Christopher Wilson & Associates is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, or others inside or outside the firm). It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.
This Statement is also specifically addressed to parties outside the firm who provide Personal Information to the firm or who visit or use the firm’s website, firm social media sites, as well as email messages that contain a link to this Statement (collectively, the “Internet Services”). This Statement also describes how the firm collects, processes and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Internet Services.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
The firm collects Personal Information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to its website or users of Internet Services.
The firm may use that Personal Information where in its legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:
- to respond to requests and inquiries
- to provide legal services, for those who are or become clients of the firm
- to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
- to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations that the firm may be subject to
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
It has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information clients entrust to the firm.
The firm maintains reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services. The firm does not guarantee that its safeguards will always work.
The firm may retain information provided by others, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with the firm’s legal obligations.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
The firm does not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include where we believe it necessary to provide a service which a client has requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by the information provider.
Cookies may be used to understand the number of unique users that have visited a specific page of the firm’s website. The cookies may also disclose referring domain.
No cookies are necessary to access the firm’s Internet Services.
The firm’s Internet Services do not allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about online activities of others over time or across websites for their own purposes.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the firm collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Statement, the firm will only do so with appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.
California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal Information. These rights, which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions, include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt out of having Personal Information shared or sold. The firm does not sell or share Personal Information with third-party companies. To exercise rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send the firm a request using the “Contact CW&A” section below.
The following are categories of Personal Information, defined under the Act, that the firm may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering firm business or receive from a client in the course of providing legal services: Identifiers, Personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, Commercial information, Internet or other electronic network activity, Professional or employment-related information, Non-public education information, and inferences drawn from other personal information.
The firm reserves the right to change this Statement at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for the firm’s Internet Services, the firm will post it on this website and relevant Internet Services.
If questions arise relating to the firm’s use of Personal Information please contact the Chief Privacy Officer at [email protected], or by mail at:
Christopher Wilson & Associates
ATTN: Chief Privacy Officer
23201 Mill Creek Drive, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653