EFFECTIVE DATE: June 8, 2012
2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
2.1. WHAT BASIC INFORMATION DO I COLLECT?
In operating the Site, you have the opportunity to sign up for a newsletter or contact me. Your information will always be kept confidential. However, your messages or sign up information will pass through third party providers [email systems or newsletter software], so please keep this in mind.
2.2. WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DO I COLLECT?
(a) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. My servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services I offer.
(b) COOKIES. From time to time, I may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows me to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to the Site. I do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do I employ any data capture mechanisms on the Site other than cookies. Cookies help me learn which areas of the Site are useful to visitors and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at this Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.
(c) GOOGLE REMARKETING AND DOUBLECLICK ADVERTISING COOKIES
The Site is marketed through Google Adwords and the remarketing feature provided in Adwords. This remarketing feature allows me to provide targeted advertising in the future by placing a cookie on your site when you visit mine. If you do not wish to receive this type of advertising from us in the future you can opt out using the DoubleClick opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
3. USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
3.1. WHAT DOES I DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
(a) PERSONAL INFORMATION. I will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by myself or to comply with the law. I may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. I may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to the Site, or to send you additional information about the legal services I offer. I will not and do not sell or rent information to third party advertisers.
(b) ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. I use anonymous information to analyze Site traffic, but I do not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, I may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with the server, to administer the site, or to display the content according to your preferences.
(c) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. I may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on myself, to (2) protect and defend the rights or property of my firm, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
(e) SALE OF INFORMATION. In order to accommodate changes in my business, I may sell or buy portions of a law firm or its assets, including the information collected through this Web site. If Company or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer. I will contact each of you personally for your consent before doing so.
(f) ACCESS TO INFORMATION. Unfortunately, I do not maintain any procedures for you to review or request changes to the information that I collect about you, except that you may request that I remove all information about you by contacting me in accordance with Section 6.1 below.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that I obtain from you, but I make no assurances about the ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
5. WEBSITE AREAS BEYOND MY CONTROL
5.1. PUBLIC FORUMS
The Site includes the ability for visitors to make comments on articles posted. Please understand that these are comments being made in public and you should be careful in your postings. Under no conditions should you make statements regarding any personal legal issue you have or may have. If you have questions regarding a legal situation, please contact me directly using the form on the Contact page.
5.2. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, I am not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
6. CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
6.1. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about this Policy or the practices related to this Site please feel contact me at:
Law Office of Richard A. Chapo
5040 Seachase Way
San Diego, California 92130
Or via the Contact page on the menu at the top of this site.
7.2. UPDATES AND CHANGES
I reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.