Your privacy is important to LAWYERS.NET, LLC (herein, “the Company”). The Company operates the LAWYERS.NET℠ website and the LAWYERS.NET℠ authorized social media networking accounts (herein, “the Sites”). It is the Company’s policy to respect your privacy rights regarding any information that may be collected while operating the Sites. If you have any questions or concerns about the PRIVACY and COOKIES POLICY or your privacy rights, you may contact the Company by email.
If you visit the Sites to read, download, or contribute information, the Company collects, like most website operators, non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Company’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the Sites' visitors use the Sites. From time to time, the Company may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Sites.
The Company also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and email addresses for logged in users and for users who, for example, subscribe to or leave comments on the Sites' blog(s). The Company only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
The Company will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit the Sites unless you specifically and knowingly choose to provide such information. If a visitor to the Sites identifies himself or herself as being under the age of eighteen (18) years old, the Company will not knowingly collect any personally-identifying information from that person. If you feel the Company has unknowingly gathered personally-identifying information from someone under the age of eighteen (18) years old, please contact the Company by email immediately so that the information can be removed as soon as possible.
Certain visitors to the Sites choose to interact with the Company in ways that require the Company to gather personally-identifying information, such as responding to email. The amount and type of information that the Company gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, the Company may ask a visitor who signs up for access to the Sites' features or blog(s) to provide such information as username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with the Company – by purchasing access to the Company’s services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, the Company collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the Company.
The Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities related to the Sites. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personally-identifying information please contact the Company by email.
The Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Company’s behalf or to provide services available at the Sites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Sites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
The Company will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, the Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when the Company believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Company, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of the Sites and have supplied your email address, the Company may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Sites and with the Company’s products and services. The Company primarily uses appropriate sections of the Sites to communicate this type of information, so the Company expects to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send the Company a request (for example via a support email or via one of the Sites' feedback mechanisms), the Company reserves the right to publish it in order to help the Company clarify or respond to your request or to help the Company support other users. The Company takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
The Company uses social media networking and other third party websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google (e.g. Google+, YouTube, Blogger, etc.), as additional means of reaching the public and directing people to the LAWYERS.NET℠ websites. Third party websites have their own terms and conditions, including privacy policies, to which you may be subject, and these third party websites do not necessarily operate under the same laws, regulations, and policies as the Company. If you click on an external link, you will leave the LAWYERS.NET℠ websites and will be subject to the privacy and cookies policy and terms and conditions of the owners or sponsors of the third party websites.
Some third party websites may use persistent cookies in order to improve the service they provide to their users. If you actually subscribe to these third party services, you may be revealing personally-identifying information to a third party. Instructions on how to opt out of receiving cookies are available in your web browser settings.
If the Company, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that the Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, the Sites and user information would be some of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the Company may continue to use your personal information as set forth in the PRIVACY and COOKIES POLICY that is part of the TERMS and CONDITIONS (collectively, “the Agreement”).
The Company is located in the United States of America (U.S.A.), but the Sites may be available for access and use globally. Information that the Company collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which the Sites operate to enable the use of the information in accordance with the Agreement. Your access to and use of the Sites constitutes your consent to the transferring, processing, and storage of your information. Please note the privacy laws of other countries may be more or less comprehensive than the privacy laws of the country or region where you live as a resident and / or a citizen.
You may contact the Company by email or at the mailing address listed below.
The Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of the Agreement. It is your responsibility to check the Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Sites following the posting of any changes to the Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. The Company may also, in the future, offer new services and / or features through the Sites (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new services and / or features shall be subject to the Agreement. If any changes are made, the Company will update the Last Updated date below.
The Agreement was Last Updated on May 31, 2015.