Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Law Office of Jerry Joseph, PLC (“Firm”) website.

I, Jerry Joseph, understand the importance users place on their privacy, and this Privacy Policy describes in detail how this Firm will use and protect any personally identifiable information collected from this website.

   Please review this Privacy Policy before using this website or submitting any personal information to understand how this Firm collects, uses, protects or otherwise handles your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on this website.

  1. Collected Information
  2. Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

On this website, PII information refers to any information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.  This Firm may collect PII information, including names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

This Firm may collect your PII when:

  • you register on this website;
  • you place an order;
  • you subscribe to a newsletter; or
  • you request this Firm to contact you.

This Firm will only use your PII for the following purposes:

  • to deliver the products and/or services that you have requested;
  • to verify compliance with the Terms and Conditions;
  • for content and website improvement;
  • to personalize your experience and to allow this Firm to deliver the type of content and services in which you are most interested; and
  • to contact you regarding your use of the website or request for information regarding this Firm’s services.

This Firm protects your PII by:

  • regularly scanning this website for security holes and known vulnerabilities;
  • implementing regular Malware Scanning procedures;
  • storing all PII within secured networks only accessible by a limited number of persons having authorized access rights to such systems and who are legally obligated to keep all information confidential; and
  • encrypting all sensitive/credit information via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

This Firm further implements a variety of security measures when users place an order, submit information, or access their profile in order to maintain the safety of all PII.  In addition, all transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on the Firm’s servers.

  1. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to cookies, session logs, web beacons, tags, ads, third-party click tracking analytics tools, including Google Analytics, third-party retargeting services that may display this Firm’s advertisements to you on other sites you visit, and various other third-party services that provide user-requested emails to obtain Non-Personally Identifiable Information about visitors.

Cookies are text files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  Cookies are used by the browser to store your preferences, and enable us to enhance your user experience with the Firm’s website.  The Firm may use cookies to help its service provide compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that the Firm can improve site experience.  The Firm may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

Please note that you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies, through your browser settings.

  1. Third-Party Disclosure

This Firm does not sell, trade, or otherwise release any user’s Personally Identifiable Information to outside third-parties.

  1. Third-Party Links

This Firm does not include or offer third-party products or services on this website.

  1. Advertising
  2. Google

This Firm uses Google Advertising, including Adsense and Adwords, to provide a positive experience on the website.  Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this website.  Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet.  However, users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.  Additional information on Google’s Advertising Principles may be found at https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

 

Please note that this Firm, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

  1. Opting Out

Please note that users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page.  Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

  1. California Residents – Online Privacy Protection Act

Under California State law (referred to as “CalOPPA”), commercial websites and online services are required to post a privacy policy.  This law further requires any person or company in the United States that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared.  Please note that additional information on CalOPPA may be found at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

 

According to CalOPPA, this Firm agrees to the following:

  • to allow users to visit this website anonymously;
  • to provide a link to this privacy policy on the home page (or on the first significant page after entering the website) with the Terms and Conditions;
  • to include the word “privacy” in the privacy policy link specified above;
  • to notify users of any changes to the Firm’s privacy policy on the Privacy Policy page; and
  • to allow users to change personal information by logging into their user profiles.
  1. Do-Not-Track Signals Policy

This Firm honors Do-Not-Track signals and therefore will not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do-Not-Track (DNT) browser mechanism is used.  However, please note that we do allow third-party behavioral tracking.

  1. Children Online Privacy Protection Act

Commercial websites and online services directed to children under 13 or general audience websites having actual knowledge of collecting personal information from children are required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

 

This Firm does not knowingly intend to collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 years of age.  However, if your minor child has submitted personally identifiable information to this website, you may contact us using the contact information provided below to request deletion of this information.  Upon receipt of such a request, the Firm will make all reasonable efforts to permanently remove your child’s information from the Firm’s database.

  1. Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

  1. Fair Information Practice Policy

This Firm is committed to implementing policies and procedure to ensure all data and personal information is secure.  However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As such, should a data breach occur, the Firm will notify you via email within 7 business days.

This Firm further agrees to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law.  This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.