Thompson Hine LLP publishes this blog.  We value the privacy of our visitors.   This Policy describes the information we gather, the uses we make of that information and the steps we take to protect it from loss, theft and unauthorized use or disclosure.

The Information We Gather

When you interact with this blog, you may, but are not required to, provide personal information including:

  • First and last name
  • Company, home, postal or other physical address
  • Other contact information, for example, telephone number, fax number, email address, and other similar information
  • Title or position in a company or an organization
  • Occupation
  • Industry
  • Personal interests

You may provide this information when:

  • Communicating on or through the blog.
  • Posting a question or comment through the site.
  • Requesting literature.
  • Registering to attend a seminar or any event.
  • Participating in an online survey.
  • Requesting inclusion in an email or other mailing list.

You may access the blog and its contents without providing your personal information.  If you do provide such information, you consent to the terms of this Policy and the uses of your information described in it.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information submitted by or through the blog to communicate with you, to maintain and service the blog and as necessary to display your blog posts and submissions.  We also may use the information you supply together with other personal information you provide to in other contexts and use it as communicated to you in connection with those other submissions.  We also may use the information as required or permitted by applicable law.

If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer that information within the law firm or to a third party service provider as may be necessary to operate or maintain the blog or communicate with persons who interact with it.

Domain Information Collection

We may collect general statistical information about visitors to this blog, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors and the like, to enable us to analyze how our visitors use this site. In doing so we do not reference you by individual name, e-mail address, home address, or telephone number.  This data enables us to become more familiar with which people visit our site, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often. We use this information to improve its Web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Use of Cookies and Tracking User Traffic

Some pages on this site may use “cookies”—small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us.
Some parts of the site may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns.   We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our Web site information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Please note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our Web site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

Protecting the Privacy of Children

Children under 13 years old are not the target audience for this blog.  Children under 13 should not submit any personal information.

Links to Third Party Sites
This site may contain links to other sites. We do not share your personal information with those Web sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be posted on this site.
If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please email us at the contact information on the site.