PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Statement is based on the privacy and data protection principles common to California, the only state in which the Firm operates. The Firm applies it in light of its overarching obligations to comply with law, to preserve client confidentiality and to represent its clients as effectively as possible within the bounds of the law. This Statement is intended to summarize the Firm’s data protection practices generally, and to advise its clients, interested law students, job applicants, website visitors, and other third parties about the Firm’s privacy policies that may be applicable to them.

This Privacy Statement is specifically addressed to parties outside the Firm who: (1) provide personal information, including but not limited to information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, etc. (“Personal Information”) to the Firm; or (2) who visit or use the Firm’s website at www.fruddenlaw.com (“Website”).

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Firm does not collect any personal data from visitors to its website that is not voluntarily provided.  If you do provide Personal Information, the Firm may use that Personal Information to:

  • Provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the Firm, and/or respond to any requests or inquiries you may have;
  • Carry out, monitor and analyze our business or web site operations;
  • Contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you;
  • Collect anonymous traffic data and geographic location, derived from your IP address, and perform web analytics by using software and cookies;
  • Enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds; and
  • Comply with any applicable laws or regulations.

Confidentiality of Client Information
Consistent with its professional obligations, the Firm’s policy is to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us. The Firm accepts and processes client information always subject to the client’s direction and control, and the Firm maintains reasonable and appropriate, although not infallible, security precautions. It never trades, sells or shares your information with any unrelated parties except as necessary or appropriate to conduct the Firm’s legal and business activities, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or to further your interests or as permitted or required by law or as authorized or directed by you. Please feel free to raise any questions, concerns or specific directions you may have regarding the privacy and security of your information to the attorney who is handling your matter.

Cookies
A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. The Firm’s extranet sites use cookies to track logins and to filter data that a logged-in user has access to. This cookie also identifies users that have changed their initially-assigned default password. The Firm uses this information to help customize the user’s experience on the site, to provide security, and for the other purposes specified herein.

You may reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to allow your browser to alert you when a cookie is set. However, if you select these settings you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the Website. For more information about how to manage your cookies preferences, you should use the ‘help’ menu of your web browser or explore the customer support sections of your web browser.

To opt-out of certain advertising cookies, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website.

Social Media Features and Widgets
The Website includes social media features such as the Facebook Like button, widgets, etc. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly.  Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the Firm, except to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you.
We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information that we believe to be necessary or appropriate in the following circumstances:

  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect the Firm’s rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • To enforce the Firm’s Terms of Service; and
  • To allow the Firm to pursue available remedies or limit the damage it may sustain.


Links to Other Websites
This Privacy Policy applies only to this Website and not to any third-party sites.  The inclusion of a link on this Website does not imply endorsement of the linked site or its service by the Firm.

Access
If you are an individual, you may have certain rights under applicable data protection legislation which includes the right for you to review and correct the personal data we hold about you.  For a copy of or reasonable access to your personal data, please email katie@fruddenlaw.com.

Children
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the Firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online by anyone under the age of 18.

Security
The Firm maintains reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information provided by a visitor to this Website. The Firm does not guarantee that these safeguards will always work.

Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  The Firm does not sell or share your Personal Information with third party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.  Nevertheless, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Consultants, Suppliers and Vendors
In order to support its provision of legal services to its clients, from time to time, the Firm may maintain business information about prospective or ongoing consultants, suppliers, and vendors.  The Firm uses this information for internal purposes and does not share this data with unrelated third parties.

The Firm requires consultants, suppliers, and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors.

Changes
The Firm reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect, the Firm will post it on this Website.  The Firm encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.  Your continued use of the Website fter any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.
 

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns relating to our use of your Personal Information, please contact us.  Additionally, you may reach us by postal mail at:

FRUDDEN FAMILY LAW
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612