The Law Offices of Mark J. Yost (the Firm) is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and personal information that identifies clients, staff, agents, lawyers and others inside or outside of the Firm.
It is the policy of the Firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information.
This Policy summarizes the Firm’s data protection practices generally, and it advises clients and other third parties who provide personal information to the Firm about the privacy policies that may be applicable to them. The Policy also describes how the Firm collects, processes and discloses personal information in connection with the provision of legal services.
Collection and Use of Personal information
The Firm collects personal information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to its website. The Firm may also collect personal information about you when you interact with the Firm on its website and from other third parties.
The Firm may use that personal information for the following purposes:
- to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries;
- to personalize your visit to the Firm’s website and to assist you while you use the website;
- to carry out, monitor and analyze Firm business or website operations;
- to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the Firm;
- to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or Firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that the Firm considers may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications; and
- to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations to which the Firm may be subject, including anti-money laundering requirements. Where personal information is necessary for the Firm to carry out its anti-money laundering checks failure to provide such information may result in the Firm not being able to provide representation.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
Consistent with the Firm’s professional obligations, it is the policy of the Firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information clients and others entrust to the Firm.
The Firm maintains reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of personal information, including that provided by a visitor to this website. The Firm cannot guarantee that its safeguards will always work.
The Firm may retain information provided by you, including personal information, for as long as necessary to comply with its legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Policy and in other applicable policies. If you wish to obtain more details on the Firm’s information practices, please refer to the “Contact Us” section below.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
The Firm does not disclose any personal information to unrelated parties outside of the Firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to agents or data processors or other contractors acting on the Firm’s behalf and at its direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where the Firm believes 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 the Firm’s professional obligations, it may provide personal information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when the Firm otherwise believes 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 legal defenses or compliance matters.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal information. These rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt out of having your personal information shared or sold. The Firm does not sell or share your personal information with third-party companies. To exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send us your request using the “Contact Us” section below.
The following are categories of personal information defined under the Act that the Firm may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering Firm business or which may be received from a client in the course of providing legal services: identifiers, personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, commercial information, biometric information, internet or other electronic network activity, geolocation data, sensory data, professional or employment-related information, non-public education information, and inferences drawn from other personal information.
The Firm reserves the right to change this Policy at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for the Firm’s internet services, it will be posted on this website.
Contact The Law Offices of Mark J. Yost
If you have any questions relating to the Firm’s use of your personal information please contact Mark at [email protected]