Last Updated: 16 June, 2023
The Law Office of Seth Polansky, LLC (SPLLC) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Statement (the “Statement”) describes how we use and look after your personal data provided to us by you when you provide it via a form on our website (the “Site”). It also describes certain privacy rights and data protection laws that may apply to you.
It is important that you read this Statement together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Statement supplements other, more targeted notices and is not intended to override them.
This Site is not intended for children (anyone under the age of 18) and we do not knowingly collect information from children.
WHO WE ARE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Who We Are. SPLLC is a law firm.
Data controllers. For the purposes of data protection under the General Data Protection Regulation and any applicable national implementing laws, regulations, secondary or other legislation (collectively, the GDPR), the legal entity overseeing the processing of your personal data is The Law Office of Seth Polansky, LLC.
If you have privacy or data protection questions in connection with the Site, please contact us.
WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU VIA THE SITE.
SPLLC only collects via the Site personal data that you voluntarily provide via the form on the Site that enables you to contact us. The type of personal data we collect will depend upon what you provide to us via the form on the Site.
WHY DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA FROM YOU VIA THE SITE.
SPLLC collects via the Site, and processes your personal data in order to contact you as you may request via the form on the Site on which the data is collected. We collect this data to identify prospective clients and share relevant content including to market our capabilities.
Purpose and legal basis for processing. When processing your personal data, the purpose and legal basis include the following (to the extent that they apply to you):
1. To exchange information, conduct due diligence, answer your questions, take steps required to enter into a contract with you, or for the purposes of our legitimate interests to protect our legal rights and a third party’s rights, or, on the basis of your consent.
2. To keep you up to date with SPLLC events, activities and news that may be of interest to you, on the basis of your consent, or for our legitimate interests to use your personal data for marketing purposes.
3. To safeguard your personal data and our IT system with appropriate security, based on your and our legitimate interest for such security.
4. To comply with legal and regulatory requirements applicable to us.
Where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent only, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. We will then erase your personal data and stop processing it so long as we are not prohibited from doing so by applicable law.
Marketing. You may receive marketing communications from us if you provide your contact information to us via the form on the Site and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing communication. You can stop receiving marketing messages by following the unsubscribe links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting email@example.com.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA.
Your personal data is kept for the time required to pursue or fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purpose of satisfying any applicable legal, professional, contractual, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements unless you have requested deletion and we have honored that request. In determining data retention periods, we take into consideration local laws, contractual obligations, our professional duties to our clients, our reasonable business requirements, and your expectations and requirements.
When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal data that we have received via the form on the Site, we will securely delete your personal data. If you request that we stop sending you marketing materials, we will continue to keep a record of your contact details and appropriate information in order to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted by us.
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
This Site is hosted in the United States. Personal data that is voluntarily provided on or via this Site may be maintained or accessed in servers or files located in the United States or elsewhere.
To provide legal services and effectively run our business, we may need to share your personal data as permitted by law. Transfer of personal data may occur internally to our providers as necessary to provide our services, or to public and regulatory bodies in the event we are required to do so. These transfers may involve international transfer of your personal data to our data centers or those of our providers or public and regulatory bodies.
We do not sell the personal information we collect about you to third parties. We may, however, share your personal information with our service providers or third parties in accordance with the business purposes set out in this Statement.
Categories of recipients. Your personal data may be transferred to the following categories of recipients:
1. Service providers. We have retained certain service proividers to perform services on our behalf or on behalf of a client in connection with specific legal services we are providing for the client.
2. Public authorities. If we are required to do so by law or legal process, in response to a request from government authorities, or if we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent personal harm or economic loss.
4. Safety. We may disclose your data to protect the security of our Sites, servers, network systems, and databases. We also may disclose your data as necessary, if we believe that there has been a violation of any legal document or contract related to our services, or the rights of any third party.
WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE IN RELATION TO MY PERSONAL DATA.
Depending on the facts and circumstances related to the personal data we collect or obtain about you – including, for example, the nature of the information we process, where you are located or reside, or whether we obtain the information in connection with legal services we provide to our clients – you may have rights regarding the personal data we hold about you afforded under relevant data protection laws. These may include:
1. Right to be informed. You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent, and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. Therefore, we are providing you with this Statement.
2. Right of Access. You have the right to obtain access to your data (if we are processing it), and certain other information (like that provided in this Statement). This is so you are aware and can check that we are using your data in accordance with data protection law.
3. Right to Rectification. You are entitled to have your data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
4. Right to Erasure. This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your data where there is no compelling reason for us to keep it. This is not a general right; there are exceptions.
5. Right to Restrict Processing. You have certain rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your data. When processing is restricted, we can still store your data, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their data to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.
6. Right to Object to Processing. You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e., if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities).
7. Right to Lodge a Complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we manage or process your personal data with your national data protection authority.
8. Right to Withdraw Consent. If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). This includes your right to withdraw consent to us for use of your personal data for marketing purposes.
SPLLC is committed to honoring rights you have been afforded under data protection laws while ensuring that such rights are exercised in accordance with our other legal and ethical obligations, and we will not deny providing goods or services to you, charge you different prices or provide a different level or quality of goods and services to you for exercising any of the above rights, unless those differences are related to the value of your information.
You may submit a request for the information above by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. SPLLCwill evaluate all requests for information under all applicable laws and confidentiality protections or restrictions that apply to the firm, its clients, its employees, or to other third parties whose data the firm collects. SPLLC will not provide any information if it would otherwise violate governing law or legal protections that apply to such data, including without limitation any applicable privileges. In connection with submission of your request, we will take steps to verify your identity, and you will need to verify your identity before action is taken.
THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, LINKS, AND PLUG-INS.
The Site may provide links to third-party websites. Please be aware that this Statement applies only to websites operated by SPLLC. We recommend that you review the privacy and security policies of each website you visit before providing any personal data.
SECURING YOUR DATA.
We have taken certain physical, administrative, and technical steps to safeguard the data we collect from and about our Site visitors. Although SPLLC uses security that it believes to be appropriate to protect the personal data received through the Site, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against any loss, misuse, or alteration of any such data.
SPLLC represents clients with a global reach and we, or our service providers, may process, transfer, and store information on servers located in numerous countries, including the United States, and in some of these locations, data protection laws may be less stringent than those in the European Economic Area (EEA) or other locations that provide similar data protection safeguards. To ensure that your data is protected, we transfer your data subject to reasonable safeguards being in place.
REVISIONS TO THIS STATEMENT.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions, you may contact us at email@example.com or by mail to: SPLLC Attn: Privacy 11522 Taber Street, Silver Spring, MD.