We collect personal and non-personal information when you provide it to us in the course of using our Website. The personal information that we may collect based on the information you choose to provide to us when you choose to fill out a ‘Contact Us’ form, includes your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. The non-personal information that we may collect includes your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address. The non-personal information is not used by us to personally identify you and is not readily usable for that purpose.
In addition, if you communicate with us regarding the Website or any of our services we collect any information that you provide to us during the course of our communication.
We may use analytic and reporting technologies to record non-personal information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, operating system types, click patterns, and the dates and times that the Website and our services are accessed by you. We may in contract with a third party to help us manage, monitor and optimize our Website and measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and use of the Website. We may use web beacons and cookies (described below) for this purpose.
Lastly, we may supplement the personal information you provide with personal information available from other sources, such as public databases, data aggregators, and other commercially available sources.
We use your personal information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our Website and the products and services we offer and sell, and to provide customer support. However, we may use your Personal Information to:
We use the non-personal information we collect to track the use of the Website and to assist us in providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving our Website and the services we offer and sell.
We will disclose your personal information to protect or enforce our legal rights and policies, to protect or enforce the legal rights of a third party, or as we in good faith believe we are required to do so by law (such as to comply with a subpoena or court order, for example).
We may contract with various third parties who help us provide, maintain and improve the Website and the services we provide and the services we offer and sell and such third parties may have access to your personal information in order to perform their services. For example, we use a third party to process payments made to us, and may subcontract out production, fulfillment, analytics, reporting or other operations. We may contract with third party contractors to help us manage, monitor and optimize our Website and the services we offer and sell. We may also use third party contractors to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, and communications. We will enter into confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements with all third parties that have access to your personal information which will prohibit them from using or disclosing your personal information except for the purpose of providing services to use. We intend to take commercially reasonable steps to enforce such non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements if and when we become aware of any violations.
We may disclose non-personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, and others. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information.
This Website has been prepared by Proper Defense for informational purposes only and does not constitute the provision of legal advice. The content provided via this Website is not intended to create, and receipt of it shall not constitute creation of, an attorney-client relationship between the user and Proper Defense. Users of this Website should not act upon content without seeking professional counsel. In addition, do not send us confidential information until you speak with one of our attorneys and receive our authorization to send that information to us.
The information may contain descriptions of matters in which Proper Defense successfully represented its clients. The results of these matters were dependent on their specific circumstances, and are in no way intended to be predictive of future results, even in similar circumstances, or offer any type of guarantee or assurance of outcome. Information pertaining to Proper Defense clients may not reflect the opinions of such clients.
This Website is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation, but may be deemed an advertisement in certain jurisdictions.
You agree that electronic mail sent to you by Proper Defense will not be treated as confidential or invoke an attorney-client privilege. However, if you send electronic mail to Proper Defense and you are an existing client of Proper Defense such electronic mail may be entitled to be treated as confidential or privileged but such a designation cannot be guaranteed. You acknowledge that electronic mail and the Internet are generally insecure media of communications and Proper Defense cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any electronic mail sent to or received by it or any information submitted by you to Proper Defense through this Website.
Proper Defense’s principal office is in Fresno, California. Proper Defense’s responsible attorney for this Website is Sally Vecchiarelli.
A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than a 1×1 pixel that is placed on a web page or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Website or receiving the e-mail.
Cookies and web beacons used by us will not be linked to your personal information.
Plug-ins for social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Instagram, Windows and Google plus (among others), are integrated on this Website. By interacting with us through a social media plug-in, certain information will be transmitted to the related social network, and you permit us to have on-going access to information from your social network profile.
We consider protecting the security of your personal information as very important. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we do not guarantee absolute security. We are not responsible for the unauthorized acts of others and we assume no liability for any disclosure of information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access (such as through hacking) or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.
Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. We are committed to working with appropriate regulatory authorities to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal information that we cannot resolve with our clients directly.
For your own protection, you should exercise care with the information you share over the Internet. You should always use a secure browser and exercise good judgment in using passwords, such as using a combination of upper and lower-case letters, numbers, special characters, and you should avoid using the same or similar passwords across multiple sites.
We may reject requests to change or delete information that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, requiring the development of new systems or fundamental changes to existing systems), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (such as information stored on backups).
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with us may choose to opt out of our sharing their contact information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and you wish to opt out, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you no longer wish to receive any communications from us, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each email communication or by emailing us at email@example.com. If you need assistance you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., Social Security numbers, credit card or other payment card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership, on or through the Services or otherwise to us.
This Website and service are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information through the Website, you consent to this transfer.