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WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes the information that Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, PLLC (“we,” “our” or “us”) collects through our website https://fldlaw.com (the “Website”), how your information may be used and when it may be disclosed, how you can control the use of and disclosure of your information, how your information is protected, and how you may access and update your information.

This Privacy Policy is governed by our Terms and Conditions of Use, which is also available on our Website. By using our Website and the services therein, you consent to the terms of our current Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use. We reserve the right to change the Privacy Policy at any time. For more information, please refer to the paragraph entitled “Changes to this Privacy Policy” detailed below.

I. SCOPE OF PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Policy applies to all Information (defined below) that you provide to us and that we maintain electronically, whether you provide the information through our Website, or through other means.

II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect the following types of information about you which are described in more detail below: (A) information you provide to us, (B) information we may automatically collect, and (C) information we collect in exploring or during an attorney-client relationship. All of the information listed in (A)-(C) above, detailed below, is hereinafter referred to as “Information.”

This Privacy Policy places no restriction on the use of Information we automatically collect from your visit, or de-identified or aggregated information.

A. Information We Collect from You Directly Online
We collect your Information when you provide it to us during your direct interactions through our Website, such as when you complete any “contact us” forms, send us emails about inquires or job opportunities, sign up for our newsletter, or other areas in which you otherwise interact with our Website. The Information we may collect and maintain about you includes:

Contact information, such as name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone numbers.

B. Information We May Automatically Collect During Your Visit to Our Website
In addition to collecting Information from you, we, or our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect Information about you or your activities on our Website.

This includes your:
IP address;
Domain server;
The type of computer, web browser, operating system or platform you use;
Data identifying the web pages you visited prior to and after visiting our Website (often referred to as “referrer data”);
Your movement and activity within the Website; and/or
Your geographic location.
C. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We collect the above Information directly and through the use of cookies, analytics and other similar technologies. These tools help us understand how users engage with our Website. The use of these technologies by such third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this Privacy Policy, except as required by law.

D. Information Collected from Potential and Actual Clients and Vendors
We may receive information from or on behalf of our clients and potential clients and vendors that help us operate our business and provide services, which could cover a wide area of information. We use this information in providing legal services and for marketing, recruiting, networking, and business operational and educational purposes. We may supplement this information with information we gather from other sources, such as referral sources and publicly-available sources.

E. Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third parties. We do not respond to DNT signals.

III. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

A. Use and Purpose of Processing Your Information
We use and process your information above for things that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide legal services or explore a potential attorney-client relationship (although use of our Website is for advertising purposes and does not create an attorney-client relationship);
Fulfill your requests for services and information;
To respond to your inquiries;
To send you informational marketing or promotional information, provided that you have not already opted-out of receiving such communications;
Provide customer services and resolve any questions;
Communicate with you regarding our services;
Cross-reference with other Information that we have acquired about you or may acquire about you through other sources;
Comply with our Terms and Conditions of Use;
Comply with any applicable laws and regulations and respond to lawful requests; and
For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your Information or pursuant to your consent.
B. How Long We Keep Your Information
We generally keep Information for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes listed above, consistent with any applicable laws and agreements. To dispose of Information, we may anonymize it, delete it, or take other appropriate steps. Data may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for an additional time.

C. Sharing Your Information
We may share Information, such as aggregate user statistics and Information about you, with non-affiliated third parties. We may also share your Information as disclosed at the time you provide your Information, as set forth in the Privacy Policy and in the following circumstances:

Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Information with third-party service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host our Website, manage databases, perform analyses, provide customer service, or send communications for us). These third-party service providers are authorized to use your Information only as necessary to provide these services to us. In some instances, we may aggregate Information we collect so third parties do not have access to your particular Information to identify you individually.
Disclosure of Customer Information for Legal and Administrative Reasons. We may disclose your Information without notice: (i) when required by law or to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant or other legal process; (ii) to cooperate in investigations of fraud, intellectual property infringement or any other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability; (iii) to comply with legal, regulatory or administrative requirements of governmental authorities (including, without limitation, requests from the governmental agency authorities to view your Information); (iv) to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of us, our subsidiaries and affiliates and any of their officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors and partners, and the Website’s users; (v) to enforce or apply the Website’s Terms and Conditions of Use; and (iv) to verify the identity of the Website’s users.

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell, trade, or disclose your Information we have collected without your consent.
IV. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
While on the Website or when viewing an e-mail or other content provided by us or the Website, you may encounter links to other websites operated by third parties, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp, Google, and LinkedIn. These other websites may set their own cookies, collect data or have their own privacy policies and practices. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party websites and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these sites as soon as you enter them. Links to any third-party website or content do not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by us of the linked website or content.

V. INFORMATION PROTECTION
We use industry-standard procedures and safeguards to help protect the confidentiality of your Information. However, you should assume that no data transmitted over the Internet can be 100% secure. Therefore, although we believe the measures implemented by us reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved, we do not promise or guarantee, and you should not expect, that your Information or private communications will always remain private. We will not have any liability for misuse or disclosure of your Information.

VI. UPDATING AND ACCESSING YOUR INFORMATION
If you believe that any Information collected and maintained by us about you is not correct or has changed, please send an e-mail message to [email protected] explaining the correction or change.

If you ask us to delete your information, we will do so within a reasonable period of time. Please note that we may need to retain some information about you in order to satisfy our legal and security obligations.
VII. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
The Website is intended only for users over the age of eighteen (18). If we become aware that a user is under 13 (or a higher age threshold where applicable) and has provided us with Information, we will take steps to comply with any applicable legal requirement to remove such information. Contact us if you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected information from a child under the age of thirteen (13).
VIII. CONSENT
By using the Website, you consent to the collection and use of your Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you withdraw consent, you agree that despite withdrawal we may continue to use your Information previously provided to us to the extent that we are legally or contractually obligated to do so and to the extent necessary to enforce any contractual obligations you may have to us. You also understand that in withdrawing consent, we may no longer be able to provide you with services previously available with consent.

IX. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in our practices and service offerings. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will update the “Effective Date” and such changes will be effective upon posting. It is your obligation to check our current Privacy Policy for any changes. Any revised Privacy Policy will only apply prospectively to Information collected or modified after the Effective Date of the revised policy. It is your responsibility to periodically check and review our Privacy Policy for changes.

X. QUESTIONS
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please send us an email at [email protected], write us at Fessenden, Laumer & DeAngelo, PLLC, 81 Forest Avenue, Jamestown, New York 14701, or call us at 716-484-7196.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Jun 19, 2020

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