JND Legal Administration (“JND”) is committed to protecting your privacy and preventing the misuse or unauthorized disclosure of any personal information it collects and maintains in connection with the provision of its services. In the course of administering class action settlements and other types of legal proceedings on behalf of our clients and at the direction of the courts, JND may collect personal information that either identifies an individual or may be used together with other information to identify an individual. This Privacy Notice sets forth the types of personal information JND may gather, how it may collect and use that information, with whom it is shared, and what rights you have regarding such information.
JND may collect personal information directly from claimants through claim forms submitted to JND via a postal service or via websites developed and maintained for clients in connection with its duties as a legal administrator (the “Websites”). JND may also collect personal information when it communicates with claimants by telephone or email. Such personal information may include names, email addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, health related information, and/or financial account information. JND may also collect personal information necessary to verify an individual’s status as a class member, such as transactional account data, documentation substantiating the purchase of an item or service, or verification of past or present employment. Additionally, as discussed below, JND may collect internet or other electronic network activity information associated with the use of the Websites.
JND may also collect personal information from its clients, as well as authorized third parties or publicly available sources. For example, JND may collect personal information from a company in which a claimant or class member owns shares of stock, a brokerage firm, or a class action defendant. Additionally, JND may collect personal information from third parties engaged to assist JND in effectuating a legal notice program, to comply with applicable tax reporting requirements, or to otherwise fulfill JND’s responsibilities for a particular matter as directed by a client or ordered by a court.
JND collects personal information in connection with the provision of legal administrative services. JND only collects personal information to the extent it is deemed by a court or client to be reasonably necessary to fulfill its responsibilities as a legal administrator. JND’s clients and/or any courts that may be supervising a matter are ultimately responsible for determining whether it is reasonably necessary for JND to collect certain types of personal information in connection with the administration of a matter.
JND collects personal information on behalf of its clients as a legal administrator to implement legal notice programs, process and validate claims, communicate with claimants and clients, and disburse settlement benefits. JND will only use personal information to accomplish the purposes for which such information was provided to JND and for any related matters to which the information may be directly relevant and used for a claimant’s benefit. JND may also use personal information to customize the administrative services it provides, to investigate or prevent illegal activities such as suspected fraud, and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and court orders.
JND retains personal information only so long as is necessary to accomplish the purposes for which it was provided subject to, as applicable, orders of the court, JND’s document retention policies, contractual provisions, and the direction of JND’s clients. All personal information is disposed of or destroyed in a manner that prevents loss, theft, misuse, reconstitution, or unauthorized access to the information.
JND may disclose personal information to trusted service providers who provide support services in connection with an administration. These service providers are restricted from using the personal information provided to them for any purpose not related to the engagement and are required to ensure the confidentiality of the personal information provided to them.
When required to do so, JND may disclose personal information to taxing authorities in connection with applicable income reporting requirements. Additionally, JND may be required, in accordance with a court order, to provide personal information to the court in which a matter is pending, to the litigants in a proceeding or to their counsel when it is necessary to complete the claims administration process.
JND may also disclose personal information to clients and their retained professionals, counsel, auditors, or other third parties to the extent it is required by a court or JND deems such disclosure reasonably necessary to accomplish the purposes for which JND acquired the personal information and for any other settlements or related matters to which the information may be relevant for a claimant’s benefit.
JND reserves the right to disclose personal information it has acquired if it believes, in good faith, that such disclosure is required by law, regulation or legal process, or that such disclosure may be necessary to establish or protect JND’s legal rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of others.
JND has not, does not and will not sell any of the personal information it collects on behalf of its clients in connection with the provision of its services.
JND may collect information through automatic means when individuals access a JND Website. Such information may include an individual’s device type, browser type, operating system, preference and language settings, and Internet Protocol (IP) address. Additionally, JND may collect information regarding Website activity such as the pages an individual visits on a Website, how long an individual remains on a page, whether an individual is a return visitor, and referring Website details. JND uses the information obtained to improve its Websites, to describe the use of the Websites to clients and the courts, and to prevent fraudulent claims or misuse of the Websites.
In order to collect such information about the Websites, JND uses browser cookies, which are small text files that a website transfers to an individual’s browser for record-keeping purposes. Without identifying individual visitors to the Websites, cookies enable JND to analyze how its Websites are used and to monitor their performance. You may block or disable cookies on your device at any time by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. You may also delete the cookies that are stored on your device. Please note, however, that blocking, disabling or deleting cookies may affect the availability and functionality of the Websites.
The Websites may contain links to other websites that are beyond JND’s control. This Privacy Notice does not apply to the security and privacy practices of other websites. 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 from those websites.
JND understands the importance of protecting children’s online privacy. JND’s services are not directed to children under the age of 13 and, therefore, JND does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe we may have collected personal information about your child, please contact us as at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting the security of personal information submitted to JND is very important to us. We employ reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect all personal information we collect and to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of your information. Nevertheless, data transmission over the internet is never 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use reasonable and appropriate means to protect your personal information, JND cannot warrant or guarantee the security of any personal information transmitted to JND online.
Some web browsers have a “Do Not Track” preference that transmits a “Do Not Track” message to the websites you visit with information indicating that you do not want your online activity to be tracked. At this time, JND does not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.
JND reserves the right to change this Privacy Notice at any time. When we make material changes to the Privacy Notice, the “Last Modified” date located on the bottom of the page will be updated. We encourage you to look for updates and changes to this Privacy Notice by checking this date when you access our Websites. Your continued use of the Websites following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
You may choose not to submit personal information to JND or opt out of JND’s use or disclosure of personal information in connection with JND’s provision of legal administration services. Please be advised, however, that if you choose these options, you may be prohibited from participating in an administration and, as a result, be barred from receiving a payment or other settlement benefit.
You also may request modifications to your personal information by contacting us at email@example.com. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from JND in connection with a particular administration, you may unsubscribe by contacting JND at firstname.lastname@example.org and including the name of the specific administration or other matter that is the subject of the request.
If you reside in the State of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to disclose the following with respect to JND’s collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.
Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to request to know more about the categories and specific pieces of personal information that JND has collected, used and disclosed to others about you. You also have, subject to certain exceptions, the right to request deletion of your personal information. If you request deletion of information, we may retain certain information as required by law, court order, or for legitimate business purposes. You may make these requests by emailing us at email@example.com. JND will verify these requests by asking for certain identifying information or data related to a specific matter that JND is administering or has administered to confirm your identity. If you would like to use an authorized agent registered with the California Secretary of State to make a request, we may ask for evidence that you have provided such agent with power of attorney or that the agent otherwise has valid written authority to submit on your behalf. To designate an authorized agent to exercise your rights on your behalf, please contact us. Please note that JND does not discriminate in response to individuals exercising their rights under the CCPA or any applicable law.
Information contained herein and on the Websites does not constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is formed between JND and anyone submitting personal information to JND. 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 providing services as a legal administrator.
If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write to us at: JND Legal Administration, Privacy, PO Box 91352, Seattle, WA 98111.
January 31, 2023