Last Modified: February 8, 2022
- Information Collected
At Gordon Law, we may collect personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”) from you. The amount and type of information we collect from you depends on your activities and use of the Website. Below, we explain what information we collect.
Personal Information Collected
Personal Information is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and fax number. We may collect the following Personal Information from you when you visit the Website or otherwise provide Gordon Law with Personal Information in connection with the Website:
- Personal Information you provide when you browse the Website;
- Personal Information you provide when you complete contact forms on the Website;
- Personal Information you provide when you conduct a transaction with us;
- Personal Information you provide when you contact Gordon Law;
- Personal Information you provide when you sign up for Gordon Law’s newsletter (“Newsletter”);
- Personal Information you provide when you apply for employment with Gordon Law;
- Personal Information you provide in connection with consultations, background checks, and relating to your company, employees, and officers in order to enable us to provide services to you and to comply with our legal obligations;
Non-Personal Information is data that cannot identify you. Whenever you use the Website, we may collect Non-Personal Information from you, such as your IP address, zip code, gender, browsing history, search history, and registration history, interactions with the Website, interactions with communications from the Website, usage information, location, referring URL, browser, operating system, data usage, data transferred, and Internet service provider. We may also collect information including, but not limited to, messages you send to us or open from us, inputs of information into the Website, and correspondence we receive from affiliates or third parties about your activities or postings.
- Use of Your Information
We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:
- To provide you with a more personalized experience;
- To provide legal advice and respond to inquiries;
- To occasionally send you promotional information;
- To comply with legal obligations or respond to court or administrative orders;
- To communicate with potential employees regarding job opportunities;
- To communicate with clients and non-clients for marketing our legal services;
- To communicate with third-parties, such as vendors or other attorneys;
- To improve the Website and notify you as to changes to the Website; or
- To contact you via email, phone, or other electronic communications when you have an inquiry;
Methods we, or a third-party affiliate, may use to contact you are via: phone call, e-mail, telephone auto-dialing system, or SMS/MMS messaging, by Gordon Law or one of its affiliate(s) or marketing partners.
Personal Information collected online may be combined with information you provide to us through other sources. We may also remove your personal identifiers (your name, email address, etc.). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual. Once we have de-identified information, it is Non-Personal information, and we may treat it like other Non-Personal information. Finally, we may use your Personal Information to protect our rights or property, or to protect someone’s health, safety or welfare, and to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process.
- Cookies and Tracking
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on the Website. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
A web beacon is a small graphic image that allows the party that set the web beacon to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document, or e-mail message, such as the type of browser requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to, and the time the web beacon was viewed. Web beacons can be very small and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail, including HTML based content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons to count visitors to the web pages on the Website or to monitor how our users navigate the Website, and we may include web beacons in e-mail messages in order to count how many messages sent were opened, acted upon, or forwarded.
To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, our marketing partners/affiliates set cookies. All data collected by our marketing partners/affiliates on behalf of Gordon Law is used solely by or on behalf of Gordon Law and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.
- Third Party and Affiliate Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an agreement with Gordon Law to disclose your information to us, we may use affiliates and third-party partners to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others to allow you to access the Website.
For instance, in the ordinary course of business we may share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party for the purpose of providing a service to us, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange, or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with one of our marketing partners or affiliate(s). For some sorts of transactions, in addition to our direct collection of information, our third-party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses, or banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect personal information directly from you to assist you with your transaction. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use your personal information before they collect it.
We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Website visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior, which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal). We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare, or to comply with a law or regulation, court order, or other legal process. As discussed in the section on cookies and other technologies, from time to time we may allow a third party to serve advertisements on the Website.
- Reviews and Testimonials
You agree that we may disclose and post the customer testimonials or reviews that you post to the Website or on third-party websites such as Google, Yelp, Facebook, Avvo, or other public review websites. If you would like to request the removal of your testimonial or review from the Website, please contact us at [email protected].
- Law Enforcement
- Opt Out of Commercial, Non-Commercial Communications and Do Not Track
If you decide to provide us with your contact information, you agree that we may send you communications via text and emails. However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying Gordon Law that you no longer wish to receive these communications and we will endeavour to promptly remove you from our mailing list or communications once we have received that request. We currently do not offer functionality for you to opt out through “do not track” listings. If you wish to opt out of certain communications or information collection, please contact us at [email protected].
- Affiliates & Third Parties
Gordon Law may post links to affiliate or third-party websites on the Website, which may include information that we have no control over. When accessing an affiliate or third-party sites through the Website, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third-party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us.
Gordon Law bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any affiliate or third-party website. You must review their electronic agreements and privacy policies to understand how their information collection practices work.
- Security Measures
You can be assured that Personal Information collected through the Website is secure and is maintained in a manner consistent with generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect the information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. The importance of security for all personal information associated with our subscribers is of utmost concern to us. Your personal information is protected in several ways. Only authorized personnel and third-party vendors have access to your personal information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal information. For this reason, we recommend that you use anti-virus software, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.
- Retention and Deletion of Personal Information
We will retain and use your personally identifiable information, if necessary, to resolve any support issues, disputes, keep backups, enforce our agreements, and/or as required by laws or regulations. Therefore, it may not be immediately deleted upon request and is an approved exception to GDPR deletion rights. By using a third-party payment system, using our support services, and/or purchasing services on the Website, or any other activity relating to the Website, you acknowledge and agree to these terms of retention.
- Your California Privacy Rights
- Age Compliance
We intend to fully comply with American and international laws respecting children’s privacy, including COPPA. Therefore, we do not collect or process any information for any persons under the age of 18. If you are under 18 and using the Website, please stop immediately and do not submit any information to us. In the event that you become aware that we have inadvertently collected any information from users under the age of 18, please contact us immediately.
- International Transfer
- Merger and Acquisition
In the event that Gordon Law is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. Please be aware that once the information is transferred your privacy rights may change.
If you have any questions or require additional information related to our information collection practices, you can reach by email at [email protected] and you can call us at (847) 580-1279 from 8:30AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday.
You may also send us mail at the address listed below. Please note that messages become our property, and, unless you direct otherwise, may be used for promotional purposes.
400 Central Ave., Suite 340
Northfield, IL 60093