Privacy Statement And Policy
As a professional law firm that provides legal services to clients, the Law Office of Carla DiMare, PC (hereafter, the “Firm”) is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, and others). It has always been and remains the policy of the Firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty upon lawyers and any associated personnel to preserve and protect confidential client information.
This Statement is intended to summarize the Firm’s data protection practices generally, and to advise the Firm’s clients, and others, about the Firm’s privacy policies that may be applicable to them. This Statement also describes how the Firm collects, processes, and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The Firm does not intentionally collect Personal Information in the course of providing legal services to clients or as provided by visitors to its website, except that Firm does retain contact information and attorney-client information as required in the normal course of business. We may use that Personal Information where required or in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:
- to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries
- to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise assist you, and administer the matters you instruct us on
- to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you.
- to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
- to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance, or professional obligations that the Firm may be subject to.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
The Firm maintains reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical and electronic safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website. The Firm does not guarantee that its safeguards will always work. If needed, the Firm may ask consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data protection and processors. The Firm may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with its legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in this Statement and in our applicable policies.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
Consistent with professional obligations the Firm does not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the Firm except if permitted or required by law. Such circumstances may include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where the Firm believes it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you.
Do Not Track Signals
The Firm does not use Do Not Track signals. (The “Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked.) The Firm does not knowingly allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about your online activities over time or across its websites for their own purposes.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal Information. These rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt-out of having your Personal Information shared or sold. The Firm does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. If you believe you need to exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send us your request using the “Contact Us” section below.
The Firm reserves the right to change this Statement at any time without advance notice to you. Please contact the Firm for any changes. This Statement is effective when posted on the Firm’s website. Your continued use of this website means that you accept this policy and any changes.
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