PRIVACY POLICY

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Last updated January 6, 2017

The Carter Law Firm, LLC (“Carter Law”), operates www.carterlaw-firm.com. In doing so, we collect and maintain personal information submitted to us, by you, or via your browser. This privacy policy informs you of our policies as to data collection, storage, and use, as required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.   

Collection, Use, and Security

Carter Law, and its service providers, collect personal data that you provide. By using this site and submitting your personal data, you agree to the collection and use of the information provided in accordance with this policy. While using this website, you may choose to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name,email address, payment information, billing address.We store your submitted information in a secure database for the specific purposes  in which you provide it. This information will only be used to communicate with you and/or to complete your request. Additionally, our service providers are required to refrain from selling or distributing your information to any third-party vendors. We may also use the information retained in the database to communicate with you directly via email or direct mail, such as to inform you about information or events believed to be of interest to you. Securing your personal information is important to us. Thus, Carter Law has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in place to help secure your private information. These safeguards comply with our professional standards, as well as federal regulations. We cannot, however, guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this policy, as no method of transmission via the internet is 100% secure.

Like many site operators, our webhost collects information that your browser sends when you visit our Site. This data is used to provide traffic statistics such as tracking the date and time of your visit, the referring website, and your location -- city, state, country. This data retains some form submission details. The data that we do collect is not for storage in any individual website tracking profile, but is only intended to update aggregate counts permitting us to monitor site traffic. We may share non-personal, anonymous information collected through log data and/or cookies with third parties. Generally, browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can, however, set your browser to reject cookies. Additionally, more information can be found under our Webhost’s Privacy Policy: https://www.godaddy.com/Agreements/Privacy.aspx.
 
Disclosure

Pursuant to the Code of Professional Conduct, attorneys are required to maintain client confidentiality; and upholding this requirement is paramount to Carter Law. Additionally, as a firm that concentrates in estate planning, we are prohibited from disclosing any information that you provide related to tax planning or preparation services without first obtaining your written consent, pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service.

Private/Personal Information

Carter Law collects non-public personal information about you, as provided by you. We do not, however, disclose our client’s private information, except as required or permitted by law.

Required Disclosures

As legal professionals, we are required by law to disclosure private information when we have knowledge of (1) an intent to commit a crime, (2) child abuse, or (3) elder abuse.

 Permitted Disclosures

When you engage our firm’s services, you implicitly authorize disclosure to the following:


  • Employees of Carter Law. To complete the work for which we have been retained, your private information may need to be disclosed to employees of our firm.
  • Outside Providers. On occasion, it may be necessary for our firm to contract with outside providers such as, accountants, appraisers, insurers, or private investigators. These providers will only be obtained when necessary to fulfill the terms of our engagement, and pursuant to your consent.


Request Not to Release

We are required by The Federal Trade Commission to inform you of your right to request that we not release your non-public personal information. It is unnecessary, however, for you to make such a request. As stated above, we are committed to client confidentiality, and especially preserving the attorney/client relationship. Nonetheless, we include this disclosure to ensure compliance with federal regulations. Lastly, when an attorney client relationship exists, at your requests, we may disclose information to an individual/entity you so designate.

Policy Changes

Be advised that this Privacy Policy may change at any time. You should review this Policy periodically and take note of the effective date as posted above. Your continued use of our website will constitute your acknowledgement and agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Contact us

If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please contact our office at (443) 205-1432.