All information collected on this site is used only by Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), the nonprofit organization that owns this site. We do not sell, give, or trade information with third parties. This policy describes all the ways we currently use the information you give to us.
MODIFICATIONS TO THIS POLICY
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES LAWO COLLECT?
When you visit LAWO’s web site, you remain anonymous. To the extent you use e-mail links or the Volunteer Form via the web site to communicate with LAWO and provide us with personally identifiable information, however, you will not remain anonymous. Because it is not possible to anticipate every conceivable context in which such information might be provided to us via e-mail or the Volunteer Form, we can provide you no assurance that personally identifiable information you choose to provide to us via e-mail or the Volunteer Form will be maintained as private.
As you browse this site, LAWO and its web hosting service may collect hit data or other web statistics in order to monitor web site traffic patterns. LAWO does not attempt to link web traffic patterns to personally identifiable information. LAWO uses all non-personally identifiable data that it collects internally and together with its web site designer and host in order to improve LAWO’s web site. The information is used, for example, to evaluate what portions of the web site are more popular than others, to determine from where visitors came to the site, and to determine how many times particular pages of the site are accessed in the aggregate. LAWO personnel also use non-personally identifiable data to prepare reports regarding web site activity for its funders and as part of the process of maintaining and improving the site.
We urge everybody under the legal age of adulthood to avoid disclosing any information over the internet that would allow someone to identify them personally, including without limitation, their name, phone number, address, or social security number.
WHAT STEPS DOES LAWO TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY?
LAWO does not presently collect personally identifiable information via its web site except to the extent that such information is provided in unsolicited e-mails or on the Volunteer Form. LAWO and the host of its web site take reasonable security precautions to maintain the privacy of the data that is collected, such as ensuring that it is accessible only to appropriate personnel and that the information is user ID- and password-protected.
For all practical purpose, only attorneys or staff working for LAWO will have access to the information you submit through e-mail or the Volunteer Form. However, it is also possible that our Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as your own ISP may access the information you submit over the internet to us, although it is generally not the practice of ISPs to do so. Finally, although highly unlikely, computer hackers may be able to gain access to information you submit when it is transmitted through the internet or sitting on your server or our server.
BECAUSE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE PRIVACY OF INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT OVER THE INTERNET, no attorney-client relationship is created by sending us e-mail or using the Volunteer Form via this site.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY?
LAWO does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under age 13.
IS DATA STORAGE AND PROCESSING CONDUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES?
Regardless of where you are located, LAWO’s web site collects information and processes and stores that information in databases located in the United States.
CONTACTING US REGARDING OUR POLICY
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, this site’s information collection and use practices, or any dealings with this web site, please contact us at website_support [at] ablelaw.org.