Privacy Policy – Nassau Suffolk Law Services

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Nassau Suffolk Law Services understands your concerns about privacy and your interest in knowing how your information is used and shared, and so we have created this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to provide you with more information on these topics.  This Privacy Policy describes the practices, policies and procedures for our website located at (the “Website”).  This Website is owned and operated by Nassau Suffolk Law Services (hereinafter referred to as “Law Services,” “NSLS,” or “we,” “our” or “us”).  This Privacy Policy applies only to Nassau Suffolk Law Services’ online information-gathering and sharing practices occurring on the Website, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.  By visiting this Website, you are accepting the practices and policies described in this Privacy Policy, and you are further indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy you should not visit this Website or use any of the “links” on this Website.  We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes.  The date this Privacy Policy was last updated as stated at the end of this document.


The notifications provided by this Privacy Policy include:

  • What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website.
  • How we use the information we collect.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of information you provide to us.
  • Information related to third-party websites.
  • The laws that apply to those accessing our Website from outside of the United States.
  • How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures.
  • How you can make changes to the information we collect on you.
  • Other rights that you may have.


Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used:  You may freely visit our Website anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personal information.  However, certain requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information as more particularly described below.  Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you.  Please do not send confidential information to us directly through this Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on this Website.

Donate:  If you make a donation through the Website via the “donate” button, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well as your credit card billing information, in order to process the donation.  The credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose.  However, if you opt to make a recurring donation, your credit card information will be stored and used for the purpose of processing your recurring donation. Law Services uses Donor Perfect services to process donations and transactions. For a description of how they protect the information collected, see the Donor Perfect privacy policy at

Emails:  There are various opportunities for visitors of the Website to sign up for our Emails (e.g. Legal Lessons). If you opt to join our mailing list to receive the latest updates on news and events, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, including your email address, and first and last name. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all such emails.

Presentations/Trainings: There are various opportunities for visitors of the Website to request a copy of a previous training/presentation or to sign up for an upcoming presentation/training. If you would like access to certain presentations/trainings, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, including your email address, and first and last name. By providing said information, you are also signing up for our emails. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all such emails. When we use Zoom as a platform for our presentations/trainings, Zoom may collect identifying information, including your email address, and first and last name. Zoom’s privacy policy may be accessed at 

Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It:  We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website.  Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, which includes Google Analytics and Yandex Metrica.  The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, your location and device, social networking activities and similar data.  When gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally.  From time to time, this type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties.  In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” “web beacons,” and IP addresses, as further explained below.

Cookies; Scripts – A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a Website.  Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience.  Many cookies last only through a single Website session, or visit.  Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them.  We may use “session cookies” in order to enhance the user experience and for other web-related purposes.  These session cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information.  We may also use cookies for other purposes, including to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our Website for research and other purposes, or to store a user name or related login credentials so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our Website.  We may also employ the use of scripts on the website.  Scripts are small computer programs embedded within web pages that give those pages extra functionality.

Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookie/scripts, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie/script, and how to disable existing cookies/scripts.  If you disable the use of cookies/scripts, you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features on our Website.

Web Beacons – Our Website may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs).  These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.  Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email.  When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed.  Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked.

IP Addresses – When you visit and interact with the Website, third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation.  An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using.  We gather this information to track Website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.


We may disclose all of the information (described herein) that we collect, as stated in this Privacy Policy including in accordance with the terms set forth in this section.  Law Services works with a variety of third-party partners in order to allow us to make the Website available to you, to host and store the information we collect from you, and to provide certain functionality and features.  We may also share the personally identifiable information you provide us with partners and third parties in regard to direct mail opportunities.  

Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you expressly authorize Law Services to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow The Law Services and its service providers or agents to provide services on Law Services’ behalf, (3) it is to provide products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services for Law Services, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Law Services or the merger of Law Services into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Law Services is not the survivor, (6) Law Services is required or permitted to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with a subpoena, legal process, government request or any other legal obligation, (ii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Website or our network, and/or (iii) to protect the rights, privacy, property, business, or safety of Law Services, its partners and employees or the visitors to the Website.


We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). COPPA requires that web site operators never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent.

In accordance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that no one under the age of 18 submit personally identifiable information to our Site. In the event that we determine that a user of this Site is under the age of 13, we will not maintain or use his or her personally identifiable information.


We may also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites and/or websites – such as Facebook, Twitter and others – as a service to you, and in order to provide you i) additional information and/or content related to Law Services, or ii) additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of Law Services. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them.  We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, or any other use of the linked website.


 We maintain – and ask that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain – administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you.  We restrict access to personal information collected about you on the Website to our employees, those who are otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy, or others who need to know such information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our business operations or activities.  However, no website, application or transmission can guarantee security.  Thus, while we have established and maintain what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Website and we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.  When you link to one of our social media venues, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them.  You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances, and understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain personal information over this Website at your own risk.


This Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to any use of the Sites will be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Nassau or Suffolk County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of this Privacy Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Privacy Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NSLS HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE BREACH OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.


We do not represent or warrant that the Website, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular geographic location.  If you choose to access our Website, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations applicable in your jurisdiction.  The Website is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law.  If you are visiting the Website from outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated.  The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country.  By using the Website, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.


If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us at 631-232-2400.


We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. 


If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or your dealings with this Site, you may write to:

Nassau Suffolk Law Services

1757 Veterans Hwy., Ste. 50

Islandia, NY 11749

Attn: Communications Department

(631) 232-2400