Effective: January 1, 2023
Relic Law PLLC may collect or obtain a variety of personal information in the course of operating our law firm and in providing legal and law related services.
Please note that we may make periodic updates to this Privacy Notice. Please check back regularly for updates as indicated by the date provided at the bottom of this Privacy Notice.
1. SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY
This Privacy Notice applies to personal information collected or obtained by our law firm, directly or indirectly, wherever we may conduct business, and encompasses all of our services, both online and offline, including as may be made available through our website at https://reliclawpllc.com and any of its subdomains (e.g., https://kb.reliclawpllc.com).
This Privacy Notice provides transparency about our privacy practices, including how we collect, use, and disclose personal information, and how you may contact us with privacy inquiries and requests.
3. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT OR OBTAIN
We may collect the following categories of personal information directly from you or from third party sources:
Usage Data. We may collect a variety of information (some of which may be identifiable) from persons who access our website or engage with us online, including the following types of information:
Log Data: Information collected by our servers when you access our website through your browser, including your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, referral URLs, browser type and settings, date and time of usage, language preferences, and cookie data.
Device Information: Information collected about your device, including the type of device, operating system, application IDs, device IDs, and crash data.
Location Data: Approximate location information based on your IP address combined with other information, including information about your browser and device.
Interaction Information. If you interact with us through our website, by calling, writing, or emailing us, or by otherwise interfacing with us, we may collect the following types of information:
Contact Information: Your full name, title, phone number, email address, mailing address, and physical address, etc.
Message Information: The object of any messages we may receive from or about you.
Other Information: Anything else you may disclose or is obtained through your interactions with us.
Information Related to Legal Services. If you inquire about or engage us for legal or law related services or are relevant to a matter in which we are engaged, we may collect or obtain a variety of personal information, directly or indirectly, in connection with our engagement. Such information may include:
Case and Matter Information: Any information relevant to a case or matter in which our firm is engaged.
Business and Financial Information: Information pertaining to you and/or your business, trade and commercial practices, transactions, banking and other financial information, including "know your customer" information.
Legal Information: Information about your experience with the legal system, legal agreements, legal roles and relationships, and other facts and circumstances.
Sensitive Personal Information: Information about your personal and professional history, immutable characteristics, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, health information, and unique and government-issued identifiers, among others.
Investigatory Information: Information obtain about through investigation, including by or from third parties, such as consumer report information, character and reputation information, and other investigatory information, including computer forensic information (e.g., device images), photographs, and video and audio recordings.
Associate Information: Information about persons with whom you associate or have a relationship, including family members, friends, partners, business associates, employees, vendors, customers, counterparties, witnesses, and others.
Intellectual Property Information: Information pertaining to proprietary and confidential information, including, but not limited to, information subject to nondisclosure obligations, trade secrets, patents and patent applications, copyrighted works, and other intellectual property.
Privileged Information: Information subject to attorney-client privilege, medical privilege, or attorney work product protection.
Other Information from Third Party Sources. We may collect or obtain information about persons relevant to a case or matter from third party sources, including both public and non-public records. Such information may be obtained directly from the third party source by us or through an intermediary acting on our behalf, such as an investigator or forensics professional.
4. HOW WE MAY USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
In the course of providing legal or law related services, we may use personal information we collect or obtain for the benefit of our clients, including for any such purposes as may be permitted by applicable lawyer ethics rules and legal requirements.
In the course of operating our business, we may also use personal information for the following purposes:
Providing and administering our services
Following up on legal matters and prospective engagements
Communicating by phone, email, and other means
Improving our services
Business insights and analytics
Providing information about our services (e.g., sales, advertising, and marketing)
Social networking (e.g., through LinkedIn and other platforms)
Detecting and preventing fraud, abuse, and security risks
Complying with legal and regulatory obligations
Please note that we may use de-identified or anonymized information to the extent that it can no longer reasonably identify you for other purposes.
5. HOW WE MAY DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Subject to applicable lawyer ethics rules, we may disclose or make available personal information to the following categories of third parties in order to provide our services and operate our business:
Affiliates: We may disclose personal information to our affiliates, including Reflexive LLC.
Service Providers: We may disclose personal information to our service providers, including Information Technology, cloud storage, software, network security, and web service providers.
Business Associates: We may disclose personal information to our business associates, including consulting or referring attorneys, investigators, and consulting experts.
Advisors and Auditors: We may disclose personal information to auditors, financial advisors and accountants, legal professionals, and other professional business advisors.
Corporate Interests: We may disclose personal information to interested or potential investors or lenders and as part of a transaction involving a merger, acquisition, or other corporate transaction involving our business.
Legal and Public Authorities: We may disclose personal information to public authorities and third parties as may be required by applicable law, regulation, or legal process.
6. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Subject to applicable lawyer ethics rules and legal requirements, we may retain personal information for a period commensurate with the purposes for which it was collected or obtained, including any ongoing legitimate interests. Generally, this means:
Usage Data will be retained only for a reasonable length of time, but not longer than 24-months, except as may be reasonably necessary to protect the security of our website and services.
Contact Information will be retained for as long as reasonably necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or obtained.
Information Related to Legal Services will be retained for as long as reasonably necessary for the purpose for which it was collected or obtained.
Personal information may be retained but not further processed beyond its retention period in the form of archives and data backups.
7. PRIVACY INQUIRIES AND REQUESTS
We provide several ways to inquire and make requests about your personal information. If you have an established relationship with us, please contact us using the communication channels through which we usually communicate. Otherwise, you may email our Privacy Office at Privacy Office Email or by calling (248) 579-9537. Please state that your call is in regards to a privacy inquiry or request and be sure to provide your contact information to the receptionist.
We confirm all privacy inquiries and requests within a reasonable time, but typically within 10-days of receipt. Certain inquiries or requests may be subject to appropriate prior verification. We will respond to legitimate inquiries and requests within a reasonable time, but typically within 30-days of receipt.
As may be required by applicable law or as we may otherwise perform as a courtesy in our discretion, to the extent that a privacy request does not conflict with any applicable ethical or legal obligations, we will process your right to access personal information and provide it to you in a portable format, correct inaccurate personal information, delete personal information, and stop processing personal information.
To opt-out of receiving certain communications from us, such as emails sent for marketing purposes, you may contact us at the contact information above or click "Unsubscribe" in the footer of the email itself, if applicable. Please note that opting out will not limit us from contacting you for other legitimate reasons.
Our services are marketed to and provided to clients based in the United States. Therefore, our collection of personal information originating from other jurisdictions, including the UK, EU/EEA, Canada, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong SAR, and other locations is unintentional and/or incidental. This website is intended exclusively for a U.S. audience.
If you have a complaint about our privacy practices, you may contact us at the information above. We will promptly respond to the receipt of legitimate privacy complaints and attempt to resolve them in good faith.
8. COOKIE NOTICE AND "DO NOT TRACK" REQUESTS
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a feature that some web browsers offer to allow users to send signals to websites so that no information about their browser session will be shared. At this time, our website is not configured to respond to DNT signals.
9. CHILDREN'S DATA
Our website and services are not marketed to or intended for children under sixteen years of age and we do not have knowledge of having collected children's personal information. We encourage parents and guardians to take appropriate steps to ensure the safety and privacy of their children online.
10. SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Consistent with our ethical and legal obligations, we have taken measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the personal information we collect from and about our clients and others, including with respect to the systems upon which such information is stored and processed.
However, we encourage everyone to exercise caution when interacting online, including with our website and services. We recommend that you connect to our website over secure networks and stay alert to unusual and suspicious activities. Do not respond to emails that purport to be from us that involve unusual requests, including with respect to the transfer of funds. We will never request your username and password or other sensitive information over the phone or by email. Please confirm any unusual requests by first calling and verifying with our office.
This Privacy Notice was revised February 15, 2023 at 18:30 UTC.