We collect minimal information that can be used to identify you by default. Any data we collect is used primarily to provide our services, which are focused on allowing people to come together and discuss law-related rumors, speculation, assumptions, gossip and opinions.
What Information We Collect
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide to us directly when you use the Services. This includes:
At this time, you don’t need an account to use LB. If you create a LB account, your account will have a username, which you provide. Your username is public, and it doesn’t have to be related to your real name.
Content you submit
We collect the content you submit to the Services.
Information We Collect Automatically
When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes:
Log and usage data
We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), device settings, mobile carrier name, pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, and search terms.
Information collected from cookies and similar technologies
We may receive information from cookies, which are pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests, and similar technologies. We use this information to deliver and maintain our services and our site, improve your experience, understand user activity, personalize content and advertisements, measure the effectiveness of advertising, and improve the quality of our Services. For example, we store and retrieve information about your preferred language and other settings.
How We Use Information
We use information about you to:
Provide to advertisers;
Provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
Help protect the safety of LB and our users, which includes blocking suspected spammers, addressing abuse, and enforcing the LB Terms of Service, and our other policies;
Provide, optimize, target, and measure the effectiveness of ads shown on our Services;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services.
How We Share Information
Much of the information on the Services is public and accessible to everyone, even without an account. By using the Services, you are directing us to share this information publicly and freely.
When you submit content to a public part of the Services, any visitors to and users of our Services will be able to see that content, any username associated with the content, and the date and time you originally submitted the content.
Your LB account has a profile page that is public. Your profile contains your username, prior posts and comments, and how long you have been a member of the Services.
We do not sell your personal information. However, in addition to the personal information that is displayed publicly as described above, we may share personal information in the following ways:
With your consent. We may share information about you with your consent or at your direction.
To comply with the law. We may share information in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information in response to such a request.
In an emergency. We may share information if we believe it’s necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.
To enforce our policies and rights. We may share information if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our Terms of Service or other LB policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of ourselves and others.
How We Protect Your Information
We take measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, we use HTTPS while information is being transmitted.
We store the information we collect for as long as it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject first- and third-party cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
Do Not Track
Most modern web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track signal to the sites you visit, indicating that you do not wish to be tracked. However, there is no accepted standard for how a site should respond to this signal, and we do not take any action in response to this signal. Instead, in addition to publicly available third-party tools, we offer you the choices described in this policy to manage the collection and use of information about you.
Minors and Non-US Residents
Those under the age of 18 are not allowed to create an account or otherwise use the Services. Additionally, if you are located outside the United States, you must be over the age required by the laws of your country to create an account or otherwise use the Services, or we need to have obtained verifiable consent from your parent or legal guardian.
Changes to This Policy