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Privacy Statement

At Beard Law Company, we are firmly committed to the privacy of our clients and website visitors. This privacy policy is intended to provide visitors with an understanding of our website information gathering practices. This policy is applicable to www.beardlawco.com and all other sites on the World Wide Web operated by Beard Law Company.

Privacy Policy
a. Introduction: This policy is intended to assist visitors to the www.beardlawco.com web site (the “Site”) with protection of their privacy by telling you what information we gather and ensure that you understand and consent to our uses of such information. We may occasionally modify the Privacy Policy and will post those changes on this page so that you may always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. We may let you know via the homepage when this happens but you should check the Privacy Policy frequently to read the changes. Please note that the Site contains links to and from other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites and the information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. We set out below answers to frequently asked questions regarding our Privacy Policy.

General Policy. When you visit www.beardlawco.com, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you specifically provide it to us via a sign-in, subscription, or registration procedure. However, your visit is logged by a statistics program, which keeps records of traffic on the site, as well as numerical counts of visitors by domain, URL, search engine, keywords used, and other standard web measurements.

b. What information do we collect? How do we use it?: When you visit the Site, we may ask you for certain information such as contact information, telephone numbers, your email address, your location (e.g. U.S.) and the name of your organization. This information is stored in a database. The database enables Beard Law Company, and any affiliates with which Beard Law Company shares this database, to provide you with any legal articles and other information you request from us. We may also use your personal information to track activity on the Site. We do this in order to serve you better as we understand how you and other visitors use the Site. Whenever we collect personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

We will only use your information for the purposes set out below if you have indicated that you wish us to use your information in this way when submitting the information. Additionally, if at any time you wish us to stop using your information for any or all of the below purposes, please let us know. We will stop the use of your information for such purposes as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so, and remove your information from the database as completely as possible. However, due to the inherent nature of computer databases, it may not be reasonably possible to find and completely remove all of your information from the database. From time to time we would like to use the information you supply to us for:
seminar registrations
sending electronic newsletters or articles
market research
responding to feedback
informing you about our services which may include contacting you by telephone
giving your information to affiliate offices to enable them to send you information which may be of interest to you or to contact you regarding your query.

c. Notice to minors: This Site is intended for use by adults. If you are under 13 please do not send us any personal information including your email details. If you would like to contact us please do so through a parent or legal guardian (ask them to email us on your behalf).

d. Do we share the information we receive? Your information may be shared within Beard Law Company. We may also disclose information about your individual visits to the Site or information which identifies you to affiliates or third parties for the purpose of providing you with information about products or services that might be of interest to you. We may also disclose your information as required by law, to local regulators and law enforcement officers. Also, certain functions pertaining to the Site such as hosting, storage and disaster recovery are provided by third parties who must necessarily transmit or store your information. Where this is the case their privacy practices will govern use of any information.

e. Your Choice: Beard Law Company permits you to opt-in to receive certain communications from the Site. If at any time you want to opt-out of receiving communications from the Site or that you no longer wish your feedback to be displayed on the Site, please let us know and we will change your preferences

f. Are there any security issues? We take the security of your data seriously. Therefore, once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. You remain responsible for the security of your computer at all times.

g. Worldwide transfer of your data: The dynamics of the Internet may mean that information is sent electronically outside of the country where you originally entered the information. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside the country where you entered that information. While there is a risk that countries to which information is transferred will not be subject to an information protection regime as rigorous as that of the Unites States, we will always take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and adequately protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, if you are a resident in the European Economic Area and you do not want your information to be transferred outside of the European Economic Area please do not send us personal information.

h. What about cookies? “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard-drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. We only use cookies to keep track of the pages you visit on the Site and to tell us whether you have visited the Site previously so that, in order to serve you better, we understand how you and other visitors use the Site. By modifying your browser preferences, you may have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you set your browser to reject all cookies, you may be unable to use parts of the Site.

What about links? Our Site contains links to other non-firm websites we believe may be of interest to our visitors. These links are provided to you only as a convenience. Beard Law Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those sites.

i. Your Consent: By using the Site and submitting information, you consent to: the collection and use of your personal information by us as described above; and the transfer of your personal information as described above.

j. Accuracy of Your Personal Information: We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with, please contact us as set out below.

k. Merger: If Beard Law Company merges with, acquires or is sold to another firm or otherwise changes the form of organization, we may share files and email records with our business and merger partners.

l. Online data: This general Privacy Policy only applies to the collection of data online and not to offline information which is governed by the attorney-client privilege and the relevant local data protection laws. This Privacy Policy may be amended or superseded by a specific privacy policy for the collection and use of other data.

m. Further Information: Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to the Privacy Administrator at   www.beardlawco.com, or in writing to Beard Law Company, 2766 W. College Ave., Suite 100, State College, PA 16801. Telephone number 814.237.3101.

Your Consent. By using the Beard Law Company web site, you consent to our use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect, we will post it on this site, and the policy will apply only to information collected thereafter.