What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It:
Comments: When visitors leave comments on our website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent. This information helps us identify and prevent spam and allows us to engage with our website’s visitors effectively.
Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Other visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact Forms: When you fill out a contact form on our website, we collect the personal information you provide, such as your name, email address, phone number, and message content. This information is necessary to respond to your inquiries and provide the requested information or services.
Analytics: We use analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics) to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our website. This data helps us understand website traffic, improve user experience, and optimize our content.
Who We Share Your Data With: We respect your privacy and do not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your data with the following:
- Trusted Service Providers: We may share your personal information with third-party service providers who assist us in website hosting, email delivery, data analysis, and other operational services. These providers are contractually bound to protect your information and only use it for the specific purposes we engage them for.
- Legal Requirements: We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to valid legal requests.
How Long We Retain Your Data: We retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically. For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data: If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any additional data you have provided to us. You can also request that we delete any personal data we hold about you. However, this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where We Send Your Data: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Additionally, some of the data collected through analytics tools may be processed and stored on servers located outside of your country or region. By using our website, you consent to the transfer of your data to these servers for analysis and storage.
- How We Protect Your Data: We take the security of your personal information seriously and implement appropriate measures to safeguard it from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Our website uses secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect data transmission between your browser and our servers.
- Data Breach Procedures: In the event of a data breach that affects your personal information, we will take prompt action to mitigate the impact and notify you as required by applicable laws and regulations. We will also cooperate with regulatory authorities as necessary.
- Automated Decision Making and Profiling: We do not engage in automated decision-making processes or profiling based on user data collected through our website.
- Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements: As a law firm, we may be subject to legal and regulatory requirements that necessitate the disclosure of personal data to relevant authorities or for compliance purposes.