The Firm takes privacy and the security of personal information very seriously. All Persons using this Website agree to read this Privacy and Security Policy (“Policy”) and learn about the Firm’s general privacy and information security policies. This Policy applies to this Website. This Policy does not apply to any other sites that may be operated from time to time by the law firm or any other Person.
Each Person entering or submitting personal information over or through this Website agrees to the Firm’s use of such information in accordance with this Policy. Each such Person agrees not to send any personal information that the Person does not want to be treated other than in accordance with this Policy.
What is “Personal Information”?
Personal information means information by which any Person can be identified. It includes such information as a Person’s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Personal information also includes sensitive personal data, including such information as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or other beliefs, union membership, health, sex life, commission of criminal offences and involvement in criminal or civil proceedings or matters.
The Firm may collect personal information sent by any Person over or through this Website. The Firm may use personal information for any purpose it deems appropriate, including (but not limited to):
- responding to and otherwise processing requests and applications;
- monitoring and improving the performance and content of this Website, analyzing Website usage and creating internal reports; and
- contacting users and delivering information (including marketing material) to Persons who have requested, or are believed to have interest in, information, such as notices, details of services, updates on legal developments and communications relevant to use of this Website.
Disclosure to Third Parties
The Firm may use third parties to provide data processing, hosting, storage, emergency recovery services, and other services. The Firm may grant third parties access to personal information provided on this Website.
The Firm will not otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, unless required or permitted to do so by law, including in the exercise or defense of our legal rights. The Firm has no obligation to monitor the use of this Website or to retain the content of any use of this Website. The Firm reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to cooperate with law enforcement or other authorities in investigating any claim.
When a Person uses this Website, a small data file, known as a “cookie,” may be placed on the Person’s hard drive or computer. A cookie is an electronically transmitted file that holds small pieces of information. Cookies collect certain information about the user’s use of the Website and may send such information to the Firm’s server.
There are different types of cookies. Two types are persistent and session-based cookies. Persistent cookies remain on a Person’s computer after the Person closes the browser or turns off the computer. Session cookies cease to work or reside on a computer at specific instances, such as when the computer is turned off, the browser is closed, or the Person exits from the portion of a website that caused the cookie to be set.
When a Person visits the general portion of this Website, the Firm’s server may send a cookie to the Person’s computer. The Firm generally uses this cookie to help understand better how visitors use this Website. For example, the cookies allow collection of information about how many people are visiting the Website, what pages they are visiting and how they navigate the site.
When a Person visits the home page of the general portion of this Website, the Person may have the opportunity to choose to display the site with or without Flash navigation or Flash graphics. In such cases, if the Person selects the “non-Flash site” link, a cookie may be set to implement the choice. Without this cookie, the Person may see the Flash-version of the Website in certain circumstances, even if the non-Flash version had been selected.
The Firm may use different types of cookies in a variety of different ways over the course of time, as the use and design of the Website and the goals and needs of the Firm change.
The Firm may use IP addresses for a variety of purposes, such as analyzing trends, administering the Website, tracking users’ movements, and gathering broad demographic information.
Links to Other websites
For convenience, this Website may provide links to other websites. This Policy applies only to the website at www.wbk.com and not to any other such sites. Any Person accessing information through any link, whether or not such linked information opens in another browser, is strongly advised to review the privacy and security policies of such sites before using the site or providing any personal or other information.
Information from Children
The Firm does not direct this Website to children under 13 years of age. Individuals under 18 should consult with a parent or guardian about the use of this Website.
Ownership of Materials
The Firm owns all information received over or through this Website. The Firm may retain and use any information received, including any resume or other information.
The Firm may use physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal and other information, including without limitation firewalls and scanning software to detect and block malicious code and certain unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE or “spam”). Internally, the Firm may employ encryption technologies, user authentication systems (e.g., passwords and personal identification numbers) and access control mechanisms to secure access to the Firm’s computer systems and files. Due, at least in part, to these protections, some e-mail messages may not be received.
Each user of this Website acknowledges and understands that information sent over or through this Website may not be secure, and the Firm is not required to provide any protection or security.
Modification of Policy
The Firm may modify this Policy at any time. No modification or attempted modification of this Policy or the Terms shall be binding on the Firm.
Changes to this Policy will be posted on this Website. Users are encouraged to check back from time to time to review any updates that have been made.
Contacting the Firm
Any questions about this Policy or use of personal information should be directed to James M. Milano at Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, 1300 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036.
Any and all use of this Website is also governed by such other terms as may be published by the Firm on this Website from time to time, including without limitation the Terms of Service.
Last revised December 1, 2012