Effective Date of this Policy: November 10, 2022
The Cooney Law Offices (“We” or “Us”) (“we,” “us,” or “our”) offer services and products (collectively, “Services”) to our customers, website visitors, and users (“you”). We also own this website: www.cooneylawyers.com (the “Site”), to help us provide these Services to you. We sometimes collect Personal Information to provide information and Services that you request, and to better understand our customer’s wants and needs. Personal Information is information that specifically identifies an individual. Personal Information can include, but is not limited to, your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card information. Personal Information also includes the specific types of information defined under locally applicable law.
This Policy applies only to Personal Information collected through the Site and does not apply to any other data or information collected by us online or offline except to the extent this Policy is expressly referenced or incorporated into such other Services, such as by internet link on a website or presentation or display to Users.
What Types of Information Do We Collect?
Information You Voluntarily Provide
We collect Personal Information you and others voluntarily provide when you use the Site and the Services. This could include information when you create an account, sign up for news alerts or newsletters, or contact us with questions. There may also be optional functions of the Site that you must provide Personal Information to use. The ways we will use such information will be provided on the page where you provide that information. Such optional services may include:
- You opting in to location-based services;
- Use of integrated services with third parties (e.g., logging using credentials from a different platform, linking accounts from different platforms)
- Forum subscriptions after you create a forum registration;
- Submitting general contact forms; and
- Submitting inquiries in any form (e.g., e-mail, phone, mail, etc.).
When you provide us with Personal Information, you agree to provide accurate, complete and true information. You agree to not use a false or misleading name that you are not authorized to use.
In order to provide our Services and deliver products, we also need to collect and store Personal Information. The types of information we may collect from you may include name, physical address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, gender, geographic area, geolocation information (using your IP address, GPS, or sensors in nearby equipment, such as WiFi access points and cell towers), and any other information you choose to provide in connection with the Services.
Information Your Web Browser Provides
We may also use information in the aggregate that has no personal identifying characteristics to understand aggregate user and customer behavior. Non-personally identifiable information is not treated the same as Personal Information and we may use and disclose such information for various purposes.
Cookies and Similar Technology
Information from Other Sources
How Do We Use and Share Personal Information?
We use collected Personal Information to authenticate your access and use of the Site; to respond to your e-mail inquiries (when we deem such response to be appropriate); to respond to your submission of “Contact Me,” “Register Now,” “Get Started,” “Message Provider,” or other forms which involve your requests for information from us; to send you notices about changes to the Site; to send you notices about our services (including service-related announcements): to send you marketing information through our CRM system; and to manage and improve the Site to optimize our products and services.
We may use Personal Information to send you marketing materials that we believe might match your interests. You are able to opt-out of these marketing materials by using a link within the materials themselves.
We may use location or other information that you provide to better deliver personalized content to you.
We may also use your Personal Information (such as search terms) to optimize our exposure and availability on external web search engines such as Google. More on this use may be found below.
There may be times when we need to share your Personal Information with third parties to provide you Services, for the proper functioning of website features, to comply with the law, and for other lawful bases consistent with locally controlling laws and regulations. The occasions when we will share your Personal Information because of these reasons are explained below.
We may use third party data analytics services to maintain databases, distribute information, process transactions, and for hosting services. When we engage a Service Provider to provide such business-related functions, we limit the amount and types of Personal Information we share and insist upon reasonable measures on behalf of the Service Provider to safeguard such information.
We may disclose Personal Information if we believe we must to comply with a law, or if disclosure is in our interest to protect property or other legal rights. This may include disclosing Personal Information to enforce contracts and agreements, to protect the rights or property of others, or to help protect the security of our Service and the information of other users.
Our Services and Site may allow you to integrate accounts with a third party service. When you elect to integrate your accounts, you are electing to share your Personal Information with the third party for this purpose. Any Personal Information disclosed to a third party providing an integrated service is outside of our control and is subject to that third party’s own terms and policies.
We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable location information with third parties to assist in understanding our user’s interests and usage of our Site and Services.
We may use third party data analytics services to help us improve our services.
These include Google Analytics, which helps us understand how you use our Services. Google Analytics collects data about your traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, as well as data collected through standard Google Analytics implementation. We strive to adhere to Google Analytics Advertising policies.
We will not facilitate the merger of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google Advertising product or feature.
We reserve the right to test, turn-on, or turn-off any of the Google Analytics features from time-to-time without notice to you. By utilizing certain Google Analytics Advertising features, we are required to disclose the following information:
We use the following Google Analytics Advertising Features: The Site may employ Google® Analytics Display Advertising features.
The Site and other third-party vendors may use first-party cookies (such as the Google® Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together. Visitors to the Site can opt-out of the Google® Analytics Advertising Features used, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out).
We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we collected it and in accordance with applicable law and legitimate business interests.
When assessing the data retention period, we take into account the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the information, the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Security of Information
We have reasonable and appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any personal information we receive about you. We maintain appropriate security standards to protect the personal information that we maintain.
Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be completely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) we cannot control security and privacy indefinitely; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of information or data exchanged between you and us cannot always be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or compromised when in transit by a third party.
Accuracy of Information
We strive to keep our records accurate and will make appropriate corrections when you notify us. Please let us know if there is incorrect information in any statements or other communications that you receive from us. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]
Questions About Your Data
If you have questions about this Policy, or how we handle your Personal Information, please contact us at: [email protected]
Changes and Updates to this Policy
We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on the Site and update the notice’s effective date. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
- About this Cookie Notice
- What are “Cookies” and Why Do we Use Them?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites and applications work, or work more efficiently, and help them remember certain information about you, either for the duration of your visit (using a “session” cookie) or for repeat visits (using a “persistent” cookie). The cookies used on this website are as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for service, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. For example, authentication and security cookies are used to identify and recognize registered users and to enable them to gain access to requested content or features. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. See below for more information on how to manage the collection of this information, or, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our websites to remember the choices you make and your account preferences and to provide enhanced, more personal features. These are set by us or by our third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. For example, these cookies will remember your log-in details. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. See below for more information on how to manage the collection of this information, or, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
Performance cookies: These are analytics and research cookies that allow us to count visits and measure traffic, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They also help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site. This helps us to improve the way the website works and improve user experience. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. Blocking these cookies will not affect the service provided you. See below for more information on how to manage the collection of this information, or, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
Targeting cookies: These cookies are set by us and our advertising partners to record your visit to the website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We, and our advertising partners, will use this information to make the website, and, the advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. Blocking these cookies will not affect the service provided you, but will limit the targeted advertising that you will see, or limit our ability to tailor the website experience to your needs. See below for more information on how to manage the collection of this information, or, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
Third Party and Social Media Cookies: These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to our websites that enable you to share our content with your colleagues, friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages that you see on other websites that you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use of see the social media sharing tools. See below for more information on how to manage the collection of this information, or, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
Tracking Technologies Including Pixels, Script, Web Beacons/Gifs, Page Tags: These files, or, code may be included in our emails and mobile apps to record how you interact with us, to help us better analyze and improve our services to you. Again, you can block the cookies either through your browser or device settings, and these settings will apply to all cookies whether included on websites or in emails. However, in some instances, depending on your email or browser settings, the files may be automatically accepted (for example, when you’ve added an email address to your address book or safe senders list). See below for more information on how to manage the collection of this information, or, refer to your email browser or device instructions.
You can prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies, have the browser require your consent before a new cookie is placed in your browser, or block cookies altogether by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser privacy preferences menu.
The links below will help you find the settings for some common browsers (please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites):
- Manage cookie settings in Chromeand Chrome Android and Chrome iOS
- Manage cookie settings in Safariand Safari iOS
- Manage cookie settings in Firefox
- Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Manage cookie settings in Opera
For all other browsers, or, for alternative advice, help may be sought by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, or, via your device user manual, or, online help files. For information on how to opt-out of cookies set by our suppliers, please visit the applicable links listed in the table above.
- Third Party Web Advertising Services
The following sites may be used to register your 3rd party opt-out preferences:
Please note: Clicking the links above will redirect you to the appropriate third party website. We are not responsible for the content of external websites. Opting out of Advertising Cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.
We reserve the right to amend this notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on the Site and update the notice’s effective date. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
If you have any questions, comments, complaints or requests regarding this cookie notice, or our processing of your information, you can contact us at: [email protected]
You may also lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the applicable jurisdiction.