Last Revised: May 31, 2023
This Privacy Notice describes:
- the personal data that DMC Law, LLC (“DMC Law” or “we”) collects from you in any form, including when you interact with our website www.dmclawllc.com or www.dmcprivacylaw.com (collectively “Website”);
- how to contact DMC Law;
- the purpose for collecting and processing personal data;
- how you may exercise your consumer rights with respect to the personal data we collect and process;
- the categories of personal data that DMC Law shares with third parties and information about those parties; and
- other important information about our policies and practices.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about our Privacy Notice or our data collection or processing practices, or if you want to report any suspected security violations to us, please contact: email@example.com.
Summary of this Privacy Notice
|Categories of Personal Data||If We Collect and How We Use||How We Share Information|
|Contact Information||If you provide and only to respond or render a service to you.||Only if necessary to render a service to you (e.g., newsletter, provide legal services or access to requested legal compliance education materials).|
|Cookies||Yes, we use Google Analytics to assess Website performance and usage.||Google Analytics is the vendor. It collects this data and provides it to us.|
|Demographic Information||We do NOT collect.||N/A|
|Financial Information||We do NOT collect.||N/A|
|Health Information||We do NOT collect.||N/A|
|Your Preferences||We do NOT collect.||N/A|
|Purchasing Information||We do NOT collect.||N/A|
|Social Security # or Gov’t ID||We do NOT collect through this Website. We collect this information only from employees and vendors.||We use third-party platforms to collect and manage employee information or tax information on other vendors.|
|Your Activity on this Website||Yes, we use Google Analytics to assess Website performance and usage.||Google Analytics is the vendor. It collects this data and provides it to us.|
|Your Location||We do NOT collect.||N/A|
DMC Law NEVER sells your personal data and NEVER uses your personal data to perform Targeted Advertising.
|We will collect and use this information as described, if you voluntarily provide it.|
|We will collect and use this information as described.|
|We will not collect or use this information.|
|We will not collect or use this information through the Website.|
Contact Information may include name, address, phone number, email address, business with which you are affiliated, or other online or physical contact information.
Cookies (or mechanisms that perform similar functions) are small text files that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive to collect information about your activities on the site or to allow the site to remember information about you and your activities.
Demographic Information may include social and economic categories that apply to you, such as your gender, age, income, or where you are from.
Financial Information may include your accounts, balances, and transactions.
Health Information may include data about your medical condition or your interest in health-related topics, services, or products.
Marketing means contacting you through means other than telephone (for example, email or postal mail) to market services or products.
Personal Data means any information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable individual and likely includes all of the categories of data outlined in the chart above.
Preferences may include information about your tastes or interests, which groups you might be a member of such as religious organizations, trade unions, and political parties.
Purchasing Information means information about your purchases and may include the payment methods you used.
Targeted Advertising means displaying advertisements to you where the advertisement is selected based on personal data obtained or inferred from your activities over time and across websites or online applications to predict your preferences or interests.
Social Security # & Gov’t ID means government-issued individual identifiers such as your social security number, driver’s license number or passport number.
Your Activity on this Website means tracking your activity such as which pages you visited on this website and how long you stayed at each page, activities you engaged in at this website, such as your searches and transactions and messages you sent to us through the contact form.
Your Location means information about your exact geographic location, such as data transmitted by your GPS-enabled device.
I. Categories of Personal Data Processed by DMC Law
Information We Collect
Personal Data You Provide to Us. We will collect Contact Information from you that you voluntarily provide. For example, if you use our “Contact Us” form on the Website, sign up for our newsletter, fill out an interest or new client intake form, join one of our legal compliance educational communities (e.g., HIPAA, Behavioral Health Clinician Community, etc.) Helpline) or contact us via e-mail, we will collect the information that you voluntarily provide to reply, provide the requested service or send you the requested newsletter.
Information We Receive From Your Use of Our Website
II. The Purpose for Processing Personal Data (How We Use and Share Your Information)
We do not sell your personal data to anyone, nor do we use it for Targeted Advertising. We use your personal data that we collect from you and through our Website only for purposes of operating the Website and as detailed below.
With your consent. We may share your personal data with third parties if you have given us your consent to do so.
To perform services. We may disclose your personal data to third parties to perform services you request.
To communicate with you. We use your personal data to send you information about our services, to respond to you when you contact us, to call you as a part of secondary fraud protection, or to solicit your feedback. If you provide us with an email address, we may also send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to our services and for other marketing purposes, which you can opt out of at any time.
With third party service providers performing services on our behalf. We may share your personal data with our third-party service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them. For example, we allow Google Analytics to assess the performance of our Website by using Cookies and information regarding Your Activities on this Website. Also, we may share your Contact Information with an email marketing provider to manage some of our communications with you. If you enroll to be a member of one of our legal compliance education groups (e.g., HIPAA Helpline, Behavioral Health Clinician Community, etc.), we may share your Contact Information with the learning management system vendor to grant you access to educational materials.
To improve the Website. We use the information we collect to improve the Website and to develop new services and benefits.
For corporate restructuring. We may share some or all of your personal data in connection with or during a merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. If another company acquires our company, business, or assets, that company will possess the information we collected and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your information as described in this Privacy Notice.
For legal purposes. We may preserve or disclose your personal data to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to assert legal rights or defend against legal claims; or to prevent, detect, or investigate illegal activity, fraud, abuse, violations of our terms, or threats to the security of the Services or the physical safety of any person.
III. How You Can Exercise Your Consumer Rights and Your Appeal Rights
To exercise any of the consumer rights detailed below, please contact DMC Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to Know and Access. You have the right to ask us whether we are processing your personal data and, with limited exceptions, to have access to that data.
Right to Correct. You have a right to correct inaccuracies in the personal data we hold about you.
Right to Delete. You have a right to have us delete personal data that we hold about you, although we may retain information to establish that we honored your request.
Right to Portability. You have a right to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about you and, if technically feasible and subject to limited exceptions, to have us send that data in a readily usable format to another entity.
Right to Opt-Out. Since DMC Law does not sell your personal data or use it for Targeted Advertising, you would not need to opt-out for those purposes. You may, however, opt out of our other uses of your data, with limited exceptions as detailed below.
- Cookies – If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept Cookies from us for any of the purposes described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a Cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept Cookies, however, you may not be able to use all functionality of the Website.
To appeal any decision regarding your request to exercise your rights, please notify DMC Law of your request to appeal via email at email@example.com. We will respond in writing to your appeal no later than 60 days after we receive it. Our response will include details on any action taken or not taken and, if we deny your appeal, we will explain why. We will also provide you with contact information for the relevant Attorney General in case you decide to submit a complaint.
IV. Categories of Personal Information that DMC Law Shares with Third Parties and Information About those Third Parties
As described in the Summary, Sections I and II above, we share only Contact Information with third parties that is necessary to carry out our services (e.g., an email marketing vendor to deliver the newsletter; Clio, our legal practice manager system vendor; and a learning management system vendor to make educational materials accessible). Further, we allow our third-party vendor, Google Analytics, to collect and provide data relating to Cookies and Your Activity on this Website.
V. Other Important Information
Links to Third Party Websites
We retain information about you that we collect for as long as necessary for business purposes. We will retain and use this information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements with users, and/or the period required by laws in applicable jurisdictions.
We use a combination of technical, administrative, and physical controls to maintain the security of your information. If you have a security-related concern, please contact us.
We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person that we know to be under the age of eighteen (18). If we learn that a person under eighteen (18) has submitted information to us through any part of our Website, we will delete this information as soon as practical.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice may be updated from time to time for any reason. If you have provided your email address, we will notify you when we make any material changes to this Privacy Notice. You can then decide whether you would like to continue to use the Website. If you have not provided us with your email address, we will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Notice by posting the new Privacy Notice on the Website and we will change the “Last Updated” date above. You should consult this Privacy Notice regularly for any changes.
Privacy Protection Policy Required by CGS §42-471
Updated: May 18, 2020
We collect Social Security Numbers (“SSN”) from clients only when it is necessary to perform legal services on their behalf. Additionally, we keep records of employees’ SSN, as required by law. We safeguard SSN by protecting the confidentiality of, prohibiting unlawful disclosure of and limiting access to SSN as described below.
Except as authorized by law and by the client, we do not disclose SSN of current or former clients or SSN of customers, clients, patients or employees of clients that we obtain in the course of representing our clients. Any disclosure authorized by a client must be consistent with applicable laws, the provisions of the codes of professional responsibility and rules of ethics governing our conduct as lawyers. As a general matter, we treat all information we receive from clients as confidential and protect it as such. Additionally, we limit access to sensitive information such as SSNs to those who require access to carry out necessary job functions.
Access to SSN of employees is strictly limited to employees with a business need to access such information. The limited employees with access to employee SSN may not disseminate SSN internally or externally, except to fulfill a necessary business function such as performing payroll or employee benefit functions, or to comply with a court order, service of process, or other applicable law. We train all staff annually on the importance of the protection of client information and, in particular, of sensitive personal information such as SSN.
Last updated: April 2023
This Website provides general information about DMC Law’s services. To use this Website you must follow these Terms unless you get DMC Law’s express written permission to do otherwise.
Who May Use The Website
To use any part of this Website, you must be:
- 18 or older, and
- Legally able to agree to the terms of using this Website
You may use this Website if you:
- Credit DMC Law as the source of any information from this Website, either by copyright or attribution, and
- Consent to having any information you provide to DMC Law through this Website, including personal information, transferred to and processed in the United States.
Not for Commercial Use
You may not use this Website for any commercial purpose. Unless DMC Law gives you its written permission, you may not reproduce, copy, change, publish, display, distribute any part of this Website, except as allowed herein.
No Illegal Activity
DMC Law may investigate complaints and reported violations of these Terms. If we suspect illegal or inappropriate activity, we may report it to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other parties. We may disclose user information of anyone or any entity involved in that activity to the extent necessary, including, but not limited to: user profiles, e-mail addresses, usage history, submitted or uploaded materials, IP addresses, and traffic information. If possible, we will take reasonable steps to minimize the disclosure of confidential information of users who are not the target of the investigations, such as by redacting confidential information.
You must not use this Website in any way that would be considered illegal under the laws of any state, federal or international law that applies to your use of this Website. Further, you must not use this Website to threaten, abuse, harass or harm anyone in anyway; you must not misrepresent your affiliation with a person or agency or impersonate a person or agency, including DMC Law or its staff; you must not upload content that infringes on the rights of others and you must not store any data on the Website.
DMC Law’s Ownership Rights
This Website is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights and laws. DMC Law alone owns its copyrights to this Website’s content (including blog posts), layout, graphics, navigation design, source code, the collective and compiled copyrights in its databases, and all other content created by DMC Law employees, contractors, consultants, and contributors to this Website.
You may not use or alter any of the information or content on this Website in any way, except that you may use the Website and print copies. Any print-outs from this Website must retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices.
You may not use DMC Law’s trademarks, service marks, or trade dress in any way, including in:
- Services or products not owned by DMC Law,
- A way that causes confusion or implies that DMC Law sponsors, endorses, or is connected to your own activities, products, or services,
- Hidden or embedded text in web pages, or
- A way that is critical of DMC Law or this Website.
This Website may list links to other websites. We do this for your convenience only. When you click on a link to other websites, you leave this Website. Those links are not a recommendation or approval of those websites or their owners. Such third-party websites, even if cobranded with DMC Law’s logo, are not under DMC Law’s control. We are not responsible for those websites, the information, services or products they may offer, or any loss or damage you may have at those websites.
You may not link to DMC Law’s Website from another website for commercial purposes. Any link to DMC Law’s Website from other websites does not imply any affiliation between DMC Law and those other websites.
When you use this Website, you do so at your own risk. DMC Law does not provide support to users of this Website. These Website are provided to you “as is, and as available.” DMC Law does not guarantee or warrant this Website or its content to be always available, correct, up-to-date, reliable, free of viruses or other defects, or that any problems or inaccuracies will be corrected.
THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. The information, including but not limited to, blog posts, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this Website are for informational purposes only. No material on this Website is intended to constitute legal advice. You agree to seek the advice of a licensed attorney with any questions regarding legal rights or obligations.
DMC Law is not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage related to:
- The hardware or software you use to access this Website,
- Your use of this Website or its content for any purpose,
- Any errors or omissions in the content at this Website or other website you are directed to from this Website, or
- The unavailability of this Website or its content.
DMC Law makes no guarantee that any material on this Website is
- Suitable for any special purpose, or
- Free of any claim of ownership by a third party.
DMC LAW DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
DMC LAW PROVIDES ALL CONTENT ON THESE WEBSITES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, DMC LAW DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THESE WARRANTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
BY YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT, WHETHER SUCH CLAIMS ARE AGAINST DMC LAW OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS SUPPLIED CONTENT TO THE WEBSITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY SHALL DMC LAW OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION FROM, YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE. TO THE EXTENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED OR FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, THE SOLE OBLIGATION OF DMC LAW OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS SUPPLIED CONTENT TO THE WEBSITES TO YOU FOR DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO $100.00. NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM, ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS MAY BE BROUGHT BY YOU MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE EVENT UNDERLYING THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS OCCURRED. THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION WILL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. IN JURISDICTIONS THAT RESTRICT LIMITATION OF LIABILITY PROVISIONS, DMC LAW’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE FEES (OR LACK THEREOF) CHARGED FOR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE HAVE BEEN CALCULATED BASED ON THESE LIMITATIONS.
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Connecticut, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You consent to the jurisdiction of the federal courts located within the District of Connecticut and waive all objections to such jurisdiction and venue.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless DMC Law and any third-party providing content to this Website, from any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising as a result of your use of this Website.
Enforcing DMC Law’s Rights
When you use this Website, you agree that any use that violates these Terms may cause irreparable injury to DMC Law. If you do not follow these terms, you agree that DMC Law will:
- Have the right to non-monetary relief, including a court order requiring you to stop or to perform any relief a court may impose, and
- Not have to post any bond or other security.
Third Party Rights
DMC Law and any contributor or other third-party submitting materials to the Website have the right to enforce this agreement’s provisions with regard to Disclaimer, Liability, and Indemnification against you on its own behalf.
If any part of these Terms is found invalid or unenforceable, DMC Law and you agree that:
- All other parts of this agreement are valid,
- The intended meaning of the invalidated part will be replaced with language that closely matches DMC Law’s original intent, and
- This agreement remains valid.
Even if a term of this agreement goes unenforced, DMC Law does not waive any part of this agreement, unless it does so in writing.
Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement
DMC Law reserves the right to remove any content that allegedly infringes a third party’s copyright or otherwise violates the rights of any third party, or for any reason whatsoever, and to prohibit further use of the Website by the individuals responsible for said infringement or violation. DMC Law also reserves the right to pursue any party that submits an erroneous declaration. If you believe that any content appears on this Website in violation of your copyright or other proprietary rights, you should send a notice to DMC Law by first-class mail, return receipt requested, at the following address: DMC Law, LLC, P.O. Box 817, North Haven, CT 06473:
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. Include information reasonably sufficient to permit DMC Law to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit DMC Law to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address.
- The signature of the complaining party.
- Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
- Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
The version of these Terms, currently available on the Website, incorporating by reference any supplemental rules, terms or policies posted on this Website, constitutes the complete statement of the agreement between you and DMC Law for your use of the Website.