As professionals engaged in providing legal services to clients, Sparks Law Office, P.C. (“Sparks Law”) is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and personal information. First and foremost, Sparks Law strictly adheres to the rules of professional conduct and the duties imposed on us to preserve and protect confidential client information.
We do not sell or market your Personal Information. We may use Personal Information, when in our interest, for the following legitimate purposes to:
- contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries
- personalize your visit and use of our Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services
- carry out, monitor, analyze, and improve our business or website operations
- conduct our recruiting and selection process
- provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you and administer matters in which you may be involved
- communicate with you regarding business, legal, or law firm developments that may be of interest to you unless you tell us that you prefer we not provide such communications. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications.
- enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
- comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance, or professional obligations that may apply to us, including anti-money laundering requirements. Where Personal Information is necessary for the firm to carry out its anti-money laundering checks, failure to provide such information may result in the firm not being able to provide representation.
As we perform our professional obligations to protect our clients confidential information, Sparks Law Office, P.C. maintains reasonable and appropriate procedural safeguards to maintain confidentiality of and avoid unauthorized access to Personal Information received by both physical and electronic means, including use of our Internet Services. We cannot guarantee that our safeguards will always work. We require consultants, suppliers, and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors to comply with applicable data protection laws and regulations.
We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Statement and in our applicable policies. If you wish to obtain more details on our information practices, please refer to the “Contact Us” section below.
Sparks Law Office, P.C. will not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm, except, when necessary to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy, and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of legal claims, defenses, or for our compliance matters.
A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. Cookies can be usefully divided into two different types: session and persistent. Session cookies differ from persistent cookies primarily in that session cookies are temporary and expire and are normally deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer after you close your browser until they are deleted either because they expire or you delete them.
Although the firm uses the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provider to use Personal Information about the users of our Internet Services.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain, or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18.
The firm does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.
All questions and concerns can be directed to Sparks Law Office, P.C., 408 W. US Hwy 40, Suite 201, Troy, IL 62294.
Sparks Law Office, P.C. reserves the right to revise this Statement at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for our Internet Services, Sparks Law Office, P.C. will post it on this website and relevant Internet Services.