We understand any of your concerns when it comes to the use or disclosure of our website visitor’s personal information. We value and place great importance on your privacy, and the following is a general overview of the information that we, Law Offices of Richard Hanus, may collect from you, and how the information will be used. Your use of our website, www.usavisacounsel.com, constitutes an acceptance of the practices described in this policy.
We may collect our visitors non-personal information, including domain name and IP Address. The domain name and IP address does not reveal to us anything personal about you except for the IP address from which you have visited our site. We may also gather information regarding the type of Internet browser you use, your operating system, what led you to visit our Website, along with the specific Web pages you have visited.
Moreoever, in the event you communicate with us regarding our Website or our services, we will collect any information you provide to us in any such communication.
The information we collect is mainly for our own internal purposes, including with regard to the maintenance, evaluation, assessment and upgrading of our Website and providing requests for information and customer support.
Our practices are in line with prevailing and generally accepted industry standards and are focused on the protection of information provided to us, both during the transmission process and after we receive the information.
In the event we collect sensitive data or information (such as credit card data), that information will be encrypted and transmitted to us with an eye toward security. This can be verified by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
Although we employ encryption to make sure the sensitive information you transmit online is protected, we also take measures to protect your information offline. Only employees who require the information to carry out a specific job duty (for example, billing or customer service) will be granted access to such personal information. The computers/servers in which we store sensitive personal information are maintained in a secure environment.
“Cookies” are used on this site. Cookies are units of data that get stored on the hard drives of visitors to a particular website to help that visitor have improved access to the site and identify regular website visitors. For example, in instances where we use a cookie to identify a visitor, the visitor would not be required to submit a password more than once, thus allowing the visitor to save time while on our site. Cookies can also equip us to track and target our users preferences and interest so as to maximize the quality of our users experience on our site. Usage of a cookie does not lead to a linking of a user’s specific, personally identifiable information on our site.
We will not engage in the sale or distribution of any information collected to outside third parties for the purpose of mass email marketing.
Personal information and/or an IP address will be disclosed when legally required or it is genuinely believed that such action is necessary for:
- Cooperation with investigations of alleged unlawful activities and to otherwise comply with applicable law or with legal process served on our organization,
- Protection and defense of our Website rights or properties,
- Identification of individuals who may be committing acts that violate the law, the rights of third parties, or otherwise engage in the improper use of our Website or its related properties
Please take note that whenever you voluntarily provide personal information online – for instance by way of e-mail, discussion boards, or the like – that information can be accessed, saved and utilized by the public viewing such information. In sum, on the occasions you submit publicly accessible personal information online, it is entirely possible you will end up being the recipient of unsolicited messages from other parties as a result.
In the end, you have sole responsibility for maintaining the privacy of your personal information. Thus it is best to be thoughtful and responsible when it comes to activities you engage in online.
This Website may contain links to other sites. In this regard we are not responsible for other sites’ content or privacy policies and practices. We encourage our visitors to take note that when they leave our site and visit other sites, to review the privacy statements of those other sites, especially ones that may collect personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
On occasion, our Website may request information by way of a survey or contest. Participation in our surveys or contests is entirely voluntary and it is entirely up to you whether you wish to participate and therefore provide information being requested. Information requested may include information regarding how you can be contacted (for example, your name and address), and general demographic information (including zip code or your age). This information will be utilized for purposes of notifying winners and prize recipients. Information obtained through surveys will be utilized in order to assess or improve the quality of our website user’s experience.
If you detect any departures from our policies as noted above, please contact us by telephone at (312) 357-0033 or by way of U.S. mail Attn: Privacy Officer, 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60601