As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.
- Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
- Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required; and
- Personal information you provide through the Website, or that the Office gathers as a result of your use of the Website, should not be used for third party marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required.
The Office may collect personal information when you provide your personal information, such as by sending an email inquiry through the Contact page, or when you contact the Office directly using the phone or address information provided through the Website.
By using the Website, notwithstanding the collection of certain personal information, you agree that the Office will not represent you as counsel until such time as an engagement letter on mutually acceptable terms is entered into between you and the Office.
What the Office does with Personal Information
The Office uses the personal information you provide to it when you send an email inquiry through the Contact page, or when you contact the Office directly using the phone or address information provided through the Website, in order to determine whether the Office may be able to provide legal or other services to you.
Disclosures of Personal Information
In general, it is not the Office’s practice to disclose personal information obtained through the Website with third parties. The Office may share such personal information in two instances:
First, if you request, the Office may share your personal information with other providers who may be able to provide services to you instead of, or in conjunction with, the Office.
Security of Personal Information
The Office has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that the Office stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent the Office’s security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You should not use the Website to transmit confidential, proprietary or other sensitive information.
Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information
This Data Usage Policy covers how the Office maintains and uses information about you that is collected by the Website and server logs.
Non Personal Browsing Information. When you use the Website, the Office’s servers (which are hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Website and information about the browser you are using.
No Linking. The Office does not intentionally link browsing information or information from server logs to the personal information you submit. The Office uses this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Website is being used, to improve the Website and the features it provides, and for systems administration purposes. The Office may use a third party analytics provider to help collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of the Website for those same purposes.
Third Party Sites
The Website is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Website from Latin America, Asia, the European Union or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to:
- the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
Last updated: July 27, 2016