USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
User privacy and data protection are our duty and necessary to protect our site’s users and their personal data. We believe personal data should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary, that website users should be fully informed of how their data is collected and utilized, and that website users should have options to avoid data collection when visiting our site. We will never sell or rent personal data you provide to us. We will not make your personal information public without your consent. We will not share any personally identifying information you provide to us without your authorization. We may share limited anonymized data regarding your use of this website with third parties for the purposes of traffic analysis, website optimization, and marketing. Your use of this website may also result in the placement of cookies on your browser, some of which will relay data about your navigation and interaction with websites to other third parties.
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 (CCPA)
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
Site Visit Trackers and HTTP Header Field Data
This site uses Google Analytics (GA) from time to time to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site; to better understand how they find and use our web pages; and to track their journey through the website.
When in use on our site, GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, external referrer sources, and information regarding your navigation through our website pages. GA also records your computer’s IP address. We consider Google Analytics to be a third-party data processor whose tools sometimes operate on this website with our consent in order to help us ensure our website is functioning properly.
In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it.
Our website may also enable the incoming receipt and outgoing transmission of HTTP header field data that may reveal limited information about your web activity. For instance, if you are on a third-party website (such as a news article, or a search engine result page) and click a hyperlink to one of our website’s pages, we may receive “referer” data indicating that the visit to our site associated with your IP address originated from a link on the domain or page where you clicked the hyperlink to our site. Similarly, our website may contain hyperlinks to social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc., or to news publications, other law firms, courts, settlement administrators, and any number of other places. If you click one of those hyperlinks on our website, thereby initiating a visit to one of those third party’s webpages, the third party that owns the site may receive information that you were directed to their page by a link on our website.
Referer data may also be read and collected by cookies placed by the external sites you visit when you click on links on our website, and then transmitted to other parties as directed by those cookies, similar to the way Google Analytics may receive referer data from you when you are visiting our website. Note that we do not control or make any representations about the privacy settings of third-party websites to which we may provide links. Navigation to external sites is at your own risk, even if we provide a hyperlink.
Contact Form and Search Bar Submissions on the Website
Our website has a “Contact Us” form. If you are seeking legal advice, be advised that entering information in the “Contact Us” form on our website does not create an attorney-client relationship, and we cannot guarantee that the information you submit will be protected by attorney-client privilege. Do not enter information into the “Contact Us” form that you consider to be personal, sensitive, or confidential. The information you submit should be limited to basic contact information and a brief note explaining that you would like to speak with us regarding a possible legal matter. We will then follow-up with you directly and you can give us more details about your situation.
If you choose to complete the Contact Us form, the data you submit to us will be forwarded to a third-party marketing platform service company. Your email address will remain within their database for as long as we continue to use the third-party marketing company’s services for the sole purpose of email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list.
Listed below are the pieces of information that we may collect as part of servicing our user’s requests on our website:
- Zip Code
- IP Address
We do not rent or sell your personal information to third parties. We do not share your personal information except to provide services you’ve requested, to facilitate the web site tracking services disclosed above (IP address and location data), when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances: when we are required to do so in order to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities; when we are enforcing violations of our Terms and Conditions, or when otherwise required by law. We may transfer information we possess about you if we are acquired by or merged with another law firm.
“Do Not Sell My Data”
We do not have a “do not sell my data” button on our website because we do not ever sell personal information of any of our website users or of minors below the age of 16 years to third-party data collectors.
Important Notice For Minors Sharing Personal Information
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before submitting information in a form field on our website.
Accessing/Deleting Personal Information
Should you wish to view or delete any personal information you believe is on our website, please use the website’s Contact Us form to email us with the email address used, your name and deletion request. Alternatively, you can use our contact information to call or write to us. All contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
- HTTP headers
- User inputs, such as:
- Contact Us form fields
- Search queries
- Forms / Comments
Essential Cookies and Similar Technologies
These are vital for the running of our services on website. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function. For example, session cookies allow a navigation experience that is consistent and optimal to user’s network speed and browsing device.
Analytics Cookies and Similar Technologies
These collect information about your use of our website and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages, and they collect referrer data so we can see how you found our website, such as by a search engine or a hyperlink on a third party’s site. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. Additionally, these cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage at an aggregated level.
Tracking, Advertising Cookies, and Similar Technologies
We may use these types of technologies to provide data to, or procure data from, third parties for purposes of allowing us to engage in targeted advertising campaigns on other websites. (We do not sell advertising space on our own website). For instance, in order for us to purchase certain types of advertising through Google, Meta, or similar companies, we may agree to enable the use of their advertising-related cookies on our website. In such cases, we will disclose the advertising cookies active on our site in a pop-up disclosure visible the first time you visit our website. If you have opted in and allowed these cookies to be placed on your browser, our marketing partners may then use data related to your web activity to serve you targeted advertisements while you are visiting other websites.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS AND “DO NOT TRACK”
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, this policy sets forth that we only share personal information (as defined in California Civil Code Section 1798.83) with third parties for direct marketing purposes if you either specifically opt-in, or are offered the opportunity to opt-out and elect not to opt-out of such sharing at the time you provide personal information or when you engage with a service that we provide. If you do not opt-in or if you opt-out at that time, we do not share your personal information with any third party.
California Business and Professions Code Section 22575(b) provides that California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “DO NOT TRACK” browser settings. There is currently no governance among industry participants as to what “DO NOT TRACK” means in this context, and therefore we will not alter our practices when we receive these signals. If you would like to find out more about “DO NOT TRACK”, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
The materials on this web site are provided “as is”. We make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim and negate all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, we do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on this Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
This website contains attorney and law firm advertising. Check the individual attorney pages to determine whether an attorney is licensed to practice law in a particular state. The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be taken or interpreted as legal advice for your particular circumstances. If you are seeking legal advice, contact us for a free consultation.
We may modify this policy at our sole discretion at any time. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.