Dear Valued Client:
Smith Law Firm, P.C. knows that the privacy of the personal information that we receive about you is important to you. We understand that you trust us to protect the confidentiality and security of that information. The information we collect about you is used only to provide the legal services that you request from us. Although there is a new federal law designed to protect the privacy of nonpublic personal information about consumers, as attorneys, we have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by federal law. All of the information you provide to us is protected by the attorney client privilege and will only be disclosed with your permission or as required by law.
Information We May Collect About You
Smith Law Firm, P.C. collects nonpublic personal information about you only in connection with providing you legal services that you request. The types of nonpublic personal information that we collect vary according to the services we perform for you, and may include:
Information that we receive from you (such as your name, address, social security number, income, assets, liabilities, and other financial or household information);
Information about your relationship with us (such as the types of legal services we provide to you, your invoice balances, and your payment history); and
Information that we receive, with your authorization, from third parties such as accountants, financial advisors, insurance agents, banking institutions, physicians, and others.
How We Handle Your Information
Smith Law Firm, P.C. does not disclose any public or nonpublic personal information about you that you have provided to us to anyone outside of our firm, except as authorized by you or as required by law. For example, with your consent, we may disclose personal information to a third-party, such as an appraiser or accountant, who is assisting us in providing services to you. In addition, we will release information to the extent required by law or regulation. We do not sell client information to anyone or disclose client information to marketing companies.
How We Protect Your Information
We restrict access to public and nonpublic personal information about you that you have provided to us to those Smith Law Firm, P.C. attorneys and staff members who need to know the information to provide legal services to you. All Smith Law Firm, P.C. attorneys and employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of all nonpublic personal information about you. All of the information you provide to us is protected by the attorney client privilege and will only be disclosed with your permission or as required by law. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with both federal law and our more stringent professional standards to protect the public and nonpublic personal information that you have provided to us.