Privacy Policy

Investigations.LA® – Privacy Policy

 

Welcome, this Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Investigations.LA collects, uses, maintains and discloses, distributes information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the http://Investigations.LA website (“Site/Firm”). This privacy policy applies to the Site/Firm and all products and services offered by Investigations.LA. We want you to know that your privacy is important to us. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to ensure your experience with Investigations.LA is one that you will want to repeat and share with your friends. Part of our commitment to you is to respect and protect the privacy of the personal information you provide to us when making a purchase. It is important to realize this online website is in the form of an informational web property, in whereas, products, may not necessarily be listed for sale by Investigations.LA and or its owners and operators, rather a 3rd party transaction may be listed.We do utilize Google.com adsense, Google.com adwords, Google.com maps, Google.com places, as part of our marketing campaign.

The information below is designed to inform you of what information we collect, why we collect such information, and how we use the information we collect. This Privacy Policy is incorporated with our terms & conditions as well. It is imperative each consumer realizes when they join and or use this website they are stating they understand and agree to the privacy policy and the terms & conditions/covenants of this web property, inclusive herein. Investigations.LA is to be held harmless of any and all liability from fraudulent transactions. It is the responsibility of each consumer to keep safety in mind and to conduct independent research on each article, therefore, it is your responsibility to read our entire privacy policies and or terms & conditions.

 

Personal identification information

 

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, phone number.

 

Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities. Investigations.LA keeps track of non-personally identifiable information such as the IP address of the user’s computer, time of access, browser type and files downloaded to gather usage statistics for its web site. IP addresses are not associated with other information about a user, but only indicate general visitor navigation patterns. Investigations.LA  website has embedded tags that allow some third party entities such asQuantcast andGoogle Analytics to collect non-personally identifiable usage statistics. Investigations.LA  does not collect personal information through our website other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis or open source clause. Images are not collected and will not be used for any purpose. You must be 18 years of age to make any contractual purchase/s of this web property without the expressed or implied permission from Investigations.LA owners/operators, representatives and or agents, thereof.

Submission and Processing of Information

When you use, read, peruse, Investigations.LA may ask you for certain personally identifiable information. This personally identifiable information may include information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number (“Personal Information.”)

If a User elects to subscribe for the Service or access one of our other fee-based services, the Personal Information of that User may also include certain financial information such as debit or credit card information provided by that User. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information on the Website, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your debit or credit card issuer for their purposes.

These third parties may include the debit/credit card companies, data processing companies and banking institutions used to process and support your transaction or activity. Currently, our site does not charge any fee’s and or even offers anything to purchase, however, please read on for additional information concerning the use of our site.  It is important to realize our information listed on our site may change from time to time, therefore, if you use our site you must read up and keep up on any changes and amendments to our website. Our online website is an informational web property. Not all information may be from accredited, licensed and or certified entities. Our content does not constitute anything other than a 1st amendment Constitutional right under the freedom of free speech to offer up information about rebar tips. If you have any questions please contact our customer service department.

Additionally, the Website automatically collects anonymous information about Users. For example, the Website automatically gathers a User’s Internet Protocol address, which Internet Service Provider the User utilizes, statistics about how Users navigate through and use the Website, and information gathered through the use of a device known as a “cookie.”

Cookies are considered small pieces of removable data that are stored by the web browser on your computer, mobile phone or other device that identifies your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit the Website. We use cookies to improve the Website and the services available to you.

Cookies enable us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customize the website according to your individual interests;
  • To speed up your searches; and
  • To recognize you when you return to our website.

The Company also compiles statistics that track the usage of the website. These statistics are used for internal purposes only and contain no Personal Information.

Third Party Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites. Investigations.LA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. It is the User’s responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that they are acceptable prior to use. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint or accuracy of such websites.

Marketing Communications

If you have used the Website before, it is possible that Investigations.LA has data about you already and it is being used to contact you about offers, events, items or related activities. If you are an existing customer, Investigations.LA will continue to keep you informed unless you revoke your consent via the procedures set forth below.

If you are a new customer, Investigations.LA will give you the choice (for example, once you have subscribed or signed up) whether or not you want to receive emails regarding future offers, events and new services or related activities. Investigations.LA will not bombard you with emails, but Investigations.LA, with your consent, would like to keep you informed of any developments on the Website. If you have any questions please contact our customer support team. If you have any suggestions we would be happy to hear them, merely email our customer support team.

Investigations.LA does not sell, trade or rent Personal Information of Users to other companies and partners but from time to time may want to share Personal Information (other than credit card information) of any User with affiliates of Investigations.LA and with other carefully selected companies that Investigations.LA believes offer services and products that would potentially be of interest to that User. In no event will the Company share any credit card information of any User.

Investigations.LA will not send you any marketing emails or share your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes unless you give your consent or you have given it already. If you wish to receive this information, on the “My Settings” page please select “On” next to the option to receive “Relevant information from Investigations.LA and selected third parties” and click the “Save my settings” button. If you have consented to receive such information, you may always revoke that consent at any time by changing your settings at the Website or exercising the “unsubscribe” option in any emails you get from us or from our marketing partners.

Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information

Transmission of data and information via the Website is not a secure or encrypted transmission method for sending your Personal Information, unless otherwise indicated on the Website. Accordingly, your attention is drawn to the fact that any information and personal data carried over the Internet is not secure. Personal Information may be intercepted, lost, redirected, corrupted, changed and accessed by other people.

Nevertheless, Investigations.LA is committed to using all reasonable efforts to protect Personal Information collected through the Website against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, we limit employees’ access to Personal Information collected through the Website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties.

Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of Personal Information. The Company protects any debit or credit card information provided by the User by revealing only the last four digits of a User’s debit/credit card number when confirming a subscription or order, but is required to transmit the entire debit/credit card number to its debit/credit card processor during processing. However, currently we do not offer any services and or products for sale. In the future, our website may offer services and or products for sale, therefore, if you have any questions please contact our customer support team.

In addition, we set strict security standards to prevent any unauthorized access to your Personal Information once we have received it and wherever possible we will use adequate security software and working procedures to ensure the security of your personal data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of Personal Information, we have employed physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the Personal Information we collect online. These measures include limiting the number of people who have physical access to Investigations.LA’ database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose your Personal Information to any consumer of our group, which means our subsidiaries and our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties if you have consented to such disclosure. In addition, we may disclose or provide access to your Personal Information to third parties without your consent:

  • if we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your Personal Information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • if Investigations.LA or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Information held by it about its customers will, in most instances, be one of the transferred assets;
  • if we ask a third party to carry out data analysis, cleansing and/or market research on our behalf;
  • for the purpose of validating the identity of the user and/or conducting background checks; orif we have a good faith belief that we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation (such as in connection with a law enforcement request, judicial proceeding, court order or legal process), or in order to enforce or apply our terms of service or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Investigations.LA, our customers, or others.

It is both in our interest and yours to store and process accurate Personal Information. If the Personal Information we hold about you is inaccurate in any way, where appropriate, you may have your Personal Information corrected by us on request. Please contact us to update any of your Personal Information by addressing our customer support team.

Children’s Online Privacy

Investigations.LA respects parents and guardians who have control over what information is collected from their children online and how such information is or may be used. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) imposes restrictions on commercial websites, including ours. It is our policy to be compliant with the requirements of COPPA and not to solicit or collect information about or from children age 13 and under.

Beyond the requirements of COPPA, we require that individuals be age 18 or over to register as a consumer of the Service and thus it is our policy not to solicit or collect information about or from anyone under the age of 18. Users are cautioned, however, that absent a clear indication an online communication has been submitted by a person under age 18, the collection of Personal Information submitted to the Website will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access. In the event that Investigations.LA receives an online communication clearly indicating that it has been submitted by a person under the age of 18, under no circumstances will any Personal Information be published on the Website, be used for a purpose not intended by its sender or shared with third parties. If you would like more information about COPPA, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s official COPPA page at www.ftc.gov.

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Transfers of Ownership

You understand, and agree that if we transfer ownership or management of the Website or Investigations.LA to a third party we may also transfer your Personal Information and any other data or information you have provided to us to such third party, provided such third party agrees to observe this Privacy Policy. Investigations.LA may change this Privacy Policy from time to time to accurately reflect how we gather and manage User information.

We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on the Website and, where appropriate and practicable, notify you by e-mail. All changes to the Privacy Policy will be effective upon posting to the Website.

Please be sure to regularly check our Privacy Policy before using the Website. Continued use of the Website shall indicate your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this Privacy Policy should not be construed as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof the integrity and security of information provided through this Website. While all reasonable attempts are made to provide accurate, current and reliable information,

Investigations.LA recognizes the possibility of human and/or mechanical error and the possibility that Users of the Site and other third parties may provide and/or publish information, graphics and images on the Site that are false, misleading, or inaccurate.

Therefore, Investigations.LA and its owner/s makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided on this Website, and denies any expressed or implied warranty as to the same. For further disclaimers and limitations of liability of Investigations.LA regarding your use of the Website and Service, see its Terms of Use.

Non-personal identification information

 

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.


Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

 

How we use collected information

 

Investigations.LA  collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

 

  • – To personalize user experience
  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • – To improve our Site
  • We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • – To improve customer service
  • Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • – To process transactions
  • We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • – To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature
  • To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • – To send periodic emails

 

  • The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

 

  • If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.


How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

 

Sharing your personal information

 

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

 

Third party websites

 

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing.

 

These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

 

Advertising

 

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer.

 

This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act

 

Investigations.LA understands Google along with all other web browsers must adhere to any and all laws, of the United States and abroad when anyone under the age of 18 years old is involved. Investigations.LA  is law compliant. Investigations.LA  does not hire children to perform any work on this web property known as a e-commerce website. Children are not allowed to peruse, join, read, write or co-join this website.

 

Children is defined as a person under the age of 18 years age, no matter if they are emancipated or not, or they are the ward of court jurisdictions. Children are not allowed to contract in the State of California and most other states as well, any and all transactions will be cancelled and refunded immediately, when known. 

 

Changes to this privacy policy

 

Investigations.LA  has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page.

 

We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

 

You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties


THIS WEB PROPERTY, WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITH ALL FAULTS, AND INVESTIGATIONS.LA DISCLAIMS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR TITLE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OR INTERFERENCE WITH ENJOYMENT, OR WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. BY WAY OF ILLUSTRATION WITHOUT LIMITATION, INVESTIGATIONS.LA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL FULFILL ANY USER’S PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS, THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS ACCURATE. INVESTIGATIONS.LA DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM ANY HYPERLINKED THIRD-PARTY VENDOR.

 

 Disclaimer of Liabilities


NEITHER INVESTIGATIONS.LA NOR ANY OF ITS, COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, PARTNERS, MANAGERS, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR OTHER AGENTS SHALL HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY USER OR ITS PRINCIPALS OR AGENTS FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER BASIC, GENERAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, COMMON LAW, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, STATUTE, OR REGULATION. USER, CLIENTS, MEMBERS, EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT INVESTIGATIONS.LA IS PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE IN RELIANCE ON THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY, AND FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT SUCH LIMITATIONS ARE REASONABLE. IN NO EVENT SHALL INVESTIGATIONS.LA’S LIABILITY TO USER EXCEED THE FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY USER FOR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

 

Special Notification for California Residents. Your Privacy Rights.


All users who reside in California, U.S. and have provided Personally Identifiable Information to Investigations.LA may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of Personally Identifiable Information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us at the mailing address or email address listed, herein.

 

Within thirty (90) days of receiving such a request we will provide a list of the categories of Personally Identifiable Information disclosed to third-parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third-parties, if in-fact we receive a subpoena.

 

This request may be made by a User no more than once per calendar year. We reserve the right to not fulfill your request should it be submitted to an address other than that which is listed, herein.

 

Your acceptance of these terms

 

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

 

Contacting us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at our customer support division or legal department by emailing our customer support team.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California, U.S. resident and would like a copy of our notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for their direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of the third parties and affiliates that received your information in the past year, please submit a written request to our customer support team. Please allow up to 30 days for us to process your request. You may submit such a request once per year, not all requests will be honored, and a extended period of up to 6 months may take place to insure legal aspects of releasing information.

Investigations Agreement & Understanding Authorities:

It should be noted all of our investigations are confidential in nature and are only available through subpoena and or court order in criminal and civil matters. We exclusively work and or are employed as defense investigators for licensed attorneys, not only in the State of California, but nearly all other states within the union as well. Our defense investigators may be active and or retired peace officers, some of our investigators are fully licensed private investigators, some may be licensed security guards, licensed security officers, loss prevention agents, loss prevention officers and others are not, however, we work exclusively under the direct supervision of a licensed private investigator/s, and or, a fully licensed attorney, to work exclusively as a defense investigator/s. Investigations conducted by active peace officers should not conflict with any ongoing case you may have, including any family law matters. Most active and or retired peace officers, which includes police officers, deputy sheriffs, reserve officers and auxiliary officers may have the authority to possess concealed firearms, and or peace officer badges and or identification cards or both, however, if this is the case, the individuals acting as agents, employees, representatives etc.. for this (firm) are not acting in their official capacities but instead as specifically stated for each investigation specifically. It should be noted all inclusive herein, each of the aforementioned also may work as body guards.

All of the terms & conditions, inclusive herein, including but not limited to this privacy policy are a stipulation of any and all retainers, contracts, conditions and or covenants, including your attorney retainer/s. In the State of California, private investigators are required to be licensed, therefore, if for example, an unlicensed private investigator would be assigned to your case/s then his/her authority would be derived from and or considered an affiliate, co-worker, subordinate, private contractor, agency/principal to any and all licensed private investigator/s working with this (firm), Investigations.LA. Additionally, it is not out of the question to have one of our attorneys to conduct investigation/s as well, as a fully licensed attorney, he/she, may conduct any and all investigations without being licensed as a private investigator.

Moreover, any and all employee’s, agents, representatives, defense investigators, investigators, detectives, paralegals, are considered a part of the (firm) and derive their individual authority from any and all licensed private investigators and or fully licensed attorneys. If you are concerned with any authority of any individual of the (firm) please ask at anytime,  It should be noted some of our active and or retired peace officers may be law students, and or have attended law school, and do not necessarily represent themselves as a licensed attorney or private investigator. Nor, does such employee, agent, representative, private contractor, agency/principal, law student, unlicensed attorney, active peace officer, retired peace officer represent themselves as such unless specifically stated.

 

For legal questions and or support please refer all inquiries to:

Customer Support Team
Toll Free: 1-855-342-3300

Email: mailto: investigations.la@gmail.com

Last modified  June 1, 2014


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