The Smith Law Firm of Iowa, PLC (collectively “Smith Law,” “We,” “Us,” “Our”) maintains the privacy of visitors to our website, our clients and prospective clients, and any other individuals about whom Smith Law obtains personal information from (“you,” “your”).
Please read the following Privacy Statement which explains data collection practices that include your choices, regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information and other certain information by The Smith Law Firm.
The data controller of your personal information is The Smith Law Firm which also provides the service to you. Please note that if you contact us to assist you, for your safety and ours, Smith Law may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.
Collection of Information
Although you are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of our website, you may choose to do so by completing certain contact or marketing forms.
Moreover, as you navigate within the website, Smith Law may collect and track your personal information, either by asking you to tell us something about yourself or by using data-tracking software that tells us what parts of the website you have browsed.
You agree that we may collect and maintain the following information and that Smith Law may use such aggregated information for internal analysis or for marketing purposes.
Personal Information: If you choose to contact us, you may provide us your personal information such as your name, email address, address or postal code, and telephone number. Smith Law further collects this information in other ways, including when you use our service, interact with us by email, or participate in case research.
Additional Information: The Smith Law Firm may collect other information about you, such as your IP address, geographic information, cookies, web browser type and operating system you use, and any other information that your web browsing software or Internet Service Provider automatically provides to our Site.
Login Information: Depending on the services you use, you may provide us with login information like username and password.
Location Information: We may receive information about your location. Smith Law may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our website.
Uplink Information: We may keep track of how you interact with links across our website, including email notifications and third-party services. Smith Law may redirect your clicks (i) to help improve your website experience; (ii) to provide you with relevant advertising; and (iii) to enable aggregate click statistics that show us how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Use of Information
By using the website you expressly assent to the collection and use of the limited information identified above. We will use your information: (i) to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our website; (ii) to process your contact information; and (ii) to communicate with you on these and other topics. Except as provided in the “Information Sharing and Disclosure” section below, The Smith Law Firm does not currently share or sell any information you provide to us. Smith Law further does not collect personally identifiable information beyond that which is identified in this document or in the Terms of Service.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
The Smith Law Firm does not sell our users’ private personal information. We may share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy.
With Your Consent: We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction or when facilitating your request for a free case evaluation.
Third Party Vendors: We may share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, in that the information cannot reasonably be used to identify you. Smith Law disclose de-identified data to third parties in connection with website analysis and marketing. De-identification removes your identity and personal data from our website database and employs anonymisation and pseudonymisation data in lieu of your own to protect your privacy and personal information.
To Protect Rights and Property: We may disclose information about you when Smith Law believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Smith Law Firm or the rights of the public at large.
Business Transfers: In connection with any reorganization, restructuring, merger or sale, or other transfer of assets, we will transfer your information, including your personal information, provided that the receiving party agrees to respect your personal information in a manner that is consistent with our Privacy Statement.
Your Information and Rights
You can request access to your personal information Smith Law holds about you. Please contact us at 515-212-4000 to make requests or if you have any other questions regarding our privacy practices.
Smith Law may reject requests that are unreasonable or not required by law, including those that would be extremely impractical, could require disproportionate technical effort, or could expose us to operational risks such as free trial fraud. We may retain information as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
Smith Law uses reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will provide notice of any such changes in accordance with law. Your continued use of The Smith Law Firm service after any such updates take effect will constitute acceptance of those changes. If you do not accept any updates to this Privacy Statement, you may refuse to use our services by leaving our website.
Effective: February 17, 2020.