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Wiki Law Database Privacy Policy

December 30, 2010

1. Introduction/Summary

Our privacy policy explains what we do with your information. Please read the following to understand our practices regarding personal information and how they affect you as you use this service. These practices will change. When they do, we will post changes here, via prominent notice on our homepage, or by email. Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement.

2. Information Collected by Us

We collect user submitted account information such as name, email address, and profile photo to identify you and send you notifications related to the use of the service. We maintain information you submit in your profile on the site. We also collect information from you when you send us feedback. Some information collected is not explicitly submitted by you. Examples of such information include (but are not limited to): browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp. See "Use of Cookies and IP Address" below.

3. Surveys or Contests

If you participate in any WikiLDB sponsored surveys, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We use this information to better monitor site traffic for the improvement of the site and to categorize our users for advertisers.

4. Blogs, Forums, and Wikis

If you use a blog, forum, wiki, or other publicly published content product on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users using these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

5. Customer Comments

From time to time, we may post customer comments on this site. We may include personally identifiable information. We will obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial along with any identifiable information.

6. Use of Your Information

We may disclose information such as your full name, profile photo and any personally identifiable information you have included in your profile to other users, primarily in conjunction with articles, edits or comments to which you have contributed.

We will also use your information to respond to your feedback or inquiries. In addition, part of this service displays real time feed user activity. For example, if you post or edit an article, a streaming notice will be posted about that activity or the activity of other users. This is part of the service and you may not opt-out of this functionality. We may use your full name and email address when you send an email notification to another user on our site. We may also use your email address to send you communications from us or other users. We may also share your information with select advertisers.

7. Service-related Announcements

We will send you announcements regarding our services when it is necessary to do so. For example, if our service is temporarily suspended for any reason, we might send you an email informing you of the outage. Browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, timestamp data, and other information help us diagnose problems with our server and administer WikiLDB. In addition, we use non-personally identifiable information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to track activity levels.

8. Updating/Accessing Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you should make appropriate changes to your profile page or by email to Customer Support at We will respond to your request within 30 days.

9. Use of Cookies and IP Addresses

Like most websites, WikiLDB may require cookies to function properly. Cookies are small text files that identify you as a unique user. We may use cookies to refine our site and simplify the user experience. We do tie personally identifiable information such as your email address to our cookies. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Cookies may be necessary to provide you certain features available on the WikiLDB site. If you disable the cookie utility, these features may no longer be available to you. We may use a tracking utility company that uses cookies and Web beacons on our site. We will have no access to or control of these third party tracking utilities.

10. Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to provide promotional information. These companies may use information (including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services thought to be of interest to you.

11. Transfer/Disclosure of Information

Most of the information you provide on our site is publicly exposed. We reserve the right to make your information available to advertisers. We will disclose information about individual users to governmental or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes. Further, we may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or unauthorized activities or suspected fraud, or to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of this Privacy or any other WikiLDB Policy. In the case of an acquisition or merger with another company, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information. We will notify you before information about you is provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent such use.

12. Unauthorized Access to Information

Your WikiLDB account is password-protected. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us. We try to follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us. You should be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and we are not liable for any use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

13. Modifying Your Personal Information

As a registered WikiLDB user, you can modify your personal information at any time by accessing your profile by clicking on your username.

14. Use of Information from Children

This website is not directed to children, and we do not knowingly solicit information from any child under the age of 18. Should a child whom we know to be under 18 send personal information to us, we will delete it as soon as possible.

15. Links

Our website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. We are not responsible for their privacy practices. We recommend that you read the privacy polices on these third party websites.

16. Modification to the Privacy Policy

By using the website you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use the site. We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notification. If a material change is made to this Privacy Policy and/or the way we use our users' personally identifiable information, then we will post a modified version of this Privacy Policy on the website. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it. Your continued use of the site indicates your assent to any changes to this Privacy Policy.

17. Contact

If you have questions, comments, concerns or feedback regarding this Privacy Policy or any other privacy or security concern, please send an e-mail to or write to:
200 Spring Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703