Privacy Policy

About This Policy

This policy describes our practices on the site where it is posted.

This policy does not apply to information we may collect in other forums, including through emails or offline.

You can obtain and correct any erroneous information we have collected by contacting us as provided below. This notice can be provided to you upon request by contacting us as provided below.

Information We Collect

Contact information. For example, we may collect your name, company name, email address. We may also collect your street address, or phone and fax numbers.

Payment information. For example, we collect credit card information from those who wish to donate to Michigan Legal Help.

Information you share or post on our sites.

Other Information. If you use our sites, we may collect information about the browser you are using. Our web server may store your IP address and domain. We might also look at what part of our sites you visit. We might also collect information about the links you select on our sites that take you to third party sites.

How We Collect Information

We collect information directly from you. For example, we collect information when you post content or make a donation. We also collect information when you use our “email, share, or print” features, where you can email, share, or print certain information from our site. We also collect information if you ask us questions, provide feedback, or sign up for our emails.

We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies. For example, if you are logged into as registered user, we will track you last logged-in date and your search history. To learn more about these tools and how you can control them, please read the “Your Choices” section below.

We collect information that we obtain from third parties.

How We Use Information

To process and respond to your questions and requests.

To improve our sites and update our email lists. For example, we might conduct surveys or engage in other activities to understand our visitors and customers. We might also use information to improve our products and services. This also includes looking at site usage trends. We may also use information to customize your browsing experience.

To communicate with you about our relationship. For example, we might use your contact information to tell you about changes to this Policy or our website Terms.

For our legitimate business purposes. We may combine information that we receive about you from third parties with information we already have.

For marketing purposes. For example, we might also send you information about legal developments in which we think you may be interested, about us, our sites, or other products or services we offer, or to request your assistance in supporting our organization.

As otherwise permitted by law.

When We Share Information

If we think we have to in order to comply with the law. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also share if a government agency requests. We may also share if an investigatory body requests.

With third parties who perform services on our behalf. We reserve the right to share information with vendors in the future. We may also authorize them to collect information on our behalf. Some vendors may be located outside of the United States.

On our sites. For example, if you work for a legal services or public interest program and have registered on one of our sites, your name, e-mail address and work phone number may be accessed by other registered users who also work for a legal services or public interest program. This system is not currently in use with regard to Michigan Legal Help, but we reserve the right share any such data collected in the future.

With our business partners. If we provide joint services, we share information with business partners.

In the event of a change in corporate ownership.

For other reasons we may describe to you.

Your Choices

You can opt out of receiving marketing emails by following the instructions in any marketing emails you receive.

You may contact the Michigan State Bar Foundation and the Michigan Poverty Law Program to request that we modify, update or correct your personal information. You may also request that we cease contacting you by e-mail, telephone, regular mail, or other means. To do so, send a detailed request by email to webdev@mplp.org.

You can choose not to provide us with some of the information that we request. If you do not provide it, though, we may not be able to fulfill your request. You can also set your browser up to reject cookies. If you do this, some of the features of our sites will not work.

Where We Store Information

Our sites are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using our sites and giving us your information, you consent to such transfer. You also understand that the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.

Security

We use standard security measures to protect information submitted on our sites. However, the internet is public and we cannot promise that your information will remain secure. We thus encourage you to use caution when disclosing information online. Do not share your password with other people and select passwords that are secure.

Our Sites and Children

Our sites are not created for children and we don’t believe that children would be interested in it. We do not to our knowledge collect information online from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and think we have information about your child, please contact webdev@mplp.org. To learn more about how to protect your child online, visit the FTC’s website. You may also want to read the helpful information about kids and privacy that the FTC provides.

Links

Our sites contain links to third party sites. If you click on one of those links, you will be taken to sites we do not control. This policy does not apply to the information practices of that site.

Policy Updates

From time to time we may change our privacy practices. The latest version of this policy will be posted here. Sometimes there may be a material change to this policy that we wish to apply retroactively. If so, we will notify you and obtain your consent to the extent required by law.

More Questions?

If you have additional questions you can call us at (734) 998-6100 or reach us by email at webdev@mplp.org. You can write to us at:

Michigan Poverty Law Program
220 E. Huron Street
Suite 600A
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Please include your email address, name, address and telephone number when you contact us. This helps us handle your request correctly.

Effective Date 4.5.12 (Last Updated 4.5.12)