Northern Virginia Business Law, PLLC (“NVBL”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors of this web site (the “Site” or “novabizlaw.com”). As a result, we have taken steps to ensure that high standards of data protection are adhered to for all the forms of data processing mentioned below. This statement outlines our privacy and data protection policy.
Collection and use of your Information
Information We May Collect
The information about you that we collect when you use our Site falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe to our mailing list, contact us, or make general inquiries (“Personal Information”), and 2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.
Personal Information You Provide:
Non-personal Information Collected Using Technology:
When you visit our Site, we also collect Site usage information, and information about your computer or other digital device and your internet connection. This includes your computer's or digital device’s IP address, the type and version of browser and operating system you use, your internet domain and, if you visited via a link from another website, the URL of the linking page.
How We May Use Your Information
The information we collect from you is meant to help us:
· fulfill or respond to your requests for any services or information
· send any postal mail that you may request
· contact you to confirm your subscription to our mailing list
· determine which areas of our Site are most popular
· enhance the Site for visitors
· ensure, as far as is practical, that our Site is compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors
And, if you allow us to, by using our subscription form when subscribing to our mailing list, we may also:
· periodically send you updates, email newsletters, news alerts, blogs, articles and legal topics of interest.
If you wish to opt out of receiving our email alerts or other emails from us at any time, simply follow the instructions for doing so included in the emails. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Site, such as service announcements or similar administrative or transactional messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
We also use your information for in-house research and analysis. This helps us to:
· improve our understanding of customer needs
· support strategic development
To enable us to conduct research we may share your information with third party suppliers employed to help. All results of any research and analysis will be anonymized or aggregated information and will not reveal any Personal Information of individual visitors.
We may also use your Personal Information to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law, and if compelled to do so by law.
Other than as expressly set out in this policy, we do not use any of your Personal Information for advertising, and nor do we track or collect it other than as stated above so that we can provide you with a response to your inquiries or send you our email alerts. We also do not track or collect any of your sensitive information which includes information such as your race, religion, ethnicity, and political opinion.
With Whom We May Share Your Information
Your voluntary disclosure of Personal Information to us, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by us for the purposes for which you disclosed the information to us, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
Within the Northern Virginia Law Group of Companies
Your Personal Information may be disclosed to our staff, employees, subsidiary companies, successors and assigns. When we acquire other law firms or their assets or be acquired by or merge with another law firm, your Personal Information is generally one of the transferred assets involved in such transactions.
We may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Site and our mailing lists, sending postal mail (if necessary) and providing marketing assistance, research and data analysis. We may provide Personal Information to those businesses when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties. NVBL will take reasonable steps to help ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on our behalf.
We reserve the right to disclose visitor information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We also reserve the right to disclose visitor information when we believe that the law requires it.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Web pages use “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store on your hard drive when you visit our Site. We however do not collect your Personal Information - when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals' personally identified information.
We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:
· collect information about how you use our Site so we can measure and improve the Site’s performance for our customers
· make our Site work more effectively
· audience measurement and validation. We use services such as Google Analytics to understand how many people visit our Site and what is popular, which helps us improve the website
· allow you to share pages with social networks should you wish to do so
Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our Site is accessed. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the big computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
Whilst we are not responsible for the content of any external web sites, the following web site may help if you wish to delete or disable cookies: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies
We use reputable third parties to deliver the e-mails you receive if you have subscribed to our mailing list. These third parties use unique identifiers and invisible images (often called "pixel tags" or "clear GIFs") to perform message open sensing, message format sensing, and click-through sensing in order to bring you more relevant information.
Links to Other Sites
Transfer of personal data overseas
As the internet is a global environment, collecting and processing personal information may involve the transmission of this data internationally, including outside of the United States. Therefore, by communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to your personal data being processed in this way.
We intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. For example, your information is protected by both a “firewall” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network) and industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. In addition, when you transmit Personal Information from your computer or other digital device to us, we make use of cloud computing services to store your information and other data you provide. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and the use of cloud computing services may entail certain risks. As a result, it is impossible for us to guarantee the security of your information with absolute certainty, and while we strive to protect your Personal Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your Personal Information.
NVBL does not intentionally or knowingly collect or process Personal Information from individuals under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any Personal Information on the Site.
Bradley K, McConnell
Northern Virginia Business Law, PLLC
14551 Chamberry Cir
Haymarket, VA 20169.
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These Terms were last updated on March 13, 2019.