Privacy Policy Statement

Personally identifiable information refers to data that allows DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service and other users of the Website to identify you including your name, contact information, gender, your likeness through photographs and any information you provide through your profile and communications on the Website interactive platforms.  By submitting your personally identifiable information to the Website, you understand and agree that DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service may collect, use, transfer, and disclose your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Policy.   Such use may involve the transfer of personally identifiable information to servers located outside the country from which you access the Website.

Collection of Personal Information

If you submit personally identifiable information through the Website that is visible or shared with other users of the Website, that information may be collected and used by others.   DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service may use your personal information for its own marketing purposes and research. DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service may also use your personal information to contact you from time to time to inform you of new developments and offerings at DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service and programs provided by third parties.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service automatically collects non-personal information about your computer hardware and software in order to improve the administration and content of the Website, facilitate use of the Website by its users and to properly diagnose server problems and other issues.

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service may also contract with third party providers to assist DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service in better understanding how visitors use and access the Website.  Those providers are prohibited from using any information they collect on behalf of DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service for any purpose other than helping DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service conduct and improve its services to you.

Information Sharing

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service does not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties.  However, personally identifiable information collected in connection with programs and participation in online discussions is collected by a third-party service provider that hosts the Website and that information is released to DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service, its contractors, and other parties.  These other parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information; they are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information except in connection with DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service services and any other products or services you have requested.

The Website will disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice, if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with a subpoena, court order or other legally mandated disclosure; (b) protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect or defend the rights, system, network or property of DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service.  DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service may also disclose your personally identifiable information if it becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets. 

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service requires your express permission (opt-in consent) to share any sensitive personally identifiable information such as gender, race or ethnicity, political or religious beliefs, confidential medical information, and sexual orientation.

Updating your Data

Upon receipt of your written request and sufficient data to permit DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service to identify your personal information, DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service will make reasonable efforts to disclose to you the information it holds about you. DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service will also make reasonable efforts to correct, amend or delete any personal information that is inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes.  DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Although neither this Website nor any of DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service’s services are intended for children under 13 years of age, DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service complies with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) and does not knowingly collect any personal information online from children under the age of 13.

Security of your Personal Information

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service is committed to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information and security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and everyday operations of the Website.  DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service’s security procedures safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption.

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service maintains reasonable measures to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure:

Personally identifiable information you provide is stored on servers in a controlled environment designed to prevent unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

When personally identifiable information is transmitted to other authorized websites and vendors, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service employs software to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage the Website.

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat it security measures described and use your personally identifiable information for improper purposes.  Nothing in this Privacy Policy or in DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service's Terms of Use shall be deemed a guarantee, contract, or warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, regarding the security of your personally identifiable information.

Use of Cookies

The Website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience by recalling your specific information on subsequent visits to the Website. When you return to the Website, the information you previously provided (such as your name and address) can be retrieved, to enable you to more easily use the Website’s interactive features. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

By using the Website, its related websites and other services, you hereby agree to the foregoing use of cookies. Note that most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Website.

Your California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Notices

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of a company who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to DcReducedFeeLawyers@Gmail.com. Pursuant to this law, DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service is only required to respond to one request per customer each year.

DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

 

The Website

There is a seamless transition from DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service’s main website to the Website.

No one outside the participants is permitted to access the Website. However, the Website administrators have access to nearly everything in the system and certain private information also may be accessible by other Website participants, staff and community members.

Upon completion or termination of the services on the Website, your account will be disabled and will no longer visible to participants and instructors. 

Note that if you choose to provide personal information outside the Website based upon offerings or resource information found on the DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service website, your information is being provided to an independent company or online service.  Any information you provide may become public and is subject to the other company’s privacy policy and not DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service’s.

Third Party Websites, Cookies and Privacy Policies

Certain pages of the Website may contain links to websites that are not controlled by DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not an endorsement of the contents of those other websites by DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service.   DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service is not responsible for the content of any linked websites and makes no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If you decide to visit any third-party websites using links from this site, you do so at your own risk.

Third-party cookies may be set by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and other social media outlets for which DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service may implement plugins. Third-party cookies are not governed by this Privacy Policy.  DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service does not control and is not responsible for the Privacy Policies or other content on websites other than the Website, including websites linked to and from the Website, or for the use of personally identifiable information that you may submit to any of those websites.  DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service encourages you to review the Privacy Policies of those websites directly so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time.  Continuing to access the Website after notice of modifications constitutes your agreement to be bound by the updated terms. DC Reduced Fee Lawyer Referral Service encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of its policies respecting your personally identifiable information.