Last Updated: April 25, 2016.
Types of information collected. We may ask you for certain information referred to on this website as “personal information,” which includes information that pertains to your identity. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, or information about your potential case. You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts of our website or features of this website. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the website where such information is requested.
Types of information collected. There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature (“general information”). Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to communicate with others via the Internet. Such general information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access this website, whether or not you provide us with any personal information.
When you visit our website we may also collect “click stream data” (server address, domain name). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us by registering, for example, which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits. We may use click stream data for traffic analysis or e-commerce analysis of our website, to determine which features of our website are most or least effective or useful to you.
Use of General Information. We will primarily use the personal information you provide and any general information we receive from you to provide products and services to you, including, but not limited to, the following:
A. To administer a content promotion and to provide you with the relevant services (for example, to respond to your inquiry or provide you with a legal update).
B. To send you information or materials via e-mail about offers and news we think might interest you. This information may relate to services, offers, and news of the Company or its licensees or selected commercial partners. If you no longer wish to receive any e-mails from us, or if you want to modify your personal data or want your personal data to be deleted from our database, see Section 12.
C. To analyze visits to the website and learn about the interests of our visitors in aggregate and also on a personal level to better understand your interests and needs, so we can improve our products and services and deliver to you the type of content, features and promotions that you are most interested in.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While Company strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using this site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through this site and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you through the site is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume. Company does, however, everything within its knowledge and experience in managing this website to protect the privacy of users.
Please note: We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.
Hosting providers. Company’s website and the personal information and general information collected are managed and controlled by Bluehost, Amazon, and Google. The servers that make our websites available are located in Utah and possibly other states, based on our information and belief. All of the editing and content production, however, is performed, submitted, and posted from California. If you are located outside California, Utah, or other areas our service providers may host information, please note that the information you provide will be transferred to those areas, and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer.
Who may have access to your information. Other than the people employed by or working with Company for the purposes set out above, and except as described in this policy, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information or general information to third parties without informing you in advance. We sometimes provide services through contractual arrangements with other law firms on a co-counseling basis (collectively, “service partners”), but those service partners are disclosed to our clients and agreed as part of our attorney-client agreement. Our service partners may use your personal information to contact you and to deliver their services. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential.
Release of information. Company will not release personal or general information without your consent, except when required by law or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity.
Cookies. A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used for such activities as remembering your user name and password, if you use such a feature on this site. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Mozilla, Firefox, or Internet Explorer). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the website you visit and you may lose access to some of its features.
Changing your information. Because we do not formally accept any sort of registration, there is no way for us to individually delete the information we collect. If you receive promotional e-mails from us, they will always contain a link at the bottom allowing you to opt-out. Additionally, you can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database. If you become a client, however, we will retain your client file pursuant to our normal client file retention policy. We encourage you promptly to update your personal information when it changes.