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Preventing an Abuser from Tracking Your Web Activity

The Basics - If you don't know a lot about computers

If you do not want someone to know what Web sites you are visiting, the best thing to do is to use the computers at a library or some other public place. That way, the person will not know what computer you used, and won't be able to check what sites you have visited. You can also use a friend's or neighbor's computer, or get permission to use a computer at work.

Advanced Users - If you know a lot about computers

If you need to use your computer at home for some reason, here are some ways to protect your privacy:

  1. Clear the Web sites from your browser's cache (see link to intructions below).

  2. If you have to download a file, download it to a disk (usually the A: drive), not the computer's hard drive (usually the C: drive). Put the disk in a safe place when you are done.

  3. Set up a free e-mail account for yourself, so no one else is reading your letters. Don’t give out passwords, and change passwords regularly.

  4. Use an anti-virus program.

  5. Think about using a firewall.

  6. Even if you use one of the above ways to clear your history, many browsers have features that display recently visited sites. Someone could also use spyware to see what you do on your computer. The safest way to find information on the Internet is to use the local public library, go to a friend's house, or get permission to use your computer at work.

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Using this Site

LSNJLAW.org provides general information only. This is not legal advice. You can only obtain legal advice about your situation from a lawyer. No attorney-client relationship between you and LSNJLAW.org is formed by your use of this Web site.

LSNJLAW.org does not guarantee the accuracy of this information, disclaims any warranties, and is not responsible for any errors in the content of this site.

LSNJLAW.org contains links to other Web sites. LSNJLAW.org cannot guarantee the accuracy of information posted on other sites, and disclaims any ability to do so.

For more information about using this Web site, please read the LSNJLAW.org terms of use (below) and privacy policy.

LSNJLAW.org Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this site.

Acknowledgment of Terms and Conditions of These Terms of Use

Legal Services of New Jersey (“LSNJ”) requires that all persons visiting its Web site (the “Site”) on the Internet adhere to the following terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. By using the Site, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use.

No Legal Advice or Confidentiality

The Site is provided as a resource to the Internet community, and does not constitute legal advice. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each matter, and applicable law constantly evolves, nothing provided on the Site should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. You agree that no attorney-client relationship is formed between you and LSNJ, nor is any statement or material submitted by you to this Site treated as confidential.

Use of the Site and Information and Materials

LSNJ maintains this Site to provide you with information about its products and services and to facilitate communication with you. Product offers, prices, terms and other information provided on the Site are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to change, update, add or remove portions of the Site, of these Terms of Use, or the information, products or services appearing on the Site at any time. Please check this Site periodically for changes. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use or any changes, please cease using the Site. The date on which these Terms of Use were last revised is June 3, 2010.

LSNJ reserves the right to terminate or suspend your access to the Site at any time.

Availability of Products and Services/Eligibility

Not all of the products or services described on the Site are available in all geographic areas. You may not be eligible for all the products or services described. We reserve the right to determine eligibility for any product or service.

Privacy

We maintain our users’ personal information, except as required by law or as otherwise specifically agreed, in accordance with LSNJ's Internet Privacy Policy for the Site. We may use non-individually identifiable information you transmit to the Site for any legal purpose, including improving our ability to serve our users.

No Warranties

While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, we make no representations or warranties as to its accuracy. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site.

EXCEPT AS REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE INFORMATION AS WELL AS THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. LSNJ DOES NOT WARRANT THE ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS.

Limitation of Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LSNJ IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF LSNJ, OR REPRESENTATIVES THEREOF, ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES, AND IN THE EVENT OF A FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LEGAL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, OR OTHER THEORY. IN THOSE STATES THAT DO NOT ALLOW THIS EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR THE FOREGOING EXCLUDED DAMAGES, LSNJ’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL LSNJ’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU, FOR THE FOREGOING EXCLUDED DAMAGES AND ANY DIRECT DAMAGES, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).

Links To and From Other Sites

Hyperlinks to other Internet resources are at your own risk; the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these resources are not verified, monitored or endorsed by LSNJ. LSNJ prohibits caching, unauthorized hypertext links to the Site, and the framing of any content available through the Site.

Your Conduct

You agree not to send any unsolicited commercial electronic mail to users of the Site, not to participate in a denial-of-service attack against the Site or against any other Web site or computer environment by using the Site, not to provide any information on the Site that is inaccurate or misleading, not to attempt to or actually disrupt, impair or interfere with, alter or modify the Site, not to collect or attempt to collect any information of others, including passwords and account or other information, not to provide to or transmit through the Site any material that is unlawful or violates the rights of others, not to engage in any screen scraping, or data acquisition and consolidation, not to access any account or information that does not belong to you, and not otherwise to engage in any unlawful or otherwise prohibited activity directly or indirectly related to the Site.

Ownership of Copyright and Trademarks

The copyrights in the Web pages, screens, text and images appearing at the Site, and their arrangement, are owned by LSNJ or others as applicable, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of LSNJ and other parties. Legal Services of New Jersey makes the legal information materials on this site available for use by individuals who cannot afford legal advice or representation. You may copy information from the Site for your personal or educational use only, provided that each copy includes any copyright, trademark or service mark notice or attribution, as they appear, on the pages copied. The information and materials and Marks may not otherwise be modified, copied, distributed, transmitted, displayed, or used to create derivative works or otherwise used for any commercial or public purpose without the express written permission of LSNJ. Copying and storing information from this Site on another server is expressly prohibited.

LSNJ’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding the Site can be reached as follows:

Rebecca Pressman
Copyright Agent
Legal Services of New Jersey
P.O. Box 1357
Edison, NJ 08818-1357
Phone: 732-572-9100
Fax: 732-572-0066
Email:

Passwords

If LSNJ employs passwords, you may not allow any other person to access the Site using your password, you agree to notify LSNJ if you become aware of any such unauthorized use of your password, and you agree to be responsible for all acts by anyone that accesses the Site with your password.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless LSNJ from and against any and all losses, damages, settlements, liabilities, costs, charges, assessments and expenses, as well as third party claims and causes of action, including, without limitation, LSNJ’s attorneys fees (collectively, the “Losses”), arising out of any breach by you of any of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, or any use by you of the Site or transmission by you through the Site. Upon receipt of any third party claim, LSNJ shall have the right to assume the sole defense thereof, at your expense, by representatives chosen by LSNJ. You shall provide LSNJ with such assistance, without charge, as may be requested by LSNJ in connection with any such defense, including, without limitation, providing LSNJ with such information, documents, records and reasonable access to you, as LSNJ shall deem necessary. In no event shall you settle any third party claim or waive any defense without LSNJ’s prior written consent.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that your use of this Site, the Terms of Use, and any tort claims arising from your use of the Site or the Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey applicable to contracts made entirely within and wholly performed in the State of New Jersey without regard to conflicts of law principles, and you agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue shall be in the State of New Jersey, except that LSNJ may seek temporary injunctive relief in any venue of its choosing.

Remedies, Waivers and Injunctions

All remedies whatsoever available to LSNJ are cumulative and non-exclusive. No waiver or failure of LSNJ to require performance in any instance shall act as a waiver or bar in any subsequent or other instance. LSNJ shall not be required to post a bond or other security in order to obtain injunctive relief.

Severability, Survival and Binding Effect

If any portion of these Terms of Use is found invalid or unenforceable, all other portions are nonetheless valid and fully enforceable. In the event that these Terms of Use should be terminated or expire for any reason, the sections entitled as follows survive: “Acknowledgment of Terms and Conditions of These Terms of Use”, “No Legal Advice or Confidentiality”, “No Warranties”, “Limitation of Liability”, “Links To/From Other Sites”, “Governing Law and Jurisdiction”, “Remedies, Waivers and Injunctions”, “Severability, Survival and Binding Effect”, and “Entire Agreement”. These Terms of Use shall bind and inure to the benefit of your and LSNJ’s respective successors, assigns, heirs, executors, trustees and administrators.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use are the entire agreement between you and LSNJ regarding your use of the Site regardless of any other oral or written understandings and can only be amended by LSNJ in writing.

 

This information last reviewed 6/3/10.

LSNJLAW.org Privacy Policy

Legal Services of New Jersey (“LSNJ”) respects the privacy of our users. Our Privacy Policy governs our use of any information we may learn about you when you visit our Web site, www.lsnjlaw.org (“Site”). In addition to our Privacy Policy, the Site is governed by a terms of use agreement (“Terms of Use”), which governs in the event of any conflict with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 16, 2002. LSNJ reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by notifying you of a new effective date.

Notice

Information Automatically Collected and Stored. When you browse through our Web site, we automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet;
  • the type of browser and operating system you used to visit our Web site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the pages you visited; and
  • the address of the Web site you used to visit our Web site.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

Other Organizations. Some transactions and activities on our Site may be in conjunction with other organizations (“Organizations”) which allow us to offer you certain informational and/or promotional materials and items. You may be asked to provide information that can personally identify you in order to engage in these transactions and activities, and if you choose to do so, that information will be shared with the Organizations, whose identity LSNJ will disclose to you at the time you provide your information. While LSNJ’s use of your information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, the Organizations’ use of the same information will fall under their own privacy policies. If you’re concerned about the Organizations’ use of the information, you should check with the applicable Organization as to their privacy policy. Of course, you may feel free to decide to not provide the required information and not proceed with the transaction or activity. Once released by you, LSNJ cannot control use of the required information by the Organizations.

Combining and Contractors. We may combine the information that we collect from you on this Web site with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and Web sites, if any. We may use third party Web site management and advertising contractors (the “Contractors”) to deliver advertisements and other communications to you on our behalf and to otherwise manage our Site. We may also use Contractors to contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some aspects of our Site’s services or fulfill your purchase requests. These Contractors may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf, and are under an obligation of confidentiality to protect your personally identifiable information.

Collection, Use and Disclosure. We use your information to contact you for marketing purposes you have approved or regarding a transaction you have made on the Site. Financial information you submit to the Site is used to check your qualifications, for billing needs, and for standard business and other related purposes. We also collect general data and analyze statistics on the Site’s user visits, purchases, backgrounds and demographics, which we only release to others on an aggregate basis that does not reveal your personal information without your approval, except to: (1) the Organizations in conjunction with transactions or activities you have approved; (2) the Contractors; and (3) to others when necessary to enforce the LSNJ Terms of Use, any agreement we may have with you, or when we believe we are required to do so by law. We use this data to enhance our provision of products and services to you and our users, improve the Site to best meet your interests, to measure visits to different areas of the Site, to send you e-mail regarding marketing opportunities, and to verify the number of users that have seen or clicked advertising on the Site.

Children. The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13 years of age. LSNJ does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our privacy policy by instructing their children to never provide information on this Site without their permission.

Cookies. LSNJ may place a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. This cookie does not collect information that personally identifies you as an individual, but merely allows LSNJ to recognize your repeated visits to the Site. We use our cookie collected information to make your visit to the Site more enjoyable and for our administrative purposes. If you want to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in most Internet browsers that allows you to turn off cookies, but please remember that cookies may be required to allow you to use certain features of the Site. We do not retain or use any cookie collected information for marketing purposes without your consent as described in the “Choice” section below.

Links. The Site contain links to other Web sites. In addition, the Site may “frame” other Web sites, in which case other Web sites will appear within an LSNJ border surrounding such Web sites. LSNJ does not control these other Web sites, even when framed, and you should consult those other Web sites’ privacy policies regarding their use of your information.

Choice

Opt Out. LSNJ may contact you for marketing purposes unless you choose to “opt-out” of such contacts, which you will be able to do when you provide your information. You can “opt out” of LSNJ’s further marketing contacts and use of information that you have previously provided at any time. If you would like to make such a request, please contact us at

Necessary Communications. Notwithstanding your choice to opt out of receiving marketing information, LSNJ of course reserves the right to contact you regarding this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, your account status, changes to any of your orders, and other matters relevant to the operation of the Site or any products or services you may have ordered through the Site.

Access

Upon your request, LSNJ will use reasonable efforts to allow you to correct errors in your personal information unless such correction may compromise privacy or security concerns. If you have any questions or comments regarding privacy and LSNJ’s use of information about you online, please contact us at

Security

Security Measures. LSNJ maintains security measures to protect the security of your transmission and LSNJ’s receipt of your individually identifiable information.

Chat Forums and Message Boards. You should remember that when you use the Site’s chat forums and message boards (if the Site includes forums and boards), any information about yourself or any other information that you provide in those venues is not secure and can be collected and used by any other participant. Third parties can collect and correlate this information, including your personally identifiable information (e.g., your name and e-mail address), which may result in you receiving unsolicited messages. In sum, any information you disclose in the Site’s chat forums and on the Site’s message boards is beyond LSNJ’s control, and you should exercise caution before you disclose your information.

 

This information last reviewed 12/16/02.

 

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