Privacy Policy

You value your privacy. That’s cool. The Employer Handbook does too. This Privacy Policy will explain what happens with certain information you provide.

You might even say that we’re an open (The Employer Hand)book.

[cue slow clap]

While I don’t disclaim bad jokes, there are plenty of those at The Employer Handbook, there is also an official Disclaimer. You should read that too.

Now, let’s get back to the Privacy Policy…

The Employer Handbook collects information.

Hey, I’m just an employment lawyer, who happens to have a bad-ass blog. But, on the real, I’m not much of a technophile. The folks who built this blog (hereinafter “Blog Tech Nerds”) tell me that The Employer Handbook may collect certain information about visitors to the site, even when you’re not logged in. For example, The Employer Handbook may record your IP address, the URLs of the websites and pages you visit (before, during and after your visit to this blog), the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use and other information that may be available.

The Employer Handbook uses Google Analytics. Want to know more about Google’s Data Privacy and Security for Analytics? Click here.

And while the Blog Tech Nerds toil to develop The Employer Handbook Crystal Ball — Hurry up, nerds! — The Employer Handbook uses a service called MailChimp to manage email subscriptions. You can check out Mailchimp’s privacy policy here. If you want to subscribe to receive email updates from The Employer Handbook, you’ll be asked to complete a sign-up form. It’s self-explanatory, and you’ll have to provide certain information (your name, email, etc.). If you choose not to provide such information, you may not be permitted to access certain website features, content or services. If you want to stop receiving email updates, just unsubscribe. Or email me and I’ll take care of it for you.

From time to time, you may have to provide other personally-identifying information. But, don’t worry. You’ll never need to put a Post-It Note on your laptop webcam when visiting The Employer Handbook. I’m not that creepy. Eww.

Cookies (not the chocolate-chip variety).

The Blog Tech Nerds have also informed me that The Employer Handbook may place “cookies” on your computer to recognize you on return visits to enhance your browsing experience, as well as to collect additional information about you. What are cookies? #TheMoreYouKnow.

Fortunately, this isn’t communist Russia and you have a choice. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.

What does The Employer Handbook do with all of this information?

Not much, really.

But, the plan is that when The Employer Handbook uses your information, it’s to do things like improving your browsing experience by personalizing the website and selecting content and services that you may find interesting and useful. Information about the content you visit and services you use may be used alone or in conjunction with information collected from other users to help tailor The Employer Handbook and its other products and services to better suit the needs and interests of you and other users.

From time to time, The Employer Handbook may disclose information about you to carefully-selected service providers engaged to host his website or to provide other services, but only with the reasonable expectation that those service providers use the information solely to provide the specified services, and otherwise to conform to the requirements of this Privacy Policy.

Information that you provide may also be used to keep you informed about events and selected products and services that may be of interest to you. Theoretically, you may be contacted with information from carefully-selected third parties, but The Employer Handbook will not provide information to third parties for such purposes unless you authorize it first.

That’s about it. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, The Employer Handbook will not knowingly provide your information to third parties for any other purpose, including marketing.

Oh, wait! There is an exception. If the police or government or some other regulatory authority come calling, The Employer Handbook intends to squeal like a pig and reserves the right to disclose any information.

Children’s Privacy

The Employer Handbook a general audience site and does not offer services directed to children. Should an individual whom we know to be a child under age 18 send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as reasonably possible.

California Disclosures

California residents may request an Information-Sharing Disclosure or Customer Choice Notice by sending to us a written request by email to eric.meyer@fisherbroyles.com with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line.

California Do Not Track Disclosure: Depending on the browser you are using, you may be able to choose to block third-party cookies or browse in a private browsing mode. The Employer Handbook is accessible even when private browsing is turned on. The information collected is governed by this Privacy Policy.

Additional Services

From time to time, additional services are offered through The Employer Handbook. For example, The Employer Handbook uses Disqus for user comments. In some cases, additional services may be subject to alternative terms of use, and your use of any such services will constitute your acceptance of such alternative terms of use. Unless otherwise stated, such alternative terms of use shall apply to supplement this Agreement and in the context of any conflicting terms, this Agreement shall govern with respect to The Employer Handbook, content and services, excepting only those services which are expressly covered, and then only to the extent so expressly covered, by such alternative terms.

Information Sent by Way of the Website is Not Secure

Any information sent by e-mail or through the website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. Any information you send over the Internet, either through his website or via email, is done at your own risk.

Disclaimer

Did you skip the Disclaimer? Come on! Read it!

 

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