R.W. Johnson, Attorney at Law

Privacy Policy

Privacy NOTICe:  

Thank you for choosing to be part of the community at RWJohnson, LLC.  This privacy policy is included because some blog or resource posts on this site are open to public comments, which may display or save comments and information you provide  Using other portions of the website such as the Google Maps widget may also generate information collected by Google.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy.  Legal clients of Roger W. Johnson are entitled to legally-protected confidentiality under the attorney ethical rules in Missouri, but all users should be mindful that comments submitted to the website may become publicly viewable and may not be covered by that privilege.

If you have any questions, please contact me at admin@rwjohnson.law or at Roger W. Johnson, 1103 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201.

USer Comments:

When visitors leave comments on the site the site collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using Gravatar to maintain a user avatar across multiple sites. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies.  These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with:

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data:

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data:

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


California residents:

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request and obtain once a year and free of charge information about categories of personal information (if any) disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which websites shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information on this site.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with this site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on rwjohnson.law.  To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information proved above, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California.  We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g. backups, etc.).

Contact me form:

In addition to post comments, information submitted through the website on the contact-me form is sent to Roger W. Johnson in email form.  This information is not publicly posted and may be retained indefinitely.

The Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Missouri Bar Association has issued an opinion as to the obligation of Missouri Bar Members to inform their clients and prospective clients as to the security risks involved in the use of email and that email, like fax’s, telephone lines, letters and other forms of communication are subject to being intercepted.   Please be aware that e-mail may not be a secure platform, emails may be exposed to multiple computer systems in transit, and there are risks that emails e-mails could be intercepted by others, particularly if others have access to the account or computer/devise used to send or receive emails.


We may update this privacy notice from time to time.  The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised Date,” and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible.  If we may material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification.  We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information