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At, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to maximize the services that we provide to you. Technologies are rapidly changing as are the services that we provide to you. Therefore, these policies are subject to change and we will post any changes on this page. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy. regularly posts bylined columns on its various channels and on other locations on the site. The views represented in these columns are the views of the columnists and do not necessarily represent the views of

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

  • When you use our services, including "Ask a Lawyer", we require that you provide your name, e-mail address and zip code. We also ask for other demographic information about you, but providing such information is optional. This information we collect allows us to serve you better and answer your questions more effectively.
  • When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the contest and notify winners.
  • We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new services, and special offers we think you'll find valuable.

How does protect customer information?

All information we collect is protected by our secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

What about "cookies"?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide features such as immediate access into our services, such as Ask a Lawyer. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.

Will disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

Other than facilitating offers from our advetisers or resopnding to requests to be contacted by attornies, does not generally sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. may release account information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, (iii) protect the rights, property or safety of, our users, or others, and/or (iv) comply with a user request.

How does allow customers to update or change the information it collects?

You may update or change information related to your account by accessing My Profile section of the Web site with your e-mail account and password. For other questions related to updating or changing your account information, please send e-mail to

Your consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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