PRIVACY POLICY:


This site is owned and operated by Sean R. Doherty and the Law Office of Sean R. Doherty. This notice outlines the privacy policy (“Policy”) we have in place in order to protect your information. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the practices outlined in this policy in addition to any other agreements you have entered into with the Law Office of Sean R. Doherty, its employees, agents, or affiliates. If you do not assent to this Policy, you should not continue to use our website.


This website is for advertising and marketing purposes. Your use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. Until an attorney-client relationship is established with our office, do not submit any sensitive or confidential information to us.


Information We Collect


We collect two types of information about our users:


  • Information You Provide

    By submitting any personally identifiable information to us through this website or by any other means, you consent to the use and storage of such information in our office, on our web server, or by storage means. We collect information from you whenever you email, fill out forms on this site, submit surveys on our website, or otherwise communicate such information to us. Personal information collected at these times includes but is not limited to your name, birth date, email address, mailing address (for either postage or billing purposes), and telephone number.


  • Information Automatically Collected

    We have the option receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. This includes but is not limited to your frequency of visits to this site, your internet protocol (IP) address, your computer connection information such as browser type, operating system, and the name of the domain you use to access the internet, your communication history, and the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our website, including date and time.


How We Use Your Information


The information we collect is used primarily to personalize and streamline your experience by helping us improve our website, advertising, and customer service. We may also use any of the information we collect from you for any purposes related to our office's business, including but not limited to:


  • To provide any services you request.
  • To troubleshoot any problems with our website.
  • To communicate with you. The email address, mailing address, telephone number, or other contact information you provide may be used to used to send you information and updates pertaining to your representation. We may also use your contact information to send you marketing material, notices or updates regarding our office, optional surveys, or our newsletter.
  • To collect fees or distribute bills.
  • To prevent prohibited or potentially illegal activities or enforce any other agreement you have entered into with our office.
  • To customize, measure, and improve our services, content, and advertising.


Disclosure of Your Information


Our office will not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally-identifiable information to outside parties without your consent, with the following exceptions:


  • This limitation does not include trusted outside service providers such as paralegals, website vendors and/or contractors, or investigators who may be used to perform research, perform clerical duties, provide technical support, handle case investigation, or otherwise act on our office's behalf, so long as those parties agree to keep your information confidential.
  • If we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party.
  • We may also share your information with third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when retaining our office.
  • We may be required to disclose personal information as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Professional Rules of Conduct for the State of Rhode Island or the Professional Rules of Conduct for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • We may be required to disclose personal information in connection with the transfer of our business assets.
  • We may disclose your information if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.


Information You Make Public


Some information regarding your activity on the site may be available to the public depending on your actions. Please read the following carefully:


  • If you voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information on this site, you may not be able to change or remove such postings once submitted. Such personally identifiable information may be used by visitors of these pages to send unsolicited messages. Our office is not responsible for any consequences which may occur from the use of personally identifiable information that you choose to submit to public pages.

  • If you use a public or shared computer to access our site or electronically communicate with our office, please make sure you log out and close any documents or communications before leaving the computer. If you fail to do so, whoever uses the computer after you may have access to your personal information. Our office is not responsible for any consequences of the disclosure of your information if you fail to log out or take other such precautions to protect your communications.


Third Parties


Our office provides links to outside websites, including social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, and informational sites such as the American Bar Association Journal. Except as otherwise expressly stated in this Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information our office collects from you. If you disclose your information to others on other sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you provide. Our office does not endorse, control, or make any representations about the privacy policies of third party sites, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third party sites where applicable. We encourage you to evaluate the security of any third party website before entering into any transactions or disclosing personal information.


Revision


Our office reserves the right to update and amend this policy from time to time. Each time you use the website, the current version of the policy applies. Accordingly, you should check the date of this policy notice (which appears at the bottom) and review for any changes since the last version.


Questions or Comments


If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policies, please either:


  • Send an e-mail to SRD@OceanStateLaw.com

  • Call our service hotline at (401) 203-0472

  • Write to us at: 24 Pettaconsett Ave., Unit F, Cranston, RI 02920


Effective January 8, 2015