Privacy Policy

What Is Lawsumo.com?

Lawsumo is a site dedicated to instructing people in gambling legislation in the US states. We wish to prevent law infringements by properly informing players about the legal regulations in their respective states.

Which Personal Data We Gather and Why?

Comments

When a comment is posted on our site, we record the information from the comments form, along with the browser user agent string and the IP address from which it came. Our sole intention is to detect and prevent spam and provide our readers only with genuine content.

Also, we might create a hash (an anonymized string) from your email address and send it to a site which checks if you are actually using that email address. This site’s name is Gravatar, and you can find their privacy policy on this link: https://automattic.com/privacy/. Once our administrators approve your comment and it becomes visible, the other visitors will also be able to see your profile picture next to your comment.

Media

In case you wish to upload any image files to the website, try not to upload the ones with location data embedded (EXIF GPS). Since these files will be available for anyone to see and download, someone might excerpt information on your location from the image you uploaded.

Contact Forms

You will be able to get in touch with us through the contact forms on our site. We will save your address only to be able to reply to your query. We will not use it to send you any commercial and/or marketing materials.

Cookies

By leaving comments on our site, the visitors may comply that their personal data gets saved as cookies. These are generated with the purpose of your convenience only, making it unnecessary to fill in your details each time you post another comment. The maximum duration of cookies on our site is 12 months, and after this period, they will all be deleted from our servers.

If you have made an account at our site, a temporary cookie will be sent to you when you want to log in. This is only to check your browser and see whether it accepts cookies or not. The temporary cookie contains no personal data and will be dropped as soon as you close your browser.

Additionally, once you log in, we will need cookies to save your choices regarding screen display and your login information. We will keep the login cookies for two days, whereas screen option cookies will last up to a year. By selecting the “Remember Me” box while logging in, you will stay logged in your account for fourteen days. In case you decide to log out or close your browser, our site will delete all login cookies.

If a visitor edits or publishes an article, a cookie without any personal data will be saved in your browser. It will only indicate the ID of the post in question and will expire in 24 hours.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

We sometimes embed content from other sites (like images, videos, articles, etc.). Using and previewing this content from our website is exactly the same as doing it at the original site.

These websites might collect your personal data, apply third-party tracking, use their cookies, or track your communication with that embedded content.

Analytics Info

We need Google analytics to know the number of visits, which pages people prefer to visit, etc. All the data given to us is anonymous and accessible only to Google and us, and it considers stats such as the duration of a visitor’s stay on our site, which pages they’ve visited, and their computer’s operating system. If you do not want to participate in these statistics, we recommend you to simply install an ad or analytics blocker on your device.

Are We Sharing Visitors’ Data with a Third Party?

We take online safety of our visitors very seriously. All of their personal information is fully confidential, and we do not share it with any other website or third party.

For How Long Will We Withhold Your Data?

When comments are in question, the comment body and its metadata will stay on our website indefinitely. The reason we do this is to be able to identify and approve any following comments automatically, and not keep them in a moderation queue.

Furthermore, we also permanently save the personal information our registered users provide. Except for the username, each user can see, change, or remove their personal information at any point. These details can be seen and edited by our website administrators too.

User’s Data Rights

In case you’ve signed up an account on our website or posted comments, you can ask us to deliver the exported file to you, containing the data we have about you and the ones you have provided us with. Additionally, should you demand such an action, we can wipe any personal data we have from you, except for the information we must keep for legal, administrative, or security purposes.

Are We Sending Your Data Anywhere?

In some cases, we might employ an automated service to check visitors’ comments for spamming.

Your Contact Information

Additional Information

Is Your Data Protected with Us?

Our website uses a high-standard data encryption system which protects the anonymity of all of your data. We use the latest SSL encryption methods and internal security protocols which guarantee full protection of your information.

It is possible for some members of our professional staff to view some of your data. However, their contracts legally bind them not to reveal personal information of our users.

What Are the Procedures In Case of Data Breaches?

If a data breach occurs, all the activities on our site will cease immediately. We will inform all our visitors about the current situation, and if they want to, visitors can post a demand for our admins to erase all their data from our site.

Which Third Parties Do We Retrieve Data From?

Our site obtains data only from WordPress Stats. We need information from WordPress Stats only to supervise statistics such as the number of page visits, etc. Also, we do not pass our users’ information to any third parties.

Do We Use Automated Decision-Making and/or Profiling with User Data?

For the moment, we use our visitors’ data only with the purpose of improving our marketing communications and web content.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

Our website will inform our registered users should any information updates occur. We will only need the users to provide our admins with their email addresses. By signing up to Lawsumo.com, you agree that we might transfer or process your data in the United States of America. However, this doesn’t mean revealing your information to third-parties.

Our website might be a host to links to other websites as well. Needless to say, we try to cooperate only with trusted partners. However, we aren’t responsible for their privacy policies. Therefore, we encourage our users to check these third-party privacy practices in order to avoid any problems in the future.

We use electronic, administrative, and physical security methods to protect you in the case of loss and misuse of your personal information. Also, we try to audit the effectiveness of these measures as often as possible.