Your privacy is important to us. This notice explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is used at our Website (www.gshattorneys.com).
Collection of Personal Information
Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP (GSHWM) may collect certain personally identifiable information (“personal information”) about you when you visit our Website. Examples of personal information we may collect include your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address.
We also automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Website, including, but not limited to, the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
Use of Personal Information
GSHWM will only use your personal information where we have a lawful basis to do so. The following are examples of how we might use your personal information:
- Providing Legal Services: We will use and disclose personal information in such a manner as we believe is reasonably necessary to provide our services.
- Administration: We may use your personal information in order to collect our fees or costs in connection with legal services to you or to manage your relationship with GSHWM.
- Managing Client Relationships: We may use personal information to provide GSHWM clients with information on our services and legal updates that we consider may be relevant, arranging and hosting events, and identifying where we may make improvements in our services.
- Client Engagement: We use personal information as part of our client onboarding process. We may use personal information to carry out certain background searches to verify whether or not there are any potential issues that may prevent us from establishing a client relationship.
We use personal information you provide solely to respond to your inquiry or process an application form you have completed on various sections of our Website.
We typically will not contact you about other matters, unless you specifically request it, nor will we share, rent, or sell your personal information outside GSHWM, except where we are required to share your information with any third parties who provide services on our behalf.
If you are interested in applying for a job at GSHWM and choose to submit resume information by email, we will use it only for the internal application review process. We will not voluntarily share, rent or sell it outside GSHWM, except where we are required to share your information with any third parties who provide services on our behalf.
It is possible, though unlikely, that we might be forced to disclose personal information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency’s request.
We use non-personally identifiable information to analyze site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site.
We cannot guarantee the privacy of personal information you transmit over the web or that may be collectable in transit by others, including contractors who provide services to GSHWM.
We are committed to complying with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. To the extent we receive personal information from a resident of the European Union, we will comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Third Party Sites
Our Website may contain links to other websites. The data privacy practices of those third-party websites might differ from GSHWM’s. You should consult the other websites’ privacy notices for information on their privacy practices as GSHWM has no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
GSHWM may post information on our Website about programs and events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored by other organizations. If you choose to register through our Website for any of these events, GSHWM will have no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information. As for our own use of your registration information, that will be handled by us as if you had registered by telephone or on paper. In other words, the privacy policies applicable to our Website will not apply.
When you visit our Website, we and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services to GSHWM may collect “Site Usage Data,” which is non-personally identifiable information relating to your use of our Website such as what Website pages you visit. The Website Usage Data could include your MAC address, operating system version, type of computer and browser type. This data could also include demographic data, such as a Website visitor’s geographic location. To enhance your experience on our Website, we and our service providers may use “cookies” on our Website.
A “cookie” is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single website session or visit. Others may have an expiration date or may remain on your computer until you delete them.
You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain online products and services offered on the Website or certain features of our Website.
When you visit and interact with our Website, GSHWM and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (each an “IP Address”). An IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your IP Address is identified and logged automatically whenever you visit the Website, along with the time(s) of your visit(s), your geographic location and the page(s) that you visited. GSHWM uses this information to determine the locations of our Website visitors to better understand from where our visitors come. GSHWM also may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
Certain pages on our Website contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP Address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
Legal Rights of European Residents
Some data protection laws, including GDPR, provide you with certain rights in connection with personal information you have shared with us. If you are resident in the European Economic Area, you may have the following rights:
- The right of access: You have the right to request a copy of your personal information which we hold about you.
- The right of correction: You have the right to request correction or changes of your personal information if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date.
- The right to be forgotten: You have the right to request us, at any time, to delete your personal information from our servers and to erase your personal information when it is no longer necessary for us to retain such data. Note, however, that deletion of your personal information will likely impact your ability to use our services.
- The right to object (opt-out): You have the right to opt-out of certain uses of your personal information, such as direct marketing, at any time.
- The right to data portability: You have the right to a “portable” copy of your personal information that you have submitted to us. Generally, this means your right to request that we move, copy or transmit your personal information stored on our servers / IT environment to another service provider’s servers / IT environment.
- The right to refuse to be subjected to automated decision making, including profiling: You have the right not to be subject to a decision and insist on human intervention if the decision is based on automated processing and produces a legal effect or a similarly significant effect on you.
We reserve the right to revise this policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review the policy periodically for changes.
The use of the Web site of Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP, is subject to the terms and conditions stated below. By accessing this Web site you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.
1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE.
Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP (“GSHWM”), a Georgia Limited Liability Partnership, provides this Service (described below in Section 2) to you the user (“You”), under the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service and any amendments thereto (collectively, “Terms of Service” or “Policy”) as made available at the GSHWM Web site, http://www.GSHAttorneys.com (“Web site”). BY USING THE WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE.
The materials and information presented on our Web site have been provided by GSHWM to provide general information only and do not constitute legal advice. Our Web site contains information about GSHWM’s legal practice, community involvement and personnel, but is not an advertisement. Our Web site provides general information on current legal issues and links to other Internet resources that we believe may be of interest to You.
MATERIALS CONTAINED ON GSHWM’S WEB SITE DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE ADVERTISEMENT OF LEGAL SERVICES. USE OF THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. BECAUSE OF THE EVER-CHANGING NATURE OF THE LAW AND THE UNIQUE ISSUES EACH LEGAL PROBLEM INVOLVES, YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION IN OUR WEB SITE AND SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY REGARDING SPECIFIC LEGAL ISSUES. GSHWM’S WEB SITE IS NOT INTENDED TO SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING LEGAL, PROFESSIONAL, FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL OR TAX ADVICE FROM LEGAL COUNSEL. GSHWM IS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM THAT THE MATERIALS ON OUR WEB SITE ARE CORRECT OR CURRENT IN EVERY CASE. GSHWM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE NON-INFRINGING NATURE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OUR WEB SITE. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED WITHIN OUR WEB SITE ARE SOLELY THE OPINION OF THE INDIVIDUAL AUTHOR AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS OF GSHWM, INDIVIDUAL ATTORNEYS AND PERSONNEL OR THE OPINIONS OF GSHWM CLIENTS. GSHWM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CONTENT OR “LINKS” THAT MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH OUR WEB SITE. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT GSHWM BY MEANS OF OUR WEB SITE, GSHWM DOES NOT ENSURE THE PRIVACY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE COMMUNICATION. GSHWM IS LOCATED IN ATLANTA, GA, AND COLUMBUS, GA, USA, AND DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT WEB SITE IS AVAILABLE FOR USE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS OR IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS OF SUCH FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS. THE MATERIALS ON OUR WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, GSHWM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GSHWM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OF OUR WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OUR WEB SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GSHWM BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OUR WEB SITE.
4. USE OF MATERIAL AND STATEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.
All materials on our Web site are Copyright © 2009 Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP, All Rights Reserved worldwide. GSHWM invites You to download, print, use and copy materials found within our Web site only for personal or non-commercial use on a single computer. All copies or downloads of Web site materials must contain the copyright notice stated above. You may not download or distribute any graphics that appear on our Web site separate from the accompanying text. If You desire to download, use or copy any Web site material for commercial use, You must receive permission from GSHWM. Except as stated above, You are not granted any trademark, copyright, patent or other intellectual property rights licenses in any content contained in our Web site. You may not republish, create a hypertext link to, or create a hypertext frame to any materials found on our Web site without permission from GSHWM.
5. USER CONDUCT.
As a condition of Your use of our Web site, You represent and warrant that You shall not use the Web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Service. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and You shall be solely responsible and liable for all acts or omissions that occur while You use our Web site. By ways of example, and not as a limitation, You agree not to use the Web site to:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate or infringe the legal rights (such as, but not limited to, rights of privacy, publicity and intellectual property) of others;
- Publish, distribute or disseminate any harmful, inappropriate, profane, vulgar, infringing, obscene, tortious, indecent, unlawful, immoral or otherwise objectionable material or information;
- Transmit or upload any material to the Web site that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other harmful or deleterious programs;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Web site networks or servers;
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Web site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service, through password mining or any other means; or
- Interfere with another individual’s or entity’s use and enjoyment of our Web site.
GSHWM has no obligation to monitor Your use of our Web site or retain the content of any of Your sessions on our Web site. However, GSHWM reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. You shall immediately notify GSHWM of any breach of the Terms of Service. GSHWM, in its sole discretion, may discontinue Your access to our Web site at any time and for any reason and shall not have any liability for doing so.
6. INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS POLICY.
GSHWM, upon receiving notice, investigates all claims of intellectual property infringement related to material on our Web site and will respond appropriately, following the guidelines of all applicable intellectual property laws. Under appropriate circumstances, GSHWM will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. Claims of intellectual property infringement must be in writing and directed to GSHWM’s designated responsible attorney listed below.
7. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES.
To the extent that our Web site contains links to outside services and resources, GSHWM does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource. GSHWM is not liable in any way for the outside services and Web sites that our Web site may link to.
GSHWM will monitor the Web site to provide that our business practices are in conformity with this Policy. If for any reason our Web site is found not to be in compliance with the terms and conditions of this Policy we will either discontinue such non-complying act or will modify this Policy and notify you of such change by a notice posted on our Web site.
9. MISCELLANEOUS TERMS.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, USA, without giving effect to its rules governing conflict of laws. You consent to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Fulton County, Georgia, USA. A waiver by GSHWM of any of the terms, provisions or conditions of these Terms of Service or the acquiescence of GSHWM hereto in any act (whether commission or omission) shall not constitute a general waiver of such term, provision or condition of any subsequent act contrary thereto. This Policy represents the entire understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all other written or oral agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of this Policy is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, so that the remainder of that provision and all remaining provisions of this Policy will continue in full force and effect.
10. DESIGNATED RESPONSIBLE ATTORNEY / CONTACT INFORMATION.
All inquiries regarding these Terms of Service should be directed to:
990 Hammond Drive
Suite 300, Bldg. One
Atlanta, GA 30328, USA