Effective: September 20, 2016
At the American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA” or “we” or “us” or “our”), we understand how important privacy is to our membership and other visitors to our website. We appreciate your use of our website (www.societyoflegaladvocates.org), mobile site and other properties and/or our related services (collectively referred to as the “Services”). Therefore, we have adopted the following policy to advise you of your choices regarding the use of your personal information online. This policy describes what types of information we gather about you, how we use it, under what very limited circumstances we disclose it to third parties, and how you can update it. If you do not agree with any part of this policy, then you should stop accessing the Services.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain broad information about your use of and interaction with the Services including the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the pages they prefer. We look at the data in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. We gather this information so we can learn how many people utilize the Services, which pages are the most and least viewed, and which third-party websites are referring visitors to our sites. We use this information to help us in restructuring the Services to meet our members’ and visitors’ needs. THE ASLA SERVICES DO NOT RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS.
The Services are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13 years of age. We are committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Of course, ASLA also encourages parents to discuss privacy issues with their children.
Like many websites, the Services utilize a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how the Services are used. Cookies are small strings of text stored on your computer, mobile phone, tablet, or other device’s hard drive that you use to access the Services via a Web server.
We collect and analyze traffic on our websites by keeping track of the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of our visitors.
You may be asked to provide different types of personal information, including your name, email address, mailing address or telephone number. Individuals obtaining ASLA membership and paying annual dues (“Members”) will have the option to pay by providing your billing address, credit card number and expiration date. Credit card information is used only for payment processing and fraud prevention. Credit card information and other sensitive personal information required to process a purchase is not used for any other purpose by our financial services providers or us and will not be kept longer than necessary for processing your payment. For security purposes, we do NOT store credit card information on our website.
There are also optional opportunities for you to share your preferences and interests.
Control of Personal Information
We also may use your information to send Members very limited notices in the mail or by email about special member benefits, discounts and offers. If you do not wish to receive mailings, you can: (1) opt out of email lists immediately by following the instructions at the bottom of each email or (2) email us using our Contact Us page. Any such notices will be limited to no more than two per year.
Editing Your Personal Information
Members can edit or update your personal information at any time by visiting https://societyoflegaladvocates.org/.
We protect your personal information by using technologies and processes such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. We also are PCI Compliant. Data is secured in transit by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Only authorized ASLA representatives with a legitimate business purpose are allowed to access your personal information, and we do NOT have access to credit card information that you enter on our website. Additionally, your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. No security measures are perfect or impenetrable. To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all use of the Services by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately by emailing us if you believe your password has been misused. You should also note that email is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured email.
Changes to This Policy
Contacting The American Society of Legal Advocates
If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us via the email address, phone number or office address shown below.
The American Society of Legal Advocates
15851 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600
Addison, Texas 75001