Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect your Personal Information only when you provide it to us voluntarily through various activities on this web site, via phone calls, or by mail. “Personal Information” includes your name, organization, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, credit card information and e-mail address. If at any time you prefer to provide such information by phone, fax, or in writing, please visit the Contact Us section of this web site.
For example, Public Counsel’s web site contains pages where you can make a donation to support Public Counsel. You may also choose to make a donation by phone, or to mail us your donation. We contract with an outside provider toprocess all of these transactions. This provider uses a secure server so your credit card number and other personal information will be encrypted and will remain confidential.
Public Counsel’s web site also contains pages where you can join our e-mail newsletter, and may contain pages where you can register for a seminar or clinic, fill out an application for legal services, apply for an internship, or send an email inquiry.
Public Counsel reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information to respond to a subpoena, court, search warrant, or other legal process, to defend Public Counsel against legal claims, or for other reasons that we determine in good faith are necessary or appropriate. Public Counsel may transfer Personal Information to its successors or assigns, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.
To provide us with updates in your Personal Information, to modify your preferences regarding supplying your information to third parties, to be removed from mailing lists, or to have your Personal Information removed from our database, contact us with your information or request as described in the Contact Us section of this Site.
At any time, you can contact us if you need to correct your information or want to be removed from any of our lists.
Cookies and other Aggregate Information
“Cookies” are small text files that a website can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate ongoing access to and use of the website, and allow a website to track usage and collect aggregate data in order to improve the website. This web site may set ‘cookies” to automatically track data and non-personal information about users.
Public Counsel may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the web site, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any user’s personal information. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of this web site and to help make the web site more useful.
Public Counsel uses reasonable precautions to host and maintain this web site in a secure manner and to safeguard it from unauthorized access. However, no transmission through the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so you submit information at your own risk. If you send us an e-mail, it is not necessarily secure against interception.
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