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ALM Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED: June 3, 2024

ALM takes data privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy explains who we are, how we collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

This Privacy Policy covers the personal information we collect (1) when providing services through applications and websites affiliated with ALM and that link to this Privacy Policy and (2) in the usual course of ALM’s business, such as in connection with our recruitment, events, sales or marketing activities (collectively, the “Services”).

References to “ALM” refer to ALM Media, LLC (a Delaware limited liability company with offices at 150 East 42nd Street, Mezzanine Level, New York, NY 10017) and its parents, subsidiaries, or divisions, including but not limited to ALM Media Properties, LLC, ALM International, Ltd., Legal Week Limited and ALM Media Canada, Inc. They also refer to Big Voodoo Interactive, Inc. (a Massachusetts corporation with offices at 3 Ferry St 3W, Easthampton, MA 01027), which operates the LAW.COM Lawyerpages of this website through a license from ALM.

If you are a European Economic Area (EEA) resident, please also review Section 13 below, which contains important additional information.

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full to ensure you are fully informed. However, to make it easier for you to review those parts of this Privacy Policy that apply to you, we have divided the document into the following sections:

  1. Who We Are

  2. Information We Collect

    1. Information We Collect Directly

    2. Information We Collect Automatically

    3. Information We Collect From Third-Party Sources

  3. How We Use the Information We Collect

  4. How We Share Information

  5. Tracking Technologies and Advertising and Analytics Services

  6. Your Choices/How to Opt Out

  7. Right of Access

  8. California Privacy Rights

  9. Links to Other Websites

  10. How We Keep Your Information Secure

  11. Children

  12. How Long Do We Retain Your Information?

  13. Additional Notice to Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA)

    1. Your Data Protection Rights

    2. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information

    3. International Data Transfers

    4. How to Exercise Your Rights

  14. Changes to This Privacy Policy

  15. Dispute Resolution for United States Residents/Arbitration/Limitation of Liability

  16. Contact Information


ALM is a business-to-business integrated global digital media company headquartered in the United States. We provide products and services that deliver premium content to professionals in the legal, financial services, benefits, consulting, property, casualty insurance, and real estate industries. These include publications and resources through ALM’s 30+ brands, intelligence solutions, events, and marketing solutions. All our products and services are collectively called “Services” in this policy.

We’re dedicated to providing our customers with market-leading critical news, data, analysis, marketing solutions, and events that empower them to grow, compete, and win. We take well-earned pride in our mission to connect professionals with the information and people they need to solve the business challenges they face every day.


The personal information we may collect from and about you broadly falls into the following categories.

2.1 Information we collect directly. You may provide personal information to us through the Services. For example, when you sign up for, order, subscribe to, or use any of our Services, consult our customer service team or communicate with us.

We may also collect personal information, such as your contact and professional details, when you attend our events, participate in surveys, or through other business or marketing interactions we may have with you. You may provide additional information when you communicate or interact with us.

In most cases, your provision of personal information to us is entirely voluntary. However, if you fail to provide such information, we may not be able to provide you with certain Services or information.

The personal information you provide may include:

2.2 Information we collect automatically. When you use the Services, we (or our third-party partners) may collect information about your device and usage of the Services. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

We may use various technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) to collect some of this information. Our use of Tracking Technologies is discussed in more detail in Tracking Technologies and Advertising and Analytics Services in Section 5 below.

We may use Tracking Technologies to collect the information described below automatically:

We may also use location data internally or with our third-party service providers to customize your experience and provide relevant offers. Depending on the device you use to access the Services (e.g., Apple™ iOS, Google™ Android, Windows), you may be able to control whether location data is collected using the settings on your wireless device.

2.3 Information we collect from third-party sources.


We may use the personal information that we collect through the Services to:


We may share your personal information with the following types of third parties for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy:




You may access, correct, or update the information you provided. ALM takes reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and up to date. You can update your account information by logging into your online account and updating your contact and profile information. You can view, change, or update your editorial newsletter, email marketing, and alert preferences by logging into your online account and visiting your preference center here. You may also contact us at any time by using the contact details provided in Contact Us in Section 16 below.


8.1 A Notice to Californian Residents: Shine the Light Law

Under the California “Shine the Light” law (California Civil Code Section 1798.83), California residents may opt out of ALM’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Any California resident may opt out of sharing such personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by clicking here.


The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides certain rights to residents of California. This notice refers to the collection and distribution of personal information in our Privacy Notice. Terms used but not defined shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the CCPA.

As described above in our general Privacy Policy, we collect CCPA Personal Information from you and other categories of sources, such as data brokers.

This Act provides California residents with specific privacy rights, including:

The right to access and disclosure. You have the right to request, twice during a twelve-month period, the following information about the personal information we have collected about you.

CCPA Also gives California residents the right to opt out of having their personal information sold and request deletion of their personal information, subject to certain exceptions.

* We need certain types of information to provide our Services to you. If you ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use our Services.

You also have the right not to be discriminated against in pricing and services because you exercise any of your rights under the CCPA.

If you are a California resident, you may exercise your rights or authorize another person to act on your behalf by:

* Please note that we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.

* Please understand that ALM cannot delete personal information when retention is required for internal business purposes or otherwise permitted by CCPA (such as fraud prevention or legal compliance). In these situations, we will retain your information under our records retention program and securely delete it at the end of the retention period.


ALM is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites it may link to. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by ALM. You should consult the respective privacy policies of any applicable third parties to learn more about their privacy practices.


To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have implemented appropriate technical, organizational, physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to protect the information we collect. Specific measures we use include installing anti-intrusion hardware and firewalls, conducting penetration testing and virus scans, monitoring Operating System and software logs, and applying software patches. Our measures are designed to provide security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information.

Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personally identifiable information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any social media or other public network can be guaranteed 100% secure.

To help protect the privacy of your information, including maintaining the confidentiality of any account information or access credentials, we recommend you take precautions to protect the security of any personal information that you transmit over any public or untrusted network by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized persons from intercepting or receiving any of your personally identifiable information. You are responsible for the security of your information when using unencrypted, open access, public, or otherwise unsecured networks.


Our Services are directed at a general audience and not directed to those under the age of 18. ALM asks minors not to submit any personal information. ALM does not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18. If we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to remove that individual’s personal information from our systems.


We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so. For example, we retain information to provide you with services, to comply with applicable legal, tax, or accounting requirements, and to enforce our agreements, prevent fraud, assist with investigations, resolve disputes, analyze or troubleshoot programs, enforce our terms of use, or take other actions permitted by law. We may also retain information to prevent re-registration if your account has been suspended or terminated or to create an archival copy of your information, which we might use for record-keeping and internal purposes.


13.1 Your Data Protection Rights

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights per applicable data protection laws. We may ask you to verify your identity to help us respond efficiently to your request.

13.2 Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information

13.3 International Data Transfers

13.4 How to Exercise Your Rights

If you are an EEA resident, you may exercise your rights or authorize another person to act on your behalf by:


From time to time, ALM may update its Privacy Policy. Where these changes are material in nature, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes before implementing them, by directly sending you a notification, or by posting the most recent version of the Privacy Policy on the Services, with the “Last Updated” date posted at the top. You should check the Services frequently for updates. By accessing the Services after the “Last Updated” date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy frequently to be informed of how ALM collects and protects your information.


If you are a resident of the United States and you choose to use the Services, any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and ALM’s Terms of Use, including arbitration, limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the laws of the United States and the State of New York.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us using the details below:

For United States and other Non-EEA residents:

ALM Media, LLC

Attn: Customer Service

150 East 42nd Street

Mezzanine Level

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 877-256-2472

Email: [email protected]

For EEA residents:

For the purposes of EU data protection legislation, American Lawyer Media International Limited is the controller of your personal information.

ALM Media, LLC

Attn: Customer Service

150 East 42nd Street

Mezzanine Level

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 877-256-2472

Email: [email protected]