Information that we collect
Personal information that you provide
You do not need to provide us with any of your personal information if you simply want to browse our website and blogs and learn more about our firm and the services we provide. If you choose, you can provide us with your personal information. For example, you can enroll in one of our seminars, sign up for our e-mail newsletters and alerts or subscribe to one of our blogs by providing us with your name and your contact information. If you send us an e-mail, we will use your information to respond.
Information provided by your web browser
Like most other websites, we may record information that web browsers routinely share, such as browser type, browser language, software and hardware attributes, the date and time of visit, Internet Protocol address and the pages visited on this site. This will generally be data that we collect on an aggregate basis. We will not try to associate this data with the personal information that you also provide to us.
Tracking on our own website
We may also use web beacons or similar technology. A web beacon (also known as an action tag, clear gif or pixel tag) is a 1x1 pixel image embedded in a website page used to transparently collect information. For example, we may use a web beacon to count the number of visits to the pages of our site. We may also use web beacons in e-mail messages so that we can track how many recipients opened the message or clicked on an included link.
Tools that help us collect demographic information about our visitors
What We Do With the Information We Collect
We will not sell, rent or loan your personal information to others except as explained in this policy. We will generally use the information that we collect to help us operate our website and blogs, to provide services that you have requested, and for our own marketing purposes, such as sending you information about our services and events, or publications in which you may be interested. We may also seek to relate information that we, or our third-party service providers, gather about the individual users of our site to information that we collect through other sources, such as information provided directly to one of our employees or attorneys. We will seek your consent before we use your personal information for any other purposes. The following discussions provide more specific details about our uses and disclosures of your information.
Your personal information
If you provide us with your personal information, we will use it to respond to your request and to market our services. For example, if you provide us your contact information, we will use your contact information to provide alerts you have requested or in which you may be interested, and to communicate with you about our services. We may also, from time to time, send you information on behalf of a third-party regarding products, services, or events that we are sponsoring or participating in and which may be of interest to you. You can always choose to opt out of these messages at a later time.
We maintain a database that includes information about our website’s visitors and blog users that allows us to (i) analyze and monitor activity on our website and blogs, (ii) promote and support our products and services, and (iii) develop a knowledge base regarding our website users and customers.
Information shared with our business partners
We may use business partners to help us design and operate our website and blogs or provide other services to support the site. For example, we may hire a company to run certain website applications or help us analyze our data. If these business partners have access to the personal information that you share with us, it will be on terms consistent with this policy.
Statistical analyses of aggregate data
We use statistical information about the visitors to our website and blogs and how they use the site on an aggregate basis to gain a better understanding of our visitors and to improve our website, blogs and product offerings.
Business operations, law enforcement and legal actions
We may release your information without prior notice when we believe it is appropriate to prevent fraud; to comply with law or to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request; to respond to subpoenas, court orders or administrative agency requests for information; to enforce our policies; to protect the rights, property and safety of our business and of others; or when required by law. For example, we may share information with law enforcement to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our site for illegal reasons. Information we have collected may also be transferred in connection with the merger of the firm.
Safeguarding Your Data
We use commercially reasonable means to protect the integrity of our website and blogs and the confidentiality of the personal information that you provide. While we consider online security a priority, we cannot provide absolute assurances against, nor will we be liable for, any breaches of data security or confidentiality due to system failures or unauthorized access by third parties, or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
Third party websites
Data integrity and retention
We use the information that we collect about you only for the purposes for which it is collected and consistent with this policy. We keep information provided to us for as long as we believe necessary for our business purposes and as permitted by applicable law.
Changes to this policy
Our business and the laws that regulate us change from time to time, and we reserve the right to change this policy. If we do change this policy, we will post the revised version on this site. If we propose to change our policy in a way that would permit us to make additional uses of the personal information that we had previously collected about you, we will obtain your affirmative, express consent before using your information in a materially different way.
We will not knowingly collect personal information about children under the age of 13. If you are a parent who believes that we have collected information about a child under age 13, please contact us at email@example.com
with your child's name and address, and we will be happy to delete the information we have about your child from our marketing records and provide information in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Your web browser may have a feature that allows you to express a do-not-track preference when visiting a website. However, at this time our site does not recognize “do-not-track” instructions. Therefore, turning on your web browser’s do-not-track feature will not affect how our site tracks and/or collects information from you.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org