A public service provided by The Chicago Bar Association
Updated: July 6, 2017
We collect non-personally identifying information from users who use our services, including but not limited to IP addresses, device operating systems and browser versions, referring or outgoing websites, and website usage. We also collect personally identifying information, including but not limited to email addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, and first and last names.
The information we collect is as follows:
1. Submitted or generated information, such as the information legal consumers provide when they submit a consultation request, the information legal service providers add to their attorney profiles or otherwise submit or generate, and the information portal administrators add to their administrator accounts or otherwise submit, transfer, or generate;
2. Automatically collected information, such as cookies, IP addresses, and other information we receive when users use or access the services we provide; and
3. Other information, such as information Community.lawyer may receive from other websites or services or from confirmations that may be triggered when users open an email from Community.lawyer.
Community.lawyer may use the information of users to provide and improve its services, to send communications and promotions to users (users can opt out of marketing communications by following the “Opt Out” instructions in such communications), and/or to ensure its services are used only in an authorized manner.
Community.lawyer may share user information with the user’s consent, with others when we deem it necessary to the work they perform for us, and/or in order to respond to emergencies, unauthorized activity, or to comply with the law. This may include sharing user information with government entities or third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal process. We may also share user information if we believe it is necessary to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine might be brought against us.
As Community.lawyer continues to develop our services, we may buy, merge with, partner with, or be sold to other companies. If a portion or all of Community.lawyer’s assets are sold or transferred to a third party, user information (including personal information) may be one of the transferred assets.
Community.lawyer takes commercially reasonable measures to keep information secure and to prevent it from becoming disclosed to unauthorized parties. Even though we follow reasonable procedures to try to protect the information in our possession, no security system is perfect, and we cannot promise, and users should not expect, that user information will be secure in all circumstances.
1. Communications with Users — If we need, or are required, to contact users concerning any event that involves their information, users agree that we may do so by email, telephone, or mail.
2. Children — We do not provide products and services to children and do not knowingly collect or solicit information from children. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of eighteen and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at email@example.com. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of eighteen may review and request deletion of a child’s personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof. If we become aware that a child under eighteen has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove that information and terminate the child’s account.