Terms & Conditions

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Schenk, Schenk & Haines website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Schenk, Schenk & Haines website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Schenk, Schenk & Haines (“SSH”) may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. If you purchase SSH products and services, we collect and store billing and credit card information. SSH may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your Postal Code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Schenk, Schenk & Haines will not delete customer information for paying members. However, Schenk, Schenk & Haines reserves the right to delete customer information for members with a free account status at any time.

Information about your computer hardware and software also may be automatically collected by  Schenk, Schenk & Haines. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by SSH for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Schenk, Schenk & Haines website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Schenk, Schenk & Haines public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. RegardingSchenk, Schenk & Haines’s Q&A product, communications between you and a participating attorney are not confidential. For quality assurance purposes, and in order to deliver the Schenk, Schenk & Haines services, Schenk, Schenk & Haines will have access to your communications with participating attorneys.

SSH encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Schenk, Schenk & Haines so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. SSH is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Schenk, Schenk & Haines and SSH family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

SSH collects and uses your personal information to operate the Schenk, Schenk & Haines website and deliver the services you have requested. SSH will send one welcome email following registration to all registered patrons. We will also periodically send service updates to registered users.

SSH may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SSH and its affiliates. SSH may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SSH does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. SSH may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party without your explicit consent. In addition, SSH may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. SSH may share your information with third parties who perform tasks required to complete a purchase transaction. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Schenk, Schenk & Haines, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SSH does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

SSH keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Schenk, Schenk & Haines, in order to determine what Schenk, Schenk & Haines services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Schenk, Schenk & Haines to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

SSH websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Schenk, Schenk & Haines or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SSH; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Schenk, Schenk & Haines, or the public.

SSH uses tracking pixels to collect information that helps us provide our service to you. Please note that any “do not track” signals sent by your web browser or other mechanism have no effect on the collection of personally identifiable information by SSH. In addition, other parties who perform data analytics for SSH, such as Google Analytics, may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities when you visit www.schenkschenkandhaines.com or use our services. Third party affiliates of SSH may have different policies with respect to “do not track” signals and SSH makes no representations with respect to such policies.

Use of Cookies

The Schenk, Schenk & Haines website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Schenk, Schenk & Haines pages, or register with Schenk, Schenk & Haines site or services, a cookie helps Schenk, Schenk & Haines to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Schenk, Schenk & Haines website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Schenk, Schenk & Haines features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SSH services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

You are responsible for safeguarding and preventing unauthorized access to the user information and password that you use to access the Schenk, Schenk & Haines website. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and you are responsible for any activity using your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. You must immediately notify Schenk, Schenk & Haines of any unauthorized use of your account.

Schenk, Schenk & Haines secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Schenk, Schenk & Haines secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Thirteen

 SSH does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Changes to this Statement

SSH will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SSH encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SSH is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Schenk, Schenk & Haines welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Schenk, Schenk & Haines has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us.