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This Privacy Policy describes how Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. (“Firm”) collects, uses, shares and protects information when you interact with our website (www.hpslegal.com). This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites, products, or services, even if we provide a link to such a third-party website.  You must review the privacy policies of any third-party website to ensure that you understand their privacy practices.

The types of information we collect

Information you provide to us.  Some of the Services may include features or services that allow you to directly provide us with contact information, such as your full name and email address, and other information about you. This includes the following:

  • Contact information and any other information you choose to include when you communicate with us, including via email, or respond to our communications.
  • Contact information when you subscribe to Firm publications, such as newsletters, client alerts and other materials.
  • When you register for a webinar or a live event.

You may also choose to submit information about yourself by other methods, including: (i) interaction with us via social media, including any posts and messages that you may submit; or (ii) in connection with an actual or potential attorney-client relationship with us. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and any contact information that is provided.

Information we automatically collect.  When you interact with the website, certain information about your use of it is automatically collected. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Details regarding the device you use to access the website, such as your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
  • Details of your visits to and/or use of the website, such as the timing, frequency and pattern of your usage, the website from which you accessed this website and the pages you visit here.
  • Information about how you interact with our content and other information, including whether or not you open or click links in any web page or in any e-mail correspondence we send to you.

How we use your information

We may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries or requests for information.
  • To operate and improve the website, including understanding the activities of prospects and customer base and the effectiveness of our marketing, content and publications.
  • To enable interactions with you, including sending you newsletters, client alerts, and other marketing materials, as permitted by applicable law.
  • To understand how users use the website, including by generating and analyzing statistics.
  • To attract, recruit and hire Firm personnel.
  • To share with third-party service providers that provide services on our behalf which help us operate and improve the website and our business.

How we share your information

We may share the information we collect as outlined below:

  • Service Providers.We engage third-party service providers to perform services on our behalf, such as website, software, or data hosting, content management, database management, technical integration, marketing automation, analytics, site optimization, and payment processing.
  • Social Media Platforms.Where you choose to interact with us through social media, your interaction with these programs typically allows the third-party to collect some information about you through cookies they place on your device and other tracking mechanisms. In some cases, the third-party may recognize you through its cookies even when you do not interact with their application. Please visit the third-parties’ respective privacy policies to better understand their data collection practices and controls they make available to you.
  • Change of Ownership or Organization Structure.We may share or transfer to another entity or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, transfer of any business group, change in ownership control, or financing transaction.
  • Compliance and Harm Prevention.To comply with applicable law; as provided for under contract; to protect the rights of the Firm, you, or others; to respond to requests from law enforcement agencies or other government authorities or third-parties; or as we deem reasonably necessary to provide legal services.

In addition to the foregoing, the Firm may analyze aggregated, de-identified data and share these analyses at our discretion, including with analytics providers to analyze the usefulness and popularity of various web pages on our site.

How we protect and store your information

We use a combination of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the information we collect through the website.  While we use commercially-reasonable precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of the networks, systems, servers, devices, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.

Your rights and choices

Where you have consented to our processing of your information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt out of further processing by following the instructions in this section. Even if you opt out, we may still collect and use certain information regarding your activities on our Sites and/or information from the advertisements on third party websites for non-interest-based advertising purposes, such as to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements.

Marketing and other promotional communications.  We may send you marketing communications about our services, invite you to participate in our events, or otherwise communicate with you for marketing purposes, as permitted by applicable law. If you would like to discontinue receiving promotional communications from us, you may update your email preferences by using the “Unsubscribe” link found in emails we send to you. You may also change your preferences by emailing firm@hpslegal.com or by contacting us as indicated in this “Contact Us” section.

Cookies and other tracking technologies.  We rely on partners to provide many features of our sites and services using data about your use of our Services and other sites. When you use our site, you are agreeing to our use and collection of such data, as described below. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Website operations. Enabling features provided on our website, such as your preferences and settings.
  • Analytics and Improvements. Understanding how the website is being used in order to improvement it.
  • Social Media. Enabling the sharing of content from our website through social media and other sites.

Managing cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however, web browsers generally give you control over settings that allow you to disable or reject cookies. If you set your browser to reject or disable cookies, some features of the website may not function properly or be available to you.

Note: Your web browser may include “Do Not Track” functionality.  We do not respond to/recognize browser “Do Not Track” requests at this time.

Children’s Privacy

Our website is not directed to children under the age of 13 in the U.S. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. The term “personal information” has the same meaning as set out in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If we determine upon collection that a user is under this age, we will not use or maintain his/her/their personal information without the parent or guardian’s consent. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post such changes to this location, and such changes will become effective when posted.  By your continued use of our Services, you consent to the terms of the revised Policy.

Contact Us

Any questions about this policy, please write us at the following address:
Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A.
100 SE 3rd Ave.
One Financial Plaza, 7th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
Attn:  Director of Marketing
Effective date: September 27, 2021
Copyright © 2021, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. 

Our priority is to maintain the safety and comfort of our clients during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. We offer an array of telephone and virtual meeting formats (ex. ZOOM) so you may speak with our attorneys while protecting you and your loved ones. If interested, please call us at (954) 523-9922 or email us at firm@hpslegal.com–to discuss all our confidential remote meeting options. We look forward to continuing to help you in these challenging times.