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Privacy Policy

Overview

This Privacy Policy explains how Chernis Law Group (“we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, processes, and otherwise disseminates information that a user (“user,” “you,”) provides to us through this website, chernislaw.com (“Site”).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, then do not access or use the Site.

Information we may collect from you and how we collect it

When you visit our Site, you may be asked to provide basic contact information (e.g., name, organization, address, phone number, e-mail address, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, IP ports, and so on) (collectively, “Personal Information”). We may also collect Personal Information from you when you attend an event in-person hosted by us.

We collect various non-personally identifiable information from you in the course of your navigation of the Site, such as the URL of the site you just came from, the browser version you use, date/time, size of data transferred, pages you visit, and other “clickstream” data (collectively, “Non-Personal Information”).

We also use “cookies” to enhance your Site visit. A “cookie” is information either temporarily or permanently stored in a file on your computer. You can set your browser to reject cookies, but that may limit your use of some convenience features at this Site.

Specifically, we use strictly necessary cookies, which allow you to access and use our Site, and which allow us to deliver our Services to you. For example, when you visit our website and log in to your user account, we use Session ID cookies and Javascript check cookies.

We use performance cookies that allow us to track Site usage. This allows us to learn more about how users use the Site so that we make changes and improvements, as necessary.

We use targeting cookies that measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and to track sites you’ve visited so that we can measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.

How we use information about you

Except as otherwise stated, we may use Personal Information we collect from you to respond to your requests, improve the content and services that we provide, customize this Site to your preferences, communicate information to you (where you have not expressed a preference otherwise), and for other purposes identified to you and as requested by you. We may share Personal Information with our associated entities for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or with certain business partners (e.g., organizations holding events for which a visitor to the Site has registered). Please note that you have the right to withdraw your consent to such use at any time by contacting us directly. From time to time, we use contact information obtained via this Site or in-person events to send e-mail and postal mail supplying clients and visitors with the updates and news regarding the firm and the legal industry. If you register for an event or create an account via our Site, we may contact you by e-mail to send you information about your registration or account (e.g., confirmations, event notifications, etc.). We may also contact Site visitors via e-mail regarding their account status and about changes to any relevant agreements or policies. We may use third-party e-mail providers to deliver these communications to you.

 

How personal information is protected

We take steps online and offline to safeguard the Personal Information that you provide to us. Your data is protected once it reaches our network through the use of secure multi-tiered firewalls. Portions of your data may also be encrypted on our storage server for additional security. Because no system is 100% secure or error-free, please remember that any transmission of Personal Information through the internet is at your own risk. By using our Site, you acknowledge and accept these risks.

 

Access and Options

You have choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information. If you change your mind after opting to receive electronic communications, you may opt out of receiving such communications from us by communicating your preferences to us directly, or by following the unsubscribe link contained in the applicable e-mail. Please note that if you opt- out of receiving marketing-related e-mails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages that are required to provide you with legal services we may provide to you. Subject to applicable laws, you may have rights regarding information that we have collected about you. Please contact us to update or correct your information if it changes or if you believe that any information that we have collected about you is inaccurate.

 

Retention

We will retain Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

 

Access from outside the United States

If you are visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that information may be transferred to, stored in, and processed in the United States.

Sharing personal information with third parties

We will not share any Personal Information we collect with any third party or outside mailing list, other than in the following circumstances: (a) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request; (b) to enforce this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (d) to respond to claims that contact information (e.g. name, e-mail address, etc.) of a third-party has been posted or transmitted without their consent or as a form of harassment; (e) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of us, our users, or the general public; (f) by virtue of undergoing any change in control, including in connection with corporate restructuring, sale or assignment of assets, merger, divestiture, and other changes of control or financial status, in which case we will require the recipient to use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy; (g) to our affiliates, successors, and agents/representatives (for example, consultants), which are required to treat the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy; or (h) pursuant to your explicit approval prior to the disclosure.

 

Third-Party Service Providers

We may use third-party service providers to help us operate the Site, who may collect, store, and/or process your information.

Google Analytics. We have enabled Google Analytics to collect data about our traffic through the use of Google advertisements and other anonymous identifiers. We use Google Analytics cookies and other cookies to compile data to better understand the preferences of visitors to our Site and provide visitors with a more tailored experience. You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting Google’s Opt-Out Browser Add-on website.

Other Third-Party Services. We use other third-party services to obtain, track, and store user information. For example, we use a customer relations management (CRM) software to manage customer data and information. We also use third-party software to collect information from your browser, ISP and computer device in order to capture and analyze user behavior on our Site. The software allows us to track and monitor such actions as clicks, taps, and scrolling behavior.

On occasion, we will use additional content or applications on this Site that is served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, social media websites, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other internet tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Site. We do not control third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If a third party vendor is a part of the Network Advertising Initiative, you can learn more and opt-out by contacting us directly.

reCAPTCHA. This Site implements reCAPTCHA and our use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. reCAPTCHA may only be used to fight spam and abuse on our site. reCAPTCHA will not be used for any other purposes such as determining credit worthiness, employment eligibility, financial status, or insurability of a user. By accessing or using the reCAPTCHA APIs, we have agreed to the Google APIs Terms of Use, Google Terms of Use.

Links to Third Party Sites. Our Site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by us of those other websites, their content or services, or the persons or entities associated with those websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms of all third- party websites or services you may visit.

Contact information

If you have any questions or comments concerning this Privacy Policy, please contact [email protected]

We partner with Thomson Reuters, who might also collect data as part of our marketing efforts. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.