Last Updated: June 22, 2022
These operational guidelines are for any law enforcement agency or other government authority (the “Requesting Authority”) making a request (including in connection with any court injunction, court order, lawfully issued subpoena or police investigation) to AnonyDoxx, LLC (“we”, “our”, “us” or “AnonyDoxx US”) for disclosure of data about our users (a “Request”).
We respond to Requests made by a Requesting Authority in accordance with these guidelines, subject always to applicable laws and regulations. In specific cases, we may depart from these guidelines in our responses. We reserve the right to modify these guidelines where necessary and without providing notice, taking into consideration applicable laws and regulations and the evolving needs of the organization.
We provide non-public customer information in response to law enforcement requests when legally required to do so. We will scrutinize all requests to make sure they comply with the law. Where relevant or necessary, we may require appropriate legal and/or supporting documentation to be furnished by the Requesting Authority before we can provide the relevant customer information requested. Such documents may include a court order, subpoena, search warrant, authorization document(s) and/or other valid legal process, as the case may be.
As a matter of practice, we do not retain all user information and/or content, which may be deleted, de-personalized and/or revised from time to time. Certain customer information and customer content may not be retained at all or if retained, may not be retained for prolonged periods and/or in a comprehensive manner. Some of our customer information and customer content are regularly overwritten, de-personalized and/or discarded.
FROM TIME TO TIME, WE RECEIVE REQUESTS FOR DISCLOSURE OF DATA WHICH DO NOT BELONG TO AND/OR ARE NOT HELD BY ANONYDOXX US BUT A SEPARATE ENTITY. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHERE DATA AND/OR INFORMATION ARE NOT MAINTAINED BY AND/OR DOES NOT FALL WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF ANONYDOXX US, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RENDER ASSISTANCE ON SUCH REQUESTS. THE RESPONSIBILITY IS ON THE REQUESTING AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE APPROPRIATE REQUEST(S) TO SUCH OTHER ENTITIES AND/OR AFFILIATES AS NECESSARY.
We respond to the following types of Requests:
We accept Requests from Requesting Authorities to preserve specified records or data, pending the issuance of valid legal process, for a reasonable period of time and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. If we do not receive a formal legal request for the preserved information before the end of the preservation period, the preserved information may be deleted when the preservation period expires.
In addition to the information described below in the “Form of the Request” section below, preservation requests must be sent on law enforcement letterhead, signed and must include a statement with details about steps that are being taken to obtain legal process for the data sought to be preserved. In specific cases, we may need further supporting and/or legal documentation before we can respond to a Preservation Request. All our rights in this regard are fully and expressly reserved.
We accept Requests from Requesting Authorities that give us a good faith belief regarding an imminent emergency involving risk of death, serious physical injury to a person or any risk of harm to a child. Please note that we evaluate emergency requests on a case-by-case basis in compliance with applicable laws and regulation. Where appropriate or necessary, we may require the Requesting Authority to furnish relevant legal and/or supporting documentation confirming their authorization and/or legal basis for making the request, without unnecessarily jeopardizing or delaying our response(s) to the requests.
Legal Process Requests
We accept Requests made in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This may include Requests arising from valid search warrants and subpoenas and other valid legal process, or valid Requests made in accordance with applicable mutual legal assistance arrangements and channels. Where appropriate or necessary, we may require the Requesting Authority to furnish relevant legal and/or supporting documentation confirming their authorization and/or legal basis for making the request.
We will only respond to written Requests that are made in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. In connection with any Request, please clearly specify the following:
Please note that we may be unable to respond to any vague or incomplete Requests.
We respect our users’ rights and privacy. We may therefore notify the relevant user about any Requests for their data prior to disclosure, unless we are prohibited from doing so under applicable laws or regulations, by the terms of any legal process (such as a confidentiality order) or where we reasonably believe that such disclosure may create imminent and/or serious danger or risk for us or any third party.
Law enforcement officials who believe that notification would jeopardize a law enforcement investigation should obtain an appropriate court order or legal process that specifically prohibits member notification. It is the law enforcement official’s responsibility to request that we do not notify a customer of your request because it would jeopardize a law enforcement investigation. We will carefully consider your request and our compliance with the same will be subject to applicable laws or regulations. All of our rights in this regard are expressly reserved.
If your data request draws attention to an ongoing or prior violation of our Terms of Service or our Acceptable Use Policy, we will take action to prevent further abuse, including actions that may notify the user that we are aware of their misconduct. If you believe in good faith that such actions will jeopardize an ongoing investigation, it is your responsibility to request that we defer such action, which includes but is not limited to your providing the appropriate court order or legal process prohibiting such notification. We will carefully consider your request and our compliance with the same will be subject to applicable laws or regulations. All our rights in this regard are expressly reserved.
To the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulations, we may seek reimbursement of our costs in responding to a Request.
We do not provide expert testimony support, except to the extent required by applicable laws and regulations.
All Requests should be sent to [email protected] with “Law Enforcement Disclosure Request” or “Governmental Authority Disclosure Request”, as applicable, in the subject line.
Please note that: