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Lawyers’ Circle Forum - Privacy Policy

21 May 2010

PRIVACY POLICY

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of visitors to our Forums and describe the information-gathering and dissemination practices for our Forums.

Personal Information

We require certain personal information (such as name and email address) from donors so that we can process their contributions in compliance with applicable laws and are able to respond and otherwise communicate with them. We may share the provided personal information with companies we have contracted with to assist us with the operation of this Forum, but solely for Forum operation purposes. To help us to reach more people and expand our activities to prevent and reduce tobacco use and its harms, we may occasionally sell or exchange our lists with carefully screened organizations for a supervised one-time use. We will not otherwise provide any personal contact information to any other organization or individual, other than organizations working with us on public health or tobacco control efforts, without the visitor's express consent unless we are required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process. We may sometimes use visitors' Internet Provider (IP) addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, and we use them, as necessary, to administer our Forums.

In certain parts of our Forum visitors may submit personal information and accounts for publication on the Forum. In these circumstances, we request that visitors expressly acknowledge that information will be published or sent to a third party, and we disclose what information we collect and what information will be published or disclosed to a third party.

Demographic and profile data (such as zip code, age, or occupation) are also collected through our site. We use this information to guide our general efforts to supplement, revise, and otherwise improve the content of this Forum to better address visitor concerns and interests.

Cookies

We may use cookies (an electronic place- holder on visitors’ personal computers) to enable us to send registered visitors’ information and other content specific to their expressed interests, and to save a visitor’s personal password so s/he does not have to re-enter it each time the password-required sections of the Forum are visited. We offer visitors the choice to have us save their passwords, and visitors can accept or reject any cookies from our Forums by taking advantage of the related settings and tools on their own computers.

This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by this site. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Forums. Because our site may contain links to other sites, we encourage visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of other sites.

Security

We strive to keep security measures in place to protect visitors against the loss, misuse, or alteration of any visitor information under our control. This includes the use of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for processing donations and financial information.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids’ Commitment to Children’s Privacy

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ mission is to help protect kids from tobacco, and we are equally committed to making children’s online experience with us as safe, constructive, and enjoyable as possible. We do NOT collect online contact information from children under the age of thirteen without taking steps to provide prior parental notification or obtain prior parental consent (in which we offer an opportunity for parents to prevent use of their children’s information or stop their participation in the activity). Unless we receive a communication providing prior parental consent, online information will be used only to respond directly to the child's request and not for other purposes.

More specifically, with regard to visitors under the age of thirteen our Forums:

Unfortunately, given technological and resource limitations, it may be possible for some children under thirteen to evade our efforts to notify parents or obtain prior parental consent - especially if their parents do not supervise or monitor their Internet use at home.

To Opt-Out or Stop Receiving Communications

To help us to reach more people and expand our activities to prevent and reduce tobacco use and its harms, we may occasionally sell or exchange our lists with carefully screened organizations for a supervised one-time use. We will not otherwise provide any personal contact information to any other organization or individual, other than organizations working with us on public health or tobacco control efforts, without the visitor's express consent unless we are required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.

Those who do not want us to provide their name or contact information to any other organizations may opt out by contacting us through any of the ways listed below:

To Correct or Update Provided Information

We give users the following options for changing and modifying personal information:

To Contact the Forum

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our sites, or your interactions with our Forums, please contact:

ILC-Lawyers' Circle Forums Manager
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1400 Eye Street, Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20005

Email: lawyersforum@tfk.org

U.S. Telephone: 202.296.5469

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so visitors can readily determine what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

The materials and analysis available at this website are for informational and educational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.