Roche Pia LLC takes reasonable precautions to safeguard PII and other personal and confidential information which comes into its possession against improper disclosure to or misuse by third parties.
Collection of Personal Information
Roche Pia may collect certain personally-identifiable information (“PII”) about you when you visit our website. As an example, if you submit information via the “Contact Us” form, we may collect your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other information you voluntarily provide in such contact.
We may also receive information about you from third party sources.
Similar to other websites, certain information may be automatically gathered. This includes, for example, such things as IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. This type of information could be used to analyze trends, to administer our Website and our Services, to improve the content and performance of our Website and Services, and to track users’ movements around the Website. This type of information may sometimes be linked to PII. Some aspects of this data can be collected by way of information sent via your web browser. Cookies and other tracking technologies can also collect such information. To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies that may be used on the Website and electronic communications please see below (“Cookies” section).
Use of PII
The information and data we collect is principally used, if at all, to provide our Website and Services. This includes use in connection with the following:
Providing Legal Services: We may use and disclose PII to provide our Services, including the context of representing our clients.
Administration: PII may also be used in order to collect our fees or costs in connection with our Services, in furtherance of defending our firm against allegations or claims, in connection with any dispute between you and our firm, and/or to manage your relationship with our firm.
Client Engagement: PII may also be used as part of our client onboarding process — for example, to carry out certain background searches to verify whether or not there are any potential issues (such as client conflicts) that may prevent us from representing you as a client.
PII may also be used to authenticate users and to provide for the safety and security of our data, assets, Website and Services; and to comply with applicable legal and regulatory responsibilities and to enforce our rights.
How is your information shared?
Roche Pia complies with all applicable laws and ethical rules regulating the disclosure of sensitive information, the attorney-client relationship, and privileged communications. In compliance with these obligations, we may share your PII as follows:
- Third parties retained or authorized by you, such as vendors and experts, and/or to independent contractors supporting our firm and/or our representation of you.
- Any court/governmental authority/law enforcement agency or other third party where we reasonably believe disclosure is required to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights, the rights of any third party or individuals’ personal safety, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or safety issues.
At no time will we rent or sell your PII outside our firm.
How We Protect Your Information
We take reasonable measures to ensure that PII is protected from loss/misuse and/or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We protect any Social Security numbers our firm may receive consistent with Connecticut law. We restrict access to PII to those individuals who reasonably need access to carry out their job duties. As should be inherently clear, we would remind you that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or free or any errors/risks, and any use of the Internet and/or similar technologies inherently involves an assumption of some risk.
Google Analytics – For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. Note: Google allows users to opt out of Google Analytics tracking; see: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. While we do not operate Google’s software, and cannot vouch for any third party’s products or services, it is our understanding that, from this link, you can download and install a Google-sponsored cookie-free web browser.
California Privacy Rights
Subject to our legal and ethical obligations, if you are a California “Consumer” as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”), you may have the right to:
– Request from us access to your PII in accordance with the CCPA. If requested, we will transmit your PII, if any, either by mail or electronically.
– Request erasure of your PII in accordance with the CCPA.
As noted above, your PII will not be rented or sold outside of our firm.
We do not discriminate against any client or user exercising any of these rights. However, we may be unable to represent you or provide our Services without certain PII.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [email protected].