Collection of Information
Although we never require you to provide any personal information to use this blog, you may choose to do so by completing our contact form. Should you do so, we may, for example, keep a record of your name, email address, and any other information you voluntarily provide to us for a period of time in order to reply to you. However, we delete all such information after six weeks unless you instruct us otherwise.
We collect anonymized cookie and device data from visits to this blog for the sole purpose of enhance your browsing experience. We never correlate any personal information you provide to that data.
Use of Information
We only use the personal information you provide for the following purposes only:
- Provision of legal services – If retained, to provide the legal services you request.
- Addressing client inquiries/feedback – To provide feedback to you in response your questions about our services, and whether they are appropriate to your needs.
- Improving our blog – We use cookie and device data to improve the functionality and user-friendliness of our blog. This is necessary to monitor and improve our online presence and services to the visitors to the blog.
- Keeping our blog and IT systems and processes safe – We use identification data, contact details, financial data, cookie and device data, and other service data. This is necessary to perform our contract with you and to ensure the security and confidentiality of your data. It is also necessary to prevent illegal activities, including fraud, which could harm you and us.
We never share any personal information you provide with anyone other than staff unless you instruct us to do so or we are required by legal process, such as a court order. Your information is never retained on any electronic device outside of the office. Sensitive data is only retained on a computer or backup devise not connected to the internet.
If you are a California resident, you have the following rights, subject to certain exceptions as set forth in the CCPA:
- Right to access personal information. You have the right to receive the specific pieces of your personal information we have collected about you in the 12 months preceding your request.
- Right to data portability. You have the right to receive a copy of your electronic personal information in a readily-usable format.
- Right to know. You have the right to receive information from us regarding the categories of personal information we collected, the sources from which we collect personal information, the purposes for which we collected and shared personal information, the categories of any personal information we sold as well as the categories of third parties to whom such personal information was sold, and the categories of personal information that we disclosed for a business purpose in the 12 months preceding your “right to know” request.
- Right to request deletion. You have the right to request the deletion of the personal information that you provided to us. Please note that in certain instances we may not be able to process your request, such as (i) due to the existence of a legal obligation, (ii) to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities, or (iii) in order to complete a transaction for which your personal information was collected.
- Right to non-discrimination. You have the right to be free from discrimination by us as a result of you exercising your rights under the CCPA.
If you wish to exercise these rights, you must submit a request by emailing our firm a firstname.lastname@example.org. The CCPA requires us to verify requests we receive when one is seeking to exercise certain of the rights listed above. We may ask you to provide certain information in order for us to verify your request.
No Sale of Personal Information. We never sell any personal information, and never have. We never sell anonymous information, and never have.
Our blog uses certain tags, log files, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies from third parties (collectively, “cookies”), of which you should be aware.
In addition to the cookies used by the Firm and our service providers, some cookies are placed by third parties such as Google Analytics, as described below.
- Essential Cookies: these are essential in order to enable you to move around the Firm’s blog and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the blog.
- Performance and Analytics Cookies: our blog, through Justia, collects information anonymously and it reports blog trends without identifying individual visitors. To disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits. You can also opt out by clicking here.
Sending Information Does Not Form an Attorney-Client Relationship
Transmission of information from this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and the Firm, nor is it intended to do so. The transmission of the blog, in part or in whole, and/or any communication with us via Internet e-mail through this site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between us and any recipients.
Effective Date: [1/1/2021]