Michel & Associates, P.C. collects information from you when you visit our website, provide your name or other personal information on our site, submit a legal question to our “helpdesk,” or subscribe to our newsletter or news updates.
When registering or subscribing on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter the following information: your name, email address, mailing address, or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. If you are seeking a legal consultation or are asking to retain us for legal services, you may enter additional personally-identifiable information germane to your legal matter or question, including personally-identifiable information that would otherwise be considered an attorney-client communication if made in a face-to-face setting, written in a letter or email, or disclosed to an attorney during a telephone call.
What We Use Your Personally-identifiable and Non-personally-identifiable Information for
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
How We Protect Your Information
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you submit your personal information. These measures include segregated access to the personal information we collect from you and storage of your information on monitored and password-protected computers servers located within our offices.
Yes, cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your internet web browser, if you allow, that enables the site’s or service provider’s system to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
You can prevent these targeted advertisements from appearing in your browser by clearing your browser cache and deleting our cookies after you have visited our site. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most sites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.
We may also use a cookie or persistent cookie to store your login and password information if you have been provided login information by us to access case information off of a case “backpage” maintained on our server. This persistent cookie may be also augmented by a “Remember Password” feature offered by your web browser. Most web browsers include the option of declining to remember login and password information. You can remove the persistent cookie by clearing your browser cache and deleting our cookies after you have visited our site.
Do We Honor “Do Not Track” Settings in Web Browsers?
Yes, we honor “Do Not Track” settings in internet web browsers. Many browsers offer the user the option to ask websites to not track them when the user visits that site through their web browser. Such a setting can usually be found under the “Settings” or similar menu in their web browser. If your browser offers this setting and you select “Do Not Track” or a similar setting, we will not place cookies into browser’s cache for purposes of tracking your subsequent browsing history and offering you targeted advertisements.
Please note, however, that selecting Do Not Track does not prevent Google or other companies from placing their own cookies into your browser cache, and based on your history of visiting our website and others, building a “profile” of you that is used to offer you targeted advertising from their strategic partners based upon your history and profile.
Do We Disclose Any Information to Outside Parties?
When you submit a request for a legal consultation or retention to our helpdesk, we do not sell, trade, or transfer to outside parties for monetary gain your personally-identifiable information, and we treat such information as confidential. For purposes of server or website maintenance, we may, where appropriate, allow access to your personally-identifiable information by affiliated third-parties who assist us in operating our site and computer servers, but such access is only given for the purpose of servicing our site and servers, and those vendors are required to agree to keep your information confidential as a condition of servicing our site or servers.
Some of your personally-identifiable information submitted through our helpdesk may be stored on our vendors’ computer servers in lieu of being stored on our own servers. We contract with our vendors to supply certain client intake and information storage services, and as part of such contracting with those vendors, agree with them to safeguard your information with the same privacy protections we supply for information stored on our own servers. Among the vendors whom we use to store some of your personally-identifiable information includes LawKick, Inc. d/b/a Lexicata.com.
If you would like to opt out of sharing information with our strategic mission and advertising partners for purposes of targeted advertising campaigns, newsletters, or news updates, or you would like to change any other aspect of how we handle your personally-identifiable information, please contact us via telephone at (562) 216-4444 or via email at helpdesk (at) michellawyers (dot) com. You may also write to us at Michel & Associates, P.C., 180 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 200, Long Beach, California 90802.
Third-party Access to Personally-identifiable Information
Other than as is specifically described above, no other third party is given or has access to your personally-identifiable information.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy, Michel & Associates, P.C. has taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties in a manner varying from the policies identified here, or without your express or implied consent (where applicable).
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
In compliance with the requirements of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.