1. Cookies and online advertising (google AdSense)
We collect certain information through the use of "cookies" and similar tracking technologies. Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's computer or device at the request of a website to enable the website to recognize previous visitors and retain information such as user preferences and history. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or "help screen" to learn about these functions. However, if your browser is set to not accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, you will not be able to sign in to your explorelawyers.com account or use certain parts of the Services. We may also use third parties (such as Google AdSense) to display and target ads, provide certain functionality or to place their own cookies and other tracking technologies to collect, track and analyze usage and statistical information from users. We are not responsible for the information collection practices of any third parties.
2. Managing online advertising preferences
We respect all browser instructions for setting or rejecting cookies on generally available browsers. This is one way to manage your preferences regarding the collection of information by Explorelawyers.com. Additionally, and because data acquired across the internet is often associated with information about you acquired in other places online, you can manage online advertising preferences via below links.
- Google Ad Preferences Manager
- Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
- Network Advertising Initiative
- Digital Advertising Alliance
PLEASE NOTE: if you choose to disable cookies or other tracking technologies on our services, your experience may be diminished and some of our services’ features and functionality may not work as intended.
3. Personal information
We collect and store Personal Information that you provide to us when accessing or using the Services. "Personal Information" means information relating to a person who is or can be identified directly from that information. This includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, or other account number. Examples of Personal Information we collect include information that you provide when you (a) create or update your explorelawyers.com account, (b) communicate with us (comments, contact form), (c) contact or recommend a lawyer, (d) submit client ratings or review. If you are a lawyer and claim or update your profile ("Profile"), or post information using your Profile, we may also collect verification information.
4. Publicly posted Information
Personal Information that you post to public areas of the Services or via your Profile may become publicly available and is no longer considered Personal Information. For example, information you post in your Profile or in client ratings, comments, peer endorsements, Q&A, or any other interactive areas may be made publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone. Your posting to such public areas of the Services constitutes consent to share such information publicly, and you should assume that such information will be widely disseminated, including via search engines and other tools to locate information online.
5. Changes to the policy