Effective Date: August 7, 2021
The Law Office of Michael A. Yoder, PLLC Website Privacy Notice
The Law Office of Michael A. Yoder, PLLC (the "Firm") respects your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Notice applies to the websites of the Firm (collectively, “Sites”). This Notice describes the types of personal information the Firm collect on its Sites, how we may use that information, with whom we may share it and the rights and choices that may be available to you. Our Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the personal information. We also tell you how you can reach us to answer any questions you may have about our privacy practices.
Personal Information You Provide
You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) on our Sites. Here are the ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information. The list below explains those uses for which we have a legitimate business interest.
You may register on our Sites for Firm-sponsored or jointly- sponsored events. You may provide us with information such as your name, telephone number and email address when registering for an event. We use this information to register you for the event and contact you about changes and updates regarding the event. We also may use the information to communicate with you about other events and topics that we believe may be of interest to you, subject to obtaining your consent in accordance with applicable law.
News, Alerts and Publications
On our Sites, you may sign up to receive news, alerts and publications from the Firm. To sign up, we may ask you for information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address and topics of interest. We use the information you provide to send you the communications you request. We also may use the information to communicate with you about other topics that we believe may be of interest to you, subject to obtaining your consent in accordance with applicable law.
You may be able to submit comments to Firm blogs. You may include personal information in your comment, and you also may submit your name and email address with your comment. We may use your name to identify you as a commenter. You also may subscribe to get an RSS feed or email of our blogs by submitting your email address. We use this information to send you the information you request and to communicate with you in connection with our blogs, subject to obtaining your consent in accordance with applicable law.
If you communicate with us through the “Contact Us” link on our Sites, we may ask you for information such as your name, email address and telephone number so we can respond to your questions and comments. We also may use the information you provide to communicate with you about topics that we believe may be of interest to you, subject to obtaining your consent in accordance with applicable law.
Other Site Features
Our Sites cover various features, which we may change from time to time. We may ask you to submit certain personal information so we can provide you with and communicate with you about these features, subject to obtaining your consent in accordance with applicable law.
Other Uses of Information
We may use the personal information you provide on the Sites for our internal purposes. These purposes include administration of the Sites, market research, and data analytics.
We also may use the personal information we collect to protect us against and prevent fraud, claims, and other liabilities and to comply with or enforce applicable legal requirements, and our policies and terms. We use personal information for these purposes when it is necessary to protect, exercise or defend our legal rights, or when we are required to do so by a law that applies to us.
Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means
We collect certain information by automated means when you visit our Sites, such as how many users visit our Sites and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor the Sites to our visitors. We collect this information through various means such as “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses.
Our Sites may use analytics to create statistical reports. These reports would tell us, for example, how many users visited our Sites, what pages have been browsed, and from what geographic regions users visited the Sites. The information collected through the use of analytics may include, for example, your IP address, the website from which you visited us, the type of device you used and your search query that led you to the Sites. Your IP address is masked on our systems and will only be used on a need-to-know basis to resolve technical issues, to administer our Sites and to understand visitor preferences. Track information on our Sites is accessed only by authorized personnel. We do not use any of this information to directly identify visitors and we do not share it with third parties. We process personal information for these purposes because we have a legitimate interest in understanding how our Sites are used. Our websites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.
Information We Share
We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information visitors submit through our Sites, except as described in this Privacy Notice. We may share your information among Firm-related entities for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also may share the information with our joint marketing partners, who may communicate with you about other events and topics. Additionally, we may share your information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf (for example, to process online registration forms for events or to administer our blogs). These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.
Links to Other Sites
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Sites designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information we collect through our Sites.
Information We Transfer
We may transfer the personal information we collect through the Sites to other countries where we do business, which may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you originally provided the data.
How Long We Keep Information
We will keep your personal information for the time period necessary to achieve the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, taking into account applicable statute of limitation periods and records retention requirements under applicable law.
If you would like to update your contact information or preferences, or have your information removed from our mailing lists, please contact us via email or by by writing to us at The Law Office of Michael A. Yoder, PLLC, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201.
Subject to applicable law, you have the right to request access to and rectification of the personal information we maintain about you, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal information, or to object to that processing on grounds relating to your particular situation.
In addition, you may have the right to request erasure of your personal information in certain circumstances provided by applicable law. Subject to applicable law, where technically feasible, upon written request and verifiable identification, we will provide you with a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. To exercise these rights, please contact us as indicated below. You may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority if you are not satisfied with our response.
Updates to Our Privacy Notice
We may update or change this Privacy Notice from time to time and without prior notice to you. We will post a prominent notice on this web page to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about our information practices, please contact us via email or by by writing to us at The Law Office of Michael A. Yoder, PLLC, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201.