It is the policy of our law firm to safeguard and protect privileged and personal information that is furnished to us in the normal course of doing business.
Privileged information means confidential information that is nonpublic information, and that may not be specific to any particular matter for which we are retained.
Personal information means information capable of being associated with a particular individual through one or more identifiers, including, but not limited to, a Social Security number, driver’s license number, state identification card number, account number, credit or debit card number, passport number, alien registration number, health insurance identification number, but it does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state or local government records or widely distributed media.
- Protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers;
- Prohibit the unlawful and unethical use or disclosure of privileged and personal information; and
- Limit access to personal and privileged information to authorized individuals for legitimate business purposes, and as permitted by law or applicable ethics rules.
We train and educate our staff in the proper use, handling, storage, and destruction of privileged and personal information.
We are committed to safeguarding the privileged and personal information, data, computer files, and documents containing the information from misuse by third parties. Prior to disposal of the privileged and personal information, we destroy, shred, erase, or make unreadable such data, computer files, and documents.