Berman & Simmons Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us and this page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of the Personal and Non-personal Information we collect from users of our website or other social media sites.

Personal Information Collected

Berman & Simmons collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our website and other social media sites, including name, address, email, and telephone number.

Non-personal Information Collected

Berman & Simmons collects non-personal information from users of our website and social media sites, including:

  • the date and time of a visit to site,

  • information about browser type and operating system,

  • pages visited on site,

  • IP address of the user’s computer,

  • the site that directed the user to our web page,

  • internet search terms entered to find our web page

Information Use

We collect and use your Personal and Non-personal Information for our own internal purposes, such as maintaining, evaluating and improving our services, website, social media sites and fulfilling requests for information. We may contact you via email in the future to tell you about firm news, events, or services, or to request testimonials. By using our website or social media sites, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Contact

In order to complete the contact forms on our website or social media sites, you are asked in some instances to provide your name, telephone number and email address.

Your contact information will be used for the purpose of contacting you in response to your inquiry, either by telephone, mail or by email. Your contact details will only be used by persons employed by Berman & Simmons and will never be made available to any third parties without your consent.

Providing information or communicating with Berman & Simmons through our website or social media sites is not intended to create, and does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.  The primary purpose of obtaining basic information through our website or social media sites is to determine if you may have a valid case within one of our practice areas. Anything that you send to anyone at our firm will not be confidential or privileged unless we have agreed to represent you. In the event that we determine that we do not have conflict of interest, you speak with an attorney, and we agree to represent you, your communications with us will be confidential and privileged.

Newsletters and Digests

Those who wish to receive periodic newsletters may be asked to provide a name, address and/or email address.

A database of your name, address and publication requested will be maintained for the purpose of distributing these publications. Each mailing includes an option to “opt out” of receiving any further issues. Once removed, your datum will be permanently removed from the records. Your contact details will only be used by employees or third party companies contracted by Berman & Simmons who need the information to perform a specific job related to the distribution of newsletters and digests.

Security

Berman & Simmons is the sole owner of the information collected on www.bermansimmons.com and our other social media sites.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Only employees or third party companies contracted by Berman & Simmons who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information collected on the website or other social media sites. The computer/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Sharing Information

We will not sell or otherwise provide the information we collect to outside third parties for the purpose of their direct or indirect mass email marketing.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information and/or IP address as required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • cooperate with investigations of purported unlawful activities,

  • protect and defend the rights or property of our website or social media sites,

  • identify persons who may be violating the law or the rights of others, or otherwise misusing our website or other social media sites

Links

Our website or social media sites may contain links to other sites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Consent

By using our website or other social media sites you consent to the collection and use of information as specified above. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Reproduction of Materials

Reproduction, distribution, republication and/or retransmission of material contained within our website or other social media sites are prohibited unless the prior written permission of the firm has been obtained.

Contact Information

To offer comments about this Privacy Policy or if you feel we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you may contact Elaine Gammon, Marketing Manager at 800-244-3576.

This privacy policy was last updated on October 16, 2015.

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Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.