Last updated: January 19, 2023.
This Policy describes:
- The types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide to us when you use our Website; and
- Our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with the policies and practices detailed herein, you must discontinue your use of our Website immediately. By continuing to use our Website you consent to the terms of this Policy.
This Policy applies only to information we collect through our Website, including, but not limited to, forms submitted to us through the Website and emails sent to us via links on the Website.
This Policy DOES NOT apply to information that you provide to a third party, or any information collected by a third party, including but not limited to any third-party payment processors linked to on our Website. Third parties operating other websites, applications or software may have their own privacy policies. We advise you to review all such privacy policies in connection with your use of such third-party websites, applications, or software.
Users under the age of 13 are not permitted, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. By using our Website, you represent to us that you are at least 13 years old. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information. Please notify us immediately if you believe that we have erroneously collected information from a child under age 13.
There is no charge for accessing or using the Website, and no payment information will be required or collected from you in connection with such access or use. If, at any time, payment information is requested from you from someone who appears to be linked to us and/or the Website, please do NOT provide that information, and notify us of the scam by emailing us at [email protected] Note that clients to whom we provide legal services will be invoiced for those services.
What Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Information You Provide to Us
When you complete a form on our Website and/or otherwise engage with us online or by phone, we may ask you to provide information that may be deemed “personal information” under applicable law, including: your name, address, company name (if applicable), email address, and phone number. You agree that you may not provide personal information for any person or entity to us through the Website or otherwise, without the express consent of that person or entity.
You may also submit certain information to our servers as part of your utilization of the Website, such as a résumé. No third-party personal information may be uploaded to our servers, only information about you and your business or other entities which you own or otherwise have authority to provide information from. If we become aware that any third-party personal information has been uploaded to our servers without such third party’s consent, you agree that we are authorized to delete such information without any consent or authorization from you.
Information We Collect About Your Use of the Website
We may track data about all visitors who use our Website and log and store this information. Such usage logs may contain IP address information, types of operating system you use, the date and time you visit the Website, the length of time you spend on the Website and/or on particular webpages; the links you click on; search terms you enter; and files you view or download.
We may also collect information about your computer, phone, tablet or other devices you use to access the Website. This device information includes your connection type and settings when you access and/or use the Website. In addition, we may collect information through your device about your operating system, browser type, IP address, URLs of referring/exit pages, device identifiers, and crash data.
California Users: Your Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. If you live in California and wish to submit such a request, please contact us using our contact form. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable request, we will process it and provide you with information as required by applicable law.
Our Website may place “cookies” on your computer, phone, tablet or other devices to allow us to improve our Website’s functionality. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.
What is a cookie? A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file, for instance, may collect user ID information such as items in a shopping cart while navigating an e-commerce website, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you provide. Your user ID or profile information is not stored in cookies.
How do we use cookie technology? We use it in the aggregate as opposed to using any personally identifiable information, to understand how our users collectively use our Website, such as traffic patterns. This clues us into the most popular destinations on our Website and what technologies are being used so that we can continually improve the Website.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect from or about you, including your personal information to:
- Provide you with access to the Website;
- Recognize you when you return to the Website;
- Fulfill any other purposes for which you provide it, including but not limited to responding to emails you send to Us; and
- Respond to law enforcement requests or to comply with legal requirements, as needed.
We do not and will not use any personal information you provide about yourself on the Website unless you authorize us in writing to do so and (as applicable) waive any attorney-client privilege related to such information.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users which does not individually identify you or your device without any restrictions and without seeking any permission besides your consent to this Policy. We may also disclose certain personal information about you that we collect or that you provide:
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support the Website and who are contractually bound to keep personal information confidential and to use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
- To anyone who becomes affiliated with or succeeds to our business interests;
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provided it;
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including but not limited to responding to any government or regulatory request; or
- Otherwise with your consent.
We value your access to and use of the Website. We will take commercially reasonable steps to protect all information that you provide to us from unauthorized disclosure. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you provide to us will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. In the event of a data or security breach, we will comply with all applicable laws regarding notice to you, notice to government authorities, and mitigation of the data or security breach.
Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten, P.C. is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that this office is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten, P.C.’s web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten, P.C.’s website contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Because Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten, P.C., is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.
BY BROWSING OUR WEBSITE OR CONTACTING US, YOU CONSENT TO OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT WAS COLLECTED AND FOR ALL BUSINESS PURPOSES OF THE FIRM.
We may update the Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. If we make any material changes to how we treat Website users’ personal information, we will post our updated Policy on our website, with an updated effective date noted on the Policy. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
To ask questions about or comment on this Policy and our privacy practices or to register a complaint or concern, please contact us at [email protected] or Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten, P.C., PO Box 625, Barre, Vermont 05641.