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As you navigate the Site, you may click on links that will take you to other websites – some maintained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and some by other entities. Those are governed by their own privacy policies and are provided to you for informational purposes only as you learn about divorce in Massachusetts. The Firm is not responsible for their contents and does not endorse any such sites or the information, materials and products or services contained on or accessible through such websites. The Firm strongly suggests that you read sites policies, including the privacy policies, for each website that you visit through a link appearing on the Site.
The Site is Informational Only
The Site is for informational purposes only about Massachusetts divorce mediation and divorce in Massachusetts. This information is not a substitute for competent legal advice of an attorney. Appropriate legal advice can only be sought from an attorney admitted to the practice of law in your state after he/she has had the opportunity to become familiar with all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your particular situation. Domestic relations laws and divorce mediation varies from state-to-state. Not all the materials on the Site reflect the opinions of The Firm or its clients and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up-to-date. Information contained in this web site is considered advertising under the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
The Site is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides the Firm with the online platform to maintain a website. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. Wix.com stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall. The Firm strongly suggests that you read Wix’s policies, including their privacy policies, to understand how your information is stored and used.
“Personally Identifiable Information” means any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, telephone number, and email address or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
“Cookies” are small pieces of data stored on your browser to keep track of your movement and actions on a site. A Cookie file may track such things as the Web pages you visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific Web page.
There are (2) types of Cookies:
Session (Transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Persistent (Permanent or Stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e. they are based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.
An “Internet Protocol Address” or “IP Address” is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address may identify the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or a server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in and of itself, Personally Identifiable Information.
A “Blog” is maintained by Attorney Kaplan with regular entries of relevant information about divorce in Massachusetts. It combines text, images, and links to other websites and enables readers to leave comments in an interactive format.
Usage Data and Known Persistent Cookies. The Site uses (or may use) the following third-party tools:
Tool name: Google Analytics™
Purpose: Collect information about use of the Site.
Data collected: Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, the duration of a user’s visit and what other site may have referred the user.
Tool Name: Google Ads™ (Formerly Google AdWords™)
Data collected: Google Ads tracks when a user completes a specified action, which could be a click or leaving a page.
Tool Name: Visitor Analytics (a Wix App market partner)
Purpose: Collect information about use of the Site.
Data collected: Visitor Analytics collects information such as how often a user visits the Site, the duration of a user’s visits, what pages a user visits when he/she does so, their IP address, the devise and browser used and what other site may have referred the user.
Tool Name: Facebook Pixel and Facebook Boost
Purpose: Collect information about the use of the Site and to engage people interested in content on the Site.
Data collected: Refer to Facebook policy to understand audience optimization (targeting local people with the Firm's Facebook ads and posts who have expressed an interest to Facebook about divorce, legal separation, family law, child support, alimony and the like). Of those who engage the Site, Facebook then receives information from the Site about such behavior as page views and button clicks through Facebook Pixel. Facebook Pixel then shares this information with the Firm to understand surfing behavior.
What Type of Information/Data is Collected?
Automatically Collected Data: Through Third Party Tools and the Website Host, the Firm automatically collects and stores Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of the originating visitor’s computer and may know some information you have previously provided through cookies. (See the section on “Cookies” for more information.) The Firm may also measure and collect session information, including frequency of visits, the popularity of certain pages, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, referring sources and search term queries.
Voluntarily Submitted Data: The Firm may collect and store Voluntarily Submitted Data that you enter through the website’s contact form or a comment you leave on a Blog post. This may include your name, phone number, e-mail address and any other information you choose to voluntarily provide.
Access to the Site and communicating through the website’s contact form with Attorney Kaplan or leaving a comment on a Blog post, does not create or constitute an attorney-client or divorce mediator-client relationship. You understand and acknowledge the same when you contact Attorney Kaplan through this website or leave a comment on a Blog post. DO NOT send or share confidential and sensitive information through the Site.
The Firm collects information/data for the following purposes:
To provide relevant information to you.
To be able to contact you but only when you so request. The Firm may respond to your contact form inquiry through either e-mail or a telephone number you provide.
To maintain a better website which includes improving the visibility of and traffic to the Site. The Firm assesses the frequency of visits to the Site and the popularity of its various pages and makes revisions accordingly. It’s also an indication of what is persuading web users to revisit the Site.
The Firm will not attempt to match any personally identifiable information that you provide to us with your IP address, unless required to comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
The Firm will not sell or share any personally identifiable information collected through or submitted to the Site.
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The Law Office of Judith R. Kaplan
Norwell Executive Center
167 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061