Privacy Policy

Our law firm understands your concerns and desires, as a client, for the privacy of all of your information. Maintaining your trust and confidence is a high priority. To that end, we have adopted this Privacy Protection Policy.

NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect nonpublic personal information about you, whether provided by you or obtained by us with your authorization or consent. Personal information that can be associated with you can include the following:

  • Social Security number

  • driver’s license number

  • state identification card number

  • account number

  • credit or debit card number

  • passport number

  • alien registration number

  • health insurance identification number

WE DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLIENTS OR FORMER CLIENTS TO ANYONE, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE ETHICS RULES.

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about current or former clients obtained in the course of representation of those clients, except as expressly or impliedly authorized by those clients to enable us to effectuate the purpose of our representation or as required or permitted by law or applicable provisions of codes of professional responsibility or ethical rules governing our conduct as lawyers. Specifically, and without limitation we:

  1. Protect the confidentiality of our clients’ Social Security numbers.

  2. Prohibit unlawful disclosure of our clients’ Social Security numbers.

  3. Limit access to our clients’ Social Security numbers in the same manner as we do all other nonpublic personal information.

We safeguard the data, computer files and documents containing your personal information and destroy, erase or make unreadable such data, computer files and documents prior to disposal.

We educate our staff on this policy, with periodic orientations and reminders. We are diligent in not using, or in redacting Social Security numbers prior to disseminating documents, with exceptions for communications where these numbers are the key and necessary identifiers, such as in communications to the Social Security Administration, the IRS, and the State Department of Revenue Services.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY

We retain records relating to the professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist with your professional needs and to comply with professional guidelines or requirements of law. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we endeavor to maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with existing professional standards.

ERICSON, SCALISE & MANGAN, PC
10-1-08