Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Swain, LLC (“Swain,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) appreciates the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of personal information. Swain provides this Privacy Policy to inform users about our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, security, and disclosure of personal data received from users of our website found at www.swainllc.com (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online from users of this Website. Swain is committed to ensuring that your personal data is processed in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.

By accessing or using this Website, you accept and agree to Swain’s Privacy Policy. Please do not use this Website if you do not accept our Privacy Policy. Swain may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated version of the Privacy Policy to this Website.

What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?

Swain collects information about our users directly from the user, from our Web server logs, and through use of cookies. We use the information primarily to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. We do not share any of the information you provide with others, unless we say so in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

User-supplied information: If you contact us through this Website or by email, we may ask you to provide some personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number). Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g., your date of birth; Social Security Number; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, the “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable or otherwise responsible to you for any consequences of your submission.

Information that you provide to us will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

Web server logs: When you visit our Website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:

  • your unique Internet protocol address;

  • the name of your unique Internet service provider;

  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our Website;

  • the kind of browser or computer you use;

  • the number of links you click within the site;

  • the date and time of your visit;

  • the web page from which you arrived to our site;

  • the pages you viewed on the site; and

  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our Website.

The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the Website, analyze its usage, protect the Website and its content from inappropriate use, and improve the user’s experience.

Cookies: In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service, our Websites and applications may use cookies to store and help track information about you. Cookies are simply small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits. Cookies allow us to save passwords and preferences for you so you will not have to re-enter them each time you visit our Website.

The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. However, if you prefer, you can set your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you do not accept cookies.

Links to other sites: We may provide links to other websites for your information or convenience. Such websites are independently operated and not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of those websites or any products or services offered through them or with respect to any personal data that you provide to such websites.

How is personal information protected?

We take security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

Who has access to the information?

We will not rent, lease, or sell user data in the form of mailing lists or otherwise, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except:

  • to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf of or in connection with their relationship with us;

  • if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you to and share information you provided us with that party; and

  • as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

How can I correct, amend or delete my personal information and/or opt out of future communications?

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number, email address or mailing address at any time to:

  • see what data we have about you, if any;

  • change/correct any data we have about you;

  • ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or

  • opt out of future communications from us.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via the phone number, email address or mailing address listed on this Website. If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

Non-U.S. Visitors to the Website

Please note that our Website is directed towards users who reside in the United States. It is not our intent to gather personally identifiable information from individuals residing outside of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, the information you provide to Swain will be transferred to the United States, the laws of which may not provide the same level of protection for personal information as your home country. By using our Website, you consent to this transfer.

Our law firm partners with FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.

Contact

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Tim Swain at [email protected].