1. Information you choose to Submit. We collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, company, address, telephone number, email address, etc. ("Personal Information") only if you choose to share such information with us. For example, you may be required to provide us with certain Personal Information to register with the Site and at other times. The decision to provide this information is optional; however, if you decide not to register or provide such information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site.
If you contact us by email or otherwise through the site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and we may use your email address or other information you provide in your message to respond to you. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT SUBMISSION OF AN EMAIL TO POOLE & SHAFFERY OR TO ANY POOLE & SHAFFERY ATTORNEY OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE SITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT OR OTHER PRIVILEGED OR CONFIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIP. THEREFORE, IF YOU DISCLOSE INFORMATION IN THIS MANNER, THERE IS NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE, CONFIDENTIALITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTION THAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH INFORMATION, AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE OR DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO POOLE & SHAFFERY OR ITS ATTORNEYS. ACCORDINGLY, DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU WISH TO REMAIN PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL.
From time to time, we might establish a business relationship with other persons or entities whom we believe trustworthy and whom we have asked to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with ours ("Service Providers"). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such analytics tools, data management services, Web hosting, Web development, and marketing. We provide our Service Providers with the information reasonably necessary for them to perform these services. Each Service Provider must agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
In certain instances we may disclose Personal Information and Non-Personal Information when we believe it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against persons or entities in order to protect us or our users or when we believe that the law or legal process requires such disclosure.
4. Public Areas. Please be advised that, whenever you voluntarily post information to any community or interactive areas of the Site, such information can and may be accessed by the public. This means that any person or entity with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
5. Security. Information that we collect is stored on servers that we manage, using standard security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information in an effort to protect information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site, and you do so at your own risk.
6. Children's Privacy Statement. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.
Effective Date: May 17, 2009