Privacy, Cookies, and Data Collection

Who We Are

Dieck, Arenas and Associates, P.C.
700 South Lewis Ave, Ste. 260
Waukegan, IL 60085
ph 847.336.6784
fax 847.336.7157

Notice of Data Collection

This website collects partial IP addresses and visitor data such as pages you visited during your time here. For more information, see the Analytics and Cookies, below. This website is backed up using a service whose Privacy Policy is also listed below. To opt out of any and all data collection, please do not visit our website.


Our website host is | Privacy Policy.

Contact Forms

We also collect information via our secure contact and employment forms. We use a secure JotForm account for this. JotForm is a company that is committed to privacy and security; their privacy policy can be found here: JotForm privacy policy

To opt out of this data collection completely, please do not fill out any forms while visiting this website. You may call us at 847.336.6784 or email to inquire about employment or services.

We do not share or sell the information collected in these forms with outside parties.

If you have contacted us via these forms and wish to have your personal data deleted, please email

Analytics Tracking

We use Google Analytics because we are interested in seeing how many people visit our website. We use Google’s Anonymized IP tracking. That means that when visiting our website, your complete IP address is never recorded.

To opt out of cookies and/or data collection, please instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies. For help with this, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Cookies Policy uses cookies.

By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies. Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third­ parties we may partner with may use cookies on this website, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows our website or a third­ party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How ​ uses cookies
When you use and access, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of this website and to provide analytics. We use both session and persistent cookies on and we use different types of cookies, including essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

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.

What are your choices regarding cookies? [cookies_revoke]

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can you find more information about cookies
You can learn more about cookies and the following third ­party websites:

  • AllAboutCookies:
  • Network Advertising Initiative:

Third ­party cookies
In addition to our own cookies, we use tools from third­ parties that use cookies to report usage statistics, deliver advertisements on and through the website, and so on. This website uses:

These third parties use cookies for the following purposes: to provide analytics, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising. We do not sell or share your personal information or use information collected to deliver advertisements.

JetPack Tools for WordPress

We discontinued the use of JetPack in May 2020. Prior to that, we used the following JetPack options:

Mobile Theme

Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site.

Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie. Stats

Data Used: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

iThemes Website Backups

The website is backed up using iThemes tool “BackUpBuddy” and stored on iThemes Stash servers.

What personal data iThemes collects and why they collect it


Per the functionality of this plugin, backups of your website files and/or database are created and stored locally on your server and/or remotely on 3rd party servers based on the settings of this plugin. Archives can include, but are not limited to, file and database assets, including hashed passwords, 3rd party data, uploads and user information. These backups are stored to provide critical functionality of this plugin.


Cookies are used to handle importing and restoring backups.

Plugin Settings

Some plugin settings ask for an email address or login credentials to 3rd party services. This is stored to provide functional features to the plugin.

Recent Activity

This plugin tracks dates, times and actions of successful and unsuccessful backups and remote data transfers. This is stored to help make the plugin better and assist with troubleshooting problems.


This plugin logs some personal information such as email addresses, usernames, database and server information. This is stored to help make the plugin better and assist with troubleshooting problems.

How long iThemes retains your data


Backup retention is completely up to the website owner. This can vary from less than one minute to indefinitely. Dieck Arenas retains backups for one year.


Cookies used during the restore/import process expire after 24 hours.

Plugin Settings

Settings are retained indefinitely until they are changed or removed manually.

Where iThemes sends your data


Backups are stored by this website owner on GoDaddy servers and stored remotely in an iThemes Sync Stash account.

How iThemes protects your data


Backup zip files are stored with hashed file names to prevent filename guessing and directory browsing is disabled.

What third parties we receive data from

Backup Destinations

Backups are sent to third-party destination servers, including: