ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

           At Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP (“YAUB”), we value and protect your privacy.  We thank you for the trust that you place in us and we want you to know that the information you share with us will be treated with care.

          The objective of our Online Privacy Statement is to disclose and explain what information we collect, use, and share and to explain the privacy choices that you can make.  We encourage you to read our Online Privacy Statement as well as those of all websites that you visit.

          This YAUB Online Privacy Statement applies to all users of yaub.com.

          This Online Privacy Statement became effective on March 1, 2013.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

          You should feel secure in knowing that YAUB does not sell or share personal information with marketers.

Collecting Information About You

          When you visit our website, we give you an opportunity to provide information in order for YAUB to determine if we can serve your needs.  We also automatically maintain web logs of the website activities for standard analytics and diagnostics information.  We use web analytics software, including WebTrends, to track and analyze user statistics for yaub.com. By using cookies, we are able to track information regarding how our website is used. Information we collect includes the amount of time a visitor spends on our site, pages viewed, the referring site, average visits per day, new versus returning users, and entry and exit pages. We do not tie a specific visit to a specific IP address. The cookie information does not include personal data about a user of our website, such as a user’s name, phone number, e-mail, or physical address. This policy only reflects information gathered by YAUB and does not reflect third-party activities, including third-party cookies or other tracking programs. Browsers are generally set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can review and modify the privacy settings of your browser. Modifying your privacy settings may affect your ability to utilize our website, yaub.com.

 Information You Submit on yaub.com

          When you visit our website, we provide an opportunity for you to submit information to YAUB in order for us to determine if we can serve your needs.  Specific pages of yaub.com provide submission fields that permit you to submit personally identifiable information along with an inquiry.  The personally identifiable information collected through the submission form includes your name, address, phone number, and email.  It is your decision whether to submit the information to YAUB directly through yaub.com or to contact YAUB via a different form of communication.  Your decision is voluntary and is not required by YAUB in order to utilize the website.  In lieu of submitting information via yaub.com, you may submit your inquiries via mail to 130 North Main Street, P.O. BOX 575, Goshen, IN 46527, or by contacting us by phone at 574.533.1171 or toll free at 1.800.261.2305.  If you choose to submit information through yaub.com, you must complete all required fields in the submission form.  By submitting the form, you voluntarily “opt-in” to the uses of your submitted information, including your personally identifiable information (name, address, phone number, and email) described herein.

Using Your Personal Information

          YAUB does not sell or share customer information with entities outside of YAUB who may want to market to you their own products and services.  You do not need to take any action for this benefit.  YAUB uses your information to determine if we are capable of serving your needs.  YAUB may share your personal information with companies that perform services on our behalf, such as our web hosting service providers.  YAUB is governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct in the states that its attorneys are licensed.  As such, YAUB must first perform a conflict check to determine if our firm is prevented from representing you as a result of a current or former client.  Your information will be provided to a YAUB attorney in the practice area for which you are seeking information. The YAUB attorney will gather any remaining information necessary to perform a complete conflict check.  The information you provide does not create a client-lawyer relationship and no information disclosed to YAUB through the website will prohibit the firm from representing a different client in the same matter.  We use the information you provide to perform conflict checks, locate an attorney in the relevant practice area, and provide follow-up correspondences.

          If you voluntarily submit information online, we may share information with third parties as required by law.  We may also disclose personal information to protect the rights and property of YAUB and its attorneys and staff.

 Linked Sites

          Third parties may choose to place ads, hyperlinks, embed codes, or other items that link their website to the YAUB website.  YAUB may also provide links or imbed codes to third party sites on its website, which likely have privacy policies that differ from that of YAUB.  YAUB does not accept responsibility or otherwise warrant the degree of privacy protection provided by any third party website that is linked to yaub.com.  YAUB is not responsible for the activities or practices that take place on any linked site and is not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting other sites.  This privacy policy applies exclusively to yaub.com and does not relate to any third party website.  YAUB may choose to perform tracking and reporting activities associated with the sites providing the links to yaub.com.  This information would enable YAUB to learn which links bring users to the company website.

          Third party marketing and public relations partners have their own privacy policies.  If you would like more information about their privacy policies, including information on how to opt-out of their tracking methods, please review their independent privacy policies.

Children’s Privacy

          YAUB.com is not intended for use by children.  We do not knowingly solicit data online from, or market online to, children under the age of 13.  If we obtain personally identifiable information in error on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems upon notification that the individual is under the age of 13.

COMMUNICATION CHOICES

          YAUB respects the choices that you make regarding your privacy.  You may request that YAUB terminate communication with you.  If you decide that you no longer wish to receive communications, you may submit a request to opt-out of such communication.  You can make your request by:

  1. Sending a letter to 130 North Main Street, P.O. BOX 575, Goshen, IN 46527;
  2. Calling us locally at 574.533.1171 or toll free at 1.800.261.2305; or
  3. Emailing the attorney you spoke with directly.

Access or Changes to Your Information

          If you wish to make an adjustment to information that you have submitted to YAUB via yaub.com, please correspond with the attorney assigned to your inquiry.  If an attorney has not yet been assigned to your inquiry, you may send a letter to 130 North Main Street, P.O. BOX 575, Goshen, IN 46527 or call us locally at 574.533.1171 or toll free at 1.800.261.2305.  Upon your request, if still available, YAUB will provide a copy for your review of the information you previously submitted.  YAUB does not provide access to your submitted inquiry via yaub.com.  YAUB will maintain your information for a period of time to be determined by YAUB.

SECURING YOUR INFORMATION

          We take reasonable precautions to provide security that is appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we collect.  We, however, cannot guaranty the security of information transferred over the Internet.  Information submitted through yaub.com is not encrypted and is not transferred over a secure connection.  Accordingly, you should not submit confidential or sensitive information through the website.        Your submissions over the website are at your own risk. 

APPLICABILITY OF THE ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

          This YAUB Online Privacy Statement applies to all users of yaub.com.  This Online Privacy Statement may be modified or updated from time to time.  No notice will be provided to the users of yaub.com regarding the modifications or updates made to the Online Privacy Statement.  YAUB encourages users to periodically review this Online Privacy Statement.  The date of any update or modification will be located in the fourth paragraph of this Online Privacy Statement.  If no date is designated in the fourth paragraph, then no modification or update has occurred.