Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Readers in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Readers visit our site, subscribe to emails we send through MailChimp and Feedburner, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Readers may be asked for, as appropriate, name and email address. We will collect personal identification information from Readers only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Readers can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.
Nonpersonal identification information
We may collect nonpersonal identification information about Readers whenever they interact with our Site. Nonpersonal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Readers’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilized, and other similar information.
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Embedded content from other websites
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How we use collected information
SCOTUSblog collects and uses Readers’ personal information for the following purposes:
- – To personalize Reader experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Readers as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- – To improve our Site
We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from Readers.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
What rights you have over your data
If you formerly left comments (which we’ve discontinued), you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade or rent Readers’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding Readers with our partners for the purposes outlined above. We may use third-party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on May 25, 2018.