Collection and use of Personal Information
We may collect personally identifiable data you provide us, such as your name, address, email address, and phone number (“Personal Information”). We may use Personal Information for our legitimate interests, including to:
- provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and/or deal with any requests or inquiries you may have
- carry out, monitor and analyze our business or web site operations
- conduct our recruiting and selection process
- 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
- enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
- comply with any applicable laws or regulations in any country.
In addition, our server logs also capture information regarding your operating system, browser software, IP (Internet Protocol) address, and the URL clickstream to, through and from our website, including date and time. We may use this information to improve the Site and the services we provide and to monitor, administer, and improve the performance of the Site.
Confidentiality of Client Information
Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding all information our clients entrust to us. The firm accepts and processes client information always subject to the client’s direction and control, and the firm maintains reasonable and appropriate, although not infallible, security precautions.
We never trade, sell or share your information with any unrelated parties except as necessary or appropriate to conduct the firm’s legal and business activities, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or to further your interests or as permitted or required by law or as authorized or directed by you.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
We do not disclose any Personal Information collected from the Site 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 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.
We may transfer your Personal Information for the purposes set out for use of Personal Information in this Policy. Such transfers may involve the transfer of your information between jurisdictions and outside of the jurisdiction in which you submitted your information, including to jurisdictions which the European Union may not deem to provide “adequate” data protection. Please do not provide us any information that you do not wish to be transferred to the United States.
Kaminitz Law uses three types of cookies for the following purposes:
- Necessary Cookies – Necessary cookies are first party cookies that are essential to navigate the Site.
- Statistics Cookies – Statistics cookies collect anonymous data for statistical purposes, and we use information supplied by statistics cookies to help understand how you use the Site, to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing, and to improve and customize the Site. These cookies don’t contain Personal Information and are generally set by independent analytics companies.
- Marketing Cookies – These third party cookies are placed by advertising companies to collect information about your activities to deliver targeted and relevant ads to you and to track ad performance. These third party companies have their own privacy and cookie policies, and they may use their cookies to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Site.
You can manage and disable statistics or marketing cookies by sending an email to email@example.com. If you would like to avoid cookies, your web browser may have an option that enables you to disable or not accept cookies. Note that disabling or not accepting cookies may prevent portions of the Site from functioning properly. If you do not wish to receive marketing cookies, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website by clicking here and the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) website here.
Do Not Track Signals
Our Site does not have the capability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from various web browsers.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18.
Your Rights and Choices
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your Personal Information and we’ll respect the choices you make. You may exercise any of the rights described in this section below by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request.
Accessing, Modifying and Deleting Your Information. You can access or ask us to update, modify or delete the information we retain about you by sending us an email at email@example.com. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon as we can, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law. You further have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete information concerning you.
Data Portability. In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request copies of your information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and/or request us to transmit this information to another service provider (where technically feasible).
Withdrawing Consent and Restriction of Processing. Where you have provided your consent to the processing of your Personal Information by Kaminitz Law, you may withdraw your consent at any time by sending us a communication specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your Personal Information, in particular where (i) you contest the accuracy of your Personal Information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your Personal Information; (iii) we no longer need your Personal Information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing pursuant to your right to object to processing (below) and pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Kaminitz Law override your own.
Objection to Processing. In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to require Kaminitz Law not to process your Personal Information for certain specific purposes (including profiling) where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing, we will no longer process your Personal Information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measure designed to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your Personal Information) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Site and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
The length of time we retain your Personal Information depends on a number of factors relating to our business needs and legal requirements. In general, we will keep Personal Information for such time as required by applicable law or to exercise our legal rights.
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect, the firm will post it on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after the effective date of the new Policy will be taken to indicate your consent to the practices it describes.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. The firm does not sell or share your Personal Information with third party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.
Consultants, Suppliers and Vendors
In order to support its provision of legal services to its clients, from time to time, the firm may maintain business information about prospective or ongoing consultants, suppliers, and vendors. We use this information for internal purposes and do not share this data with unrelated third parties. We require consultants, suppliers, and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors including, where applicable, European Union’s data protection laws and regulations.
If you have any questions relating to this Policy our use of your Personal Information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.