Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 24, 2018

BlackStone Discovery’s Commitment to Privacy

As a leading provider of eDiscovery and consulting services, KL Capital dba BlackStone Discovery, is committed to ensuring the privacy of our visitors, clients, and their data. This includes our Website Privacy Statement and BlackStone Discovery’s compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Data Provided by Our Clients

The majority of the data we collect, process and store is done at the direction of our clients and used only for business reasons. If an individual would like to access, review, or correct that information, the individual should contact their account manager or marketing@blackstonediscovery.com directly.

Website Privacy Statement

Visitors to our website do not have any personally identifying information collected automatically; however, information that is collected includes and is not limited to:

  • The page from which a visitor arrived.
  • The date and time of a page request.
  • The IP address a visitor is using to receive information.
  • The type and version of a visitor’s web browser.
  • The name and size of files requested.
  • Search terms or sources you have used to enter our website

This aggregate information is used for statistical purposes and improving the content and function of our website. The only information that may identify a person is information that is given voluntarily to download brochures or white papers and to submit a contact form.

Disclosing and Transferring Personal Information

Personal information is not disclosed, except to authorized personnel at BlackStone Discovery for processing and fielding the request or with your consent. All information is secure upon arrival on our server. If any changes to this privacy policy occur, we will provide individuals with the choice to opt-out. BlackStone Discovery may store personal information an individual provides on our website on our external marketing email platform and customer relationship management application. IP addresses may be stored by a web analytics vendor that tracks and reports website traffic, or other services the individual requests. BlackStone Discovery may also record general information regarding the use of our website and share with a third party business partner for advertising purposes.

BlackStone Discovery reserves the right to share your information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. Blackstone reserves the right to use or disclose personal information provided to Blackstone in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or if Blackstone reasonably believes that use or disclosure is necessary to protect Blackstone’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. In exceptionally rare circumstances where national, state, or company security is at issue, BlackStone Discovery reserves the right to share our entire database of visitors and clients with appropriate government authorities.

In cases where an EU individual’s data is transferred onward to third parties pursuant to the Privacy Shield, BlackStone Discovery may be potentially liable.

Your Rights:

BlackStone Discovery is working hard to ensure it sets an exemplary standard in data management and usage. Specifically, under the proposed GDPR you will have the right to request the following:

  1. Transfer of Data
  2. The right to be informed
  3. The right of access
  4. The right of rectification
  5. The right to erasure (or be forgotten)
  6. The right to restrict processing
  7. The right to data portability
  8. The right to object
  9. Rights in relation to automatic decision making and profiling

Following the formal commencement of the GDPR on the 25th of May 2018 you may exercise any of the rights listed above by writing to the Data Protection Officer at 2656 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA, 94303. BlackStone Discovery will ensure your request is undertaken at no cost within 28 days of its receipt.

Compliance with EU-US Privacy Shield

KL Capital, dba BlackStone Discovery, complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. BlackStone Discovery has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Compliance Enforcement

BlackStone Discovery will investigate and work diligently to resolve any complaints regarding potential violations of this privacy policy. Please submit all questions or complaints regarding this privacy policy in writing to:

BlackStone Discovery

2656 E Bayshore Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303

BlackStone Discovery has committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to BBB EU Privacy Shield, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact BBB EU Privacy Shield at https://www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information or to file a complaint. The services of BBB EU Privacy Shield are provided at no cost to you.

If your complaint is not resolved by these actions, in limited situations, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.

The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over BlackStone Discovery’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.

Privacy Policy Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. Any amendments will adhere to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

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