Privacy Policy

ONLINE PRIVACY NOTICE:

[Updated: December 1, 2018]

Purpose of Privacy Notice

Hinch Newman LLP (the “Firm”) has updated its Online Privacy Notice (the “Privacy Notice”) to provide clear and direct language surrounding the information we collect, what we use it for, and the few situations in which we may share it with others.

The Firm respects your concerns about privacy and takes them very seriously.  This Privacy Notice applies only to personal information collected on hinchnewman.com(the “Website”). 

This Privacy Notice governs your use of this Website and any content, products or services made available from or through this Website. The Website is made available by the Firm.  By visiting this Website and requesting information, products or services offered on or through this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice, as they may be amended from time to time.  As the Firm updates or expands its Website, services or products, this Privacy Notice may change and the changes are effective upon posting.  Please check back frequently for updates as it is your sole responsibility to be aware of changes.  The Firm does not provide notice of changes in any manner other than by posting the changes at this Website.  The Firm is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third-party websites or applications which the Firm does not own or control. 

By using the Website, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Notice, including our use of cookies and similar online tools. Those that do not affirmatively submit information to us or through the Website also consent to the collection and processing of information as described herein. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice, please do not use the Website.

This Website is intended for users who are located in the United States of America.  This Website originates in the United States and is intended for U.S.-based visitors and users, only. The Privacy Notice shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States.

Collection of Information

If you email us via the Website, you may choose to provide Personal Information to us such as your name, e-mail address, or telephone number.  You may choose to provide additional information as well.  We use the information you provide to respond and communicate with you about your legal questions and comments.

We may collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Website and/or when you use our other digital products, such as how many users visited the Website and the pages accessed.  By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our Website to our visitors.  We collect this information through various technologies, including, without limitation, cookies, server logs, web beacons and IP addresses.  Cookies are a feature in your browser software that, when enabled, place bits of text on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites.  We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Website before and what content you may have viewed on past visits that may be of particular interest to you.  Your web-browser may tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Non-personally identifiable information collected may also include, without limitation, data about your device, browser, operating system, your IP address, general location information, page information, and the date and time of each request you make to the Firm.

User Direct Information

Each time you provide or transmit information via the Website, the Firm may obtain and collect Personal Information about you, including, but not limited to, your name, e-mail address, mailing address, bank account information and telephone or cell phone number (collectively referred to as “Personal Information”).  An additional method of collecting Personal Information may include when you voluntarily subscribe to a Firm service.

Third-Party Websites

The Website may contain links to third-party websites or mobile applications. Please be aware that we do not control these linked websites and that this Privacy Notice does not apply to those websites.

No Information Collected from Children

The Firm will never knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under the age of 13.  If the Firm obtains actual knowledge that it has collected Personal Information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from its database.  Because it does not collect such information, the Firm has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties.

Use of Personal Information

The following paragraphs describe how the Firm currently uses Personal Information, but the Firm may amend this paragraph from time to time.  The Firm may use Personal Information to respond and communicate with you about your legal questions and comments.  

Storage of Personal Information

We will retain your information for a reasonable period of time in order to assure reliable service and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, protect our network security, and enforce our agreements. When permissible, the Firm will delete your information upon your request.

Other Use of Personal Information

The Firm may use your Personal Information for its own marketing and survey purpose on behalf of the Firm, to send information to you about services and news that may be of interest to you.  The Firm will not disclose your Personal Information to third party agents and independent contractors, unless otherwise set forth herein.

Service Providers

The Firm may use third-parties to help operate our Website, deliver products and services, and the Firm may share your Personal Information with such third-parties for our business (such as Website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf).  These parties do not have any right to use the Personal Information we provide to them beyond what is necessary for them to assist us.

Complying with Legal Process

The Firm will use or disclose your Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, warrants, or legal process, or to otherwise establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or in the event you violate or breach an agreement with the Firm.  The Firm reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information if we believe you will harm the property or rights of the Firm, its owners, or those of the Firm’s other customers. Lastly, the Firm reserves the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law when responding to subpoenas, court orders and other legal processes.

Site Content is Not Legal Advice

No content posted on this Website is a substitute for the legal advice or opinion of a licensed attorney in your state.  This website is simply a starting resource for information on the topics contained herein and does not claim to provide any definitive answer and should not be relied upon for any purposes whatsoever.  Non-professionals should seek the assistance of a licensed attorney in their jurisdictions, and professionals should please consult the primary source materials such as statutes and case laws directly.

No Attorney Client Privileged Communications

Communications through this Website (a) does not create an attorney-client relationship; (b) are not solicitations; (c) does not convey or constitute legal advice; and (d) does not substitute as legal advice from a qualified attorney. All users must seek qualified professional counsel pertaining to user specific questions or issues. Any exchange of information via e-mail to an attorney of the Firm through this Website, does not create an attorney-client relationship.  Any contact through this website or via e-mail prior to the execution of a written retainer agreement with the Firm is not afforded any attorney client privilege.  No confidential or sensitive information should be sent through or posted on this Website.  This Website contains advertising for an attorney.  No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at [email protected] or via telephone at (212) 756-8777.  You may also write to us at:  Hinch Newman LLP, 40 Wall St., 35 Floor, New York, NY 10005.