Hedger & Hedger recognizes and respects our clients’ and prospective clients’ privacy. The following discloses the information collection, use and disclosure practices that we utilize. All references to “clients” include prospective clients.
Policy for All Information Provided to Us
All information provided to us by clients relative to a legal matter (“Client Information”), regardless of whether such information is provided in person, by mail, by phone, by email or otherwise, is subject to the attorney-client privilege even where such information is provided prior to our formal engagement. To the extent permitted by law, we will not disclose any Client Information without our client’s express permission.
Policy for Information Provided Online
Clients simply visiting our website remain anonymous. However, communications via email and telephone may be monitored by third-parties unrelated to our law firm. We do not encrypt email or telephone communications to or from our firm. Therefore, the use of email and telephone to communicate with us carries the risk that the subject information could be compromised.
We may record Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of persons who visit our website. An IP address is a number assigned to a computer when it is used to access the Internet. The IP addresses that we record do not contain any personally identifiable information and are used solely to administer our website. However, when a client submits requests via our website (such as requesting information via our website’s Contact page), that information is kept on record as having come from the sending computer’s IP address.
The non-personally identifiable data that our website collects is accessible by certain firm personnel as well as third party website designers and website hosts. We use all non-personally identifiable data exclusively to administer and improve our website.
Links to Third Party Websites
We provide links on our website to LinkedIn, Martindale-Hubbell and other third-party websites that we do not control. Therefore, we urge clients to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites at the time these sites are visited. We assume no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policies of any website to which we link.