Legal Notices

Privacy Policy

The privacy of your personal data is important to NextLaw Labs LLC. This notice (the “Policy”) describes NextLaw Labs’ privacy policy as it pertains to the website located at nextlawlabs.com (the “Website”). By using the Website, you are acknowledging and accepting this Privacy Policy.

  1. Information We Collect. NextLaw Labs may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable and other information at certain points throughout the Website. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address and other information. In addition to the information you knowingly provide, NextLaw Labs collects the domain names and IP addresses of its visitors, along with usage statistics (e.g., types of web browsers and operating systems used) and browsing history. This data is used to more efficiently operate NextLaw Labs’ business, promote our services and administer the Website. NextLaw Labs may combine this information with the personally identifiable and other information it collects.
    NextLaw Labs also collects any information you may choose to provide in your communications with us. Please do not send us any confidential information until we have confirmed in writing that we represent or act for you. Unsolicited emails from non-clients do not establish a lawyer-client relationship, may not be privileged, and may be disclosed to others.
    NextLaw Labs does not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Our third party partners do not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services through your use of the Website.
  2. How NextLaw Labs Uses Your Information. NextLaw Labs may use your information (i) to provide you with personalized content; (ii) to process and respond to inquiries; (iii) for the purposes for which you provided the information; (iv) to improve the content and navigability of the Website; (v) to alert you to new features, special events, and service offerings; and (vi) to enforce the Terms of Use.
  3. Information Sharing with Third Parties. NextLaw Labs may disclose your personally identifiable information to another entity (i) for purposes of outsourcing one or more of the functions described in the previous section; (ii) to confirm or update information provided by you; (iii) to inform you of events, information about our services, and other important information, or (iv) for other purposes disclosed at or before the time the information is collected. If you tell us you wish to attend an event, your name and organization may appear on a list which we provide to other delegates at the event. We may also share your information when legally required to do so.
  4. How We Collect Information. In addition to the methods described above, we and our service providers collect information using cookies, web beacons, pixel tags or similar digital marker technologies. These methods permit us to collect various types of information, including which pages you visit, which of our newsletter articles you clicked on , and other information. We and our service providers use this information to monitor and improve our website and to show you advertisements about NextLaw Labs when you visit other sites. For more details on how we use cookies, see our cookies policy, located below. For instructions on rejecting or deleting cookies, please visit allaboutcookies.org.
  5. How We Protect Information. NextLaw Labs attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information. NextLaw Labs has implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures to protect your personal information.
  6. How You Can View Or Update Your Personal Or Financial Information. To ensure that you have as much control over your personally identifiable and other information as possible, you may update your information by contacting us as provided in the “Contacts” section below. We will use reasonable efforts to process any change you make; provided, however, that requests to delete information are subject to NextLaw Labs’ internal reporting and retention policies and all applicable legal obligations.
  7. International Transfers. We are an international practice and your data might be passed on to our international offices, some of which are in countries outside the European Economic Area, including the United States. The Website is hosted on servers in the United Kingdom and/or United States.
  8. Opt-Out. If you prefer not to receive any further communications, please use our Contact Form.
  9. Changes to This Policy. From time to time, we may change this Policy. Changes to this Policy are effective as of the effective date listed above, and indicates the last time this Policy was revised or materially changed. Your continued use of the Website indicates your consent to the changes to this Policy. If you object to any changes to this Policy,
  10. Links. The Website may contain links to third-party websites. NextLaw Labs is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
  11. Contacts. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us using our Contact Form, or by post to Attention: nextlawlabs.com Privacy Questions at 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606-6404.

Terms of Use

The nextlawlabs.com website (the “Website”) is provided as a service to clients, colleagues, and others for general information only. This information is not designed to provide legal or other advice or create a lawyer-client relationship. You should not take, or refrain from taking action based on its content. Please do not send us any confidential information until we have confirmed in writing that we represent or act for you. Unsolicited emails from non-clients do not establish a lawyer-client relationship, may not be privileged, and may be disclosed to others. Prior results and case studies do not guarantee a similar outcome in future representation.

This Terms of Use Agreement (the “Terms of Use” or “Agreement”) describes the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of the Website. You accept this Agreement by using the Website or accessing any content available through the Website, including without limitation our RSS feeds (collectively, the “Content”). NextLaw Labs LLC may revise this Agreement at any time by posting the revised Terms of Use on the Website, and you agree that your use of the Website after such changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. For your convenience, the date of last revision is included at the top of this page. Changes to this Agreement will not be applied retroactively.

  1. Changes. NextLaw Labs may make changes to the Website and the Content and/or the services described on the Website at any time.
  2. Proprietary Rights. The Website and the Content are the sole and exclusive property of NextLaw Labs and/or its licensors. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the Website or the Content other than as expressly authorized by NextLaw Labs in writing. You hereby acknowledge and agree that, as between NextLaw Labs and you, all right, title, and interest in and to the Website and the Content shall be owned exclusively by NextLaw Labs. Use of the Website or the Content in any way not expressly permitted by this Agreement is prohibited.
  3. Permitted Uses. So long as you agree and comply with the terms of this Agreement, and unless this Agreement is otherwise terminated by NextLaw Labs, NextLaw Labs invites you to view and/or print a single copy of the Website and the Content. You agree that you will not remove or modify any acknowledgements, credits or legal notices contained on the Website or in the Content. Special terms may apply to some services offered on the Website and may be posted in connection with the applicable service, feature or activity. Any such terms are in addition to this Agreement and, in the event of a conflict, any such terms shall prevail.
  4. Additional Restrictions. You agree not to access the Website by any means other than through a standard web browser on a computer or mobile device. You further agree that you will not damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of it.
  5. About The Information On This Site. The Content available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource and is provided solely on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. You are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein. You should not construe NextLaw Labs’s publication of the Website as a warranty or guarantee of the quality or availability of any services. Any Content will reflect only English or United States legal principles (except where expressly stated otherwise).
  6. Links To Other Sites. The Website may contain links to websites operated by other parties. NextLaw Labs provides these links to other websites as a convenience, and use of these sites is at your own risk. The linked sites are not under the control of NextLaw Labs, and NextLaw Labs is not responsible for the content available on the other sites. Such links do not imply NextLaw Labs’ endorsement of information or material on any other site and NextLaw Labs disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such linked Websites.
  7. Links to nextlawlabs.com. Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and NextLaw Labs, you must adhere to NextLaw Labs’ linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with NextLaw Labs’ name and trademarks; (ii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with NextLaw Labs; (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display the Website on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Website; and (iv) NextLaw Labs reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.
  8. Trademarks. Unauthorized use of any NextLaw Labs trademark, service mark or logo are prohibited, and may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.
  9. Disclaimers And Limitation Of Liability.
    1. THE WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEXTLAW LABS MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
    2. NEXTLAW LABS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE.
    3. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEXTLAW LABS DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL LOSSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, OR THE GOODS OFFERED OR SOLD THROUGH THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF NEXTLAW LABS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  10. Exclusions And Limitations. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
  11. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold NextLaw Labs, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, due to or arising out of your use of the Website and/or breach of this Agreement.
  12. Copyright. The Website is protected by international copyright laws. Except for your use as authorized above, you may not modify, reproduce or distribute the content, design or layout of the Website, or individual sections of the content, design or layout of the Website, without NextLaw Labs’ express prior written permission.
  13. Privacy Policy. By agreeing to these terms, you acknowledge that NextLaw Labs may collect, use and disclose your information as described in our Privacy Policy.
  14. Choice Of Law and Forum. This Agreement shall be governed by, and will be construed under, English law; provided, however, if you are a resident of the United States, this Agreement shall be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, and you irrevocably agree to the exclusive jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in the County of New York, in the State of New York, to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with this Agreement. YOU AGREE THAT NO CLAIM ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE BROUGHT AS A CLASS ACTION.
  15. Data Processing. If NextLaw Labs acts as data processor for a client, we will only process such personal data on the client’s instructions and ensure that appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of or damage to personal data
  16. Miscellaneous.
    1. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force.
    2. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.
    3. NextLaw Labs’ failure to act with respect to any failure by you or others to comply with these Terms of Use does not waive NextLaw Labs’ right to act with respect to subsequent or similar failures.
    4. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and NextLaw Labs with respect to the subject matter hereof.
    5. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to this Agreement or the Website must be commenced within six (6) months after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action shall be barred.
    6. You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of NextLaw Labs, and any assignment or transfer in violation of this provision shall be null and void.
    7. NextLaw Labs reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of this Agreement and/or the rules and regulations set forth on the Website, including without limitation the right to block access from a particular internet address.
  17.  Contact. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this Terms of Use Agreement, please contact us using our Contact Form, or by post to Attention: nextlawlabs.com Terms of Use Questions at 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5900, Chicago, IL 60606-6404.

Use of Cookies

NextLaw Labs LLC and its service providers use “cookies”, pixel tags, and other digital markers on our websites. We also use pixel tags in our newsletters. A “cookie” is a very small piece of information in the form of a text file placed on your computer. A pixel tag is a small image file that allows us to know that you have visited one of our pages. These digital markers allow us and our service providers to recognize that you have visited our website before. They can also tell us whether you have clicked on a link in one of our newsletters.

For further information about ‘cookies’ please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Website Performance

We use cookies to create aggregated statistics on visitors to our websites and their browsing behaviour. We use this information to understand what portions of our website are relevant to and to make improvements. The data is aggregated, which means we cannot identify you as an individual.

This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the Site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage You can view Google’s privacy policy here.

Advertising

Our service providers also use cookies and digital markers to assist us with our advertising programs. When you visit other websites you may see an advertisement for NextLaw Labs because you visited our website. You may opt-out of network advertising programs that track your activities across multiple websites to deliver personalized advertising content to you. In the U.S., please visit Please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance Ad Choices Opt-Out Page. In Canada, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada Opt-Out Page.

Guide to Disabling ‘Cookies’

You can also set your browser to accept or reject all specific ‘cookies’. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a ‘cookie’ is presented to your computer. You can delete ‘cookies’ that have been stored on your computer.

Safari

  1. Go to the Safari menu.
  2. Click on the Preferences.
  3. Click the ‘Security’ tab.
  4. Under ‘Accept Cookies’, set it to accept, reject, or selectively accept cookies.

Firefox 3.0+

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar
  2. Click on ‘Options…’
  3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab in the top section
  4. From the drop down box select ‘Use custom setting for history’
  5. Un -tick the box that says ‘Accept Cookies From sites’
  6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Internet Explorer 7.0+

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar
  2. Click on ‘Options’
  3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab on top section
  4. Click on the ‘Advanced” button
  5. Select ‘Prompt’ for both ‘First party cookies’ and ‘Third Party Cookies’
  6. Click OK and Close the screen.

Google Chrome 8.0+

  1. Click to ‘Tools Menu’
  2. Click on ‘Options’
  3. Click on ‘Under the Hood’
  4. Click on ‘Cookie Setting’ button and tick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
  5. Close the screen.