Last Updated: March 2011
What types of information about you do we collect through this website?
We collect personal information about you (and certain of your family members) in three principal ways: (1) information you provide us through this website; (2) information that is automatically generated when you use our website; and (3) information we obtain from third parties.
With respect to information you provide us on this website, we collect the following information from you:
- Your name, residence and email addresses, and telephone numbers
- Similar information for your spouse and/or dependents
- Information regarding your assets, debts, income, and expenses
We also collect certain information about you automatically when you visit our website. Through our use of "cookies" (cookies are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser and they allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future). Other types of information we collect automatically include your Internet Protocol (IP) address (which allows us to understand how you use our site and to enable us to make changes to our site in order to improve your user experience); information regarding your computer and your connection to our site (such as your browser type, operating system, and platform); and your user history to, through, and away from our site, including your session information, page loading times, page errors and broken links, the length of your visits to specific pages within our site, and other information related to your experience on our site.
From time to time, we collect information about you from third parties, such as updated contact information, and search term and search result information from your web searches.
How do you use my personal information?
All of the information we obtain about you is stored securely on our website, and we use it only to evaluate your situation and provide legal services to you, to allow Totalbankruptcy.com to distribute the information to unaffiliated sponsoring lawyers or law firms to evaluate your case and provide legal services to you, and to provide ongoing communications to you in furtherance of these legal services. We do not sell or share your personal information with anyone other than our own internal personnel, totalbankruptcy.com (who administer the attorney network), and the unaffiliated sponsoring lawyers and law firms, and certain authorized third parties (such as expert witnesses) who may be retained to assist in your bankruptcy case. As part of this process, those third parties agree to keep your information confidential and agree not to share it with any third party without your express permission.
We disclose personally identifiable individual information and the other information you provide us to Totalbankruptcy.com, who discloses it to unaffiliated sponsoring lawyers or law firms in order for them to contact you and to determine whether to handle your case. As part of this process, Totalbankruptcy.com and those lawyers or law firm agrees to keep your information confidential and agree not to share it with any third party without your express permission.
Totalbankruptcy.com and Bankruptcyhq.com may also provide aggregate statistical information (such as the city or state you live in) to third parties to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. We will not, however, disclose any personally identifiable information about to these parties.
How do you protect my personal information?
Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online (such as through an email message or through filling out an online form), this information cannot be made 100 percent secure and, in some cases, that information can be intercepted, collected and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information at all times, and we protect you information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that only Bankruptcyhq.com, TotalBankruptcy.com and its authorized personnel can access through a password. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us at:
Attn: Andrew Partridge
Andrew W. Partridge
2139 Sheffield Ave, #3
Chicago, IL 60614
You can also review and update the personal information we have about you in order to ensure its accuracy. To do so, please contact us at the above address.
Updates to Privacy Statement
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Notify your site visitors of the third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on your site.
- Provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites.
- Inform your users that they may visit those websites to opt out of cookies (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Users can opt out of some, but not all, of these cookies in one location at the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out website at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.