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LSNJ LAW Privacy Policy

Legal Services of New Jersey (“LSNJ”) respects the privacy of our users. Our Privacy Policy governs our use of any information we may learn about you when you visit our Web site, www.lsnjlaw.org (“Site”). In addition to our Privacy Policy, the Site is governed by a terms of use agreement (“Terms of Use”), which governs in the event of any conflict with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 16, 2002. LSNJ reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by notifying you of a new effective date.

Notice

Information Automatically Collected and Stored. When you browse through our Web site, we automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet;
  • the type of browser and operating system you used to visit our Web site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the pages you visited; and
  • the address of the Web site you used to visit our Web site.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

Other Organizations. Some transactions and activities on our Site may be in conjunction with other organizations (“Organizations”) which allow us to offer you certain informational and/or promotional materials and items. You may be asked to provide information that can personally identify you in order to engage in these transactions and activities, and if you choose to do so, that information will be shared with the Organizations, whose identity LSNJ will disclose to you at the time you provide your information. While LSNJ’s use of your information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, the Organizations’ use of the same information will fall under their own privacy policies. If you’re concerned about the Organizations’ use of the information, you should check with the applicable Organization as to their privacy policy. Of course, you may feel free to decide to not provide the required information and not proceed with the transaction or activity. Once released by you, LSNJ cannot control use of the required information by the Organizations.

Combining and Contractors. We may combine the information that we collect from you on this Web site with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and Web sites, if any. We may use third party Web site management and advertising contractors (the “Contractors”) to deliver advertisements and other communications to you on our behalf and to otherwise manage our Site. We may also use Contractors to contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some aspects of our Site’s services or fulfill your purchase requests. These Contractors may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf, and are under an obligation of confidentiality to protect your personally identifiable information.

Collection, Use and Disclosure. We use your information to contact you for marketing purposes you have approved or regarding a transaction you have made on the Site. Financial information you submit to the Site is used to check your qualifications, for billing needs, and for standard business and other related purposes. We also collect general data and analyze statistics on the Site’s user visits, purchases, backgrounds and demographics, which we only release to others on an aggregate basis that does not reveal your personal information without your approval, except to: (1) the Organizations in conjunction with transactions or activities you have approved; (2) the Contractors; and (3) to others when necessary to enforce the LSNJ Terms of Use, any agreement we may have with you, or when we believe we are required to do so by law. We use this data to enhance our provision of products and services to you and our users, improve the Site to best meet your interests, to measure visits to different areas of the Site, to send you e-mail regarding marketing opportunities, and to verify the number of users that have seen or clicked advertising on the Site.

Children. The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13 years of age. LSNJ does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our privacy policy by instructing their children to never provide information on this Site without their permission.

Cookies. LSNJ may place a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. This cookie does not collect information that personally identifies you as an individual, but merely allows LSNJ to recognize your repeated visits to the Site. We use our cookie collected information to make your visit to the Site more enjoyable and for our administrative purposes. If you want to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in most Internet browsers that allows you to turn off cookies, but please remember that cookies may be required to allow you to use certain features of the Site. We do not retain or use any cookie collected information for marketing purposes without your consent as described in the “Choice” section below.

Links. The Site contain links to other Web sites. In addition, the Site may “frame” other Web sites, in which case other Web sites will appear within an LSNJ border surrounding such Web sites. LSNJ does not control these other Web sites, even when framed, and you should consult those other Web sites’ privacy policies regarding their use of your information.

Choice

Opt Out. LSNJ may contact you for marketing purposes unless you choose to “opt-out” of such contacts, which you will be able to do when you provide your information. You can “opt out” of LSNJ’s further marketing contacts and use of information that you have previously provided at any time. If you would like to make such a request, please contact us at

Necessary Communications. Notwithstanding your choice to opt out of receiving marketing information, LSNJ of course reserves the right to contact you regarding this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, your account status, changes to any of your orders, and other matters relevant to the operation of the Site or any products or services you may have ordered through the Site.

Access

Upon your request, LSNJ will use reasonable efforts to allow you to correct errors in your personal information unless such correction may compromise privacy or security concerns. If you have any questions or comments regarding privacy and LSNJ’s use of information about you online, please contact us at

Security

Security Measures. LSNJ maintains security measures to protect the security of your transmission and LSNJ’s receipt of your individually identifiable information.

Chat Forums and Message Boards. You should remember that when you use the Site’s chat forums and message boards (if the Site includes forums and boards), any information about yourself or any other information that you provide in those venues is not secure and can be collected and used by any other participant. Third parties can collect and correlate this information, including your personally identifiable information (e.g., your name and e-mail address), which may result in you receiving unsolicited messages. In sum, any information you disclose in the Site’s chat forums and on the Site’s message boards is beyond LSNJ’s control, and you should exercise caution before you disclose your information.