Privacy Policy

Last Modified August 21, 2017

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP (“Donahue Fitzgerald”) values the privacy concerns of visitors to our website.  This privacy policy is meant to help you understand the types of information that we collect, how we use this information, and the choices that you can make.  By using our website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and any updates that we make.  If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy please contact us here.

  1. Scope.
  2. Information we collect.
  3. How we use the information we collect.
  4. How we share the information we collect.
  5. Security.
  6. Children’s Online Privacy.
  7. Your California Rights.
  8. Access and control of your personal information.
  9. How to contact us.
  10. Changes to our privacy policy.

1. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to the Donahue Fitzgerald website located at donahue.com.  Our website is controlled, operated, and administered from within the United States.

1.1  Third Party Links

Our website may contain links to third party websites for your convenience.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other third parties and any information you submit to a third party is subject to their privacy policy.  Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website, application, or other online service, we encourage you to read the privacy policy applicable to that third party.

2. Information We Collect

2.1  Information You Provide 

“Personal information” is the information that identifies you as an individual.[i]  We collect your personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us.  For example, we collect your personal information when you contact us with a question or concern, when you remit payment, sign up to receive marketing communications, or when you contact us regarding legal services.

The types of information we collect depends on the features you use and may include:

  • Name and Contact InformationWe collect your first and last name, email address, telephone number, postal address and other similar contact data.
  • Business information. We collect information about you such as your job title, company or organization name, and the types of information and marketing communication you are interested in receiving from us.
  • Billing Information. If you choose to utilize the “remit payment” feature, we collect the data necessary to process your payment, such as your payment card number or billing address.

2.2  Information Collected Automatically

We use Google Analytics to collect aggregated information that does not personally identify you.  When you visit our website, we automatically receive information such as your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, your operating system and browser type, the web pages you visit on our website, the address of any referring website, and your geographic location.  This information is used in the aggregate to operate, maintain, and manage our website and related services.  For example, we may calculate the number of visitors to a specific webpage on our website.

2.3  Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies to collect and analyze aggregated information about how our website is used.  Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored on your browser while you visit a website.  Cookies track how you use a website and enable the site to remember your preferences.  Many web browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically, but you may change your cookie preferences through the options available in your web browser.  By choosing not to receive cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of certain features of our website.

You can learn more about Google Analytics at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and you may choose to opt-out by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

3. How We Use The Information We Collect

3.1  To Provide and Improve Our Services

We use your information to provide services that you have requested.  We may also use your information to understand how our visitors access or use our website.

3.2  To Communicate With You

We use your personal information to respond to you when you contact us.  We also use your personal information to communicate with you about our services, as well as to provide marketing information that we believe may interest you.  We are committed to providing you with the choice not to receive certain marketing information.  To update your preferences or to opt-out, please see Section 8 below, or click here.

3.3  To Process Payment

For your convenience, our website includes a link to LawPay®, our payment vendor.  If you choose to use this payment feature, we use your personal information to provide LawPay® with the information necessary to process your payment.

4. How We Share The Information We Collect

4.1  Third Party Service Providers

We may share your personal information with third parties to perform services on our behalf such as, processing payments, providing technical services, fulfilling a service you have requested, or facilitating marketing communications and activities.  These third parties may only use the personal information that is necessary to perform the function required and may not use it for any other purpose.  We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their own independent use without your permission.

4.1.1  Payment Processing

Payment information that you submit via the remit payment link on our website is processed by LawPay® and is subject to LawPay® policies and terms.  We encourage you to review the LawPay® privacy policy located at: https://lawpay.com/privacy/.

LawPay® provides us with a receipt of your transaction so that we may confirm that your payment has been completed.  These receipts include certain invoice information such as your name, contact information, and method of payment.

4.2  Social Media

Your personal information may be disclosed in connection with your social media activity.  If you connect or otherwise choose to engage with Donahue Fitzgerald on social media, the social media site may collect your information or may share information with us about your use of its services.  Information you choose to share in a social media post may also be disclosed to any third party capable of viewing that post.  Please review the social media site’s privacy policy and privacy settings to control how your information is shared.

4.3  To Comply With Legal Obligations

We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your personal information if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so, or that it is reasonably necessary to detect, prevent, and address security, technical issues, or fraud.

4.4  Business Use

We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your personal information in order to protect the rights of the business, its property, its employees and others, or to enforce our billing or contracts.

In the unlikely event that Donahue Fitzgerald is involved in a merger, acquisition, sale, dissolution or other change in ownership, your personal information may be among the transferred business assets.

5. Security

We take the security of your personal information seriously.  Donahue Fitzgerald maintains certain physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to protect the integrity and confidentiality of your personal information.  Data transmitted through our website is protected using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.  While no transmission over the Internet or method of data storage is 100% secure, we take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of your personal information.

6. Children’s Online Privacy

Our website is not directed at or intended for use by children.  If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information, we will take steps to immediately delete it.

7. Your California Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.  We do not disclose personally identifiable information to any third party for direct marketing purposes.

7.1  California Do Not Track Disclosure

Do Not Track is a privacy preference that can be set in a web browser.  At this time we do not respond to Do Not Track browser settings or signals.  For more information about Do Not Track, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.

8.Access And Control Of Your Personal Information

We are committed to providing you with the opportunity to manage how we collect and use your personal information at any time.

  • You may choose to opt-out of certain email communications by following the instructions in the email to unsubscribe.
  • You may also contact us directly to exercise your choice to receive our email, postal mail, or telephone communications, or to request access to, correct, or delete your personal information.

9. How To Contact Us

For questions about our Privacy Policy, to make choices about receiving marketing communications, or if you have a request to access, correct or delete your personal information, please contact us by email with the subject line “Privacy Question,” or by postal mail at:

Email:  info@donahue.com

Postal Mail:

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
Attention:  Privacy Question
1999 Harrison Street, 25th Floor
Oakland, California 94612

We will respond to your communication within a reasonable amount of time.  Please be aware that we may be unable to delete certain information if we are required by law to preserve it.

10. Changes To Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 21, 2017.  From time to time it may become necessary to update or change our Privacy Policy and we encourage you to periodically check here for the most current version.  If material changes are made, we will provide you with appropriate notice, which may include conspicuous notice on our website or email notification.  Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

 


[i] Personal information means “personally identifiable information,” as defined by California Business and Professions Code Section 22577.