Updated: January 26th, 2014
Information We Collect
To provide Defense Lawyers that we believe may be useful to you, we may collect information about your online activities, including your browsing history, information about which advertisements or web pages you viewed, clicked, or interacted with. You may be required to provide personally identifiable information to access or use parts of our Website. Personally identifiable information may include name, address, telephone number, email address, and any other data used or intended to be used to identify, contact or locate you.
When you visit our Website, we track IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks to analyze trends and administer the Site, track user's movement, and gather demographic information. We use your IP address at times to help identify you as you browse and to gather technical and demographic information on who uses the Site.
We may use standard internet technology, called Web Beacons (also called clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) that are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track online movements. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer, a web beacon is embedded invisibly on a webpage (or email). Web beacons help us better manage content through the service by informing us and our third party partners what content and which campaigns are effective and to gauge the effectiveness of marketing campaigns by showing how many emails the recipients have opened or by sending/receiving an identification number when you travel to a site from an online advertisement.
How We Use Your Information
In order to customize your experience, we show you local Defense Lawyers which we believe may be of interest to you based on the information we collect and our inferences from this information. The inferences may be based on several factors such as your cookie information, web beacon information, and any information that you provide or a combination of these with your opt in consent. We will not combine previously collected non-personally identifiable information with your personally identifiable information without your opt in consent. Similarly, we will not collect any sensitive consumer information such as social security numbers or financial account numbers without your opt in consent.
Based upon your affirmative opt in consent, as evidenced by your clicking on the applicable "submit" button, acknowledgement box, your registration on a Site, your submission of the requested information, including your personally identifiable information, we may use the information you provide to attempt to match you with Defense Lawyers and services and/or we may forward the information that you provided directly to our third party partners.
In general we may use information we collect about you to:
* Provide the products and services that you have requested;
* Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in our products, services, content, or the products, services, or content offered by third parties;
* Communicate with you via email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or third parties;
* Develop and display content and advertisement tailored to your interests on our site and other sites;
* Verify your eligibility to receive products and/or services;
* Enforce our Terms of Service;
* Manage our business; and
* Email and Telephone Calls
From time to time, we, the Defense Lawyers within out network or our business partners may contact you via e-mail advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, or other means to inform you of additional opportunities for other services and/or products that we believe may be of interest to you, even if you are listed on any federal, state or other applicable "Do Not Call" list. You are under no obligation to accept any service or product offered through these communications. We may maintain separate e-mail, mailing or phone lists for different purposes based on the information that you submitted and that we maintain.
Sharing your Information with Third parties
WE MAY USE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE, INCLUDING SELLING OR TRANSFERRING SUCH INFORMATION AT ANY TIME TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE. For example, we may share your personal information with third party partners so that they can contact you and offer you products and/or services that we and they believe might be of interest to you. This may include, but is not limited to, e-mail advertising, telephone marketing, and direct mail marketing. By providing personal information when using the Sites, you are entering into a relationship with DefenseLawyer.com third party partners and are requesting, and expressly consenting to, being contacted by our third party partners via telephone, fax, email, surface mail or any other means, at any of your contact numbers or addresses, even if you are listed on any federal, state or other applicable "Do Not Call" list, in order to provide the services set forth on the Site or for other purposes reasonably related to your expressed interest in the service and/or product request and the business of our third party partners, including marketing-related emails.
PLEASE NOTE: submission of YOUR telephone number(s) is YOUR authorization and request to be called at the telephone number(s) YOU provide. submission of YOUR email address(es) is YOUR authorization and request to be contacted via email at the email address(es) YOU provide.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information for the purpose of the transfer or sale of personally identifiable information pursuant to the sale of our business or assets. If we transfer ownership of the Site to another company, we will notify you by general notice on our Site. We may also transfer or share non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons visiting this Site.
We may also disclose your personally identifiable information when required by law, such as in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity. We will fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal purposes.
How We Protect Your Privacy
Security Measures: In order to protect both the personal information and the general information that we receive from you through our website, we have implemented various security measures. SSL is a protocol that transmits your communications over the Internet in an encrypted form. The protocol ensures that the information is sent, unchanged, only to the server you intended to send it to.
Once your Information reaches our server, it is protected by a firewall. In addition to encryption and firewall protections, our third party partners are required to operate in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations. If we learn that any of our third party partners is breaching our agreement, we will take corrective actions including, if necessary, terminate our relationship with such third party partner.
Risk of Interception
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept personal data or access our servers and obtain personal data. 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, or other data or information received from you through the site is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.
Opting Out of Email Communications
If you wish to opt-out from receiving email relating to this Site or services, please contact us and ask to opt out.
If you choose to opt-out, your e-mail address will be removed within ten (10) business days from your request. Thereafter, you should not receive any further emails from this Site. However you may still receive promotional communications from our third party partners with whom we have shared your information. To stop receiving further communications from these third party partners you will need to contact them directly in order to opt-out. Please note that after we process your request to opt-out from receiving additional emails this Site, we will no longer make your information available to our third party partners relating to this Site.