Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect. We collect nonpublic personal information about our clients that is provided to us by our clients or obtained by us in the course of providing legal services requested by our clients. This information, in some cases, includes information about our clients’ personal finances and property.
Disclosure of Information. We disclose nonpublic personal information about our clients only to individuals or entities necessary in order to provide our clients with the legal services they have requested. For instance, our staff may have access to our clients’ nonpublic, personal information in order for us to efficiently provide legal services. In some situations we may provide information to another organization (such as our clients’ accountant, realtor or insurance company) in order to obtain information or assist us in providing legal services. At all times, however, we do not disclose, without our clients’ prior permission, nonpublic information that is protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or the attorney work-product privilege. Within this context, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our clients to anyone, except as necessary to provide our clients with the legal services that they have requested.
Clients Have The Right to Prohibit Disclosure. If for any reason our clients do not want us to provide nonpublic personal information about them to other parties in the course of providing legal services, they may direct us not to make those disclosures. If a client wishes to direct us not to disclose information, we invite that client to advise us to not to disclose such information.
Our Clients’ Privacy Is Important to Us. We retain records and files relating to the professional services our clients ask us to provide. In order to guard our clients’ nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility that governs our profession. If you are a client of the Firm, please call us with any questions that you have about protecting your privacy.