Privacy Policy

Who we are is owed and maintained by the LEDES Oversight Committee. We are a volunteer-led not-for-profit organization that creates data exchange standards for the legal industry. You can reach us by using this link.  

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

No personal information is collected by other than what is specified below.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

Contact forms

When using the “Contact UTBMS” contact form, we ask you to provide your name, email address, subject and message.  This information is sent  to the LEDES Oversight Committee Board of Directors (who manage this site) and is retained within the site until it is deleted.


For information on cookies, see our Cookie Policy.  

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Site Kit by Google to monitor traffic to this web site.

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with any external party.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a Blog Post comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you are a member, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact our Data Protection Officer

The LEDES Oversight Committee President functions as the Data Protection Officer and can be reached using this link.

How we protect data

Our URL has a security certificate (HTTPS).

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, all impacted individuals will be immediately notified.

What third parties we receive data from

At this time, we do not receive data from any third-party sources other than that provided by Site Kit

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

This site does not include automated decision making, nor do we profile user data outside except as provided provided by Site Kit.