Cooper, Whitney &
PRIVACY PROTECTION POLICY
Our law firm
understands your concerns as a client for privacy and the need to ensure the
privacy of all your information. Your privacy is important to us and maintaining
your trust and confidence is a high priority. Lawyers have been and continue to
be bound by professional standards of confidentiality. The purpose of this
about you that we obtain and how we keep that information secure.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or
obtained by us with your authorization or consent.
WE DO NOT
DISCLOSE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLIENTS OR FORMER CLIENTS TO ANYONE,
EXCEPT AS PERMITTED BY LAW AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE ETHICS RULES.
We do not disclose
any nonpublic personal information about current or former clients obtained in
the course of representation of those clients, except as expressly or impliedly
authorized by those clients to enable us to effectuate the purpose of our
representation or as required or permitted by law or applicable provisions of
codes of professional responsibility or ethical rules governing our conduct as
lawyers. Our policy specifically means that we protect the confidentiality of
our clients’ Social Security numbers, prohibit unlawful disclosure of our
clients’ Social Security numbers and limit access to our clients’ social
security numbers in the same manner as we do all other nonpublic personal
information. We safeguard the data, computer files and documents containing your
personal information and destroy, erase or make unreadable such data, computer
files and documents prior to disposal.
CONFIDENTIALITY, SECURITY AND DOCUMENT RETENTION
We retain records
relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to
assist you with your professional needs and to comply with professional
guidelines or requirements of law. In order to guard your nonpublic personal
information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that
comply with our professional standards.
years your file may be destroyed by us. We safeguard the data, computer files
and documents containing your personal information and destroy, erase or make
unreadable such data, computer files and documents prior to disposal.
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