JND Legal Administration (“JND”) is committed to preventing the misuse or unauthorized disclosure of any Personal Identifiable Information (“PII”) it collects, including social security numbers (“SSN”) and other non-public information that either may identify an individual or may be used together with other information to do so, in JND’s possession. This Privacy Notice sets forth the types of information JND may gather about you, how JND may use that information, with whom it is shared, and what choices individuals have regarding JND’s use of the information and how individuals may access the information provided to JND.
Pursuant to court-ordered procedures, JND, in its capacity as a legal administrator, regularly collects PII through the return to JND of claim forms and other information. Such claim forms and other information may be disseminated by mail, via the internet or on JND’s proprietary website, or through other websites that JND may design and maintain in connection with an administration project (collectively, the “Websites”). JND also may collect PII directly through the Websites without the use of a claim form.
The claim forms that JND disseminates may require persons or entities to furnish to JND PII. That PII may include birth dates, tax identification or social security numbers, and account information, only to the extent that such PII is deemed by the relevant court or client to be reasonably necessary for JND to process, investigate or validate proofs of claim; for JND to provide case administration services; or for JND to comply with its policies and procedures, as well as applicable laws and regulations. JND’s clients and any courts that may be supervising the matter ultimately are responsible for determining whether it is reasonably necessary for JND to collect certain types of claimant information in connection with JND’s work on any particular administration project.
JND’s clients, or courts that may be supervising any particular proceeding administered by JND, may determine that, to participate in that settlement, a person must submit a completed claim form. In such proceedings, claimants or parties, as applicable, must provide the information, including any PII and any other confidential information, required on the claim form or they may not be able to participate in the proceeding and/or be barred from participating in any distribution.
To participate in a proceeding administered by JND, a person or entity may be required to provide PII in order to access the Websites and the information available through it, to receive notice of a particular matter or to participate in a proceeding. To do so, a person may need to provide to JND his or her name, email address, mailing address, phone number and other personal information. He or she may be asked for additional information that relates to proceedings or other projects for which a court has authorized JND to provide services. Depending on the circumstances of the project, a person or entity may be asked to provide financial or other PII that JND needs in order to evaluate, process and pay his, her or its claim form. In certain proceedings, the failure to provide the PII will prevent the person or entity from participation.
The Websites are not directed to children under the age of 13 and, therefore, JND does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If JND becomes aware that it has received PII from a child under the age of 13, JND will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information from its database.
JND will only retain and use PII to accomplish the purposes for which such PII was provided to JND and for any other proceedings to which the information may be relevant. JND shall retain such PII only so long as is necessary to accomplish such purposes subject to, as applicable in each case, orders of the court, JND’s document retention policies, contractual provisions concerning retention of documents, and the direction of JND’s clients. JND also may use that PII to customize the services JND provides, and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and JND policies. All PII, whether in hard copy or stored electronically, shall be destroyed in compliance with court orders, JND’s document retention policies, contractual provisions with clients or directions from clients, as applicable. Such destruction shall be performed in a manner that prevents loss, theft, misuse, or unauthorized access to the information.
If required, JND will disclose PII to the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) in connection with Internal Revenue Code income reporting requirements. Except for such IRS reporting and the limited situations discussed in this Privacy Notice, JND will not share PII with anyone unless they are under contract with JND to provide services in connection with the administration project for which the PII was provided to JND, or unless the court supervising the case administration has authorized them to receive such PII. Thus, JND may share PII as needed to fulfill requests to process claims or otherwise provide noticing and/or administration services. For example, JND may be required to provide information to the court in which a case is pending, to the litigants in that case and to their counsel.
JND may disclose PII to clients and their retained professionals, counsel, auditors, contractors, vendors or other third parties only to the extent JND deems such disclosure reasonably necessary to accomplish the purposes for which JND acquired the PII. JND also reserves the right to disclose PII it acquired if JND believes, in good faith, that such disclosure is required by law or that such disclosure may be necessary to prevent misuse of the Websites. For example, PII provided via the Websites may be used by JND to identify, contact and/or bring legal action against someone whose activities may threaten (either intentionally or unintentionally) to infringe upon the rights or property of JND, of other visitors to the Websites, or of anyone else.
Except as set forth herein, and if permitted by applicable law, individuals may opt out of circumstances where JND will use or disclose such individual’s PII. Individuals opting out of JND’s use or disclosure of PII may be prohibited from participating in a settlement or may have their bankruptcy claim objected to and, as a result, be barred from participating in any distribution.
JND does not rent, sell or otherwise disclose for any other purpose any PII.
JND may gather general non-personal statistical information, including information about the use of the Websites, such as how many visitors visit a specific page, how long they remain on that page, and the hyperlinks, if any, on which they “click.” Through the use of technological features such as “IP addresses” and “cookies” (both of which are discussed in greater detail below), JND may collect that kind of information to determine which areas of the Websites are visited most frequently, and to enhance the Website for visitors. JND also may compile that data in order to describe to our clients, the courts or others, or to respond to government and/or legal requests, the use of the Website. Any such compiled data will not personally identify any person, including any visitor to the Websites.
An “IP address” is a number that is assigned automatically to a computer whenever it is connected to the internet. Web servers automatically identify a computer by its IP address. JND records IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report statistical information and to track the use of the Websites. When a visitor requests pages from the Websites, JND’s servers log the visitor’s IP address. It is not JND’s usual practice to link IP addresses to any PII. Although a visitor’s session is logged, the visitor typically remains anonymous to JND. JND reserves the right to identify a visitor through an IP address if JND believes doing so is necessary to enforce compliance with the Websites’ policies, prevent fraudulent claims, and protect JND, visitors to the Websites or others.
Users of the Websites are advised that they may be directed via Links to other websites that are beyond JND’s control. Those other websites may transmit to visitors those websites’ own “cookies” to collect data or solicit personal information. Visitors to the Websites also are advised that the privacy policies of those other websites may differ significantly from the policies described in JND’s Privacy Notice, and that JND is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other websites and cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that may be collected there.
Protecting the security of PII is very important to JND. When PII is transmitted to JND, it is protected by redundant firewalls (hardware and software which helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within JND’s computer network), as well as industry standard SSL/TLS (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security) encryption. Once JND receives a transmission, JND will take reasonable precautions to keep that information secure on its systems. Nevertheless, no data transmission over the Internet may be guaranteed to be 100% secure. JND, therefore, cannot warrant or guarantee the security of any PII transmitted to JND online, or be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of that PII.
If a person does not wish to receive emails from JND in connection with a particular project, he or she may unsubscribe by contacting JND at unsubscribe@JNDLA.com and follow the instructions contained therein.
Information contained in the Websites does not constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is formed between JND and any claimant, by virtue of such legal administration services. JND makes no representations about the privacy practices of any other parties, including JND’s clients, who may receive personal information from JND in the course of JND’s services as a legal administrator.
Anyone who has PII on file with JND may contact JND at privacy@JNDLA.com to request that JND correct, amend, or delete information. Any questions regarding JND’s Privacy Notice may also be directed to privacy@JNDLA.com.