Last Updated: 5/24/2018
Thank you for visiting Fowler White Burnett, P.A. Here you can find general information about the services we provide.
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect and process a range of personally identifiable information including:
Data you give to us:
This is personally identifiable information that you give to us by filling in forms on our website or by way of a phone call, e-mail, in-person meetings or otherwise. It includes any and all information you provide to us.
More specifically, personally identifiable information includes: any information related to a natural person or ‘data subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.
Data we collect about you:
Data we collect about others:
We also collect both personally and non-personally identifiable information about other people from our clients or potential clients. For example, in order for us to advise on a matter for a potential client or client, it might be important for that client to divulge the personally identifiable information with us in order for us to represent them in a matter. This information may include contracts, correspondence, case information, or financial records. It is the responsibility of our clients to ensure they are in compliance with any and all laws, rules and regulations.
We are not responsible for any third-party data collection, privacy practices or policies that we may link to or may link to us.
We use tracking technologies like cookies on our website to collect additional information about your visits. These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers on our behalf. We use these technologies so that we are able to identify your access and usage of our website.
We do not use Flash cookies on our website.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required for the use and operation of our website, any of our apps on our site and/or any of the online services we provide.
- Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to differentiate between visitors to our site, count the total number of visitors who access our site, and identify the various webpages and searches performed on our site. Again, cookies helps us to improve the way our website works and make it easy for you to find information.
- Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize you when you return to our website. We use these cookies to personalize content for you by retrieving your preferences on our site.
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the webpages you visit while on our site, to track the searches you perform on our site and the links you follow. This information helps us to learn your preferences and interests in the services we provide. We may also share this information with third parties.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
Cookie used to prevent cross-site request forgery.
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This is the default session cookie for the content management system.
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Cookie used to store browsing behavior in order to personalize certain content to increase the relevance of the site experience for the user.
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Except for strictly necessary cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 months.
Although most web browsers are automatically configured to accept cookies, you can configure your browser to stop accepting cookies, to notify you when a new cookie is received, and to disable and/or delete any existing cookies. By accepting cookies from our website, you will enjoy all of our websites features and functionality. If you do not accept cookies from our website or choose to disable cookies in your browser while accessing our website, you will not be able to take advantage of all of the features of our website.
How Do We Use and Share Your Information?
We gather and use your personally identifiable information: (i) for the performance of an agreement to which you, your employer or a business partner, is a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into an agreement, and/or (ii) for direct marketing purposes which are necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or where you have provided consent if consent is required under applicable law, and/or (iii) when otherwise necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests and in compliance with your fundamental rights and freedoms and/or (iv) because of a legal obligation. Where we process special categories of data of third parties this will generally be in context of establishing, exercising or defending legal claims on behalf of our clients.
We may use personally identifiable information held about you in the following ways:
Business Uses: to evaluate whether to represent you; to open files; for relationship management; for verifications checks such as sanction screening and anti-money laundering checks; to provide you with the legal services requested or to carry out our obligations arising from any agreements you enter into with us; in relation to prospective staff and lawyers; to operate extranet sites (e.g. login details); to establish and manage accounts; and to analyze and develop new services and our website;
Providing Support: to respond to requests, questions, and comments; to notify you about changes; and to measure how effectively we address your concerns;
Website Experience: for the technical administration of our website or extranet sites; for internal operations; for client administration; for troubleshooting; for data analysis, monitoring, data analytics, testing, and research and development purposes; to ensure that content from our website is presented in an effective manner for you and for your computer; and as part of our efforts to protect the security and integrity of information collected via this website;
- Protecting Rights and Property: to protect our rights or property or that of our clients or others when we have reasonable grounds to believe that such rights or property have been or could be affected; to recover debts; to prevent, detect, identify, investigate, respond, and protect against potential or actual claims, liabilities and prohibited behavior or activities
- Information for our Business Partners: to administer and develop our business relationship with you, your employer or the business partner you represent, including sharing information with our group, to enter into or perform a transaction with you, to contact you as part of satisfaction surveys or for market research purposes
- Marketing: to communicate about, and administer participation in special events, programs, surveys, and other offers and promotions; and to send to you legal updates and other informational or promotional email messages, which you may opt out of receiving as described below, where sending such information is in our legitimate interests or where we have sought and you have provided consent
Furthermore, any communication, material or content you submit, post or access on an interactive discussion board, blog, other public area, or other interactive function on the website is a public or other non-private communication, may be viewed by the general public and/or by the other website users to whom you share or provide it.
In addition to the foregoing, we may release your personally identifiable information to law enforcement, governmental authorities, or third parties if (i) required to do so by law, search warrant, subpoena, court order, or other legal process, (ii) requested by law enforcement or other governmental authorities, in our discretion, or (iii) we otherwise have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our firm or third parties.
Do Not Track Disclosures:
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (DNT) signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they are even aware of them.
Currently, we do not change our tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your web browser. Our third party partners, such as web analytics companies, collect information about your online activities over time and across our website and other online properties.
How Do We Protect Personally Identifiable Information You Provide to Us?
We make reasonable efforts to protect personally identifiable information that you submit through our website from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Since the internet is a worldwide method of communication, no server or internet transmission is completely secure or free from errors. We do not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any particular standard. Be aware that any information that you send us through the websites is not confidential or privileged.
How Long Will my Personally Identifiable Information be Kept for?
Your personally identifiable information is not kept any longer than is reasonably necessary for the completion of its purposes. When data has fulfilled its purpose and at the end of its retention period, it is destroyed or erased from our systems. Our Data Retention and Disposal Policy is available upon request.
Will my Personally Identifiable Information be Transferred to Other Countries?
Since our offices are based in the United States, your personally identifiable information is transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to members of our group, personnel who work for us in the completion of work to provide services to you, and other third parties as set out above and in accordance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations.
We are party to a data transfer agreement with the members of our group and we will (i) keep that document up to date with current law, and (ii) only engage in personally identifiable information transfers from the EEA to outside the EEA in accordance with such an agreement or an alternative means of transfer in compliance with data protection legislation.
If you are a United States resident it is possible that your data will be transferred outside of the United States, but in accordance with United States' law.
What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected from Children?
Our website does not target children under the age of 16 or the age of maturity as otherwise stated in location law. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under that age. Do not provide any personally identifiable information of any kind whatsoever if you are under the age of 16.
What Happens to Your Personally Identifiable Information in a Corporate Change of Control?
Be aware that in the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to the new party in control.
What Rights do I have in Relation to my Personally Identifiable Information?
Depending on the circumstances and applicable law, you may have the right to:
- request access to any personally identifiable information we hold about you;
- object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes;
- ask to have inaccurate data held about you amended or updated;
- ask to have your data erased or to restrict processing in certain limited situations;
- request the porting of your personally identifiable information to another organization in control of your personally identifiable information; and/or
- object to any decision that significantly affects you being taken solely by a computer or other automated process.
If you wish to make a formal request for information we hold about you, you can contact us, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I Update or Access my Personally Identifiable Information?
Any personally identifiable information that we hold can be updated by contacting email@example.com.
How do I Opt Out of Being Contacted for Promotional Purposes?
By sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org wherein you should make clear your request for any of your personally identifiable information to be removed.
How Can You Ask Questions or Raise Concerns?
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the applicable regulator in your jurisdiction. In the UK, this is the ICO. In France, this is CNIL.