Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the AMERICA FIRST LEGAL (AFL) website and for reviewing this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”).  Please know your privacy is important to us, and we respect your privacy.  We want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and share information.  We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Policy, and we will post any changes to the Privacy Policy here, and include the date the Privacy Policy was updated.  

Personal Information refers to any information, alone or in combination with other information, which can identify a person.  This does not include information where identifiers have been removed. We seek to protect your Personal Information and your right to privacy and to comply with applicable privacy laws and regulations of states in the United States of America.  

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance to be bound by the Privacy Policy without limitation, qualification, or change. If at any time you do not agree with our Terms of Use and/or this Privacy Policy, we must require that you discontinue use of this Site immediately. By accessing our website, you agree to our use of your Personal Information and other information consistent with the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.  If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@alflegal.org.

Information We May Collect 

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:

Your web browser may automatically send us (and we may retain) Personal Information such as the following:

  • Internet domain through which you access the Internet (e.g., yourServiceProvider.com if you use a commercial Internet service provider, or yourSchool.edu if you use an Internet account from your school);
  • Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which refers to a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the web, as well as information that may be derived from the IP address, such as geographic location;
  • Behavioral data of the internet connected device you use when on this website, such as advertisements clicked or viewed, sites and content areas; 
  • Location or geolocation information you provide directly or through automated means; 
  • Information about the device you use, such as browser, device type, operating system, the presence or use of “apps,” screen resolution and preferred language;
  • Type of browser software and operating system you are using;
  • Demographic information and other information and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity;
  • Unique IDs such as your mobile device identifier, cookie ID on your browser, pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) and other technologies;
  • Date and time you access our website; and,
  • Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our website.

We may also collect information through the use of cookies, which commonly is used on websites. These are tiny bits of electronic information that a website puts on your computer’s hard drive so that the website can remember your preferences or pages that you have visited on the site and assists us to provide the user with a better experience on our website. 

We may use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain our website.  This may include information to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our website, to provide the services you seek, to ensure the website is working properly, to perform analyses about your use or interest in our services and content, and to help us make our website more accessible and useful.

We will not use your Personal Information to identify individuals, except for website security or law enforcement purposes.

We may ask that you provide us with Personal Information when you communicate with us online, register to use our website, or receive our communications, for example.  You are not required to provide your Personal Information to us, although we may not be able to provide certain services to you without your Personal Information.  

Additionally, we may retain other Personal Information, such as your name, street address, email addresses, telephone number, demographic attributes when tied to Personal Information that identifies you, photographs that identify you and testimonials, and transactional data.

We may use the information we collect to inform you of new content, for marketing and promotional purposes, to provide targeted advertising, to analyze, develop, optimize and improve the use, function, and performance of our website and our services, and to comply with applicable laws and regulations. 

We may share your Personal Information with those third parties who, in our judgment, are appropriate in order to fulfill requests or other services by you or otherwise provide a commercial purpose and/or business function on our behalf, or as may be required by law or regulation. If, when you provide us with such information, you specify that you do not want us to disclose the information to third parties, we will honor your request. Note, however, that if you do not provide such information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to, or fulfill your requests.

If your communication relates to a law enforcement matter, we may disclose the information to law enforcement agencies we deem appropriate.

How Long We Keep Information

We may keep the information that we collect for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless otherwise required by law. You may unsubscribe from our communications or request that your information be deleted at any time by contacting us at info@aflegal.org.

Use of Cookies

Our website may use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels, device identifiers, and web beacons.) Your web browser places cookies on its hard drive for record-keeping purposes, to enhance your experience, or to access or store information.  You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, note that some parts of the website may not function properly.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

We comply with the requirements of COPPA in that we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Therefore, this website is not directed to individuals under the age of 13, and we request that anyone under the age of 13 not provide Personal Information.  If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without the consent of the parent or guardian, such as the child misrepresenting his or her age, we ask the parent or guardian to contact us at info@aflegal.org. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. Please see our Terms of Use for additional information regarding the use of this Site by minors.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

This Privacy Policy is intended to comply with the CCPA, which provides certain rights to California residents. Under the CCPA, “Personal Information” means anything that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a California consumer or household.  

If you are a California resident, under California law you have the right to know about and request the following information regarding your Personal Information we collect and disclose for the period covering 12 months preceding your request: 

  • The categories and specific pieces of Personal Information we collected;
  • The categories of sources from which we collected your Personal Information;
  • The business or commercial purpose for which we collected or sold your Personal Information; and,
  • The categories of third parties to whom we disclosed or sold your Personal Information. 

AFL does not sell Personal Information.  Please note, however, that the CCPA may consider some uses or sharing of your Personal Information as a “sale” to include sharing of Personal Information with third parties for valuable consideration.  This may include agreements with third party providers, as described below.   

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information we collect, although this request may be denied if a legal exemption is applicable.  Also, if you request, you have the right to receive notice of the categories of Personal Information about you. 

In order to exercise your rights as a California resident under the CCPA, please contact us at info@aflegal.org. Please specify your full name, mailing and email addresses, and the details about your request.  We will respond to verifiable consumer requests consistent with the CCPA and its regulations. To ensure the request is coming from you and to protect your security, we may require that you provide certain information to us, including a declaration or affidavit under penalty of perjury, to verify your identify. You may also use an authorized agent to exercise your rights if the authorized agent has your power of attorney to act on your behalf.   

Please note that we will not discriminate against you for exercising your privacy rights under the CCPA, any other law, or this Privacy Policy generally.

Third-Party Providers

From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses. For example, we may contract with third-party providers to provide certain services, such as hosting, web maintenance, or receiving donations. We provide our third-party providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each such service provider is expected to use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, practices, or information of any third parties, including those third parties operating any website or service to which our website may link. 

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain advertisements from third parties and links to other websites. Any Personal Information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of those websites or any other sites that are linked to or from our website. We advise that you learn about the privacy and security practices and policies of such other sites before providing your Personal Information to those sites.  Please see our Terms of Use for additional information regarding links to third party websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

As stated above, we have the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page.  

We encourage you to frequently check this Privacy Policy for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the Personal Information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By accessing the website, you confirm your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will also be deemed your acceptance of those changes. 

Contacting Us

You are welcome to submit any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, our compliance, or your interactions with this website by contacting us at info@aflegal.org.

September 2022

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