Chicago Lawyer ("Chicago Lawyer") operates lawyerchicago.net and may operate other websites. It is Chicago Lawyer's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Chicago Lawyer collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Chicago Lawyer's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Chicago Lawyer's visitors use its website. From time to time, Chicago Lawyer may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Chicago Lawyer also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on lawyerchicago.net blogs/sites. Chicago Lawyer only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Chicago Lawyer's websites choose to interact with Chicago Lawyer in ways that require Chicago Lawyer to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Chicago Lawyer gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at lawyerchicago.net to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Chicago Lawyer are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Chicago Lawyer collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Chicago Lawyer. Chicago Lawyer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Chicago Lawyer may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Chicago Lawyer may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Chicago Lawyer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Chicago Lawyer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Chicago Lawyer's behalf or to provide services available at Chicago Lawyer's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Chicago Lawyer's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Chicago Lawyer will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Chicago Lawyer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Chicago Lawyer believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Chicago Lawyer, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Chicago Lawyer website and have supplied your email address, Chicago Lawyer may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Chicago Lawyer and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Chicago Lawyer takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Chicago Lawyer, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Chicago Lawyer goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Chicago Lawyer may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.