Privacy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

At Washington eLawyer, we understand your concerns about the privacy of personal information.  Because of this, we have established the following guidelines concerning the collection, use and security of information we collect from you.  This Privacy Statement applies to the site www.waelawyer.com and any sites that direct to www.waelawyer.com.  This Privacy Statement discloses our information practices, pertaining to how we collect, use and store your personal information on our Site.  Personal information refers to information which can be used to identify an individual such as name, email, telephone number, and all other information entered on this website.

Washington eLawyer is the sole owner of the information collected on this website.  We shall not sell, share or rent this information to third parties for their promotional purpose, nor will we use your information in ways different from what is disclosed in this Statement.  We collect information from our users at several different points as described below. 

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the eligibility form.  During that process a user is required to give certain personal information (full legal name, full legal name of the person you will be litigating against).  This information is used solely for the purpose described on the website, which is to ensure that there is no conflict of interest attached to representing any potential client.  Should any person become a client of Washington eLawyer,  that information will be retained solely for the purpose of ensuring that Washington eLawyer and Sharon J. Blackford will not in the future accept any case that could compromise Washington eLawyer's or Sharon J. Blackford's duty of loyalty to that client. 

When a user has completed the eligibility check and decides to purchase a package of services, the user is transferred to Washington eLawyer's page on www.directlaw.com.  The user's personal information will then be subject to www.directlaw.com's privacy and conditions.  Please refer to www.directlaw.com's privacy statement for more information on how directlaw handles user information.

Washington eLawyer will not disclose any of your personal information except when Washington eLawyer believes in good faith that the law requires it, or to protect the rights or property of Washington eLawyerWashington eLawyer reserves the right to release personal information to law enforcement or other government officials, or in response to a formal request in a civil action, court order or judicial proceeding, as we in our sole and absolute discretion deem necessary or appropriate.

Washington eLawyer may provide aggregated information to third parties.  Such information will never include any personal or identifying information of any kind regarding any client or potential client or user of Washington eLawyer.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of Washington eLawyer and DirectLaw use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of Washington eLawyer information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Washington eLawyer does not correlate this information with data about individual users, nor does it share this information or sell it to any third party.

If you prefer not to receive cookies on Washington eLawyer, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any area of Washington eLawyer.

Washington eLawyer provides links to other web sites we think may be of interest to you.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  Washington eLawyer is not responsible for updating any such sites or for the information provided on any such websites.