Website Privacy Statement
What is Personal Information?
“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual or information that allows an individual to be identified. It includes, but is not limited to: a person’s name, home address, telephone number, personal e-mail address(es), billing and account information, financial institution, employment information, medical information and information about a client’s legal issue(s).
Collection of Personal Information
You may visit our Website without providing any of your personal information to us. At this time, the only personal information that we collect through our Website is personal information that you voluntarily provide to us through the “Contact Us” portion of the Website, when you choose to send an e-mail to us at Smith & Stanton.
We may automatically collect generally anonymous information related to your use of our Website, such as the date and time you visit the Website and the pages you visit on the Website. Our server may also automatically collect information about the type of browser you use and the name of your Internet Service Provider.
Use of Personal Information
Any Personal Information you provide to us when you send us an email is only used solely to identify who you are and to respond to the purpose for which you submitted the message.
In order to protect their own interests, individuals or organisation should not send confidential information to Smith & Stanton until they have had a direct discussion with a professional at the firm about retaining Smith & Stanton to provide legal services.
Smith & Stanton may disclose Personal Information to organisations that perform services on behalf of the firm. Personal Information will only be provided to such organisations if they agree to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to Smith & Stanton and under the instruction of Smith & Stanton. Further, they must agree to act in a manner consistent with the relevant principles articulated in this policy.
Please note that there are circumstances where the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information may be justified or permitted or where our firm is obliged to disclose information without consent. Such circumstances include:
Where obliged or permitted to disclose information without consent, Smith & Stanton will not disclose more information than is required.
Smith & Stanton’s keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Smith & Stanton in order to determine what Smith & Stanton services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Smith & Stanton to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Third Party Links
The Website may include links to third party websites. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such sites and, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organisations that operate such linked sites may collect, use, disclose, or otherwise treat your personal information.
Security of Personal Information
Smith & Stanton endeavours to maintain adequate physical, procedural, and technical security with respect to its office and information storage facility so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. It is sometimes necessary to transport Personal Information to other location, such as Courts, Tribunals or meetings. We are careful to keep your Personal Information secure if and when it must leave our storage facility.
In terms of communicating Personal Information to Smith & Stanton, you should be aware that there is no method of transmitting or storing data that is completely secure. Mail, telephone calls, faxes, and transmissions over the Internet are all susceptible to possible loss, misrouting, interception, and misuse of information being communicated or transmitted. As a result, Smith & Stanton does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration and does not accept any liability for Personal Information submitted by you, nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of Personal Information.