© 2019 by Myers Law. 

1803 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Tel: 803.250.1176 / Fax: 803.973.6677

Privacy Policy

Katherine R. Myers Law Firm, LLC (“Myers Law”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your data. This Privacy Policy describes the way that Myers Law collects and uses the personally and non-personally identifiable information that it collects on the website located at www.katrmyerslawfirm.com and any other websites, mobiles apps, or online services ("Sites") that Myers Law owns and controls. This Website Privacy Policy also explains how we may use and disclose such data, as well as your rights and choices with respect to your personal data.

 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected offline, and it does not describe Myers Law's use of information when a client relationship is in place because, as a law firm, client information is used in accordance with strict attorney ethical rules. Thus, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information that is exchanged as part of an attorney-client relationship. 

We may collect two types of information about you when you visit our Sites, contact us with questions or seek an employment opportunity at Myers Law: (1) personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, education and employment information), and (2) nonpersonal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site you have visited).

The only personally identifiable information that Myers Law collects and stores about you is the information that you have chosen to provide to Myers Law. For example, you may submit information by clicking on various links offered on our Sites, such as on the “Home" page, if you submit a question to Myers Law, use the online chat feature, subscribe to a newsletter, or otherwise communicate with or contact us. . In such instances, Myers Law may collect your name, address, e-mail address and other personal information so that we can respond to your request or question. We also may collect personally identifiable information from you if you apply for a job via our Sites.

 

Myers Law also collects nonpersonally identifiable information about your visit to our Sites. This information is aggregated and cannot be used to identify you personally.

We use, and allow certain third parties to use, cookies and other similar technologies to provide our services and to help collect data. We, or third parties, may use session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies only last for the specific duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device’s hard drive until you delete them or they expire. Different cookies are used to perform different functions, which we explain below:

  • Essential. Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our Sites and use their features, such as accessing secure areas of the Sites. Without these cookies, we cannot enable appropriate content based on the type of device you are using.

  • Browsing and functionality. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on the Sites, such as your preferred language, and provide enhanced, more personalized features.

  • Performance and analytics. We use our own cookies and third party cookies to see how you use our Sites in order to enhance their performance and develop them according to your preferences. We use Visitor Analytics, for example, to track website usage and activity. You can opt-out of the Visitor Analytics we use by indicating your preference using the interest-based opt-out link here. Visitor Analytics also provides a complete privacy policy and instructions on opting-out of Visitor Analytics here.

There are several ways to manage cookies. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie. Please note, however, that by blocking or deleting cookies which are “strictly necessary,” you will not be able to access certain features of our Sites.

In the US, the Network Advertising Initiative also offers a means to opt-out of a number of advertising cookies. Please visit www.networkadvertising.org to learn more. Note that opting-out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the company or companies from which you opted-out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your preferences and usage patterns.

 

 

Myers Law is committed to protecting and maintaining the privacy of your data. Therefore, we will process your data only in accordance with applicable data protection law and this Website Privacy Policy.

Myers Law uses the data that we collect primarily for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries, and contact and communicate with you when requested;

  • To review the usage and operations of our Site, and conduct analysis to enhance or improve our content or services;

  • To contact you with information and promotional materials from Myers Law or on behalf of our affiliates;

  • To address problems with the Site or our business, and to protect the security or integrity of the Site and our business; and

  • For other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or otherwise with your consent.

  • To notify you about a material change to this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, if necessary.

  • If Myers Law collects your personally identifiable information for one of the purposes described above, it may store such information on its servers or in one (or more) of its databases. If you do not want Myers Law to use and store your information in accordance with this policy, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to Myers Law or its attorneys.

We will have a lawful basis for processing your data if:

  • We need to process your data to provide you with the service you have requested or to enter into a contract;

  • You have consented to such processing;

  • We have a legitimate interest in processing your data, and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests – e.g., for network and information systems security; data analytics; enhancing modifying, or improving our services; identifying usage trends; determining the effectiveness of our marketing; and/or

  • We are legally obliged to process it.

Except as provided in this Website Privacy Policy, Myers Law does not disclose, sell, rent, or exchange any personal data to or with unrelated third parties. Myers Law may share the data that we collect from or about you in the following ways:

  

  • Among Myers Law Affiliates: We may share your data with affiliates of Myers Law, including The CrawfordAustin Agency, for business, operational, and marketing purposes.  These affiliates are bound by this Website Privacy Policy.

  • With our Service Providers: We may share your data with third-party service providers that provide business, professional, or technical support functions for us, help us operate our business and the Sites, or administer activities on our behalf.

  • Legal Obligations; Safety: We may access and disclose your data to respond to subpoenas, judicial processes, or government requests and investigations, or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law. We may disclose your data to protect the security of our Sites, servers, network systems, and databases. We also may disclose your data as necessary, if we believe that there has been a violation of any legal document or contract related to our services, or the rights of any third party.

  • Sale or Transfer of Business or Assets: We may sell or purchase assets during the normal course of our business.  If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information that we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity.  In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such data may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties.  Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal data provided through this Site in a manner that is consistent with this Website Privacy Policy.

 

 

 

 

We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary to perform the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Laws may require us to hold certain information for specific periods.

 

 

 

 

For residents of the European Union, you may be entitled to ask us for a copy of your information, to correct it, erase or restrict its processing, or ask us to transfer some of this information to other organizations. You may also have the right to object to some processing activities and, where we have asked for your consent to process your information, to withdraw this consent. These rights may be limited in some situations, for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your information. In some instances, this may mean that we are able to retain your information even if you withdraw your consent.

We hope we can satisfy any queries you may have about the way we process your data. If you have any concerns about how we process your data, or would like to opt-out of receiving marketing communications, please contact us at info@katrmyerslawfirm.com.

For residents of the European Union, in the event you have unresolved concerns, you also have the right to complain to a data protection authority.

 

 

Myers Law and its Sites are not targeted to children under the age of 13, or 16 in the European Union, and Myers Law does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13, or 16 in the European Union, without parental consent. If we become aware that such data has been collected, we will delete it.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our Sites. If you have any questions about the collection and use of information via our Sites, please send an e-mail to info@katrmyerslawfirm.com.

 

 

If you no longer wish to receive our marketing materials, you may opt-out of receiving them at any time by: (1) unsubscribing from our email communications by following the instructions contained within the email; or (2) by sending us an e-mail at info@katrmyerslawfirm.com

This online privacy policy does not apply to the Web sites of other companies, individuals or organizations to which we may provide links. These Web sites may have different policies relating to your privacy and information they collect about you. Visitors should consult other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or controlled by, third parties.

Myers Law reserves the right to change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we will also revise the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this privacy policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Continuing to access any of our Sites constitutes your acceptance of any modification to this Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your access. No modification or attempted modification of this Privacy Policy by you shall be binding on Myers Law. For changes to this privacy policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personally identifiable information that you have provided to us, we send a notice to the primary e-mail address that was provided to us by you and place a prominent notice on our Sites.

  

By using the Sites, you and Myers Law agree that, if there is any controversy, claim, action, or dispute arising out of or related to your use of the Sites, or the breach, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of this Privacy Policy or any part thereof (“Dispute”), both parties shall first try in good faith to settle such Dispute by providing written notice to the other party describing the facts and circumstances of the Dispute and allowing the receiving party 30 days in which to respond to or settle the Dispute. Notice shall be sent to Katherine R. Myers Law Firm, LLC at 1803 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201. 

Both you and Myers Law agree that this dispute resolution procedure is a condition precedent that must be satisfied before initiating any litigation or filing any claim against the other party. 

IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Other rights that you and we would have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights. All such Disputes shall be exclusively submitted to JAMS (www.jamsadr.com) for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in the District of Columbia metropolitan area before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.

The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this Privacy Policy, including any claim that all or any part of this Privacy Policy is void or voidable. 

You agree that the laws of the District of Columbia govern the Privacy Policy and any claim or dispute that you may have against us, without regard to D.C.’s conflict of laws rules. The parties acknowledge that this Privacy Policy evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the foregoing with respect to applicable substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C., Secs. 1-16). 

You further agree that any disputes or claims not subject to the arbitration provision discussed above shall be resolved by a court located in the District of Columbia and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU ARE: (1) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (2) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOR ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS BROUGHT UNDER THIS PROVISION; AND (3) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS LOCATED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.

Last Updated 6/5/19

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