Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s visitors use its website. From time to time, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s website choose to interact with CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer in ways that require CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer may monitor the most popular pages on the CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer site. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s behalf or to provide services available at CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s website and have supplied your email address, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new services, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer and our services. We primarily use our various  blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer uses cookies to help CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer identify and track visitors, their usage of CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer website, and their website access preferences. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer’s sole discretion. CMSA – Scholz, Oswald & Shaffer encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.