Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 20, 2004

Welcome to the Southern District Reporters ("SDR") Web Site located at (the "SDR Web Site"). SDR offers its customers goods and services through the SDR Web Site, including the ability to order transcripts (collectively the "Service"). This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") (i) covers SDR's treatment of personally identifiable information collected when you are on the SDR Web Site and when you use the Service, and (ii) discloses SDR's information gathering and dissemination practices for the SDR Web Site and the Service. SDR may, but is not obligated to, update this Policy from time to time, so please refer to periodically.

1. What Information Is Collected Through The Service? From Whom Is It Collected? How Is It Collected?

In the course of providing users (each a "User") with the Service, SDR needs to collect and maintain certain information. This Policy answers some questions about what information SDR collects, what SDR does with it, and how SDR protects it.

1.1. Private Information. When Users use the Service, SDR collects the following types of information: (i) email addresses (which SDR may use from time to time to distribute transcripts, distribute news or information about SDR or the Service, or communicate with Users regarding service issues, among other purposes); (ii) User First Name and Last Name; (iii) User Address, including city, state, country, and zip code; (iv) User employer/company; (v) User employer/company Address; including city; state; country; and zip code; (vi) User Telephone Number; (vii) User Fax Number; and (viii) User Credit Card Type, Number, Expiration Date.

1.2. Aggregate Information. Certain information that is not provided directly by anyone is collected by SDR regarding Users who browse the SDR Web Site. Aggregate Information includes, but is not limited to, a User's (i) Internet browser type (e.g., Internet Explorer); (ii) IP address; (iii) resolution settings; (iv) platform type; and (v) originating urls. SDR uses Aggregate Information to (a) help diagnose problems with SDR's server(s); (b) measure usage of the SDR Web Site and the Service; (c) administer the Service and the SDR Web Site; (d) inform SDR's partners as to the number of Users who fall into certain demographic categories; (e) provide SDR's partners with information regarding which Users saw and clicked on certain advertisements on the SDR Web Site; or (f) perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior or Users to measure User demographics generally.

2. Cookies.

SDR may use cookies to store a User's individual preferences and system parameters. Cookies are small electronic data files that SDR (or other Web Site providers) can store on a User's hard drive for record keeping purposes. SDR will not store Private Information in a cookie. The use of cookies is standard in the Internet industry and many Web Sites use them. In addition, a User may modify his or her browser's settings to notify such User whenever a Web Site is going to deposit a cookie on such User's hard drive. The notification option generally gives the User the opportunity to decide whether to accept or refuse a cookie in each instance.

3. Who Is Collecting The Information?

All Information collected on the SDR Web Site and as part of the Service is collected and maintained primarily by SDR. SDR's affiliates or sister companies, or third party contractors involved in the processing of a User's transaction (such as SDR's payment processing and fulfillment partners), and law enforcement and government agencies may receive and maintain such Information as well.

4. Is The Information Shared With Anyone?

SDR does not disclose any Private Information about its customers to anyone except as necessary to perform the service you request and/or as permitted by law. We do not sell or exchange customer lists or customer information for marketing purposes. We collect and use the information we believe necessary to complete authorized transactions. Customer information is utilized to evaluate, process, administer and enforce the transactions Users request and authorize.

We restrict access to customer's Private Information to those employees who need to know the information in the course of providing the transactions Users request and authorize. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in an effort to secure your Private Information. We afford prospective and former customers the same protections as our existing customers in this regard.

5. How Can Users Access, Change, or Delete Private Information.

Users can change, edit, delete, or update Private Information at any time and from time to time by going to the SDR Web Site.

6. Links To/ From Other Sites.

This Policy applies only to information collected while a User is on the SDR Web Site. The SDR Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites and, conversely, other Web Sites may contain links to the SDR Web Site. SDR may not be aware of and is not responsible for the privacy policies, practices, or content of such other Web Sites. SDR encourages Users to read and become familiar with the privacy policies maintained by such other Web Sites.

7. How Is User Information Protected / Security Measures.

SDR takes reasonable precautions to protect the information of its Users. When the Service requests sensitive User information (including, without limitation, Private Information) the information is encrypted during transmission. SDR's database of User information resides on SDR's servers behind various firewalls to protect against loss, misuse, theft, and unauthorized modification, deletion, or alteration of the information contained in such database. In addition, SDR has taken preventive measures designed to restrict access to sensitive data and Private Information, as well as to detect, police, and prohibit certain communications and operations by unauthorized users. Only employees and other third party contractors are granted access to such information. SDR makes no claim or warranty as to the security or impenetrability of SDR's system under unusual circumstances or its resilience to future sophisticated attacks.

8. When Information Might Be Disclosed As Permitted or Required by Law.

SDR may disclose Private Information to unrelated parties in special cases when SDR has reason to believe that that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring action against a person or persons who may be causing injury to, or interference with, the rights or property of SDR, Users, or any third party. In addition, SDR may disclose information about individual Users to law enforcement agencies, judicial or government authorities, or to other individuals or entities in response to applicable laws, judicial orders, and/or government or law enforcement requests, subpoenas, court orders, or other processes.

9. Information of Minors & Children.

SDR is not targeting the SDR Web Site or the Service to children, and SDR does not knowingly collect contact information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not email SDR, contact the SDR Web Site, attempt to use the Service, submit information to the SDR Web Site, or ask SDR to email you. If you are under the age of 18, you should get permission from a parent or guardian before you email SDR, contact the SDR Web Site, attempt to use the Service, submit information to the SDR Web Site, or ask SDR to email you.