Los Angeles based Special Education Advocates Specializing in IEP and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act rights and laws.

Privacy Policy

 

Gold Standard Advocates, Inc. (“we” or “us”) takes your privacy seriously, and has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to online privacy gathered on www.theiepadvocates.com (“Website”).  Keep reading to learn more about our information gathering and dissemination practices, and our use of personally identifiable information.

IP Addresses

We may use your IP address for security and monitoring purposes, to help diagnose problems with our site or web server, and for the general administration of our Website.

Cookies

We do not use cookies on our Website. Be aware that third parties, including our partners, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may employ cookies. We do not control these third party cookies and the third party use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.

Information Gathering

The Website collects online contact information in various ways, including inquiry forms, registration forms, and surveys. This “Personal Information” is unique information that may identify you, or any other person, as a distinct and identifiable individual.  Personal Information includes information such as your name, email address or telephone number. The information collected may be used to send you information about our company, or to get in touch with you when necessary.

You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the opt-out/modify section below.

Information Dissemination

We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf.  Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service.  These companies and individuals will have access to your Personal Information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.

We reserve the right to transfer Personal Information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Gold Standard Advocates, Inc., the Website or a transfer of all or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, re-sell, or otherwise distribute Personal Information. 

Links to Other Sites

We expect our partners and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to or view as part of a frame of content that is actually created or hosted by a third party.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or other services operated by third parties that are linked from our site or for the privacy practices of third party Internet advertising companies.  Once you leave our site via such a link you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party to determine, among other things, how they will handle any Personal Information they collect from you.  

Children Under 13

We do not knowingly collect or solicit information on the Website from children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe we have collected any information through the Website from or about anyone under 13, please contact us.   By providing any information to us through the Website (e.g., through a form) about a child under 13, you hereby agree, represent and certify (a) that you are the parent or legal guardian of such child, (b) that you will not or have not provided your child’s name or email address through the Website, or in the event you do, that we can immediately delete such information from our Website’s data files upon receipt upon becoming aware that such child is under 13, and (c) that we may use such information to respond to you and that such action will not violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (http://www.coppa.org/).   

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to this Privacy Policy.  If we make changes, we will post them on our Site to make you aware of what the changes are so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. 

Security

This Website has security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse and/or alteration of the information that you provide.  Please note that we cannot guarantee the security personal information.  Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. However, we have taken every precaution technically possible to prevent any unauthorized access to the contents of this web server.

Miscellaneous

This privacy policy is governed by California law. By using the Website, you agree to that any and all controversies arising under this policy shall be resolved exclusively within a court with jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California. 

Opt-Out/Modify

We provide every user with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving future communications from us, change and modify information previously provided, or remove their information from our databases altogether. You may do so in any of the following ways:

1. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. Website: www.theiepadvocates.com

3. Postal Mail: 9909 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #169, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us via one of the methods above.

This Privacy Policy was last updated January 22, 2010.