Thank you for visiting the website of Carl Forbes Jr. Law Firm PLLC (“CFJ Law”). Our website provides general information about the legal services that we offer and/or other general information and resources. The Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use establish the conditions under which you may access and use this website. By accessing and using this website, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use then in effect and by all applicable laws. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or any of the Terms of Use, you should not access or use this website for any purpose. We reserve the right to terminate or limit your access to this website for any violation of our Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, or for any other reason, in our sole discretion.


Information We Collect

CFJ Law, or its agent for facilitating this website, may ask for personal information, which is information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us, such as a name, telephone number, email address, mailing address, location data, information about your Internet service provider, your device’s unique identifier (such as your IP address, device information, browser information, operating system), the name of the domain from which you accessed the Internet, the name of the website from which you accessed this website, and the date and time you accessed this website.

Cookies

We may use various tracking technologies, such as cookies, on our website to collect additional information about your visits. These tracking technologies may be deployed by us and/or by our service providers on our behalf. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. Like many other websites, we may use cookies for various reasons. We may use cookies to tell us whether you’ve visited our website before and to help us understand which areas of the website are of greatest interest to you. Cookies may also enhance your online experience by saving your preferences and password so you do not have to re-enter this information each time you visit our website. By continuing to use our website or services, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

If you submit payment through our third-party payment processing partners, we collect certain data to process your requests, including your name, credit card number, security code, expiration date, and billing address. For your security, CFJ Law does not have access to or store sensitive cardholder data, such as full credit card numbers or card authentication data.

Our website may allow your to publicly share content, post comments, and ask or answer questions. Such shared content may be publicly viewable by others depending on where it is posted. We may invite you to complete a survey, provide feedback, or participate in a promotion, either through or website or through a third-party platform. If you participate, we will collect and store the data you provide as part of your participation. If you submit this information via a third-party platform, the collection, use, and sharing of your data will also be subject to the privacy policies of and related agreements of that third party, which we encourage you to read.

How We Use Your Information

We may use personally identifiable information held about you in the following ways:

·      Business Purposes: to evaluate whether to represent you; to open files; for relationship management; for conflicts and background checks; to provide you with the legal services requested or to carry out our obligations arising from any agreements you enter into with us; to establish and manage accounts; and to analyze and develop new services and our website;

·      Providing Support: to respond to requests, questions, and comments; to notify you about changes; and to measure how effectively we address your concerns;

·      Website Experience: for the technical administration of our website or extranet sites; for internal operations; for client administration; for troubleshooting; for data analysis, monitoring, data analytics, testing, and research and development purposes; to ensure that content from our website is presented in an effective manner for you and for your computer; and as part of our efforts to protect the security and integrity of information collected via this website;

·      Marketing: to communicate about and administer your participation in surveys, programs, special events, and other offers and promotions; and to send legal updates and other informational or promotional email messages, which you may opt out of receiving as described below, where sending such information is in our legitimate interests or where we have sought, and you have provided, consent.

Subject to such parties’ compliance with applicable law and/or this Privacy Policy, we may also disclose your personally identifiable to selected third parties, including business partners; service providers, vendors, contractors, and agents; professional service providers, including translators, legal advisers, and accountants; other companies that provide services on our behalf; adverse parties who have a legal right to receive such information and their counsel and experts; and law enforcement authorities, regulators, and other government authorities.

We may disclose such data for the following purposes: to service the agreement between us and third parties; to enforce the Terms of Use; to meet our obligations to content and technology providers; to manage client accounts effectively, provide legal services, and market services offered by us and our affiliated companies; to manage our business; and to improve and optimize our website and services and to comply with our statutory/regulatory obligations.

We may release your personally identifiable information to law enforcement, governmental authorities, or third parties if (1) required to do so by law, search warrant, subpoena, court order, or other legal process; (2) legitimately requested, in our discretion, by law enforcement or other governmental authorities; (3) we otherwise have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our firm, our attorneys and staff, or third parties; or (4) we have your consent.

We will strive to not keep your personally identifiable information in a form that allows you to be identified for any longer than is reasonably necessary for achieving the permitted purposes. This means that data will be destroyed or erased from our systems or anonymized when it has reached the applicable retention period.

Social Media

We maintain a presence on several social media platforms, such as LinkedIn and Instagram, and we incorporate some third-party social media features onto our website. Through these platforms and features, we receive some personally identifiable information about you, and this Privacy Policy applies to that information as well. In addition, third-party social media platforms have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to read.

How We Protect Your Information

When you submit information via our website, we make reasonable efforts to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open, global communications vehicle, we do not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any particular standard, and no server or Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. We also make reasonable efforts to protect your information offline. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through this website or via email and any transmission is at your own risk. You should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential data on any website, including ours. Similarly, you understand that any information that you send through our website is not confidential or privileged.

Minors: This website is not directed at children under the age of 18 (or the age of maturity as otherwise stated in location law). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under that age. If you are under that age, please do not provide personally identifiable information of any kind. Parents who believe that we may have collected personal information from a minor can submit a request that it be removed by contacting us at cfj@cfjlawnyc.com.

Change of Ownership

If ownership of the firm changes because of a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets, including a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution, liquidation, or other business combination, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to the new party in control. We will require the new party in control to provide comparable levels of protection as we provide with respect to your personally identifiable information.         

Your Rights Regarding Your Information

Depending on the circumstances and applicable law, you may have the right to:

·      request access to any personally identifiable information we hold about you;

·      object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes;

·      ask to have inaccurate data held about you amended or updated;

·      ask to have your data erased or restrict processing in certain limited situations;

·      request the porting of your personally identifiable information to another organization in control of your personally identifiable information; and/or

·      object to any decision that significantly affects you being taken solely by a computer or other automated process.

If you would like to make a formal request for information we hold about you, you can contact us at cfj@cfjlawnyc.com.

We ask that you keep your data as up-to-date as possible. Please let us know if any personally identifiable information that we hold needs to be updated by contacting us at cfj@cfjlawnyc.com.

General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)

As an individual accessing information on our website from within the European Union, you are considered a data subject. A “data subject” is defined as an identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or online identifier. Alternatively, the person may be identified by reference to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person. A data subject may be of any age or nationality.

As a data subject, you are entitled to certain rights under the GDPR. The following are the rights granted to you when viewing our site from within the European Union:

·      You have the right to be informed with respect to your personally identifiable information retained by the firm. As such, you may request access to your data that the firm stores and the rights to either correct or erase your personal data.

·      We will retain any personally identifiable information you choose to provide to us unless (1) you request for us to delete the information; (2) we stop using our existing data providers; or (c) at the firm’s discretion, we decide to remove the data.

·      You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.

·      You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.

·      You have the right to withdraw consent provided to the firm concerning the processing of your personal data, as well as the right to withdraw that consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.

·      You have the right to not be subjected to automated decision-making via pre-ticked boxes, additions to our email marketing lists and the like.

·      You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the GDPR.

·      We require only the information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us by way of downloading a lead magnet, webinar, freebie or any other traditional list building methods.

Updates to Privacy Policy

CFJ Law may change or update this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. We will post any such change or update to this website. Any change or update will be effective immediately upon posting. Under certain circumstances, we may choose to notify you of, and/or obtain your consent to, changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as by posting a notice on the front page of our website or by sending you an email. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the website or access to the information, products, and services offered on this website after a posted change or update to the Privacy Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Opt Out for Promotion Purposes

You have the right to ask us not to send you marketing communications. Before collecting your personally identifiable information, we will usually inform you if we intend to use your personally identifiable information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any promotional email that we send you or contacting us at cfj@cfjlawnyc.com.

Governing Law | Jurisdiction

This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to choice of law provisions. U.S. federal and state courts located in the State of New York, USA, are the exclusive forum and have sole jurisdiction for any dispute.

Effective

August 28, 2018