Privacy Policy (hereafter “LIT”), an Ohio registered trade name, is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all individuals who use our site and our products. Our goal is to provide an Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we collect information during your visits and in the process of providing products and services to you.

This Privacy Policy is also intended to be compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a data privacy law which applies to certain companies that collect information about California residents, and which took effect January 1, 2020, and as it may be amended.

Note: Additional terms and conditions, if any, regarding the collection and use of your information may also be provided to you before you sign up for a particular LIT service. Privacy policies for those services will be linked from those particular areas or sections of our site.

What Information Do We Collect?

LIT collects “Personal Information” in the following ways: through information provided directly from our users and clients, from information collected through web server logs, through cookies, and from other Internet websites. Personal Information can mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you. Personal Information does not include information that is aggregated, information that cannot be reasonably linked to you, or information that is publicly available (as defined under the CCPA).

Information Supplied by Our Users and Clients

LIT collects Personal Information, such as your email address, name, home or work address and telephone number. LIT may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, legal interests, and professional, business, or employment-related information.

Information from Web Server Logs

LIT records and saves information about you from our web server logs such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the time and day you visited and your browser type. This information is used to verify our records and to provide better services to you.

Information from Cookies

In order to offer and provide you with personalized services, LIT’s Website (“Website”) uses certain tags, log files, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies, sometimes from third parties (collectively, “cookies”), to store and help track information about you. A cookie is a piece of data that identifies you as a unique user. Cookies may be shared with our advertising partners as described below in a data restrictive manner designed to comply with CCPA requirements. Otherwise, LIT will not disclose its cookies to third parties except as required by a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

By using LIT’s Website, you agree to the use of cookies for all purposes.

Information Obtained to Compile Attorney Profiles on the LIT Lawyer Directory

In order to assist attorneys in marketing their legal services online, and to assist consumers in locating attorneys in the geographic and practice areas relevant to them, we collect and compile attorney information and publish it online in the form of individual profiles for each attorney as part of our LIT Lawyer Directory. We obtain basic identifying information regarding individual attorneys, such as name, address, and the state(s) in which they are licensed to practice law, from state bar organizations and other online sources, and this information may be supplemented by the attorneys themselves. Note that some of this attorney information is considered publicly available information, and is therefore exempt from the definition of Personal Information under the CCPA.

Consumer Rights Under the CCPA

Under the CCPA, you have the following rights:

  • Right to Know: You have the right to request that we disclose to you the Personal Information we collect, use, or disclose, and information about our data practices;
  • Right to Request Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information that we have collected from you;
  • Right to Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights.

To exercise your “right to know” or your “right to request deletion,” follow our “Contact Us” link.

Links to Other Sites

LIT encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to visit from LIT so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. LIT is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the LIT site.

Advertising Campaigns on Third-Party Websites

LIT advertises on third-party websites to reach people who have previously visited our website. We contract with third-party vendors, including Facebook and Google, to implement this type of advertising campaign, known as remarketing. Based on information collected in cookies, web beacons or other storage technologies from your prior visits to LIT, our advertising vendors will serve ads promoting LIT services to you as you visit their websites or other sites across the Internet, as well as provide us with measurement services on the effectiveness of our ads.

You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad settings. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
You can opt out of Facebook’s use of cookies and web beacons by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Choice Tool for Web and Your Online Choices: A Guide to Online Behavioral Advertising.

Content Submitted Or Made Available For Inclusion On The Service

With respect to content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, this information will be made public on the internet. “Publicly accessible” areas of the Service are those areas of the LIT network of properties that are intended by LIT to be available to the general public.

Correcting Inaccuracies

When you sign up for LIT’s products and service, we may send you an email confirming your new account. The message will be sent to the address that you supplied to us at the time of sign-up and will describe ways for you to change or delete the account information provided. Remember to keep the confirmation email as it will also contain information that will help you in case you run into problems accessing our services.

We welcome your comments or questions at the “Contact Us” link.
Last updated March 2021