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MACKAY & MARTIN, LLP PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: March 22, 2022

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You. We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, effective immediately upon posting on the Website.

If you are not an existing client of MacKay & Martin, LLP and choose to provide MacKay & Martin, LLP with personal information about yourself, by sending us e-mail or filling out our Website form, we may collect and use that information to contact you or to send you additional information. We may also collect information your browser provides to us regarding your use of the Website, including time of visit, duration, and areas of interest. We may use this information to identify levels and areas of interest in MacKay & Martin, LLP and the Website, which enables MacKay & Martin, LLP to improve and refine the content of the Website. MacKay & Martin, LLP does not sell any of this personal information to third parties. 

Please remember that if you are not an existing client of MacKay & Martin, LLP, any communication you send to MacKay & Martin, LLP will not be treated as confidential unless you have prior authorization from one of our attorneys. Even if you receive such authorization, we cannot guarantee the security of your electronic communication. Therefore, you should consider other means of sending confidential or sensitive information.

Although MacKay & Martin, LLP uses security to protect any personal or confidential information disclosed on the Website, MacKay & Martin, LLP does not guarantee that such security will protect against, and MacKay & Martin, LLP expressly disclaims any liability for, any loss, misuse, or modification of such personal or confidential information.

 

By accessing the Website, you agree that any disputes or matters arising out of or related to your viewing or use of the Website shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.

Interpretation and Definitions

Interpretation

The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

Definitions

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • "Account" means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

  • "Company" (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Policy) refers to MacKay & Martin, LLP, 1801 Century Park E., Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

  • "Cookies" are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

  • "Country" refers to: California, United States.

  • "Device" means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

  • "Personal Data" is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • "Service" refers to the Website.

  • "Service Provider" means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate, host, and/or manage the Website on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Website, or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Website is used or could be better utilized.

  • "Usage Data" refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • "You" means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Collection and Use of Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Identifying Information

While using Our Website, you may choose to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to identify and contact You per Your request, whether transmitted to Us via email, Website form submission, or other transmissions. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

Non-Public Financial Information

If you are an existing client of MacKay & Martin, LLP, the purpose of this notice is to explain what MacKay & Martin, LLP will be doing with the financial information you provide to it, and the ways that it will protect your privacy. If you are not an existing client of MacKay & Martin, LLP, this notice does not apply to you. 

MacKay & Martin, LLP may collect nonpublic financial information about you that is provided by you or obtained by MacKay & Martin, LLP in the course of providing you with legal services that you have requested. This information, in some cases, includes information about your personal finances and property.

Usage Data 

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Website.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Website or when You access the Website by or through a mobile device.

Click here to access and/or delete your usage data from Google.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the Website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Website. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.

  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. To learn more about cookies: Click Here.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies

    Type: Session Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

  • Functionality Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

Use of Data Collected

Use of Personal Identifying Information

The Company may use Your personal identifying information transmitted to the Website for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Website, including to monitor the usage of our Website.

  • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Website. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Website that are available to You as a registered user.

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  • To contact You to schedule a consultation after You submit a request to schedule a consultation on the Website.

  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

  • For data analysis: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying Website usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Website, services, marketing and your experience.

Use of Non-Public Financial Information

MacKay & Martin, LLP may use Your non-public financial information only as required to provide the legal services agreed upon under a duly executed Engagement and Fee Agreement between You and MacKay & Martin, LLP.

 

Security

To the extent You provide sensitive financial information to Us through Our Website, all financial information and documents submitted through Our Website are encrypted with bank-level security and designed to comply with US and international regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR and CCPA, as well as provide PCI-Compliant payment and meet ADA standards for online accessibility. MacKay & Martin, LLP, will not accept, request, or send documents or other writings containing sensitive financial or identifying information (such as bank account numbers, social security numbers, and the like) via e-mail unless all documents have been properly redacted prior to transmission. You may visit the links below to learn more about Our security policies and measures. 

View MacKay & Martin, LLP Security Policy

 

Obtaining and Storing Client Information 

 

Payment Processing

Disclosure of Information Collected

Disclosure of Personal Identifying Information and Non-Public Financial Information

MacKay & Martin, LLP may only disclose personal identifying information and/or nonpublic financial information about you as necessary to provide you with the legal services described and agreed upon by a duly executed Engagement and Fee Agreement between You and the Firm. For instance, we may provide information to another organization with your consent (such as to your accountant, your realtor, or your insurance company) in order to obtain information or effectuate the terms of providing representation or legal services pursuant to a duly executed Engagement and Fee Agreement signed by You and an authorized attorney of the Firm. Moreover, You may be required to submit certain financial information to the court as required under the Family Code.

MacKay & Martin, LLP will not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone, except as is necessary in order to effectuate the terms of representation or legal services as described in a properly executed Engagement and Fee Agreement.​

 

Any financial information and documentation that is produced by Us to a third party or entity must be carefully redacted prior to production to prevent disclosure of sensitive non-public financial and personal information including without limitation, full account numbers, full social security numbers, attorney work product, information protected by the attorney-client privilege, and information protected by other applicable evidentiary privileges under California law. 

Learn more about our Security Policy

You Have the Right to Prohibit Disclosure

If for any reason you do not want MacKay & Martin, LLP to provide nonpublic information about You to any third party or entity in the course of providing you with agreed upon legal services, you may direct MacKay & Martin, LLP not to make those disclosures. If you wish to direct MacKay & Martin, LLP not to disclose information, please call the attorney representing you. Please be advised, however, that all parties to divorce and child custody actions involving child support must to disclose certain financial information under California law. Your refusal to comply with basic disclosure or other discovery requirements may negatively affect your legal interests and may result in our firm withdrawing from your case if the handling attorney determines Your prohibition of disclosure renders it unreasonably difficult for Us to carry out the representation effectively. 

 

In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility that governs our profession.

Retention of Your Personal Information and Usage Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, we are required to retain your case file to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Website, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Information

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of California in accordance with Our Privacy Policy, Security Policy, and applicable rules of professional responsibility governing attorneys and law firms. Your submission of such information represents Your consent to the terms of Our Privacy Policy and agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy We will not transfer of Your Personal Data outside the Company unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a notice on our Website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "Last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

 

No Attorney Client Relationship

Transmission, use, and receipt of the information on the Website and communications sent via e-mail, Website form submission, or other transmissions are not intended to create and do not create an attorney-client relationship between you and MacKay & Martin, LLP. Unsolicited or confidential e-mails or other transmissions sent to MacKay & Martin, LLP in connection with a matter for which we do not represent you may not be subject to an attorney-client privilege and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. Please do not send MacKay & Martin, LLP any confidential or sensitive communications without first speaking with and obtaining prior authorization from one of MacKay & Martin, LLP’s attorneys to send such communications.

 

Privileged Communications

This Privacy Policy applies to all e-signatures and e-mails sent by us and are the conditions under which we authorize MacKay & Martin, LLP shareholders, employees and agents to use electronic signatures.

MacKay & Martin, LLP’s e-mail messages, including any attachments, are confidential, for the sole use of the intended recipient(s), and may contain information which is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law, including, without limitation, trade secrets. Federal and state law governing electronic communications apply. Any unauthorized review, use, forwarding, printing, copying, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited and may subject that individual to criminal or civil penalties.

MacKay & Martin, LLP senders shall not be liable for the improper and/or incomplete transmission of the information contained in this communication or for any delay in its receipt. If you received an e-mail in error or have reason to believe you are not authorized to receive the message, please promptly delete the message and notify the sender by e-mail. The email, including any attachments, could possibly contain viruses. The receiver assumes all responsible for checking and deleting any potential viruses. No employee, agent or office of the company has the authority to form binding contracts via email. All contracts must be in writing and signed by a company officer. Employees are prohibited from sending libelous emails.

E-Signatures

 

All electronic communications, including electronic signatures or identifiers of the sender, are transmitted solely for informational purposes. By making the electronic communication, the sender, including MacKay & Martin, LLP, specifically does not intend to agree, bind or otherwise consent to any matter for any purpose whatsoever, including any and all client representational matters; and does not intend that the electronic communication or any related or associated electronic media or data, to constitute, or to be deemed to constitute, an electronic signature pursuant to any state or federal law or regulation that authorizes the use of electronic signatures. It is the stated policy of MacKay & Martin, LLP to utilize electronic signatures only when accompanied by a statement authorized by MacKay & Martin, LLP to the effect that the sender specifically and intentionally intends that the electronic signature or other identifier of the sender is being transmitted as an electronic signature pursuant to federal or state laws or regulations that authorize electronic signatures.

Employee Liability

 

The views and opinions included in sender messages belong to their author and do not necessarily mirror the views and opinions of MacKay & Martin, LLP. Our employees are obliged not to make any defamatory clauses, infringe, or authorize infringement of any legal right. Therefore, MacKay & Martin, LLP will not take any liability for such statements included in emails.

Website For Informational and Marketing Purposes

The materials on the Website have been prepared by MacKay & Martin, LLP and are for informational purposes only to permit you to learn about MacKay & Martin, LLP attorneys and the services MacKay & Martin, LLP offers. The information presented on the Website does not constitute legal advice and should not be used as such. The information on the Website is not a substitute for advice from qualified counsel licensed in your state or jurisdiction and should not be relied upon as such. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.

MacKay & Martin, LLP has endeavored to comply with all applicable legal and ethical requirements in creating the Website. MacKay & Martin, LLP does not seek to represent anyone by means of the Website in a state or jurisdiction where the Website may not comply with all legal and ethical requirements of that state or jurisdiction.

No Warranties

 

Information contained on the Website is provided “as-is” without any warranty, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose, noninfringement, and merchantability. MacKay & Martin, LLP disclaims any warranty or representation that information contained on the Website is or will be always accurate, complete, or current. As the law is constantly changing, the information on the Website may or may not reflect the most current legal developments.

Your use of the Website is at your own risk. You agree that MacKay & Martin, LLP may modify the Website at any time without notice and that MacKay & Martin, LLP is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for any damages from the use of the Website under any circumstances. This includes any direct, incidental, or consequential damages, or other expenses, losses, or costs arising through use of the Website including but not limited to, computer system viruses or bugs, hardware or software malfunctions, and network connection errors.

Intellectual Property Rights

 

All materials on the Website, including but not limited to, text, images, designs, photographs, illustrations, and other materials, are protected by intellectual property laws and are the copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual properties owned, controlled, or licensed by MacKay & Martin, LLP. Except as provided herein, none of the materials on the Website may be copied, reproduced, distributed, downloaded, displayed or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of MacKay & Martin, LLP. However, you may copy, reproduce, distribute, download, display, or transmit materials on the Website for your personal, non-commercial, or temporary use within your organization only, provided you do not modify the materials or create derivative works based on the materials, and provided that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. MacKay & Martin, LLP will enforce its intellectual property rights to the full extent of the law.

Contact Us

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