Effective Date: December 19, 2016
This Privacy Statement describes how the Law Office of Mary E Cain, Esq. (the “attorney”) collects, uses and discloses personal information obtained from visitors to any of the webpages or other parts of the www.thelegalpart.com domain (this “Website”).
This Privacy Statement applies to all of your use (your “Use”) of this Website. Use of this Website includes visiting its webpages and otherwise accessing this Website as well as using any of the other services that are or may be offered through this Website from time to time except to the extent that such other services are offered in connection with a privacy notice that expressly overrides this Privacy Statement. Updates to this Privacy Statement will be announced with a Privacy Notice linked to the homepage.
1. Automatic Collection and Use of Domain Information
This Website has server logs that are set up to automatically capture information about your operating system, Web browser, Internet Protocol (IP) address, and URL clickstream data regarding your visit to, through (i.e., the specific webpages you visited), and away from this Website, along with date and time stamps and indications of whether you are a repeat visitor to the webpages that you access. This information is compiled and made available to the attorney as statistical information that includes some geolocation information, usage indicators and statistics. The attorney may access this information to determine how many visitors use this Website, how often they visit, what parts of the world their IP addresses are associated with, the webpages they visit, and for how long. This information may be used to improve the attorney’s services.
In general, you can visit this Website without actively revealing anything personal about yourself and without providing any information with the exception of information that is automatically collected.
2. Uses and Collection of Personal Information:
This Website is not presently set up to collect any personally identifiable information from individuals accessing it. There are no entry forms to receive manual online submissions of user-generated content. Nor is there any option provided for you to submit your questions or comments directly through this Website. As such, your visit to this Website will not result in the attorney's collection, use or sharing of any of your personally identifiable information.
If the attorney willingly allows this Website to be used in the future as a vehicle for receiving online submissions of personally identifiable information, such as your name, company, e-mail address, phone number, address, or any other personal contact details (your “Personal Information”), then the attorney will collect and use your Personal Information for the purpose(s) and according to the terms and conditions that shall be presented to you just before or at the time of your online form submission.
Please come back to this page to see if our policies have changed. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be announced on the Website's homepage, accessible here.
3. Disclaimer: No Attorney-Client Relationship is Created by Visiting or other Use of this Website
Entering into an attorney-client relationship requires more interaction with the attorney than merely accessing this Website. Nothing in this Website should be taken as legal counsel, and no attorney-client relationship is created by virtue of your Use of this Website, or by virtue of you reading any of its webpages or visiting any part of this Website. This Privacy Statement does not create an attorney-client relationship. This Website provides information of a general nature to members of the public for general informational purposes only, and contains opinions on legal news and general topics. Nothing in this Website should be taken as legal counsel. The operation of this Website does not create any attorney-client relationship. Forming an attorney-client relationship requires a consideration of multiple factors, including, without limitation, the existence of possible conflicts of interest that would block effective representation. Therefore, please do not convey any information to the attorney that you regard as confidential information unless the attorney has formally (and explicitly) agreed to enter into an attorney-client relationship with you.
4. Emails and Other Messages Sent to the Attorney
Caution: Do Not to Email Anything Confidential to the Attorney in the Absence of an Attorney-Client Relationship. Please note that if you send a communication to the attorney in any form (whether by email, facsimile, mail, telephone, VoIP, video messaging or other means of communication), your communication alone will not be sufficient to create a lawyer-client relationship with the attorney. Do not send the attorney any information that you or anyone else considers to be confidential or secret unless the attorney first explicitly agrees to be your attorney in that particular case or matter. Any information you send to the attorney before entering into a mutually agreed upon attorney-client relationship with the attorney may not be protected from disclosure or sharing with others and may not be held as confidential. Since formation of an attorney-client relationship requires the consideration of a lot of factors, including conflicts of interest that may block the attorney’s ability to effectively represent you, it is important that you refrain from sending anything confidential to the attorney prior to entering into a formal, mutually agreed upon relationship with the attorney.
5. Location of this Website’s Servers:
This Website is hosted on web servers located at least in part in the United States. If you are located in a non-US jurisdiction, for example in the European Economic Area ("EEA") / European Union ("EU") you agree that the provision of Personal Information or other access to this Website constitutes your consent to the transfer of such data/information, including Personal Information, to the United States, a jurisdiction that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home country.
6. Caution Regarding Links to Other Websites:
The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Statement are for this Website only. This Website contains links to other websites. The attorney is not responsible for other linked websites, which may have other privacy practices and policies and which may have inaccurate or unsafe content. You are not required to use any link on this Website. Links are provided solely for convenience. Use the links at your own risk. If you link to or otherwise visit any other site, please review the privacy policies posted at that site.
7. Contact Information for Your Comments, Questions or Concerns:
If you need assistance, if you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, if you have copyright concerns, or if any aspects of this Website appear to be inaccurate or incomplete, please contact the attorney, Mary E. Cain, Esq. at mailing address: p.o. box 1592, pebble beach, ca 93953-1592.
8. Revisions to this Privacy Statement:
The attorney reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. When a change is made to this Privacy Statement, a Notice of Change will be posted on the “Latest News” section of this Website and linked to the homepage, and the new statement will contain an updated effective date.
9. Update History
This Privacy Statement has been updated by adding both paragraph 4 and the present paragraph and for other formatting reasons not affecting content. (12/16/2016 Updates)
Paragraphs were reorganized and small edits have been made, including to the Contact Information section and other sections not affecting meaning. (12/19/2016 Updates)