Information We Collect Automatically
As with most websites, if you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:
Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:
Internet domain through which you access the Internet (e.g., yourServiceProvider.com if you use a commercial Internet service provider, or yourSchool.edu if you use an Internet account from your school);
Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
Type of browser software and operating system you are using;
Date and time you access our site;
The Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site; and
- What pages you visit, how long you are on the site, page response times, length of visit, what you click on.
We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, improve site security and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.
We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes.
We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.
Other Information We Collect
If you choose to identify yourself (or otherwise provide us with personal information) when you use our online forms:
We will collect (and may retain) any personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, and phone number, and any other information you provide.
If you request information, services, or assistance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties that (in our judgment) are appropriate in order to fulfill your request. If, when you provide us with such information, you specify that you do not want us to disclose the information to third parties, we will honor your request. Note, however, that if you do not provide such information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to or fulfill your request.
If your communication relates to a law enforcement matter, we may disclose the information to law enforcement agencies that we deem appropriate.
How Long We Keep Information
We may keep information that we collect for an unlimited period of time.
Please note that electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers) by email or web form.
Other Privacy Matters
Information from Children: The Company does not direct its website to children under thirteen (13) years of age. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or guardian about the use of this website.
Monitoring, Enforcement, and Legal Requests: The Company is not obligated to monitor this website or its use, or to retain the content of any user session. However, the Company reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. We may use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect our service, website, clients, potential clients, or others.
Transmission Errors or Unauthorized Acts: No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, the Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or any information provided online, and you do so at your own risk. The Company will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. Once we receive your transmission, we will do our best to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable efforts to protect the information.
Security: Any information provided to the Company is treated with care and discretion. The Company will take a proactive approach to ensure the information is kept private and is not misused.
In the course of providing our clients legal advice, we may receive significant nonpublic personal financial information from our clients. All information that we receive from you is held in confidence and is not released to people outside of our supervision, except as agreed to by you, or as required under an applicable law or under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your personal needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your privacy, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about only to those who need to know that information to provide services to you or on your behalf.