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Privacy Policy

1. General Scope

Harrison-Stein, PC is committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of persons visiting our website or communicating electronically with us. This privacy policy sets out how we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us through our website. We confirm that we will keep your information secure and that we will comply fully with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. Please read these provisions carefully to understand what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us or that we collect from you when you use or access this website. By using or accessing our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

2. Data Collection Practices

We collect, store, and use information visitors supply us by filling in forms on our website. This includes information when a visitor submits a contact or consultation request form or when a visitor subscribes to the firm’s newsletter. This information may include the visitor’s name, e-mail address, and phone number — as well as any additional information included in the pull-down menus, subject lines, and free form text message fields.

When a visitor leaves a comment, we may also collect, store, and use the comment’s name, email address, timestamp, IP address, and browser user agent string — as well as any additional information provided in the free form text comment fields. This data may be supplied to the Akismet, Gravatar, and/or Jetpack services to help detect and block spam posts.

The privacy policies of these third-party services can be found here:

Akismet — https://akismet.com/privacy/
Gravitas — https://automattic.com/privacy/
Jetpack — https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/

NOTE: After approval of the comment, the commenter’s profile picture is also visible to the public in the context of the comment. If images with embedded location data are uploaded to the website in posted comments, visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from the images.

In addition to the aforementioned third parties, we also use Google Analytics to automatically collect technical information including, but not limited to the following: a truncated and anonymised version of the visitor’s IP address, browser type and version, operating system and platform; information about the visit, including what pages are visited, how a person got to the site, the date and time of the visit, page response times, the length of a person’s visit, what links are clicked on, what documents are downloaded, and any page load or document download errors.

The privacy policy of this third-party service can be found here:

Google Analytics — https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245#zippy=

3. Use of Website Cookies

Visitors who leave a comment on the website may opt-in to save their name, their email address, and this website in a cookie. These cookies are for visitors’ convenience so that they do not have to fill in all of their details again when leaving another comment on the website. These cookies will last for one year.

If a visitor uses our login page, our website will set a temporary cookie to determine if the visitor’s browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and it is discarded when the visitor closes his or her browser.

When a visitor logs in, our website will also set up several cookies to save the visitor’s login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days and screen options cookies last for a year. If a visitor selects “Remember Me”, the cookie with the login information will persist for two weeks. If a visitor logs out of his or her account, the login cookies will be removed.

If a visitor edits or publishes an article, an additional cookie will be saved in his or her browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article the visitor just edited. This cookie expires after one day.

4. Use of Collected Data

Harrison-Stein, PC uses the information that visitors supply to us to respond to their inquiries and provide the services they request.

We use the information automatically collected by our website plug-ins and third-party service providers (a) to administer our website including troubleshooting and statistical purposes; (b) to improve our website to ensure that information and content is presented in the most effective manner for our visitors and for the devices our visitors are using; (c) to assist with security and debugging as part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure.

This information automatically collected is anonymous and it is not linked to information that identifies anyone as an individual. We use Google Analytics to track this information.

5. Storage and Disclosure

Any information that website visitors provide to us is either e-mailed directly to us or stored on a secure server. We use a trusted third-party website and hosting provider to facilitate the management and administration of this website.

Our firm does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with any other party. All communications with Harrison-Stein, PC are privileged and confidential attorney-client communications. Except as previously noted in regards to our third-party service providers, we will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to any other institutions or authorities without your express written consent unless compelled by court order.

6. Links to Third-Party Websites

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the third-party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before submitting any personal data to these websites.

7. Data Retention

If a visitor leaves a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete all personal information, except username, at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

8. Users' Rights

Users of this website who have an account on this website or who have left comments can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about them, including any data they have provided to us. Users of this website can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. This does not include any data our firm is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.