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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 1, 2020

I. Introduction  

This Privacy Policy (this "Policy") describes how Nova Law ("Nova") collects, uses, and shares the personal information of users ("Users") of this website, (this "Site").

II. Personal Information Collected 

When a User visits this Site, various information is collected about the User, whether the User provides this information voluntarily by completing a form, purchasing a contract template or service or it is collected automatically via cookies (as described further in Section III below). 

Personal information may be collected when the User: 

  • sends Nova an inquiry

  • completes a questionnaire 

  • subscribes to the Law for Startups newsletter 

  • sets up an account 

  • attends a virtual or in-person workshop/event

  • becomes a client 

The categories of personal information Nova collects about a User include: 

  • Contact Details  - name, business name, address, email, telephone number 


  • Financial Information  - bank account or credit card information the User provides when make a purchase


  • Commercial Information - billing details and payment history, the products/services purchased, marketing communications preferences, and participation in any Nova events  


  • Identifiable Data - IP address, login, browser type, time zone, browser plugins, geolocation, operating system and version


  • Online Activity - URL clicks, product and service views, time spent on each page, and other actions


  • UX - user experience and satisfaction data 

III. Use of Cookies

Some information about the User is collected automatically via cookies and similar technologies used on the Site. This may include the User's computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, IP address, unique identifier, the website the User visited before browsing to the Site, and general location information such as city, state or geographic area. By agreeing to this Policy, the User consents to the use of cookies.

Cookies do not collect confidential information, such as the User's home address, telephone number or credit card details. Nova does not exchange cookies with any third party websites or external data suppliers. The User should be able to adjust their browser so that the User's computer does not accept cookies. While enable or disabling cookies is a personal preference of the User that Nova strongly respects, note that disabling cookies may cause some websites to not work properly or decrease the User's experience on a given website.


How the User can adjust their browser to enable or disable cookies or to be notified when a website uses cookies will depend on the type of internet browser being used. For instructions on how to turn off cookies in Chrome, click here, to turn off cookies in Safari, click here, and to turn off cookies in FireFox, click here.

IV. Uses of Personal Information


The personal information Nova collects about Users is used for the following purposes: .

  • Client Services - personal information may be used to perform legal services to Nova clients, administer client files and to invoice clients and collect payments for legal services.


  • Research & Development - personal information may be used for research and development purposes, including but not limited to analyzing and improving client services, user experiences, and events.  For these purposes, Nova may create aggregated, de-identified or other anonymous data from personal information collected from Users. Nova makes personal information into anonymous data by removing information that enables identification of the User. Nova may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for its lawful business purposes.


  • Legal Compliance - personal information may be used to conduct client conflict checks for new clients and to ensure legal and professional liability compliance.


  • Marketing - Nova may use personal information, internet activity and commercial information (as described in Section II) in connection with sending the User marketing communications as permitted by law and the Rules of Professional Conduct pertaining to lawyers. 

V. How Personal Information is Shared

Nova may disclose for business purposes personal information with the following third parties:


  • Service Providers - Nova may share personal information with certain companies that enable Nova to provide services to the User, including certain software, platforms, billing and marketing management, and infrastructure and cyber security providers. 


  • Government Authorities - Nova may share personal information of Users to the extent necessary to comply with legitimate and lawful requests of government authorities and law enforcement. Note that the attorney-client privilege only applies to clients of Nova. 

Nova does not sell User's personal information as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act. 

VI. Miscellaneous

  • Third Parties - this Policy does not address, and Nova is not responsible for, the privacy practices of any third parties, which have their own policies regarding how personal information is collected, used and shared. 


  • Effective Date - this Policy is updated as of the Effective Date above. 

  • Changes to this Policy - Nova reserves the right to changes this Policy at any time. If Nova makes any material changes to its privacy practices, this Policy will be updated to reflect such changes and a revised version of this Policy will be posted on this page with the most recent Effective Date. Unless otherwise indicated, any changes to this Policy will become effective as of the Effective Date of the revised notice. 


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