Privacy Policy

Fessler, Schneider & Grimme, LLP

Privacy Policy Created: 1/1/2013
Section of: Firm Security Policies Target Audience: Everyone
PUBLIC INFORMATION Page 1 of 4

Fessler, Schneider & Grimme, LLP is hereinafter referred to as “the Firm.”

1.0 Overview

The Firm respects the privacy of its clients and is committed to protecting personally identifiable information that clients may provide us through the Firm website [URL www.fsgattorneys.com]

2.0 Purpose

The Firm has adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on the Firm website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Firm website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

3.0 Scope

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms of Use posted on the Firm website, set forth the general rules and policies governing the use of our website. Depending on your activities when visiting the Firm website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

We keep this Privacy Policy posted on the Firm website and you should review it frequently, as it may change from time to time without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. WHEN YOU ACCESS OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO

THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, OR TO ANY CHANGES WE MAY SUBSEQUENTLY MAKE, IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE.

4.0 Policy

4.1 What Data is Collected

The Firm collects the following data on clients who use the Firm website:

  • Client name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email address
  • Type of case & description of query

4.2 What Data is Not Collected

The Firm does not:

 Track which web pages you visit or for how long.

 Track IP addresses of people who access the Firm website.

 Use “cookies” for collecting client information.

4.3 Disposition of Collected Data

The information the Firm collects is for informational purposes and is never shared with a third-party website or organization and is not used for solicitation. Exceptions to this policy are:

  • the sharing of client check or credit card data with the bank in order to process a payment however this data is never requested from the Firm website.
  • the processing of client data by our third-party website designer and support company who have signed a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement with the Firm.

We use your information collected from the Firm website to contact you or to respond to your questions and/or comments. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at Phone: 859-291-9075, Fax: 859-291-9165 Email: [email protected], or 14 N. Grand Ave, Fort Thomas, KY, 41075.

4.4 Links to Other Websites

The Firm website contains links to other websites. If you click on one of these links, you are relocating to another website. The Firm is not responsible for the Privacy Policies of other websites or lack thereof. We encourage you to review their Privacy Policies, as the information stated may be different from ours. The information on the Firm’s website is for informative purposes only and is not legal advice, nor is it intended to be legal advice.

4.5 Website Security

The Firm takes reasonable care to collect your information through a secure connection and domain. However, we cannot be held responsible for data that is transmitted over the Internet or through a third-party website. The Firm has implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while the Firm strives to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.

4.6 Email Communications

If you send the Firm an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we strongly recommend that you do not send non-public personal information, such as passwords, social security numbers, or bank account information, to us by email. However, aside from our reply to such an email, it is not our standard practice to send you email unless you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that involves email communications, as it relates to purchases you have made with us, that we are sending you information about our other services, or you consented to being contacted by email for a particular purpose. In certain instances, we may provide you with the option to set your preferences for receiving email communications from us; that is, agree to some communications but not others.

4.7 Privacy Policy Changes

The Firm reserves the right to change this policy at any time for clarity or improvement. Changes will reflect the most recent updates.

4.8 Applicability of Other Policies

This document is part of the Firm’s cohesive set of security policies. Other policies may apply to the topics covered in this document and as such the applicable policies should be reviewed as needed.

4.9 Attorney Rules of Professional Conduct

All client data will be handled to comply with the Attorney Rules of Professional Conduct for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the State of Ohio. These rules can be found at the Bar Association websites for each state.

5.0 Enforcement

There are policies in place to safeguard against unauthorized employee access to client data as well as inappropriate disclosure of client data by an employee.

This policy will be enforced by the Office Manager and the Attorney Partners. Violations may result in disciplinary action, which may include suspension, restriction of access, or more severe penalties up to and including termination of employment. Where illegal activities or theft of Firm property (physical or intellectual) are suspected, the Firm may report such activities to the applicable authorities. If any provision of this policy is found to be unenforceable or voided for any reason, such invalidation will not affect any remaining provisions, which will remain in force.

6.0 Definitions

7.0 Revision History