Thank you for using ConsiderTheConsumer.com and for trusting us with your personal information. We take this responsibility, and your privacy, very seriously, and think it’s important that you know how we handle it.
This privacy notice will explain to you which personal data (PD) and non-personal data (NPD) we may collect from you, how we collect it, how we protect it, how we may share it, how you can access and change it, and how you can limit our sharing of it. Our privacy notice also explains certain legal rights that you have with respect to your personal data. Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the same meaning as where they are defined elsewhere on our website.
To note, a “visitor” is someone who merely browses our website. A “member” is someone who has registered with us by signing up for our newsletter, reporting a potential claim, or to use or buy our services. The term “user” is a collective identifier that refers to either a visitor or a member.
Information We Collect
Generally, you control the amount and type of information that you provide to us when using our website.
What Happens If You Don’t Give Us Your PD?
If you do not provide us with enough PD, we may not be able to provide you with all our services. However, you can access and use some parts of our website without giving us your PD.
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our website, if any, as well as the name of the website you’ll visit when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/the proxy server you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, your web browser type, the type of mobile device, your computer operating system, and data about your browsing activity when using our website. We use all this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our website.
When Entering and Using Our Website
When you enter and use our website and agree to accept cookies, some of these cookies may contain your PD.
When You Sign Up for Our Newsletter
When you sign up for our newsletter to receive information about new cases, investigations, settlement deadlines, and information about our services, we collect your name and email address.
When You Report a Potential Claim
When you report a potential claim, we collect your first name, last name, IP address, email address, phone number, zip code, and your case details.
Google Ad and Content Network Privacy Notice
Google Analytics Privacy Notice
Our website uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our website. Google Analytics collects information from users such as age, gender, interests, and demographics, how often they visit our website, what pages they visit, and what other websites they have used before coming to our website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to analyze traffic, re-market our services to users, improve our marketing, advertising, and to improve our website. We have enabled Google Analytics advertising features such as re-marketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our website, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with PD. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit our website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about the use of our website. For more information on how Google collects and processes your data, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
You can prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We do not sell or rent your PD to third parties for general marketing purposes. We may provide your PD to third-party service providers we hire to provide services to us. These third-party service providers may include but are not limited to: payment processors, web analytics companies, advertising networks, call centers, data management services, help desk providers, accountants, law firms, auditors, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping companies.
Consider The Consumer provides users with the ability to register a personal complaint or injustice and forward it to lawyers, law firms, legal financial service providers, or other legal service providers sponsoring submission forms (the “Service”). By providing your information to Consider The Consumer, you agree that Consider The Consumer may release your contact information and all information that may be provided by you to the lawyers, law firms, legal financial service providers or other legal service providers sponsoring the submission forms for the topics you have chosen. We may receive compensation for providing such services, but only to the extent allowed by law. Consider The Consumer also provides a newsletter, which is also subject to these Terms of Service, Privacy Notice, and Disclaimer.
Sharing Information with Attorneys
When you submit a report for a claim or file for a claim, your information and inquiry will be forwarded to one of the attorneys we work with.
Security of your information:
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store.
Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your PD if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal processes; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other users or members; or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Services who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of “Personal Information” (as defined by California law) to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the state of California provides California residents with certain other rights concerning their Personal Information. This section describes (1) the categories of Personal Information, collected and disclosed by MM, subject to California privacy law, (2) your privacy rights under California privacy law, and (3) how to exercise your rights.
In accordance with California law, we may have collected the following categories of Personal Information within the preceding 12 months:
On an as needed basis, and in accordance with our confidentiality obligations, we may disclose each of these categories of Personal Information with our co-counsel, referral counsel, or service providers for business purposes (for example, to facilitate our representation of you or to enable the service providers to provide their services) and as otherwise described above.
Under California law, subject to certain exceptions, California residents have the following rights with respect to their Personal Information:
You have the right to be notified of what categories of Personal Information will be collected at or before the point of collection and the purposes for which they will be used and shared.
You have the right to request information on the categories of Personal Information that we collected in the previous twelve (12) months, the categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected, the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you, and the business purposes for which such Personal Information is collected and shared. You also have the right to request information on the categories of Personal Information which were disclosed for business purposes, and the categories of third parties in the twelve (12) months preceding your request for your Personal Information.
You have the right to request to have your Personal Information deleted from our servers and we will direct our service providers to do the same. However, please be aware that we may not fulfill your request for deletion if we (or our service provider(s)) are required to retain your Personal Information for one or more of the following categories of purposes: (1) to complete a transaction for which the Personal Information was collected, provide a good or service requested by you, or complete a contract between us and you; (2) to ensure our website integrity, security, and functionality; (3) to comply with applicable law or a legal obligation, or exercise rights under the law; (4) to otherwise use your Personal Information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
If you would like to exercise your rights listed above, please send (or have your authorized agent send) an email to info@ConsiderTheConsumer.com. You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by any business when you exercise of your California privacy rights.
While we take measures to ensure that those responsible for receiving and responding to your request are informed of your rights and how to help you exercise those rights, when contacting us to exercise your rights, we ask you to please adhere to the following guidelines:
We can also be reached via e-mail through the Complaint Portal form on our Web site.
If complaints about your company appear on our site, we welcome your response.
The information on this Web site is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for competent legal advice. We make no representation as to the accuracy of the information herein provided and assumes no liability for any damages or loss arising from the use thereof.