What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?
User-supplied information: 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. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (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.
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, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), 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.
If you are a resident of California, you may have certain rights under applicable data protection laws in relation to your personal data, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). Subject to certain exceptions and limitations, these rights include:
- The Right to Know. You have the right to request certain information about parties to whom we have disclosed or sold your personal data in the prior calendar year and a description of the categories of personal data shared.
- The Right to Data Portability. A subset of the Right to Know, this requires us to provide you the specific personal data about you that we collect and process in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily-useable format that allows you to transmit the information to another entity without hindrance.
- The Right to Delete. Subject to exceptions, the right to delete requires us to delete or de-identify your personal data.
- The Right to Request a Record of Third-Party Direct Marketing Disclosures: Also known as the “Shine the Light” law, this permits California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal data we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties.
If you exercise your applicable California rights, Selman Breitman LLP will not discriminate against you. Requests to know, port, or delete your personal data will be honored within 45 days. Requests to opt-out of the sale of personal data will be honored, to the extent applicable, within 15 calendar days. Requests for a record of direct marketing disclosures will be honored within 30 calendar days. If more time is needed to respond, we will notify you.
Do Not Track. We use analytics systems and providers that may collect information about your online activities, and these services may provide some of this information, which may include personal data, to us. We do not currently process or comply with any web browser’s “do not track” signal or similar mechanisms.
We may transfer personal data of EU residents to a third country outside the European Economic Area (EEA). The UK remains within the EEA until December 31, 2020. When we initiate a transfer, for example to one of our offices located in the United States, or to one of our contracted processors or service providers located outside the EEA, we ensure that an equivalent level of protection is provided to your personal data through one or more of the following: (i) an adequacy decision from the European Commission; (ii) the EU-US Privacy Shield; (iii) use of the model contractual clauses approved by the European Commission; (iv) by use of applicable derogations outlined in Article 49 of the GDPR; and/or (v) with your consent.
By submitting your personal data to us, you consent to our transfer of that personal data outside the EEA should we need to do so.
For personal data transferred pursuant to standard contractual clauses, you may obtain copies of such clauses by contacting our EU Data Protection Officer as outlined in the section, How to Contact Us.
Effective March 1, 2012
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