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Privacy Policy

The Burleson Firm (the “Firm”) understands your concerns with your privacy and takes them very seriously. This Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy) applies only to information transmitted or collected through www.theburlesonfirm.com (the “website”). This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.  Our Privacy Policy was last updated and posted on December 24, 2014.

Your Privacy

Our Privacy Policy is a legal notice that tells you what kind of personal information that we collect and when and how we may use the personal information collected at this site, and the steps that we take to protect your information.  If we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.  The Firm may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  This policy will contain the last revision date as well as contact information so that you can reach us if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy.

Use of this Site

This policy governs your use of this website and any content, products or services made available through this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you agree to the terms described in this privacy policy, including any amendments which may be made to it from time to time. In the process of updating the website or changing the services provided by the Firm, this policy may be changed. The Firm does not issue any notice of such changes in any manner other than by posting the changes to this website. Any such changes to this privacy policy are effective upon posting. We recommend that you review this policy each time before using this website as it is your sole responsibility to remain informed of any changes to the policy which may affect you. The Firm is not responsible for the privacy policy or collection practices of any third-party websites or applications which the Firm does not own or control. This website is intended for use of individuals located in the United States who are seeking legal assistance in the State of Alabama. The user agrees that this policy shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Alabama.

Definitions

“Non Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Website with a web browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.

“Personally Identifiable Information” is 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.  Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your name, email address, and other related information that you provide to us.

Information We Collect

As a Visitor, you can browse our website to find out more about our website. You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.  However, Personally Identifiable Information is required to access user-specific information or receive a free consultation. We do not share personal information that you provide with third parties unless the disclosure is required by law or you consent to the disclosure or you are informed of the possibility of disclosure in this Privacy Policy.

We automatically collect non personal information about our users directly from the user and also by means of tracking technology, including the use of cookies. Certain information may be stored on our Web server logs. The information collected is primarily used to fulfill your specific requests and provide you with a personalized internet experience.

Automatic Information

When you use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.

Methods of Collecting Information

Web Server Log Files

Some of the information gathered from users may be stored in web server log files.  These files log visitors to the site and are usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics.  The files are records of the activities on our sites. The servers may automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may store include your Internet protocol address, your browser and computer type, your operating system, your Internet service provider, your mobile platform, unique device identifier (UDID), your geographic location, and your browsing history. The information we collect helps us to analyze trends, administer and improve the site, track users’ movement around the site, gather demographic information, and protect the website and its content from inappropriate use.  The information gathered is not typically linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies

This site may use cookies to automatically collect, store and track information about you. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer or mobile device by your web browser.  The cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  We use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on our Website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Cookies are used to keep track of such things as browser type and operating system, browsing activity, website preferences and the number of visitors to the site. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.  This data may be shared with third party service providers (such as domain managers and SEO technicians) for marketing and other purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any Personally Identifiable Information about you, other than the data you voluntarily choose to share with us.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to disable the use of cookies if you prefer.  However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on our Website correctly or at all.  Any personal information linked to a cookie is used only to fulfill the user’s requests.

Third Party Tracking Tools

We also use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of our Website. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

We only use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) to improve and optimize our site based on your past visits to our Site.  If you choose, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

Protection of Information

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information.

We take reasonable measures and maintain appropriate security protocols to help to protect your personal and confidential information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use and disclosure. However, any time data is transmitted electronically, there is a danger of breach. Since the possibility of data being compromised can never be completely eliminated, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information under all possible circumstances. Any information submitted is done so at the user’s risk. The user understands that even with appropriate security measures, unauthorized persons may find a means to bypass security and illegally access personal information which, as a result may be stolen or altered.

What we do with the information we gather

We require the information gathered to understand your needs and provide you with better information, and in particular for the following reasons:

Distribution of Information

Personally Identifiable Information

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We will not sell, rent, or otherwise distribute your personal information to third parties for any other commercial purposes unless disclosure is necessary to protect or promote the Firm’s legitimate business interests.  We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates, employees, agents, vendors and contractors who provide services to us with regards to our Website.  These include website hosting companies, search engine optimization technicians, companies that provide marketing services, payment processors and similar service providers. These companies are not authorized to use the information provided for any purpose beyond what is reasonably necessary to fulfill their services to the Firm.

The Firm may use your personal information for the purpose of providing you with information about services that may be of interest to you and for any other marketing and survey purpose on behalf of the Firm.

Non Personal Information

We also retain the right to collect and use any Non Personal Information collected from your use of our website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our website and the resources that we provide.  We may also provide this Non Personal Information to third parties who provide services to us with regards to our Website.

Legally Required Releases of Information

We may be legally required or it may otherwise be necessary to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, court order or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Terms of Use or otherwise exercise our legal rights; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other visitors; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of the Firm, its owners, employees, affiliates, or other website users.  We also reserve the right to use or disclose such information when permitted by the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct and when necessary to prevent the commission of future illegal acts, fraud, or physical harm to another person.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our direct control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control over or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked Websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information.

Our Email Policy

We fully comply with national laws regarding SPAM. You can always opt out of receipt of further marketing email correspondence from us.  We agree that we will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any third-party.

Site Content is Not Legal Advice

The contents of this website are provided for informational purposes only. It is purely a public resource of general information and is not intended to be legal advice and should not be construed as such or relied upon for any purpose. The information in this website is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified Alabama attorney. Those individuals in need of legal representation should contact a licensed Alabama attorney directly to review the specific facts and issues in question to obtain a competent and informed legal opinion.

No Attorney-Client Privilege

The use or communication of information through this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. Any communication with the Firm through is website prior to a direct, verbal consultation with a licensed attorney with this Firm and the express establishment of an attorney-client relationship is not protected by the attorney-client privilege against disclosure.  No confidential or sensitive information should be transmitted or submitted through any part of this site except as authorized by the Firm by virtue of a written retainer agreement and the creation of a private user account and personal user id. Confidential and sensitive information should then only be provided within the security of the client’s account. No confidential or sensitive information should be posted or submitted in the public areas of this website at any time or under any circumstances.  Transmission of any confidential information, even via a secure account is done at your own risk.  Although the Firm takes reasonable steps to protect your information, the risk of a security breach can never be completely eliminated.

Disclaimer

Alabama Rule of Professional Conduct 7.2 requires the following disclaimer in all published communications regarding a lawyer’s services: “No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services to be performed by other lawyers.”

Privacy Policy Updates

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. You should review this Privacy Policy frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will not notify you other than by posting the changes to our Website.  We will also change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our Privacy Policy you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail: staff@theburlesonfirm.com

By Phone: 1 (205) 795-2033

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted and are effective as of the date of posting.

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