Updated and Effective as of August 29, 2018
Disclaimer: The Site and all Site materials are only for informational purposes and are not legal advice. You understand and agree that use of the Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and InfoLawGroup.
We, and our service providers, collect a variety of information from users as they visit the Site. For example, you may provide us with information, including personal information (information that is linked to a specific, identifiable individual, such as email address and first and last name) (“Personal Information”).
In addition, our Site may automatically or passively collect information as you access and use the Site, such as IP address and browser or device identifier (“Usage Information”), primarily for analytics purposes as discussed below. The Usage Information we collect is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we will treat it as Personal Information. The Site is for a general audience and we do not knowingly collect information from those younger than 13 years old.
INFORMATION USE AND YOUR CHOICES
You may choose to remove yourself from our newsletter and promotional email mailing list (i.e., opt out), by following the link provided in the email received. However, we reserve the right to send you certain email communications relating to your use of our Site, notice of changes to Site policies, or similar administrative or transactional messages, and those are not affected by your opt-out from marketing emails.
We may use analytics providers to help us understand and analyze the types of users who visit the Site and how they use the Site. In order to provide their services, these analytics providers collect information from and about you, including Usage Information and may set and access their own tracking technologies on your device (including cookies and web beacons).
We, and our service providers, may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, local storage, and web beacons. We may use tracking technologies for a variety of purposes, including to help us gather information for analytics purposes and to let us know who opened our newsletters.
“Cookies” and local storage are pieces of information (data files) transferred to a browser when the user visits a site. These technologies are able to store a unique identifier for a device to allow a certain Internet site to recognize the device whenever the device is used to visit the site. We may use these technologies for various purposes, including remembering information that will make your use of the Site more convenient and to track the total number of visitors to our Site on an aggregate basis. You can find more information about cookies and how they work at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “pixel tags,” “1x1 GIFs,” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our web pages and email messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular links were actually viewed.
We may share non-personal information, such as Usage Information and aggregated user statistics, with third parties in our discretion. We do not share personal information with third parties for those third parties’ own marketing purposes without your explicit, opt-in consent. We may share your information, including Personal Information, with third parties with your consent, as disclosed at the time we collect the information, as otherwise described in this Policy, and under the following circumstances:
- with our vendors or service providers, such as a web hosting company, analytics service providers or an email newsletter service, in order to provide services to us or to you;
- to comply with legal process or a subpoena or to otherwise comply with law or regulation, or at the request of a governmental entity conducting an investigation;
- to protect and defend the legal rights or property of InfoLawGroup, our Site or its users, or any other party, and to protect the health and safety of our users or the general public.
In addition, in the event InfoLawGroup goes through a business transition (such as a merger or acquisition by another firm), your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred or retained by departing members of InfoLawGroup. By providing your Personal Information, you agree that we may transfer your information in connection with any business transition.
SOCIAL NETWORK AND PLATFORM INTEGRATION, AND THIRD-PARTY LINKS
The Site may contain integration with social networks and other platforms. For example, the Site may use a website tool to display InfoLawGroup tweets, or contain buttons that direct users to our social networking pages (such as LinkedIn or Twitter). In addition, the Site may have links to third party websites. If you click on the social networking buttons or third-party links, you will be taken to those third parties, and your use of those third parties’ websites and platforms is subject to their privacy policies and practices. We are not responsible for the privacy or business practices of any third party.
We use commercially reasonable security measures to help secure your Personal Information. However, no system can be guaranteed 100% secure. We therefore cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, and you use the Site and provide us with information at your own initiative and risk.
HOW WE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, the Site does not alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
USERS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND CONSENT TO TRANSFER
InfoLawGroup is based in the United States and is intended for a U.S. audience. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please be aware that information you provide to us will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Site or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States and other jurisdictions, where the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.
Justine Young Gottshall
225 W. Washington, 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606