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Privacy Policy
Last Updated: February 10, 2016

Lawyers Alliance for New York ("Lawyers Alliance") operates the www.lawyersalliance.org website ("Site"). We respect your privacy on our Site. This Privacy Policy explains the information we may collect during your visit to our Site and how we use, share, and store that information. Please read this Statement carefully. By using our Site, you consent to our collection and use of information about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Statement, please do not use our Site. Lawyers Alliance may occasionally modify this Privacy Policy by posting an updated version of it on this page, and the changes will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of this Site after we make changes is deemed acceptance of those changes, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for updates. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into our Terms of Use, so please be sure to read all of the terms that govern your use of the Site.

1. Collection and Use of Personal Information

We collect your Personal Information only when you provide it to us voluntarily through various activities on our Site. "Personal Information" includes, but is not limited to, first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone and fax number, and email address. For example, we collect Personal Information when you complete a survey or questionnaire, request to become a volunteer, send an email to Lawyers Alliance, join a mailing list or participate in other activities on our Site. When you participate in activities that require a credit card (such as making a donation, purchasing an item or registering for a workshop), your credit card and other Personal Information will be sent from a checkout page hosted on the Site to a third party payment processor. The third party payment processor will process your credit card transaction and the payment gateway will send Lawyers Alliance a transaction report from the credit card payment network that contains some of the Personal Information it collects (e.g., name and contact information) but not your credit card information. We encourage you to review our third party payment processor's privacy policy and other terms that govern your use of its site and services. If you do not want us (or our service provider) to collect any Personal Information from you, please do not provide it. If you prefer to provide information by phone, you are welcome to call us at (212) 219-1800.

By submitting your Personal Information through the Site, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of the information as described in this Privacy Policy. Lawyers Alliance will use your Personal Information for the purpose for which you provided it. We may also use it to send you information about our programs, services, and upcoming events as well as other materials that we think may interest to you. If, at any time, you decide you do not wish to continue receiving these communications, you may opt out as described below.

To provide services to you, we may share your Personal Information with third parties, such as those who fulfill your orders or other requests or facilitate activities on the Site or our programs. For example, we may share your Personal Information with outside attorneys so that they may provide legal assistance to you. We also may share your Personal Information with service providers such as web hosting providers, fulfillment companies (e.g., to coordinate mailings), fundraising professionals (but solely in connection with Lawyers Alliance's mission), and data analysis firms.

Lawyers Alliance will not sell or rent your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes and will require our service providers not to use it for these purposes without your consent.

Lawyers Alliance reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information to respond to a subpoena, court, search warrant or other legal process, to defend Lawyers Alliance against legal claims or, if Lawyers Alliance determines it is necessary, to investigate or take action in connection with activities that we suspect are illegal, threaten the safety of any person, are in violation of the Terms, or for other reasons that we determine in good faith are necessary or appropriate.

Lawyers Alliance will retain your Personal Information for the purpose of keeping accurate historical records, and email distributions, fundraising, and marketing solely for Lawyers Alliance, unless you request that we delete it after conclusion of the relevant purpose for which it was obtained.

Lawyers Alliance collects the Personal Information of third parties solely when provided to us for referral purposes, and not for any other purpose. You may only provide third-party Personal Information that you have the right to provide.

2. Aggregate and Non-Personal Information

Lawyers Alliance may use the information you provide in aggregate form for our internal program, research and general marketing purposes, such as generating statistics and developing plans for promoting our services. Some service providers with whom we share information may use it in aggregate form for their internal business purposes, such as generating statistics for marketing materials.

We may also collect certain non-Personal Information about your use of the Site (e.g., to determine which pages of our Site are most popular and to improve use of the Site). We may collect IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our Site, track traffic patterns, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. We may share this aggregated information (e.g. with our affiliates, licensees, and partners) and may post analyses and statistics based on the aggregated data on our Site or use it for research and other purposes relating to our mission. We do not use IP addresses in combination with your Personal Information without your prior consent.

Lawyers Alliance does not use cookies, pixel tags, or similar devices that place information on the computers of or collects information from visitors to the Site, except when redirecting you to our third party payment processor in connection with a transaction. These cookies used for this purpose are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You may reject cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, rejecting cookies will prevent us from redirecting you to the third party payment processor and prevent you from completing the transaction.

3. Security

Lawyers Alliance takes precautions to safeguard the Site from unauthorized access. Please note that no transmission through the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We make no representation or warranty about the security of our Site. Accordingly, you provide us with your Personal Information at your sole risk.

4. Location of Servers; Transfer of Information to the United States; Other Transfer

Our servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, be aware that the information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using our Site or providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information in the United States. In addition, our service providers may not be located in your geographic area in the U.S.; by providing your Personal Information on the Site, you also consent to the transfer of your data to these service providers.

If Lawyers Alliance should ever be involved in the sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, or transfer of substantially all of our assets, Personal Information may be sold, assigned, or transferred to the party acquiring those assets in order to permit it to continue operating the Site. By using this Site and submitting your information to us, you consent to the transfer of your information in this manner.

5. Children

Our services are not designed for or directed to children under the age of thirteen, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen. If you become aware that your child has provided Personal Information to our Site, please contact us.

6. Choice/Opt-Out

If you do not wish to receive communications from us (e.g., by e-newsletters, e-mail messages, or postal mailings about Lawyers Alliance's programs), please inform us by sending an e-mail to . Please indicate if you wish to discontinue receiving specific communications and/or communications sent through certain methods but not others. You may also click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of promotional emails we send you if you wish to be removed from our email list.

7. Contact Us; Comments and Questions

We strive to ensure that your visit to our Site is a satisfactory one and that your privacy is respected. If you wish to correct, update or delete your Personal Information or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our Privacy Policy or our practices, you may contact us by sending an e-mail to , by telephone at (212) 219-1800, or by mail at 171 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY, 10016.