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Privacy Notice

Last Revised: August 14, 2020

This Privacy Notice describes:

  • the information that DMC Law, LLC (“we”) collects from you in any form, including when you interact with our website www.dmclawllc.com or www.dmcprivacylaw.com (collectively “Website”);
  • how we collect, use and disclose the information that we receive, including sharing that information with third parties; and
  • how we store and secure information.

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:  privacy@dmclawllc.com.

Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us.  We will collect data from you that you voluntarily provide.  For example, if you use our “Contact Us” form on the Website, sign up for our newsletter, provide us with feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect the information that you voluntarily provide to reply or send you the requested newsletter.

Information We Receive From Your Use of Our Website

  • We may receive certain types of information automatically when you access the Website, such as your browser type and internet protocol (IP) address. While the system may collect this information, we generally do not identify you or match this information with your other personal information; however, we reserve the right to do so under certain circumstances (including, but not limited to, reporting to law enforcement authorities, in response to subpoenas or to enforce our Terms of Use). The information is used to diagnose Website technical problems, facilitate your use of our Website, or track aggregate Website traffic patterns. We may share this aggregated data, which does not identify you, with third parties.
  • We may use cookies to collect information about your visit to determine which of our areas, features and forums are most popular, improve your experience on our Website and to complete transactions you may request. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. By prohibiting the use of cookies, however, you may restrict your access to certain types of content or features.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our Website may contain links to third-party websites and services and some of those third-party websites may be co-branded with our logo (the “Third Party Services”).  If you decide to visit and submit any information to a Third-Party Service, you are subject to its privacy policy and practices and not this Privacy Notice. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.

How We Use and Share Your Information

We do not sell your information to anyone.  We use your information that we collect from the Website only for purposes of operating the Website and as detailed below.

With your consent. We may share your information with third parties if you have given us your consent to do so.

To perform services. We may disclose your information to third parties in order to perform services you request.

To communicate with you.  We use your information 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 provided 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.

With third party service providers performing services on our behalf. We may share information with our third party service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them.  For example, we may share information about you with Google Analytics so that Google Analytics can provide us with information about Website usage or we may share information about you with an email marketing provider to manage some of our communications with you.

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 information 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 information about you 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.

Your Options Regarding Your Information

Opt-Out

We may periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails to the e-mail address that you provided to promote the use of our Website or services.  You may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information).  Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you service related communications, including notices of any updates to our Terms of Use or Privacy Notice.

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. 

Change Your Information

You may contact us to request to review, update, correct or delete information.  We may retain an archived copy of your records. 

Data Retention

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.

Information Security

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.  

Children’s Privacy 

We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person that we know to be under the age of thirteen (13). If we learn that a child under thirteen (13) 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 before 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.

Terms of Use

Last updated: November 2019

BY USING THE WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE AND THE PRIVACY NOTICE.  PLEASE READ BOTH THOROUGHLY.

DMC Law, LLC and its agents (“DMC Law” or “we”) operate www.dmclawllc.com and www.dmcprivacylaw.com (collectively “Website”).  Please carefully read these Terms of Use (the “Terms”) and the Privacy Notice (the “Privacy Notice”), which apply to your use of the Website.  

When you use the Website, you agree to all of the Terms listed below, our Privacy Notice, which is incorporated here by reference, and any other policies and rules that we create.   Please read them carefully. Also check these Terms of Use periodically because DMC Law updates them from time to time. All updates become effective when posted.

General

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:

  • 13 or older, and
  • Legally able to agree to the terms of using this Website or use this Website with a guardian or other representative who is able to legally 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, 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 trademarks and other proprietary rights and laws. DMC Law alone owns its copyrights to this Website’s 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.

Links

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.

Disclaimer

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.

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.

Limited Liability

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.

Governing Law

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the 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.

Indemnification

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.

Severability

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.”

Integration

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.

Modification to Terms of Use

Updated versions of the Terms of Use will appear on this Website and are effective immediately. Your continued use of this Website after any update constitutes your agreement to be bound by the updated Terms of Use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use.