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Privacy Policy

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.

This Privacy Policy is also specifically addressed to third parties who provide Personal Information to us or who visit or use our website, our apps, our social media sites, our extranets, as well as email messages that we send to you that contain a link to this Statement (collectively, the “Internet Services”). This policy also describes how we collect, process and disclose Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Internet Services.

If there are any terms in this Privacy Policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of the Internet Services immediately.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Law Office of Karen M. Holman, PLLC collects Personal Information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to its website or users of Internet Services. We may also collect Personal Information about you when you interact with us on social media sites and from other third parties and may also automatically collect information that may contain Personal Information as described below in the cookie policy.

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 retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in our Privacy Policy and in other applicable policies.

Cookie Policy

A “cookie” is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser.  The Internet Services and applications may use cookies and similar technologies to store and help track information about you, to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits.

Cookies are often used in conjunction with other Internet technologies, such as web beacons, to understand behavior on the Internet. For example, the firm uses cookies in conjunction with web beacons, which are small sections of code that we may place in our Internet Services to understand the number of unique users that have visited a specific page. Similarly, we may use or receive reporting from tracking scripts that recognize unique cookies issued by another website. These tracking scripts are not used to gather information on your use of the Internet unrelated to the firm, and they do not identify you unless you choose to provide Personal Information to the firm.

You may disable cookies from this site, however some features may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies. For more information about using browsers to manage cookies, please see All About Cookies. You can also refuse to accept Flash cookies from this website using Adobe’s Flash management tools. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings.

By visiting this website, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Third-party Services

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.

In addition, we may use services provided by third parties to display relevant content, products, services and advertising to you. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect or receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet. They may then use that information to provide measurement services so we can understand your interests and retarget advertisements based on your previous visits to this website. Please keep in mind that we do not share your personal information with any third-party advertiser, ad server, or ad network.

You may be able to opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by some third parties by visiting www.aboutads.info/choices. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings. You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll’s and their partners’ targeted advertising. Please see “Cookies” in the section above for more information on how you can control the use of cookies on your computer.

Client Portals

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.

Children

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.

External Links

We provide links to external websites that are not controlled, maintained, sponsored, or regulated by us.  Links are included solely for informational or reference purposes.  The inclusion of a hyperlink to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or serviced offered.  When you navigate using these links, our Privacy Policy does not apply.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or our practices with regard to Personal Information, please contact us at [email protected].

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.