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FindLaw LegalConnection respects the privacy and security of its users. Our goal is to help you search for an attorney by providing the information you give to FindLaw LegalConnection to subscribing attorneys.
In order to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing the privacy practices for the FindLaw LegalConnection site. Here, you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when information is used, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and our Children’s policy.

1) What personally identifiable information is collected?

FindLaw LegalConnection asks you to provide various types of personally identifiable information to enhance your experience on our site. During registration, FindLaw LegalConnection asks for information such as your name, e-mail address, and postal zip code. The more accurate information you provide, the better we are able to customize your experience and match you to a FindLaw LegalConnection attorney who can assist you with your legal matter.

We may also ask you for other information at other times - such as when you complete a survey, enter a contest or participate in a promotion. Whenever you provide personally identifiable information to us, we will make an effort to link to our privacy policy. See below about "cookies" and what other information is collected.

Like virtually all other Web servers, our Web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our sites. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs may contain some or all of the following information:

  • The date of the visit
  • The time and length of the visit
  • The path taken through the Web site
  • The browser being used
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed
  • The amount of time spent listening to audio files
  • The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*
  • Any errors encountered

FindLaw LegalConnection uses this information to aid the technical administration of the sites and to better understand how the site is functioning for our users. This information may be correlated with a user profile, if this information has been provided, to provide special "personalized" services. This information may also be used in aggregate form.

We may track visits to sections of our Web sites in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, "cookies" or a similar technology may be used to update your registration records with session information. If you do not wish to accept a cookie from our servers, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept cookies from the server may result in some limits on the benefits that we can automatically provide as you enjoy the FindLaw LegalConnection Web sites.

2) How and when information is used?

Our primary goal in collecting personally identifiable information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications and many other types of services, most of which are completely free to you.

  • Web Server Logs: Non-personally identifiable information, such as which pages each user visits and the domain name of visitors is collected and used to helps us identify which areas of our site are of interest to our visitors. FindLaw LegalConnection also collects the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of its visitors for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate, anonymous information to our advertisers.
  • Cookies: FindLaw LegalConnection uses cookies to track the flow of the application program and does not store user’s personal information in cookies on its site. No information about you will be collected in this manner. A cookie can be used to tell when your computer has contacted a Web site; we may also use the information for editorial purposes and for other purposes such as measuring certain traffic patterns. For example, cookies are used to ensure that you don't have to reenter your login name or password during your visit. We may also use cookies to track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests.

How we protect your information?
The privacy and protection of your personal information is important to us. Additionally, any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding your FindLaw LegalConnection usage are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any individually identifiable information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts to protect your personal information, FindLaw LegalConnection cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Data Security: We have in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Although FindLaw LegalConnection tries to protect your personal information, FindLaw LegalConnection cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. You are also solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any account information.

3) Who has access to the information?

Except as described below, FindLaw LegalConnection will not disclose any individually identifiable information about its users to any third party without first receiving that user's permission. FindLaw LegalConnection may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to protect the rights or property of FindLaw LegalConnection.

When you are at the FindLaw LegalConnection site and asked for personal information, you share that information with FindLaw LegalConnection who in turn shares that information with subscribing attorneys who advertise in FindLaw LegalConnection.

You should understand that these attorneys might have separate privacy and data collection practices. FindLaw LegalConnection has no control over and accepts no liability for these independent practices. In order to understand the individual privacy policies that each attorney follows, you should ask him or her for a copy of the privacy policy.

4) Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. In general, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event
that we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or any practices on the FindLaw LegalConnection site, please send an e-mail to us at FindLawLegalConnection@Thomson.com or send a letter by regular mail to:

FindLaw LegalConnection
610 Opperman Drive
Eagan MN, 55123

We reserve the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically.
Acceptance of Privacy Statement

Your use of our web site, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this privacy statement and the Terms and Conditions of Service. BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES SET OUT IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time by posting the changes on this page. Your continued use of any portion of the FindLaw LegalConnection web site following posting of the updated privacy statement will constitute your acceptance of the changes.

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