Privacy Policy2019-04-11T13:42:42-07:00

Privacy Policy

Effective January 1, 2019

Hackler Flynn & Associates, APC (“HFA,” “we” or “us”) respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy  applies to all individuals who access our website (www.hacklerflynnlaw.com) as well as our blogs, alerts, newsletters, social media sites or programs and other communication services provided on or through the Internet, and any data received from clients in relation to our legal services (the “Services”). By using our website or by retaining our Service, you consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The effective date of the current Privacy Policy is noted at the top of this page. If we make any material changes to the way we collect, use, share or process the personal information that you have provided, we will notify you by posting a notice of the changes in a clear and conspicuous manner on the HFA website. To the extent required by applicable data protection laws, we will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Policy changes.

If you have any concerns or questions about your privacy or use of our Services, please contact us at 597 Monterey Pass Road, Monterey Park, CA 91754, 323-247-7030.

  1. Information We May Collect

When you use our Services, we collect personal information about your use of our Services and information that you send us.Throughout this policy, we use the term “personal information” to describe information that identifies you or makes you identifiable. Information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific individual is not “personal information.”

We may collect and store the following information when running the Service:

  • Information You Provide Voluntarily. We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us, including but not limited to, when you communicate via email or other channels with us, when you seek career information, when you submit an application for a position with us, when you respond to our communications or requests for information, or when you retain us for legal services. The information you provide may include your name, contact information, title, and information about the organization with which you are affiliated. In relation to career information, the information you provide may also include employment history and qualifications. We only collect the personal information we need to allow us to respond to your request and/or provide the particular service you have sought.

Unless specifically requested and you use the method that we identify for such purpose, we request that you not send us any confidential or sensitive information.

  • Information We Collect Automatically.
  • Device Information. We may collect information about devices you use to access the Services and how you use the Services, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
  • Performance and Log Data. Our servers automatically record information created by your use of our Services, which may include information such as, but not limited to, your IP address, browser type, operating system, command line information, and diagnostic information related to the Services. For instance, when we send you an email, we may collect certain information including the nature of the email, whether you opened our email, action you took upon receipt of our email (e.g. whether you opened it or deleted it), or your name and contact information.
  • Cookies. We use cookies to display information more effectively, store, on a user’s computer or device information about the user’s preferences and settings, gather statistical information about the use of our Service to improve our design and functionality, and for security purposes. Cookies are small data files that we transfer to your device to collect information about your use of our Services, including whether you spent more time on a certain part of the Services or whether you experienced any technical issues. Cookies can be recognized by the website that downloaded them or other websites that use the same cookies. Some of the functions performed by cookies are strictly necessary for us to be able to offer you our Services, while other cookies provide us with valuable insight about how we can improve our Services or help us with marketing our products and services to you based on your interests and preferences. Strictly necessary cookies, for example, help you navigate from page to page; detect, prevent, and mitigate malicious and fraudulent activities on our Services; and support and enable other security features. Functional cookies collect information about how you use our Services, provide you with certain functions on our Services, and they remember your preferences. Our marketing cookies allow us to collect information about your interactions with our marketing activities, such as parts of our website and our emails. Such cookies measure how you interact with our marketing communications to determine, among other things, how effective a marketing campaign is.Advertising cookies deliver relevant advertisements to you off of our Services. Our advertising partners will collect information about your interaction with their advertisements to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaign and to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you want to withdraw your consent for us to use cookies, you will need to delete your cookies using your Internet browser settings.Some third-party analytics and marketing cookie service providers allow you to opt-out with them directly. We currently only use Google Analytics. If you would like to opt-out of such cookies, please go to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout (requires a browser add-on).Our retention periods for cookie information depend on whether the cookie is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. We use “persistent cookies” to save information about you for longer periods of time, while “session” cookies are deleted when you close your browser or after a short period of time. Persistent cookies are stored for varied lengths of time depending on the purpose of the cookie collection and tool used. We do not control interest-based advertising cookies on our Services. If you would like more information about such cookies or to opt out of having your cookie information used by companies that are part of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit networkadvertising.org/choices.

Please note that we do not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that may allow you to opt out of the collection of information across networks of websites and online services as there is no standard for how online services should respond to such signals. As standards develop, we may develop policies for responding to do-not-track signals that we will describe in this Privacy Policy.

When you engage us to provide you with legal services, we collect and use personal information which is necessary for the performance of those services, which is usually information you voluntarily provide to us. This can include: your name, email address, contact information the company you work for, your position; identification and background information, financial information, such as payment related information, information about third parties that you provide to us, and other personal informationas is relevant to our representation of you.

  1. How and Why We Use Your Information

We process your information to inform you about our Services, new legal and policy developments, relevant information in the industries we serve, and our marketing events. Without your personal information, we cannot provide our Services to you.

We also process your personal information when you contact us, such as with questions, concerns, feedback, disputes or issues. Without your personal information, we cannot respond to you or ensure your continued use and enjoyment of the Services.

We use your personal information to actively monitor, investigate, prevent and mitigate any alleged or actual prohibited, illicit or illegal activities on our Services; investigate, prevent, or mitigate violations of our terms, agreements or policies; and enforce our agreements with third parties and partners. We cannot perform our Services in accordance with our terms, agreements or policies without processing your personal information for such purposes.

We are committed to ensuring your safety and continued enjoyment of our Services. To do so, we use your personal information to combat spam, malware, malicious activities or security risks; improve and enforce our security measures; and to monitor and verify your identity so that unauthorized users do not access your account with us. We cannot ensure the security of our Services if we do not process your personal information for security purposes.

We process your personal information when you seek employment with us to evaluate you as a candidate for the position. Without your personal information, we cannot evaluate your qualifications for employment.

  1. Information Sharing

We do not sell, exchange, transfer, or give your information to any other company or individual for any reason except as set forth below:

Our Service Providers. With your consent only, we share information with our service providers, suppliers, subcontractors, and similar third parties who provide services to us, or act on our behalf so that they can assist us with the maintenance of our Service. Our contracts with these service providers prohibit them from using or sharing with others, for other purposes than as directed by us, the information that we provide to them, or that they collect directly from our users.

Corporate Reorganization. We may transfer information to a third party in case of the reorganization, sale, merger, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, asset or stocks, including in the event of corporate restructuring. We reserve the right, as part of this transaction, to transfer or assign information we have collected from users of the Services to these third parties. Except as otherwise provided by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred user information will be subject to policies that are consistent with the policies described in this Privacy Policy. However, any information that a user submits or that is collected after that transfer may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor entity.

Law Enforcement Requests. We may use, share, or disclose information about users in order to address legal concerns or liabilities, especially when we believe, in our sole discretion, that (a) a user has misused the Service such as to gain unauthorized access to any system, engaged in spamming, denial of service attacks, or similar attack; (b) disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our Terms of Use to respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity; to protect legal rights or defend against legal claims; to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

Your Consent. We will disclose your information to a person you have given us your consent to disclose to.

  1. Links to Third Party Services

Our Service may include links to third party services where you might be able to post comments, reviews, or view third party information. The use of these third party services may result in the collection and sharing of information about you by these third party services.

This Privacy Policy does not address the information practices of any third party. The inclusion of a link on our website or on our Service to a third party’s service does not imply endorsement of the third party’s data handling practices, and does not imply that the third party’s practices are covered by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these entities.

  1. How We Keep Your Information Secure

We use reasonable measures to protect user information within HFA against unauthorized or unlawful access or processing, and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage. Even though HFA makes reasonable efforts to protect information in its custody, no data storage or transmission over the Internet and no security system is fully secure. Thus, we cannot guarantee the security of any information we may have collected or received from you or transmitted to you.

If you believe your information is not secure due to a problem in our systems, please immediately notify us of the problem at 597 Monterey Pass Road, Monterey Park, CA 91754, 323-247-7030.

  1. Retention

We retain information about users for as long as necessary to perform the activities described in this Privacy Notice, or where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so, such as for legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.

When our legitimate interest for retaining your personal information ceases to exist, we will delete your information. To the extent residual information remains within our databases, back-ups or other records and we are unable to anonymize it we will isolate such information from further processing until deletion is possible.

  1. Children’s Information

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 16. If we become aware that an individual under 16 is submitting information, we will delete the information as soon as possible from our database.