As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients throughout the United States, Holland Law Firm, including its affiliated partnerships, 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 upon lawyers and their associated personnel to preserve and protect confidential client information.
This Statement 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 (including the website’s live chat service and any of the website’s forms), our apps, our social media sites, our extranets, as well as email messages that we send to you (collectively, the “Internet Services”). This Statement also describes how the firm collects, processes, and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and Internet Services.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may use that Personal Information when it is in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:
- Contacting you and responding to your requests and inquiries;
- Personalizing your visit and use of our Internet Services and assisting you while you use those services;
- Carrying out, monitoring, and analyzing our business or website operations;
- Conducting our recruiting and selection process;
- Providing you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise dealing with you, and administering the matters you instruct us on;
- Contacting you (unless you inform 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 hyperlink in our electronic marketing communications;
- Entering into or carrying out contracts of various kinds; and/or
- Complying with applicable laws, regulations, guidance, or professional obligations that we may be subject to, including anti-money laundering requirements.
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 physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including Personal Information provided via telephone call to our firm or its agents, by a visitor to this website, and/or otherwise provided while using our other Internet Services. We do not, however, 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 Statement 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.
As a firm with offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and Edwardsville, Illinois, we operate systems that make data related to your matters accessible from both our St. Louis and Edwardsville offices and often transfer client data which may include Personal Information between our offices.
Cookie and Automated Website-User Information Collection Policy
We automatically receive and record information in our server logged from your browser when you visit this website or use our other Internet Services. The information we collect with these automated methods includes your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and referring URL. If you sign up for our email newsletter, we may also use an embedded image to track whether you open our email.
We work with vendors who help us process data, facilitate the operation of the website, and deliver messages to you on other platforms. For example, outside vendors may help us analyze traffic on our site or send out periodic email updates.
cookies that stores information within your web browser. Although the firm uses the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provided to use Personal Information about the visitors of our website or users of our other Internet Services.
“Do Not Track” Signals
“Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked. Our website and other Internet Services operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled. Our Internet Services do not allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain, or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the firm collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Statement, the firm will do so only with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.
We reserve the right to change this Statement 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.
If you have any questions relating to our use of your Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at:
Holland Law Firm
211 N Broadway, Ste 2625
St. Louis, MO 63102