This Privacy and Communications Policy (“Policy”) is effective as of 01-01-2021.
This Policy sets forth how the owner(s) and operators of www.rockfordpersonalinjuryattorney.com (“Website”) collect and use the information you provide to us and certain other information that we automatically collect through your access and use of this Website, any mobile application offered by us or through any communications with us. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY USING ANY PORTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY MOBILE APPLICATION WE OFFER, SUCH USE SHALL INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND THAT YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU OR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED BY US, AS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY.
If you have any general questions or concerns about this Policy, you may contact us by sending an email with your questions, comments or concerns to email@example.com
MODIFICATIONS TO THIS POLICY
If we decide at any time to change this Policy, we will revise the effective revision date posted at the top of this Policy and we will also notify you by posting a notice of the change prominently on our home page and/or upon the next time you access this Website. Failure to opt-out after receiving notice and following the opt-out instructions contained in the notice shall be deemed to be your assent to any such changes.
HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
There are a variety of ways in which you may submit certain personal information (personally identifiable information) on this Website. We collect the following specific items of personal information (collectively “Identity Information”) that you submit through your use of this Website: your first and last name, your online contact information, and your email address IF YOU SUBMIT THE INFORMATION TO US.
When you provide any Identity Information through any form contained on this Website in order to contact us or send us a message, we collect and store this information. We may use your email or any other Identity Information you provide as expressly set forth in this Policy.
Personal Information from Children Under 13
Children under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Identity Information on this Website. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and do not intend that any materials contained on this Website are directed to or targeted towards children under the age of 13. If it does come to our attention that any child under the age of 13 has submitted any personal information to this Website, we will delete all such information that we have collected immediately. If you are a parent or guardian and you discover that your child under the age of 13 has submitted any of his or her Identity Information without your permission or consent, we will remove the information immediately upon your request. All requests should be made by email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your child’s name and a description of the type of information you think he or she may have submitted to this Website.
HOW WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you access our Website, we collect and store certain non-personally identifying information sent automatically by your browser using standard web server logs and automatic data collection tools such as direct and third-party cookies and web beacons. This information may include your IP address, which may tell us your general location information such as your country and sometimes your city, state and/or zip code, the domain name from which you access our Website, your browser type and language, the pages you access, the date and time you access pages on our Website and your operating system version. We also may determine what technology is available through your browser in order to provide you with the most appropriate version of any of our web pages. For example, we may determine that you have installed a version of Flash, and we will then send you the appropriate Flash version of the web page rather than an HTML page. We may also use this information to redirect you to a different version of our Website if you are accessing our Website through a mobile or similar device.
We may also use third-party “Flash cookies” on this Website that use an Adobe Flash Media Player local shared object (LSO). Flash cookies are unlike traditional browser (http) cookies and, in some cases, any browser cookies you delete or disable will be re-generated by the Flash cookie. Flash cookies are stored in a different location on your computer than traditional browser cookies, have no expiration date by default and can contain much more information than browser cookies. Flash cookies can sometimes be managed through your browser settings. Adobe also allows you to control Flash cookies on its Flash Player Setting Manager page.
Third-Party Cookies & Other Collection Tools:
-Facebook Ad Conversion Tracking
We may use the Facebook Pixel to track whether or not you have clicked on any of our Facebook ads we run from time to time and to track any associated actions you make on our website, including which Facebook ad led to a conversion. Facebook “Custom Audiences” allows us to target our Facebook ads to you and re-market to you based on certain activities you perform on our Website. We may optimize our Facebook ads and automatically show ads to our visitors most likely to make conversions. The Facebook pixel also allows us to send your data to Facebook to match your website actions with you as a Facebook user when you view or click any of our Facebook ads. We report and optimize our Facebook ads for more conversions and we pass unique identifiers such as your email and phone number that we may collect from you during your actions on our Website (such as contacting us directly on our website with any personally identifying information). Whenever you load a page containing a Facebook pixel, the pixel tells Facebook that a conversion event occurred.
-Social Media Features and Widgets
Many web browsers automatically accept cookies, but most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies (both first-party and third-party cookies), how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Be sure to check your browser settings for more information. If you choose to disable cookies, please note that some parts of our website may not function as effectively, or may be considerably slower. Please visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0042-cookies-leaving-trail-web to learn more information about cookies. You can also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/ to learn more about managing cookies.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use your e-mail address to send periodic promotional e-mails to you about our services and products, any new or upcoming products or otherwise related to any products or services we sell, but only if you have elected to receive such email communications from us. You can opt-out of receiving any promotional emails at any time by either clicking “unsubscribe” in the body of the email communication and following the opt-out procedure contained in the email, or by sending an email to email@example.com and requesting to opt-out of receiving such communications.
We use third party service providers to provide services and/or products to us necessary for hosting or operating this Website, and/or necessary for providing email services and similar services to our users. In the course of providing these services and/or products to us, such third parties may sometimes have limited access to information collected on this Website, including some of your Identity information. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us for any third party provider to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever other than as necessary to provide the applicable service to us. We share our files and some Identity Information we collect through this Website directly with third party independent contractors that provide customer support and other administrative services on our behalf. We contract such third parties for the limited purpose of assisting us operate this Website and/or provide support or administrative services in conjunction with any products or services that we may offer through this Website from time to time. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third party contractors and no permission or consent is granted by us to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever, other than as necessary to provide the applicable services to us. We require that our independent contractors commit to uphold the privacy of any Identity Information or other information regarding our Website visitors or customers that we may share with them. We require that each of our contractors agree not to use or disclose any Identity Information or any other information relating to the services we provide, which may be disclosed to or shared with these parties during the course of their duties to us, except as absolutely necessary to perform their duties to us.
Google AdWords & DoubleClick Cookie
We may participate in Google AdWords and your website Use Information is shared with the Adwords advertising network by using the DoubleClick cookie, which is a third-party cookie used by Google. To opt-out of this use, please visit https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en.
We may also participate in any and all of the following Google Analytics Advertising Features provided by Google: Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) for connecting the tracking activity performed by Google Analytics and its cookies with the Adwords advertising network using the DoubleClick cookie. We may share your Use Information and certain demographic information (such as your age and gender) that we may collect from time to time from your use on this Website. In order to opt-out, please visit https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en. You may opt-out of the Google Analytics service by using Google’s Browser Add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Do We Sell Your Identity Information?
We make every effort to respect your privacy and we will never sell, license or disclose any of your Identity Information, by itself or bundled with any website use or other information you provide or that we collect to any third parties for any purpose not expressly set forth in this Policy, without your express written consent. We only share or disclose any Identity Information or other information collected from You as expressly set forth in this Policy.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request once per year certain information regarding our disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes that we share during the immediately preceding calendar year. If You are a California resident and desire to make such a request,please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the words “California Privacy Disclosure Request” in the subject line.
Third-Party Privacy Practices Disclaimer
We may disclose certain Identity information if: i) requested via a subpoena, court order, or local, state, federal or international law enforcement request to release any such information; or ii) in order to investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; or iii) to protect our rights or protect our property, or any or the rights of our customers or other third parties.
When you visit this Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. If you send us an email communication, call us or send a written correspondence for any reason, we may create a file and store your email and other Identity Information specific to you. We generally will maintain a record and keep notes of all communications with you.
All messages transmitted by you on this Website or to us shall considered confidential and shall not be deemed to be accessible to the general public. However, absent any kind of attorney-client relationship that would be memorialized in a written retainer agreement based on our office policy you should not transmit any communications or correspondences to us that you intend only the intended recipient(s) to read. Notice is hereby given that all messages or electronic data transmitted onto this Website can and may be read by us, regardless of whether we are the intended recipient of any such message(s).
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We use reasonable, industry standard security measures to protect all Identity Information and billing information you provide. For instance, when you provide any credit card or other billing or shipping information through our checkout process, we encrypt that information during transmission using either Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TSL) encryption. We make no guarantee, warranty or representation that your credit card or other billing information, or any other information you provide through this Website, will remain secure at all times from any illegal or unauthorized access of the information by third parties. We shall not, under any circumstances, be held responsible or liable for information or transmissions that are accessed by third parties illegally or without authorization through this Website and/or network. We will report any unauthorized access of your information promptly upon discovery, and we will use our best efforts to remedy any security vulnerability that contributed to the unauthorized access.
Information Storage And International Transfer
Any Identity information and all other information which we collect on this Website will be stored and processed in our servers located in the United States. If you reside outside the United States, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of any information from your country to the United States.
How to Update, Change or View Your Personally Identifiable Information
If you would like to request any changes or updates to any Identity Information you have provided to us, or if you would like to view any information we have collected from your use of this Website, please contact us and request the same by sending an email to: email@example.com. Please include the words “Personal Information Request.” If you make any information requests, we will require that you provide proof of your identity, which may include providing us with a copy of a driver’s license, social security card and/or birth certificate. We also reserve the right to require that you sign and provide us with a notarized affidavit verifying your identity before we update or release any information to you.
Upon any acquisition, merger, sale or other change of control of our business/organization, we reserve the right to transfer any Identity information you have submitted to this Website as part of the property owned by us to our successor resulting from such merger, acquisition, sale, etc. In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, We reserve the right to transfer your Identity Information to protect any of the our rights or as required by law.