PRIVACY POLICY

This document was last updated on November 30th, 2009

Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms

Legalnews.com and Motion Magazine, and its owners are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing Legalnews.com and Motion Magazine, you acknowledge and fully understand Legalnews.com and its owners Privacy Statement and freely consents to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.

Information Collection & User Registration

In order to use this Web site, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to identify and contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.

Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on the following websites:

Orders

If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address). All credit card orders are processed through our PayPal account, which in turn will not store any of your credit information on our site. To view PayPals privacy policy, please visit www.paypal.com.

Surveys or Contests

[From time-to-time] we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

We use this information to notify contest winner, award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys), to send participants an email newsletter.

We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.

Uses of Information

We will save some key information in cookies on the users local computer to allow one-time logon for all of our websites. We do not include any personal information in these cookies. We only store the internal user-id and session ID of your subscriptions.

We track the number of times you access each webpage. We do this to improve the overall performance of the website and to provide easier access to your most frequently used pages. We only save the internal user-id and webpage name in a log file on our server. This information is accumulated for the life of your subscription, and the totals are maintained in our database. When your subscription is terminated, all tracking information will be automatically deleted from our database.

Communications from the Site

We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, and promotions to your email account

Out of respect for your privacy, on the email we present the option not to receive these types of communications.

Service-related Announcements

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.

Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

Customer Service

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.

Profile

In order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the site for you, we store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third party sources to create a ?profile? of your preferences. We do not tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile.

We do not share your profile with other third parties.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

Personally identifiable information:

In general, We DO NOT Share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties.

However, we do share the information supplied for a newspaper subscription with our parent company (Detroit Legal News Publishing, LLC) and any of our other newspapers including our magazine Motion.

We also share your address information with agents and service providers used to publish and deliver the newspaper to you.

Agents

We use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

Service Providers

We may use other third parties to provide print and distribute our newspapers. When you sign up for a newspaper subscription, we will share the billing information with our credit card processing service and the mailing address with our distribution/home delivery providers.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site

If you no longer wish to receive our promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by emailing us at subs@legalnews.com. We offer an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications on our Subscriber Services webpage, or you may contact us by phone: (248) 577-6100, Email: subs@legalnews.com or US Mail: 1409 Allen Road, Suite B, Troy Michigan 48083 to opt-out.]

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Log Files

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users? movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user?s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We only use session ID cookies and do not use persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site.

You must allow cookies to use this site.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC and Motion Magazine only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)

Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user?s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We DO NOT use Clear Gifs, but some third-party advertisers may. To learn more about our advertising companys use of clear gifs, please go to that company?s website.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC. Please be aware that we, Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may [correct, update, delete or deactivate it] by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at support@legalnews.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at support@legalnews.com

Business Transitions

In the event Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Social Network Statements

User Generated Content
  1. You warrant that any content uploaded to Legalnews.com and Motion Magazine is not unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually explicit or racially offensive.
  2. By uploading or submitting text, images, video or photos you agree to grant Detroit Legal News, LLC and Motion Magazine a perpetual, royalty-free, right to use, reproduce and modify your content in any and all media.
  3. You agree to indemnify Detroit Legal News and Motion Magazine against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by us as a result of publishing your content.
  4. Detroit Legal News, LLC and Motion Magazine reserves the right to modify or delete content submitted without consultation or appeal.

Monitoring of Information

We reserve the right to monitor all advertisements, public postings and messages to ensure that they conform to the content guidelines which may be applicable from time to time.

Removal of Information

While we do not and cannot review every message or other material posted or sent by users of the Service, and are not responsible for any content of these messages or materials, we reserve the right, but are not obligated, to delete, move, or edit messages or materials, including without limitation property profiles, public postings and messages, that we, in our sole discretion, deem to violate the Code of Conduct set out above or any applicable content guidelines, or to be otherwise unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of property profiles, public postings, messages and other materials you may upload to the Service or users of the Service.

Termination of Access to Service

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service at any time, with or without notice, for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity, or that may otherwise affect the enjoyment of the Service or the Internet by others may be grounds for termination of your access to all or part of the Service at our sole discretion, and you may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies. Any reward value in your account will be immediately forfeited.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

Legalnews.com and Motion Magazine collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.

When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Your Internet protocol address.
  • The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • Number of links you click within the site.
  • State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • Date and time of your visit.
  • Name of your Internet service provider.
  • Web page you linked to our site from.
  • Pages you viewed on the site.

Security

Your account is private and should not be used by anyone else. You are responsible for all usage or activity on the Service by users using your password, including but not limited to use of your password by any third party.

Web Content, Opinions and Advice

The contents, including without limitation commentary, blogs, news feeds and advice, of the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making any decision. All content is provided for entertainment purposes only, and is not intended, and should not be taken, as specific advice in any particular circumstance.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Detroit Legal News Publishing, LLC
1409 Allen Road, Suite B
Troy, Michigan 48083
Phone: (248) 577-6100
Fax: (248) 577-6111
Email:
subs@legalnews.com or support@legalnews.com

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