Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective: February 1, 2024 

Welcome to the privacy statement of The Hale Law Firm. References in this statement to “The Hale Law Firm,” “we,” “us” or “our” are to The Hale Law Firm, P.C. This privacy policy (“policy”) describes how The Hale Law Firm collects, uses and shares the personal information that you may provide when using our services, when accessing and using our website, (“Website”), or which we obtain through other means. This policy also describes the choices and rights that may be available to you regarding our use of your personal information, and how you can access and update this information.

Personal Information We Collect About You.  We may collect (and may have collected during the 12-month period prior to the effective date of this Statement) the following key categories of personal information about you:

  • Identifiers, (such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers);
  • Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, you, (such as your name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, driver’s license or state identification card number, passport details, insurance policy number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, photographic or CCTV images of you, and where legally permitted diversity, medical information or health insurance information and details of offences and related proceedings);
  • Professional or employment-related information, (such as employment candidacy information, including educational qualifications, contact, resume, and salary information as part of submissions for employment opportunities).

Any other information relating to you which you may provide to us. If you do not provide certain personal information, it may delay or prevent us from providing certain services to you.

How Your Personal Information is Collected.  We may collect personal information from you by telephone, text or email, in person or via our Website:

  • In the course of providing legal services to you, if you are one of our clients;
  • During the course of dealings with you for, or on behalf of, a client;
  • When you visit, make an enquiry or make an application for employment to us, including through our Website or otherwise;
  • When you attend a seminar or other event provided by us;
  • When you request to receive information from us;
  • When you offer or provide services to us, and/or
  • Additionally, when you contact us for these or any other reason, we may monitor and keep a record of that correspondence (in whatever form).

We may also collect information:

  • From publicly accessible sources (such as government databases or electronic data resources);
  • Directly from a third party (such as our clients or other law firms, our service providers for the online services and our products and services, marketing and advertising partners); or
  • From a third party with your consent (such as your bank, financing partners, affiliate partners).

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies. As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better service.

The technologies we collect through automatic data collection technologies may include cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

We may use third party analytics, including Google Analytics. You can opt out from the use of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add On.

Links to Other Websites.  Our Website may contain links to the websites of third parties whose privacy practices may differ from ours. If you submit personal information to any of these third-party sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit or link to from our Website.

How and Why We Use Your Personal Information.  We may use personal information for the following purposes:

  • For the performance of a contract to which you are party or in relation to services being provided to our clients;
  • To respond to your requests;
  • To promote our services including delivery of publications or information regarding events;
  • To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
  • For our legitimate interests or those of a third party, meaning we have a business or commercial reason to use the personal information and we can balance those needs with your interests, rights and freedom;
  • Where you have given consent; and/or
  • In relation to our recruitment and employment initiatives.

In addition to the foregoing, we may use your data for other related purposes which include maintaining our client relations and in relation to the furtherance and administration of our business:

  • To comply with our legal obligations, for example, to comply with Money Laundering Regulations or for fraud monitoring, and prevention;
  • To adhere to our business policies to ensure that we provide the best service to you and our clients;
  • To maintain the integrity and security of our IT services, to keep your personal and confidential data safe;
  • To improve and further our business initiatives, such as to perform data analysis, audits, enhance, improve, or modify our website or services; monitor client trends; determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns; and operate and expand our business activities;
  • For marketing purposes where you have provided your consent or where it is in our legitimate interests for us to provide you with information about our services and to advise you of news and industry updates, events, reports and other information; and/or
  • Where the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Who We Share Your Personal Information With.  We will not sell any of your personal data to any outside organization. We only disclose your personal data to third parties as is reasonably necessary to carry out the permitted uses described in this policy. For example, we may share personal data with:

  • Other The Hale Law Firm offices including employees, agents, consultants and sub-contractors who assist us in running our business;
  • Third parties engaged in the course of the services we provide to our clients including local counsel and technology service providers such as e-discovery or data room management services;
  • Third parties involved in hosting, organizing or providing services for events or seminars;
  • Third parties we use to help us run our business, such as benefits administrators, marketing agencies, website hosts, technical and customer support contractors, and other service providers who are required to keep the personal data confidential and are prohibited from using it other than to carry out their services on our behalf;
  • Our successors in the event of a sale, merger, acquisition, or similar transaction affecting the relevant portion of our business; and/or
  • Legal and governmental authorities or other third parties, to the extent required to comply with a legal order or applicable law.

We may also disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide, as described in this privacy policy:

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights, property, or the safety of our company, our customers, or others; and/or
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or
  • With your consent.

We may transfer information about you between countries if required for a relevant purpose, as described above. These may include countries which do not provide the same level of protection as the laws of your home country. However, we will at all times ensure a level of protection for your data at least as protective as that required in the United States.

How Long Your Personal Information Will Be Kept. We retain your personal data only for as long as is appropriate for our relationship with you, in accordance with our retention policies, and in accordance with applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate. We will, in particular, retain your personal data where required for us to assert or defend against legal claims until the end of the relevant retention period or until the claims in question have been settled.

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and on our systems. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our services. Any transmission of personal information to us is at your own risk.

Changes to This Privacy Notice.  We may update this policy from time to time. We will always post the then-current version of this policy on our Website and will indicate at the top of the policy the date on which the latest version took effect. Please review this policy from time to time to stay updated on our privacy practices.

How to Contact Us.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this privacy policy, or the information we hold about you.

Mail: 417 W. Main Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
John D. Hale, Appointed Person
Phone: 888-425-3911 or 214-446-5080

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