We at PeerViews, which operates TopLaw, take your privacy very seriously, and we have a long-standing track record that speaks for itself in this regard. We want you to feel free to express yourself in TopLaw, and we are committed to enabling you to feel secure and in control of your personal information and privacy.
1. Collection and Use of Information
PeerViews collects personally identifiable information when you join TopLaw, make changes on your account management page, purchase access to The TopLaw Archive, click on links within TopLaw newsletters, and complete the Biennial Survey. All of this information resides in a Profiles Database, which enables PeerViews to provide its services. PeerViews is the sole owner of all personally identifiable information collected through TopLaw.
When you join TopLaw, we ask for your first name, last name, and e-mail address. When you make changes on your account management page, we note the changes so that we can accommodate your requests. When you make purchases, we ask for your credit card information, postal address, and telephone number only for that particular transaction, and we use a secure server to process the information you provide. When you click on a link within an e-mail newsletter, PeerViews may record that you did so.
PeerViews requires all TopLaw members to periodically complete a survey. The survey asks about your legal career and your topics of interest.
Additionally, PeerViews automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, TopLaw cookie, and the page you requested.
PeerViews uses the information it collects for three general purposes: (a) to improve TopLaw and better serve your needs and interests; (b) to provide TopLaw with statistics about its demographic composition; and (c) to customize, target, and distribute e-mail newsletters and e-mail advertising to you.
2. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
PeerViews will never sell or otherwise disclose your name, e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information to any third parties except when such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to subpoenas and court orders, or otherwise comply with the law or legal process; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of PeerViews or others; (c) enforce the Terms of Service governing TopLaw; (d) respond to claims that the contents of any communications violate the rights of others; and (e) enable third parties, such as Internet Service Providers, to provide services to PeerViews (these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information beyond what is necessary to assist PeerViews).
In the unlikely event that we are required by subpoena or other such legal order to disclose your personal information, we will notify you, and request a nondisclosure agreement or try to obtain a protective order on your behalf before making the requisite disclosure.
3. Disclosure of Aggregated Data
PeerViews provides aggregated demographic data regarding TopLaw and its membership to third parties, such as advertisers, but this aggregated data does not include any personally identifying information. Advertisers use this information to decide whether to purchase and how to target their advertising. Only PeerViews distributes advertising, so your personally identifiable information remains undisclosed to third parties despite the targeting of their advertising. PeerViews also provides aggregated clickstream data to inform advertisers as to the number of people who viewed and clicked on their advertisement.
PeerViews sets and accesses cookies on your computer to provide you with customization options. For example, these cookies enable you log into your My TopLaw page without having to type in your e-mail address. Read a definition of cookies.
5. Editing Your Account Information and Preferences
PeerViews enables you to use your My TopLaw page to edit your e-mail address, password, and subscription options anytime. PeerViews provides you with an opportunity to edit your answers to the Biennial Survey every two years.
6. Terminating Your Account
PeerViews enables you to use your My TopLaw page to terminate (deactivate) your account at anytime. You can also terminate your account by contacting us.
If you choose to terminate your account, or if your account is otherwise terminated, your personally identifiable information remains in PeerViews Profile Database, but PeerViews no longer uses this information for any purpose. PeerViews retains this information solely for the purpose of restoring inadvertently or accidentally terminated accounts.
Your account information with regard to TopLaw is password-protected for your privacy and security. PeerViews encourages you not to share your password with anyone and to change it periodically. The TopLaw website uses SSL security to further protect your account.
Because TopLaw is a commercial entity, the possibility of an acquisition by another company exists. If such an acquisition ever occurs, we will require the acquiring com-pany to adhere to the very same privacy guarantee stated above.
PeerViews strongly opposes the practice of "spamming," the sending of unsolicited commercial e- mail messages. PeerViews does not condone the use of its "Send-to-a-Friend" feature for the distribution of spam. If you feel that you have received spam from a third party affiliated with or connected to TopLaw, please contact us.
PeerViews may amend this policy from time to time.
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