PRIVACY POLICY

myHRcounsel, LLC (the “Company”) is committed to complying with all laws intended to protect your right of privacy. This Privacy Policy describes (i) the type of information about you that we collect; and (ii) the Company's practices with respect to gathering and disseminating information about you.

This Privacy Policy was established within the context of our myHRcounsel.com website and the potential for gathering personal information within electronic media; however, the Privacy Policy is not limited to the myHRcounsel.com website. Our Privacy Policy applies whenever you and the Company interact and there is a possibility that during such interaction, we may acquire certain information about you. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many features.  

The Company may, but is not obligated to, update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You should review this Privacy Policy periodically to familiarize yourself with the most current version. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Material changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this website 30 days prior to execution.  If you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy or this Privacy Policy, you should contact myHRcounsel Customer Service at:  By Mail:  Privacy Officer   myHRcounsel, LLC 100 South Fifth Street, Suite 800 Minneapolis, MN 55402 By Phone:  612-339-1421  By Email: info@myHRcounsel.com  

Collection and Use of Anonymous Information. Anonymous information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information that is collected automatically that relates to, but is not limited to, how certain features of our website are used, what general region our visitors are contacting us from and how many people visit our website at any given time. We use this information, and may share with, license to or sell this information to third parties, for the purpose of allowing targeted marketing through our website.  

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information.  In the course of providing information or services, we may collect and maintain certain non-public personal information that will help us to efficiently perform various transactions. We may be required to share your personal information with certain partner organizations and third party service providers as part of our contractual relationship with them. Also, your personal information may be entered into software systems maintained by our third party application service providers (e.g., our web portal provider, software vendor, and affiliated law firms) for the purpose of allowing us to conduct our services. To the extent that your personal information is used in the foregoing manner, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that our service providers do not use your personal information for any purpose other than delivery of our services.  We do not collect personal information (such as names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or credit card numbers) about you, except when you specifically provide the information on a voluntary basis.

Your personal information may be collected as you:  

  • Become a registered user of myHRcounsel.com;  
  • Purchase Services (“Services” is defined in our Terms and Conditions); or  
  • Sign-up or subscribe for products or services that we may make available.  

We use your personally identifiable information for several purposes:  

1.    Transactional Communications  

  • If you are requesting Services, the Company utilizes your personal information to communicate with you regarding the status of your request.
  • If you have posted a request to Ask a Lawyer (an “ask”), the Company utilizes your personal information to notify you of responses to your ask.
  • If you are purchasing Services, the Company utilizes your personal information to complete the purchase transaction and to communicate with you about your purchase, to provide you with instructions on how to use and/or access Services, or other inquiry.
  • Whenever you purchase Services, we may be required to share your personal information with a third-party credit card processor to facilitate completion of your transaction. The credit card processor may share the same information with your credit card issuer in connection with gathering data related to use of their cards, rewards programs or other purposes. You are urged to read and become familiar with the privacy policies governing the use of your credit cards.
  • When you purchase Services, we may be contractually required to provide your personal information to our partners so that they may communicate with you about billing or other information. Under those circumstances, we cannot offer you the option to opt-out from having your information passed to the partner. Partners are not subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, which means that they may use your personal information for purposes other than billing or facilitating the providing of our Services, unless you contact them and request otherwise. You are urged to read and become familiar with the privacy policies governing our partners.
  • Whenever you make a payment for Services, we may be required to share your personal information with a partner or third-party financial processor to facilitate completion of your transaction. The partner or processor may share the same information with your bank in connection with the transaction. You are urged to read and become familiar with the privacy policies governing the bank accounts to which you transfer funds using our system.
  • We may occasionally contact you, typically by email, to notify you of information that might affect delivery of Services, or to notify you of errors in your request for Services.  

2.    Informational Communications

  • We may contact you with general informational communications regarding human resources and employment law issues. If you are not interested in receiving informational communications from us, you can unsubscribe at any time by altering your email preferences in your user profile or by emailing unsubscribe@myHRcounsel.com from the email address used to identify your account with the word “Unsubscribe Informational” in the subject line.  

3.    Support Communications

  • We may contact you regarding the status of your account, your registration information, support issues regarding our service, and changes to our service or the terms under which it is offered.  

4.    Special Communications

  • We may contact you regarding special information on breaking news or events relating to human resources and employment law issues. If you are not interested in receiving promotional communications from us, you can unsubscribe at any time by altering your email preferences in your user profile or by emailing unsubscribe@myHRcounsel.com from the email address used to identify your account with the word “Unsubscribe Special” in the subject line.  

5.    Marketing Communications

  • We may contact you regarding offerings of future events, products, or services that may be of interest to you. If you are not interested in receiving marketing communications or advertisements from us, you can unsubscribe at any time by altering your email preferences in your user profile or by emailing us at unsubscribe@myHRcounsel.com from the email address used to identify your account with the word “Unsubscribe Marketing” in the subject line.  
  • Additionally, we may share your personally identifiable information in the following circumstances:
    • We may disclose your personally identifiable information when required by law. Specifically, we may disclose this information to unrelated parties in special cases when we have reason to believe that our disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against a person or persons who may be causing injury to, or interference with, the rights or property of the Company (including our website), computer users accessing our website, or any third party. In addition, we may disclose information about individuals who access our website to law enforcement agencies, judicial or government authorities or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes.
    • In the event that myHRcounsel goes through a business transition, such as a merger, an acquisition by another company, or a sale of all or a portion of its assets, your and other users personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. If as a result of the business transition, your personal information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, you will be given the option to continue sharing the information consistent with our notification of changes section. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to interfere with the ability of myHRcounsel to transfer all or part of its business and/or assets (including the website) for any purposes, without limitation. myHRcounsel specifically reserves the right to transfer or share a copy of personally identifiable information collected from this website to the buyer of that portion of its business relating to that information.  If you are a registered user of myHRcounsel.com, we may retain your information as long as you maintain your registered status. If you purchase our Services using a credit card, we will retain your credit card information for a length of time necessary to process any future transactions related to your purchases, including refunds and charge backs.

Links To / From Other Sites.  Our website contains links to other Internet websites which we do not operate and, conversely, other Internet websites may contain links to our website. We are not aware of and are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices or content of such other websites. We encourage visitors to read and become familiar with the privacy policies maintained by such other websites.  

Opt-Out.  A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. We use cookies on certain pages of our site. We may also offer certain features that are only available through the use of a cookie. Among other reasons why we use cookies, cookies allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session. Cookies can also help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our site. If you do not desire the functionality created by cookies, you have the option to disable that function. To disable the cookie function, you may disable the function on your browser. Note that some site features may not function if cookies are disabled.  

Security.  The Company uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, such as data encryption, firewalls, system security measures, and Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”). Please be advised that “perfect security” does not exist in commercial Internet applications and that such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse, or alteration of information on our websites. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

The Ask and Attorney pages. Any communication made between you and our lawyers in our system is being done so with encrypted technology.  It is easy to tell when you are protected by encryption your browser displays a lock or a key which is no longer broken or it changes color when you are on a secure page. The actual icon and its location may vary depending on your browser. For example, Internet Explorer has a “Security” padlock icon at the bottom right of the page, which appears closed when you have entered a secure page. Except as specifically permitted by this section, you may not disclose your myHRcounsel password to any third parties nor share it with any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.  

If you have any questions related to this policy, please email the myHRcounsel Privacy Officer at info@myHRcounsel.com.