Privacy Policy

Effective July 17, 2017 Last amended July 18, 2017

We are committed to the protection of your privacy. In the course of using this Blog, you may provide us with information about yourself. We work diligently to ensure that we have taken appropriate administrative and technical measures to prevent the unauthorized or unlawful use of your information, and to prevent any accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, such information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and safeguard information collected on this Blog.

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. Any changes will appear on this page. By continuing to use this Blog, you accept the present terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

We collect information about visitors to the Blog in two primary ways:

First, we use technologies that automatically collect and store Non-Personal Data when you visit the Blog, including sending one or more “cookies,” “web beacons,” or other anonymous identifiers to your device.

Second, you may also affirmatively provide information about yourself (“Personally Identifiable Information”), such as by calling or e-mailing us.

We may keep any collected information for an unlimited period of time, or for the amount of time permitted by law.

Non-Personal Data

When you visit the Blog, we may automatically collect certain Non-Personal Data such as:

  • Your IP address and geographic location;
  • The date and time you access the Blog and other Websites;
  • The URLs of Websites and pages you visit before, during, and after you visit the Blog; and
  • Information about your device hardware and software.

We may also place cookies on your computer to recognize you on return visits, to enhance your browsing experience, and to collect additional information about you for traffic analysis. Cookies are small files with code and text that are saved on your device upon accessing certain websites that use them. Web beacons are also small files saved to your device, often by web analytics software to track visitor information. Cookies and web beacons allow us to conduct traffic analysis to better understand the Blog’s visitors, and while they contain information unique to your device and browser, they do not provide any Personally Identifiable Information.

We may contract with third-party service providers to better understand our visitors. These third parties may use cookies and other identifiers to collect Non-Personal Data, such as your gender, age, industry, interests, etc., but we do not control how third parties use these technologies.

Acceptance of these anonymous identifiers is not required for Blog functionality. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your device, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Blog. Google may use and share information collected about you in accordance with the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. We will not merge Personally Identifiable Information with Non-Personal Data without your prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to that merger. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits by disabling cookies or by opting out of Google Analytics.

Personally Identifiable Information

We may collect information that identifies you (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you interact and voluntarily provide such information. Personally Identifiable Information is data that allows you to be identified as a particular person, such as your name, address, or phone number.

The type of Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Website may include:

  • Your name;
  • Your contact information (e.g., address, phone number, and e-mail address); and
  • Any other information you choose to provide.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not automatically collect Personally Identifiable Information about you, and do not collect such information without your consent.

Use of Information

We will not use or disclose to any third parties the information it collects from this Website, except as provided by this Privacy Policy.

Non-Personal Data

We reserve the right to use Non-Personal Data in ways including, but not limited to:

  • Improving the usability and design of the Blog;
  • Evaluating and improving the content of the Blog;
  • Diagnosing problems with the Blog; and
  • Assessing the interests and demands of visitors to the Blog.

We may share your Non-Personal Data with third parties or permit third parties to place cookies, tags, web beacons, and other anonymous identifiers to collect additional Non-Personal Data when you browse the Blog. We or other third parties may use the collected Non-Personal Data to serve advertisements and targeted advertisements to you before, during, and after your visit to the Blog.

Personally Identifiable Information

Once collected, the Firm may use your Personally Identifiable Information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

  • Answering your emails or online requests;
  • Delivering and processing surveys and newsletters;
  • Personalizing and improving the usability of the Website;
  • Fulfilling and/or delivering products and services requested by you; and
  • Keeping you informed about events.

We will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties except where:

  • You have given your express consent to share the information with third parties;
  • We, in our good-faith judgment, determine we need to provide your information to a third party in order to deliver services you requested; or
  • Disclosure is required by law or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ourselves, or members of the general public.

Opting Out

Visitors may wish to block or disable cookies on your device, thereby restricting the collection of Non-Personal Data enabled through the use of cookies. Using Google Ads Settings, you can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads. For more information about opting out of Google Analytics tracking, you may visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs.

Information Transmitted Is Not Secure

Any information sent to the us by e-mail or through the Blog is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only. If you choose to send information to us over the internet, including by e-mail or contact form, you do so at your own risk.

Transmission of Information Does Not Form an Attorney–Client Relationship

Transmission of information from this Blog does not create an attorney–client relationship, nor is it intended to do so. The transmission of the Blog, in part or in whole, and/or any communication with us through this Blog does not constitute or create an attorney–client relationship.

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