HOFFMAN LEGAL CORPORATION PRIVACY POLICY

 

As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients worldwide, Hoffman Legal Corporation (“the Firm”) is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, law students, job applicants or others inside or outside the firm). It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.

 

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) is based on the privacy and data protection principles common to geographic area in which we operate. We apply it in light of our overarching obligations to comply with law, to preserve client confidentiality and to represent our clients as effectively as possible within the bounds of the law. This Policy is intended to summarize the firm’s data protection practices generally, and to advise our clients, interested law students, job applicants, website visitors, and other third parties about the firm’s privacy policies that may be applicable to them.

 

This Policy is also specifically addressed to parties outside the firm who provide Personal Information to the firm or who visit or use the firm’s website, our social media sites, as well as email messages that we send to you that contain a link to this Policy (collectively, the “Internet Services”). This Policy also describes how the firm collects, processes and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Internet Services.

 

Collection and Use of Personal Information

 

The firm collects Personal Information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to its website or users of Internet Services. We may also collect Personal Information about you when you interact with us on social media sites and from other third parties and may also automatically collect information that may contain Personal Information as described below in the cookie policy.

 

We may use that Personal Information where it is in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:

 

  • to contact you and respond to your requests and enquiries
  • to personalize your visit and use of our Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services
  • to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations
  • to conduct our recruiting and selection process
  • to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on
  • to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications
  • to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
  • to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations that we may be subject to, including anti-money laundering requirements.  Where Personal Information is necessary for the firm to carry out its anti-money laundering checks failure to provide such information may result in the firm not being able to provide the representation.

 

Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information

 

Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us.

 

We maintain reasonable and appropriate, albeit not inf allible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.

 

We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors.

 

We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Policy and in our applicable policies. If you wish to obtain more details on our information practices, please refer to the “Contact Us” section below.

 

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information

 

We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.

 

Your California Privacy Rights

 

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal Information. These rights, which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions, include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt out of having your Personal Information shared or sold. The firm does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. To exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send us your request using the “Contact Us” section below.

 

The following are categories of Personal Information defined under the Act we may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering firm business or receive from a client in the course of providing legal services: Identifiers, Personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, Commercial information, Biometric information, Internet or other electronic network activity, Geolocation data, Sensory data, Professional or employment-related information, Non-public education information, and inferences drawn from other personal information.

 

Changes

 

We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for our Internet Services, the firm will post it on this website and relevant Internet Services.

 

Contact Us

 

The firm maintains a Privacy Program to enhance and promote compliance privacy and data protection principles. You may wish to contact us to answer questions, access, amend, or correct your information and/or resolve issues or disputes. If you have any questions relating to our use of your Personal Information please contact the Privacy Officer, Sandy Groscup, at sagroscup@hoffmanlegal.net, or by mail at:

 

Sandy Groscup

Privacy Officer

Hoffman Legal Corporation

27405 Puerta Real, Suite 255

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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