Why Does Gallian Firm LLC Need Personal Information?
Gallian Firm LLC provides legal services and products to a wide range of clients. In doing so, it produces direct marketing materials concerning its services and developments in the law. You may request to withdraw your name and information from these marketing materials at any time.
What personal information do we collect?
Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. If we did not collect and use your personal information, we could not provide you with legal services.
How do we collect your personal information?
We collect information only by lawful and fair means, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you, both at the start of a retainer and during our representation. Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources, like a family member or close family friend.
In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent, if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information. Normally, we ask for your consent in writing, but in some circumstances, we may accept your oral consent. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us.
Use of Your Information
We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, to administer our client (time and billing databases), and to include you in any direct marketing activities. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services, or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material. Gallian Firm LLC does not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other law firms.
Disclosure of your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, Gallian Firm LLC will disclose your personal information:
- when we are required or authorized by law to do so
- when you have consented to the disclosure;
- where it is necessary to establish or collect fees;
- if we engage a third party to provide administrative services to us
- if we engage expert witnesses on your behalf;
- if we retain other law firms at your request, and on your behalf;
Updating Your Information
Since we use your personal information to provide legal services to you, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. If during the course of the retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.
Is My Personal Information Secure?
Gallian Firm LLC takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure.
Access to Your Personal Information
You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you. Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests which require archive or other retrieval costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.
If Gallian Firm LLC holds information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, Gallian Firm LLC will take reasonable steps to correct it.
Can I request anonymity?
Whenever it is legal and practicable, we may offer the opportunity to deal with general inquiries without providing your name (for example, by accessing general information on our website). The IRS requires that we comply with reporting requirements, including identity of the payors, when large cash deposits are received. More information on that can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/form-8300-and-reporting-cash-payments-of-over-10000
Communicating with Us
You should be aware that e-mail is not a 100% secure medium, and you should be aware of this when contacting us to send personal or confidential information.
If you apply to Gallian Firm LLC for a job, we need to consider your personal information, as part of our review process. We normally retain information from candidates after a decision has been made unless you specifically ask us not to retain the information. If we offer you a job, which you accept, the information will be retained in accordance with our privacy procedures for employee records.
On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage, and related site information in order to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.