Privacy Policy

Last updated on October 13, 2018

OVERVIEW

Your privacy is important to us.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Our Policy

Welcome to the website (the “Site”) of KarlDowdenLaw, PLLC (“Karl Dowden Law”, “we”, “us” and/or “our”). This Site is maintained and operated by Karl Dowden Law as a resource to be used by the public for general information and educational purposes only. This Privacy Policy sets forth Karl Dowden Law’s policy with respect to information including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and other information that is collected from visitors to the Site (“you” or “your”).

Karl Dowden Law may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting any changes under the Privacy Policy link on the Site. The revisions will become effective after we post such changes and, if you use the Site, your use will constitute acceptance of such revisions.

Information We Collect

When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:

Personal Data that you provide through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you complete and submit contact forms, registration forms, etc. (including but not limited to your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number). Wherever Karl Dowden Law collects Personal Data, we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to the Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Karl Dowden Law and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Other Information:

Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Karl Dowden Law through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Karl Dowden Law may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Karl Dowden Law affiliates, agents or service providers. The Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

In operating the Site, we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies, however that may hinder your access to certain features of the Site.

Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Site, Karl Dowden Law often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Karl Dowden Law may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Karl Dowden Law may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Third Party Tracking and Analytics: We may allow third party service providers to use cookies or similar technologies to collect information about your browsing activities over time and across different websites following your use of the Site. For example, we may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), Intercom, a chat and analytics platform provided by Intercom, Inc. (“Intercom”), and Heap, a mobile and web analytics platform provided by Heap, Inc. (“Heap”). Google, Intercom, and Heap use cookies or similar technologies to help us analyze how users function and use the Site in order to make improvements or to better market to you. We may also implement Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (which may include Remarketing with Google Analytics). Visitors can opt out by using Google’s Ads Settings or going to tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information

Karl Dowden Law uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question.

Karl Dowden Law and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Related Companies”) may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve the Site.

Karl Dowden Law and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each marketing communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future marketing communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future marketing communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information

Karl Dowden Law is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Firm Transfers: As we develop our firm, we might sell or buy firms or assets. In the event of an entity sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Agents, Consultants, and Related Third Parties: Karl Dowden Law, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements: Karl Dowden Law may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with a legal obligation; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Karl Dowden Law; (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public; or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Your Choices

You can visit the Site without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site.

All unsubscribe or opt-out requests may be made by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the relevant email. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. However, we are not responsible for, and in some cases we are incapable of, removing your personally identifiable information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy or your consent. You should contact such third parties directly.

If you would like to update, correct or modify any personally identifiable information that you have provided to us, please email us at [email protected] and once we confirm your information, we will update such information within a reasonable amount of time. You may also contact us to request that your personally identifiable information be removed from our database, however, please understand that it may be impossible to remove your information completely due to backups and records of deletion.

Exclusions

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Karl Dowden Law other than Personal Data collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Karl Dowden Law through the Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as forums, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Karl Dowden Law shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Children

Karl Dowden Law does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on the Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to Karl Dowden Law through the Site, please contact us at [email protected]ldowdenlaw.com, and we will promptly commence efforts to delete that information from our databases.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. The Site may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by Karl Dowden Law (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from the Site do not imply that Karl Dowden Law endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Security

Karl Dowden Law takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no transmission over the Internet (including but not limited to email) is ever fully secure or error-free. Your use of the Site demonstrates your assumption of this risk. For more information on protecting your privacy, please visit www.ftc.gov/privacy.

GDPR

We retain client contact information and prospective client information if provided to us via the Site or by any third party service we use. That information may include phone numbers, full names, business addresses, and email addresses. Any payment information is managed by third-party, reputable vendors. We use and store any information obtained to connect with, market and/or do business with the persons who have interacted with the Site. Contact information is stored indefinitely unless the individual requests in writing that such information be deleted.

Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the Terms of Service at karldowdenlaw.com/terms-of-service.