Privacy Policy

Overview

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP (“CPM”) maintains the privacy of your communications with us. We do not sell or share your contact information or any information you provide to us with third parties.

If you contact us through our website, www.cpmlegal.com (“Website”), your communication is forwarded to an attorney and/or staff member. We retain the information you provide in a database. Again, none of this information is sold or shared with third parties. In certain cases, we may ask co-counsel or retained experts to assist us in reviewing this information provided that they, in turn, agree to maintain the confidentiality of this information.

If you should wish to update or change any information you provide to us, please email us at updatemyinfo@cpmlegal.com. We do not delete any information sent to us through our Website. If you are on our mailing list and would like to stop receiving mailings from us, please email removeme@cpmlegal.com.

Any changes to CPM’s Privacy Policy will be posted on this webpage. For detailed information regarding our Privacy Policy, please see below.

  1. Privacy Policy

    CPM respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. Our Privacy Policy explains how we treat any information you provide to us through our Website.

    1. What Personal Information Do We Collect and How

      If you contact us through our Website, we collect the information you provide a response to you. Our Website also collects certain non-personally identifiable information, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

      If you contact us by direct interaction with us (e.g., by email, phone, mail, or fax), we may collect and process any information you provide as part of our business intake process. You do not have to provide us with any personal information unless you choose to do so.

    2. How Personal Information Is Used

      CPM collects and processes personal information that you choose to submit to us to:

      • Respond to your inquiry;
      • Manage and administer our relationship with you and our clients;
      • Provide professional services to you and our clients;
      • Conduct administrative or operational processes within our firm;
      • Promote our services, including sending updates, newsletters, and other information;
      • Conduct recruiting;
      • Analyze the use of this Website to improve its design and content; and
      • Comply with our legal obligations or to exercise or defend legal rights.

      We do not sell or share your information with third parties.

    3. How We Protect Personal Information
      We use an array of security management tools to protect your personal information. Although CPM makes every effort to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee it.
    4. Use of Cookies

      This Website uses cookies, which are small text files that are placed on a computer when visiting a Website. Cookies permit us to distinguish you from other visitors to this Website and have a variety of purposes, including enhancing performance and functionality of a Website and compiling statistics. This Website uses cookies for statistical purposes, and all data are anonymized so as not to identify you as an individual. Using cookies helps us to improve the functionality and performance of our Website. By using this Website, you agree to our use of these cookies.

      Web browsers typically accept cookies by default while also providing users the means to modify their settings and reject cookies. If you wish to disable cookies from this Website, you must do so in each browser and on every device from which you may access this Website. Note, however, that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use this or other Websites.

      We use Google Analytics (“GA”) for aggregated, anonymized Website traffic analysis. To track your session usage, Google drops a cookie with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like name, email, phone number, etc. We use GA to track aggregated Website behavior. This information is important to us for improving the user experience and determining Website effectiveness. If you would like to access what browsing information we have, or ask us to delete any GA data, please delete your GA cookies, email us at webmaster@cpmlegal.com, and/or install the GA Opt-Out Browser Add-On.

    5. Anonymizing Data
      All recorded user IP addresses are anonymized to ensure that all personally identifiable user information is not tracked or accessed.
    6. Your Rights

      We are committed to respecting your rights, including where applicable under the California Consumer Privacy Act.

      You may have a right under applicable law to request details of the personal information we hold and how we process it. You may also have a right under applicable law to have that information corrected or deleted, to restrict the processing or transfer of it, or to stop receiving notifications that we periodically send to individuals and entities on CPM’s mailing list. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email us at privacy@cpmlegal.com.

    7. Revisions to this Policy
      We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review our Privacy Policy periodically for changes.
    8. Contacting Us
      If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@cpmlegal.com.
  2. Terms & Conditions of Use

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to you when you view, access, or otherwise use the Website. CPM owns the Website. We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, use, and display the Website and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with these Terms and Conditions of Use.

  1. No Attorney Client Relationship
    We provide the Website for general informational purposes only. As CPM is a law firm and some of the information on the Website relates to legal topics, no attorney-client relationship is created between you and us when you use the Website. By using our Website, you agree that the information on this Website does not constitute legal or other professional advice and no attorney-client or other relationship is created between you and CPM. You should not consider the Website to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney licensed in your state. The information on the Website may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. While we endeavor to revise the Website on a regular basis, it may not reflect the most current legal developments. The opinions expressed at or through the Website are the opinions of the individual author(s) and may not reflect the opinions of the firm.
  2. Privacy
    Your use of the Website constitutes your consent to our Privacy Policy above.
  3. Copyright Notice

    All materials and software published on or used on the Website are protected by copyright, and are owned or controlled by or licensed to CPM, or the party listed as the provider of the materials or software. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting or duplicating of any of the material is prohibited. You may download any downloadable materials displayed on the Website only for personal, noncommercial, and informational purposes, provided that the documents are not modified and provided you maintain and abide by all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material or if none, you include the following copyright notice in such downloaded materials:

    © Copyright 2020 Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. All rights reserved. All use subject to Terms and Conditions of Use set forth here.

  4. Commercial Use of CPM Website Materials and Screenshots

    Reproduction, copying, or redistribution of materials on the Website for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of CPM. Any use, reproduction, or distribution of material on this Website, which constitutes the personal information, property, or photograph or other depiction of any particular CPM attorney may also be subject to state and federal privacy and other laws requiring the specific written consent of the individual attorney. To obtain permission to copy portions of this Website, please email marketing@cpmlegal.com.

    We will evaluate and respond to your request as soon as possible. CPM reserves the right to refuse permission to copy, distribute, broadcast, or publish any of its copyrighted material, including text and images on our Website.

  5. Service Mark Notice
    “Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP,” “CPM,” and other related marks are service marks of CPM and are protected by law. They may be used publicly only with permission from CPM. Fair use of the service marks requires proper acknowledgment. All rights reserved.
  6. Links to Other Websites and/or Materials
    Links may appear on the Website that may be used to link to other Website(s). These links are provided solely as a courtesy to our Website visitors. CPM has no control over the linked Websites or the materials, information, goods, or services available or contained on these linked Websites. CPM is not responsible for and does not endorse or warrant in any way any materials, information, goods, or services available through such linked Websites or any privacy or other practices of such Websites. If you decide to access any of the linked Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk. CPM reserves the right to terminate any link at any time.
  7. Prohibited Actions
    You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the Website in any way. Unauthorized use or modification of any information stored on the Website may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under federal, state, and local laws. You may not use the Website for anything other than a lawful and legitimate purpose. You agree not to use the Website to carry out any unauthorized alteration of any data or information on the Website or to conduct any activity that infringes on the copyright, patent, trademark, service mark, or other rights of any person or entity. You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on the Website. The Website is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 18. We reserve the right to limit or deny your access to the Website or take other appropriate action if you violate any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use or if you conduct any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity, or which we in our sole discretion deem unlawful, offensive, threatening, abusive, potentially harmful, or malicious.
  8. Modification of Terms and Conditions of Use
    CPM reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by updating this posting. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to comply with such revisions. Please review our Terms and Conditions of Use periodically for changes.
  9. Email May Not Be Used to Provide Notice
    Communications made through the Website’s communication system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to CPM or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, such as where notice to CPM is required by contract, or any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.
  10. Disclaimer; Limitation of Damages

    CPM expressly disclaims all liability for any viruses or other contamination of your computer system or other device used to access this Website as a result of your use of this Website. CPM also expressly disclaims all liability for actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this Website. The Website is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy, and non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, CPM makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, that access to or operation of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free.

    Use of the Website is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, other communications, content, or other material (including, without limitation, software) accessed through or obtained by means of the Website.

    CPM assumes no liability for any damage arising from the misuse of information provided on this Website. Relying on information from this Website without seeking the advice of legal counsel constitutes a misuse of the information.
  11. Applicable Laws Venue.
    CPM operates the Website from its office in Burlingame, California, and makes no representations that materials in the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. This Website is regulated by the California Rules of Professional Conduct. Access to the Website from any territory where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Website from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You may not use or export any of the Website materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim related to the use of the Website or to the Website materials shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of California as applied to agreements made and to be performed entirely therein. Any action arising out of or related to the access, use, content, or existence of this Website shall be filed only in the appropriate state or federal court located within California. The access, viewing, or use of this Website constitutes the user's express permission and consent to the jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts of California for purposes of such actions.
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