SHARTSIS FRIESE LLP wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information. This policy describes the types of information that we may collect from you, or that you may provide to us when you visit our website; and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information that we collect:
- On our website www.sflaw.com (“the Website” or “our Website”).
- In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our Website.
- When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
This policy does not apply to information that is collected:
- By us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us.
- By any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to, be accessible from, or be on the Website.
Children Under the Age of 16
Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any personal information on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we may have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at the email address below.
We ask that you do not send or disclose to us any sensitive personal information or personally identifiable information (e.g., social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, academic transcripts, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through our Website or email.
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including:
- Information by which you may be personally identified (i.e., personal information), such as name and contact information (e.g., postal address, email address, telephone number, etc.).
- Information that is about you, but cannot individually identify you (e.g. demographic information).
- Information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.
How Information is Collected
We collect information:
- Directly from you when you provide it to us.
- Automatically as you navigate through our website site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, and other tracking technologies.
- From third parties (e.g., from our business partners or service providers).
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms or sending email through our Website. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to newsletters, inquiring about our service, or requesting further services.
- Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
Information Collected Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns; this may include:
- Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
- Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information we collect automatically is only statistical data that does not include personal information. This data is collected to help us to improve our Website and deliver a better and more personalized service, by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual requirements.
- Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
- Cookies (i.e., browser cookies)
- A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer.
- You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser; however, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:
- Present our Website and its contents to you.
- Provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
- Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
- Notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
Sale of Your Information
We do not sell personal information that we collect or that you provide us.
Disclosure of Your Information
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including responses to government or regulatory requests.
Controlling How We Use and Disclose Your Information
You may use the following mechanisms to control how we use and disclose your information:
- Tracking Technologies and Advertising:
- You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.
- Although we do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way.
- You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) on the NAI’s website.
- California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices; for more information, please refer to the relevant information on the California Attorney General’s Office Website, at: https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/privacy-laws
Your California Privacy Rights
We do not share personal information as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (“Shine the Light law”) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes absent your consent. If you are a California resident, you may request information about our compliance with the Shine the Light law by contacting us here or by sending a letter to SHARTSIS FRIESE LLP: Compliance Team, One Maritime Plaza, Eighteenth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111. Any such request must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this email address or mail address.
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect personal information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us using the “Contact Information” below.
- SHARTSIS FRIESE LLP
One Maritime Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94111
- (415) 421-6500