Privacy Policy

Information We Collect About Consumers.

Personal Information means information that relates, and is capable of being linked, to a particular person.  It does not include de-identified or aggregate information. 

Next Legal potentially collects the following categories of information about consumers, some of which may be collected or maintained in a manner such that it can be considered Personal Information:

  • Identifiers: Examples of the types of identifiers that Next Legal may collect include names, postal addresses, online identifiers, Internet Protocol addresses (“IP addresses”), email addresses, account numbers, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, and other government identification numbers, and any other information a user provides during the process to form a limited liability company through our Website, including without limitation, information about the company’s members, ownership of the company, terms of the company’s limited liability company agreement and the nature of such company’s business.
  • Other types of information:  Examples of other types of information include telephone number, and financial information, including bank account, credit card, and debit card numbers.  It also includes additional information provided to Next Legal directly by you, such as when you complete our questionnaire.
  • Geolocation information: Next Legal may collect information about where a consumer resides or is otherwise located.

Where We Collect Information About Consumers.

  • Consumers:  The vast majority of the information that Next Legal collects comes directly or indirectly from the consumer that it relates to.  Information that is collected directly from you is information that you provide when you complete a form online or speak to us on the phone.  We may also collect information indirectly about you when you interact with our website, through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies.  Indirect collection is described in more detail in the section below called “How Next Legal Uses Cookies and Similar Technologies.”
  • Related Consumers: We may collect information about you from someone you know.  For instance, if you are a member or manager in a business that is formed through Next Legal, we may be given information about you in order to complete the formation.
  • Service Providers: We may collect information about you from our Service Providers.  As used in this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Service Providers means entities that Next Legal has contracted with to provide us with services to help fulfill our business needs, which will include our providers of Registered Agent services and entity formation services.  Service Providers may also assist us in collecting information both directly and indirectly from you.
  • Professionals: We may collect information about you from the independent professionals with whom you may work with through our Website (e.g., to bankers, accountants and lawyers) or other product offerings. 
  • Business Partners and Affiliates: We may collect information about you from our business partners and affiliates.  An example of the type of information that we may receive from business partners and affiliates is information about the product you purchased from them after you indicated an interest in an offer that Next Legal presented to you. 
  • Publicly/Commercially Available Information:  We may collect information related to you from publicly available sources of information, including government records and commercially available sources of consumer information.  Examples of the type of information we may collect from publicly available sources are whether your entity is in good standing with a Secretary of State or whether you have recently expressed interest in purchasing a product that Next Legal sells.
  • Unrelated Parties:  We may receive information related to you from people and entities with whom Next Legal does not have a direct relationship.  An example of the type of information that we may receive from unrelated third parties is documents that we receive on your behalf in our role as your Registered Agent.

How We Use the Information We Collect About Consumers.

If, in the future, Next Legal wishes to use information about you in a manner that is not consistent with the purposes outlined below, we will seek your consent prior to the expanded use if and where we are legally required to do so.     

  • Providing Services:  Next Legal collects information for the purpose of providing services.  We may also use information to respond to inquiries from potential customers who are interested in learning more about our services.  Examples of the types of uses of consumer information for these purposes include administering the Next Legal website, and displaying content based on consumer preferences. Specifically, when providing our entity formation services, Next Legal will provide Personal Information required by governmental authorities to form your entity with the applicable state, obtain an employer identification from the IRS and hire a Registered Agent for the entity. 
  • Security:  Next Legal collects information for the purpose of ensuring that we maintain appropriate security over computer networks and our physical facilities.  We may also collect information for the purposes of detecting fraud or other suspicious activities.
  • Meeting Legal Requirements:  Next Legal collects information in order to meet our legal obligations. 
  • Marketing:  Next Legal collects information for use in marketing to current and prospective customers.  More information about how you can control the marketing you receive from Next Legal is located in the sections “How Next Legal Uses Cookies and Similar Technologies” and “How You Can Control the Information Next Legal May Have About You.”
  • Product Development: Next Legal collects information for use in improving our existing products and developing new products.
  • Analytics:  Next Legal collects information for use in performing various types of analytics.  For example, Next Legal uses information to analyze how visitors interact with our website, where visitors to our website arrive from and exit to, and gaining insights into the types of consumers that may be interested in our products and services.  We may also use information to develop inferences from the information we collect regarding consumer preferences, characteristics, predispositions, behaviors, and attitudes.
  • Operational Purposes:  Next Legal collects information for use for our operational purposes, and the operational purposes of our service providers and business partners.  For instance, Next Legal may use information for maintaining our website and other infrastructure, training and quality assurance, and to use in connection with our relationships with service providers and business partners.
  • Sharing with Business Partners:  Next Legal collects information in order to provide business partners’ information in connection with consumers who have either expressed interest in hearing from the business partner.
  • Financial Reporting:  Next Legal collects information for use in various types of financial reporting and other similar internal uses.  Examples of the types of financial reporting that Next Legal may use consumer information in connection with are internal budgets and projections, calculation of compensation, and reporting to investors.
  • Business Transfers: If Next Legal undertakes or is involved in any merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or insolvency event, then we may sell, transfer or share some or all of our assets, including information related to consumers in connection with the transaction or in contemplation of the transaction (such as conducting due diligence).  If such an event occurs, your information may be treated like any other Next Legal asset and sold, transferred, or shared with third parties, or used in ways not contemplated or permitted under this Policy. In this case, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our site of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information. 

In addition to the purposes listed above, Next Legal may also use de-identified or aggregate data that is not capable of being linked to any individual consumer for additional purposes not listed above.

How We Share Consumer Information and Who We Share It With.

  • Service Providers: Next Legal may share information about consumers with Service Providers who assist us with completing the business purposes outlined in the “How We Use the Information We Collect About Consumers” section.  These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose other than providing services to Next Legal or to you.
  • Registered Agent: Next Legal may provide certain information with the Registered Agent whom we hire to provide registered agent service for the business entity. 
  • Professionals:Next Legal may share consumer information with the independent professionals that can be accessed through products such as attorneys, accountants and bankers. 
  • Government Entities:  Next Legal may share information about consumers with government entities in order to fulfill the products purchased by our customers.  Certain Personal Information becomes public record when documents are filed with the federal or state government, or with a court. For example, a corporation’s name, business address, and registered agent name become public information when its articles of incorporation are filed. A Secretary of State may publish this information to its website or provide this information to third parties for a fee. This Policy does not cover these or similar third-party actions.
  • Required by Law: Next Legal may disclose consumer information as required by law, such as in response to a subpoena, a lawful request by a public authority, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a legal request.
  • Related Parties:Next Legal may disclose consumer information with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Next Legal. If Next Legal is merged, acquired, or sold, or if some or all of our assets or equity are transferred, we may disclose or transfer consumer data in connection with the associated transactions.

In addition to the circumstances listed above, Next Legal may also share de-identified or aggregate data that is not capable of being linked to any individual consumer with additional entities not listed above.

How Next Legal Uses Cookies and Similar Technologies.

  • Cookies.  Next Legal and its partners may use the standard cookie feature of major browser applications and third-party service providers, including Google Analytics features, or employ internally developed cookies and tracking codes, that allow Next Legal to store a small piece of data on a visitor’s computer, or any other device a visitor uses to access our website, about his or her visit to the website or use of other plug-ins exchanging information with Next Legal.  We also may use similar technologies, such as JavaScripts or ETags, to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.  You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” directory.  If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such order forms, will be limited.
  • 3rd Party Tracking. The use of tracking technologies by our service providers, technology partners or other 3rd party assets (such as social media links) on the site is not covered by our Privacy Policy.  These 3rd parties may use cookies, images, and scripts to help them better manage their content on our site.   We do not have access or control over these technologies.  

How You Can Control The Information Next Legal May Have About You.

Confirmation of Possession of Information Related to You. Upon a verified request, and subject to the privacy interests of others and technical limitations, Next Legal will provide you with information about whether we hold any information related to you. At our sole discretion, unless otherwise required by law, we may in some instances correct or delete information upon a verified request.  Please note, however, that in certain circumstances we may be required by law to retain your Personal Information or may need to retain your Personal Information in order to continue providing a service to you or another customer.

If you would like to submit a request about your data, you may do so by emailing us at  After you submit the request, you will be asked to verify your email address and may also be asked to provide additional information in order to verify your identity.

Data Retention. At minimum, we will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.  Next Legal may maintain some or all of this data in its archives even after it has been removed from the Site.

How Secure Is the Personal Information We Collect?

Our Commitment to Data Security.  The security of your personal information important to us. We take a number of organizational, technical and physical measures designed to protect the personal information we collect, both during transmission and once we receive it.  Unfortunately, no data transmission is completely secure and we therefore cannot guarantee the security of information you transmit to or from our website or through the use of our services, and you provide this information at your own risk. ACCORDINGLY, WE DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR THE THEFT, LOSS, OR INTERCEPTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR DATA OR COMMUNICATIONS BY USING OUR WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND ASSUME THESE RISKS.




You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Next Legal and its attorneys, from any claims, damages, costs and expenses resulting from your failure to comply with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and/or from your use of materials on this website.

Changes To This Policy.

We may update this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, a notice will be posted on this page along with the updated Terms of Use and Privacy Policy prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to review this page periodically for the latest information on our privacy practices.

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