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Bill Lewis Law
Privacy Statement

        The Law Office of Bill Lewis, LLC and its corresponding web site, billlewislaw.com, and any blogs operated by us (“BL Law” and “we”) created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.  The following policy discloses BL Law’s information collecting, use, and disclosure practices for our web site.  For more information regarding communications you make using our web site in connection with your particular legal matters, pleas see our Terms of Use.  Our employees are required to follow our privacy policies.  Employees who violate our privacy policies are subject to disciplinary measures up to and including termination.

          We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use at any time at our discretion.  Any such changes will become effective upon positing to our web site.  If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Statement and policies dealing with out web site, please contact us as follows:

 Call Us:   M - F (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (Central) at (334) 731-3198

 Email Us:  [email protected]

 Write Us:  Law Office of Bill Lewis, LLC

   Attn:  Web Site Administrator

   P.O. Box 81

   Wetumpka, AL 36092

 

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USAGE

 

Like many web sites, we collect different types of information in connection with the rendering of our services and the administration of our web site.  We will not voluntarily disclose or sell any information we gather about you (“Personal Information”) to third parties for solicitation or other reasons unless you consent, and except as otherwise provided below.  Personal Information may be released to third parties (1) if a release of such information is required in connection with the maintenance and administration of our web site; (2) if we are required by law to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; (3) in the very rare circumstance in which we believe in good faith there is a threat to the physical security of you or others.

 

Contact  or Personal Information may also be used to contact you in limited circumstances, such as unusual account activity or for purposes of customer services. We may also disclose information that does not identify you (a user) specifically or allow a User to be contacted  but is aggregated with like information from other visitors.  For example, we may inform third parties about the number of our registered users and the sites they visit.  We may also inform third parties about the types of legal matters with which our customers are involved (e.g., 52% of our customers seek representation regarding personal injury matters.)  See also our Terms of Use for additional information regarding legal communications.  Our additional practices and policies with respect to our collection and usage practices are addressed as follows.

 

REGISTRATION AND REQUEST FOR SERVICE

 

Registration may be required now, or in the future, to access certain areas of our web site or to provide information to us through our web site.  Persons who request services through our web site (“Users”) must provide certain information when registering and/or submitting information to us.  Our web site may require Users to give us contact information (such as their name, phone number, or email address).  At a minimum, Users requesting or seeking legal services must provide their name, telephone number, and email address and an indication of the type and nature of the legal representation they are seeking.

 

ONLINE SURVEYS

 

From time to time, Users may answer online surveys through the BillLewisLaw.com web site.  Our online surveys may ask for certain identifying information as well.  Our surveys are designed to obtain broad demographic information regarding our services and the desires and concerns of our customers and visitors.

 

CONTESTS

 

From time to time, BillLewisLaw.com Users may participate in contests through the BillLewisLaw.com web site.  We run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (such as their email address), name, and other identifying information, as well as demographic information.  

 

OUTSIDE AD COMPANY

 

An outside or third-party company may display ads on or web site or our blog.  Those ads may contain cookies.  While we use cookies in other parts of our web site, cookies received with banner ads or outside party ads are collected by that outside or third-party company and we do not have access to the information they collect using their cookies.  (For more information on our use of cookies, see the “Cookies” section below.)  In addition, our site or blog may contain links to other third-party web sites.  We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of third-party web sites  accessed through our site or blog, or for any privacy practices with respect to such sites.

 

USAGE TRACKING

 

Our web site automatically tracks certain information from Users.  This information includes the URL that the User came from, what browser the User is using, and the User’s IP address.  Many web sites automatically collect this information.  We gather and use such information to help diagnose problems with our server and the administration of our web site.

 

COOKIES

 

We may use cookies on certain pages of our web site.  Cookies are small pieces of information that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies can help us personalize our web site and provide information that is targeted to the interests of individual Users.  We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password or user name so you don’t have to reenter it each time you visit our site, and for other purposes.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change this feature in your browser.  The User is always free to decline our cookies if his or her browser permits, although in that case the service may be largely unusable.  Among other things, the User may be unable to submit legal service requests.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

If a User sends us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, we may collect such information into a file specific to that User.  However, if an attorney-client relationship is not subsequently established after submitting such correspondence, then we reserve the right to delete, shred, or otherwise destroy the correspondence if we do not receive a request from you to return the correspondence.  

 

REGULATORY ISSUES

 

Due to existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of a User’s private communications and other Personal Information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Statement. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.  Further, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.  Therefore, although we believe that we take appropriate precautions to protect our User’s privacy, we do not promise that theri personally identifiable information or private communications can remain private.

 

Please keep in mind that because we are a law office, any disclosure of private information received by us that is privileged is also subject to disclosure pursuant to the applicable Rules of Professional Responsibility.  

 

CHOICE TO OPT OUT

 

Users have the opportunity to opt out of receiving any other future emails regarding announcements, new feature notifications, and special offers from Law Office of Bill Lewis, LLC, BillLewisLaw.com or our blog by contacting us in writing identifying yourself, email address, and/or user id, requesting to opt-out.  However, we may have to contact the User after receiving the request in order to gain more information in order to comply with the User’s request.

 

SECURITY

 

We are aware of Internet User concerns about the privacy of their information.  Be advised that our web site is not encrypted nor does it have SSL encryption.  Also, any correspondence that you send to us (e.g., email) is not encrypted by us.  You use the web site at your own risk.

 

YOUR CONSENT

 

Users consent to the collection and use of their information as described herein.