This Privacy Statement specifically applies to www.chernofflaw.com and www.chernofflaw.net and all related sites owned, operated or controlled by Chernoff, Vilhauer LLP, including the web site you were viewing when you clicked through to this page on our copyright statement.
Because we take your privacy seriously, and because we may gather certain types of information about you, your company and other users, we want you to understand the terms and conditions relating to the collection and use of any such information. Our Privacy Statement discloses the types of information we gather and how we use it.
What personally identifiable information do we collect?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information or other information about you or your company is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services. We collect personally identifiable information when you provide it to us, such as when you register on our web site or when you use certain of our services that may require registration as a condition of use. Once you register with us, you are no longer anonymous to us.
What anonymous information do we collect?
Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies" which store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our web site. However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit our site, although active participation in certain areas of our site may require cookies. In addition, you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting certain options on your browser.
(b) Web bugs & servers
We may use electronic images known as Web bugs--sometimes called single-pixel GIFs, transparent GIFs, or clear GIFs--that allow us to track general user traffic patterns. We also automatically receive and record information from our servers and from your browser, including your IP address, the time, and information about the page you requested.
We use tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including:
Counting return visits to our web site
Accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregated and statistical information on our web site and its usage
Determining which features users like best
Saving your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the password protected areas of our web site
How do we use the information?
We use information we gather for five general purposes:
To customize the content you see
To improve our web site
To enhance the user experience on our web site
To fulfill requests for certain information and services
To send you information you agreed to receive
Do we share the information with others?
We may make information available to other companies or people when:
We have your consent to share the information
We have engaged companies to work with or on our behalf to provide information or a service that you have requested
You use co-branded services. When you use a co-branded service within our web site you grant us permission to pass your registration information to our service partners. Their use of your information is subject to their applicable privacy policies.
What are your options?
Users who would rather not provide any of the user data requested by any of our registration processes do not need to register with us. You can still view much of the content and use some of the services offered by us without registering.
Comments regarding our Privacy Statement may be sent to us by e-mail or mailed to:
Chernoff, Vilhauer LLP
111 SW Columbia Street
Portland, Oregon 97201