I. Information We Collect
A. INFORMATION WE COLLECT DIRECTLY FROM YOU
We may collect information directly from you when you use our Services — for example, when you submit to contact an attorney. In such cases, we may ask you to provide us with one or more of the following pieces of information:
Self reported details to the incident in question
B. INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED
1. Information Collected
When you visit the Site, use the Services, or open an email from Injury Law Geek, we may automatically receive and record certain information from your computer, web browser and/or mobile device, including without limitation:
IP address or other device address or ID.
Web browser and/or device type.
Geolocation data, including if you use the Site on a mobile device.
Hardware and software settings and configurations.
Web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after visiting the Site.
Pages you view on the Site.
Your actions on the Site, including the electronic path you take to our Site, through our Site and when exiting our Site, as well as your usage and activity on our Site, such as the links and objects you view, click.
Dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Services.
2. Cookie Information
When you use the Services, we may send one or more Cookies (which are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer or mobile device. We may use both Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. A Session Cookie disappears after you close your browser. A Persistent Cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Services. Persistent Cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your Cookie settings. If you delete, or choose not to accept, Cookies from the Services, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Services to their fullest potential.
3. Third-Party Web Beacons and Third-Party Buttons
We may implement third-party advertising or other content on the Site that may use clear GIFs or other forms of web beacons, which allow the third-party content provider to read and write Cookies to your web browser in connection with your viewing of the third-party content on the Site. Additionally, we may implement third-party buttons (such as Facebook “like” or “share” buttons) that may allow a third party to collect information about you through their browser Cookies, even when you do not interact with the button.
We also engage third-party partners and vendors like Google Analytics, Bombora and StackAdapt, who provide analytics and advertising services, to assist us in providing you the Site and our Services. We allow these third parties, including nonaffiliated business partners, advertising networks, analytics providers, and other advertising service providers, to automatically collect data and other information about your online activities on the Site and across your browsers and devices using cookies, web beacons, mobile advertising identifiers and other technologies. For example, we may use third-party analytics tools to help us understand and record the electronic path you take to our Site, through our Site and when exiting our Site, as well as your usage and activity on our Site, such as the links and objects you view, click or otherwise interact with. We use this data for our own analytics and advertising purposes, as well as to facilitate partner relationships and your interactions with other third parties. In addition, certain of our third-party partners may use this information to display online advertisements tailored to your interests and preferences across your browsers and devices, to conduct ad campaign measurement and website analytics, to detect, prevent and report fraud, or to carry out their own business and commercial purposes.
II. How We Use Your Information
Your information is an integral part of our operations, and we use it in various ways to provide services and operate our business. We use the information you provide, for example:
A. To provide you the Services you request and enable non-affiliated third parties to provide additional services to you.
B. To operate, maintain and improve the Services and create new features and functionality.
C. To understand and analyze usage trends and preferences of our users across different devices.
D. We may use your e-mail address or other personal information (a) to contact you for administrative purposes such as customer service, (b) to address intellectual property, right of privacy or defamation issues related to content you have posted on the Services, and/or (c) to send you promotional materials, offers, and/or messages related to the Services and the activities of third parties we work with. Generally, you can opt out of receiving promotional communications, through links provided in the messages, by updating your account preferences through the Services, or by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. We may use Cookie Information and Automatically Collected Information to: (a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Services; (b) pre-fill forms; (c) provide customized advertisements, content, and information across your devices; (d) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Services and third-party marketing activities; (e) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (f) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
III. How We Share Your Information
A. We may disclose your information in connection with providing the services and operating our business. For example, we may share personal information, such as name, email, phone, and self-reported information regarding the request, with nonaffiliated third-party service providers to find a match for enrichment purposes.
B. We may share your information with third-party service providers to support our internal and business operations. In such cases, service providers may use the information only as necessary to provide the services to us and are contractually required to keep your information confidential and secure.
1. For website, application development, hosting, data storage, maintenance, and other services for us.
2. For internal marketing, delivery of emails, including promotional, marketing and transactional materials, delivery of other promotional materials, including via postal mailers, SMS and text messaging, and online and social media promotions and advertising.
C. We may share de-identified and/or aggregate analytics with third-party partners about how users interact with our Services, including usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the service.
D. We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as copyright law), in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement activity.
F. If you submit a request through our Services, a third-party service provider may directly contact you with information via telephone, SMS, and/or email. You may also receive telemarketing calls as a result of submitting the request, even if you are on the National Do Not Call Registry or any other similar registry.
H. You may, of course, decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Services.
I. You have the option to refuse any free consultations or offers for services provided after you submit a request to a third party through the Services.