Champ & Associates Website Privacy Statement
Last Updated: 2021-02-03
Our Firm is committed to providing Visitors with a Website that respects their privacy.
Communicating with the Firm
If you choose to send an email message to the firm or to complete a contact form on the website, your personal information will be used by us to respond to your inquiry. The information you provide will not be shared with any third parties.
Improving Your Experience on the Website
Web servers automatically collect information about visits to the Website, including the Visitor’s Internet Protocol (IP) address. IP addresses are unique numbers assigned to all devices used to access the internet. The IP address, on its own, does not identify an individual. However, in certain circumstances, such as with the co-operation of an ISP for example, it could be used to identify an individual using the Site.
We employ software programs that monitor network traffic and detect unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. These programs record the IP addresses of computers that visit this site. They also record the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, and the browsers and operating systems used by Visitors. We do not attempt to link this information to the identities of individual Users, unless an attempt to damage the Site has been detected.
Visitor IP addresses are also recorded by the Google Analytics software installed on the Website.
Digital Markers (including cookies)
A digital marker is a resource created by the Visitor’s browser in order to remember certain pieces of information for the web server to reference during the same or subsequent visits to the Website. Examples of digital markers are “cookies” or HTML5 web storage. Some examples of what digital markers do are as follows:
- they allow a website to recognize a previous visit each time the visitor accesses the site;
- they track what information is viewed on a site, which helps website administrators ensure visitors find what they are looking for.
We use digital markers on some portions of the Website. During Your online visit, Your browser exchanges data with Our web server. The digital markers used do not allow Us to identify individuals.
The provision of personal information for communications and information technology web analytics purposes is optional. You may refuse the installation of or delete the digital markers used by Our web analytics tools from Your device through the settings of Your web browser (more information).
Web analytics is the collection, analysis, measurement, and reporting of data about website traffic and visits for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. Information in digital markers may be used for the purpose of web analytics to remember Your online interactions with our Website.
We use Google Analytics to improve the performance of the Website. When Your device requests a web page on the Website, Google Analytics collects user information such as:
- active users
- geo (location, language)
- technology (browser, operating system, network)
- devices (desktop, mobile, tablet)
- demographics (age, gender)
- user flow
- session quality
Such data may be used for statistical and administrative purposes to assist the Firm in making enhancements to the Website.
For a detailed list of metrics tracked by Google Analytics, please click here.
If you do not want Your information shared with the Analytics software, Google makes available a plug-in for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers which prevents Your browser from sharing any information with Google Analytics. You may download and install the plug-in here.
We may use a captcha service called reCAPTCHA. reCAPTCHA is a service that protects the Website from spam and other types of automated abuse. The reCAPTCHA service may collect information from Your device for security purposes.
The Firm has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party websites or services.