Last updated August 22, 2018
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Sites includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, shipping address, billing address, email address, business address and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, professional and personal biography, achievements, works and interests, that you voluntarily give to us or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Sites. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Sites.
We also may obtain information from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliates, as well as from third parties.
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Sites, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Sites.
Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order or join from the Sites. For example, when you accept a membership invitation, renew a membership or purchase a recognition product, the purchase is entered into your record. We may use the information to target our future communications, so we can send you news about resources pertinent to your interests and avoid sending you items that are not relevant.
Data from Social Networks
User information from social networking sites, including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks.
Mobile Device Data
Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Sites from a mobile device.
Information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Sites permission to access this information.
User IDs and Passwords
Certain areas of the Sites may require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps to protect your information. To help you protect your privacy, the Sites have clear tools to allow you to log in and log out when necessary.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Sites to:
● Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoenas.
● Publish directories on the Sites to allow other lawyers and the public to find you.
● Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
● Create and manage your membership account.
● Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Sites to you.
● Email you regarding your membership or order.
● Answer your emails or online requests.
● Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Sites.
● Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Sites more personalized.
● Increase the efficiency and operation of the Sites.
● Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Sites.
● Notify you of updates to the Sites.
● Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
● Perform other business activities as needed.
● Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
● Process payments.
● Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Sites.
● Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
● Respond to product and customer service requests.
● Send you a newsletter.
● Solicit support for the Sites.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Sites. These companies may use information about your visits to the Sites and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Social Media Contacts
If you connect to the Sites through a social network, your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.
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Cookies and Web Beacons
Our website uses Google Analytics and Google Signals to better understand user behavior and to improve our services. These tools help us analyze how users interact with our website across various devices, including mobile, tablet, and desktop. This information assists us in enhancing user experience, optimizing our site, and delivering more relevant content.
Google Analytics collects data related to your device and browser, such as your IP address, device type, operating system, and geographical location. Google Signals expands upon this data by providing additional insights into cross-device usage, demographics, and interests. The information is processed in a manner that does not identify individuals, ensuring the protection of your privacy.
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We implement commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access, unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. We may allow certain individuals or organizations access to information. They use the information to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and civil and criminal prosecution if they fail to meet these obligations.
User may provide a unique email address in order to receive services and obtain products made available on the Sites. We regularly email member users with information about our products and services that we believe may be of interest to them. In addition, sometimes we send offers via email to member users on behalf of certain non-affiliated businesses whose products or services may be of interest. When we do this, we do not give that company your email address, your name, or any other information that identifies you personally. We store email addresses on our database.
With each email we send, users are given the opportunity to opt out of receiving this type of e-mail message in the future.
SHARING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
Your email address will only be used by us and our affiliates and related entities. We do not sell or rent email addresses to anyone.
POLICY FOR CHILDREN
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to anyone under the age of 18. If you become aware of any data we have collected from any person under age 18, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
You may at any time review or change your information or terminate your membership account by contacting us using the contact information provided below.
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:
● Contacting us using the contact information provided below.
● Using the opt-out feature included in electronic communications.
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
In addition to the rights under California’s "Shine the Light" law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
The National Advocates
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Dothan, AL 36301
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