XPAN Law Partners, LLP (“XPAN Law”) takes a proactive stance on privacy and data security. It is considered in everything we do, from providing content to a general audience and working with clients to managing complex databases. Rest assured that your data is in good hands. Please take a moment to review our Privacy Notice below.
At XPAN Law, we respect your privacy and know that you care about how your personal information is collected and used. This Privacy Notice discusses how XPAN Law collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from our Website (www.xpanlawpartners.com).
This notice does not apply to information collected or obtained by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Sites.
By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Website, you acknowledge and consent to our collection and use of information as set forth in this Privacy Notice. PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY NOTICE CAREFULLY. YOUR USE OF THE SITES CONSTITUTES YOUR CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE. DO NOT USE THE SITES IF YOU ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO CONSENT TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE.
This Privacy Notice applies only to your use of the Website and was last updated as of January 22, 2021. We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Notice at any time and such revision shall be posted here and accessible via this link. Any revision and/or addition to this Privacy Notice shall become effective and binding on you when you continue to use the Sites on or after the effective date of such revision and/or addition.
We value transparency in everything that we do. We also value simplicity and, since these documents can get a little “wordy,” we want to boil this all down to the main point:
We only collect what you give us, to use to respond to you or to provide you with services you ask us to provide. We do not sell your data, loan your data, or really do anything with your data beyond what you ask us to do.
The information provided below is meant to provide that clarity so that you can feel comfortable with how we approach data privacy and security.
Information You Choose to Provide to Us
When using the Website, you may choose to provide us with certain personal information, including:
- Your name and contact information to subscribe to a newsletter and/or other similar types of marketing materials;
- Your name, contact information, and other related information to inquire into our Services or to request information about XPAN Law;
- Your name, contact information, and other related information when you provide us with information, such as customer reviews, to be published or posted on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Websites or to third parties (collectively, “Customer Reviews”); and
- Your name, contact information, demographics, and educational information to inquire into and/or apply for a job with us (collectively, “Job Application”).
Information Collected Via Your Use of our Website
We may collect information about you automatically when you are using the Website in a number of different ways; for example:
- We may collect and track your IP address; and
This information may be collected via several technologies, including cookies, web beacons, clear GIFs, and other means. All of this information belongs to us, and we use it to improve the effectiveness, content, layout, and/or operation of our Website. You can remove certain cookies by following the directions in your Internet browser’s “help” file (see below). If you disable cookies, your ability to use areas of the Site may be limited.
How We Use Your Information
In general, we do not and will not share your personally identifiable information except as set forth in this Privacy Notice. We do not sell, transfer, and/or share your personally identifiable information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
We use the information we collect from you when you browse our Sites in the following manner:
You can opt-out of certain use(s) of your personal information, as described below.
How We Use Automatically Collected Information
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and generally does not contain personal information. However, we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. We will use this automatically-collected information to improve our Sites and to deliver better and more personalized service, including to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns; and
- Speed up your searches.
We want to be completely transparent about the cookies we use and to make their control as easy as possible for you. When you first enter our Website, you will be asked to accept or reject cookies via the Cookie Notice. If, after your initial visit to the Website, you decide to change your cookie selection, you can do so by visiting the Cookie Notice, available at [INSERT LINK].
Further, if you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies under the following file names. Other information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
Who Has Access to Your Personal Information?
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLD. Nor will Your Personal Information be licensed or disclosed to unaffiliated third-parties, except in connection with the sale, transfer, merger, consolidation, or other transaction involving all or part of our company or as may be permitted under applicable law.
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries and affiliates to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, for example, to provide you with a requested communication.
Legal Requests for Information
In the event that XPAN Law is subject to a legal demand for information, XPAN Law will comply as required by the state, federal, and international law. Demands for information include, but are not limited to, subpoenas, warrants, and civil discovery demands. Information covered by our Privacy Notice may be disclosed following such a request if XPAN Law determines that such disclosure is necessary or required; or if it is necessary or required to protect your interests or our interests.
Through normal business processes, we access volumes of highly confidential client data. XPAN Law utilizes strict data segmentation and confidentiality practices to keep this data secure.
XPAN Law stores its data within the United States or throughout various data centers in other countries because of the ingenuity of technology.
XPAN Law utilizes cloud storage, computing, and sharing technologies. These technologies may be maintained by third parties such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, or others and may be stored in jurisdictions outside of the United States. Should our security team become aware of any potential security incident or breach, XPAN Law will take appropriate measures to ensure your data is secured and you are notified as soon as possible. At no time do any of the third-party storage providers have access to any personal information stored on its platform.
Data Security & Retention
Information collected by the technologies described in this Privacy Notice is protected by Google data encryption and security services. Google’s G Suite Security & Privacy information can be found at https://gsuite.google.com/learn-more/security-g-suite.html. Information kept by us in our business is protected using industry-standard security measures.
In short, if we don’t need it, we don’t keep it.
We emphasize data minimization principles: as such, we will only keep and store your data for as long as necessary to provide the services you requested or to comply with a legal obligation.
We do not collect sensitive information about you. If you provide it to us, we will inform you that it will be deleted from our databases immediately. Sensitive information is the worst.
‘Sensitive information’ includes personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or information specifying the sex life of the individual. Again, please do not send this to us.
Third-Party Services and Products
We use third-party services and products to host our Website, provide our newsletter, and support the services that we provide to you. To the extent that these services and products collect data on our behalf, the collection and processing of that data are covered by this Privacy Notice.
We try to only partner with products and services that we believe operate with a similar emphasis and respect for data privacy and security.
However, this Privacy Notice does not cover any third-party websites that are available through the XPAN Law website. We have no responsibility for how these third parties treat your information; if we have access to their privacy policies, we will provide them to you upon your request. For information on how third-parties collect, use, and protect personal information, please visit the specific third-party’s Privacy Notice.
If you see something, say something.
We are not perfect and want to improve how we offer our services to you. We are open to suggestions, comments, and concerns regarding this Privacy Notice. For additional information regarding this Privacy Notice, or to contact us regarding any of the information you have provided to XPAN Law, please contact us as follows:
Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire