Updated July 24, 2021
Stuart Kaplow and Stuart D. Kaplow, P.A. (Stuart Kaplow) are concerned about privacy issues and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information.
Personal Information We May Collect
We collect two types of information in connection with our Sites: Personal Information and Other Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you or relates to you as an individual. “Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual. Other Information is addressed below, under the heading “OTHER INFORMATION”.
We may collect Personal Information through our Sites such as:
- Email address
- Telephone number
How We May Use Personal Information
We may use Personal Information:
- to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you newsletters or publications that you request, to register you for events, and to sponsor events and evaluate sponsorship requests.
- to send you legal updates and mailings relating to seminars or events that we think may be of interest to you, in accordance with applicable law.
- to keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, if you contact us through our Sites, and to use such information and correspondence to respond to you.
- to send you administrative information, including information regarding our Sites and changes to our terms, conditions and policies.
- to provide services, including seminars and other events.
- to facilitate social sharing functionality.
- to provide relevant information that matches your stated preferences or your company’s industry on our Sites.
- for our internal business purposes, such as improving or modifying our Sites and operating and expanding our business activities.
- as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
How We May Disclose Personal Information
We may disclose your Personal Information:
- to our third-party service providers which provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, IT services and infrastructure, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services.
- to a third party (whether affiliated or unaffiliated with us) in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding).
- by you, on blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to visitors to our Sites and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on our Sites.
- as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of our affiliates, you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
Other Information We May Collect
“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as:
- Browser information
- Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
- Demographic information and Other Information provided by you
- Aggregated information
- Zip code
How We May Collect Other Information
We and our third-party service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:
- Through your browser: Most Internet browsers transmit certain information to websites that you visit, such as your computer’s type (Windows or Macintosh) and its Media Access Control (MAC) address and screen resolution, and the type and version of your computer’s Operating System and browser. We use this information to ensure that our Sites functions properly.
- Using applications: We may use applications, including mobile applications or widgets, to collect information from you.
- Using pixel tags and other similar technologies: Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used in connection with some Sites pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Sites users and email recipients, measure the success of marketing campaigns and compile statistics about Sites usage and response rates.
- IP Address: Your “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP Address is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits our Sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many websites. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating Sites usage levels, helping diagnose server problems and administering our Sites.
- From you: We collect information when voluntarily provided by you, such as your company, title, interests and preferred means of communication. Unless combined with Personal Information, such information does not personally identify you or any other user of our Sites.
- By aggregating information: Aggregated Personal Information does not personally identify you or any other user of our Sites. For example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code.
How We May Use and Disclose Other Information
Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law. In those situations, we may use and disclose Other Information for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information, as well as for the uses listed in the “How We May Collect Other Information” section above.
In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your company and title). If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is so combined.
We use Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and for analytics purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners. To opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data storage system or method of data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please do not send sensitive or confidential information to us by email or by any other means in connection with our Sites. If you have reason to believe that your communications with us have been compromised in any way, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us as provided in the “CONTACTING US” section below.
CHOICES AND ACCESS
Your choices regarding our use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes:
If you no longer wish to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message. We aim to comply with such request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you administrative messages.
How you can access, change or suppress your Personal Information
You may request to review, correct, update, suppress or otherwise modify any Personal Information that you have previously provided to us through our Sites, or object to the use of such Personally Identifiable Information by us. You may exercise these rights by emailing email@example.com or logging on to the “Manage Subscriptions” section of our website. Additionally, you may also oppose the processing or transferring of Personal Information to the extent the laws of your country require, if you have a legitimate reason to do so.
In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, and whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we will only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We aim to comply with requests as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records. Such information will not be removed. We may, from time to time, re-contact former users of our Sites. Finally, we are not responsible for removing information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared your Personal Information.
USE OF SITE BY MINORS
Our Sites is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through our Sites.
Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our Sites you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those in your country.
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., Social Security numbers, credit card or other payment card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through our Sites or otherwise to us.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
This section contains disclosures required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies only to “personal information” that is subject to the CCPA. Consumers with disabilities may access this notice by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting assistance.
We collect from consumers the following categories of personal information about California consumers:
- Personal and online identifiers, such as name and email address;
- Categories of information described in Section 1798.80(e) of the California Civil Code, such as telephone number;
- Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as interactions with our website; and
- Professional or employment-related information.
We collect personal information from consumers, our clients, social networks, data analytics providers, and other third parties.
While we disclose all categories of personal information we collect to our service providers, we do not, and will not, sell personal information under the CCPA.
California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses. If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding personal information about you, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
- The right to know the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you, the categories of sources from which we collected personal information about you, our purposes for collecting or selling personal information, the categories of personal information that we have either sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information;
- The right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you or maintain about you.
- The right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
To exercise any of the above rights, please contact us by phone at 410.339.3910 or by email at email@example.com.
To verify your request, we will compare the information you provide in your request to any information we maintain about you. Note that we may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request, although you will not be required to create an account with us to submit a request or have it fulfilled.
You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA request on your behalf by designating such an agent in writing or through a power of attorney. We will require the agent to provide us with proof that you have authorized the agent to make the CCPA request on your behalf prior to accepting a request from the agent.
FOR EUROPEAN RESIDENTS
Under the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area (EEA) may be made to jurisdictions that provide adequate protections to the rights of data subjects in the EU. The United States has not been deemed to provide such protection; therefore, we more generally rely on the following lawful basis for cross-border transfers from the EEA: standard contractual clauses, and the derogations available for contracts and consent.
In addition, residents of the EU, whose personal information, has been provided to us, may have additional rights under the GDPR, including, among other things, the right to see a copy of your personal information, the right to correct inaccurate information, the right to object to or restrict use of your information, and the right to have your personal information erased. If you would like to discuss or exercise these rights or have additional questions about our compliance with the GDPR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-410-339-3910.
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The publishing lawyer and law firm values the privacy of its clients and Web/blog site viewers. Any of the following personal information that may be made available to the lawyer or firm when browsing or navigating the site shall be kept confidential:
- First and last name
- Company, home, postal or other physical address
- Other contact information, for example, telephone number, fax number, email address, and other similar information
- Title or position in a company or an organization
- Personal interests
- Any other information needed to provide a service you requested
Examples of scenarios where our visitors provide their personal information include, but may not be limited, to:
- Emailing, calling or communicating with the lawyer or law firm.
- Posting a question or comment through the site.
- Requesting literature.
- Registering to attend a seminar or any event.
- Participating in an online survey.
- Requesting inclusion in an email or other mailing list.
- Submitting an entry for a contest or other promotions.
- Logging in to the site, thus requiring a user name and/or a password.
- Any other business-related reason.
The lawyer or law firm provides you the opportunity to agree or decline to give your personal information via the Internet. The lawyer or firm will inform you of the purpose for the collection and does not intend to transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under the discussion entitled “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer that information, within the law firm or to a third party service provider as necessary.
Domain Information Collection
The lawyer or firm may collect domain information to enable us to analyze how our visitors use this site. This data enables us to become more familiar with which people visit our site, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often. The lawyer or firm uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.
Some pages on this site may use “cookies”—small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your personal information is never shared outside the lawyer or firm without your permission, except under conditions listed below:
- Consenting to share your information to a third party service provider working on our behalf to serve you.
- Requiring us to provide you with a product or service.
The lawyer or firm will also disclose your personal information, if required to do so by law, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our sites.
The lawyer or firm strives to protect your personal information; however, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers.
Protecting the Privacy of Children
Children under 13 years old are not the target audience for our Web site. To protect their privacy, the lawyer or firm prohibits the solicitation of personal information from these children.
Links to Third Party Sites
This site may contain links to other sites. The lawyer or firm does not share your personal information with those Web sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
The lawyer or firm reserves the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be posted on this site.