Privacy-Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy applies to information and data collected online from readers, users, and viewers of this website. In this policy, you can learn what kind of information and data we retrieve and collect, how and when our firm might use that data and information, how we protect the data and information, and the choices you have with respect to your personal data and information.

What personal data and information is retrieved and collected through this website and how is it used?

We collect information about our users in three ways: directly from the user, from our Web server logs and through cookies. We use the information primarily to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. We do not share any of the data or information we retrieve that you provide with others, unless we say so in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe in good faith that regulations require it.

User-supplied information: If you fill out a contact form on this website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address, name, phone number, and state). We only require that you provide an e-mail address on the contact form. Further, if chat is available through this site, you may be asked to provide information if you participate in an online chat. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; Tax ID / EIN, or any credit card info, nor any bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.  Contacting us does not commence an attorney-client relationship.

Data and any information that you provide to us through the contact form, email, or through online chat will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

Web server logs: When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:

  • your unique Internet protocol address;
  • the name of your unique Internet service provider;
  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
  • the kind of browser version or computer model and operating system you use;
  • the number of links you click within the site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the web page (or referral site) from which you arrived to our site, from e.g. http://www.findlaw.com, http://www.martindale.com, http://www.bing.com, or http://www.google.com, etc.;
  • the pages you viewed on the site; and
  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).

The data and information we collect and retrieve in web server logs helps us to manage and administer the site, analyze its usage, and to protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and to improve the user’s experience.

Cookies: In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service, our websites and applications may use cookies to store and help track information about you. Cookies are simply small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits. Cookies allow us to save passwords and preferences for you so you won’t have to re-enter them each time you visit our site.

The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. However, if you prefer, you can set your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if your computer, tablet, cellphone, or other online experience platform (e.g. a Smart TV) does not accept cookies.

How is personal information protected?

We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal data and information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

Who has access to the data and information?

We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:

  • to agents, website vendors and/or contractors (or sub-contractors) who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;
  • if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party; and
  • as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

How can I correct, amend or delete my personal information and/or opt out of future communications?

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address on our website at any time to:

  • see what data and information we have about you, if at all, any;
  • change, edit, and/or correct any data or information that we may have about you;
  • ask us to delete any data or information that we may have about you; and/or
  • opt out of future communications from us.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address listed on this website. If our information and data retrieval practices change significantly in any way, we will post the amended policy here.

Effective: January 30, 2015

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