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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how Maxfield Peterson collects, uses and discloses certain personal information obtained through our Site.The Maxfield Peterson website (“the Site”) provides information about the legal services we offer and/or other general information and resources. The content of this Site does not convey legal, accounting, tax, career or other professional advice of any kind. Your use of this Site does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you and Maxfield Peterson, nor will any information you submit to us via this Site or by electronic mail be considered a lawyer-client communication or otherwise be treated as confidential or privileged in the absence of a pre-existing express agreement by us to the contrary.

What information we collect and maintain about you​

In general, you can visit our Site without telling us who you are or sharing any information that personally identifies you ("Personally Identifiable Information"). However, throughout our Site, you may voluntarily submit Personally Identifiable Information. Maxfield Peterson only collects Personally Identifiable Information about you if you choose to share it with us. For example, you may subscribe to one of our blogs by providing your email address to us, or you may submit Personally Identifiable Information for a job application on our Site. You may also choose to provide Personally Identifiable Information by contacting an individual Maxfield Peterson professional via an email address provided in a hyperlink. Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, e-mail address, physical address, and phone number.

How we use your information

We use your information to administer services and to improve the Site. Our primary use of personal information is to respond to requests for information, to promote the smooth and efficient administration of the Site, and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you or your business. We provide this information to you through the Site, by e-mail or by postal mail. If you have opted into receiving communications from the firm, we may provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. We will give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing communications.

Whom we share your information with

We use various third parties to operate the Site, including, for example, our providers of professional, consulting, marketing, communications and business development services. We may disclose personally identifiable information to such entities as needed for them to perform their specific tasks under our instructions, subject to this policy. In addition, we may disclose information that you expressly authorize; as required by law or when we believe that such disclosure is necessary in connection with a judicial proceeding or to comply with a court order, law or regulation applicable to us or the Site; as we reasonably determine to be necessary to protect our property or assert our legal rights; or as we reasonably determine to be necessary to protect the property or safety of any other person. We may assemble collective, non-individually identifiable profiles of Site users and their activities and interests, which may be disclosed to third parties in our discretion.

Choice

To opt out of receiving marketing communications from us or, to be removed entirely as a registered user of the Site, notify us at admin@maxfieldpeterson.com.

How you can access or correct your information

If you have created a user account on our Site, we will provide you with access to your information upon your request so you may view, update or correct it. To protect your privacy and security, we also employ measures to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we employ physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect online. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Site or to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

Cookies

We use "cookies" on the Site. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the Site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. You can configure your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or refuse it. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser.

Children's Privacy

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If we receive Personally Identifiable Information that we discover was provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly destroy such information. Schools and parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider the use of other means to provide a child-friendly, online environment. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission home page at http://www.ftc.gov.

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents may request certain information regarding our disclosures in the prior calendar year, if any, of their Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at: admin@maxfieldpeterson.com with "California Privacy Rights Request" in the subject line. You must include sufficient detail for us to locate your file; at a minimum, your name, email and postal address.

California "Do Not Track" Disclosures

We do not track your on-line activity across other websites, nor do we knowingly permit any third-parties to conduct online tracking of you while you are visiting our Site.

Application of United States Laws

Our Site is based on computers located in the United States. Your Personally Identifiable Information will be used and stored in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may differ from the level of protection as in other parts of the world.

Changes to our privacy policy

We regularly review our privacy policy to ensure that it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personal information and we may make changes to our privacy policy to keep it current with industry standards. We will post the date of the most recent revisions on this page. Check this page to make sure that you are current and up-to-date on our privacy policy. Your use of the Site means that you accept our privacy policy. By your continued use of the Site, you impliedly consent to the terms of any revised privacy policy we may post.

How to contact us

Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, email admin@maxfieldpeterson.com.