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Privacy Policy

Maes, Ltd. Privacy Policy

 

Maes, Ltd. (the “Law Office”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protection for users of its website.  This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how the information you share with the Law Office is collected, stored, used, and safeguarded.  By using the Law Office’s website, which is located at https://denvercyberlaw.com, you accept the Privacy Policy as outlined herein, and you consent to the Law Office’s collection, storage, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

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.

Moreover, if you opt to receive recurring information from the Law Office in the form of newsletters and / or blog posts, you will be required to provide your name and email address.  By opting-in for recurring information from the Law Office, you are authorizing the collection, storage, and use of your name and email address in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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

Personal Information:

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, the Law Office does not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your express consent.  Your Personal Information is shared with vendors who are performing services for the Law Office, such as the servers that host the Law Office’s email account, and the servers that host the contact form for the Law Office’s website.  These vendors use your Personal Information at the Law Office’s direction and in accordance with the Law Office’s Privacy Policy.

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.

Non-Personal Information:

In general, the Law Office uses Non-Personal Information to help it improve the website and customize the user experience.  The Law Office also aggregates Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the website.  This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way the Law Office’s use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and the Law Office reserves the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to the Law Office’s partners, advertisers and other third parties at the Law Office’s discretion.

In the event the Law Office undergoes a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another Law Office, or a sale of all or a portion of the Law Office’s assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred.  You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of the Law Office’s assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.  If the Law Office’s information practices change at any time in the future, the Law Office will post the policy changes to the Law Office’s website so that you may opt out of the new information practices.  You are advised to check the Law Office’s website regularly if you are concerned about how your information may be used.

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

The Law Office provides links to third-party websites such as social media companies, companies that validate attorney Chris Maes’ technical and educational background, and cyber law self-help materials.  However, the Law Office is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by the referenced websites, or the information or content they contain.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected through the Law Office’s website.  Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third-party website accessed by selecting a link on the Law Office’s website.  You are encouraged to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

VI.  CHANGES TO THE LAW OFFICE’S PRIVACY POLICY

The Law Office reserves the right to change this policy at any time.  If significant changes to the Privacy Policy occur, you will be notified via the email address you provided, or by placement of a prominent notice on the Law Office’s website.  Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification.  Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately.  You should periodically check the Law Office’s website for privacy policy updates.

VII.  CONTACT

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this website, please contact the Law Office by calling (720) 248-8252 or send an email to [email protected].

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on 7/25/2020.