Privacy Policy


Introduction


SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation is a legal practice doing business in the State of California. We are committed to ensuring that when we collect and use information about visitors to our Websites or Social Media Sites (“Site” or collectively “Sites”) (as described below) we do so in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. This Privacy Policy explains how we may use information that we obtain about you through your use of our Sites. For further information, please contact webmaster@skassellaw.com.

This Privacy Policy also outlines how we may use information that we obtain about you when you do business with us as a client of SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, as adviser to our clients, supplier or other contact or as the officer, employee or other person related to such entities, together our “contacts“.

Scope of Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all our websites, including the following:

  • Our Main Website (http://www.skassellaw.com);
  • Our Social Media Sites (i.e., Facebook, Google+, Linked-In; Twitter, Yelp);
  • Our Blog Website; and
  • Any other Website created or hosted by us from time to time on which this Privacy Policy appears, or on which a link to this Privacy Policy is provided, together, our “Sites“.

You do not have to give us any information in order to use most of our websites. However, we may need to collect certain details from you if, for example, you want to subscribe to our publications or apply for a job.

Collection of Your Information from Our Sites

When you visit our Sites, we may collect the following:

  • Information you provide by completing forms on our Sites (for example, registering for one of our email blogs or subscribing to our services);
  • Information you provide if you contact us, for example to raise a query or comment; and
  • Details of visits made to our Sites including, but not limited to, the volume of traffic received, logs (including, where available, the IP address of the device connecting to the Sites) and the resources accessed.
  • If you apply online for a job or work placement you may need to provide information about your education, employment, right to work, and state of health. In some jurisdictions, we may also ask you to provide details of your ethnicity. Your application will constitute your express consent to our use of this information to assess your application and to allow us to carry out any monitoring activities, which may be required of us under applicable law as an employer, and which we may undertake to assist us to monitor delivery of our own commitments to diversity.

Collection of Your Information When You Do Business With Us

We collect the following personal information from our contacts: name, postal address, email address and telephone number, job title and organization name. We may also collect data about our contacts’ interests in areas of law or certain types of marketing events, publications or training.

If you are our client or a prospective client, or the employee or officer of our client or a prospective client, we may collect from you, or from other sources, identification evidence on you and hold such for the purposes of compliance with anti-money laundering regulations. Occasionally, we may receive information about you from other sources (such as credit reference agencies) which we will add to the information which we already hold about you in order to help us provide legal services.

Use of Your Information

We use your information (collected from our Sites or from our relationship with you) in a number of ways including:

  • To provide you with information and services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you as permitted under applicable law, and to measure the popularity and effectiveness of services such as newsletters, in order to improve what we offer to you and other recipients;
  • To improve the content and methods of delivery of our websites;
  • To maintain and develop our relationship with you;
  • For research, planning, service development, security or risk management;
  • To carry out services we have agreed to provide to you;
  • To allow you to use or access secure areas of our Sites, when you choose to do so and when our terms of use permit;
  • To comply with legal obligations; and
  • To disclose your information as set out below.

Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell or rent out the information collected via our Sites. As a Statewide legal practice, we allow our firm’s offices, and associated firms and companies, to access your information, and may allow access to your information, or parts of it, to our service providers (i.e., expert witnesses, medical providers, courts, law enforcement agencies) required to obtain the services we need to represent you.

We may disclose your information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • We are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, in order to comply with anti-money laundering requirements);
  • You have consented to us sharing your information in this way;
  • It is relevant in the circumstances to disclose the information to our Site service providers such as hosting, storage fulfillment and disaster recovery, subject to appropriate technical systems and on a limited use basis only;
  • We may provide it to your employer or other your professional advisers and parties with whom we have arrangements (such as jointly sponsored events);
  • If we believe your use of our Sites has or may violate any law, regulation or our Terms and Conditions, or if we believe you are or may be a threat to safety, security, property, interests or rights of us or others;
  • We may provide anonymous statistical information about users of our websites and related usage information to reputable third parties;
  • In a merger, acquisition, change of control, joint venture or other business combination involving SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation;
  • If we use a third party service provider to provide services that involve data processing, translation, technology, research, banking and payment, client contact, data entry and processing, litigation support, marketing and security services and other similar services;
  • In order to investigate or respond to or resolve problems or inquiries or defend our interests.

SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, and some of the third parties with whom we share information, may be located outside your country or the country from which the data is provided, collectively the “jurisdiction of origin“. While SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation and such third parties will often be subject to privacy and confidentiality obligations, you accept that such obligations may differ from and be less stringent than the requirements of the privacy laws of the jurisdiction of origin.

Security And Virus Checking

The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features with the aim of preventing any unauthorized access. You can help us to keep your information secure; please remember that any user name or password in relation to our Sites is personal to you and should not be made available to any other person. You should stop using your username and password and notify us immediately if you suspect that someone else may be using them.

It is our policy to virus check documents and files before they are posted on any Sites. However, we cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from any Sites will be free from viruses and we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any virus. For your own protection, you should use virus-checking software when using any of our Sites. You must not post or provide to us via any Site, any document or file which you believe may contain a virus. You must virus check any document or file which you intend to post or provide to us via any Site.

Your Consent

By submitting or providing to us your personal information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Security And Virus Checking

The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features with the aim of preventing any unauthorized access. You can help us to keep your information secure; please remember that any user name or password in relation to our Sites is personal to you and should not be made available to any other person. You should stop using your username and password and notify us immediately if you suspect that someone else may be using them.

It is our policy to virus check documents and files before they are posted on any Sites. However, we cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from any Sites will be free from viruses and we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any virus. For your own protection, you should use virus-checking software when using any of our Sites. You must not post or provide to us via any Site, any document or file which you believe may contain a virus. You must virus check any document or file which you intend to post or provide to us via any Site.

Your Consent

By submitting or providing to us your personal information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Third Party Sites

In addition to our Sites, which we control directly, we also use and provide links to Sites which are controlled by third parties, including, but not limited to:

Facebook, Google+, Linked-In, Twitter, Yelp, Lawyers.com, Martindale.com;

If you use or follow a link to any of these third party Sites, please be aware that these Sites have their own privacy policies and that we cannot accept any responsibility for their use of information about you.

Access to, Updating and Correcting Your Information

We want to ensure that your information is accurate and up to date. If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your email address or name, please let us know the correct details by sending an email to office@skassellaw.com. You may ask us, or we may ask you, to correct information you or we think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is inaccurate.

Acceptance Of This Privacy Policy

Your use of our Sites constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy, as revised by us from time to time. Technologies and information governance practices are constantly developing. We may therefore need to revise this Privacy Policy in the future. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. This Privacy Policy was last updated in December 2014. You should therefore review this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes to its terms. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact office@skassellaw.com.

 


California Privacy Rights


If you are a resident of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, you have the right to request information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options from companies conducting business in California. To do so, send a request for information indicating your preference as to how you would like us to respond to your request (i.e., email or postal mail). To request such information, either send an email to our designated Privacy Administrator at office@skassellaw.com or contact us via postal mail, proper postage pre-paid, at:

SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation

334 W 3rd St #207

San Bernardino, CA 92401

Attn: Your California Privacy Rights

All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled “You California Privacy Rights” on the envelope or post card and clearly stated on the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address (if you would like a response via postal mail), city, state, and zip code. We will not accept requests via telephone or fax. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.


Cookies


Our Sites use Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer (or Internet-enabled device) by Websites you visit. They are widely used in order to make Websites work and to improve their efficiency, as well as to provide Website usage information to the Website Owner.

We use Cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Sites, in order to help us to improve your experience when you browse our Sites. For example, they allow you to navigate between pages efficiently and to log in to areas of the Sites for which you choose to register.

What Cookies Do We Use?

Our Site uses two kinds of Cookies (“Strictly Necessary” and “Performance”), using categories suggested in the “ICC UK Cookie Guide” (an International Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom publication). For more information on these categories, please see the ICC’s Cookie guide.

Third Party Website Collection Of Cookies

Our Sites link through to third party Websites (i.e., Social Media Sites), which may also use Cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that you check the relevant third party’s privacy policies for information about any Cookies which may be used.

Consent To Cookies

If you continue to use our Sites, we will assume that you are permitting Cookies from our Sites. However, if you would prefer to change your Cookie Settings, you can do so at any time—see below ‘Control’.

Control

Most browsers automatically accept Cookies unless you change your Internet Browser settings. If you wish to restrict, block or delete the Cookies which are set by any of our Sites, you can generally do this through your Browser settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your Internet Browser. If you set your Internet Browser preferences to “block” all Cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

If you delete Cookies relating to this Site, we will not remember things about you, including your Cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the Site.

Changes

We may need to update this Cookie Policy in the future, and so encourage you to review this Cookie Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are using Cookies. This Cookie Policy was last updated in December, 2014.

Further Information

To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Cookie Policy, please email us at webmaster@skassellaw.com

 

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