Privacy Policy

The Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center (LAS–ELC) has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. LAS–ELC may modify this policy from time to time, so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. The type and amount of information received depends on how you use the site.

Website Usage / Information Collection

When you visit the LAS–ELC website, we automatically obtain information from you about the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of computer you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests. We use this information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors. For example, we use this information to track which pages are most popular among visitors. We do not track the pages you or any individual visitor may look at during a visit to our site and we do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, email address or phone number, unless you provide that information.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

LAS–ELC provides Web forms so you may provide your contact information to participate in LAS–ELC activities such as online activism (e.g., contact Congress), subscribing to our e-publications, responding to polling and surveys, requesting products or services, corresponding with LAS–ELC, or submitting a testimonial (e.g., sharing your story.) Any information we collect, such as your name, mailing address, email address, type of request you are making and any additional information you provide, is collected and stored by LAS–ELC. The information is used to fulfill your request and track aggregate information about usage of these features. LAS–ELC makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of your sensitive information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies, such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

LAS–ELC’s Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

The LAS–ELC will not post your personal contact information, including email address, street address and phone numbers, on the website without your consent. Without such consent, website staff will withhold posting personal contact information for that individual.

Financial Information and Payments

We use a secure server for processing payments and financial information. The LAS–ELC staff logs in to the secure site, retrieves the information and processes it. LAS–ELC does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. We use cookies on our site to personalize and customize the experience of our visitors and to support some necessary functions. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/. However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at this and on other sites throughout the Internet may not be complete. In addition, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by other Internet sites or by us.

Opting Out of Email Lists

People who subscribe to email lists via the website will receive periodic updates from LAS–ELC by regular mail, fax or email. You may opt out of receiving future information via email by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the email message or by sending an email message with the name of the list from which you want to unsubscribe.

Outside Links

This site contains hypertext links to other sites. LAS–ELC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms for financial transactions. You are on a secure page when the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer become locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just “surfing.” All of the information you provide us through these forms is stored securely off-line.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect user information off-line. All user information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that store sensitive information are kept in a secure environment.

If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. So, if your communication includes sensitive information like your bank account, charge card, or social security number, and you prefer not to use one of our secure online forms, contact us by mail or by telephone rather than by email.

Children’s Privacy

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the notification, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please do so by emailing us .

Corrections/Updating Personal Information

If your personal information changes (such as your ZIP code), or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, contact us and we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that personal data provided to us.

Contact Us

If you experience technical problems with the operation of this website, contact us by email.

You also may contact us by mail or telephone. If you do so, we may use the information you provide in the ways we have described in this privacy policy.