In general, you can visit GoodmanLaw(sm) on the World Wide Web without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our Web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. GoodmanLaw(sm) uses this information to measure the use of our site and to improve the content of our site.
There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. Usually, the personal information we collect is used only by us to respond to your inquiry, process an order or allow you to access specific account information.
Except in the course of officially authorized law enforcement investigations, or in the event of a suspected attempt to deliberately circumvent our system’s security with the intent to gain unauthorized access or to do physical damage (for example, an attack by hackers), we do not attempt to identify individual users or share any information we receive. In the latter case, collected information associated with a suspected intruder might be shared with appropriate law enforcement agencies or with the State Bar of Arizona.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act protects the online privacy and personal information of children under 13. In compliance with this act, GoodmanLaw(sm) does not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from individuals under 13 years of age. KIDS: Be smart and be cool; be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself to us or anyone else over the Internet.
Cookies are data a Web site can send to your browser and which might be stored on your hard drive. A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases, and preferences. They are used to keep track of passwords, preferences, and various aspects of a user’s “session” with a Website, and can be used to direct advertisements and prepare customized Web pages. Some applications may save a “cookie” on your computer’s hard disk to provide a temporary history of actions taken. A common example is the tracking of items placed in an online “shopping basket.” We do not retain any record of “cookies” beyond what is necessary for running the application.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.) If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, browse on over to www.networkadvertising.org.
When you send us personally identifying information via e-mail (that is, in a message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a form that e-mails us this information), we use it to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to others who are better able to answer your questions. We do not retain or distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of GoodmanLaw(sm) except as necessary to comply with law, protect our interests and conduct our business. Information collected via e-mail will be retained at our discretion in a directly readable form for as long as necessary to complete our response. The e-mail itself may be retained in an archival form as required by laws, regulations, and procedures governing the retention of records of law firms.
Ordering products or services
When you voluntarily provide us with personal information such as name, shipping and billing address, and credit card number when ordering products or services online, we use the information to fulfill your order. We may forward the information collected to other computer systems (such as secure electronic commerce servers) to complete the requested transaction.
Links to Non-GoodmanLaw(sm) Sites
Information collected via online surveys may be maintained at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.
Web server activity logs
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol” or IP address. When a visitor requests a page from GoodmanLaw(sm), our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our Web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors. Like most web servers on the Internet, our servers collect and store all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page, including:
the name, domain, and numerical Internet address of the “host” computer (typically a computer belonging to your Internet Service Provider and not your personal computer) from which you access the Internet.
the date and time you accessed our site;
the Internet address of the web page that you came from);
the files that have been downloaded;
the things that were searched for on our site;
the page you requested from our site and the number of characters sent to your computer; and
the information your web browser software sends as its so-called “User Agent,” which typically identifies the browser software and may also indicate the operating system and type of CPU used in your personal computer. It is impossible to determine the actual identity of an individual user from this information.
Extracts of the log files are archived and stored off-line at our discretion for an indefinite period of time. Some statistical summaries derived from these data may be retained online or off-line at our discretion for an indefinite period of time. The logs are periodically summarized and analyzed in order to study site usage over time and to perform other studies to help us improve the site’s organization, performance, and usefulness.
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GoodmanLaw(sm) Public-Domain Software
Links may be provided to public-domain software developed by or for GoodmanLaw(sm). Although these programs have been used by GoodmanLaw(sm), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy and functioning of the programs and related program material, nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by GoodmanLaw(sm) in connection therewith.
Disclosure of Information to Others
GoodmanLaw(sm) will disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
1) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on GoodmanLaw(sm),
2) Protect and defend the rights or property of GoodmanLaw(sm), or visitors to GoodmanLaw(sm),
3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties,
4) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities,
5) Uphold or defend the duties of our attorneys practicing law in the State of Arizona,
6) Comply with Arizona Supreme Court rules and the rules affecting lawyers in the State of Arizona.
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