Attorneys, like all providers of professional services, are now required by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. Attorneys have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. Therefore, the Firm has always protected your right to privacy.
The Firm retains records relating to professional services that the Firm provides so that the Firm is better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, the Firm maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Firm’s professional standards.
COLLECTION OF “PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION”
"Personally identifiable information" is information that tells the Firm who you are, such as your name, your postal address and your e-mail address. Personally identifiable information does not include aggregate information that, by itself, does not allow for the identification of an individual person. The Firm collects personally identifiable information only if you voluntarily choose to provide it to the Firm. You do not have to provide personally identifiable information to access most areas of the Firm’s website. However, certain areas of the Firm’s website may require you to submit personally identifiable information in order to access such areas.
COLLECTION OF “TECHNICAL INFORMATION”
USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
The Firm uses personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected. In addition to using personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected, the Firm may also use personally identifiable information to send you publications, invitations and other marketing materials that may be of interest to you.
The Firm uses technical information for internal purposes, such as to administer the website, improve the website and help the Firm understand how visitors use the Web site.
DISCLOSURES TO NONAFFILIATED PARTIES
For current and former clients, the Firm does not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law or authorized by you. Permitted disclosures include, providing information to our employees and, in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, the Firm stresses the confidential nature of information being shared.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Firm may disclose personally identifiable information when the Firm has reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to, or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally), the Firm’s rights or property, other users of the Firm’s website or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities
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IS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED SECURE?
Unfortunately, information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is not 100% secure. As a result, the Firm does not ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of any information transmitted to the Firm over the Internet or stored on the Firm’s systems. Accordingly, please do not disclose any private or confidential information to the Firm via this website.
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