We try to collect as little information as possible while still providing you with a quality service. Your privacy is important to us, and we do our best to protect your personal information and ensure that information is kept private and secure. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
- Any time you go on Law & Crime or log into your account, you are allowing us to collect information according to this policy. Your use is your consent.
- When you visit or use Law & Crime, we collect personal information, such as your name, email address, IP address, password, and any other information you provide to us. We do our best to protect this information and generally only use it to make the Site available to you.
- We work with third-party services to make Law & Crime simpler to use. If you use a third-party service through Law & Crime, you are also consenting to their privacy policies, so be sure to read those policies as well.
- We may place cookies on your computing device to identify you when you visit the Site. You are not required to accept any cookies, but may want to in order to better utilize the full functionality of Law & Crime.
- We do not sell, rent, or trade any information that you provide us or share any of your information with any third-parties, except:
- When legally necessary;
- To provide this information to our partners; or
- To protect the safety of our users.
- We take reasonable steps to protect your information, but, as a user, you must also protect your username and password from falling into the wrong hands.
- We may change parts of this policy from time to time, so it is important to check it frequently. If significant changes are made we will do our best to notify you.
HOW YOU ACCEPT THIS POLICY
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY
In order to provide you with a high quality service and verify your identity, we collect various types of information when you visit Law & Crime.
As a Visitor
We may collect various types of non-personally identifiable information about visitors who use the Site, such as device-related information (e.g., device, browser, IP address) and server log information (e.g., date and time of day of your visit). We use this information to better understand our visitors and to enhance your experience.
When you create a user account to access our newsletter, we will also collect certain personal information, such as your first, last name, and email address.
Please keep in mind that we may from time to time collect various other types of personal information related to your use of Law. For example, we may ask for additional information if you contact us for technical support. We may collect hardware addresses or unique user identifier numbers. Or, we may collect personal information if we run a promotion or other advertising or marketing event.
We use this information to validate your identity, make it easier for you to use the Site, and ensure that you receive important information generated by Law & Crime. We also use it in for marketing, advertising, and to improve the Site.
Like many websites and online services, we may set and access “cookies” on your device when you use our Site. A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer and stored on your device when you visit a website.
When logging into Law & Crime, a cookie is sent to your device that identifies your user account and allows you to successfully access the Site. You are not required to accept any cookies; however if cookies are impaired or disabled, you may not be able to login successfully or some features of Law & Crime may not function properly.
We use analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, to collect information about your usage of Law& Crime (collectively “Analytics Tools”). These Analytics Tools collect information such as how often you visit the Site, what areas of the Site you visit, and what other sites or services you used prior to using Law & Crime.
Analytics Tools all operate differently. For example, Google Analytics only collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit Law & Crime, not your name or other identifying information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your computer to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.
As of right now, we only use the information we get from Analytics Tools to improve the Site and do not combine the information collected through the use of Analytics tools with personally identifiable information. However, we reserve the right to do so in the future.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to Law & Crime disabling cookies on your browser. You also can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information is primarily used for the creation of a Law & Crime user account profile. As set forth above and in this section, we also use your personal information to:
- Provide information that you request through the Site and respond to correspondence that we receive from you;
- Provide, maintain, administer, or expand the Site;
- Perform business analyses to improve, or enhance our business, Law & Crime and other products and services we offer;
- Send you information about Law & Crime;
- Contact you when necessary or requested;
- Customize and tailor your experience of the Site;
- Send emails and other communications that display content that we think will interest you according to your preferences; or
- Prevent, detect, and investigate security breaches and potentially illegal or prohibited activities.
As part of this process, we may aggregate some of your personal information in certain data analyses, and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. When aggregating personal information, we do our best to ensure that the information is not identifiable to any particular user.
WHEN DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not sell, rent, or trade any information that you provide us or share any of your information with any third parties, except as provided below.
We may disclose personal information in response to service of legal process, such as a court order, summons, subpoenas, or as permitted or required by law when we reasonably believe it is necessary or appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Service, which can be found here lawandcrime.com/terms.
We may share aggregated information with third parties, such as demographic and geographic information, and when doing so will attempt to remove your personally identifiable information. We may also disclose potentially personally-identifying information to employees, independent contractors, vendors, and affiliated organizations that: (i) need to know your personal information in order to provide services available on Law & Crime; and (ii) have agreed not to disclose your information to others. Some of these employees, contractors, or affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using Law & Crime, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed or transferred to entities, now or in the future, affiliated with us or as part of any merger, acquisition, change of control, debt financing, insolvency, bankruptcy or sale of our assets. Such information may be used in the businesses of any entity so receiving it and you consent to any such transfer.
We will retain your data for the life of the Site. If you delete your account, we may retain some personal information that you have provided to us in order to maintain the Site for other users or to comply with relevant laws.
Law & Crime is intended to be used by adults, not children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18 and we do not target our Site to children under the age of 13. If you learn that a child under the age of 18 has used the Site, created a user account, or provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us at [email protected]
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The security of the information you provide is important to us. We employ several physical and electronic safeguards to keep your information safe, including encrypted user passwords and securing all connections with industry standard transport layer security.
If you log into your account on a shared computer, be sure to sign out of your account when finished. If you believe a third party has access to your account, you must let us know as soon as possible.
Even with all these precautions, we cannot fully guarantee against the access, disclosure, alteration, or deletion of data through events such as, but not limited to, hardware or software failure or unauthorized entry or use.
ONLINE TRACKING AND HOW WE RESPOND TO DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Online tracking is the collection of data about an individual’s internet activity used to deliver targeted advertisements and for other purposes. Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome) incorporate a “Do Not Track” (DNT) or similar feature that signals to websites that a visitor does not want to have his or her online activity and behavior tracked. If an online service elects to respond to a particular DNT signal, the service may refrain from collecting certain personal information about the browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and there is currently no industry consensus as to what constitutes a DNT signal. For these reasons, many website operators, including Law & Crime, do not take action to respond to DNT signals. For more information about DNT signals, visit http://allaboutdnt.com.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
YOUR RIGHTS AS A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT
Residents of California have the right to request from us certain information with respect to the types of personal information we share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at [email protected] Your request should specify your full name and the email address you used when submitting personal information to us.
INTERNATIONAL USERS AND VISITORS
1261 Broadway Ave., Suite 508
New York, NY 10001
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 14, 2015