us to delete/correct personally identifiable data, let us know and we will action your request as soon as practicable. Your account information will be protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and personal information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

You can access information associated with your account by logging into SeedLegals.

California Privacy Rights: Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to incoming@seedlegals.com
 
WILL WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH THIRD PARTIES?
We may share non-personal data with third parties to, for example (but not by way of limitation), improve SeedLegals and to enable data aggregation as described above.

We may share your personal data with subcontractors (only when necessary) or affiliates (subject to confidentiality obligations to use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them and pursuant to our instructions).

We may also share personal data with interested parties in the event that SeedLegals anticipates a change in control or the acquisition of all or part of our business or assets or with interested parties in connection with the licensing of our technology.

If SeedLegals is sold or makes a sale or transfer, we may, in our sole discretion, transfer, sell or assign your personal data to a third party as part of or in connection with that transaction. Upon such transfer, the Privacy Policy of the acquiring entity may govern the further use of your personal data. In all other situations your data will still remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time).

We may share your personal data at any time if required for legal reasons or in order to enforce our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy.
 
HOW DOES SEEDLEGALS PROTECT CUSTOMER DATA?
SeedLegals is concerned with keeping your data secure and protecting it from inappropriate disclosure. We implement a variety of security measures to ensure the security of your personal data on our systems. Any personal data collected by us is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of employees who have special access rights to such systems. Where sensitive data is collected by us it will be transmitted and protected via a secure protocol and encrypted in our databases to be accessed only as stated above. If and when we use subcontractors to store your data, we will not relinquish control of your personal data or expose it to security risks that would not have arisen had the data remained in our possession. However, unfortunately, no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of SeedLegals to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal data you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please contact us.
 
COOKIES
Cookies are small files of letters and numbers downloaded onto your computer or access device when you access certain websites. The use of cookies is standard on the internet and many websites use them to improve the user experience. There are different types of cookies (described further below). For more information about cookies and how they work see allaboutcookies.org

BY USING SeedLegals, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF COOKIES ON YOUR DEVICE :

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies make our Site work. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our Site and use our features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, we would not be able to remember your previous actions, determine whether you are logged in or not or enable you to see the electronic programme guide tailored to your chosen provider/region.
  2. Performance cookies – These cookies improve the performance of our Site. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if visitors get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t identify you personally. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. These cookies enable us to manage errors and the performance and design of the Site, to track ad response rates and your visits to our affiliate websites, and to show you which shows are most popular.
  3. Functionality cookies – These cookies save you time. These cookies remember your user name and can also be used to remember settings that you can customise. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (e.g. whether you want to share your activity on Facebook) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting. Without these cookies, we won’t be able to distinguish you from other users and, as a result, save you time.
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies – These cookies make the advertising you see relevant. These cookies are used to deliver adverts or links more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad as well as help measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. They may be placed by us, or advertising networks with our, or our affiliate’s, permission. Without these cookies, you may still receive advertising – the advertising, however, will be less relevant to you.
  5. Third party cookies – Our Site allows third parties to set cookies on your device (e.g. Facebook). This means that when we display content from a third party this third party may set their own cookies or similar technologies onto your device. We do not control the use of such cookies and in many instances have no access to the data collected by these third parties. Third party use of cookies is subject to their respective privacy policies.

How to manage cookies
You can manage cookies to a certain extent by amending and setting controls on your internet browser (e.g. via your “Preferences”). You should be able to:
(a) block specific cookies (e.g. from third parties and advertisers) or all cookies either across the web or from a particular website; and
(b) receive notifications when cookies are set.
You may also limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks or by setting your preferences for the major technology providers at choice.live.com
 
INDIVIDUALS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE
You must not use SeedLegals unless you are aged 13 or older. If you are under 13 and you access SeedLegals by lying about your age, or are otherwise in breach of our Terms and this Privacy Policy, you must immediately stop using SeedLegals and terminate your Account.
  
TRANSFER OF BUSINESS ASSETS
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell business assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.
 
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF DATA
Your information may be stored and processed in the US or other countries or jurisdictions outside the US where SeedLegals has facilities. We are currently storing data in the EU and so, by using SeedLegals, you are permitting and consenting to the transfer of information, including personal data, outside of the US.
 
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES AND ACCEPTANCE OF POLICY
We keep our Privacy Policy under review and will place any updates on this webpage. This version is dated Sep 10, 2016. By using SeedLegals, you consent to the collection and use of data by us as set out in this Privacy Policy. Continued access or use of SeedLegals shall constitute your express acceptance of any modifications to this Privacy Policy.

INTERPRETATION
All uses of the word “including” mean “including but not limited to” and the enumerated examples are not intended to in any way limit the term which they serve to illustrate. Any email addresses set put in this policy may be used solely for the purpose for which they are stated to be provided, and any unrelated correspondence  will be ignored. Unless otherwise required by law, we reserve the right to not respond to emails, even if they relate to a legitimate subject matter for which we have provided an email address. As a matter of common sense, you are more likely to get a reply if your request or question is polite, reasonable and there is no relatively obvious other way to deal with or answer your concern or question (e.g. FAQs, other areas of our website etc.).

Our staff are not authorised to contract on behalf of SeedLegals, waive rights or make representations (whether contractual or otherwise). If anything contained in an email from a SeedLegals address contradicts anything in this policy, our terms or any official public announcement on our website, or is inconsistent with or amounts to a waiver of any SeedLegals rights, the email content shall be read down to grant precedence to the latter. The only exception to this is genuine correspondence expressed to be from the SeedLegals legal department.
 
TERMS OF USE
Please also see our Terms of Use which set out the terms, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing your use of SeedLegals.
 
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have a question about this Privacy Policy or a complaint or want to know more about how your data may be used by us or would like to access or delete your data held by us or correct any inaccuracies, please email us at incoming@seedlegals.com and we will respond as promptly as we can, or in the time period prescribed by law, whichever is sooner.