TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
The information we gather falls into two categories:
1. Information that you voluntarily supply when you register, fill out forms or initiate transactions
2. Information gathered on usage patterns and preferences as visitors navigate through our sites. In some cases an agent or affiliate of ours collects the information on our behalf. Third party providers featured on or linked to by our site, such as vendors of products and services offered through our site, may be gathering the same kinds of information.
Registration and form Information. To make use of features on our site (such as to receive email newsletters, contact attorneys, or some other uses) users need to register, providing certain information as part of the registration process. We may also ask for information from those who buy products or services or conduct other transactions on our site.
Supplying such information is entirely voluntary.
Email Newsletters. We may provide the opportunity to subscribe to newsletters. If you have opted to receive a particular newsletter, you may always unsubscribe later. See “Opting Out” below.
Cookies. To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we use a standard feature of browser software, called a “cookie,” to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user ID. Our advertisers and the third parties that provide products or services through our site may also assign their own cookies, a process that we don’t control.
Third Party Advertising. The ads appearing on this site are delivered to you by a third party. Information about your visits to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad, is used to serve ads to you.
Third Party Cookies. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
Other Methods of Collecting Information. Our web pages may contain other methods of collecting information that allow us and others to count users who have visited particular pages or to access certain cookies. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which pages users visit, and which links they click on. These features may also be included in our email newsletters so that we can learn which messages have been opened and acted upon. We may also be able to verify your online purchases/ ads clicked on from us or from third party sites that have agreed to share such information with us.
Browser Level Information and IP Addresses. Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our site, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you’re running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you, your IP address, and other information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Advertisers. Without your permission, we will not share the personally-identifiable information you provide when registering on our site with advertisers. We may, however, take the information you provide and aggregate it with data from all the other people that use this site and associated services.
Vendors and Service Providers. To make our sites more valuable to our visitors, we may offer some features in conjunction with other providers (“Provider Partners”). Our chat, email newsletters, email services and user content, may be made available through cooperative arrangements with providers that specialize in operating such services. In some instances, our Provider Partners will have the same access to your information as we do. Their use of the information will be subject to the terms of their respective privacy policies, which you can find on their websites.
Our Affiliates. We may share the information that we collect from you with our network of partner sites.
Other Disclosures. We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law. As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that our company, or the bulk of our assets relating to this site, is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets. Any information that you include in User Content will be available to anyone with Internet access.
If you have subscribed to one of our email newsletters, you will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe from future mailings.
STORAGE OF INFORMATION
All information gathered on our site is stored within a database operated by us or by a contractor on our behalf. Sensitive information, such as your password is encoded for storage. Ss effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.