Last Modified: September 1, 2021- Effective Date: September 1, 2021
The Policy does not apply to any information received by F&D from you or from any other sources on your behalf outside of the Website, including the course of any attorney-client relationship. Should you at some point formally enter into an attorney-client relationship with F&D, the Firm’s obligations with respect to information that it receives from you during the course of that relationship will be governed by applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and other applicable law.
Please review the Policy carefully. By accessing the Website, you are indicating your agreement to the Policy. If you have any questions about the contents of the Policy, you may contact F&D at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you are probably aware, the Firm may collect information through the use of the Website from a variety of sources – this includes (i) information you may choose to provide while on the Website (such as information about your business or occupation, as well as personal identification information such as name, birth dates, addresses, social security and drivers’ license numbers, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) and (ii) information the Website collects automatically. We store this information on a secure and protected cloud-based server.
The Website also collects certain information automatically when you access or use the Website. For example, F&D may monitor and compile statistical information concerning the usage of the Website, the number of visits to the website, and the like. This information allows the Firm to monitor its bandwidth, reach of the website, and continuously improve its quality and content.
In order to compile this information, F&D may collect and store your IP address, the specific pages you visit on the Website, the site from which you linked to ours, search terms you used in search engines that directed you or linked you to the Website, etc. While all of this information can be associated with the IP address your computer had while you visited the Website, it will not be associated with you individually or used for any other purposes.
Use and Disclosure of Information
In addition to the uses and disclosures described above, the Firm uses information that is collected through the Website for various purposes including, administration of the Website, improving the Website experience, market research, data analytics, legal compliance, policies and procedures, and to improve communications with users/visitors. We also use information collected through the Website to respond to inquiries from Website visitors and to provide Website visitors with information about the Firm’s services. By submitting your information to us, you expressly agree that the Firm may contact you directly about the services you requested, either through e-mail, via telephone or facsimile, or other methods of communications offered by the Firm. We may use the personal information you provide on the Websites for our internal purposes.
The Firm may share any information collected within the Firm or with any and all affiliated entities. The Firm may also use and share this information with third-party Firm vendors to enable those vendors to provide services to the Firm for which they have been retained and/or to enhance Website functionality. The Firm reserves the right to disclose any information obtained through or in connection with the operation of the Website in order to comply with a subpoena, court order, or similar legal process which compels the disclosure of such information. The Firm will not sell, rent, or share information obtained through the use of its Website with any unaffiliated third parties for their commercial benefit.
Do we use “cookies”?
We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. Please note, without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all the website features and offerings.
Links and Social Media
A Note To Parents and Children under 13
We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children. Our Website is not intended for children under the age of 13 and we ask that they not use the Website. We do not purposefully or knowingly solicit or collect any information – including Personal Information – from children under the age of 13. We expect all information provided by online users to be truthful and correct regarding age.
Your California Privacy Rights
As a California resident, you can request from a business with whom you have an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information. More specifically, pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, Section 1798.100 et seq. of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to (1) know what personal data is collected from them (2) Know whether their personal data is sold or disclosed and to whom (3) Say “No” to the sale of personal data (4) Access their personal data (5) Request a business to delete any personal information about a consumer collected from that consumer and (6) not be discriminated against for exercising their privacy rights. To request a copy of the information disclosure, please contact us or email us at info@ fdlegal.com.
Please allow up to 30 days for us to process your request. You may submit such a request once per year.
Non-United States Data Protection Laws
F&D has implemented reasonable measures to protect and safeguard the security of personally identifiable information that a user provides to the Firm through the use of the Website. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and F&D cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, despite measures undertaken. Any transmission of information via internet to F&D is at your own risk.
The Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of the Policy shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts for the Central District of California, County of Los Angeles. If any provision of the Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect.