Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 1, 2016

This is the Privacy Policy for the website currently located at www.howardandhoward.com (the “Site”). Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, and protect your Personal Information (as defined below) and your Non-Personal Information (defined below) when you use the Site and your ability to manage your information preferences. By using the Site, you consent to this Privacy Policy and the Disclaimer posted on the Site at www.howardandhoward.com.

  1. Managing Your Information Preferences

You may review, correct, update, or change your Personal Information, or remove your Personal Information from our direct marketing efforts, at any time by contacting us at info@howardandhoward.com.

  1. Information You Choose To Submit

We collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name and email address (collectively, “Personal Information”) only if you choose to share such information with us. For example, you may be required to provide us with certain Personal Information to subscribe or to receive emails from us, or to contact us through the Site and at other times. The decision to provide this information is optional; however, if you decide not to register or provide such information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site.

  1. Information We Automatically Collect

Non-Personal Information

We automatically collect information that does not reflect or reference an individually identifiable user (collectively, “Non-Personal Information”) to help us understand how our users use the Site. We automatically collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files may include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the web browser you used to visit the Site, the time you visited the Site, which web pages you visited on the Site, and other anonymous Site usage data.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies (a small file containing a string of characters that uniquely identifies your web browser), to improve the quality of the Site and provide services to you on the Site. Our Service Providers (defined below) may also use cookies to provide certain features of the Site, such as to allow you to leave comments and share articles. Cookies may also be used to collect information about your activities on the Site and other websites, such as what web pages you visit on the Site and the web page you viewed prior to visiting the Site. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, certain features of the Site may not work if you delete or disable cookies. We also provide you with additional tools to opt out of marketing from us. See the “Managing Your Information Preferences” section of this Privacy Policy.

  1. How We Use Information

We use Personal Information and Non-Personal Information for internal purposes only – e.g. to keep you informed about topics that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or rent Personal Information to third parties, and we will not otherwise disclose Personal Information to third parties, without your express permission or as expressly disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

From time to time, we might establish a business relationship with third parties whom we believe trustworthy with privacy practices consistent with ours (collectively, “Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing. We provide our Service Providers with the information reasonably necessary for them to perform these services. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by us.

  1. Compliance with Law

We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private third parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including but not limited to court orders and subpoenas), to protect our safety, property, or rights or those of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

  1. Public Dissemination

If/when you voluntarily post information to any public, community or interactive areas of the Site, such information can and may be accessed by the public. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.

  1. Security

We maintain various safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. This being said, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site, and you do so at your own risk.

  1. Children’s Privacy Statement

The Sites is intended for users who are 18 years old or older. This Site is NOT intended for users who are under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.

  1. Links To Third Party’s Websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites. A link to a third party’s website does not mean that we are affiliated with it and/or that we endorse it. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. Your access of any such third-party websites or content are at your own risk. We strongly recommend that you read the privacy policy of a third-party website prior to providing any information to the website.

  1. Changes to Privacy Policy

We may, in our sole and absolute discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will inform you of any changes to this Privacy Policy by posting a copy of the Privacy Policy as changed on the Site. Those changes will go into effect on the “Effective Date” shown in the revised Privacy Policy. Your use of the Site following such Effective Date constitutes your consent to the Privacy Policy as changed. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using the Site.