Cookies

We may use “cookies,” tracking pixels, and other technologies (collectively “Tools”) from our website. We may use this information to better understand, customize, and improve users’ experience with our website.  Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your browser.  If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the website, and some website functionality may be lost.  The Help section of your browser may tell you how to protect your browser from accepting cookies.  To find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.com.

Most browsers automatically collect certain information through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, and internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure that the services function properly.  Our cookies do not acquire any personally identifiable information. We use cookies to gather general traffic pattern and site usage information. We believe this allows us to continually improve our site for our users. The Brooks Law Firm, LLC will not sell, trade, lease or reveal information that is obtained through cookies on your computer to any third party.

Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned by your Internet Service Provider to the computer you are using. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Site, along with the time of the visit and the pages visited.  Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications, and other services.  We may use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems, and administering the Site.

 

Hyperlinks

Our website may provide links to other websites as a service to our visitors. We do not endorse, and are not responsible for, the content of third-party websites. The Brooks Law Firm does not have any control over information you may choose to provide to those websites. The privacy policy described here does not apply to third-party websites, even if they are linked to The Brooks Law Firm’s website. Other websites you visit may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any website before providing any personal information.

 

How We Use Personal Data

Information we collect

We may collect and process information that identifies you (“Personal Data “). If you submit Personal Data to us, it will only be used for the purposes stated in this Website Privacy Statement. For general web-browsing, the following Personal Data is revealed to us: your IP address (in circumstances where it has not been deleted/clipped/made anonymous), details of your browser, and your interaction with our Website. If you further interact with our Website, including by corresponding with us, providing information via the Website, or providing feedback through the “Contact Us” pages, we will collect additional Personal Data relating to that activity. Such information may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, other contact details, and other information that you may voluntarily provide us.

Like most websites, we use tracking information to determine which areas of our Website users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We gather statistical and other analytical information (collected on an aggregate basis) of all visitors to our Website. This information may include the IP and logical address of the server you are using, the top-level domain name from which you access the Internet, the type of browser you are using, the date and time you access our Website, and the Internet address linking to our Website. This information helps us to continue to build a better service for our customers. We use this kind of data gathered from visitors to our Website in an aggregate and anonymized form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organize our Website. Once anonymized, this data is no longer considered your Personal Data.

Personal Data will only be used by us for the following purposes (and corresponding lawful bases):
 

  • the purposes for which it was provided by you, including as necessary to fulfill our contractual or any other obligations to you or to respond to your correspondence (which is in our legitimate interest); and

  • verification purposes and statistical analysis based on our legitimate interest in carrying out such activities.

 

Data Retention

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

We will retain and securely destroy your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. To request more information about data retention please contact us at brookslaw@brookslawok.com.