FindACase™ Online Privacy Statement

Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The Information We Collect:
The information we request includes demographic information but our site is not set up to automatically collect personally identifiable information from each visitor. However, our web server does recognize the home server of visitors, but not e-mail addresses. For example, we can tell which Internet Service Provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify a specific visitor.

The Way We Use Information:
This information is used only for internal purposes by our technical support staff. Information may be used to tailor or modify content or design of the site where the information is used only for a single visit to the site and not used for any kind of future customization. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above.

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Removal Of Information or Documents
Content carried on this site is public information, and is acquired from courts in all states and federal jurisdictions. The entirety of this information constitutes a set of documents held in the public domain, which collectively form an appellate record. We maintain this set of documents to serve the public in matters of legal research. FindACase(tm) is one of many online and print sources for such cases.

To ensure the continued utility of this public domain resource, we will not remove a record from the public domain, nor will we redact any portion of it, without a court order from an appropriate court of authority.

When a court "seals" a decision, it does not intend to remove it from the appellate record. It intends, rather, to direct its own personnel, typically the Clerk of the Court, to cease making that opinion available to the public through the court, i.e., it will no longer be available at the Court's counter and will no longer be available electronically on the Court's system. "Sealing" a document does not remove the opinion from the appellate record, especially in the instance of an opinion which has received a citation.

If the document you want removed has a formal citation, we will not remove the document, i.e., a formal citation implies the case has been printed in one or more case law reporters and circulated to law libraries all over the United States. In such a case, removing the case from our servers does not remove it from the public domain; it merely disadvantages our users by leaving a hole in the appellate record.

We are a private company carrying public domain documents released by government entities to the public; we carry nothing that is not in the public domain. Other private companies carry these same documents and we all do so under the protection of Cox Broad. Corp. v. Cohn, 420 U.S. 469 (1975), the case line of authority from Feist Publications, Inc., v. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U.S. 340 (1991), and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email.

This is a P3P-enabled web site. If you are using a P3P-enabled web browser you should be able to fetch the P3P policy automatically. If not, here is the P3P policy and the P3P policy reference file.

Last updated 24 August 2011 by LRC, Inc.