Law Office of Tom James
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Privacy Policy


This is the Privacy Policy for the website currently located at http://www.tomjameslaw.com, including all files, directories, subdirectories, and subdomains, and specifically including but not limited to the Law Blogs located at http://www.tomjameslaw.com/blog ("the Site.)

Your privacy is important to me and I have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how I collect, use, and protect Personal Information (defined below) and Non- Personal Information (defined below) when you use the Site, and your choices for managing your information preferences.For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the Site includes all subdomains, files, subdirectories, blogs, pages, posts, widgets, and all other content that is published on the Site or is included in the Site's source code.

By accessing, viewing or using the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and to the Terms and Conditions posted at the Site (http://www.tomjameslaw.com/terms-and-conditions.html)

1. Managing Your Information

You may review, correct, remove, update, or change your Personal Information at any time by contacting me at: tom@tomjameslaw.com.

2. Information You Voluntarily Submit

I collect information that personally identifies you, such as your email address (“Personal Information”) only if you choose to share it with me. For example, you may be required to provide certain Personal Information to register with the Site, and when you wish to send a comment or a request for information to me via email, and at other times. The decision to provide this information is optional; however, if you decide not to register or provide such information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site.

3. Information That Is Collected Automatically

I, or the hosting services and Internet service providers with whom I work to make this site publicly accessible, may automatically collect information that does not reflect or reference an individually identifiable user (“Non-Personal Information”) for the purpose of gaining an understanding of how people use the Site. Like most websites, the data contained in log files is automatically collected and used. The information in the log files may include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the Web browser you used to visit the Site, the time you visited the Site, which Web pages you visited on the Site, and other anonymous Site usage data. Cookies (a small file containing a string of characters that uniquely identifies your Web browser) may be used to improve the quality of the Site. Most Web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your Web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, certain features of the Site may not work if you delete or disable cookies.

4. How Personal Information And Non-Personal Information Is Used

Personal Information and Non-Personal Information are used for internal purposes only, such as to keep you informed about topics of interest to you. I will not sell, share, or rent Personal Information to third parties, and I will not otherwise disclose Personal Information to third parties, without your express permission or as expressly disclosed in this Privacy Policy. From time to time, I might establish a business relationship with other persons or entities whom I believe trustworthy and whom I have asked to confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with mine (“Service Providers”). For example, I may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as credit card processing, advertising, analytics tools, widget providers, data management services, Web hosting, and Web development. I provide such Service Providers with the information reasonably necessary for them to perform these services. Each Service Provider must agree to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. Under certain circumstances, I may disclose Personal Information and Non-Personal Information when I believe it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against persons or entities in order to protect myself or my users or when I believe that the law or legal process requires disclosure.

5. Public Areas

Whenever you voluntarily post information to any community or interactive areas of the Site, whether by posting a comment or otherwise, such information can and may be accessed by the public. This means that any person or entity with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.

6. Security

Information that I collect is stored on servers that use standard security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information in an effort to protect information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while I strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site, I cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site, and you do so at your own risk.

7. Children’s Privacy Statement.

I do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If I become aware that I have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, I will delete such information from my records.

8. Privacy Policy Changes

I may, in my sole and absolute discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. I will post a copy of the Privacy Policy as changed on the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to abide by the Privacy Policy as changed. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Site.

9. Confidential information

Neither the content on the Site nor any transmissions between you and me through the Site are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship. When communicating with me through the Site, you should not provide any confidential information to me concerning any potential or actual legal matter you may have. Before providing any such information to me, you must obtain approval to do so from me. By choosing to communicate with me without such prior approval, you understand and agree that I will have no duty to keep confidential any information you provide.


Effective Date: August 1, 2013