Attorneys, like other professionals who advise clients on personal financial matters, are required by federal law to inform their clients of their policies regarding the privacy of client information. Attorneys have been, and continue to be, bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by this new law. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy and will continue to do so.
In the course of providing our clients with legal services, we receive significant personal information from our clients. Life Insurance Law is maintained by the law firm of Petrelli Law, P.C. If you are a client of Petrelli Law, P.C., you should know that all information that we receive from you is held in confidence, and is not released to people outside the firm, except as agreed to by you, or as required under an applicable law. We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.
I. Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information collected from our website and our mobile application may include, for example, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number(s), and information relating to your potential claim may be asked from any inquiries you may make through our website or our mobile application.
In addition, our mobile application, with your consent, also may collect information about your current location. Our mobile application may also collect your device’s unique identifier and other technical information.
III. Non-personally Identifiable Information
Our website and our mobile application also collect non-personally identifiable information. For example, as you browse our website or use our mobile application we may collect information about your visit, but not about you personally. Via web server logs, for example, we may monitor statistics such as: the number of people that visit our website, which page(s) are visited on our website, from which domain our visitors come (e.g., aol.com, hotmail.com, etc.), and which browsers people use to visit our website (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). We also may compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our website or the mobile application. These aggregated statistics may be used internally to improve our website or the mobile application and for product development and marketing purposes generally. The aggregated statistics may also be provided to advertisers and other third parties, but again, the statistics contain no personally identifiable information. We may use an outsourcing program to assist us in analyzing this data to better tailor our website.
The mobile application may collect non-personally identifiable information such as the type of device you are using (Apple® iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ phone) and the version of mobile operating system that your device is using.
Information Use and Consumer Choice
The information collected by our website and our mobile application is used for responding to your inquiries and otherwise corresponding with you, for processing transactions you request, for customer support functions; for other purposes permitted by your organization’s subscriber agreement(s) (if any) for products and services, to maintain the security and integrity of our websites, applications, products and services; for research, statistical or historical purposes; and for the administration, review and/or the improvement of the content of our websites, applications, products and services. For example, we use information provided to us to customize your experiences on our website in various ways, such as suggesting news articles or member posts that may be of interest.
We may use information about searches or submissions that users provide to us as part of our customer care functions to contact you in response to your comments or inquiries, as part of the maintenance of your account with us (if you have one), or in order to complete a transaction that you requested. In addition, we may also use this type of information to enhance our products and services or to communicate to you about products and services that may be of interest to you, but we will offer you the opportunity not to receive such communications. Similarly, if you sign up to receive newsletters or to be added to one of our mailing lists, you will be able to “unsubscribe” from these communications at any time.
Our website or our mobile application may use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads and collect information when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, phone number or email address) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this and other websites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
If you choose to use our service to tell someone about our website or our mobile application or a particular product or service, we will ask you for that person’s name and e-mail address. We will automatically send that person a one-time e-mail message with information about the product or service and/or inviting him or her to visit our website or use our mobile application. This message may include your name and/or e-mail address and any optional message that you elect to send along with our e-mail. We do not retain the information that you provide as part of this service (although we may retain the e-mail address of the person you suggest if he or she requests to receive additional information or e-mail messages from us).