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Your use of this website (“Site”) signifies your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using this Site.

The intent of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the personal information (“PI”) collected by this Site and how that PI is used. PI is understood to refer to information that allows you to be identified or contacted.  PI includes, without limitation, your name, physical address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

You are not required to submit PI to use this Site.  You may provide PI to Laurie A. Schlichter, PLLC (“Firm”) by e-mail or other communication methods.  The Firm generally does not share your PI with third parties.  However, the Firm may share your PI with third parties who assist the Firm in providing services to you.  For example, the Firm may share your PI with attorneys in other countries as part of its representation of you.  In addition, the Firm may be required to share your PI with government authorities, such as patent offices, to obtain patent rights for you.

Your PI may be shared with third parties under certain circumstances, such as (1) when you have given your express consent; (2) when the Firm believes in good faith that the law requires it; and (3) when needed to protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights, or property of the Firm.  The Firm may also use your PI to provide you with firm publications or other mailings that may be of interest to you.  You may opt out of such mailings, correct your PI, or have your PI removed from the Firm’s database by contacting the Firm.

This Site resides on a server that may automatically collect basic data about your visit to the Site.  The data includes the IP address of your computer, the type of your web browser, the type of your operating system, and the identity of the pages that linked you to this Site.  The data collected by the server may be used to determine the usefulness and popularity of this Site and to develop improvements to it.

This Site may place and access temporary or “session” cookies on your computer to enable the basic functionality of the Site. Most web browsers have technology capable of preventing the placement of cookies.  If you are concerned about the use of cookies, you are encouraged to avail yourself of that technology.  Please be advised, however, that this Site may not function properly without the use of cookies.

Third-party links may appear on this Site.  If so, the third parties may place and access cookies on your computer. These third parties will have their own privacy policies that govern their use of any PI.  Placement of third-party cookies may be prevented by using the technology described in the preceding paragraph.

The Firm reserves the right to change, modify, or update this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.  Any substantial change in the way your PI is used will be posted on this page.  If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the Firm using the e-mail address or phone number provided on this Site.

The Firm partners with FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.