Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

(a) Web Site Owner. The Law Office of Paul H. Spitz (the use of “we” or “us” or “our” refers to The Law Office of Paul H. Spitz) is the owner of this website (“Website)”). We can be contacted by e-mail at info@spitzbusinesslaw.com. This online privacy notice discloses our information practices for this Website, including what type of personal identifiable information is requested in order to make a purchase, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

(b) Anonymous Web Site Visits. In general, you can visit the Website without disclosing OR revealing any personal information. We do collect certain information from Website visitors. This includes, but is not limited to, the referring source, type of web browser, what pages visitors accessed, and limited information about search requests. This information is used to solve technical problems and to calculate overall usage statistics.

(c) Website Transactions. At times, we will need personal information regarding a customer or a prospect. For example to process an order, receive a comment to a blog post, or receive and respond to an inquiry, we may need to know a visitor’s name, business name, mailing address, e-mail address and/or credit card details. It is our intent to inform you before we collect personal information, and we can only obtain such information when you voluntarily provide it. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.

  1. Personal Information That May Be Collected

(a) Identifying Information. In order to make a purchase, post a comment to a blog entry, or make an inquiry using our contact form, we will request a user to provide certain personal identifying information, which may include: name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, facsimile number, method of payment, and, if applicable, credit card number. We may request additional information necessary to establish and maintain customer’s account.

(b) Service Quality Monitoring. Some Website transactions may require a customer to telephone us, or for us to call the customer. We will not contact you by telephone without your prior consent, except to confirm an order placed online and/or to inform a customer of the status of such order, or to respond to an inquiry.

(c) Information from Children. We do not collect or maintain information from users actually known to be under the age of 13, and no part of our Website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.

(d) Lost or Stolen Information. Help keep your personal information accurate. If a customer’s personal information has changed, please e-mail the new information to us at the e-mail address shown in Paragraph 1(a). If a customer would like to review the personal information we have in our files regarding the customer, e-mail your request to us together with the description of a recent purchase.

(e) Links to Other Websites. The Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.

  1. Uses Made of the Information

(a) Limited Uses Identified. Without customer’s prior consent, we will not use your personal identifiable information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. We use personal identifiable information to reply to inquiries, handle complaints, provide operational notices and in program record-keeping. We also process billing and business requests related to Website participation.

(b) Marketing Uses. Unless customer requests in writing to opt out, we reserve the right to provide customer with information about the Website, our products and services, and related information in which customer has indicated an interest.

(c) Stored Information Uses. We store the information provided by customer. Stored information is used by us {and/or our agents}: to support customer interaction with the Website; to deliver customer purchases; and/or to contact customer again about other services and products. We use a third-party vendor for credit card processing, and we do not store customer credit card numbers. However, our credit card processor may store credit card numbers and related purchase information.

  1. Disclosure of the Information

(a) Within Our Organization. We may share your personal information within our firm, in order to manage the operations of our firm and to provide legal and other services.

(b) Mergers and Acquisitions. Circumstances may arise where for business reasons, we decide to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize our business. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal identifying information to prospective or actual purchasers, and/or receiving such information from sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions. Also, in the event we are acquired, customer information will be one of the transferred assets.

(c) Agents. We employ other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of us. These persons and companies are provided with personal identifying information required to perform their functions, but are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons and companies engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, delivering packages, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments and providing customer services.

(d) Marketing Analysis by Third Parties. We reserve the right to disclose to third parties personal information about customers for marketing analysis; however, any information disclosed will be in the form of aggregate data that does not describe or identify an individual customer.

(e) Disclosure to Governmental Authorities. Under certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders. Any such disclosure will be in compliance with our obligations under rules of ethics applicable to attorneys.

  1. Use of Computer Tracking Technologies

(a) No Tracking of Personal Information. The Website is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Through Website access logs we do collect clickstream data and HTTP protocol elements, which generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development, user analysis and business decision making, all of which provides better services to the public. The statistics garnered, which contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information, may also be provided to third parties.

(b) Use of Cookies. We, or our third party vendors, may collect non-identifiable and personal information through the use of various technologies, including “cookies”. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that a website can transfer to customer’s hard drive through customer’s browser. The cookie is then stored on customer’s computer as an anonymous tag that identifies the customer’s computer, but not the customer. Cookies may be sent by us or our third party vendors. The visitor can set its browser to notify the visitor before a cookie is received, giving an opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. A visitor may also set its browser to turn off cookies; however, some websites may not then work properly.

(c) Use of Web Beacon Technologies. We may also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor our Website to provide better customer service. If these technologies are in use, when a visitor accesses these pages of the Website, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by our suppliers. Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If a visitor does not want cookie information to be associated with his or her visits to these pages, the visitor can set its browser to turn off cookies; however, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.

(d) Collection of Non-Identifiable Information. We may collect non-identifiable information from user visits to the Website in order to provide better customer service. Examples of such collecting include: traffic analysis, such as tracking of the domains from which users visit, or tracking numbers of visitors; measuring visitor activity on the Website; Website and system administration; user analysis; and business decision making. Such information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” We or our contractors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics.

(e) Online Tracking. Online tracking technology enables website operators to collect personal information about consumers as they move across websites and other online services. Most browsers incorporate “do not track” (DNT) features in their privacy settings. When enabled, a DNT signal or request informs a website operator that the visitor does not wish to be tracked online. Our Website is currently designed only for tracking movement within the Website. We do not honor DNT requests, and we do not treat visitors who make DNT requests differently from visitors who do not make DNT requests. We also do not differentiate between visitors who make DNT requests and visitors who do not make such requests, when it comes to the collection or usage of personal information. There are no third parties that conduct online tracking on our Website.

  1. Information Security

(a) Commitment to Online Security. We employ physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Billing and payment data is encrypted whenever transmitted or received online. Personal information is accessible only by staff designated to handle online requests or complaints.

(b) No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. We will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of customer personal information. However, transmissions protected by industry standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, we shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of ours, including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of our staff or third parties.

  1. Privacy Policy Changes and Opt-Out Rights

(a) Changes to Privacy Policy. This privacy notice was last updated on April 14, 2015. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy statement at any time. A notice of any material change will be posted on the Website home page OR on the Privacy Policy page when we implement any such change.

(b) Opt-Out Right. Visitors have the right at any time to cease permitting personal information to be collected, used or disclosed by us and/or by any third parties with whom we have shared and/or transferred such personal information. Right of cancellation may be exercised by contacting us via e-mail at info@spitzbusinesslaw.com. After processing the cancellation, we will delete customer or prospective customer’s personal information from our database.

Notwithstanding the foregoing opt-out right, ethical rules applicable to attorneys may require that we maintain client files and associated information for a certain period of time. In the case of any conflict between such ethical obligations and a client’s opt-out request, the ethical obligations will prevail.

  1. Access Rights to Data

(a) Information Maintained by Us. Upon customer’s request, we will provide a reasonable description of customer’s personally identifiable information that we maintain in its database. We can be contacted by e-mail at info@spitzbusinesslaw.com, with any such requests.

(b) Corrections and Changes to Personal Information. Help us to keep customer personal information accurate. If customer’s personal information changes, or if customer notes an error upon review of customer information that we have on file, please promptly e-mail us at info@spitzbusinesslaw.com and provide the new or correct information.

  1. Accountability

(a) Questions, Problems and Complaints. If you have a question about this policy statement, or a complaint about our compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact us by e-mail at info@spitzbusinesslaw.com.

(b) Terms of Use. If a visitor chooses make a purchase, place an order, send an inquiry, or post a comment to a blog entry, the visitor’s action is hereby deemed acceptance of our privacy practices described in this policy statement. Any dispute over privacy between a visitor and us is subject to the provisions of this notice and to our Terms of Use, which are incorporated herein and which can be read here.

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