Williford Law (Firm) respects the privacy of its personnel, clients, other third parties. On its website, the Firm does not collect any personal data from visitors to its website that is not voluntarily provided (Personal Information). If provided voluntarily, the Firm collects and processes certain personal information for the firm's educational, networking, marketing, social, recruiting, and similar business purposes.
Such personal information that is voluntarily submitted to the Firm is not shared with entities outside of the Firm other than appropriate service providers who assist the firm in carrying out these business functions. Such personal information is not sold or transferred outside the control of the Firm, its affiliates or successors.
The Firm provides individuals with the right to opt-out of receiving marketing and other discretionary communications, and to update, supplement or request the deletion of their own voluntarily submitted personal information which the Firm uses for the previously noted business purposes. The Firm provides appropriate and reasonable physical, procedural and electronic information security measures to protect such personal information that is submitted to the firm.
Personal information that is voluntarily submitted to the Firm online, via electronic communication, or otherwise, may be maintained or accessed in servers or files located in the United States, If you do not consent to having your information processed and stored in the United States, please do not provide it to the Firm.
As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services, the Firm is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, law students, job applicants or others inside or outside the Firm). It has always been and remains the policy of the Firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.
This Statement is also specifically addressed to parties outside the Firm who provide Personal Information to the Firm or who visit or use the Firm’s websites, our apps, our social media sites, our extranets, as well as email messages that we send to you that contain a link to this Statement (collectively, Internet Services). This Statement also describes how the Firm collects, processes and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Internet Services.
We may use that Personal Information where in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:
to contact you and respond to your requests and enquiries
to personalize your visit and use of our Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services
to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations
to conduct our recruiting and selection process
to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the Firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on
to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law Firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications
to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations that we may be subject to, 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 the representation.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information. Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the Firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us.
We maintain reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.
We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors.
We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Statement and in our applicable policies. If you wish to obtain more details on our information practices, please refer to the “Contact Us” section below.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information. We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the Firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe 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 our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe 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 our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.
Although the Firm uses the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provider to use Personal Information about the users of our Internet Services.
Do Not Track Signals. “Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked. Our websites operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled. Our Internet Services do not allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.
Children. In order to respect the privacy of minors, the Firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the Firm collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Statement, the Firm will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.
Changes. We reserve the right to change this Statement at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for our Internet Services, the Firm will post it on this website and relevant Internet Services.
Contact Us. If you have any questions relating to our use of your Personal Information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at: Williford Law. 15720 Brixham Hill Avenue, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28277.