- this website, mordylaw.com (the “Site”),
- the services available through this Site,
- mobile apps (“Apps”) and social media properties,
- events, marketing and business development activities,
- business communications and other online and offline business interactions,
- legal and professional services.
GDPR. We have also developed and posted a GDPR Privacy Notice, which is available here. Our GDPR Privacy Notice contains additional information about how we process personal information that is subject to EU data protection laws (including those implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR”).
California Consumer Privacy Act. If you are a California resident, please review the Additional privacy information for California residents section below, for important information about how we collect, use and disclose personal information about California residents and your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act.
2. Information we collect
We may collect information directly as well as from third-parties or automatically related to the use of our Site and Services.
- Information collected directly
We may collect personal information about you — such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, etc. — directly from you. For example, personal information may be collected when you fill out a ‘Contact Us’ form, sign up for our mailing lists, register for events we host or sponsor, submit information as part of certain online services (eg, our Privacy Scorebox), post comments on our blogs, or otherwise provide us personal information through the Sites and Services. Generally, the information we collect includes your:
- Name, company name and title/position.
- Email address, phone number, mailing address and contact details.
- Contact preferences and interests.
- Business affiliations.
- If you register for, attend or participate in CLEs that we make available, we may collect your Bar number and other information necessary for CLE credit and reporting purposes.
- Information provided in conjunction with our Client Services.
- Other information related to your request or inquiry, or that you provide when you communicate, engage or otherwise interact with us or the Services.
- Automatically-collected information
- Information received from third-parties
We may collect or receive information about individuals from service providers, and other third-parties, such as our clients, representatives and professional advisers, content providers, government authorities and public sources and records.
3. Use of personal information
We use the personal information we collect in order to respond to your request or inquiry and in the ordinary course of conducting our business. Generally, we use the personal information that we collect as follows:
- Providing support and services
To operate our Sites, provide our Services, communicate with you about your use of the Sites or Services, provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to your inquiries, fulfill your orders and requests, process your payments, communicate with you, and for similar service and support purposes.
- Responding to your requests
To respond to your inquiries, fulfill your orders and requests, and otherwise consider or process your request.
To tailor content we may send or display to you, including to offer location customization and personalized help and instructions on our Sites and Apps, and to otherwise personalize your experiences.
- Newsletters, mailing lists and direct marketing
For direct marketing purposes, including to send you newsletters, client alerts and information we think may interest you. If you are located in a jurisdiction that requires opt-in consent to receive electronic marketing messages, we will only send you such messages if you opt-in to receive them.
- Analytics and improvement
To better understand how users access and use our Sites and other Services, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve our Services and business operations and to develop services and features.
- Protect legal rights and prevent misuse
- Comply with legal and ethical obligations
In order to respond to legal process (eg, court orders, subpoenas or warrants) or regulator investigations and inquiries, or where otherwise required by law or our legal, regulatory or ethical obligations.
- General business operations
Where necessary, for the administration of our general business, accounting, recordkeeping, audit, compliance and legal functions.
- Anonymous and de-identified information
We create and use anonymous and de-identified information to assess, improve and develop our business, products and services, and for similar research and analytics purposes.
4. Disclosure of personal information
We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:
- Third party service providers that provide services to us or to whom we outsource certain services, such as data hosting or software or technology services.
- Our professional advisers, such as lawyers and accountants.
- Government and/or regulatory authorities.
- Professional indemnity insurers.
- Regulators, tax authorities and/or corporate registries.
In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties under the following circumstances:
- Business transfers
As part of any actual or potential merger, sale and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event, including related to due diligence conducted prior to such event where permitted by law.
- Comply with law, legal process and ethical obligations
To comply with the law and our ethical obligations, or respond to legal process or regulator investigations and inquiries, or where otherwise required by law or our ethical obligations. For example, we may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements.
- Performance of legal services
To the extent required or necessary for our provision of legal services. For example, to our clients, with respect to the relevant legal services we provide to them, or to respond to other parties in legal matters for which we have been engaged as legal counsel.
- Protect and defend rights
Where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us, enforce or administer our agreements and terms, or for fraud prevention, risk assessment and investigation, and to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Mordy law, our clients and customers, or others.
We may also share aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.
5. Cookies and similar devices
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Sites, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities while using our Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
- Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies
Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our services to, among other things, track the activities of users of our services, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our services. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, to identify when our emails are viewed, and to track whether our emails are forwarded.
- Log files
Most browsers collect certain information, such as your IP address, device type, screen resolution, operating system version, and internet browser type and version. This information is gathered automatically and stored in log files.
- Third-party analytics
- Do-not-track signals
- Cookie settings
6. Direct marketing
As noted, we may send periodic promotional emails to you, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent to do so. You may opt out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email or contact us here. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
7. International transfers
When you submit personal information to us, or when others provide personal information to us, we will receive it and process it in the United States. In order to provide services, we also may need to transfer your personal information to locations in other jurisdictions.
If you are based within European Economic Area (EEA), please note that where necessary to deliver the services, we will transfer personal information to countries outside the EEA. Countries outside the EEA may not provide an adequate level of protection to your personal information, which is why the Mordy Law practicing entities have signed a data sharing agreement, based on the EU standard contractual clauses, to provide appropriate safeguards and an adequate level of protection for personal information.
You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA; you may request such details by contacting us as set forth in the “How to contact us” section below.
8. Access and correction
If you would like to review the personal information we have collected about you via the Sites, or request that we update or delete it, please contact us here.
9. Third-party websites and links
Our Sites may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third-parties.
10. Co-sponsored events
11. Our commitment to security
We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
12. How to contact us
14. Additional Privacy Information for California Residents
In this section, we provide additional information to California residents, as required under California privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). This section does not apply to publicly available information lawfully made available by state or federal government records, deidentified information, aggregate consumer information, or other personal information that is exempt under the CCPA (such as information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
While our collection, use and disclosure of personal information varies based upon our relationship and interactions with you, in this section we describe, generally, how we have collected and disclosed personal information about California residents in the prior 12 months (from the Last Updated date above), and the rights California residents have under the CCPA regarding this personal information.
• Categories of personal information that we collect and disclose
The table below identifies the categories of personal information (as defined by the CCPA) that we have collected about consumers in the prior 12 months, as well as how we have disclosed such information for a business purpose (subject to our applicable legal and ethical obligations). For more information about the business and commercial purposes for which we collect, use and disclose personal information, please see the Use of personal information and the Disclosure of personal information sections above.
In addition to the above, we may disclose the personal information that we collect to others, as necessary to comply with applicable laws or our legal and ethical obligations. We do not sell personal information about California residents, including those we have actual knowledge are younger than 16.
• Categories of sources of the personal information that we may collect
As further described in the Information we collect section above, we may collect personal information directly from individuals, as well as from third parties* and other sources:
- Service providers*
- Judicial and quasi-judicial bodies*
- Regulatory and government entities*
- Legal support firms*
- Parties and related parties in legal matters*
- Public sources and records
- Social networks
*Additional information about the categories of third parties listed above:
- Service providers: includes vendors, service providers, and content providers, as well as our professional advisors (such as lawyers and accountants) and our professional indemnity insurers.
- Judicial and quasi-judicial bodies: such as courts, arbitral bodies and tribunals.
- Regulatory and government entities: government, administrative, law enforcement and regulatory agencies; tax authorities; corporate registries; and other public agencies or authorities.
- Affiliates: our affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as other Mordy Law member and relationship firms.
- Legal support firms: other law firms, consultants and professional advisors that we work with to provide our legal services to a particular client.
- Clients: our clients, with respect to, the relevant legal services we provide to them.
- Parties and related parties in legal matters: other parties in legal matters for which we have been engaged as legal counsel, to the extent required or necessary for our provision of legal services.
• CCPA Rights
In general, California residents have the following rights with respect to their personal information:
- Do-not-sell (opt-out): to opt-out of our sale of their personal information. We do not sell personal information about California consumers, including those we have actual knowledge are younger than 16.
- Right of deletion: to request deletion of their personal information that we have collected about them and to have such personal information deleted (without charge), subject to certain exceptions.
- Right to know: with respect to the personal information we have collected about them in the prior 12 months, to require that we disclose the following to them (up to twice per year and subject to certain exemptions):
- categories of personal information collected
- categories of sources of personal information
- categories of personal information about them we have disclosed for a business purpose or sold
- categories of third parties to whom we have sold or disclosed for a business purpose their personal information
- the business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling their personal information
- a copy of the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about them
- Right to non-discrimination: the right not to be subject to discriminatory treatment for exercising their rights under the CCPA.
• Submitting CCPA Requests
California residents may submit a CCPA ‘requests to know’ (access) or a ’request to delete’ their personal information by contacting us here.
When you submit a request to know or a request to delete, we will take steps to verify your request by matching the information provided by you with the information we have in our records. You must provide your name and contact information to verify your request. In some cases, we may request additional information in order to verify your request or where necessary to process your request. If we are unable to adequately verify a request, we will notify the requestor. Authorized agents may initiate a request on behalf of another individual by contacting us by email at the above link; authorized agents will be required to provide proof of their authorization and we may also require that the relevant consumer directly verify their identity and the authority of the authorized agent.
For more information about our privacy practices, you may contact us as set forth in the How to contact us section above.
Updated June 17, 2021.