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Summary

Your privacy is important to us.  This privacy statement is about the information that Stateside Legal collects, and the ways we use that information. Generally we do not keep any personal information about you unless you send it to us in an email or in a form. We don't share information about you with anyone unless you ask us to. We do keep statistics about how many people use our site and visit different pages.

Who is Stateside Legal?

The Stateside Legal Project was created through Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grant funding. Two primary partnering organizations have worked together to create the Stateside Legal website. These organizations are: Pine Tree Legal Assistance of Maine and the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the partnership between these two organizations and LSC, their project funder, will be referred to as “Stateside Legal.” 

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

When you visit the public area of the Stateside Legal Website (the "Website"), you remain anonymous. To the extent you use e-mail links via the Website to communicate with us and provide us with personally identifiable information, however, you will not remain anonymous. Because it is not possible to anticipate every conceivable context in which such information might be provided to us via e-mail, we can provide you no assurance that personally identifiable information you choose to provide to us via e-mail will be maintained as private.

We may collect personally identifiable information from users who fill out forms on this site. We only collect information we need. All the information we collect is necessary for us to improve the delivery of information on this web site.

As you browse this site, Stateside Legal and its web hosting service may collect hit data or other web statistics in order to monitor the Website site traffic patterns. We do not attempt to link web traffic patterns to personally identifiable information. We use all non-personally identifiable data that it collects internally and together with its Website designer and host in order to improve the Website. The information is used, for example, to evaluate what portions of the Website are more popular than others, to determine from where visitors came to the site, and to determine how many times particular pages of the site were accessed in aggregate. Our personnel use the data to prepare reports regarding Website activity as part of the process of maintaining and improving the site.

We urge everybody under the legal age of adult to avoid disclosing any information over the Internet that would allow someone to identify them personally, including without limitation, their name, phone number, address, or social security number.

The public Website does not presently require registration to access any portion of the site.

Cookies

The Website uses "cookies." Cookies are small text files that are placed on a visitor's computer hard drive that, among other things, allow an organization and/or the host of the organization's Website to record how many times a user or computers within a user's network of computers has visited the Website, the number of times various pages of the Website have been accessed and other such information. You may disable receipt of cookies using features of your Web browser that disable or turn off cookies. Stateside Legal does not use cookies to retrieve information that is unrelated to your visit to or your interaction with the site.

What Steps Do We Take to Protect Your Privacy?

We do not presently provide any personal information to other companies, firms or individuals without the permission of those who provided the information. We do not presently collect personally identifiable information except to the extent that such information is provided in unsolicited e-mails. Stateside Legal and the host of its Website take reasonable security precautions to maintain the privacy of the data that is collected, such as ensuring that it is accessible only to appropriate personnel and that the information is user ID- and password-protected.

For all practical purpose, only attorneys or staff working for Stateside Legal will have access to the information you submit through web forms or email. However, it is also possible that our Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as your own ISP may access the information you submit over the Internet to us, although it is generally not the practice of ISPs to do so. Finally, although highly unlikely, computer hackers may be able to gain access to information you submit when its transmitted through the Internet or sitting on your server or our server.

Because we cannot guarantee the privacy of information you submit over the internet, no attorney-client relationship is created by sending us e-mail or using forms found on this site.

Links

This site provides links to other sites as a benefit to you. Stateside Legal is not in control of the information collection and dissemination practices of the sites to which this site links, nor do we necessarily endorse such practices merely by providing links. We urge you to use discretion in providing personal information to the sites to which we link. Stateside Legal urges you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party websites at the time you first visit such sites. We undertake no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policy of any website to which our Website links.

What about Children's Privacy?

Stateside Legal does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under age 13.

Is Data Storage and Processing Conducted in the United States?

Regardless of where you are located, the Website collects information and processes and stores that information in databases located in the United States.

Can We Revise this Privacy Policy?

Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this privacy policy. All revisions will be posted to the Website. We urge you to review its Privacy Policy frequently.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, this site's information collection and use practices, or any dealings with this web site, please contact us.