Effective Date: May 15, 2023
Information We Collect: We collect the following personal information from you when you fill out a contact form on our website, download our educational content, or otherwise communicate with us through our website: (a) Your name, the name of your business, or both; (b) Email address; (c) Telephone number(s); and (d) sometimes, a general description of your legal problem.
You provide this information set forth above. It is not automatically “collected” by us. What you provide allows us to contact you, assist you with a legal problem, provide you with information and insights, provide you with educational materials and content related to our law practice areas, and answer any questions you might have—all before, and not contingent upon, you retaining us as your attorneys.
We do automatically collect certain information about your device and your use of our website through cookies and other tracking technologies. This may include your IP address, browser type, device type, and referring/exit pages. This information is used to improve our website and personalize your experience.
Information Sharing: We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except in the following limited circumstances: (a) We may share your information with our trusted service providers who assist us in operating our website and providing legal services to you. (b) We may share your information in response to a lawful request for information from a government authority or if we believe it is necessary to comply with applicable laws or protect our legal rights, unless the information sharing would infringe upon your rights, including, but not limited to, your Fifth Amendment Rights under the U.S. and Michigan Constitutions, the attorney-client privilege, our an obligation to keep confidences and secrets under the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct and the Michigan Rules of Evidence, or any other applicable Michigan or federal law.
Third-Party Links: Our website may contain links to third-party websites that are not operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites and encourage you to review their privacy policies before providing any personal information.
Data Security: We take reasonable measures to protect the personal information we collect from you against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure.
Data Retention: We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Marc E. Thomas
Mark R. Bendure
Bendure & Thomas, PLLC