Disclaimer

While Gold Shield Group does not provide legal advice, we do connect some people with law firms qualified to help. So information submitted to Gold Shield Group via phone or web form will be reviewed by a legal professional to determine whether they can help you with your situation.

A legal professional may contact you to get more information. Any claim a law firm pursues on your behalf will be done on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front or out-of-pocket costs. In other words, a law firm doesn’t get paid unless you get paid. Keep in mind that legal claims are governed by state statutes of limitations which are state laws governing the time period in which a claim may be brought.

You are encouraged to respond promptly to all inquiries and requests so that your situation can be properly evaluated. It may take up to a month for a law office to evaluate your information, so don’t worry if you don’t hear back from them immediately.

You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. The materials contained on this web site are provided by the Gold Shield Group for informational purposes only and should not be construed as offering legal advice. The specific advice of legal counsel is recommended before acting on any matter discussed on this site. You may require further information for a complete understanding of any subject covered by any articles or other material on this web site.

We invite you to contact us, and we welcome your calls and electronic mail. Contacting us, either through completion of an intake or the submission of any other information to the Gold Shield Group, does not constitute the establishment of an attorney client relationship. No attorney client relationship will exist between you and the Gold Shield Group, nor with any law firm without a specific written retainer agreement between you and that firm. Please do not send any confidential information to us or to any law firm until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. Be advised that nothing on this website is intended to constitute legal advice and that no attorney-client relationship exists as a result unless and until expressly agreed to by all parties in a written engagement letter specifying the identity of the client, the scope of the services to be provided and the fee arrangement.

The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.

What information do we collect?

When you use this website, Gold Shield Group™ may receive some kinds of “personally identifiable information,” including your IP address, email address and message content. When you fill out a form or otherwise request a transaction with us we may collect more personally identifiable information and will ask you to voluntarily share the information we need. We may ask for information including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also be asked to voluntarily share your street address, city and state of residence.

We never collect your email address unless you actively, voluntarily provide it to us so that we can communicate with you.

Our server and third-party tracking tools collect information about which pages on this site are accessed, as well as the duration of a visitor’s time on the page. Gold Shield Group™ is able to see whether accessed this site through a search engine like Google, or from a specific external banner or hyperlink.

How do we use your information?

Your IP address may be used for various purposes, including:

to diagnose service or technology problems reported by you that are associated with your IP address.
to estimate the total number of users visiting the Site from specific locales, countries or regions of the world.

In order to provide you with a better user experience we may gather information about your operating system, browser, Internet service provider (“ISP”), connection type and email program that you are using. Gold Shield Group™ also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP Address and the page you requested. Your IP address is not linked to your email address.

When a Web page on this site is requested by your browser or your email application, that request is logged on our servers with information including the IP address of the computer that requested the page and the date and time of the request.

We use server log files for system debugging and troubleshooting. IP addresses and access times are not linked to your email address or any other personally identifiable information.

Gold Shield Group™ may collect personally identifiable information from you when you voluntarily complete a form online, or offline by sharing this information through the mail, in person or by telephone. This information may be collected by forms operated by third parties. Gold Shield or a third party may ask you to provide personally identifiable information including your name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers, birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal interests and such other information as may be requested from time to time. Completing forms is voluntary and you are under no obligation to provide personally identifiable information to Gold Shield Group™ or a third party.

How do we share your information?

Gold Shield Group™ is an advertising group that represents lawyers solely and jointly advertising their services. We collect personally identifiable information shared voluntarily by our visitors on behalf of these lawyers. We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to any other party except as provided below:

Gold Shield Group™ reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information, as required, to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, judicial proceedings, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Legal Notices or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety, or to protect the property or safety of our users or others (e.g., to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection etc.), and to ensure the security of our network and services.

Information obtained is utilized to improve and enhance the quality of Gold Shield Group™’s services. Information submitted to Gold Shield Group™ in some instances may be shared or paid for by a particular law firm or a firm which has interest in a particular litigation. Gold Shield Group™ will not share or sell information submitted to us to any third party unless consent is authorized by the visitor.

How do we use cookies, web beacons, and tracking technologies?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and then stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie cannot obtain information from your hard drive, destroy files, or transmit viruses. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser, if your browser’s preferences allow it. To protect your privacy, your browser normally only permits a website to access cookies that it has previously sent to you, but not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

You do not need to accept cookies in order to use the Gold Shield Group™ service. If you request certain services from us, Gold Shield Group™ may attempt to set cookies on your computer and later access those cookies. You can normally refuse cookies by setting preferences in your browser.

You can normally configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you will still be able to use Gold Shield Group™ services.

A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page, but can also be used to transfer your unique user identification to a database and associate you with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows Gold Shield Group™ to track certain websites you visit. Web beacons may be used to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes to determine products or services you may be interested in.

We also use 3rd party vendor re-marketing tracking cookies, including the Google AdWords tracking cookie. This means we will continue to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Content Network (GCN). As always we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other 3rd party remarketing system.

The third-party vendors, including Google, whose services we use – will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. – Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in our service.

How do we protect your information?

To protect “personally identifiable information” that you have voluntarily provided from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with applicable federal and state laws. These measures may include device safeguards and secured files and buildings as well as oversight of our third party service providers to ensure information remains confidential and secure. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, in accordance with applicable state and federal standards, to protect your personal financial information against risks such as loss, destruction or misuse. These measures include computer safeguards, secured files and buildings, and restrictions on who may access your personal information. In the event of a system compromise, Gold Shield Group™ will implement all reasonable measures to ensure the integrity of the website’s database is protected and ensure proper notice is provided under the law.

How can you control what information is collected and used?

You can normally refuse cookies by setting preferences in your browser. You do not need to accept cookies in order to use the Gold Shield. If you request certain services from us, Gold Shield Group™ may then attempt to set cookies on your computer and later access those cookies.

When you fill out a form or otherwise request a transaction with us you may voluntarily share the information we need. We never collect your email address unless you actively, voluntarily provide it to us so that we can communicate with you.

How can you access your information?

You may request a report of the information we have gathered about you by making a request via email here.

How can you opt out of your subscription?

You may opt out of your subscription by making a request via email here.

How can you contact us with privacy questions?

If you have questions about this Policy, you may contact us here.

Third-party links

Gold Shield Group™ exercises care and supervision of third-party links.

Terms and conditions

By using this website you give your consent for Gold Shield Group LLC to use and disclose information about you as described in this Policy.

Please print and retain a copy of this privacy policy for your records.

Internet technology develops rapidly, and Gold Shield Group™ strongly encourages individuals to revisit this Policy for updates regarding its use of new technology. Our Privacy Policy will indicate the date when it was updated. Your continued use of our website will signify your acceptance of the changes to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the changes to how your information will be used, please do not continue to use our website. By using this website, you signify your consent to the Gold Shield Group™ Privacy Policy.