Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 11, 2021


Scope

This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) details how Patrick Law Group, LLC (“PLG”, “we”, or “us”) will collect, use, disclose and protect personal information (“Personal Information”) obtained from visitors to our website (the “Site”).  This Notice also describes the rights that you have with respect to such Personal Information.  

Any links found on the Site to websites maintained by anyone other than PLG are not governed by this Privacy Policy.  Should you have any questions regarding your use of Personal Information on those websites, we recommend that you view their respective privacy policies.


What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is defined differently by different laws.  However, generally speaking, it is a category of information that can be used to identify a person, household or device or that can be reasonably associated with a person, household or device.  The following categories are examples of Personal Information:

Categories and Examples of Personal Information

Personal Identifiers:  Personal identifiers include information such as,

First and last name

Social Security Number

Driver’s license number

Credit card number

User name and password

Internet or other electronic network activity information:

Browsing history

IP address

Information about the way you interact with the Site


What Information Do We Collect and Why?

Information collected

We collect a few categories of Personal Information when you visit the Site.  Listed below are the categories of Personal Information collected and the purpose for collection.

When you browse our Site, we collect Personal Information about you both directly from information you may submit and indirectly from your operating device and your activity.  The type and amount of information we collect depends on the manner in which you interact with the Site.  Depending on the type of interaction you have with the Site, we may collect some or all of the following:

Personal Identifiers:

If you submit information to the firm via our “Contact Us” page, we may collect your name, email address and whatever information you choose to include in your message.  If you communicate with us through the “LegalSifter” “Want to Learn more” web form on the Site, you may submit your name and email address and we will use that information to contact you with additional information about the LegalSifter technology.

If you choose to email the firm or any of our lawyers via the email addresses posted on the Site, we will collect your name, email address and any information included in your email message.  Additionally, if you conduct a “Search” on our Site via the search functionality provided, we will capture any information that you submit in order to fulfil your search request.  

Operating System Information

When you visit the Site and/or interact with it, we will collect information such as details about how you navigate the Site, your Internet protocol (IP) address, web pages viewed, date and time of visit, domain type, device event information such as crashes that occur, system activity, hardware, settings, browser type or version, browser language, referral URL and region or general location from which your computer or device is accessing the Internet.

Purpose for Collection

PLG collects the information listed above for various reasons including:

  • To respond to inquiries and requests you have;
  • To administer, maintain and improve the operation of our Site;
  • To detect, prevent, and investigate activities that may violate our policies, pose safety issues or be fraudulent or illegal, and;
  • For security purposes

Data Collection Through Cookies

In addition to the above, we use “cookies” to collect Personal Information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes.  

Specifically, PLG’s Site uses “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by PLG and are used to: store the preferences of our Site visitors, to make our Site function properly, and to store the time of Site visits.

This website also uses Google Analytics.  Google Analytics places cookies on your computer that generate specific information about your use of the Service, including how many times a video is displayed on our Site and what settings are used for playback.  No sensitive data is collected.  The information will be used by PLG to evaluate consumer use of the Site and compile reports on Site activity. The information will be also transmitted to and stored by Google. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. The use of cookies by Google Analytics is covered by Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

How You Can Manage Cookies

The cookies used on our Site can be enabled or disabled through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.  Disabling cookies may impact your ability to use certain features of the Site.


Our Disclosure and Sale of Personal Information

We do not sell your Personal Information.  We may, however, disclose Personal Information as necessary or appropriate in connection with any of the purposes for which we collect and use Personal Information.  

Purpose for Disclosure

 

To Whom and Further Detail

For our business purposes

 

We use service providers for various purposes including to design and host our Site. 

To fulfill your requests

We may disclose Personal Information to third parties with whom we partner:

(a)    to enable you to participate in a program or event, and;

(b)    to fulfill a request you may have.

For legal purposes

We may disclose Personal Information:

(a)     to investigate, prevent or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person;

(b)    to respond to or defend against subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process;

(c)     to establish or exercise our legal rights; or

(d)    to otherwise comply with applicable law.

In each instance, when we contract with a third party to provide services to PLG and that results in the disclosure, collection and/or processing of Personal Information by the third party, we restrict the third party’s ability to use or disclose the Personal Information.  Third parties may only use the Personal Information for the purpose of fulfilling their obligations under their contract with us.  In some cases, the third party is granted permission to use Personal Information in order to improve the products/services they provide so long as the information is aggregated and/or de-identified so that it cannot be traced back to any of our Site visitors. 


Third-Party Links and Websites

Our Site may contain links to third-party websites and services. While we endeavor to work with third parties that share our respect for user privacy, we are not responsible for the websites or privacy practices of such third-parties. You are responsible for knowing when you are leaving our website to visit a third party website, and for reading and understanding the terms of use and privacy policy statements for each such third party. 


Privacy Choices

Your Choices and Controls

You have the right to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use and sharing of your information.  These rights may include: 

  • Choosing or changing your choices for newsletters and notifications;
  • Requesting access to the Personal Information we hold about you

You may exercise these controls in various ways including, by contacting us at info@patricklawgroup.com  following instructions provided in communications to you, or by using your device or other available settings.  If you have questions about the specific Personal Information we have about you that we process or retain, and your rights regarding that information, please contact us at info@patricklawgroup.com

“Do Not Track” and Targeted Ads

We do not respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals. We do not serve targeted advertisements on our website at this time. To learn more about browser tracking signals and “Do Not Track”, visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.


How We Protect Your Information

PLG works hard to protect the Personal Information that we process from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction, including by:

  • maintaining a secure firewall configuration to protect data
  • regularly updating anti-virus software and keeping security patches up-to-date
  • regularly testing security systems and processes
  • restricting physical access to Personal Information
  • securely destroying or purging all media containing Personal Information

Changes or Updates to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to revise or update this Privacy Notice at any time, and each update to the Privacy Notice will reflect the “Last Modified” Date.  Your interaction with PLG through the Site constitutes your assent to the terms contained herein.  You should periodically revisit the Privacy Notice to learn of any revisions or updates. 


Contact Us

If you have questions or complaints about this Privacy Notice, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please contact us at info@patricklawgroup.com.  We will investigate and attempt to resolve any such complaint or dispute regarding the use or disclosure of your Personal Information.