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SCHAEFERLAW, LLC, WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: March 2022

The website schaefer.law  (“the Site”) is owned and operated by Schaefer Law, LLC (“SchaeferLaw,” “we,” “us,” “our”).  This Privacy Policy explains how SchaeferLaw collects, uses, and discloses information about you when you use the Site.  SchaeferLaw is committed to collecting, maintaining, and using personal information about you in a responsible manner. Please read this policy to understand how we collect information from the Site and what rights you as a website visitor have in relation to your personal information.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to SchaeferLaw in connection with our attorney-client relationships or which is protected by confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine or any other applicable privilege or protection. Nothing in this Policy should be understood as creating an attorney-client relationship with visitors to the Site.

Information We Collect

You are not required to provide any personal information when visiting the Site. However, you may do so by taking certain actions while on the Site, including:

  • Filling in a contact form (which may include email, and optionally, your name, phone number, and a message)
  • Registering for an event, update, or mailing (which would include email and, optionally, your name)

In addition, our Site collects certain information about traffic on the Site for administrative, security, and analytical purposes. This information may include your IP address, browser type, referring domain and exit page, location, operating system, and dates/times of page views. You may also provide us with personal information, such as name, email, address and/or phone number, if you contact us by e-mail, telephone, or letter, which we may collect and maintain to be able to respond to your inquiry.

Cookies

We use “cookies” and other similar web technologies on the Site. A cookie is a small data file that the Site delivers to your hard drive when you visit. A cookie can contain information such as a user ID that the Site uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information supplied by you. A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookies created by other sites. We may use cookies to analyze website traffic in order to improve visitor experience. We do not link this information with data about individual users.

A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to use the Site. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We may use persistent cookies to recall what information you have viewed during prior visits to the Site. You can block and/or remove cookies by following directions provided through your Internet browser.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information to respond to requests for information from you, to ensure the efficient operation of the Site, and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you or your business. We provide this information to you through the site, by e-mail, or by U.S. mail. We may combine your personal information with that of all or a particular group of Site users to prepare collective and anonymous profiles of Site users and their interests or behaviors. If you have opted into receiving communications from SchaeferLaw, we may provide you with marketing information from SchaeferLaw that we think would be of interest. You may opt out of receiving such marketing communications at any time. We do not provide your data for marketing to any third party.

Where you have provided us with your personal information to receive legal updates or other marketing communications, we will store that information until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive these communications, or we determine that the information is no longer accurate.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We make no disclosures to third parties for any marketing purpose. We use one or more third parties to operate the Site and to perform other services. We may disclose personally identifiable information to such entities as needed for them to perform their specific tasks under our instructions, subject to this policy.

In particular, our Site uses Adobe Analytics to help collect and analyze certain information for the purposes discussed above.

In addition, we may disclose information that you expressly authorize; as required by law or when we believe that such disclosure is necessary in connection with a judicial proceeding or to comply with a court order, law or regulation applicable to us or the site; or as we determine to be necessary to protect our property or assert our legal rights or to protect the property or safety of any other person.

Your Right to Access and Correct Your Personal Information

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your personal data, restrict processing concerning you and object to processing, as well as the right to data portability.

We will provide you with access to your personal information upon request so you may review, update or correct your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

Rights of California Residents

If you are a California resident, California law provides you with specific rights regarding your personal information, including the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about the collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months and the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions. To make such a request, contact us at [email protected] and indicate in your message that you are making a CCPA request. Please note that we are only required to respond to two such requests per customer each year.

You also have the right not to be discriminated against if you exercise any of your rights under California privacy law.

SchaeferLaw may have collected the following categories of personal information of California residents who visited the Site in the past 12 months:

  • Identifiers such as a name, title, biographical information (from other sources in the course of our business), social media identifiers, physical address, Internet Protocol address, email address, or other, similar identifiers.
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information.

This information is collected and used for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy.  SchaeferLaw does not sell the personal information of visitors to the Site and has not done so in the past 12 months.  SchaeferLaw may have disclosed any of the above categories of personal information pursuant to an individual’s consent or under a written contract with a service provider for a business purpose in the past 12 months.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We regularly review our privacy policy to ensure that it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personal information and we may make changes to our privacy policy to keep it current with industry standards. We will post the date of the most recent revisions on this page. Check this page to make sure that you have reviewed the current version of our privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy and your use of the Site is governed by the laws of the State of Maine, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

How to Contact SchaeferLaw

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, you can contact us at:

SchaeferLaw, LLC

Attn: Privacy Policy

1 Union St., STE 402

Portland, ME 04101

We partner with Thomson Reuters, who might also collect data as part of our marketing efforts. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.