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Berman & Russo Attorneys at Law prides itself on the precautions it takes to safeguard the personal and confidential information which comes into its possession against improper disclosure to, or misuse by, third parties.
Collection of Personal Information
Berman & Russo may collect certain personal data about you when you visit our website. If you complete a “Contact” form on our website, we may collect your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
We collect other information you may voluntarily provide through email communication or other digital communication formats.
We may also receive information about you from third party sources.
Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically – IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer our website, to improve its performance, and to track users’ movements around the website. We may also link this automatically-collected data to personal information.
Use of Personal Information
We may use the information and data we collect in order to provide our services:
Providing Legal Services: we will use and disclose personal information to provide our services, including the representation of our clients and to carry out our clients’ directives.
Administration: we may use your personal information in order to collect fees or costs in connection with our services or to manage your relationship with our firm.
Managing Client Relationships: we may use personal information to provide general information on our services, interesting legal updates, and arranging and hosting events. For example, we may email newsletters to you. You can unsubscribe from these communications by selecting the link included with each message.
Client Engagement: we may use personal information to carry out certain background searches to verify whether or not there are any potential issues (such as client conflicts) that may prevent us from establishing a client relationship.
We may also use your information to authenticate users and to secure our website; to measure usage of our website, to conduct research and similar activities to improve our website; to comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities; and to enforce our rights.
How is your information shared?
We comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules regulating the disclosure of sensitive information, the attorney-client relationship, and privileged communications. In compliance with these obligations, we may share your personal information as follows:
- Your information may be shared to parties who support our business, such as professional advisors as well as web-hosting providers, analytics providers, and other information technology providers.
- Any court, governmental authority, law enforcement agency or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights, the rights of any third party or individuals’ personal safety, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or safety issues.
- To our affiliated entities and in connection with the sale, assignment or transfer of our company or our business.
We will not rent or sell your personal information outside our firm.
How We Protect Your Information
We take reasonable and appropriate precautions to insure that personal information is protected from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. In particular, in compliance with Connecticut law, we protect any Social Security numbers our firm may receive. We restrict access to personal information to those individuals who reasonably need access to perform their job functions. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free.
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Host Analytics – Our website host provides additional analytics for our site including traffic and content ranking; referring traffic sources; and performance of our digital and social media advertising.
We are not responsible for the information collection or privacy policies of any other site you may link to from our site, brslaw.com.
As noted above, we will not rent or sell your personal information outside of our firm.
We will not discriminate against you for opting out of user tracking; however, we may continue to require your personal information in order to provide our services.