Last Updated August 12, 2020
If you are a California resident, please see the California section below to understand your rights. If You have any questions or wish to exercise your rights and choices, please contact us as set out in the Contact Us section below.
Information We Collect
We collect “non-personal information” and “personal information.” non-personal information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal information includes your full name (first name, last name), email address, address, telephone, bank account information (either “financial information” or “bank account and routing number”).
In an effort to improve the quality of the Site, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software applications when you view or use the Site, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Site, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser may enable us to collect non-personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our Sites, both on an individual and aggregate basis.
Klinedinst may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. There are various types of cookies that may be applicable:
- Cookies by the site owner (here, Klinedinst).
- Third party cookies that enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the site (e.g. usage analytics). The parties that set third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the site and also when it visits certain other websites.
- Persistent cookies are activated each time that you visit the site and remain on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie.
- Session cookies are activated when you open the browser window and finish when you close the browser window; once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
- to protect your security
Other cookies remember information about your browser and your preferences. For example, cookies help us remember your preferred language. We can then provide you with content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit our site.
Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Sites. For example, these types of cookies help us test different versions of our Sites to see which particular features or content users prefer.
To help us better understand how people use our sites, certain third parties serve cookies through our Sites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below. We don’t release the information collected from our own cookies to any third parties, other than to our Site providers who assist us with cookie activities.
The specific types of cookies served through our Sites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:
Types of Cookie
Who Serves these Cookies on our Site?
Strictly Necessary cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with Sites available through our Sites, to analyze traffic and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
We use Strictly Necessary cookies to:
Connect you to the right pages on the Site
For security purposes
WordPress is the content management system we use for authentication for some account types in our sites.
Analytical/Performance cookies: These cookies track user behavior in an aggregated form, using an encoded-identification, through various systems.
We use these Analytical/ Performance cookies to:
Carry out web analytics and provide statistics on how the site is used
Obtain data on the number of users of the site that have viewed a Site
Help us improve the site by measuring errors that occur
Test site designs
Siteimprove is a third party analytics site that scans the Site for accessibility and SEO optimization.
Targeting cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you.
Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn – Advertising, targeting, retargeting.
Third parties may serve cookies through our site on your computer or mobile device for advertising. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and Sites that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished through cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and Sites of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable Klinedinst or third party site providers to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.
Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into our site, you may still receive advertising content even if you opt-out of targeted advertising. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests.
How can I manage or disable cookies?
You can disable certain tracking as discussed in this section. For Strictly Necessary and Functionality cookies which are essential to our Site and which are required in order to deliver the Site to You, You cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below.
Generally speaking, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. This opt out function relates to a device or browser and you must opt out on every device and in every browser used. Please note that tools may use so-called opt out cookies in order to remember your objection. Additionally, you can generally avoid the creation of usage profiles by deactivating cookie usage.
If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com. For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
How Klinedinst Collects and Uses Your Information
Klinedinst may collect and use personal information and non-personal information (collectively, “Your Information”) for the following purposes:
- To provide the Site or provide you with legal services. Klinedinst may request your Information that is necessary to provide the Site or the legal services Klinedinst offers.
- To improve customer service. Klinedinst may use Your Information to respond to client requests and service needs more efficiently.
- To manage Client Relationships. If You are a Klinedinst client, we may use Your Information, particularly Your business contact information and information relevant for the engagement, for the purpose of managing the relationship and in connection with any potential contractual arrangements between our companies. We also may process Your Information as a part of a legal services engagement.
- To improve the Site. Klinedinst may use your feedback and usage data to improve the Site.
- To send periodic emails and/or correspondence. Klinedinst may use the email address to send you emails or other correspondence.
Klinedinst may be legally obligated to disclose information about you to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in connection with illegal activity on the Site or to respond to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process. Klinedinst reserves the right to release your Information to law enforcement or other government officials as deemed necessary or appropriate in Klinedinst’s sole and absolute discretion.
If you access Klinedinst’s Site, outside of the U.S., information that Klinedinst collects about you may be transferred to servers inside the U.S. and maintained indefinitely. By allowing Klinedinst to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and treatment of your data. Where required by applicable law, information that Klinedinst collects about you may be required to remain inside the applicable jurisdiction.
How Klinedinst Protects Your Information
To help protect the privacy of data transmitted through the Site, where Your Information is requested, Klinedinst uses technology designed to encrypt the information before it is sent to Klinedinst using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology or similar encryption technology. In addition, Klinedinst takes steps to protect Your Information against unauthorized access. These measures include appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, your name, transaction information and data stored on Klinedinst’s Site. However, you should keep in mind that Klinedinst’s Site are run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond Klinedinst’s control.
Klinedinst will make every reasonable effort to secure its Site but does not represent, warrant, or covenant anything related to sage, complete, or hack-proof transmissions in transit or at rest within the Site. You assume the risk of any unauthorized disclosure or intentional intrusion, or of any delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of data or other information transmitted or stored at rest in connection with the use of the Klinedinst Site.
In certain situations, Klinedinst may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal demand, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
If Klinedinst were to be involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or by way a prominent notice on the Site of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information. We may also disclose your personal information to any other third party with your prior consent.
Your Rights and Choices
You may opt-out of receiving promotional communications, remove your information from our database, remove your information from blogs, forums or testimonials, unsubscribe from communications related to the Site, or cancel your account by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will explain that We are unable to do so and why.
Correcting, Updating and Accessing
Where we are unable to provide access to certain personal information that you request and are required to refuse, we will notify you in writing, document the reasons and outline further steps which are available to you.
Selling of Information
We do not sell or rent your personal information to ANY third parties, and take great measures to protect your data. On occasion, Klinedinst may contract with corporate partners to fulfill information requests. Data you provide to Klinedinst may be shared with a corporate partner, but ONLY if that partner agrees to maintain that data under high privacy standards, keeping your information confidential.
Most browsers accept cookies by default. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to decline or delete cookies in accordance with the above Cookie section.
Personal Information Retention
Klinedinst PC will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including (but not limited to) for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, government, or other reporting requirements. From time to time, our Site or other data providers may plant cookies to track your progress through our Site. This is done only for statistical purposes, and to further improve your experience at KlinedinstLaw.com.
In some circumstances, we may remove any identifiable fields from your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Every situation is different. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of it, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
You are entitled at any time to ask us for a copy of personal information that we hold about you, commonly referred to as a “data subject access request.” You may also request that any information be updated or corrected. In some circumstances, you can ask us to delete your data. You can make any of these requests by contacting us.
Klinedinst does not use your personal information for automated decision making.
Use of External Links
Use of Website by Children Under 13
Because of its legal nature, Klinedinst is designed for mature guests over the age of 18. Because we do not ask your age, no information should be submitted to or posted at Klinedinst by guests under 18 years of age. Klinedinst adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and as a policy, does not accept submissions from children under the age of 18. We ask for your help in respecting this policy, and keeping children’s personal information protected.
The following disclosures apply only to individuals who reside in California. The CCPA provides additional rights to know, delete and opt out, and requires businesses collecting or disclosing Personal Information to provide notice of rights California residents have and can exercise.
California Notice of Collection. Klinedinst collects information corresponding to the following categories of information identified in the CCPA.
- Identifiers, including name, address, email address, account name, date of birth, Social Security Number, IP address and account identification details assigned to Your account.
- User records, phone number, billing address, credit or debit card information, employment or education information.
- Analytics and Advertising, including purchases and engagement with the Site and Sites.
- Internet activity, including history of visiting and interacting with our Site, browser type, browser language and other information collected automatically.
- Inferences, including information about interests and preferences.
For more information on what we collect, please review the sections above regarding personal information collection. We collect and use these categories of personal information for the business purposes described in the section on “How Klinedinst Collects and Uses Your Information,” including to provide and manage the Sites related to the Site and Sites.
Klinedinst does not generally sell information as the term “sell” is traditionally understood. However, to the extent “sale” under the CCPA is interpreted to include advertising technology activities, We will comply with applicable law as to such activity.
Klinedinst discloses the following categories of information for commercial purposes:
- Commercial Information;
- User Records;
- Demographic Data;
- Location Data;
- Inferences; and
- Internet activity.
We use and partner with different types of entities to assist with daily operations and manage the Site.
Right to Know and Delete. If you are a California resident, you have the right to know certain information about our data practices in the 12 months preceding any such request. In particular, you have the right to request the following from Us:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
- The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;
- The categories of personal information about you that we disclosed for a business purpose or sold;
- The categories of third parties to whom the personal information was disclosed for a business person or sold;
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information; and
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
You also have the right to have the personal information that Klinedinst has collected from you deleted. This is, however, not an absolute right and Klinedinst may have legal grounds for keeping such data.
Exercising Your Rights. To exercise any of these rights, please submit a request to email@example.com. Your request should specify which right you are seeking to exercise and the scope of the request. We will strive to confirm receipt of your request within 10 days. We may require specific information from you to help us verify your identity and process your request. If we are unable to verify your identity, we may deny your requests to know or delete.
Authorized Agent. You can designate an authorized third party to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.
Right to Non-Discrimination. You have the right to not be discriminated against as a result of your exercising any of your rights.
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