Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) discloses the privacy practices for Walter Shuffain, P.C., which includes the website itself and various related services (collectively, the “Firm”).

We are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit and use our Site. Please read the information below to learn about the information collected in connection with your use of this Site and how it is used. You acknowledge that this Policy is part of our Site’s Terms of Use, and by accessing or using our Site, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Site. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which will be given by issuing an email to the email address listed by registered users and posting the revised Policy on this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to maintain a valid email address as a registered user, review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Policy.

To protect your interests, please visit this page periodically to review the current terms of our privacy policy.

Types of Information Collected

The type of information we collect depends on how you use this Site. We collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us voluntarily and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information: Given the diversity of the services we provide, we process many categories of personally identifiable information, including, as appropriate: contact details, business activities, family information, and financial details. Generally, we collect personal information directly from our clients or from a third party acting on the instructions of the client.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that does not by itself identify you as a specific individual, which may include information the computer or device that you used to access the Site, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information about you based upon how you search through the Site, including which pages you view while visiting our Site. For system administration and statistical analysis purposes, this information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis to track access to the Site. This information may include the Web Site's Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, general geographic location, device type, what browser you are using, internet service provider, date/time of visit information, operating system, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which tells us the country and state you are searching our Site from. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. At no time do we disclose Site usage by individual IP addresses. Web serve logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems.

Collection Methods and Use of Information

We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. We use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide our services to you as required by our agreements with you, to resolve disputes and to enforce our agreements with you, including our Site Terms of Use and this Policy. We may contact you regarding administrative notices and/or send you occasional emails or regular mail regarding our services and upcoming events that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive this information, please contact us at the address or telephone number listed below and we will remove your name from our mailing lists. We also collect, or enlist a third party service provider to collect, store, process and manage certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our third party service providers may also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how our Site is being used. We may also share such aggregate statistical and demographic information with select third parties, such as our advertisers, however, these reports do not contain any Personally Identifiable Information.

Release of Information

We do not sell any of your Personal Identifiable Information, including your name, mailing address or email address, to any companies. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers and other third parties that require us to share your Personal Identifiable Information to them in order to deliver those services. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for services purchased on this Site. We encourage our service providers to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service providers is governed by their privacy policies and is not subject to our control. Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

Updating and Correcting Information

You may change any of the personal information you have provided to us by writing us or by calling us directly. We will only keep your Personally Identifiable Information as long as we need it for the reasons it was originally collected from you. When we no longer need your Personally Identifiable Information for our purposes, we will destroy, delete or erase that information or convert it into an anonymous form, e.g., encrypt the information, in accordance with our standard data retention and destruction policies. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this Site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.

Security of Information

At our Site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our customers is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on servers located in a controlled, secured environment that only authorized personnel have access to. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.

Cookies

When you use our Site we may store cookies and/or other technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our Site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web Site stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) for record keeping purposes. The cookies and other technologies make your use of the Site easier, make the Site run more smoothly and help us maintain a secure Site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your Web browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly if you disable our cookies.

Links to and Privacy Policies of Third Party Sites

This Policy only applies to information collected from this Site by the Company. We may provide hyperlinks to third-party website (“Linked Site”) as a convenience to users of the Site, but the Firm does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. The Firm is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites. Once you click on a link to another website – a Linked Site - you are no longer on this Site. This Policy does not apply to the content or privacy practices of any Linked Site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website or Linked Site that collects personally identifiable information. You should contact advertisers, other websites or Linked Sites directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies or their use of the information they collect.

Email Policy

We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.

Miscellaneous Privacy Issues

Public Postings

You should also be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed, i.e., your name, email address, etc. in any public areas on this Site, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to public areas on this Site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any public submissions.

User Registration and Password

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and/or account information. To ensure the effectiveness of your password, we recommend that you do not disclose your user identification or password to anyone. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Information Protection

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps to protect the information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us by sending a letter to:

Walter Shuffain, P.C.

Attn. Privacy Policy

One International Place, Suite 1010

Boston, MA 02110

You may also contact us by telephone at (617) 447-2700, or by facsimile at (617) 778-6100.

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on our webpage. The effective date of this policy is February 12, 2020.