I. INFORMATION COLLECTED
The Law Office collects both “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, and the website pages you viewed. The Personal Information collected via the Law Office’s online contact form includes the following: your first and last name; phone number; email address; the business name, street address, suite number, city, state, and ZIP Code; the cyber law practice area you are interested in; and a message you wish to convey to the Law Office.
1. Information Collected via Technology
To schedule a consultation with the Law Office, you may do so by simply writing an email to [email protected]. In turn, the Law Office will receive your email address, along with the name associated with your email account. Communication can then be established with you. Otherwise, if you utilize the Law Office’s online contact form, you will be required to provide your first name, last name, phone number, email address, business name, and business mailing address. This information is collected to verify whether a conflict of interest exists, to establish contact with you, and to obtain enough information to send a declination of representation letter if an attorney-client relationship is not possible.
In an effort to improve the quality of the Law Office’s website content and usefulness, using Google Analytics, Cloudflare and WP Engine logs, the Law Office will track information including, but not limited to, the following: your web browser type; the website you came from (also known as the “referring URL”); the device you used to connect to the website (e.g. computer, tablet, or smartphone); the time and date of access; the website pages you visited; the length of time you spent on each website page; your geographic location; and your device’s public IP address. Some of this information is gathered using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Depending on your device settings, cookies are sent to your browser from the Law Office’s servers and are stored on your device’s hard drive. Sending a cookie to your browser enables the Law Office to collect Non-Personal Information about you, whenever possible, and keep a record of your preferences when viewing the Law Office’s website – both on an individual and aggregate usage basis.
The Law Office may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. For example, the Law Office uses persistent cookies via Google Analytics to track whether you return to the Law Office website and what content you viewed.
2. Children’s Privacy
The Law Office’s website is not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The Law Office does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or authorize anyone under the age of 13 to contact the Law Office to form an attorney-client relationship without parental or guardian involvement. In the event that the Law Office learns it has gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of the parent or guardian, the information collected will be deleted as soon as possible. If you believe such information has been collected, please contact the Law Office at [email protected].
II. HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED AND SHARED
In general, the Personal Information you provide the Law Office is utilized to establish contact with you and know what type of legal services you are seeking – if that level of detail is divulged. If you opt-in to receive newsletters and / or notifications that new blog posts are available, the Personal Information gathered from you is used to send you an email and address you by your name.
The Law Office may share your Personal Information with outside parties if there is a good-faith belief that the access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; investigate potential violations; address fraud, security, or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of the Law Office’s clients, or the public as required or permitted by law.
III. HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS PROTECTED
Security measures are implemented to protect your information from unauthorized access. For instance, when you access the Law Office’s website, you should see a padlock in your web browser next to the Law Office’s website address. This signifies encryption between your device and the Law Office’s website servers using a Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection. TLS connections eliminate third-parties from being able to eavesdrop on your connection to the Law Office and monitor the pages you visit, or intercept the information you send to the Law Office using the contact form. Any electronic correspondence you send to the Law Office via the contact form or regular email is stored in secure email servers, which requires multi-factor authentication to access.
Any Personal Information or Non-Personal Information that is stored by the Law Office in databases, or other electronic documents, is encrypted using industry standard encryption algorithms with encryption keys that are securely stored. Other best practice security measures followed by the Law Practice include, but are not limited to, the use of Internet Virtual Private Network (VPN) for secure Internet access, endpoint security, anti-spam and malware monitoring, and regularly updated applications to patch known security vulnerabilities. However, these security measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. By using the Law Office’s website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
IV. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right to prevent the Law Office from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you receive a newsletter and / or a blog post notification, you can opt-out from receiving additional correspondence by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each applicable email. You can also send an email to [email protected] and asked to be unsubscribed from the marketing materials.
V. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES