We strongly value your privacy. This statement explains what information we collect from you, the limited circumstances under which we share your information, and the steps we take to keep your information secure. This privacy statement is effective as of January 1, 2010.
There are three primary instances in which we may collect information from you:
- If you sign up for a newsletter, we may ask for your contact information (name, address, phone, website address, e-mail, etc.).
- If you submit information through one of our forms, we may ask for your contact information (name, address, phone, website address, e-mail, etc.) as well as a description of your issue.
- If you register on our site, we may require that you provide us with your contact information.
We may also collect IP addresses to help us understand how visitors use our site and to enable us to make changes to the site. We may collect certain information about visitors, even when they are not logged in. We may record the URLs of the websites and pages you visit (before, during and after your visit to our Site), the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use and other information that may be available. Also, we may place “cookies” on your computer to recognize you on return visits to enable us to enhance your browsing experience, as well as to collect additional information about you. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.
We also may use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing California real estate ads to someone in California, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing legal ads to someone who frequents legal sites).
We may disclose personally identifiable individual information and the other information you provide us to lawyers or law firms associated with or affiliated with the Site who may be interested in determining whether your complaint or posting could form the basis of a lawsuit or entitle you to relief under a pending lawsuit. As part of that process, those lawyers or law firm agree to keep your information confidential and agree not to share it with any third party without your express permission, except as provided above.
We may also provide aggregate statistical information (such as the city or state you live in) to third parties to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. We will not, however, knowingly disclose any personally identifiable information to these parties. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, blogs posts or comments through e-mail, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. You should not disclose any confidential and/or personally identifiable individual information online.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, or if you wish to update or remove your information from our database, you should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.