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This Privacy Policy describes how The Postlethwaite Law Firm PLLC (the “Firm”, “Postlethwaite Law Firm”, “we” or “us”) collects, uses, shares, stores, and protects Personal Data on www.postlethwaitelaw.com and any other social media, mobile websites, microsites, applications, or other services and platforms operated or used by the Firm (together, the “website”), and collected by phone, paper, or other means.

1. Types of Data We Collect and How We Collect It

The Firm collects information, including online, by phone, paper, and by other means, to help us better identify and contact you, our clients, and potential clients.  The Firm collects this information for a variety of business and legal purposes, including but not limited to, to understand your needs and provide you with superior service, to improve the website and notify you regarding changes to the website, to communicate with you, to maintain a record of your relationship with us, to evaluate and respond to any application for employment with us, to research and analyze users’ demographic characteristics in aggregated form to better understand and serve our users and improve the website, for ongoing operations and other processes, to audit and verify the qualify and effectiveness of the website and our services and compliance therewith, to detect security incidents and protect against malicious, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and to generally comply with U.S., state, local, and non-U.S. laws, rules and regulations.

“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. This information may include but is not limited to:

  • General data (e.g., names, dates of birth, home and business addresses, email addresses, Internet protocol addresses and mobile/landline business/personal telephone numbers that are provided by our members/customers)
  • Professional data (e.g., bar pass date and state(s))
  • Government-issued identification numbers (e.g., social security numbers, national identification numbers, passport information in limited circumstances, and tax identification numbers), for example from clients and independent contractors,
  • Other identification information (e.g., photographs)
  • Financial information (e.g., credit and debit card numbers) for services sales or employment purposes
  • Demographic data (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, dietary restrictions, and disability data) from voluntary surveys or event registration forms for diversity or accessibility purposes
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as information regarding your use of the website (e.g., cookies, browsing history, and/or search history), as well as information you provide to us when you correspond with us in relation to your inquiries.

2. How Your Data Is Used and Stored

In addition to the uses described above, we use your Personal Data in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below, in order to:

  • Identify you when you visit our website
  • Provide service communications such as bill reminders, order confirmationsclient service messages
  • Provide products, information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in
  • Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information
  • Deliver and process surveys
  • Personalize and improve the usability of the website
  • Tailor content, advertising and marketing to you

3. How Your Data is Shared

We do not sell or rent any of the Personal Data we collect about you to third parties.

We do not disclose any Personal Data about you to third parties, except: (i) as permitted or required by law or regulation or pursuant to any legal process; (ii) in response to governmental, regulatory, law enforcement or judicial inquiries; (iii) to affiliates; (iv) to third party suppliers and service providers (including vendors providing hosting, database management and development services related to the operation of the Website, outsourcing providers of our back-office and internal functions, technology service providers, and/or email marketing services related to events we are hosting, our publications or other communications we may send to you); (v) our lawyers, auditors and other professional advisors; and (vi) entities to whom we may transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets in a restructuring or in connection with a corporate transaction. If a change happens to our business, then the successor entity may use your Personal Data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

4. How We Protect Your Data

The Firm implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services or benefits.

5. How to Manage the Processing of Your Data

You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us using the contact information at the bottom of this webpage. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from the Firm, you can contact us as described at the bottom of this webpage and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.

Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your retention of the Firm for the provision of legal services), or compliance with law.  Your consent can be withdrawn at any time.  We retain Personal Information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements).

You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

Your Personal Data is your own – we rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our website, you can review, update and correct your information directly by contacting us as described at the bottom of this webpage.

6. European Union GDPR

European Union GDPR: to the extent permitted by law you have the right to access, update, correct, restrict, delete, be forgotten or object to the processing of, or request the portability of the personal data collected about you subject to some conditions and exceptions. You can find more about those rights in the EU by reading the General Data Protection Regulation available at http://www.eugdpr.org/the-regulation.html.

As mentioned earlier, you have the right to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time even if you have chosen to opt-in on an earlier occasion.

The Firm is committed to respecting all the above rights in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. If you wish to inquire about any of those rights or have any concern, please contact us immediately using the contact details below.

7. Data Retention

Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer using or accessing the Website, decline to retain the Firm for the provision of legal services, or are no longer a client of the Firm, in order to provide you with future opportunities and other purposes such as tracking trends, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact as described at the bottom of this webpage.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.

8. Transmission of Data to Other Countries

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

9. Breach Notification

The Firm will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law if it is determined that a data security incident occurred.

10. Contact Supervisory Authorities

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority – in particular the supervisory authority of the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement – if you believe that the processing of your Personal Data does not comply with legal requirements.

A list of Data Protection Authorities within the European Union is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.

11. Firm Email Policy

The Firm Email Policy is as follows:

Your email address will be used only by the Firm, or the Firm’s vendors performing services or offering products on the Firm’s behalf.  Please understand, however, that in such cases, your email address may be visible to third parties to enable the Firm to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Finally, the Firm shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for the Firm to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.  If you require additional information, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Information” below.

12. Cookies

The Firm uses cookies to offer you “sticky login” where our system remembers your login and allows you to use the site without logging in again and to help our ad management software display random advertisements throughout the site. A cookie is a small text file that reports user and page activity (e.g., what banner ad appeared and whether you clicked on it).

Information gathered using cookies is not sold or provided to vendors, direct mail concerns, email list services, etc.

The Firm cannot control the use of cookies by sites linked to our site or to vendor(s) sites that have purchased banner advertisements. The Firm is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.  It is recommended that you review the privacy policies of other linked websites as the privacy policies of these websites, and their use of cookies, may differ from the Firm Privacy Policy.

Cookie settings, including whether to reject cookies, can be controlled in your Internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox).  Certain features on our website may not function if cookies are disabled.

13. User ID and Password

You may be required to use a User ID and Password to access certain parts of the Firm website and associated accounts.  The use of a User ID and Password helps protect your Personal Data.  Please create a unique password, for example using uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Please contact us via the information provided below if you need assistance in using or resetting your User ID and/or Password.

14. Linking to Other Websites

The Firm website contains links to other websites not operated by the Firm.  The Firm Privacy Policy only applies to the Firm website.  It is recommended that you review the privacy policies of other linked websites as the privacy policies of these websites may differ from the Firm Privacy Policy.

15. Canada Anti-Spam Law

The Firm complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law.  Non-Firm users or associates who provide us a Canadian mailing address will not receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law) unless these individuals have “opted-in” to receive Commercial Electronic messages.

16. California Privacy Rights

In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once per calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediate prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).

To obtain this information please write to us at: The Postlethwaite Law Firm PLLC, 425 5th Avenue, 64th Floor, New York, New York 10016.  Attn: Firm Lists – California Privacy Law.  Please include your full name and address.

17. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

We do not seek to collect or maintain information (including Personal Data) on the website from those we know are under the age of 18, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.  If we learn we have collected or received Personal Data from an individual under the age of 13, we will delete that Personal Data.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Firm Privacy Policy or if you wish to access, change, or delete your Personal Data, please contact us at the address below.  The Firm will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

The Postlethwaite Law Firm PLLC

425 5th Avenue, 64th Floor

New York, New York 10016

Phone: (646) 389-3202

Fax: (646) 619-4733

[email protected]

The Firm reserves the right to amend and change this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.  Updates to the Privacy Policy will be shared to this webpage.  The date of the last revision to the Privacy Policy will be indicated by the “Effective Date” at the bottom of this page.

Effective Date: June 25, 2021

Our law firm partners with FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.