Your privacy is
important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice
explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make
about the way your information is collected and used. You agree to agree
to these policies by virtue of using our website in a way that leads to
you providing us with personal information.
State Law & Accompanying Rights
that you may have additional rights originating from State laws based on
where you live. These State-based rights may augment, strengthen, or
otherwise somehow compliment any privacy rights you have inherently or
under Federal law. Our policy is to comply fully with the privacy policies
of every jurisdiction in which we operate. Accordingly, you are free to
use our Contact information to reach us at any time to assert any State
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that
reason, our website will never collect or maintain information at our
website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our
website is structured to attract anyone under 18.
Under our Terms of Service and Conditions of Use, children under 18 are
not allowed to use our website and access our services. It is not our
intention to offer products or services to minors.
alawyerin.us uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site.
The tool uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to
collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour
information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie
about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted
to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of this
website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical
analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable
Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP
address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will
link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able
to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you
consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and
for the purposes set out above.
Other Collection of Personal Information
When visiting our website, the IP address used to access our website may
be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is
purely used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users
movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use such
as statistical assessments and website improvement. Most importantly, any
recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable
Other information may be collected as well, which is rather typical of
most websites. For instance, the source that referred you to our website
is generally known. Likewise, your duration on our website, and your
destination when you leave our website can also be tracked. Other common
data collected includes the type of operating system the computer you are
using to access our website has. Similarly, the type of web browser is
often noted. Again, this is common data collection, and helps ultimately
produce a better end-user experience.
Cookies are another common internet practice. Cookies are a key means of
improving user experience by allows us to customize your use of our
website. Simple information is transferred to your computer to allow the
content and experience to reflect your actions, preferences, and so on.
that you are free to make adjustments in your web browser to disable these
or otherwise receive notification of cookies so you can take whatever
desired action you so choose. Please understand that refusing cookies may
cripple some of our website features and render some aspects useless to
At times, you will be fully aware of information received, as you are the
direct source providing it. For instance, you may comment on a business
listing, reply to an email (whether broadcast message or autoresponder),
provide an email address, complete a survey, requests SMS, or otherwise.
Likewise, purchases necessarily involve collecting certain information,
such as credit card information, Paypal addresses, your physical address
for billing and/or shipping, phone number, and so on. Refusing to provide
some of this information may lead to us being unable to provide you with
the products or services you've requested.
A prime example of limited access to our website is where content may be
protected by a username and password. Whether a username and password is
generated by our website, or created by you, these will almost always be
connected with some other information related to or connected with you.
This is true since much content that is protected on the internet is
subscription based, often paid for. Thus, the username and password must
necessarily be tied to your other account data. Usernames and passwords,
by their very nature, should be kept private.
Handling of Personal Information
Note that any personal information you provide to others apart from us or
our vendors is wholly optional. As an example, you might disclose
something in a business listing review or comment. That "private"
information is now "public," and we have no control over that. In like
fashion, you sharing information with any other third party not
functioning as a service provider to us puts that information beyond our
control and becomes subject to the policy that party has in place.
Our primary intention for collecting personal and private information from
you is simply to conduct our business. We can use this internally to
better serve you. Accordingly, we see no reason to share your personal
information to other parties and outside interests unless you have
authorized us to do so.
Of course, there are instances where your information is stored with third
party service providers, such as email service providers, as they provide
services that are industry-leading in quality and security and are far
more beneficial to our end user than attempting such services "in-house."
However, you are never required to deal with any such third party
directly, they are limited in how they use your information, and they
cannot sell or transfer it to others in any way.
However, of course, your information does comprise part of an overall
whole. This aggregate of information, by contrast, may be used to
understand our overall user base. Further, we may share this information
about our website visitors as a whole, not individually, with third
parties for various purposes, in our sole discretion.
While we are staunch privacy advocates, there are times when even we may
be forced to abandon these ideals. Just as major search engines face
ongoing compulsion to provide data against their will, so too may the same
occur with our website. Illegal activity or other serious acts or
allegations could create legal liability for our website. In those cases,
we reserve the right to share your information, or else may simply be
compelled to do so by law.
On the other hand, there may be times when we would need to share your
private information in order to protect our own interests. For instance,
in cases of suspected or alleged copyright infringement or other
intellectual property violations, it may be necessary to share personal
Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART
ads on this website. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to
serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website,
including past visits, as well as other websites on the internet.
To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content
Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to
Google's own privacy policies.
users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness
and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, our
website has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by
third party advertisers. However, you can opt out of some, though likely
not all, of these cookies in one easy location at http://ww.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
Links to Third Party Websites
We have included links on this website for your use and reference. We are
not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be
aware that the privacy policies of these websites may differ from our own.
As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few
simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that
discourages others from entering into the fray.
So here is alawyerin.us comments policy. By posting on my website, you
agree to the following:
You may comment without registering. You can log-in via Disqus, OpenID,
Twitter, Facebook; or not at all. It's up to you. You may post
anonymously. I don't recommend this, but you may do so if you wish. I may
change this rule if it is abused.
You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you
are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, I would
rather receive your comments on alawyerin.us than via email. It is a
better use of my time to address everyone at once rather than answer
several similar emails.
You may disagree with me. I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you
disagree with me; or anyone else, for that matter; do so in a way that is
respectful. In my opinion, there is way too much shouting in the public
square to tolerate it here.
alawyerin.us reserves the right to delete your comments. This is my
website. I don't have an obligation to publish your comments. The First
Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog not
Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is,
in my sole opinion, (a)snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory,
abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false,
misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my
sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property
laws; or (d) "spam" i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise
promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or
your most recent blog post.
You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly
disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on
my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post
here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may
result from those postings.
You grant alawyerin.us a license to post your comments. This license is
worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the
right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute
your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a
book, a video, or presentation.
In short, my goal is to host interesting conversations with caring,
honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will
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