January 1, 2020
We understand the importance of your personal information. Your privacy is very important to us, and the following explains how Strategic Legal Practices (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “SLP”) collects and uses personal information. By using our website, www.slpattorney.com (the “website”), as well as any SLP website or mobile app that displays this statement, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
- Information Collection
The personal information we collect includes:
- Name and contact details (for example, your e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and social media handle).
- Demographic data (such as your country, organization, and title).
- Preferences (such as which areas of the law you are interested in).
- Contents of your communications with us.
- Device information (including your, IP address, device type, and operating system)
- Website interactions (such as the pages visited on the website, time spent on each page, whether you’ve clicked on a hyperlink and search queries).
- Strategic Legal Practices contracts with certain professional firms to provide us with information. Strategic Legal Practices uses this information in its legal practice.
2. Information We Use
We use the collected information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our services and Website, fulfilling requests for information, and providing customer support. We may share some of this information with companies that perform services for us, but we never sell your personal information.
We use the information we collect to:
- Respond to your inquiries.
- Send you alerts or other newsletters that you have requested, or that we think may be of interest to you.
- Send you other marketing or promotional information related to SLP, including news about our attorneys, practice groups and events.
- Send you service announcements or other administrative messages relating to our website or your relationship with SLP.
- Improve the website and our communications with you.
- Comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our website terms and other policies, and to prevent fraud.
We may share your information:
- With our vendors, which work with us to provide services on our behalf.
- With third parties as part of a merger, acquisition or other corporate transaction.
- As required by law or to bring a legal action.
- With your consent.
Our vendors. We share your information with vendors who work with us and provide our services on our behalf. For example, companies we hire to help us maintain the website, manage our mailing lists, provide marketing assistance and data analysis may need your information to provide those services. SLP requires these vendors to comply with our data privacy and security requirements and we prohibit those companies from using the personal information they receive from us for any other purpose.
Other law firms as part of a merger, acquisition or other corporate transaction. As SLP develops, we may acquire other law firms or their assets or be acquired by or merge with another law firm. Personal information is generally one of the business assets involved in such transactions. Thus, in the unlikely event that SLP or all of its assets are acquired through such a transaction, your information would be one of the transferred assets.
Law Enforcement. We will share your personal information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law or is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
We will also share your information with third parties when you ask or consent to us doing so.
We follow generally accepted industry standards that are designed to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
If we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your device to store information. This data often consists of a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies your computer, but it can contain other information as well, including your IP address, clickstream patterns; and dates and times that you access a website.
We do not respond to Do Not Track signals.
We do not sell your personal information to any person or entity.
We will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on our company
- Protect and defend the rights or property of our Website and related properties
- Identify persons who may be violating the law, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing our Website or its related properties
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through e-mail, discussion boards, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
This Website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
7. Your California Privacy Rights
In this section, we’ve provided some legally required disclosures under California privacy laws. Under the California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA, California residents have certain rights regarding their data, including:
- The right to know the categories of personal information we’ve collected and the categories of sources from which we got the information (see Information collected by SLP and the chart just below)
- The right to know the business purposes for sharing personal information (see Why SLP uses your information)
- The right to know the categories of third parties with whom we’ve shared personal information (see Sharing your Information)
- The right to access the specific pieces of personal information we’ve collected and the right to delete your information (see Privacy tools and choices)
California residents also have the right to not be discriminated against if they choose to exercise their privacy rights.
You can exercise your California Privacy Rights by either calling SLP at 1-888-757-5366, or sending an email to [email protected]
Categories of Personal Information under the California Consumer Privacy Act
|Category and sources of Information||How we use it||Types of individuals affected||How we share it|
We collect this information from our users, customers, and business partners. We also generate identifiers internally
|To enable use of our sites, services, and products, to communicate with you, to understand how our users interact with our sites, and to improve our services||People who use our site; send us an inquiry about or service from us; ask to be connected to an attorney; obtain a service from us; who are identified by a third-party vendor.||We share this data with our service providers and with business partners, including those to whom you instruct us to send this information|
|Personal information under California Civil Code section 1798.80|
We collect this information from our users, customers, and business partners
|To enable use of our sites, services, and products, to communicate with you, to understand how our users interact with our sites, and to improve our offerings||People who send us an inquiry about a service from us; ask to be connected to an attorney; who are identified by a third-party vendor||We share this data with our service providers and with business partners, including those to whom you instruct us to send this information|
We collect this information from our users and business partners
|To understand how our users interact with our sites, and to conduct research into housing and real estate trends and markets||People who send us an inquiry about a service from us; ask to be connected to an attorney; who are identified by a third-party vendor||We don’t share|
We collect this information from our customers, and generate it internally during transactions with our customers
|To transact with you if you use our services or products, and to enable transactions you’ve requested||People who send us an inquiry about a service from us; ask to be connected to an attorney; who are identified by a third-party vendor||We share this data with our service providers and with business partners, including those to whom you instruct us to send this information|
|Biometric information||We don’t collect this data||None||None|
|Electronic network activity information|
We collect this information from our users and customers
|To enable use of our sites, services, and products, to communicate with you, to understand how our users interact with our sites, and to improve our offerings||People who use our sites or mobile applications|
|Geolocation data||We don’t collect this data||None||None|
|Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information||We don’t collect this data||None||None|
|Professional or employment-related information|
We collect this information from our customers and business partners
|To provide services or products you’ve requested||People who contact us in a business-to-business context;|
|Education information||We don’t collect this data||None||None|
|Inferences||We don’t collect this data||None||None|