Effective Date: May 30, 2018
Small text files gathered and stored—either temporarily or permanently—as users visit websites are referred to as cookies. Cookies are utilized to improve website experiences for users. The data provided by cookies and gathered through Google Analytics, for example, allow web staff members to analyze traffic patterns and other similar behaviors to enhance websites. The Gray Plant Mooty (GPM) website (the “Site”) at www.gpmlaw.com does collect cookies that are stored on a server in the United States. We do use this data to make modifications to the Site. More information is below.
Types of Cookies. GPM utilizes three main types of cookies: session, persistent, and third party.
- Session Cookies. These cookies, also known as “temporary cookies,” allow the Site to link the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies permit users to be recognized as they navigate a website so that any item or page changes they make are remembered from page to page. Session cookies expire after a browser session; thus, they are not stored long term.
- Persistent Cookies. These cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across the Site to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including collecting information about the use of the Site, such as pages visited, traffic sources, user’s interests, content delivery, and other website measurements.
- Third-Party Cookies. These cookies are installed by third parties and gather data about your browsing habits across multiple websites. The Site includes third-party cookies from sites including but not limited to social media sites (such as LinkedIn) and web analysts (such as Google Analytics).
- track visitor behavior—such as returning visitors or how you found the Site (Google, direct link, etc.),
- better understand your interests and provide valuable content on the Site,
- assess visitor demographics,
- improve functionality and usability of the Site,
- determine the type of device used to access the Site (mobile, tablet, desktop, etc.)
- prevent fraud or security breaches, and
- personalize your experience while on the Site.
This provides GPM with useful information, such as which pages, links, articles, etc. did users visit and revisit.
Removing Cookies. If you do not wish to have your information collected via cookies, you may set your browser (such as Chrome or Safari) to reject cookies from all websites or delete cookies as soon as you leave this Site. Visit your web browser’s help center to learn how to disable all or some cookies. Disabling cookies will not prevent you from viewing the Site, however, it may limit some of the features on the Site.
Sharing Information. We may share your personal information with our third-party service providers, including but not limited to website developers and hosts, advertising agencies, and other service providers, whose use of your information is limited to providing services to us. We may disclose your personal and account information to respond to requests from law enforcement, to respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, as required by law, or to protect GPM or defend against legal claims. We may disclose your personal and account information in connection with a possible sale of the business or assets, or merger with another company. Any third party to which GPM transfers or sells related assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us. GPM may transfer information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have data protection laws and regulations that differ from those in your country or stated in this policy. We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise share your personal information with others.
Data Security. Though we utilize security measures designed to protect the confidentiality of personal information, GPM cannot guarantee that information transmitted online will remain absolutely confidential. GPM is not liable for the illegal acts of third parties, such as but not limited to hackers. All information collected by GPM is stored on secure servers in the United States and protected by firewalls.