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This Privacy Policy is effective April 26, 2021 for all users.

This Privacy Policy describes our policies on the collection, use, and disclosure of information about you in connection with your use of our services, including those offered through our websites, communications (e.g., emails, phone calls, and texts), and mobile applications (collectively, the “Site”). The terms “we”, “us”, and “Guide to Probate” refer to: (i) Guide to Probate, a Maryland Company with its headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. When you use the Service, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Information We Collect and How We Use It

We may store the information you submit to or through the Site, as well as information we collect in connection with your use of the Site.

We use the information to fulfill your requests, provide the Site’s functionality, improve the Site’s quality, personalize your experience, track usage of the Site, provide feedback to businesses that are listed on the Site, display relevant advertising, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems and allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Site, and comply with legal obligations. We will never sell your information to any third parties.

Among the Information We Collect, Please Note:

Account Information: If you create an account on Guide to Probate, we may store and use your full name, email address, zip code and other information you provide with your account, such as your gender and birth date. Your first name and last initial, as well as any photo you submit through the registration process, will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal at info@guidetoprobate.com.

Site Activity: We may store information about your use of the Site, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit.

  1. Cookies

We, and third parties with whom we partner, may use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects (sometimes called “flash cookies”), and similar technology in connection with your use of the Site and third-party websites (“Cookies”). Cookies are small data files that may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of the Site, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. Cookies may be persistent or stored only during an individual session.

 Types of Cookies Used on The Site Include:

 Category of Use and Explanation

  • Processes– Intended to make the Site work in the way you expect it to. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have already signed up for an account.
  • Authentication, Security, And Compliance– Intended to prevent fraud, protect your data from unauthorized parties, and comply with legal requirements. For example, we use Cookies to determine if you are logged in.
  • Preferences– Intended to remember information about how you prefer the site to behave and look. For example, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have declined to allow us to use your phone’s geo-location data.
  • Notifications– Intended to allow notice of information or options that we think could improve your use of the site.

 Managing Cookies:

It may be possible to disable some (but not all) Cookies through your device or browser settings but doing so may affect your ability to use the Site. The method for disabling cookies may vary by device and browser but can usually be found in preferences or security settings.

  1. Controlling Your Personal Data

Other users may be able to identify you or associate you with your account if you include personal information in the content, you post publicly.

  1. Data Retention and Account Termination:

You can close your account at any time. We will remove your public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your account profile, but we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this Privacy Policy unless prohibited by law. For example, we may retain information to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site or to comply with legal obligations. Please note that businesses cannot remove their business listings, ratings, or reviews by closing their accounts.

  1. Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  1. Dispute Resolution

If you believe that Guide to Probate has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, you may contact us online at info@guidetoprobate.com or write to us at the following address:

Guide to Probate
Attn: Privacy Officer
info@guidetoprobate.com
917-859-8600
Bethesda, MD
United States of America

  1. Modifications to This Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of information about you. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Site prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Site after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

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