Carruth Law LLC recognizes the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. As lawyers, we have a professional obligation to keep confidential all information we receive within a lawyer-client relationship. We are committed to protecting any personal information we hold. This Privacy Policy outlines how we manage your personal information and safeguard your privacy.

Why Does Carruth Law LLC Need Personal Information?

Carruth Law LLC provides legal services and products to a wide range of clients. In doing so, it produces direct marketing materials concerning its services and developments in the law.

What personal information do we collect?

Personal information is any information that identifies you, or by which your identity could be deduced. We need to collect certain personal information to provide you with legal services.

How do we collect your personal information?

We collect information only by lawful and fair means, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. Wherever possible we collect your personal information directly from you, both at the start of a retainer and throughout our representation.

On occasion, we may obtain information about you from other sources, for example: your financial planner; your real estate agent in a property transaction; your employer, if we are acting for you, at its request; your accountant.

In these situations, we will communicate to you the information we seek and the source we think will most likely have such information.

Consent

In most cases, we shall ask you to specifically consent, if we collect, use, or disclose your personal information. Sometimes, your consent may be implied through your conduct with us, such as by providing your name and phone number through our website contact form.

Use of Your Information

We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you, to administer your account (time and billing databases) and to include you in any direct marketing activities. If you tell us that you no longer wish to receive information about our services, or about new developments in the law, we will not send any further material.

Carruth Law LLC does not disclose your personal information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services. For example, we do not provide our client mailing lists to other law firms.

Disclosure of your Personal Information

Under certain circumstances, Carruth Law LLC will disclose your personal information: when we are required or authorized by law to do so, for example, if a court issues a subpoena; when you have consented to the disclosure; when the legal services we are providing to you requires us to give your information to third parties (for example a lender in a real estate mortgage transaction) your consent will be implied, unless you tell us otherwise; where it is necessary to establish or collect fees; if we engage a third party to provide administrative services to us (like computer back-up services or archival file storage) and the third party is bound by our privacy policy; if we engage expert witnesses on your behalf; if we retain other law firms at your request, and on your behalf; if the information is publicly available personal information.

Updating Your Information

Since we use your personal information to provide legal services to you, it is important that the information is accurate and up-to-date. If, during the course, of the retainer, any of your information changes, please inform us so that we can make any necessary changes.

Is My Personal Information Secure?

Carruth Law LLC takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that your personal information is kept safe from loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Among the steps taken to protect your information are: premises security; restricted file access to personal information; deploying technological safeguards like security software and firewalls to prevent hacking or unauthorized computer access; internal password and security policies.

Access to Your Personal Information

You may ask for access to any personal information we hold about you. Summary information is available on request. More detailed requests, which require archive or other retrieval, costs may be subject to our normal professional and disbursement fees.

Correcting Errors

If Carruth Law LLC holds information about you and you can establish that it is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, Carruth Law LLC will take reasonable steps to correct it.

Communicating with Us

When contacting us to send personal or confidential information, you should be aware that email is not 100% secure.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Since Carruth Law LLC regularly reviews all its policies and procedures, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time.

Requests for Access

If you have any questions or wish to access your personal information, please call our offices.

Web Site

Our website contains links to other sites, which are not governed by this privacy policy. On our website, like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize our web service. We may provide aggregated information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any identifiable personal information.