Disclaimer of Advice. HLP is a legal services provider admitted to practice law only in the jurisdiction(s) noted in the biographical information on our Website – www.hahnlaw.com. The material available on this site is for information purposes only, does not constitute legal advice and is not intended as a substitute for legal counsel. At any time you have questions regarding a specific situation, you should seek the advice of a professional. Reliance upon any opinion or advice provided on the blog is at your own risk. Neither HLP nor any of its personnel assume liability or responsibility for damage or injury to person or property arising from any use of any service, information, or Content (as defined below) contained on this blog.
Your use of this site, sending an e-mail or otherwise contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. A person may become a client of HLP only through a written engagement letter between that person and HLP. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon the information included on this blog.
Information Collected and Used. You may visit this site anonymously as often as you like without providing any personal identifiers (such as your name, address, or e-mail address). We do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The categories of personal information or potentially personally identifying information we or our service providers may collect and use the following categories of information:
- Identifiers and other personal information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number.
- Internet or other network activity, such as information concerning your interaction with the site.
HLP may collect identifiers and personal information from you if you provide personal data voluntarily through our blog or by email. HLP requires personal identifiers (such as your name, address, or e-mail address) and personal information, for example, to respond to requests for information or subscriptions to newsletters. The blog generally does not automatically collect personal identifiers and will collect personal identifiers only with your specific knowledge and consent. HLP may collect and store additional usage information such as where, what and when you are searching. HLP reserves the right to use information gathered by it for any and all purposes. If you do not wish to have your information shared, write to us at email@example.com. If you do not wish to receive future communications from us by email, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email.
Third Party Access. We also allow access to information we collect by third party service providers that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance or search software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. There also may be occasion when we are legally required to provide access to our database or other information repositories in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose. While your individual personally identifiable information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our blog visitors as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
Third party service providers may assist us with the administration of the site or otherwise perform services on our behalf. Information about our blog visitors and their activity on the site is a business asset of HLP. Therefore, information about our blog visitors, including personal information, will be disclosed as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of a separate business to provide the site, our services or fulfill products, sale or pledge of company assets as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
Unsolicited Email (SPAM). You should be aware, however, that unscrupulous marketers can sometimes “harvest” your email address directly from your computer or another person’s address book or even obtain your email address through programs that automatically search web pages and email traffic for email addresses. HLP also may disclose or exchange with others information you have provided to us if we believe that the law requires us to do so or if it is necessary to protect the rights or property of HLP, our affiliate companies, our staff, or our blog visitors.
IP Address. Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our blog. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our blog, and to communicate with you after you have sent us emails.
Do Not Track. HLP does not track its blog visitors over time and across third party websites in order to provide targeted advertising. HLP therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor information that is presented to you. If you are visiting third party sites, you should become familiar with the sites tracking policies. HLP makes no representations and accepts no responsibility for the tracking activities of any third party.
Security. HLP will use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure and not to disclose such information to any unauthorized third parties. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that may receive the information. HLP takes commercially reasonable and appropriate measures (as determined in its sole and absolute discretion) to limit access to your personal information to people who need it to do their job. For example, if we need to mail something to you, we must share your name and address with a direct mail company. We limit such third party service providers in their access and use of your personal information. We cannot guarantee the protection of information against interception, misappropriation, misuse, or alteration or that your information may not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. We have no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.
Children. This blog is directed to adults and is not directed to children under the age of 18. HLP complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must obtain the permission of their parent or legal guardian before submitting applications, making purchases, or obtaining subscriptions on this blog. If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the blog, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so.
Rights and Choices for California Residents. The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes California residents’ CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights. If you are a resident of a state other than California, we may respond to requests in ways that differ from responses that are required only under California law.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights. You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your request, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you.
- For your personal information we sold or disclosed for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
- for sales, a list identifying the personal information categories; and
- for disclosures for a business purpose, a list identifying the personal information categories.
Deletion Request Rights. You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request in order for us to comply with applicable laws or under other exceptions. If we deny your deletion request in whole or in part, we will notify you.
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
Verification and Response Timing. You may only make a request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative. Our processes for verifying requests include matching identifying information that we already have on record to provide services to the blog visitors.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
We endeavor to respond to a consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Right to Opt-Out. You have the right to opt-out of us selling your personal information. We do not sell personal information to third parties, and as such you are already opted-out without any further action required of you.
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
200 Public Square, Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Effective July 1, 2020