Privacy Policy

The Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee (LASM) does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. LASM will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We do not sell, give or trade information with third parties. This policy describes all the ways we currently use the information you give to us.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If we decIf you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access our website
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account)
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website

Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. The cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. The LASM uses a third-party vendor, Google Analytics, to place cookies and analyze the information collected by cookies in order to make the website more interesting and useful to you. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of individual users and only will be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the LASM website, but you may not be able to conduct certain types of transactions or take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered. You also may opt out of Google Analytics using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

If You Send Us Personal Information

The LASM website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing forms, submitting a donation, responding to surveys or ordering materials. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about LASM activities and programs that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside LASM unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.

LASM uses outside vendors to provide certain services on our behalf, such as companies who conduct surveys on our behalf or who process credit card transactions for LASM. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but may not use your information for any other purpose.

What Steps Do We Take to Protect Your Privacy?

We do not presently provide any personal information collected via its non-public extranet area to other companies, firms or individuals without the permission of those who provided the information. We do not presently collect personally identifiable information via the public area of its website except to the extent that such information is provided in unsolicited e-mails. LASM and the host of its website take reasonable security precautions to maintain the privacy of the data that is collected.

For all practical purpose, only attorneys or staff working for LASM will have access to the information you submit through web forms or email. However, it is also possible that our Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as your own ISP may access the information you submit over the Internet to us, although it is generally not the practice of ISPs to do so. Finally, although highly unlikely, computer hackers may be able to gain access to information you submit when its transmitted through the Internet or sitting on your server or our server.

Because we cannot guarantee the privacy of information you submit over the internet, No attorney-client relationship is created by sending us e-mail or using forms found on this site.

Security

LASM is committed to ensuring that its IT systems, applications and information technology infrastructure are secured. LASM requires credit card processing be secured based on compliance to Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. When you use your credit card for any purchase or donation at the LASM website, that transaction is always encrypted when traveling over the Internet.

Unauthorized access and/or unauthorized attempts to change information on this website are strictly prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Linking

Within the LASM website there are links to non-LASM websites. We provide these links as a benefit to you. These sites operate independently of LASM and have their own privacy policies. When you link to third party websites, you leave our website and no longer will be subject to our privacy and security policies. LASM is not responsible for the privacy or security practices not the content of non-LASM websites, and such links are not necessarily intended to be an endorsement of the non-LASM website or its content.

Children & Privacy
LASM and our website hosting service does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under age 13.
Can We Revise this Privacy Policy?
Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this privacy policy. All revisions will be posted to the website. We urge you to review its Privacy Policy frequently.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the information collection and use practices, or any dealings with this website, please Contact Us.