ALM Media, LLC (ALM) has
adopted information management guidelines that define our customer and
advertiser relationships. These guidelines disclose the privacy policies
for this website, www.lawcatalog.com (the "Website").
Changes to this Privacy Statement
time to time, ALM may use customer information for new purposes not
previously disclosed in this privacy notice. If our information
practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy
changes here to notify you of these changes and provide you with the
ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how
your information is used, you should check back to our Website
WHAT INFORMATION DOES ALM GATHER AND/OR TRACK ABOUT YOU?
Personally Identifying Information
E-mails: When you sign up to receive free ALM e-mail information
bulletins, ALM requires that you supply your name and e-mail address.
Products: When you register to receive ALM products, including products
from LawCatalog.com, whether those products are free or paid, ALM
requires that you provide your full name, e-mail address, contact
information, and a unique subscriber ID. ALM may also require
demographic information (e.g., whether you are an attorney and for what
applicable to the product for which they are registering. In some
instances, we also collect credit card information to bill subscribers
for premium products.
may also gather anonymous information, which may be used by ALM or
shared with third parties. This information does not personally identify
you but may be helpful for improving the services we offer. Generally
this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the
use of "cookies," "IP addresses," or other numeric codes used to
identify a computer.
"Cookies" give users a special, random ID that are small text files,
which are stored on the hard drive of a user's computer. ALM employs
cookies to recognize you and your access privileges for certain
locations on the Website, such as the Practice Centers, as well as to
track site usage. Subscribers who do not accept cookies from the Website
cannot access many areas of the Website. ALM also uses an advertising
server developed by a third party, currently DoubleClick, to display ads
on the Website. Some of these ads may contain cookies that are set by
third parties (i.e., advertising agencies or advertising clients). ALM
does not have access to these cookies or any information that they may
IP Addresses: ALM
also logs IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting
purposes. (Your IP address indicates the location of your computer on
the Internet.) ALM does not log IP addresses to track your session, nor
do we link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.
Card Information: If you use a credit card to pay for an ALM product,
we may retain your credit card information in order to renew your
account in the event you elect to renew your subscription. When we do
retain credit card information, we keep it secure and separate from
other demographic information you may have given us. We do not share
credit card information internally within divisions of ALM.
WITH WHOM DOES ALM SHARE THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS AND/OR TRACKS?
Personally Identifying Information
takes the privacy of its customers seriously. You have the ability to
control how we use your personally identifying information by telling us
if you wish to opt-out of certain uses of your information, as
described in greater detail in the "Opting Out" provision below.
may, on occasion, choose to share personally identifying information
collected about subscribers with select third parties whose products or
services we feel may be of interest to you. Many of our subscribers find
these e-mail promotions valuable, whether they are shopping for
merchandise, taking advantage of a special offer, or purchasing unique
services. Personal information about you as an individual subscriber or
registrant may be shared, regardless of your "opt-out" status, in the
with Law: ALM may release information if it is required to do so by law
or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1)
comply with the law or comply with legal process served on ALM; and (2)
protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights or property
of ALM, its users, advertisers, customers, sponsors, advertisers or
may on occasion use third-party vendors to assist it in performing its
business functions, such as mailing statements to subscribers, editing
user lists, processing data and payments, and providing customer
service. Personal information may be shared with these businesses or
individuals to allow them to perform their assigned functions, but is
limited to that information needed to perform the assigned function, and
may not be used for any other purpose.
Changes: Should ALM undergo a sales, merger, consolidation, change in
control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation,
ALM's accumulated customer information will be treated as an asset and,
like other business assets, subject to transfer to or acquisition by a
Requests for Personal Information: Upon your request, ALM will provide
you with its record of the personal information you gave us at
registration. For security reasons, this information will only be sent
to the e-mail address on file for the subscriber ID associated with it.
with ALM: If you send ALM personal correspondence, such as e-mails or
letters, or if other users or third parties send correspondence to ALM
about your activities or postings on the Website, ALM may collect such
information into a file specific to you. All submissions become property
also shares the information it gathers in a compiled format with
advertisers and other partners. The compiled format does not include
personally identifying information.
WHAT DOES ALM DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS AND/OR TRACKS?
Analysis and Banner Advertising: ALM may perform statistical analyses
of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of
our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as
to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners.
ALM also uses demographic information to allow advertising banners on
the Website to be targeted to the readers for whom they are most
pertinent. This means that readers will see advertising that is most
likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people
who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the user's
experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical
analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose
information to third parties only in aggregate form, with no personally
Security: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and
ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place
appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect
the information we collect online, including SSL security for credit
card submissions. Detailed information about SSL is available from
Maintenance: ALM may utilize the contact information you provided at
registration, such as your telephone number and e-mail address, to
contact you regarding account status, changes to the subscriber
agreement, and to confirm registration.
Updates and E-Mail Promotions: Using the contact information and e-mail
addresses provided at registration, ALM periodically sends promotional
messages to its users about services offered by ALM and notifies users
of new features or changes that may be made to these services. ALM may
also elect to send promotional messages on behalf of selected third
parties whose products or services we think may be of interest to you.
If you prefer not to receive promotional e-mails from ALM, please see
the "Opting Out" provision below.
We may use marketing tools to help understand our customers more
efficiently. When you visit our website, ALM may send cookies to your
computer or other device. ALM uses the cookies to improve our services
to our customers, including improving search results and tracking user
THIRD PARTY PARTNERS AND LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Websites
to which it may link. This policy applies solely to information
collected by ALM.
Provider Partner Products & Services: While visiting the Website,
you may decide to purchase a product or service through one of our
provider partners whose services are promoted or advertised on the site.
If you do so, you will be acting under the guidelines of the third
guarantees or warranties as to the nature of a third party's use of your
A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN AND NON-U.S. USERS
Website is directed to adults and not directed to children under the
age of 13. ALM asks that minors not submit any personal information to
us. ALM complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and
does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect
personally identifiable information from anyone under 13.
users, including those users who access the Website from a country
other than the U.S., agree that the laws of the State of New York shall
govern any dispute, including those arising from ALM's use of personal
information or otherwise relating to privacy, as specified in the Terms
and Conditions of Use.
OPTING-OUT, CORRECTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS
Any recipient of email notices may opt-out of receiving them at any
time. To opt-out of receiving emails, please email your request to
firstname.lastname@example.org follow the unsubscribe instructions included in
each promotional email.
Addresses: ALM collects postal mailing address information from you so
that we may fulfill the orders you submit to us and inform you of
LawCatalog.com products and services in which you may be interested. You
have the right to opt-out of receiving postal mailings from
LawCatalog.com. If you do not wish to receive postal mailings from
LawCatalog.com in the future, please send an email to
email@example.com. LawCatalog.com selectively makes our postal mailing
address list available to ALM affiliates whose products or service
offerings may be of interest to you. If you do not wish for us to
provide your mailing information, please specify this in an email to
If your personal information is incorrect, we will correct such
information upon request. Please email your corrections
firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon request we will cancel your registration,
thereby removing you and your personal information from our database.
Please direct your cancellation request to email@example.com.
LAST UPDATED: July 19, 2012