Privacy Policy

PRIVACY AND DISCLAIMER POLICY


Brettner Cvitanovic, LLC (the “Firm”) owns and operates this Site. The Firm is dedicated to respecting your privacy and will treat any information provided by you through the Site with the utmost respect. Personal data that can be used to identify you such as your name, address, telephone number, etc. may be referred to below as “personal data.”

This Policy details this Firm’s policies on the content of this Site, including the Firm’s practices, blogs, presentations, social media content, and any emails relating to this Site. Specifically, this Policy describes how personal data is collected, stored, used, and disclosed through the Site. The Firm works consistently to maintain appropriate security protocols and protections in place to prevent unauthorized access or use of your personal data. The Firm will not sell or disclose personal data to unaffiliated third parties except in accordance with this Policy.

By accessing and using the Site, you agree to these terms.




NOT LEGAL ADVICE:


This Site presents general information about the Firm and is not intended as legal advice. You should not consider any content contained within the Site as legal advice. If you wish to receive advice, counsel, or otherwise be represented by the Firm, you must first establish an attorney-client relationship with the Firm through an executed engagement letter. Until you do so, you have not become a client of the Firm, which can only occur if the Firm determines that there is no conflict of interest and that the Firm is able to accept the engagement. Until you become a client of the Firm, no inquiry will be treated as confidential or privileged, and any email communication through this Site may be disclosed to third parties. Therefore, no confidential or proprietary information should be sent through the Site, as it will not be treated as private, confidential, or otherwise protected from disclosure until the Firm has communicated it is willing and able to accept your new matter. While the Firm has taken reasonable measures to protect your personal data, the Site is not secure. Any information sent to the Firm through the Site or through e-mail should only be done on a non-confidential basis. The Firm is not and will not be liable for unauthorized access or disclosure of your personal data due to errors in transmission, acts of third parties, or breach of systems beyond the Firm’s control.

The Firm makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in any jurisdiction unless specifically stated therein.

Per Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 7.4, the descriptions of the Firm’s practice areas do not state or imply certification, specialization, or expertise in any particular areas of law, unless a particular lawyer listed holds a certification or other expertise recognized by the applicable State Bar or regulatory authority.

To the extent the rules of Louisiana or Texas require us to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for the Site, the Firm designates Jacqueline M. Brettner, 400 Poydras Street, Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70130.




COLLECTION OF INFORMATION:


1. The Firm collects personal data when you disclose such information to us, directly or indirectly through a representative, such as through signing up for the Firm’s newsletter or by sending the Firm an email through the email address provided herein.

2. Whether or not you are logged into the Site, the Firm collects information regarding visitors to the Site, including IP addresses, the URL addresses of the pages you visited as well as the date and times of such visits, your ISP, language preferences, and other information.

3. The Firm provides certain gated content to users who provide their contact information. If you do not provide such information, you will not have access to gated content.

4. The Firm and its third-party vendors use cookies to facilitate your use of the Site. Cookies, among other things, speed navigation though our site, keep track of information so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, and may provide you with customized content about the Firm. A cookie is an Internet mechanism composed of a small text file containing a unique identification number that permits a web server to send small pieces of information or text by means of your browser and place them on your computer’s hard drive for storage. This text lets the web server know if you have previously visited the web page. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. We use cookies to collect and maintain aggregated data (such as number of visitors) to help us see which areas of our Site are most popular with our users and improve and update the content on our Site. While in the process of browsing our site, you also provide us with information that doesn’t reveal your personal identity — only what type of destination you’re exploring, for example. We use this aggregated data only as explained in this Policy. We do not connect aggregated data to any name, address, or other identifying information. You may occasionally receive cookies from unaffiliated companies or organizations, to the extent that they place advertising on our site or are linked to the site. These third-party cookies may collect information about you when you click on their advertising or content or link. This practice is standard in the Internet industry. Because of the way in which the Internet operates, we cannot control collection of this information by these third parties, and these cookies are not subject to this Policy.

5. We do not direct any of our websites to children or individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or legal guardian about the use of this Web site.




HOW WE USE INFORMATION:


The Firm uses the information collected from you (as described above) to improve your browsing experience of our Site, to personalize your experience, to send you newsletters and client alerts, and to comply with legal obligations.




DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION:


The Firm may share your information if we reasonable believe that we are required to do so under applicable law, such as a subpoena or other lawful court order. However, the Firm will not rent or sell your personal data with unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes. The Firm may share personal data with the following third parties:

  1. Firm vendors that provide services to us wherein said service providers otherwise conform to this Policy; and
  2. Representatives and advisors of the Firm such as lawyers or accountants may share your information for other reasons which we may describe to you.




WHERE WE STORE INFORMATION:


The Site is operated in the United States, and any information collected through the Site is stored in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, the laws of the United States may not protect your personal data to the same extent that the laws of your country of residence provide. By using the Site and providing us your personal data, you consent to the disclosure, collection, and use of your data as outlined in this Policy. Any processing of your personal data shall be in accordance with this Policy.

The Firm will keep your personal information until such a time that we no longer expect to need to use it for any legal and legitimate purpose and otherwise in accordance with all applicable laws. At the appropriate time, we will take reasonable steps to destroy your personal information or ensure that your personal information is de-identified, except where we need to retain such information to satisfy legal and professional ethical obligations.




LINKS:


The Firm may provide links to a number of other websites that we believe might offer you useful information and services. However, those sites may not follow the same privacy policies. Therefore, the Firm is not responsible for the privacy policies or the actions of third parties, including without limitation, any website owners whose sites may be reached through this Site, nor can we control the activities of those websites. We urge you to contact the relevant parties controlling these sites by accessing their online policies for the relevant information about their data collection practices before submitting any personal information or other sensitive data.




POLICY UPDATES:


The Firm reserves the right to update this Policy at any time. Upon a change being made to this Policy, the updated Policy shall be available here.




MORE QUESTIONS:


If you have additional questions you can call us or reach us by email.

If you wish to review your personal data collected under this Policy, or if you wish that we correct or delete such personal data, please contact us at info@bcfirm.law.





ADDRESS

400 Poydras Street, Suite 900

New Orleans, LA 70130

© 2019 by Brettner Cvitanovic Law. 

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