The Law Office of Karen M. Holman, PLLC is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, employees, attorneys, interns, job applicants, or others inside or outside of our firm). We comply with the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct which impose a duty upon lawyers and their associated personnel to preserve and protect confidential client information.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect names; phone numbers; email addresses; mailing addresses; and other similar information. We may use that Personal Information where in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:
- to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries;
- to personalize your visit and use of our Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services;
- to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations;
- to conduct our recruiting and selection process;
- to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on;
- to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding services and matters that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of these electronic communications by clicking the unsubscribe link;
- to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds; and/or
- to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations that we may be subject to.
All Personal Information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of our firm, except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable laws or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses, or for our compliance matters.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been our policy of our firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients share with us.
We maintain reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.
We may use services hosted by third parties, including Adobe Site Catalyst, Thomson Reuters, Lexis Nexis, and Google, to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.
Clio for Clients is a portal for our clients to securely communicate and share information with us. Information about our client portal is accessible at Clio for Clients.
Payment Information We may collect data necessary to process your payment, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument, if you make payment for services online. All payment data is stored by LawPay. You may find their privacy notice link here: https://www.lawpay.com/terms/privacy/
Do Not Track Signals
“Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked. Our Internet Services operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled. Our Internet Services do not allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the firm collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Statement, the firm will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.