Last Updated: January 9, 2024
About us and this Policy
When this Policy applies
This Policy only applies when you use the Website or subscribe to our marketing communications. For clarity, that means this Policy does not apply to information collected under other circumstances, such as:
- Our personnel: If you are a current or former employee or contractor of ours, this Policy does not apply to you. Reach out to [email protected] with any inquiries about your information.
- Client data: Information exchanged with us under a prospective, ongoing or past client relationship is not governed by this Policy.
- When we don’t control your information: If we receive your information in our role as a service provider to another business or a client, our agreement with the business or client governs our use of your information. We will refer any questions or concerns of yours to the appropriate party.
Finally, although the Website is available worldwide, we do not purposefully collect information from individuals outside the U.S.
Please contact us if you have questions about whether this Policy governs some or all of your personal information in our possession.
Updating this Policy
This Policy is effective as of the Last Updated date above. We may update this Policy at any time. If we have your contact information, we will notify you in advance of any material changes. But this page will always display the current Policy, as reflected by the Last Updated and Previous Version links above. Please check this page from time to time so that you remain aware of the current Policy.
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
2049 Century Park East, Suite 2600
Los Angeles, California 90067
Information we collect and how we use it
The table below describes, in a comprehensive manner, the types of personal information that we may collect when you use the Website, whether provided by you, a third party or collected automatically as you use the Website.
We may also deidentify and aggregate personal information regarding visitors of the Website that does not identify individual visitors. For example, we may aggregate activity data to determine variations in time-on-page by across geographic regions.
The Website also uses Google Analytics and other third party tools to collect deidentified data to help us understand how our services are used. Information collected by these tools are governed by the privacy policies of the applicable third parties.
Our disclosures of personal information
We only disclose your personal information to other parties:
- to provide our Website and marketing communications to you;
- for legal reasons; or
- with your consent or at your request
We do not 'sell' or 'share' personal information
We don't provide or exchange your personal information with third parties to facilitate targeted advertising (ads shown to you based on your past online activity). For clarity, we also do not sell personal information, or otherwise disclose contact information for direct marketing purposes. Nor have we done so in the past twelve months.
We contract with businesses to provide certain services related to the functionality and features of the Website, including payment processing and web optimization. We refer to them as “contractors.”
We may disclose information about you, such as device and visit information and activity data, to contractors as necessary for them to perform their services. Contractors are not permitted to use information about you for any other purpose. In the past twelve (12) months, we have implemented services from these types of contractors to process these types of information:
- Analytics providers, namely Google Analytics, to tell us how the Website is performing, such as which parts interest visitors and how long they visit before leaving. Among other data, they may receive your IP address.
- Various hosting services and data processors to provide the infrastructure of the Services, such as New Relic, which ensures that the Website formats information properly for your device. Among other data, they may receive your IP address.
- Payment providers, namely Wells Fargo Bank N.A., to process payments between you and us for client bills. Only our payment provider will receive and process your complete payment information (whereas we may receive partial or redacted payment information). Use of our e-bill service is governed by the Terms of Service at https://ww2.e-billexpress.com/ebpp/ggfirmebill/TermsOfService.
With your consent or at your request
We may periodically ask for your consent to disclose your information to third parties. Whenever we ask your consent for this reason, we will summarize the purpose and scope of the disclosure.
For legal reasons
Finally, we may disclose your personal information: (i) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us; (ii) when we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our company, our visitors, or others; or (iii) in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
How long we retain your information
We retain your information for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for as specified in this Policy, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period, we consider:
- the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information,
- the risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the purpose of our processing and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and
- applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
We may retain deidentified and aggregate information indefinitely, including in archival form.
We use commercially reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational precautions to protect personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Still, no storage or transmission of data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk. If you believe your personal information is being improperly used by us or any third party, please contact us immediately.
Visitors under 18
The Website is for adults. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information directly from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please leave the Website and please do not send any information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from anyone under 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 18, and you believe your child has provided personal information to us, please contact us.
Our Website or emails may contain links to third-party websites to which we have no affiliation. This Policy doesn’t apply to third party websites. When you visit outside websites, we encourage you to review their providers’ privacy notices and legal terms.
Your privacy rights
We extend all of the rights described in this section to all of our visitors. These rights are required by California law—namely the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA” )—but are intended to satisfy applicable law wherever you reside.
To submit a privacy-rights request, review the Verifying Requests section and then contact us with “personal information Request" in the subject line of your e-mail or letter. Please also contact us if you believe you are unable to exercise any right under the law that applies to you through the requests described in this section.
To opt-out of any of our marketing communications, click or tap the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘messaging preferences’ link in any of our communications.
Quoted language in this section is as defined by CCPA.
Rights to Know, Access, Correct and Delete
You may request to know the types of personal information about you that we collect, use, or disclose for a business purpose. You may also request deletion or correction of your information.
We may deny deletion requests, in whole or in part, with respect to information we reasonably need to:
- Comply with a legal obligation;
- Allow you, us or others to exercise free-speech rights or other legal rights;
- Perform a contract with you; or
- If we use the information for solely internal purposes reasonably aligned with consumer expectations.
Rights to Opt-Out of Sharing/Sale and Limit Use of Sensitive Information
Because we do not sell or share your information, we do not provide a method to exercise your right to opt-out of sharing or sale of your information.
Similarly, we do not collect "sensitive personal information," so we do not provide a mechanism to limit our use of such information.
As of the Last Updated date, we have no knowledge of any use of personal information that we collect from persons under the age of 16 for "sale" or "sharing" purposes.
The CCPA prohibits us from discriminating against you if you exercise rights under the CCPA. You do not need to exercise this CCPA right. We never retaliate against anyone exercising their rights under the CCPA.
Civil Code 1798.83
Because we do not disclose personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes without consent, we are not required to comply with California Civil Code section 1798.83.
To process your privacy-rights request, we require sufficient information to identify and match you to the information we maintain, such as your name, email address, home or work address or other identifiers. If a request is unclear, we will respond with direction on how to remedy the deficiencies.
If we ultimately cannot verify the identity of the consumer making the request, we will deny the request.
Responding to Requests
We will respond to your request as quickly as we can, considering the nature of your request and the volume of pending requests. The content of our response will vary with the nature of your request, but we will always respond in accordance with any deadlines or requirements specified by the laws that apply to you.
Under certain circumstances, we may be unable to provide responsive personal information, such as when disclosure would create a substantial, articulable and unreasonable risk to the security of the information, visitors’ accounts with us, or the security or our systems and networks.
For California residents, we will confirm receipt of a CCPA request within 10 days and will substantively respond within 45 days, unless we notify you and explain why an additional 45 days is necessary. California residents may also submit rights requests through an authorized agent. We may request proof that the subject of the privacy request authorized the agent to submit the request on their behalf.