HINMAN, HOWARD & KATTELL, LLP has created this privacy statement because of our steadfast commitment to protecting your privacy.
The Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP Website (collectively “Hinman” or “hhk.com”) is provided to support Hinman’s full service law firm counseling individuals, companies, not-for-profits and public sector entities in a wide spectrum of practice areas. Use of this site for any purposes other than that for which it is intended is unauthorized and prohibited.
We only collect your personal information (such as your name, address, employment information, email address or telephone number) if you provide it to us voluntarily. Personal information collected on hhk.com may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Hinman (and its affiliates and agents) maintain facilities. In the event that you voluntarily provide us with personal information through hhk.com, you acknowledge and agree that Hinman may store, process, and transfer your personal information outside your country.
The hhk.com website uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to help us understand, in aggregate, the age, gender and interests of visitors to hhk.com. This Google Analytics tool does not reveal your name or other identifying information to Hinman. Further, Hinman does not combine the information collected through use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. The information received from Google Analytics is used only to improve hhk.com, and the type of information displayed to hhk.com visitors so we can better serve those interested in Hinman. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to hhk.com by using Google Analytics’ Opt-out Browser Add-on, available here.
The information and services described on hhk.com are not intended for children under the age of 16. Hinman does not knowingly collect any information from children. By using our website, you certify you are over the age of 16. If we learn that we have collected or received personally identifiable information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.
Hinman provides a secure server to protect your information from being viewed by an outside user. The technology transmits and receives scrambled data, which is decoded on the server side. It is our intent to keep any personal information you provide us (such as name, postal address, employment information, telephone number, or e-mail address), confidential, unless we are required by law to divulge it. The personal information you may provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information (such as to reply to your inquiry).
Surveys and E-mail
Hinman may request information through surveys, which users may choose to participate in on a voluntary basis. Information gathered may be used for marketing and promotional purposes or to notify you of legal development or our services, among other uses. If you e-mail us with questions or comments, we may use your email address or other address in order to respond to you. We may also share your questions or comments with a third party to assist in our response. Your comments may be filed for future reference, or we may discard the information after we have reviewed it. Under no circumstances do we sell information to external organizations. By communicating with Hinman through its website, you are consenting to our uses of your information as set forth above.
Hinman does not use interactive features at this time and while hhk.com would always strive to protect users’ personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online through interactive features such as forums, message boards, chat rooms, or similar services that are specifically designed to be visible to other users. You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to submit via those media can be read, collected, and used by other participants and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit when you engage in such activities.
Hinman may also use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram (“social media platforms” or “platforms”) to keep connected with clients and the community. Hinman utilizes features and tools, from these social media platforms including pixel tags/ social media tags added to hhk.com, that allow data about actions of visitors to be sent to these platforms to track conversions and to allow Hinman to create custom audiences for the courses/presentations or services Hinman may advertise on the various platforms. We may also provide the social media platforms such as Facebook with other data we have collected about you for this purpose, using these tools allow data such as email addresses and phone numbers to be locally hashed on our system before we upload and pass such data to these social media platforms. The use of such data is governed by the individual social media platforms’ Data Use Policy. Please see your individual social media application privacy settings for any additional information.
Links to third-party sites
The hhk.com site, blog posts, newsletter publications, client alerts, e-mails and other communications may contain links to sites owned or operated by parties other than Hinman. Hinman does not control outside sites and is not responsible for their content, security and confidentiality. Inclusion of links to an outside site does not imply any endorsement of the material on the site or, unless expressly stated otherwise, any sponsorship, affiliation, or association with its owner, operator, or sponsor.
Hinman may periodically send you relevant alerts and newsletters by email. To help improve Hinman’s marketing activities, Hinman often receives a confirmation when you open an email or click on a link included in one of these emails, if your computers supports such capabilities. Instructions on how to unsubscribe from these alerts are included in each email, you may also unsubscribe by contact us at email@example.com.
Job Applicant – Applications
Hinman welcomes new applicants to join our team and provides both online and offline applications. Here at hhk.com, we value your trust and are committed to the responsible management, use and protection of your personal information collected in connection with your application.
Personal information that we collect includes
- Name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other contact information;
- Work authorization status; background information
- CV, résumé, cover letter, previous work experience and education information;
- Skills and professional and other work-related licenses, permits and certifications held;
- Information relating to references; and
- Any other information you elect to provide to us (e.g., employment preferences, willingness to relocate, current salary, desired salary, awards or professional memberships).
The collection and processing is based on your consent; this information is for the sole purpose of internal review of your application.
Hinman occasionally hires other companies to provide services on our behalf; for example, to process event registrations, credit card transactions, webinars, email marketing platforms, blogs, and to provide you with information on upcoming events, etc. Hinman will provide these companies only with the information they need to deliver the services, and, where applicable, such companies will be contractually prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
In certain appropriate circumstances we will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or in other special cases, such as an attempted breach of the hkk.com security, without notice to you.
This site and all information and images within it are copyrighted by Hinman, unless otherwise noted. U.S. copyright law protects all materials on this site. All rights reserved. Anyone wishing to obtain permission to reproduce any materials appearing on this site should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The information on this site is provided “as is,” and no representations or warranties of any kind are made regarding it. Our policy is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. This website contains general information about Hinman and is not intended to serve as a source of legal advice for any purpose. Neither receipt of information presented on this site nor any email or other electronic communication sent to Hinman or its lawyers through this site will create an attorney-client relationship, and no such email or communication will be treated as confidential. No user of this site should act or refrain from acting on the basis of information on this site without seeking legal advice from counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. Hinman expressly disclaims liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this site.
All Hinman blog/post content, news, announcements, publications, client-alerts, legal updates or any other legal information are intended solely for informational purposes, and not intended to provide legal advice or to solicit business. Please do not take any legal action based upon the information without first seeking legal counsel, as laws and regulations may vary by jurisdiction. The use of our blog in no way creates an attorney-client relationship between you and Hinman, and no attorney-client relationship will exist until an agreement has been entered into between you and Hinman. As there is no established attorney-client relationship in place, any unsolicited confidential information may not be treated as confidential. Therefore you should not send any confidential information to the authors of this blog or any members of Hinman until we have authorized the sharing of confidential information.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Your access to and control over your information
You have the right to access the personally identifiable information that Hinman has collected about you from our website hhk.com. You may do the following at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
- Opt out of any future contacts from us;
- See what personally identifiable information we have about you, if any;
- Change, correct, restrict/withdraw processing or have us delete any personally identifiable information we have about you; and/or
- Express any concern you have about our use of your personally identifiable information.
Hinman does reserve the right to preserve information if Hinman faces any threat of legal claim, which will require us to apply a “legal hold” to retain information beyond Hinman’s typical retention period. In that case, Hinman will retain the information until the hold is removed, which typically means the claim or threat of claim has been resolved.
How to Contact Us
Should you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hinman reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any time. All updates will be posted on this page. Your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept these changes.
Updated: January 31, 2020