HaasCaywood’s Privacy Statement
Effective June 1, 2016
Collection of Information—Personally Identifiable Information
Throughout our Website, you may voluntarily submit information that personally identifies you (“Personally Identifiable Information“). In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or sharing any Personally Identifiable Information about yourself. HaasCaywood only collects Personally Identifiable Information about you if you choose to share it with us. For example, you may use the “Contact Us” form and provide your email address to us. You may also choose to provide Personally Identifiable Information by contacting an individual HaasCaywood lawyer via an email address provided in a hyperlink. Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, e-mail address, physical address, and phone number.
Collection of Information—Anonymous Usage Data
Like many other websites, ours may collect anonymous usage data (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information“) about your activity at this Website. We may collect and store information about your: (i) device properties, including, but not limited to unique or other device identifiers; (ii) device operating system and firmware; (iii) Internet Protocol (“IP“) address and Internet service provider; (iv) mobile phone carrier; (v) geographical data such as country or region; (vi) the time, date, and length of your visit, and pages visited; (vii) the referring site or search engine; and (viii) other similar data. HaasCaywood may also use server log analysis tools to gather and analyze information regarding the Website’s usage, such as the number of hits received, the number of unique visitors, the most/least visited pages, errors experienced by users, browsers and platforms used to connect to the Website, the date and time you visited the Website, the number of times a user or the computers within a given network visited the Website, and the websites you visited before or after you visit our Website. This information may be collected via several technologies, including cookies, web beacons, clear GIFs, and other means. The cookie will not expire, unless you manually delete it or set your browser to reject it. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may have difficulty navigating our complete Website.
Use of Information
HaasCaywood uses Non-Personally Identifiable Information to manage and improve this Website. We may analyze aggregated anonymous information on the pages visited by our users to make our Website more accessible and useful. Moreover, we may share this data with third parties, usually to provide services for HaasCaywood associated with the maintenance and improvement of the Website.
Except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or on the Website, HaasCaywood will not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information to others without your consent. If you choose to submit Personally Identifiable Information to the Website, we will use the information for the purpose you requested. For example, if you submit your e-mail address to subscribe to our blog, we will use that information to send you the blog. We may keep your information and use it to provide you with additional information in the future that we deem to be of interest to you. In addition, we may share this information with third parties to fulfill your request or to provide other services that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish HaasCaywood to use your information in this manner, then do not submit any Personally Identifiable Information to us. In addition, HaasCaywood may disclose Personally Identifiable Information about you if HaasCaywood believes in good faith that the law requires it (such as a subpoena, court order or a law enforcement request), or if we reasonably believe it is necessary to protect our legal interests.
Google Restrictions and Opt Out Option Provisions for Anonymous Information
Links to Other Websites
For your convenience, our Website contains links to other websites (including, but not limited to, social media sites and service providers) whose information and privacy practices are likely different than ours. If you choose to use these links, you will leave our Website, and will then be subject to the privacy and information practices of those websites. We do not control and are not responsible for any of their content or their privacy policies, if any. We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you choose to access any of the other websites listed on our Website, you should understand that you do so at your own risk. Ultimately, you need to be the judge of whether they have privacy policies that you would agree with, and we have no control over the privacy policies of these third parties. As a result, we urge you to review their privacy policies available on their websites.
We employ commercially reasonable security measures to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your Personally Identifiable Information. However, we cannot and do not guarantee that these measures will be sufficient to protect against all efforts to gain unauthorized access to that information.
Our Website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. Because we have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our Website, however, we may unknowingly collect information from individuals under 13 as we would any other user and apply this same Privacy Statement. If we receive Personally Identifiable Information that we discover was provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly destroy such information.
Does the Website Honor Do Not Track Requests?
We do not track your on-line activity across other websites, nor do we knowingly permit any third-parties to conduct online tracking of you while you are visiting our Website. Consequently, we do not respond to your browser’s Do Not Track signal. Moreover, the Website does not support Do Not Track at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.
Application of United States Laws
Regardless of where you are located, HaasCaywood’s Website collects information and processes and stores that information in databases located in the United States. If you are visiting the Website from a country outside the United States, you should be aware that you may transfer personal information about yourself to the United States, and that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country or countries in other parts of the world. Any controversy or claim and all matters relating to the validity, interpretation, rights and remedies relating to our Website and this Privacy Statement, shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, USA, without regard to its conflict of laws principles and regardless of where any person accessing this Website is located, where this Website is hosted or maintained, or any other choice of law factor.
Consent to Jurisdiction and Attorneys’ Fees for Disputes
By using this Website, you consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts, state and federal, for Branch County, State of Michigan, USA for the purpose of any suit, action or proceeding relating to our Website or this Privacy Statement (collectively “Proceeding“), and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive and agree not to plead or claim in any court that any such Proceeding brought in such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. In the event any Proceeding is not originally initiated in the the courts, state or federal, for Branch County, State of Michigan, USA, you irrevocably and unconditionally agree to the transfer any such Proceeding to a state or federal court for Branch County, State of Michigan, USA. In any Proceeding arising out of this Website or this Privacy Statement, HaasCaywood shall be entitled to recover its costs, including its reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with the prosecution or defense of any such Proceeding.
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations if you use this Website or download content from this Website.
If any term or provision of this Privacy Statement or Website is deemed to be illegal or invalid for any reason whatsoever, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Privacy Statement or Website, or any other provision or term thereof.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about HaasCaywood’s Privacy Statement or its implementation, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If at any time you decide that we should no longer hold any of your personal data, or wish to change the use to which any such data can be put, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.
Consent and Revisions
Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet and changes in its business requirements, HaasCaywood may amend this Privacy Statement at any time without specific notice to you. All revisions will be posted to HaasCaywood’s Website. You can determine if this Privacy Statement has been revised since your last visit by referring to the “Effective” date at the top of this page. Your use of our Website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Statement as amended or revised by us, and you should review this Privacy Statement each time upon visiting the Website to stay informed of its terms.