Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Website

This is the website of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS).  We have created this privacy notice to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy.  The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website.  The type and amount of information received depends on how you use the site.

CVLS reserves the right to modify the information contained on this site at anytime without notice.  This site and all information and materials on it are provided to you "as is" without warranty of any kind.

Normal Website Usage

You can visit most portions of CVLS's Website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.  The only information we may collect from a normal Website visit is the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the Website that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time of those requests.

We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.  During a normal Website visit, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, E-mail address or phone number of the visitor.

We collect the IP addresses of visitors, time of access, browser type, and webpages visited.  We collect this information on an aggregate basis only.  For example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole.  This information is used for internal review only and not shared with third parties.  We do not track information on which pages an individual visitor might look at during a visit to our site.  We do not collect any other information without the visitor's knowledge and permission.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

There are instances where CVLS requests personally identifiable information to provide you with services or correspondence (such as seminar registrations and donations).  This information, such as name, mailing address, E-mail address, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by CVLS and is used to fulfill your request.  Personally identifiable information that you enter into the Website will not be given to any other organization.  The information you provide is used by CVLS to improve the services we provide our visitors.

CVLS under no circumstances will sell, rent or exchange E-mail addresses or any financial information you may enter into the site to partners.

Some of the functions of our site require registration or personal information (such as  name and E-mail address).  We use this information to track the usage of these features.  Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services such as donations or event registration fees.

CVLS will not post personal contact information, including E-mail address, street address and phone numbers, without that individual's consent.

Opting Out

All persons who donate to CVLS whether via regular postal mail, over the phone or through the Website, may receive periodic updates by these same methods (regular mail, phone or E-mail).  You may request limited mail updates or request no phone calls by contacting CVLS at 312.332.1624 (M-TH, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.), email or by writing to:

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
100 North LaSalle St.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602

IMPORTANT:  Please provide your full name and address, and the best way to reach you, when contacting CVLS, so that we can fulfill your requests promptly.

Outside Links

This site contains hypertext links to other sites.  CVLS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Websites.

Credit Card Security

When you donate to CVLS online, you are automatically redirected to a secure Web site, PayPal, to make your donation. PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to PayPal using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128 bits (the highest level commercially available). Your credit card number is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored by PayPal or CVLS. If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please e-mail cvls@cvls.org, or call 312.332.1624 for more information.