“Personal information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal, voter registration or other physical address, other contact information, title, occupation, industry, personal interests, political affiliations and other information such as behavioral data and demographical information we may need to provide a service to you. This Personal Information is kept private and in strict confidence and never released to anyone without your express authority. We may request such authority to share some of this information with a third party, such as sharing your congressional district (based on your address) or whether you voted or not in past elections with an elected official, for purposes of fulfilling the services you have requested through our Site. Your proposed policies can be shared to Twitter and other social media platforms by clicking an icon, subject to change by LawMaker.
“Non-personal Information” means information about the characteristics and activities of an individual from which any personal information has been removed, such as IP address, type of browser or mobile device used, mobile device identifier(s), operating system, referral URLs, pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), hardware settings, and search terms. Nothing in this policy limits our use of non-personal information. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there, but we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have registered with us. Like most commercial websites, the LawMaker Site may use standard technologies, such as “cookies” and other HTML tools, to collect information about how you use the site or to record that you opened an email marketing message. We use this information to improve your experience, understand user activity, and improve the quality of our Services.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We use analytics partners (such as Google Analytics) to help analyze usage and traffic for our Services. As an example, we may use analytics partners to analyze and measure, in the aggregate, the number of unique visitors to our Services.
Some LawMaker websites and HTML-formatted email newsletters may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to understand Client behavior. A web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Some Web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies. LawMaker may also use customized links or other similar technologies to track email links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused email communications or purchase information. Each email communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.
If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website or via HTML-formatted emails, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of LawMaker's website if you do so. In particular, you may be required to accept cookies in order to complete certain actions on our website. You do not need to have cookies turned on, however, to use/navigate through many parts of our website, except access to certain of LawMaker's web pages and Services that may require a login and password.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your personal information is never shared outside LawMaker without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Inside LawMaker, data is stored in security-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where LawMaker, its subsidiaries, affiliates, servers or agents are located.
LawMaker may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:
- When we have your consent to share the information;
- If sharing your information is necessary to provide a Service you have requested (If your information is shared with third parties we will only provide the information they need to deliver the Service. Also, such individuals, organizations or companies are prohibited from using your information for any other purpose);
- If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, joint venture, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or other transaction or if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business otherwise changes, we may share or transfer your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith; and
We will also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or to enforce our Terms of Service. If you seek the identity of or account information about a LawMaker subscriber in connection with a civil (as opposed to criminal) legal matter, you must serve LawMaker with a valid subpoena. We may also ask to verify your personal information in relation to a dispute.
Specific profile information, such as your username, may be visible to other Users. Do not include information in your profile that you want to keep private. When you submit a policy or comment to the Site, visitors to and users of our Site and Services will be able to see the content of your posts and comments, the username associated with your posts or comments, and the date and time you originally submitted the post or comment.
We reserve the right to remove any publicly viewable information from your profile, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or our Terms of Service. We also reserve the right to remove information upon the reasonable request of any third party upon notice to you. Users will not have the ability to remove or modify content once posted and those desiring to revise or remove any information should contact LawMaker at c[email protected].
Your Ability to Access, Update or Deactivate Your Information
If you are a registered User, you can review your personal information and make change requests by accessing the registered login portion of our Site or by Contacting LawMaker. You may also request deactivation of your LawMaker account or any of your personal information held by us by sending an email to [email protected]. If you choose to deactivate your account, we will retain in our files some personal information you have requested to remove to prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce our Terms of Service, respect your opt-out preferences, and comply with legal requirements as permitted by law. Please note that, even when you delete your account, the posts, comments and messages you submit through the Site or Services may still be viewable or available on our Site and servers.
Your LawMaker account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. LawMaker safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our websites, LawMaker uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of sensitive data transmissions. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.
Third Party Sites
LawMaker’s Site may contain links to other applications, websites or services. LawMaker does not share your personal information with these other applications, websites or services and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those third party companies. Once you have left our Site, you should check the applicable privacy statement of the third party to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you.
We may offer social sharing features or other integrated tools that let you share content or actions you take on our Services with other media. Your use of these features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. You should make sure you are comfortable with the information that a third party social networking service may make available to us. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g., Facebook and Twitter).
LawMaker Registered User Login Area
Unique Clients and Identification: Each Client’s identity is assigned a unique name and/or number for identification, logging and tracking.
Authentication: Authentication is used via unique, password protected account login access through SSL encryption technology. Only dedicated support staff have access to client data, provided only to approved client administrators, as needed.
Transmission Security: Technical measures have been implemented from authentication, SSL encryption and selection of web hosting providers in the US and Canada to guard against unauthorized access to the network. Only Developers employed or contracted by LawMaker have direct access to the LawMaker platform code base and databases.
LawMaker will amend this privacy statement from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will make that information available by posting a notice on this site in this section or another.