- How and Why We Collect Personal Information
- Personal Information We Collect
- How We Use Your Information
- Advertisers’ Forms
- Links to Other Websites
- About Cookies
- Children and Minors
- International Users
- Do Not Track
- How to Contact Us
Personal information is any data that can be used to locate, identify, or contact you, plus other information related to that data. We collect personal information for business purposes when you interact with us—for example, to provide you with relevant content, answer your emails, and develop and improve our services. We receive personal information in two ways: directly from you or by using cookies to keep track of your interactions with our websites.
When you interact with Legal Consumer websites, we collect the following personal information:
Transactional information. Our "log files" automatically collect and store the following information: the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet; the internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and the internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our sites.
Your zip code. We use persistent cookies to anonymously track your zip code and other numbers you enter on our websites so we can provide you with relevant information and data on your return visits to our sites. We do not ask your name or any other personally identifying information, nor do we want or need it. Our websites are primarily designed to give general information to the general public.
Contact information. If you send us an email, we may collect personally identifying information such as your name, street address, email address, phone number, and other information you directly provide to us.
Contact information for those seeking a lawyer's help. If you fill in a form asking to have a local lawyer contact you, we may collect personally identifying information such as your name, street address, email address, phone number, and other information you directly provide to us to forward to a service provider who wishes to assist consumers in your area.
We use transactional information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our websites, to ensure the sites are working properly, and to help us make our sites more useful. We do not use it to track or record information about individuals. Generally, we delete transactional information after one year.
When you provide us with contact information through our contact form, we use it only to respond to your correspondence with us.
When you provide us with contact information through our Talk to a Lawyer form, we use it only to forward to a service provider so they can contact you.
When We Share Information
We do not otherwise sell, rent, or provide your name or contact information to third parties, except in circumstances where the law requires us to share it.
6a. Types of Cookies We Use
Our websites use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us remember your zip code when you return to the site and keeps you in that zip code as you browse different legal subjects. A session cookies lasts only for as long as your current visit to a website or a browser session.
We also use display advertising from Google AdSense, specifically “demographics and interest reporting” to advertise online, sell advertising, and develop content. We may also use Adobe Flash, which can act like a cookie by storing information on your device in a file outside your browser.
We also use analytics services from Facebook to monitor who is using our site so that we can improve our services and keep them relevant.
Because our pages include ads, your web browser may request advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers. These networks can then view, edit, or set their own cookies as though you had requested visited their website directly.
6c. How to Manage Cookies
To limit cookies or to receive warnings when a website attempts to place a cookie on your computer, go to your web browser’s settings and implement the rules you want. Be advised, however, that if you limit cookies, your user experience will no longer be personalized and you may not be able to save settings such as login information.
Learn how to prevent Facebook from using its information about you here.
To opt out from AddThis from using information to target advertising to you, click here.
This website is not intended for use by children or minors under the age of 18. We cannot prohibit children or minors from visiting this website; we rely on parents and guardians to decide which materials are appropriate for children or minors.
We will not intentionally collect any personal information from children or minors under the age of 18 through this website. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child or minor under the age of 18 through this website, please contact us. If we learn that we have collected information from a person under the age of 18, we will promptly delete it.
Our policy regarding children and minors is intended to satisfy the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World.
Our headquarters are located in the United States. Our websites are hosted and managed in the United States or hosted with cloud service providers who are headquartered in the United States. All of our websites are intended only for users in the United States. No matter where you are located, information you provide to us or that we obtain when you use our websites will be subject to U.S. law, which may differ from the laws of the country where you live. When you use our websites or provide your information to us, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States.
We do not currently honor "Do Not Track" browser signals or mechanisms that indicate a request to disable online tracking of individual users who use our websites.
Generally, we use tracking technology to remember you when you return to one of our websites, to customize the content and offers you see, to understand and analyze usage trends, and to learn about visitor behavior on our sites so that we can improve our offerings.
To opt out of tracking by third party advertisers
If you have technical problems with the operation of our websites, please report them using our contact page.
P.O. Box 7912
Berkeley, CA 94707