As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients in the Southeast, we are committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and personal information. It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information. The Rules impose this duty upon lawyers and associated personnel and staff.
Our policies also specifically address issues with parties outside the firm who provide personal information to the firm or who visit the firm’s website, our social media sites, and email messages that we send to you. It describes how the firm collects, processes and discloses personal information in connection with the provision of legal services and internet services.
- The firm collects personal information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to its website or users of internet services. We may use this personal information where it is our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:
- To contact you and respond to your request or inquiries;
- To personalize your visit and use of our internet services and to assist you while you use those services;
- To carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations;
- To provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on;
- To contact you regarding legal and or law firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications;
- To enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds;
- To comply with all applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations that we may be subject to, including anti-money laundering requirements.
- Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us. We maintain reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain confidentiality of personal information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other internet services. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work. We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors. We reserve the right to retain information provided by you, including personal information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected.
- We do not disclose any personal information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances 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 we believe necessary to provide a service to you which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide personal information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.
- 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. Our website operates no differently if the “do not track” signals are enabled or disabled. Our internet services do not allow any third parties to collect personal information about your online activities over time and across websites for their own purposes.
- We reserve the right to change this policy at any time and without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for our internet services, the firm will post it on this website and relevant internet services.
- If you have any questions relating to the firm’s use of personal information please contact our administrative officer at .