ONLINE PRIVACY NOTICE:
[Updated: January 2, 2019]
Purpose of Privacy Notice
Jonathan Rosenberg Howard Greenberg (the “Firm”) has updated its Online Privacy Notice (the “Privacy Notice”) to provide clear and direct language surrounding the information we collect, what we use it for, and the few situations in which we may share it with others.
The Firm respects your concerns about privacy and takes them very seriously. This Privacy Notice applies only to personal information collected on this website, including the Firm’s web addresses directed to its content: 86courtstreet.com, jarosenberglaw.com, etc. (the “Website”).
This Privacy Notice governs your use of this Website and any content, products or services made available from or through this Website. The Website is made available by the Firm. By visiting this Website and requesting information, products or services offered on or through this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice, as they may be amended from time to time. As the Firm updates or expands its Website, services or products, this Privacy Notice may change, and the changes are effective upon posting. Please check back frequently for updates as it is your sole responsibility to be aware of changes. The Firm does not provide notice of changes in any manner other than by posting the changes at this Website. The Firm is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third-party websites or applications which the Firm does not own or control, including website plugins or design-elements used by the Firm to monitor traffic or popularity of the site for the purpose of focusing its service offerings.
This Website is intended for users who are located in the United States of America. This Website is designed and created in the United States and is intended for U.S.-based visitors and users despite any notoriety of the Firm or its individual associates or of counsel or per diem, as the case may be. The Privacy Notice shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States.
Collection of Information
If you email us via the Website, you may choose to provide Personal Information to us such as your name, e-mail address, or telephone number. You may choose to provide additional information as well. We use the information you provide to respond and communicate with you about your legal questions and comments.
We may collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Website and/or when you use our other digital products, such as how many users visited the Website and the pages accessed. In the event you make a secure payment through a link or by direction of content on the Website, you consent to the collection of that information necessary to ensure your understanding and acknowledgement of any agreement contingent to the payment, as well as the data used to accept the payment, as the case may be; we use a reputable third-party service provider or provider(s) only for any processing of payment online in the event we allow such payment(s) at all, and we rely on their lawful, regulated privacy and data protection standards to ensure your information is secure; we do this through not just ensuring our Firm follows data protection procedures pursuant to regulations and law, but also by ensuring that our provider(s) or third-party merchant processor(s) or service-provider(s) abide by policies that meet or exceed regulatory and legal standards for the security of your commercial data, with minimal retention of any such data as permitted by law.
By collecting analytics information on visitors or potential visitors to this Website, we learn how to best tailor our Website to our present and potential audience. We collect this information through various technologies, including, without limitation, cookies, server logs, web beacons and IP addresses, although we are – as a Firm – not technology experts or specialists, and do rely on our web hosting and domain hosting service provider(s) to abide by their own lawful privacy and data protection practices.
Your web-browser may tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. In fact, your web-browser may do all kinds of things that we’re not aware of or privy to – this is the risk of using a web of networked information that is adapting to various regulations, while balancing the interests of individuals who desire knowledge, information, and interaction through the internet.
Non-personally identifiable information collected may also include, without limitation, data about your device, browser, operating system, your IP address, general location information, page information, and the date and time of each request you make to the Firm. Any analytical service may add data acquiring options without even our own Firm’s consent, but we are committed to ensuring that our data practices exceed regulatory standards and requirements.
User Direct Information
Each time you provide or transmit information via the Website, the Firm may obtain and collect Personal Information about you, including, but not limited to, your name, e-mail address, mailing address, bank account information and telephone or cell phone number (collectively referred to as “Personal Information”). An additional method of collecting Personal Information may include when you voluntarily subscribe to a Firm service or enter into a knowing, voluntary, and intelligent agreement through this website, following meaningful consultation with the Firm. These are examples of ways in which personal information may be transmitted or received with regard to this website.
The Website may contain links to third-party websites or mobile applications. Please be aware that we do not control these linked websites and that this Privacy Notice does not apply to those websites. We also do not control the metadata, design, function, or overall engineering of any third-party non-propriety third-party applications or hosting software(s) or internet protocols, as such, that enable this Website to live and breathe. We also, as a Firm, rely on the good faith and credit or companies who claim to follow or exceed standards of practice under law.
No Information Collected from Children
The Firm will never knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under the age of 13. If the Firm obtains actual knowledge that it has collected Personal Information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because it does not collect such information, the Firm has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties.
Inherent Risks in any Website
All websites, including this Website, has vulnerabilities that even its designer(s) or host(s) or user(s), and so on, cannot reasonably discover through due diligence or reasonable care, and so the use of the internet, including this Website, always exposes users to inherent risks, including the risk that this Website, by no fault of the Firm, may be rendered inactive for any period of time, or may be subject to an undiscoverable manipulation of its web presence or ability to maintain normal operation, and so on. You must acknowledge this risk, which applies to any and all website(s), even where a party or designer uses all due diligence to prevent such manipulation of their website’s stability.
Use of Personal Information
The following paragraphs describe how the Firm currently uses Personal Information, but the Firm may amend this paragraph from time to time. The Firm may use Personal Information to respond and communicate with you about your legal questions and comments, and to lawfully engage in commerce pursuant to the standards of our profession.
Storage of Personal Information
We will retain your information for a reasonable period of time, except where contrary to regulatory standards and law, in order to assure reliable service and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, protect our network security, and enforce our agreements. When permissible, the Firm will delete your information upon your request.
We make every reasonable effort to diligently ensure that your communication(s) through our Website or any link that directs you to an address in our use and control, remains confidential, and ideally, subject to your right to privilege in attorney-client communication for the purpose of consultations and, as the case may be, retainment. However, we cannot guarantee that your privilege is absolutely, perfectly maintained, even if we do not disclose or violate that privilege in any way. In other words, there are always third-party intermediaries that transfer data to us through the internet, and we cannot possibly know that they are abiding by every regulation or rule for data protection, even when we believe based on our own due diligence that they are protecting our Firm’s information and our Client’s information, and the information submitted by users, as the case may be, for the purpose of legal consultation.
Other Use of Personal Information
The Firm may use your Personal Information for its own marketing and survey purpose on behalf of the Firm, to send information to you about services and news that may be of interest to you, although we prefer not to use any information for this purpose, because we – as people – do not enjoy receiving those emails and offers in our inboxes, despite our own consent to such. The Firm will not disclose your Personal Information to third party agents and independent contractors, unless otherwise set forth herein.
The Firm may use third-parties to help operate our Website, deliver products and services, and the Firm may share your Personal Information with such third-parties for our business (such as Website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf). These parties do not have any right to use the Personal Information we provide to them beyond what is necessary for them to assist us, and we expect them to abide by their stated practices.
Complying with Legal Process
The Firm will use or disclose your Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, warrants, or legal process, or to otherwise establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or in the event you violate or breach an agreement with the Firm, except that we will vigorously fight against any request for information belonging to our client(s) where we are either obligated or ethically bound to do so. The Firm reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information if we believe you will harm the property or rights of the Firm, its owners, or those of the Firm’s other customers pursuant to attorney ethics.
Site Content is Not Legal Advice
No content posted on this Website is a substitute for the legal advice or opinion of a licensed attorney in your state, and we provide information on this Website in an effort to, among other purposes, generally inform, advertise in some respects, serve potential or current customers, and as such, balance those purposes with our obligation to not give legal advice specific to any situation. Non-professionals should seek the assistance of a licensed attorney in their jurisdictions, and professionals should please consult the primary source materials such as statutes and case laws directly and with appropriate assistance where necessary.
No Attorney Client Privileged Communications
Communication(s) generally through this Website (a) does not create an attorney-client relationship; (b) are not solicitations; (c) does not convey or constitute legal advice; and (d) does not substitute as legal advice from a qualified attorney. All users must seek qualified professional counsel pertaining to user specific questions or issues. Any exchange of information via e-mail to an attorney of the Firm through this Website, does not create an attorney-client relationship. Any contact through this website or via e-mail prior to the execution of a written retainer agreement with the Firm is not afforded any attorney client privilege in the absolute sense. No confidential or sensitive information should be sent through or posted on this Website where possible or prudent. This Website contains advertising for an attorney. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at our phone number or email below.