Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C.
Consent by Site Visitors
Consent by Information Recipients
Connection to Our Web Site Terms
Clicking the I Accept button will also confirm your agreement to comply our Web Site Terms, including our Code of Conduct, as further specified during the registration process.
Components of our esoplegal.com Web Site
Our Web Site is divided into two broad areas and features: (i) those areas and features that are accessible to all Users (the General Site); and (ii) those areas and features that are password-protected, and that are designed to be available only to authorized users.
Our General Site
Our General Site is designed to provide Users with a range of information concerning (i) the services we offer; (ii) our attorneys and their experience; (iii) the geographic and legal subject matter areas in which we practice; (iv) employment opportunities; and (v) other materials concerning our firm. On our General Site, for example, Users can request newsletters, and other updates from our various practice groups.
The Relationship Between this Policy and Applicable Ethics Rules
The Types of Information You May Provide
Information you may provide while visiting our Site or while participating as an Information Recipient falls into two broad categories: (i) Personal Information; and (ii) aggregate information. We use the term Personal Information to mean any information you provide to us over the Site that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, email address, birth date, telephone number or any combination of such information that could be used to identify you. Anonymous Information is information that does not identify you, and may include statistical information concerning, for example, the pages on our Site that users visit most frequently.
Our Uses of the Information You Provide
We use information you provide to us via the Web Site only as provided in this Policy. First, we use the Personal Information you provide via the Web Site only for purposes of providing you information concerning SG&F and for otherwise responding to requests you may make, as permitted by our Web Site. We do not share your Personal Information with any third parties (except as provided in Disclosures to Third Parties).
Specifically, we collect, or receive, information from Site Visitors and Information Recipients at different points on our Web Site, and use this information as follows:
Registration Information. In order to become an Information Recipient on our Site, we require that you complete a registration form. This form asks for contact information, which includes such items as (i) name; (ii) mailing address; and (iii) e-mail address. We use this information to provide our Information Recipients with materials, as outlined below.
E-mail Addresses. We use your e-mail address to send newsletters, announcements concerning SG&F or legal developments, notifications, and other information relating to our Site. In addition, we may use your e-mail address to invite you to presentations, or other functions we believe may be of interest to you. You will have the ability to opt out of receiving these materials, as provided in Changing or Removing Information; Opting Out.
Informational Notices and Bulletins. Periodically, we may choose to send news, bulletins, or other information to Users, and will use Personal Information to send such communications. If we choose to undertake such communications, you will have the ability to opt out of receiving these communications as provided in Changing or Removing Information; Opting Out.
Anonymous, Aggregate Information. We use Anonymous Information to analyze the effectiveness of our Site, and for other similar purposes. In addition, from time to time, we may undertake or commission statistical and other summary analyses of the general behavior and characteristics of Users of the Site, and may share Anonymous Information with third parties for this purpose. Rest assured, though, that Anonymous Information provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you, or determine anything personal about you. We may collect Anonymous Information through features of the software that supports our Site, through cookies, and through other means described below.
IP Addresses; Logs. We may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address (the Internet address of your PC), your computer’s name, the type and version of your Web browser, referrer addresses, where the computer is routing from, and other generally-accepted log information. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information, which will be aggregated with that of other users in order to understand how our Web Site is being used, and for security and monitoring purposes.
Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a Web Site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide you with a tailored user experience and to make it easier for you to use a Web Site upon a future visit. We may include cookies on our Web Site and use them to recognize you when you return to our Web Site. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Cookies must be enabled on your web browser, however, if you wish to access certain personalized features of our Services.
Click-Throughs. We may send e-mail messages which use a click-through URL linked to content on our Web Site. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through our Web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help determine Users’ interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply do not click text or graphic links in the e-mail, or notify us in accordance with Changing or Removing Information; Opting Out.
Any Information Linked With Your Personal Information Is Protected As Personal Information
The Relationship Between Information You Provide At Our Site, And Information From Offline Sources
Disclosures to Third Parties
As an exception to the policies set out in Our Uses of the Information You Provide, we will disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your express consent in the following circumstances:
Site Vendors. We may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as maintaining the Web Site, providing services related to the Site, collecting information, responding to and sending electronic mail, or other functions necessary to our business. In order to obtain these services, we may need to share your Personal Information with these companies (collectively, Site Vendors). We will provide Site Vendors with only that information necessary to perform their duties with respect to our Web Site, and we do not allow them to use your Personal Information for any other purpose.
Questions of Harm; Legal. We may reveal your Personal Information on a case-by-case basis in order to comply with applicable Ethics Rules.
Changing or Removing Information; Opting Out
Discretionary Account Information. To allow appropriate control over Personal Information, you can access your account (after supplying your user name and password) to change your password, or to correct your e-mail address for errors.
Opt-Out. If we send to you bulletins, updates, or other communications, we will provide you with the ability to decline or opt out of receiving such communications. Instructions for opting out will be provided either (a) with each such communication, or (b) in a prominent location on our Web Site. Please understand that you will not be allowed to opt out of formal notices concerning operation of this Web Site, and legal and other related notices concerning your relationship to the Site.
Deleting Information Provided Via this Web Site. If you have provided us with Personal Information in connection with your use of this Site, upon your request, we will remove this Personal Information from our Web Site databases. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to backups and records of deletions. In addition, please understand that, if you request deletion of your information, you will be unable to utilize associated features of the Web Site and any associated Services. You may not remove de-identified, anonymous, or aggregate data from our databases.
If you have questions concerning Non-Web Site Information, you may contact us as provided in Contact Us.
Concerning Site Functionality and Availability. SG&F does not promise that the Web Site will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that the Site will provide specific results from your use of any content, search, or link on the Site.
SG&F DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNCTIONALITY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE.
Advisory; No Legal Advice Provided Via the General Site. The information presented on the General Site is provided as a courtesy by SG&F. The General Site is not intended a substitute for professional legal advice. If you have, or suspect that you may have a legal problem, you should consult your lawyer to obtain legal information and recommendations specific to your problem.
SG&F EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE GENERAL SITE.
Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that SG&F is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of the information.
Use of Web Site Does Not Create An Attorney-Client Relationship. You agree that your use of our Web Site does not create an attorney-client relationship.
We have put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of Personal Information you may provide to us, and we take all reasonable steps to secure and safeguard this Information. Our site’s Password-Protected Areas require Users to give us unique identifiers such as their user id and password. Employees of SG&F (and employees of our Site Vendors) are required to acknowledge that they understand and will abide by our policies with respect to the confidentiality of Personal Information. Our security systems are therefore structured to deter and prevent hackers and others from accessing information you provide to us. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Please understand, though, that this information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided by or submitted to our Site. Due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, we cannot provide, and disclaim, assurance that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
Notice of Security Incident
If we detect unauthorized access to or use of Personal Information, we will (i) notify affected users of such access or use if the information at issue is sensitive, as determined by law, (ii) deliver this notice by the means we deem most efficient under the circumstances (such as, for example, first class mail or email); (iii) use contact information for each effected user that is current in our files; and (iv) use commercially reasonable efforts to accomplish these steps and effect this notice in a timely manner. To the extent applicable law requires steps in addition to those specified above, we will comply with applicable law.
Notification of Changes
Anonymous Information has the meaning provide in The Types of Information You May Provide.
Ethics Rules has the meaning provided in The Relationship Between This Policy And Applicable Ethics Rules.
Information User means an SG&F client or other person who chooses to subscribe to publications, or receive announcements and other information, from our Site.
Password-Protected Area means that area or those areas of the Site where, in order to obtain access, a user must provide a password.
Personal Information means a natural person’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, cell phone number, and other information by which that person can be identified.
Site Visitor means a casual visitor to the Web Site, who does not seek to become an Information Recipient.
User means a Site Visitor or Information Recipient.
You and you refer to any User of the Web Site.
If you have comments or questions about the administration of this Site, you may contact us at the following addresses:
Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C.
555 City Avenue, Suite 910
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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