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November 8, 2023

We at Ascention, LLC (together with our affiliates, "Atticus", "Ask Atticus", "Ask Atticus AI", "we", "our" or "us") respect your privacy and are strongly committed to keeping secure any information we obtain from you or about you. This Privacy Policy describes our practices with respect to Personal Information we collect from or about you when you use our websites, applications, and services (collectively, "Services").

"Atticus" is a software tool designed to aid users in understanding legal concepts, providing information, and facilitating legal research. "Atticus" is not a substitute for professional legal advice, does not provide legal advice, and its use does not create an attorney-client relationship. As part of the Services, users want the service to analyze information they voluntarily upload to the service. This decision to upload information is at the sole discretion of the individual user.

By using "Atticus," you acknowledge that the tool's output is for informational purposes only and that its developers, creators, and affiliated parties do not assume any liability for reliance on its content. Any actions taken based on information provided by "Atticus" are done at your own risk.

1. Personal information we collect

We collect personal information relating to you ("Personal Information") as follows:

Personal Information You Provide: We collect Personal Information if you create an account to use our Services or communicate with us as follows:

Personal Information We Receive Automatically From Your Use of the Services: When you visit, use, or interact with the Services, we receive the following information about your visit, use, or interactions ("Technical Information"):

2. How we use personal information

We may use Personal Information for the following purposes:

Aggregated or De-Identified Information. We may aggregate or de-identify Personal Information so that it may no longer be used to identify you and use such information to analyze the effectiveness of our Services, to improve and add features to our Services, to conduct research and for other similar purposes. In addition, from time to time, we may analyze the general behavior and characteristics of users of our Services and publish such aggregated information or make such aggregated information generally available. We may collect aggregated information through the Services, through cookies, and through other means described in this Privacy Policy. We will maintain and use de-identified information in anonymous or de-identified form and we will not attempt to reidentify the information, unless required by law.

As noted above, we may use Content you provide us to improve our Services.

3. Disclosure of personal information

In certain circumstances we may provide your Personal Information to third parties without further notice to you, unless required by the law:

4. Your rights

Depending on location, individuals in the EEA, the UK, and across the globe may have certain statutory rights in relation to their Personal Information. For example, you may have the right to:

You can exercise some of these rights by sending your request to

A note about accuracy: Atticus uses services like ChatGPT and Anthropic which generate responses by reading a user's request and, in response, predicting the words most likely to appear next. In some cases, the words most likely to appear next may not be factually accurate. For this reason, you should not rely on the factual accuracy of output of the application.

5. Additional U.S. State Disclosures

The following table provides additional information about the categories of Personal Information we collect and how we disclose that information. You can read more about the Personal Information we collect in "Personal information we collect" above, how we use Personal Information in "How we use personal information" above, and how we retain Personal Information in "Security and Retention" below.

Category of Personal InformationDisclosure of Personal Information
Identifiers, such as your name, contact details, IP address, and other device identifiersWe disclose this information to our affiliates, vendors and service providers, law enforcement, and parties involved in Transactions.
Commercial Information, such as your transaction historyWe disclose this information to our affiliates, vendors and service providers, law enforcement, and parties involved in Transactions.
Network Activity Information, such as Content and how you interact with our ServicesWe disclose this information to our affiliates, vendors and service providers, law enforcement, and parties involved in Transactions.
Geolocation DataWe disclose this information to our affiliates, vendors and service providers, law enforcement, and parties involved in Transactions.
Your account login credentials and payment card information (Sensitive Personal Information)We disclose this information to our affiliates, vendors and service providers, law enforcement, and parties involved in Transactions.

To the extent provided for by local law and subject to applicable exceptions, individuals may have the following privacy rights in relation to their Personal Information:

We don't "sell" Personal Information or "share" Personal Information for cross-contextual behavioral advertising (as those terms are defined under applicable local law). We also don't process sensitive Personal Information for the purposes of inferring characteristics about a consumer.

Exercising Your Rights. To the extent applicable under local law, you can exercise privacy rights described in this section by submitting a request to

Verification. In order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, change, or deletion, we may require you to verify your credentials before you can submit a request to know, correct, or delete Personal Information. If you do not have an account with us, or if we suspect fraudulent or malicious activity, we may ask you to provide additional Personal Information and proof of residency for verification. If we cannot verify your identity, we will not be able to honor your request.

Authorized Agents. You may also submit a rights request through an authorized agent. If you do so, the agent must present signed written permission to act on your behalf and you may also be required to independently verify your identity and submit proof of your residency with us. Authorized agent requests can be submitted to

Appeals. Depending on where you live, you may have the right to appeal a decision we make relating to requests to exercise your rights under applicable local law. To appeal a decision, please send your request to

6. Children

Our Service is not directed to children under the age of 18. Ascention LLC does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to Ascention LLC through the Service, please email us at We will investigate any notification and if appropriate, delete the Personal Information from our systems.

7. Links to other websites

The Service may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by Ascention LLC , including social media services ("Third Party Sites"). The information that you share with Third Party Sites will be governed by the specific privacy policies and terms of service of the Third Party Sites and not by this Privacy Policy. By providing these links we do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed these sites. Please contact the Third Party Sites directly for information on their privacy practices and policies.

8. Security and Retention

We implement commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and organizational measures to protect Personal Information both online and offline from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from us may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via the Service or email. In addition, we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Service, or third-party websites.

We'll retain your Personal Information for only as long as we need in order to provide our Service to you, or for other legitimate business purposes such as resolving disputes, safety and security reasons, or complying with our legal obligations. How long we retain Personal Information will depend on a number of factors, such as the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, our purpose for processing the information, and any legal requirements.

9. Data Breach Notification

In the unlikely event of a data breach that is reasonably believed to result in a risk to the privacy or security of your personal information, we will take swift action to mitigate the risk and notify you without undue delay, and, where feasible, not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it.

Upon discovery of a data breach, we will:

We are committed to maintaining transparency and trust, and we will work closely with affected individuals to ensure a thorough and responsible response to data breaches.

10. International users

By using our Service, you understand and acknowledge that your Personal Information will be processed and stored in our facilities and servers in the United States and may be disclosed to our service providers and affiliates in other jurisdictions.

For EEA, UK or Swiss users:

Legal Basis for Processing. Our legal bases for processing your Personal Information include:

Data Transfers_._ Where required, we will use appropriate safeguards for transferring Personal Information outside of the EEA, Switzerland, and the UK.We will only transfer Personal Information pursuant to a legally valid transfer mechanism. For more information on the appropriate safeguards in place and to obtain a copy of these safeguards, please contact us at the details below.

**11. Dispute resolution process

In the unlikely event that a dispute arises between you and Ascention, LLC regarding our handling of your personal data, please email us directly at with the subject line "Privacy Concerns". We will respond promptly and do our best to resolve the dispute.

Additionally, you may have the right to file a complaint with your local data protection or privacy agency or supervisory authority.

12. Changes to the privacy policy

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically to reflect changes in our practices. When we make material changes, we will notify you by email and also post the updated version on this page. For your convenience and review, all prior versions of our Privacy Policy will be archived and accessible on our website. This ensures that you can always view the previous terms. We encourage you to visit our site regularly to stay informed about any updates and to review the archived policies to understand how your data is managed over time.

13. How to contact us

Please email if you have any questions or concerns not already addressed in this Privacy Policy.