Privacy Policy

Rodriques Law, PLLC (“Rodriques Law”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors of this web site (the “Site” or “rodriqueslaw.com”). As a result, we have taken steps to ensure that high standards of data protection are adhered to for all the forms of data processing mentioned below. This statement outlines our privacy and data protection policy.

Please take a moment to review the terms of our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. This Privacy Policy applies only to information that we collect on the Site and does not apply to information which we may collect by other means.

Collection and use of your Information

Information We May Collect

The information about you that we collect when you use our Site falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe to our mailing list, contact us, or make general inquiries (“Personal Information”), and 2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.

Personal Information You Provide:

In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, your Personal Information is collected when you subscribe to our mailing list, sign up for our email alerts or send questions, requests or comments to us via email or make use of any of our forms on our contact us page. We may also collect certain limited information about your interests and preferences (“preferences information”), such as which areas of the law you are interested in. If we ever use any preferences information together with any Personal Information, then such preferences information will be treated as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. “Personal Information” means any information that may be used to identify you, including, but not limited to, your email address, first and last name, physical address, company name, or your phone number.

Non-personal Information Collected Using Technology:

When you visit our Site, we also collect Site usage information, and information about your computer or other digital device and your internet connection. This includes your computer’s or digital device’s IP address, the type and version of browser and operating system you use, your internet domain and, if you visited via a link from another website, the URL of the linking page.

How We May Use Your Information

The information we collect from you is meant to help us:

  • fulfill or respond to your requests for any services or information
  • send any postal mail that you may request
  • contact you to confirm your subscription to our mailing list
  • determine which areas of our Site are most popular
  • enhance the Site for visitors
  • ensure, as far as is practical, that our Site is compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors

And, if you allow us to, by using our subscription form when subscribing to our mailing list, we may also:

  • periodically send you updates, email newsletters, news alerts, blogs, articles and legal topics of interest.

If you wish to opt out of receiving our email alerts or other emails from us at any time, simply follow the instructions for doing so included in the emails. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Site, such as service announcements or similar administrative or transactional messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.

We also use your information for in-house research and analysis. This helps us to:

  • improve our understanding of customer needs
  • support strategic development

To enable us to conduct research we may share your information with third party suppliers employed to help. All results of any research and analysis will be anonymized or aggregated information and will not reveal any Personal Information of individual visitors.

We may also use your Personal Information to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law, and if compelled to do so by law.

Other than as expressly set out in this policy, we do not use any of your Personal Information for advertising, and nor do we track or collect it other than as stated above so that we can provide you with a response to your inquiries or send you our email alerts. We also do not track or collect any of your sensitive information which includes information such as your race, religion, ethnicity, and political opinion.

With Whom We May Share Your Information

Your voluntary disclosure of Personal Information to us, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by us for the purposes for which you disclosed the information to us, as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.

Within the Rodriques Law Group of Companies

Your Personal Information may be disclosed to our staff, employees, subsidiary companies, successors and assigns. When we acquire other law firms or their assets or be acquired by or merge with another law firm, your Personal Information is generally one of the transferred assets involved in such transactions.

Service Providers

We may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Site and our mailing lists, sending postal mail (if necessary) and providing marketing assistance, research and data analysis. We may provide Personal Information to those businesses when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties. Rodriques Law will take reasonable steps to help ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on our behalf.

By accessing or posting a message on our website, you accept that your message and any Personal Information will be analyzed and stored for anti-spam and quality monitoring purposes, that we have implemented reCAPTCHA on our site and that your use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Third Parties

We reserve the right to disclose visitor information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We also reserve the right to disclose visitor information when we believe that the law requires it.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of our Web pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store on your hard drive when you visit our Site. We however do not collect your Personal Information – when we look at the data, in other words, we look at patterns, but we do not see individuals’ personally identified information.

We also use your information for in-house research and analysis. This helps us to:

  • collect information about how you use our Site so we can measure and improve the Site’s performance for our customers
  • make our Site work more effectively
  • audience measurement and validation. We use services such as Google Analytics to understand how many people visit our Site and what is popular, which helps us improve the website
  • allow you to share pages with social networks should you wish to do so

All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. However, please be aware that some features of the Site may not function properly or may be slower if you refuse cookies.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our Site is accessed. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the big computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our Site is accessed. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the big computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

It is not our practice to link the information we record using cookies or other tracking technologies to any Personal Information you submit while on the Site. However, we reserve the right to use cookies, IP addresses and other tracking technologies to identify a visitor when we believe it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Site’s policies, to protect the Site, our visitors, clients or others, or when we believe that the law requires it.

Whilst we are not responsible for the content of any external web sites, the following web site may help if you wish to delete or disable cookies: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies

E-mails

We use reputable third parties to deliver the e-mails you receive if you have subscribed to our mailing list. These third parties use unique identifiers and invisible images (often called “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) to perform message open sensing, message format sensing, and click-through sensing in order to bring you more relevant information.

To find out more about the technologies used in these e-mails sent on our behalf, please visit http://www.sailthru.com/legal/#privacy. Content in these e-mails are provided by Rodriques Law servers or by a third party.

Links to Other Sites

Our Site may contain links to other web sites for your convenience and information, including, without limitation, this Privacy Policy and the social media web sites. Please be advised however that we are not responsible for the collection, use, and disclosure of information by these other webs sites nor for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party sites. Because this Privacy Policy only applies to this Site, you should ensure that you have read and accept all applicable privacy policies before proceeding.

Transfer of personal data overseas

As the internet is a global environment, collecting and processing personal information may involve the transmission of this data internationally, including outside of the United States. Therefore, by communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to your personal data being processed in this way.

Security

We intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. For example, your information is protected by both a “firewall” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network) and industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. In addition, when you transmit Personal Information from your computer or other digital device to us, we make use of cloud computing services to store your information and other data you provide. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and the use of cloud computing services may entail certain risks. As a result, it is impossible for us to guarantee the security of your information with absolute certainty, and while we strive to protect your Personal Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your Personal Information.

Children’s Privacy

Rodriques Law does not intentionally or knowingly collect or process Personal Information from individuals under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any Personal Information on the Site.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting a notice on the homepage of the Site for a reasonable period of time after such changes are made to the effect that this Privacy Policy has been updated, and by changing the “Last Modified” date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of Rodriques Law are subject exclusively to the laws or rules of the State of New York, USA. Rodriques Law makes no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States of America do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using Rodriques Law, you consent to the transfer and use of your information outside your country.

Contacting Us

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Legal Notices, Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please Email us or contact us at our contact information below.

Donovan A. Rodriques
Rodriques Law, PLLC
54 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018.
Phone: 212.804.8663
Copyright © Rodriques Law, PLLC 2012-2018. All Rights Reserved.

 

These Terms were last updated on April 18, 2018.