The Gordon Law Group, Ltd. Privacy Policy

Last Modified: February 8, 2022

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is integrated into this website’s Terms of Use. By using this website, you accept this website’s Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy, in full. If you disagree with any part of these terms, you must not use this website.

  1. Introduction

The Gordon Law Group, Ltd. (“Gordon Law”) is dedicated to protecting your personal information and informing you about how we use your information. This privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) is to inform you, (“you”, “your” or “user(s)”), a user of the Website, (the “Website”), about our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, processing, security, deletion, and disclosure of personal data and information. This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use and is fully entered into the Terms of Use. All capitalized proper nouns not defined in this Agreement will have the same definitions as defined in the Terms of Use. Your use of the Website means that you accept and understand this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept any of the terms of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, then you must not use the Gordon Law Group, Ltd. website.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at (847) 580-1279, or via email at [email protected].

Please review this Privacy Policy periodically as we reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. Your use of the Website after any updates to the Privacy Policy means that you accept and understand the updated Privacy Policy.

  1. 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

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.

  1. 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.

  1. Cookies and Tracking

We may use cookies and related technologies, such as web beacons, to collect information on the Website. A cookie is a text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with us, a cookie helps Gordon Law to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as an email address, so you don’t’ have to enter it more than once. When you return to the Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

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.

Gordon Law and/or its marketing partners/affiliates also may use cookies on the Website. For instance, we may contract with our marketing partners/affiliates who will use cookies on the Website to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. Marketing partners/affiliates use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, to manage the Website content, and to track visitor behavior. We may also contract with a third party to send e-mail to our users.

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.

  1. 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.

Throughout the course of our provision of our services to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. It is therefore necessary that you grant the third parties we may use in the course of our business the same rights that you afford us under this Privacy Policy.  For this reason, you hereby agree that for every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party that we may hire, contract, or otherwise retain the services of for the purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving the Website or its underlying files or systems. You agree not to hold us or our affiliates liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

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.

If you share information with any affiliate or third party, including by clicking on their website links, this Privacy Policy does not control those affiliates or third parties’ use of your personal information, and you should check the privacy policies of those affiliates or third parties to learn about their use of cookies and other technology before using their website or services.

  1. 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].

  1. Law Enforcement

You agree that we may disclose your information to authorities if compelled to by a court order.  Additionally, you agree that we may disclose your information if we reasonably believe that you have violated US laws, the terms of our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, or if we believe that a third party is at risk of bodily or economic harm.  In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either.  We may also proactively report you and release your information without receiving any request to third parties where we believe that it is proper to do so for legal reasons, where your actions violate any US laws or any other country having jurisdiction over us, the Website, or our Terms of Use.  You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.  We may release your information under the conditions listed in this paragraph whether it is to individuals or entities and to any state or federal authorities, as required.

  1. 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].

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Your California Privacy Rights

Gordon Law permits residents of the State of California to use its Site and complies with the California Business and Professions Code §§ 22575-22579.  If you are a California resident, you may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Various provisions throughout this Privacy Policy address requirements of the Californian privacy statutes. Although we do not disseminate your information to third parties without permission, you must presume that we collect electronic information from all visitors. You may contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

  1. 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.

  1. International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.  Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.  Personal Information and Non-Personal Information that is submitted to Gordon Law will be collected, processed, stored, disclosed, and disposed of in accordance with applicable U.S. law and this policy. If you are a non-U.S. user, you acknowledge and agree that Gordon Law may collect and use your Information and disclose it to other entities outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, such information may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction. U.S. law may not provide the degree of protection for information that is available in other countries.

  1. 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.

  1. Information

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