Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

UPDATED:  October 15, 2018 

EFFECTIVE:   August 27, 2018

This privacy policy applies to www.lachmanlaw.com (the “Site”), a website operated by Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation (the “Company,” “us,””we” or “our”).

We respect and protect the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use your information and is part of our Terms of Use when you use our Site or Service.

WHAT DO WE COLLECT

Cookie Policy

When you visit our Site our content management service, uses cookies, or similar technologies like single-pixel gifs and web beacons, to record log data. We use both session-based and persistent cookies.  Session-based cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire.  They are unique and allow us to do site analytics and customization, among other similar things.  If you access our Site through your browser, you can manage your cookie settings.

Personal Data

“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.  We collect Personal Data from one (1) class of users of the service:  site visitors who submit information on our Contact form (End Users”).

End Users:

We collect the information submitted on the site’s Contact form, which may include:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Website
  • Comments or Questions

We also collect the following information from clients, referring parties, referred parties,  and individuals met at local and/or networking events: 

  • Company Name
  • Name
  • Email
  • Title
  • Representation date and matter, if applicable (month/year) (transactional, privacy, etc)
  • Referring source, if applicable
  • Company Mailing address, if available
  • Phone No.
  • Type of firm friend, if applicable (i.e. professional colleague, complementary field, etc.)

Tracking Data

We and our third-party service providers may collect certain tracking information about your use of our Site and Service.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR DATA? 

Analytics

Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation utilizes tracking Information to access anonymous data to help us understand how the site is used. We use tracking Information to improve our services. Google Analytics provides reports to Lachman Law with website trends without identifying individual visitors. If you would like to opt-out, there is an add-on to stop tracking. This add-on can be downloaded at: ‘http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information on Google Analytics and Google’s privacy practices, please review their privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/  

Providing support and services

To provide and operate our Site, communicate with you about your use of the Site, provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to your inquiries, fulfill your orders and requests, process your payments, communicate with you, and for similar service and support purposes.

Responding to your requests

To respond to your inquiries, fulfill your orders and requests, and consider your request or application (eg, if you have submitted a resume or other application information online or by email, we will use it as part of the application review process).

Business Operations

Where necessary, for the administration of our general business, accounting, record keeping and legal functions.

Direct Marketing

To tailor content we may send or display on the Site, including to offer location customization and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences. Newsletters, mailing lists and direct marketing, including to send you newsletters, and information we think may interest you.

Analytics and improvement

To better understand how users access and use the Site, and our other products and offerings, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve our services and business operations and to develop services and features.

Protect our legal rights and prevent misuse

To protect the Site and our business operations; to prevent and detect fraud, unauthorized activities and access, and other misuse; where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety or legal rights of any person or third party, or violations of our agreements or this Privacy Policy.

Comply with legal obligations

To comply with the law or legal proceedings. For example, we may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements, general business operations. 

SHARING YOUR DATA

We will not sell, rent, or share Personal Data with third parties outside of our company without your consent, except in the following ways:

Processing Your Payment

We work with PayPal, LawTrades, Nextlaw, and Upcounsel to process your payment in order to use the Services. We do not collect or store your payment information.

Direct Marketing

We use Personal Data to communicate with you regarding the provision of the Services, but also to let you know about additional features and services we provide that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications, you may opt out at any time.

Law Enforcement and Internal Operations

Personal Data may be provided where we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary (i) to respond to claims asserted against Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation or to comply with the legal process (for example, discovery requests, subpoenas or warrants); (ii) to enforce or administer our policies and agreements with users; (iii) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes; or (iv) to protect the rights, property or safety of Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation, its users or members of the general public. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify users about law enforcement or court-ordered requests for data unless otherwise prohibited by law. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to any third-party request to compel disclosure of your information.

Business Transfer

Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Data, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy. Under such circumstances, Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify its users if their personal information is to be disclosed or transferred and/or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Third-Parties

We sometimes contract with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on our behalf, such as software maintenance, data hosting, sending email messages, etc. We necessarily have to share your Personal Data with such third-parties as may be required to perform their functions. We take steps to ensure that these parties take protecting your privacy as seriously as we do, including entering into Data Processing Addendum(s), EU Model Clauses and/or ensuring these third-parties have EU-U.S. and Swiss-US Privacy Shield certification.

Third-Party Service Providers

Third-Party Provider:  Google Analytics

Location of the Processing: United States GDPR compliant (Privacy Shield Certified)

Processing Purpose:  General application use reporting including usage and page views

HOW IS MY DATA PROTECTED? 

We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical security measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized access, destruction or alteration. However, because no security system can be 100% effective, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information we store, process or transmit.

YOUR CHOICES

Right to Review or Withdraw Consent

You can update most of your Personal Data by submitting your information on the contact form. However, if additional assistance is required to change or delete inaccuracies within your Personal Data or would like to know what information about you was collected, please contact us at info@lachmanlaw.com. We reserve the right to charge for copies of data requested.

Right to Withdraw Consent

You have the right to withdraw consent where such consent is required to share or use data and you may request that we delete your Personal Data.  If you receive communications from us and no longer wish to receive them, please follow the removal instructions in the email. Deleting your Personal Data does not mean that all of it will be removed.  We retain data as necessary to defend against future legal claims and in accordance with professional retention policy standards.

Data Portability

If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA) and you would like us to transmit your Personal Data to another company providing similar services, we will work with them to do so upon request and verification of such request with both the requestor and the company receiving the Personal Data.

Right to Redress

If you are located in the EEA and you believe we have violated any data protection laws you may file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority.

TRANSNATIONAL TRANSFER OF DATA 

If you are providing your Personal Data to us directly to use our Services, we will transmit your data, including your Personal Data, to the United States in order to fulfill our contractual obligations to you.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California residents who have an established business relationship with Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation may make a written request to Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation about whether Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation has disclosed any Personal Information to any third-parties for the third-parties’ direct marketing purposes during the prior calendar year. However, for this year, we have not and do not plan on selling your data to any third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Websites

We may link to other websites or use third party services to connect with the Service. When you click on one of these links or use these services, you are ‘clicking’ to another website or using a third-party service. Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation does not control the data collection or privacy practices of such third-party sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any third-party sites, as their collection, use and storage practices, and policies may differ from ours.

Minors Under 16-years of Age

Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation does not knowingly collect or store any personal information from or about children under the age of 16.

If you believe a child under the age of 16 has under any circumstances provided us with personal information and data, a parent or legal guardian can email us at Ingrid J. Moran, ingridm@lachmanla.com to request that their children’s information be deleted from our records.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track” or DNT is a feature enabled on some browsers that sends a signal to request that a web application disable its tracking or cross-site user tracking. At present, our Site does not respond to or alter its practices when a DNT signal is received.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If Lachman Law, a Professional Corporation makes material changes to its Privacy Policy, we will notify you by (1) changing the Effective Date on our Privacy Policy and provide additional notification either (1) via email or other means as we may deem commercially reasonable.

Questions?

If you ever have any questions about our online Privacy Policy, please contact us.  We respect your rights and privacy, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. You may direct any such questions to us via email at info@lachmanlaw.com