Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Policy. (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Beacon Law Offices (“Beacon,” “we,” “us” and “our”).  This Privacy Policy describes and governs how information is collected in connection with your use of this site and how we use and may share such information.  By continuing to use this Site after having an opportunity to review this Privacy Policy, you have accepted these terms and consented to the collection, use and sharing of the information as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the site.

2. What information do we collect?  The information collected depends on how you use the site.

Personal Information.  We collect personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) you knowingly provide when you use this site.

Information Sent to U by Your Browser.  Most of the information we collect from you at this site does not personally identify you, although the information may be unique or consist of or contain information you consider personal.  For example, we collect information sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit.

Generally, we do not link the information provided by your browser to information that identifies you by name. You should know, however, when you access this site by clicking on a link in an electronic communication you receive from us, your browser tells us someone has clicked on a particular link in that particular electronic communication. We use this information to improve our marketing efforts. In addition, we review our server logs — which contain visitors’ IP addresses — for security and fraud prevention purposes. If criminal activity is suspected, we may share our server logs and the personal information we have collected through this site with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Cookies and Similar Technologies. This site uses “cookies” and other Web technologies for a number of purposes, including:

  • to collect information about the ways visitors use this site — for example, which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
  • to support the features and functionality of this site — for example, to save you the trouble of re-entering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits to this site; and
  • to personalize your experience when you use this site.

Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you personally. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by subscribing to a publications or client portal, we may link the information we collect using Web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.

3. How do we use the information we collect?

We use the information we collect through this site for a variety of purposes, including: providing the information and services you request; personalizing your experience when you use this site; personalizing our communications with you; contacting you with other information and/or services we believe will be of interest to you (unless you have chosen not to receive these communications); contacting you with information and notices related to your use of this site; making sure our mailing lists are accurate, current and do not contain multiple entries for the same individual; improving the content, functionality and usability of this site; improving our marketing and promotional efforts; and for security and fraud-prevention purposes.

4. Do we share your information with third parties?

We may share your information with our trusted third party service providers to help us manage and operate the site, such as performing statistical analysis, sending you e-mail, postal mail or text messages, providing customer support and performing other important services.  Although these partners may not be affiliated with us, they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are not authorized to discuss, disclose or make any use of your personal information except as necessary to provide such services.

We and our third party service providers may disclose specific individual information if we or they reasonably believe that it is necessary to: (i) investigate any suspected misuse of the site; (ii) comply with applicable federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations or orders; (iii) to protect or defend the rights, property and interests of Beacon, our clients, or the interests of our third party service providers; or (iv) under exigent circumstances, to protect the personal safety of users of the site or the public.

Your information will be held by us for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, for the settlement of any potential disputes which may be raised or otherwise in accordance with legal requirements.

5. How can you Unsubscribe or change your information? 

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us.  If you prefer not to receive information from Beacon or would like to update or change your personal information or preferences, please send your request to us via the Contact Us page of this site or at the points of contact listed at the end of this Privacy Policy.  Please provide your full name, company name, address, and email address so we can locate you.  We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time.  To unsubscribe from an e-mail list, please follow the instructions in any e-mail you receive.

6. Security.

We take care to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we collect and maintain. Although we use measures to help protect your information against unauthorized access, use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases. Your transmissions are, therefore, at your own risk.

7. Links to Other Sites.

This Site may, from time to time, contain links to Web sites owned and operated by third parties.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such third party sites so that you understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on Web sites outside of this site.

8. Governing Law.

This Privacy Policy and your use of the site is governed by the laws of the State of Maine, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

9. Contact Information.

To notify us about any questions or concerns or to change your privacy preferences, please contact us at:

Beacon Law Offices

49 Waterhouse Road  Dayton, ME  04005

Date Last Modified: October 2012