Effective date December 20th 2012
I. PERSONAL INFORMATION
In order to provide the highest quality of service, Bridgeway Legal Funding must collect certain personal financial, legal, and medical information regarding current and potential customers. You, your attorney, or third parties can provide this information to us on applications and other forms, by phone, fax, the Internet, or other delivery services. This information may include, but is not limited to, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number(s), date of birth, employment and income information, specific medical information pertaining to your personal injury, specific case details and claims information, witness statements and police reports.
II. BRIDGEWAY LEGAL FUNDING FINANCE’S COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
All personal information collected by Bridgeway Legal Funding is handled by Bridgeway Legal Funding in accordance with this privacy statement. Whether you or your attorney speaks to a Bridgeway Legal Funding representative or you inquire about or complete an application for one or more of our products or services online (or begin the inquiry or application process, whether you complete the process or not).
Bridgeway Legal Funding uses personal information for the following reasons: the stated purpose for which such information is gathered; marketing analysis and sales planning purposes; servicing and collection purposes; legal, financial, accounting and tax record keeping; other business purposes associated with its services; to manage its business; and to comply with requirements imposed by governmental authorities. Bridgeway Legal Funding discloses personal information to certain service providers that are contractually obligated to keep the information we provide them confidential and to use the personal information we share only to provide the services we ask them to perform.
III. BRIDGEWAY LEGAL FUNDING FINANCE’S INFORMATION SECURITY
Bridgeway Legal Funding utilizes physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state regulations to protect your personal information, securing it from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. To this end, we use industry-standard methods such as firewalls, encryption and system access controls. Furthermore, our security practices are regularly reviewed against industry-leading practices by internal staff and independent third parties.
All personal information that Bridgeway Legal Funding collects is accessible by Bridgeway Legal Funding employees and contractors and, to the extent, required for the tax, accounting, legal and other professionals hired by Bridgeway Legal Funding for business purposes only and to fulfill their fiduciary or representative duty. All such professionals are bound to maintain the confidentiality of information supplied to them by contractual and/or ethical obligations.
A. Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. However, we do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
B. Internet Technology
Like many sites, our website may employ cookies and web beacons (also known as clear GIF technology or “action tags”) to speed your navigation, allow you to change web pages during your visit without having to re-enter your information, and track your usage.
2. Web beacons deliver cookies and help us determine whether a web page on this site has been viewed and, if so, how many times.
We may use third-party advertising companies to help tailor content to users or to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which pages are visited or what products are purchased and in what amount). Any information collected by these third parties via cookies and web beacons is not linked to any personal information collected by us.
V. “OPT-OUT” PROVISION
Bridgeway Legal Funding offers any customer the opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving future offers from Bridgeway Legal Funding or from affiliated and unaffiliated companies. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to remove your information from our database so as not to receive future advertising communications. Or you can send a written correspondence to the same effect to:
Bridgeway Legal Funding, LLC
938 Port Washington Blvd, Suite # 5
Port Washington NY 11050
Toll Free: 800-531-4066
Please note that it may take up to 30 days from the date of receipt of notification for your request to become active. In your “opt-out” instructions, please include your name, address, phone number, and attorney’s name that is handling or handled your case so that we can accurately remove your record.
A. California: In accordance with California law, Bridgeway Legal Funding will automatically opt out California residents from sharing with unaffiliated companies and will not share information we collect about California residents with unaffiliated companies except as permitted by law, such as with the consent of the customer or to service the customer’s accounts. We will limit sharing with affiliates to the extent required by applicable California law.
B. Vermont: In accordance with Vermont law, Bridgeway Legal Funding will automatically opt out Vermont residents from sharing with unaffiliated companies and will not share information we collect about Vermont residents with unaffiliated companies except as permitted by law, such as with the consent of the customer, to service the customer’s accounts or to other financial institutions with which we have joint marketing agreements. We will not share application information, consumer report information and information from outside sources about Vermont residents with affiliated companies except with the authorization or consent of the Vermont resident.
VI. REVISION OF THIS POLICY