The Beene Garter website collects various kinds of information:
Behavioral Information. Beene Garter collects information that your browser routinely shares with websites regarding the way you interact with our site. This can include, for example: pages visited, time spent on a page, the URL that you have just come from (whether this URL is on our websites or not), the URL you go to next (whether this URL is on our websites or not), your computer’s browser information, mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity, text that is typed and your IP address. This information is used to improve site experience. Behavioral data collected via data services such as Google Analytics is not used to determine the personal identity of anyone merely visiting the site.
Personal Information. Beene Garter collects personal information that you provide on a voluntary basis when you complete a form on our site and can include: name, email address, job title, etc. This information is stored in a secure server and used to improve your experience with Beene Garter both online and oﬄine.
Additional information collected from mobile devices. We may also operate a version of this website specifically designed to work with mobile devices. The mobile website may include a feature that uses geographic location information provided by your mobile device to identify stores in your vicinity. We do not collect or store your geographic information except to temporarily provide this service.
Information Collected From Other Sources. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including social networks like Facebook that you use to connect with Beene Garter or the website. This information may include name, user name, demographic information, updated address or contact information, interests, and publicly-observed data, such as from social media and online activity.
Information Use and Disclosure
The information we collect may be used and disclosed by us for the following purposes:
- To respond to website inquiries submitted by you
- To send you marketing communications such as event invitations (you will always be given the opportunity to unsubscribe or opt out of receiving further marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email communication)
- To personalize your experience while on the Beene Garter website
- To help us improve our site, understand its users and their preferences, and to market our products and services
- To protect our business interests or the rights of others, when required by law, to cooperate with law enforcement, or in connection with the sale or merger of all or part of our business
Business Operations, Law Enforcement and Legal Actions. We may release your information without prior notice when we believe it is appropriate to prevent fraud; to comply with law or to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request; to respond to subpoenas, court orders or administrative agency requests for information; to enforce our policies; to protect the rights, property and safety of our business and of others; or when required or otherwise permitted by law. For example, we may share information with law enforcement to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our site for illegal reasons. If there is a sale or merger of the company, division or business unit that operates this site, we may also transfer the information we have collected in connection with such sale or merger.
A “cookie” is technology that allows a site to store tokens of information (an ‘identiﬁer’) in your browser. They help us track traﬃc patterns so that we know which areas of our site users like and don’t like and to better serve you.
You can manage these cookies. For example, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you disable cookies, however, it may interfere with the functionality of our site and you may not be able to use all of the site’s features.
We may also use web beacons or similar technology to help us track the effectiveness of our communications. A web beacon (also known as an action tag, a clear gif or pixel tag) is a 1×1 pixel image embedded in a website page used to transparently collect information. For example, we may use a web beacon to count the number of visits to the pages of our site. If you have signed up to receive any of our communications, we use similar technology to count how many recipients have opened the message and clicked on one of its links.
We may offer a version of this site specifically designed to work with a mobile device. If so, we may store information relevant to your use of the mobile site on your device’s local storage.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. When you submit sensitive information via the BG Client Portals, your information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for “https” at the beginning of the URL for the client portals.
Beene Garter will not ask for sensitive information to be submitted via our website contact forms and sensitive information should never be submitted via a Beene Garter contact form. Unencrypted means of transmitting data, such as emails and website contact forms, are not considered a secure way of sending sensitive information (i.e. social security card numbers or credit card information).
Links to Third-Party Websites
Our website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit your personal information. If you are a parent who believes that we have collected information about a child under age 13, please notify us at 616.235.5200 or via our Contact Us form, found here https://beenegarter.com/contact-us/, and we will be happy to delete the information.
Your California Privacy Rights
For California residents: Beene Garter may share your personal information with affiliated third parties, some of which do not share the Beene Garter name, for their direct marketing purposes. As this category of affiliate is considered an unaffiliated party under California law, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via our Contact Us form, found here https://beenegarter.com/contact-us/.
Beene Garter LLP
56 Grandville Ave SW, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Last Updated: 5/19/17