Privacy Policy

Thanks for being a part of APT LAWYER (“we”, “us”, or “our”). APT LAWYER is a digital product of Ella Solutions Limited.

We are working hard at connecting the public with quality legal practitioners counsel in Uganda. We are also committed to protecting the privacy of your information. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, please contact us at

This privacy policy (“Policy”) is intended to let you know about how we collect and use information so you can make an informed decision about using our website located at (“Site”), and/or other services or products we provide (collectively with the Site, the “Services”).

Please read carefully before using the Services or submitting any information to us. By using the Services, you are accepting the practices set forth in this Policy. If you do not agree to any part of this Policy, then you must not access or use the Services.

Please also note that any content (including chat, comments, documents, images, and videos, among others) posted by members onto the Platform becomes published content and is provided on a non-proprietary and nonconfidential basis. Please note that, generally, such content will be accessible to other members using the Services and can be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. Please be sure that any information you post on any area of the Platform is information that you are comfortable with sharing with others.

Collection of Your Personal Information

I. Information you provide directly to us

When accessing or using the Services, you may provide Personal Information about yourself to us. “Personal Information” means information relating to a person who is or can be identified directly from that information. This includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card or other account number. Personal Information does not include: (1) aggregated or anonymized information; (2) any publicly available information about lawyers or clients; (3) information about you that is provided by third parties; or (4) information that is posted to publicly accessible areas of the Services. Examples of Personal Information we collect include information that you provide when you (a) create or update your APT LAWYER account, (b) communicate with us, (c) purchase services from us, (d) contact or recommend a lawyer, and (e) submit recommendations or endorsements. If you are a lawyer and claim or update your profile (“Profile”), or post information using your Profile, we may also collect verification information.

II. Information collected from usage

We collect usage information when you use the Services. This includes information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system and browser type, your mobile device’s unique ID number, the address of a referring website or a website to which you exit, the date and time you access or use the Services, items you click on, pages you view and the amount of time you spend on particular pages.

III. Cookies information

We also collect certain information (automatically) through the use of “cookies” and similar tracking technologies. Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user’s computer or device at the request of a website to enable the website to recognize previous visitors and retain information such as user preferences and history. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or “help screen” to learn about these functions. However, if your browser is set to not accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, you may be prevented from taking full advantage of the Services because it may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We may also use third parties to display and target ads, provide certain functionality (such as maps), or to place their own cookies and other tracking technologies to collect, track and analyze usage and statistical information from users. We are not responsible for the information collection practices of any third parties.

IV. Comments

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

V. Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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.

Who We Share Your Data With

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

The information we collect is used to improve the content and quality of tis website, and without your consent we will not otherwise share your Personal Information to/with any other party(s) for commercial purposes, except: (a) when we have your permission or (b) under the following circumstances:

I. Third party service providers

In the event that we engage with third party service providers in connection with our Services, we may share Personal Information with such service providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. For example, we may use credit card processing or verification companies to verify credit card information or to verify your identity. Other than such service providers, we do not share Personal Information with third parties unless (1) you have indicated to us that you wish to receive information from such parties; (2) you otherwise give us your consent to do so; or (3) in response to a request for information or a subpoena.

II. Legal disclosures and disclosure for enforcement purposes

We may disclose Personal Information when we are required to or we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our users’ rights, property or safety; to protect our users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Services; or if we believe that an emergency involving the danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires or justifies disclosure of Personal Information.

III. Change of control

Information about our customers, including Personal Information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, and any transfer of ownership of the company in which Personal Information could be transferred to third parties as one of Ella Solutions Limited business assets. In such an event, we will attempt to notify you before your Personal Information is transferred, but you may not have the right to opt out of any such transfer.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, 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 Your Data is Sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How We Use Information We Collect

I. Non-personal information

We use information other than Personal Information, including aggregated or anonymized information, for ad targeting, to analyze trends, administer the Services, improve customer service, diagnose problems with our servers, track user movement, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. Third-party ad platforms may use this information for a similar purpose, but you should follow up with third parties and confirm their information collection and usage practices directly. We may freely publish, disclose and use information other than Personal Information, including aggregated or anonymized Personal Information, to or with third parties.

II. Personal information

We use Personal Information to facilitate your use of the Services, to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of our business, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. We may use the information we collect to send you news relevant to you or in accordance with your preferences. We may also send you advertisements from third parties. We do not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise make available your Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

In addition to the uses outlined above, by using our website, you agree to allow us to anonymously use the information from you and your experiences to continue our research into the legal industry and legal services, so that we may continue to improve the APT LAWYER experience. However, all of your responses will be kept anonymous, and we assure you that no Personal Information will be published.

Updating Your Listing Information and Public Posts

You can correct certain information by logging into your account and changing the information, and you may also delete certain information by closing your account. In addition, lawyers may change certain information contained in their Profile by claiming their Profile and editing the information contained therein, or by sending us an email.

Please note that in certain circumstances, we may not, or may not be able to, remove or change certain information, even in the event an account is closed. For example, we may retain and continue to display any information you provided in connection with a question, answer, recommendation, review or rating. In addition, lawyers cannot remove their profiles, ratings, recommendations or reviews by closing their accounts.

Security Measures

We endeavor to secure your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. For example, we may use encryption, passwords, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized access or disclosure.

However, as you probably know, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications or defeat these measures and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information or use it for improper purposes. Therefore, we do not promise and cannot guarantee, and thus you should not expect, that personal information or private communications will not be collected and used by others. APT LAWYER and Ella Solutions Limited are not responsible for the unauthorized use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available.

Third Party Websites & Practices

The Services may contain links to other websites or make available third-party services, including ad platforms and technologies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties. We encourage you to be aware and to read the privacy policies of any website or service that collects your information. Similarly, if you accessed the Services through another website, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of that website, and you should review the privacy policy of the originating website before providing any information to that website. This Policy applies solely to information collected by us.


The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 years. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 18 years. If you are a parent or legal guardian who discovers that your child has provided us with information without your consent, you may contact us, and we will promptly investigate and if your claim is found to be true, we shall delete such information from our files.

Changes to the Policy

We may change the provisions of this Policy at any time, and we will always post the most up-to-date version on the Site. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that a modification to this Policy materially affects your rights, we will notify you (by, for example, sending a message to your account email).

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to our Services, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any Personal Information we have collected, please contact us at any time at or write to us at Ella Solutions Limited, Attn: Privacy Policy, P. O. Box 9001 Kampala, UGANDA.