Section One. Legal Services.
It is the policy of the Firm to comply with Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct (“Rules”) in providing legal services. The Firm will not reveal information relating to representation of a client unless the client consents after consultation, except for disclosures that are impliedly authorized in order to carry out representation, and except as otherwise provided in Rule 1.6 of the Rules. This confidentiality of information relating to representation extends to information acquired before the attorney-client relationship exists and after the relationship is terminated.
Data Residency. The Firm stores its data, including client files, in Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.
Section Two. The Firm’s Website.
When you browse the Firm’s website, you may be passively providing the following information:
- Device used;
- Referring domain;
- Internet Protocol address; and
If you choose to schedule a consultation using the Firm’s Website, you will be asked to provide your full name, email address, and phone number.
If you choose to contact the Firm using the phone number displayed on the Firm’s Website, your name and phone number may be captured.
The Firm’s Website may deploy cookies and other tracking technologies such as web beacons and embedded scripts. For more information about tracking technologies, including how to control use of these technologies, please consult the Thomson Reuters’ Cookie & IBA Statement.
The Firm’s website is not intended for children under the age of 13 and the Firm does not knowingly collect information related to children.
Section Three. The Firm’s Law Practice Management Web Application.
The Firm licenses an industry standard, cloud-based legal practice management software application from Themis Solutions, Inc. (the “Clio Application”). The Firm collects information from clients via the Clio Application, its stores portions of client files in the Clio Application, and it accepts electronic payments through the Clio Application.
Information Collected. The nature of the information collected through the Clio Application depends upon the nature of a client or prospective client’s case. In all cases, the client or prospective client will be providing any personal, financial, or confidential information relating to its/his/her case voluntarily and knowingly.
Data Safeguards. The Clio Application encrypts data in transit and at rest. Physical access to the production servers is restricted. The Clio Application has been subjected to an independent service auditor which issued a report opining that the security controls described by the Clio Application were suitably designed to provide reasonable assurance that the application’s service commitments and system requirements would be achieved based on the applicable trust services criteria, if the controls operated effectively as of that date and if the subservice organizations and user entities applied complementary controls assumed the design of the application’s controls as of that date (a “SOC 2 Report”).
Data Residency. Clio stores the Firm’s data on servers located in the United States. Currently, the Clio Application uses Amazon Web Services as a subservice organization for data storage.
Section Four. General Terms.
Consistent with the Rules, the Firm does not sell data regarding clients or prospective clients.
Effective date: 25 September 2023.