I. Information Collection
You are not required to provide personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, or other information that might reasonably be used to identify you personally (”Personal Information”) to make general use of this Site. The Firm will only collect Personal Information when it is provided to us in an email, on a registration form, in an online survey, or in other similar transmissions.
To help us monitor Site usage patterns and to help us improve this Site, we may use certain technologies, including cookies, to gather information that does not reveal your identity (”Generic Information”), such as information about the Internet Protocol address assigned to your computer, the number and frequency of visitors, and the Web pages visited. You can choose not to accept the cookie by adjusting your Internet browser settings but, if you choose to do so, certain parts of this Site may not function properly.
II. Use of Information
The Firm will use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, including for billing purposes after a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Unless you specifically direct otherwise, the Firm may also use your personal information to include you in any direct marketing activities by the Firm. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services, or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material.
The Firm will not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other law firms or to consultants we work with from time to time.
The Firm will also disclose your Personal Information to other third parties if (i) you consent to the disclosure of personal information; (ii) we believe we are compelled to do so for legal or regulatory purposes; (iii) when we believe that the legal services we are providing require us to give your information to a third party; (iv) where it is necessary to establish or collect fees; (v) if we engage a third party, expert witness, or other attorney or law firm to provide legal services on your behalf; or (vi) if the information is already publicly known.
The Firm may share Generic Information we collect with our affiliates, contractors and other third parties.
Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet is not guaranteed to be secure nor is any security system completely secure. The Firm does not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or provide to us online.
IV. Third Party Links
V. Your access to Your Personal Information
You may ask for a copy of and access to any personal information we hold about you. Files are retained for a period of seven (7) years. Archival, retrieval and copying charges may apply. We may deny access to your personal information under certain circumstances such as when the granting of access to your personal information constitutes: (i) a violation or potential violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations; (ii) an unreasonable impact or invasion of other people’s privacy; (iv) a frivolous or vexatious request.
We shall provide a written explanation of any refusal to provide you with access to your personal information.