Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information.
The use of the Internet or the email contact form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this web site or the email contact forms on this web site.
Whether you are a new or existing client of the firm, The Smith Law Center cannot represent you on a new matter until the firm determines that there is no conflict of interest and that it is willing and otherwise able to accept the new engagement. Unless and until The Smith Law Center has informed you it is willing and able to accept your new matter, do not email or send the firm any information or documents that you consider private or confidential.
When accessing our website, The Smith Law Center will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Similar to other commercial web sites, our web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our web site, your IP address.
What We Collect
We may collect the following information:
- Contact information including email address
- Demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests
- Other information relevant to surveys
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing client service.
The Smith Law Center will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our Web site may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
The Smith Law Center may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, The Smith Law Center uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
What Are Cookies?
If you wish to disable cookies from this site, you can do so using your browser. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies.
Web Server Logs
When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs. These are digital records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:
- Your unique Internet protocol address;
- The name of your unique Internet service provider;
- The town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
- The kind of browser or computer you use;
- The number of links you click within the site;
- The date and time of your visit;
- The web page from which you arrived at our site;
- The pages you viewed on the site; and
- Certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).
The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use, and improve the user’s experience.
The Smith Law Center may use a standard-rate, recurring SMS program which assists new clients of the firm in the intake and onboarding process. Messaging and data rates may apply. By opting into the The Smith Law Center program, end-users agree to receive pre-written SMS messages from or on behalf of The Smith Law Center via short code, and understand that consent is not a condition of service. Reply STOP at any time to stop receiving texts.
Pixels & Tracking
To facilitate the automatic collection described above, we may use Pixels: Pixels are also known as “web beacons,” or “clear GIFs.” They are typically used to determine whether a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or links clicked. Data collected from pixels is often used to compile statistics about usage of websites and the success of email marketing campaigns.
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest conveniently. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.
Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and closely examine the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Third-party Services: We may regularly use services hosted by third parties to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends This is done without identifying individual visitors.
Opting Out of Marketing Communications
Opt-Out of Marketing Communications. If you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can let us know by contacting us directly. The electronic marketing communications we send may also contain an opt-out mechanism.
Please note that it may take up to 10 calendar days to remove your contact information from our marketing communications lists, so you may receive correspondence and materials from us for a short time after you make your request. Please also contact us to update or correct your information if it changes, or if you believe that any information that we have collected about you is inaccurate.
Do Not Track (DNT)
DO NOT TRACK REQUESTS
The Smith Law Center may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 4/27/2023
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.