What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?
Users who are of at least eighteen (18) years of age may supply information to us through the “contact” form on this website. Please do not use the “contact” form on this website if you are not at least eighteen (18) years of age. If you fill out the “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.
Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information or other Sensitive Information of yourself or any other person. Sensitive Information includes, e.g., Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information. As to any person under thirteen (13) years of age, Sensitive Information also includes any personal information of any person under thirteen (13) years of age (e.g., any of the personally identifiable information referred to above, or, any of the following: first and last name, home or other physical address including the street name and name of a city or town, online contact information such as an email address or instant messaging user identification or voice over internet protocol (VOIP) or any other substantially similar identifier that permits direct contact with a person online, a screen or user name where it functions in the same manner as online contact information, a screen or user name where it functions in the same manner as online contact information as described above, a telephone number, a photograph, video, or audio file where such file contains a child’s image or voice, or other information that may be used to identify a child under thirteen (13) years of age) (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. Information that you provide to us through the contact form or an 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 or computer you use;
- the number of links you click within the site;
- the date and time of your visit;
- the web page from which you arrived to our site;
- the pages you viewed on the site; and
- certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).
The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user’s experience.
We may use services hosted by third parties, including Adobe Site Catalyst, to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children™ Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the national™ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children™ privacy and safety online.
This website is not intended for use by children under thirteen (13) years of age. This website does not specifically market to or target children under thirteen (13) years of age and does not seek to collect Personal Information of children under thirteen (13) years of age.
California Do Not Track
Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers. As described in more detail above, we track user activity using web server logs, cookies and similar technologies. Information collected in web server logs helps us analyze website usage and improve the user’s experience. Cookies allow us to offer you a customized experience and present relevant advertising to you.
How is personal information protected?
We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal 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 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 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, in the event of the organizing of the firm as a different business entity or merger with or acquisition by another firm), 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 we have about you, if any;
- change/correct any data we have about you;
- ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or
- opt out of future communications from us.
Effective September 19, 2022.