Charlotte Towne, P.A. (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 Charlotte Towne, P.A.). It has always been and remains the policy of Charlotte Towne, P.A. 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.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The Firm may use that Personal Information where in its 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 the Firm’s Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services
to carry out, monitor and analyze the Firm’s business or website operations
to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of Charlotte Towne, P.A., and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on
to contact you (unless you tell the Firm that you prefer it 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 the Firm considers 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 the Firm may be subject to, including anti-money laundering requirements.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
Consistent with the Firm’s professional obligations, it has always been the policy of Charlotte Towne, P.A. to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information the Firm clients entrust to us.
Charlotte Towne, P.A. maintains 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. The Firm does not guarantee that the Firm safeguards will always work.
Charlotte Towne, P.A. requires consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors, including, where applicable, European Union’s data protection laws and regulations.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
Charlotte Towne, P.A. does not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of Charlotte Towne, P.A. except in limited circumstances such as disclosures to the Firm agents or data processors or other contractors acting on the Firm behalf and at the Firm direction. Such disclosures are subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where Charlotte Towne, P.A. 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 professional obligations, Charlotte Towne, P.A. 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 the Firm legal defenses or for the Firm compliance matters.
A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. Cookies can be usefully divided into two different types, session and persistent. Session cookies differ from persistent cookies primarily in that session cookies are temporary and expire and are normally deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies, in contrast, remain stored on your computer after you close your browser until they are deleted either because they expire or you delete them. Charlotte Towne, P.A. uses session cookies in connection with its Internet Services, except for Internet Services that require you to log in, such as the Firm client extranets, and a Region Code cookie that persists over time and ensures that you are directed to the correct version of the Firm website.
Although Charlotte Towne, P.A. may use the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, the Firm does not allow the third-party service provider to use Personal Information about the users of the Firm 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. The Firm’s website operates no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled. The Firm’s 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.
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. Charlotte Towne, P.A. does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. 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 the Firm may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering firm business or receive 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.
Your European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) Data Protection Rights
Individuals may also have a right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their Personal Information with their local data protection authority.
If you have any questions relating to the Firm use of your Personal Information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at:
Charlotte Towne, P.A.
29A South Federal Highway
Dania Beach, Florida 33004