Sara F. Hawkins Attorney at Law Website Privacy Policy
Our current Privacy Policy was last updated April 10, 2018.

Sara F. Hawkins Attorney at Law, LLC (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our visitors and users (“user” or “you”). We are committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all of our users and subscribers. Because we gather certain types of information about and from you with you visit our website sarafhawkins.com, or any other media form, media channel, or mobile website related thereto (collectively, the “Site”), you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of this information. This Privacy Policy discloses what information we gather, how we use it, how to correct or change it, and what steps we take to safeguard personal information provided to us both online and offline. Because you will find links on our Site to third parties, we encourage you always to check the privacy policy on each website you visit to be sure you understand the privacy policy governing that site. Your use of this site constitutes agreement with these terms.  We urge you to read the complete policy below and contact us if you have any questions, but offer this short summary to highlight key points.

  • We collect personal and non-personal information from you to provide information and service, to understand your interests, and to conduct our business, and may combine it with information we receive from third parties.
  • We may share personal and non-personal information about you with third parties in the circumstances described in this policy.
  • We use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to provide personalized content and certain functionalities, and better understand the features our visitors prefer.
  • We reserve the right to share information to satisfy a legal request, protect people or property, and in connection with a sale or transfer of our business.
  • We employ reasonable procedures to protect the personal information you send to us. If we are requesting sensitive information, we will take steps to ensure it is encrypted during transmission to and from our sites. However, we provide no guarantees that your data will always be secure.

We may offer links to or from websites operated by third parties. We offer links to third party sites so that you can conveniently obtain the services you are seeking.  We are not responsible for the content, practices, or policies of sites operated by third parties and urge you to inquire about them before providing any personally identifiable information.

This policy applies to information we collect in e-mail, text, and other electronic messages between you and Sites we control. By accessing or using our Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

Children.

We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to anyone under the age of 18. If you become aware of any data we have collected from anyone under the age of 18, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

We do not market directly to or knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose to third parties any personal information collected from children and use confirmed industry practices to ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), and other applicable laws.

Information We Collect About You.

Generally, you can visit our Site, read articles and other materials, and check on offerings without giving us any “personal information” (defined below). So that we can provide our users with the most efficient and enhanced personalized service, we request information about you in certain circumstances, and collect certain information automatically.

Personal Information

By “Personal Information” we mean information that identifies you individually, such as names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses. This term does not include other kinds of electronic information (“Derivative Data”), which theoretically could be used to identify you, such as the IP address of your computer (which, if combined with the time of access and information from your internet service provider, could be used to identify you by name). Such other electronic information also includes browser type, domain name, the referring website address, etc.  We use this automatically collected electronic information to facilitate your online experience at our Site.

We collect from your personal information when you subscribe to one of our newsletters or make a purchase on our Site. Site visitors may register to receive our periodic email newsletter.

The information we collect may include your email address, name, address, and similar demographic information or information related to your interests. Our online registration forms will indicate what information is required and what information (if any) is optional.  Of course, you may decline to provide even “required” information, but will then be unable to participate in those website activities.

Financial Data

Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchases services from the Site. We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, Stripe, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

What Do We Do With Your Information?

We use information you provide to fulfill your requests, improve our Site and newsletters, and operate our business. For example, we use personal information so that we send newsletters, emails, features, and other updates or information to our users and subscribers. We also use collected information to evaluate and provide access to our Site, respond to any problems that may arise (e.g., difficulties in navigating our sites or accessing certain features), and gauge user trends to determine what articles are most popular with users.

In some parts of our Site we allow users to send or share articles or links by email or through social media to other parties who may be interested in them. We do not retain any email addresses of either the sender or recipient of such articles or links after they are sent, and do not share “send a friend” email addresses with third parties.

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to:

  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
  • Email you regarding your account or order.
  • Fulfill and manage purchases, payments, and other transactions related to the Site.
  • Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
  • Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site.
  • Notify you of updates to the Site.
  • Perform other business activities as needed.
  • Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
  • Process payments and refunds.
  • Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site.
  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
  • Respond to product and customer service requests.
  • Send you a newsletter.

Information We May Disclose.

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.

Other Third Parties

We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

How Do We Use Cookies?

We may use “cookies” in connection with operation of the Site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer by our server(s). Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes so the stored information can be retrieved by our server(s) when you return to the Site.

Cookies allow us to personalize or regulate the use of our Site, and also permit us to automate the access and data-entry functions of the site (e.g., sign up information) and to tailor the appearance or presentation of the site to your preferences or interests. In general, we do not use cookies to track the navigational habits of identified users without the user’s consent.

The use of cookies is common in the industry, and they are used at most major websites. Cookies will not be used to pass any information from your computer except the specific information placed into the cookie from one of our web page when the cookie is retrieved by another web page on our Site.

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.  However, if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the website may not function properly or permit access.  For more information on cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq.htm.

How Do We Use Analytics and Web Beacons?

We may also partner with selected third-party vendors, such as Google Analytics, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, If you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, visit the third party vendors to determine how to disable their tracking technologies.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

What About Third Party Websites?

The Site may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from the Site.

Security Of Your Information?

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

Credit Card Companies. As in any transaction, your credit card company will have all relevant information about the name of the vendor, item(s) purchased, and date and total cost. On those pages where you are required to enter your credit card information to complete a transaction, we will not otherwise provide any personal data to your credit card company.

Offline and online contact information is handled differently. Offline contact information (i.e., your name and mailing address) is shared with third parties who require that information to fulfill their obligation to communicate with you about a product or service on our Site. If you opt-out of our sharing this information, the third party will be unable to communicate with you about your prize or potential prize.

Important Note. We reserve the right to use or disclose any information without notice or consent as compelled by applicable law, regulation or legal requirement; to conduct investigations of complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property and assure adherence to our terms of use; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; and to fulfill your requests.

Controls For Do Not Track Features.

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.  No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

California Privacy Rights.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

Updating Your Information.

In our communications, we include detailed unsubscribe/opt-out instructions as appropriate. It is much more efficient if you utilize the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the communication. However, if you need further assistance with unsubscribing or opting-out of any communications, CONTACT US for assistance. Upon request, and to the extent practicable, we will make reasonable efforts to remove your information from our databases. However, be aware we may be unable to remove your information from the records of any third party who has received your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

At our discretion, we may determine that your lack of engagement indicates your desire to opt-out of receiving our communications. For example, you may be removed from our email list if you have not opened an email from us for a certain period of time. You may opt-in again at any time.

If you delete any user generate content or materials which you provided, copies of such content or materials may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other users of the websites. Proper access and use of information provided on the website, including any user generated content or material, is governed by our Terms of Service.

Changes in Corporate Structure.

In developing our business, we might sell certain assets, or the company, or parts of it, may be sold, merged or otherwise transferred.  In such transactions, user information, whether personally identifiable or otherwise, may be one of the transferred assets acquired by the third-party.

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

Visitors and Subscribers Outside the United States.

Our Site and associated computers are located in the United States. We use hosting services that may use servers located outside the United States. Regardless of where any servers may be located, all matters relating to this Site are governed by the laws of the State of Arizona in the United States. By visiting our Site and submitting information, you unambiguously consent to the collection, processing, transfer or use of your personal data, as described in this privacy policy. If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of such information, please discontinue use of the Site.

Contact Information.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please send us communication through our Contact Form.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy.

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check the policy when you visit our site to be sure you are aware of and understand our current policy. When feasible, we will post specific summary of material changes in our policy. Your continued use of our Site will constitute your agreement to any changes in the privacy policy.