Privacy policy

As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients, Smith Shapourian Mignano PC (the “Firm”), is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and personal information, including personal data relating to individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, law students, job applicants, or others inside or outside the Firm. The policy of the Firm is 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 Privacy Statement is intended to summarize the Firm’s data protection practices generally, and to advise its clients, interested law students, job applicants, website visitors, and other third parties about the Firm’s privacy policies that may be applicable to them.
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This Privacy Statement is specifically addressed to parties outside the Firm who: (1) provide personal information, including but not limited to information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, etc. (“Personal Information”) to the Firm; or (2) who visit or use the Firm’s website.

Our Collection of Personal Information

The Firm only collects Personal Information that is voluntarily provided. Any Personal Information that we collect is provided to us by you, or by a third-party who you have authorized to provide us with your Personal Information.

Providing Personal Information about Others
If you provide the Firm with Personal Information about third parties, you warrant to the Firm that any Personal Information that you provide to the Firm about any third parties was obtained by you with full consent, and that the individual has not communicated to you that they wish to opt out of receiving communication from the Firm or having the Firm collect information about him or her.

Website Hosting

The Website is hosted and operated in the United States (“U.S.”). By using the Website, you acknowledge that any Personal Information about you, regardless of whether provided by you or obtained from a third party, is being provided to the Firm in the U.S. and will be hosted in the U.S.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
If you do provide Personal Information to the Firm, the Firm may use that

Personal Information to:

Provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the Firm, and/or respond to any requests or inquiries you may have;
Carry out, monitor and analyze our business or Website operations;
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;
Provide you with invitations to seminars, panel events, conferences and other business engagements;
Collect anonymous traffic data and geographic location, derived from your IP address, and perform web analytics by using software and cookies;
Enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds; and
Comply with any applicable laws or regulations.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
If you do provide Personal Information to the Firm, the Firm may use that Personal Information to:
Provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the Firm, and/or respond to any requests or inquiries you may have;
Carry out, monitor and analyze our business or Website operations;
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;
Provide you with invitations to seminars, panel events, conferences and other business engagements;
Collect anonymous traffic data and geographic location, derived from your IP address, and perform web analytics by using software and cookies;
Enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds; and
Comply with any applicable laws or regulations.

We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the Firm, except 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; where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested; as permitted or required by law; or as otherwise authorized or directed by you.
We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information that we believe to be necessary or appropriate in the following circumstances:

As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect the Firm’s rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
To enforce the Firm’s Terms of Service or client engagement letter, to the extent the latter is applicable; and
To allow the Firm to pursue available remedies or limit the damage it may sustain.

Confidentiality of Client Information

Consistent with its professional obligations, the Firm’s policy is to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us. The Firm accepts and processes client information in a manner that is always subject to the client’s direction and control, and the Firm maintains reasonable and appropriate, although not infallible, security precautions. It never purposefully trades, sells or shares your information with any unrelated parties except as necessary or appropriate to conduct the Firm’s legal and business activities; subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party; to further your interests; or as permitted or required by law, or as authorized or directed by you. Please feel free to raise any questions, concerns or specific directions you may have regarding the privacy and security of your information to the attorney who is handling your matter.

Client Credit Card Information

If you are a client of the Firm, you may pay via wire or credit card. If you opt to pay via credit card, the Firm may direct you to the website of our third party payment processor, Affinipay LLC dba LawPay (“LawPay”), to process your payment. By agreeing to process your payment vis a vis our third-party payment processor, LawPay, you expressly agree to its privacy policy, which may be found here. You may contact LawPay directly regarding any questions or concerns you have about your Personal Information submitted through their website by submitting written correspondence to LawPay on its Contact Us page here.