Privacy and User Data Protection Policy

Updated February 20, 2018

This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") describes the practices of Special Education M.A.P. and Attorney Melanie Dunn (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "Firm") regarding the handling of content provided by visitors to this website (, and the Firm's use, storage, and destruction of personal information and social security numbers.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By using the Firm's website, you indicate your understanding and acceptance of these terms. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this site. This Privacy Policy is updated from time to time, so please review this Privacy Policy regularly. If the Privacy Policy is materially altered, you will be notified of such changes by posting a notice on the site. Your continued use of the site will be deemed your agreement that your information be used in accordance with the new policy. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the site and you should inform the Firm that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes.

This Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any other websites to which this website may link. You are encouraged to read and understand those websites' policies prior to using those websites. The Firm does not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as the Firm has no control over them. You agree that by using this site, the Firm may collect, use, and disclose certain information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The Firm gathers information in two ways. One way is when you submit your information directly, such as by making an email inquiry. The other way is by using technology to collect information regarding your use of the Site. The information collected may include personally identifiable information ("PII") and non-personally identifiable information ("Non-PII"). PII refers to information that identifies you directly, such as your name, business affiliation, postal address, telephone number, and email address. Your PII is collected only when you voluntarily provide it. Non-PII refers to information that does not identify you personally, which is used to track your Internet use. For instance, the Firm may collect information about your computer's IP address, what type of web browser you use, and what pages of the site you visit, to understand how the site is being used.

The Firm does not disclose any of the information it receives from you to any third parties except as may be required by law. Otherwise, your information is used only for the Firm's own internal purposes and, where appropriate, to contact you directly. Access to your information is restricted to the Firm and its employees or agents who need to know your information in order to provide services to you.

By submitting an email address or telephone number to the Firm, you agree that a representative of the Firm may contact you at that email address or telephone number, potentially using automated technology including texts/SMS messaging. Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of the Firm's services.

The Firm has implemented appropriate safeguards to protect your information from improper access, use and disclosure. First, the Firm uses a secure operating environment to seamlessly protect any information you transmit to the Firm. Once received, the Firm then limits access of your information to only those employees or agents of the Firm with a legitimate business need. Finally, the Firm disposes of your information properly so that third parties will not be able to access it. This includes destroying, erasing, or making unreadable the information prior to disposal. While the Firm is committed to protecting your privacy, please be aware that no transaction over the Internet can be completely secure, and that transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

Please notify the Firm if at any time you do not wish the Firm to contact you using the information it has collected, including sending you newsletters and notices about the Firm's programs and services.

This site is intended for use by adults of at least eighteen years of age. The Firm does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from any person under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not send the Firm any personal information. If you know of anyone under the age of 18 who has provided the Firm with information, please contact the Firm immediately and the information will be removed.

Pursuant to Connecticut Public Act No. 08-167, this Privacy Protection Policy outlines the additional security measures used by the Firm in regard to its collection, storage, and disposal of Social Security numbers. The Firm's physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards are regularly reviewed to ensure they are effectively protecting the confidentiality of Social Security numbers. The Firm limits access to Social Security numbers to only those persons with a legitimate business purpose, and prohibits the unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers. The Firm also provides appropriate training to employees. Finally, the Firm protects the confidentiality of Social Security numbers by using data encryption and secure data storage procedures and by destroying, erasing, or making unreadable Social Security numbers prior to disposal.