Your privacy is important to us. It is Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, www.piercedavis.com, and other sites we own and operate.
1. Information we collect
When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. It may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, and other details.
We may also collect data about the device you’re using to access our website. This data may include the device type, operating system, unique device identifiers, device settings, and geo-location data. What we collect can depend on the individual settings of your device and software. We recommend checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to us.
We may ask for personal information, such as your:
- Social media profiles
2. Legal bases for processing
We will process your personal information lawfully, fairly, and transparently. We collect and process information about you only where we have legal bases for doing so.
These legal bases depend on the services you use and how you use them, meaning we collect and use your information only where:
- it’s necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract (for example, when we provide a service you request from us);
- it satisfies a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests), such as for research and development, to market and promote our services, and to protect our legal rights and interests;
- you give us consent to do so for a specific purpose (for example, you might consent to us sending you our newsletter); or
- we need to process your data to comply with a legal obligation.
Where you consent to our use of information about you for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time (but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place).
We don’t keep personal information for longer than is necessary. While we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security. If necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal obligation or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
3. Collection and use of information
We may collect, hold, use and disclose information for the following purposes and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:
- to enable you to customize or personalize your experience of our website;
- to enable you to access and use our website, associated applications, and associated social media platforms;
- to contact and communicate with you;
- for internal record-keeping and administrative purposes;
- for analytics, market research, and business development, including operating and improve our website, associated applications, and associated social media platforms;
- to run competitions and/or offer additional benefits to you;
- for advertising and marketing, including sending you promotional information about our products and services and information about third parties that we consider may be of interest to you;
- to comply with our legal obligations and resolve any disputes that we may have; and
- to consider your employment application.
4. Disclosure of personal information to third parties
We may disclose personal information to:
- third-party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services, including (without limitation) IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, ad networks, analytics, error loggers, debt collectors, maintenance or problem-solving providers, marketing or advertising providers, professional advisors, and payment systems operators;
- our employees, contractors, and/or related entities;
- sponsors or promoters of any competition we run;
- credit reporting agencies, courts, tribunals, and regulatory authorities, in the event you fail to pay for goods or services we have provided to you;
- courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities, and law enforcement officers, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights;
- third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services, or direct marketing to you; and
- third parties to collect and process data.
5. International transfers of personal information
The personal information we collect is stored and processed in the United States, or where we or our partners, affiliates, and third-party providers maintain facilities. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the disclosure to these overseas third parties.
We will ensure that any transfer of personal information from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) to countries outside the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, for example by using standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission, or the use of binding corporate rules or other legally accepted means.
Where we transfer personal information from a non-EEA country to another country, you acknowledge that third parties in other jurisdictions may not be subject to similar data protection laws to the ones in our jurisdiction. There are risks if any such third party engages in any act or practice that would contravene the data privacy laws in our jurisdiction and this might mean that you will not be able to seek redress under our jurisdiction’s privacy laws.
6. Your rights and controlling your personal information
Choice and consent:
Information from third parties:
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the details below. If you ask us to restrict or limit how we process your personal information, we will let you know how the restriction affects your use of our website or products and services.
Access and data portability:
You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you. You may request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Where possible, we will provide this information in CSV format or other easily readable machine formats. You may request that we erase the personal information we hold about you at any time. You may also request that we transfer this personal information to another third party.
If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, or out of date.
Notification of data breaches:
We will comply with laws applicable to us regarding any data breach.
If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.
To unsubscribe from our e-mail database or opt out of communications (including marketing communications), please contact us using the details below or opt out using the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.
8. Business transfers
If we or our assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, we would include data among the assets transferred to any parties who acquire us. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any parties who acquire us may continue to use your personal information according to this policy.
9. Limits of our policy
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
10. Changes to this policy
Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP
This policy is effective as of November 1, 2022.
Privacy Notice for California Residents
Capitalized terms used in this Notice that are not otherwise defined herein have the same meaning as defined by the CCPA.
This Notice only applies to you if you are a California resident.
This Notice applies only to Personal Information that we collect as a Business but does not apply to Personal Information excluded from the scope of the CCPA. By accessing or using our website and/or submitting your information to us you understand and consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described herein. Should PDP’s stated use of your information as outlined within this Notice change, or should PDP begin to use your information in a way is not outlined in this Notice, we will notify you.
Personal Information we may collect
We may collect Personal Information about you when you provide it to us, we observe it from your actions, you authorize us to obtain it from third parties, or we obtain it from publicly available sources. For example, we collect information that you provide to us when you use our website, submit information to us through contract forms, attend our marketing events and webinars, listen to our podcasts, when you choose to receive news, updates, and alerts from us, visiting our offices, retaining us for services, applying for a job within PDP, or related to your employment with PDP. In most cases, you will know when we collect personal information from you as you will actively provide it to us for a known and stated purpose.
We may collect the following categories of Personal Information from you: your name, job title and organization and affiliation; contact information including home or work address, email address, telephone number; information contained on your government-issued or other identification; username or passwords for our website, or the information we automatically collect through cookies and similar technologies that we use, as described in our Cookies Policy including, but not limited to, information about your computer or mobile device, browser type, screen resolution, IP address, websites your device has visited, and location information; age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical conditions, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information; internet activity or network activity related to your use of our website; information generated by your visiting our website; your marketing communication preferences; your preferences concerning our emails, including, but not limited to marketing emails; information generated by your receiving, opening or taking action on any email we send to you; participation in our events, including, but not limited to information required to process Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Education credits; financial institution account or credit card information; insurance policy information; health related and healthcare information; information related to billing and payment history; keycard access information generated when you use a keycard issued to you by PDP; professional or employment-related information; education history; curriculum vitae, employment history, professional memberships; video or audio recordings of depositions, recordings of conversations with you made with your consent, and any security camera recordings of your activity in our offices.
You may also provide us with other categories of Personal Information that we may collect.
How we may use Personal Information
We use Personal Information as permitted by law. We may use Personal Information collected about you for Business Purposes, such as: performing and delivering legal services; to facilitate your use of our website and improve its performance; registering and providing you with access to in-person and virtual events we host and participate in; fee collection; communicating with you for marketing purposes; considering you for employment; recruiting and employing you; providing you with post-employment information; and to meet legal and regulatory obligations. Our use of Personal Information may also include purposes that you are apprised of at the time of collection.
How we share Personal Information
Personal Information we collect maybe shared with our service providers that assist us in providing legal services, including, but not limited to, marketing service providers, cybersecurity vendors, electronic discovery vendors, experts, lawyers, accountants, insurers, financial institutions and advisors, consultants, marketing partners, event partners, and employment and employment benefits consultants. We may share your information with our service providers solely for them to fulfill their obligations to us and on our behalf. Our service providers are not permitted to share, sell, or otherwise use your information outside of their relationship with us.
Your Personal Information may be shared with law enforcement, the judicial system, and other similar parties to the extent necessary to provide our services, or as required by law.
You may also authorize us to share Personal Information with third parties.
We do not Sell your Personal Information.
Right to know
As a California resident, you can request that we provide you with the categories of Personal Information we have collected from you, the sources from which we collected the information, the business purpose for collecting and/or sharing that Personal Information, and the categories of third parties with whom we have shared that Personal Information. Please note that the CCPA limits our response to how we have collected, used and shared your Personal Information over the past twelve (12)months. Information on how to submit a request to us is provided below.
Right to deletion
The CCPA gives you the right to request that we delete Personal Information we have collected from you. Please note that there may be certain circumstances permitted under the CCPA that we may not be able to honor your request, such as an active relationship between us pursuant to which we are providing you with services, or where we are required by law to maintain Personal Information for a set period of time. Information on how to submit a request to us is provided below.
Submitting a request
Please submit your CCPA request by emailing email@example.com or by calling us at +1(617) 350-0950. We will be in contact with you to verify your identity, as required under the CCPA, before any response is provided. In order to verify your identity, we will ask you to provide information that we may have already collected in order to match your identity with the Personal Information we previously obtained. We will make our best efforts to verify your identity or the identity of your agent without requesting additional information that we may not have previously collected. If you are making a request through an authorized agent, we will verify your agent’s identity as well, and their written authorization from you to act on your behalf. Failure to provide sufficient information to verify an identity will result in our inability to respond to a request. In order to assist us in providing a response to your request, please identify the nature of your relationship with us in your request.
The CCPA prohibits discriminatory treatment of California residents with respect to exercising your rights under the CCPA.
We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have about PDP’s Policy and practices by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to update this Notice from time to time and without further notice. Continued use of our services following posting of such changes constitutes your acknowledgement of such changes and your agreement to be bound by the changes. If you do not agree, you should immediately discontinue your use of our website and services.
Effective: November 1, 2022
Last Updated: November 1, 2022