Updated: October 1, 2021
Commitment to Security, Privacy and Standards
We take seriously our responsibility to protect the security and privacy of the information we receive via our Sites. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Any suspected attempt to breach our policies and procedures, or to engage in any type of unauthorized action involving our information systems, is regarded as potential criminal activity. Suspected computer mischief may be reported to the appropriate authorities.
Please remember that communications over the internet, such as e-mails, contact forms, and social media messaging services, are not secure. We seek to keep secure all confidential and personal information submitted to Meehle & Jay through our Sites in accordance with our obligations under applicable laws and regulations. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data transmitted through our Sites.
On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) took effect and applies to entities located outside of the European Union (“EU”) that offer services to people in the EU, including our firm. Our GDPR Privacy Notice contains additional information about how Meehle & Jay processes personal information that is subject to the GDPR, and encompasses personal information about users of the Sites and others with whom we engage.
3. The information we collect
We collect information directly from individuals online, as well as automatically through the use of our Sites.
Information collected directly
We may collect personal information about you—such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc.—directly from you. For example, personal information may be collected when you fill out a 'Contact Us' form, register for events we host or sponsor, submit information as part of certain online services, or otherwise provide Meehle & Jay information through the Sites. Generally, the information we collect may include your:
4. Our use of personal information
We use the personal information you provide to respond to your request or inquiry and in the ordinary course of conducting our business. Generally, we use the information (including personal information) that we collect online as follows:
Providing support and services
To provide and operate our Sites, communicate with you about your use of the Sites, provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to your inquiries, fulfill your orders and requests, process your payments, communicate with you, and for similar service and support purposes.
Responding to your requests
To respond to your inquiries, provide requested services, and to provide information to you regarding your ongoing requests, projects and matters.
To tailor content we may send or display on the Sites, including to offer location customization and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences.
Newsletters, mailing lists and direct marketing
For direct marketing purposes, including to send you newsletters, client alerts and information we think may interest you. If you are located in a jurisdiction that requires opt-in consent to receive electronic marketing messages, we will only send you such messages if you opt-in to receive them.
Analytics and improvement
To better understand how users access and use the Sites, and our other products and offerings, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve our services and business operations and to develop services and features.
Protect our legal rights and prevent misuse
Comply with legal obligations
To comply with the law or legal proceedings. For example, we may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements.
General business operations
Where necessary, for the administration of our general business, accounting, recordkeeping and legal functions.
Anonymous and de-identified information
We create and use anonymous and de-identified information to assess, improve and develop our business, processes and services, and for similar research and analytics purposes.
5. Disclosure of personal information
We will not rent or sell your personal information, nor will we share it with third parties for their marketing purposes.
We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:
In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties under the following circumstances:
Specific third-party service providers
As part of any merger, sale and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event, including related to due diligence conducted prior to such event where permitted by law.
If we are required to do so by law (e.g., to law enforcement, courts or others in response to a subpoena or court order).
Meehle & Jay is a Florida-based law firm. Your information, when required by law, may be subject to Florida’s Sunshine Laws and therefore may be made publicly available when we share it in the course of providing services to you that include filing documents with the Courts or Departments of the State of Florida.
Protect our rights
Where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against Meehle & Jay , comply with legal processes (eg, subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer our agreements and terms, or for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and to protect the rights, property or safety of Meehle & Jay, our clients, or others.
We may also share aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.
6. Cookies and similar devices
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow Meehle & Jay to make it easier for you to navigate our Sites, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow Meehle & Jay to track your activities while using our Sites. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies
Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer's hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Sites to, among other things, track the activities of users of our Sites, help Meehle & Jay manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our Sites.
Most browsers collect certain information, such as your IP address, device type, screen resolution, operating system version, and internet browser type and version. This information is gathered automatically and stored in log files.
Third party analytics
Our Sites does not respond to do-not-track signals. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed above (e.g., by disabling cookies).
7. Direct marketing
We may send periodic promotional emails to you only if we have your consent to do so. You may opt out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email or email Meehle & Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you opt out of receiving emails about information we think may interest you, we may still send you emails about your account, matters, projects, or any services you have requested or received from Meehle & Jay .
8. International transfers
Meehle & Jay is a Florida law firm; when you submit personal information to Meehle & Jay , or when others provide personal information to Meehle & Jay, we will receive it and process it in the State of Florida or elsewhere in the United States. If you are based within the EU, please note that you are submitting your personal information to Meehle & Jay in the Unites States, and that the data is not considered “transferred” outside of the EU for purposes of the GDPR. The laws of the Unites States may not provide the level of protection to your personal information required under the GDPR. However, we take the privacy of your data very seriously and will not use, disclose, or transfer your information except as described herein.
9. Access and correction
If you would like to review the personal information we have collected about you via the Sites, or request that we update or delete it, please contact Meehle & Jay at email@example.com.
10. Third party websites and links
Our Sites may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
11. Sponsored events
12. No attorney/client relationship
Please note that accessing our Sites or transmitting information to Meehle & Jay via our Sites DOES NOT create an attorney/client relationship. Consequently, there is no privilege or confidentiality of communication made through our Sites. If you consider any information to be confidential, proprietary, trade secret, personally sensitive, or private, DO NOT transmit such information to Meehle & Jay through the Sites.
13. How to contact Meehle & Jay
We reserve the right to revise this Policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review the Policy periodically for changes. If we make material changes, we will endeavor to provide notice ahead of such changes, such as by email or through a notice on www.meehle.com.
Meehle & Jay GDPR Privacy Notice
Your privacy is important to us. Meehle & Jay, P.A. (“Meehle & Jay”) has developed this GDPR Privacy Notice (this "Privacy Notice") to provide additional information about how we handle personal information that is subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and associated national laws when we are the controller of that information.
This Privacy Notice explains how Meehle & Jay handles the personal information we collect from individuals through our website located at meehle.com, the personal information we collect when individuals engage with us or use our services (our "Services") and the personal information we receive about individuals as a result of providing the Services to third parties, whenever such personal information is subject to the GDPR. It also sets out the individuals' rights related to our processing of such personal information.
1. Our Information
Meehle & Jay is a Florida law firm with attorneys licensed to practice under U.S. Federal and Florida Law. We provide legal services in accordance with the laws of those jurisdictions only. We are the data controller of personal information subject to the GDPR that we collect and process in connection with our Sites.
2. Your Information
We may collect personal information in the course of our business, including through your use of our Sites, when you contact us or request information from us, when you engage our Services, or as a result of your relationship with one or more of our staff. When we require personal information from you in order to fulfill a statutory or contractual requirement, or where such information is necessary to enter into a contract or is otherwise an obligation, we will inform you and indicate the consequences of failing to do so.
If you register with us via the Sites, sign up to receive news and information from us, or communicate with us through the Sites, we may collect the following personal information:
From individuals who are clients and prospective clients, or representatives of clients and prospective clients, we may collect the following personal information:
Corporate clients and prospective corporate clients (i.e., legal entities) are not “data subjects” under the GDPR (i.e., natural persons to whom personal information relates). However, as part of our engagement with our corporate clients, we may receive personal information about corporate representatives or other individuals. For example, we may receive names, contact details and other information relating to:
If you are a third party (e.g. an individual who is not our client but whose personal information is processed by us as a result of providing the Services another person or entity), we may process your personal information as required by the nature of the Services provided to the client. For example, if we represent an artist in a contract negotiation with a publisher, we may receive and then process information regarding the individual officers and representatives of the publisher in addition to our client’s information. We might also process personal information in relation to other third parties involved in providing the Services to our client, such as other law firms, accountants, consultants, experts, etc.
For clients and prospective clients, we may collect information to enable us to market Services which may be of interest to you. For this purpose we collect:
3. Purpose and Legal Basis
We process personal information for the following purposes, in each case as justified by a legal basis:
We use personal information necessary to enable us to provide the Services for which we are engaged and respond to client requests, to verify your identity, and to carry out requests made by you on the Site or in relation to our Services. It is necessary and in our legitimate interest to use your personal information in a manner that ensures that we provide the best client service we can and to comply with our professional and ethical duties as attorneys.
We use personal information to provide and operate our Sites, to communicate with you about your use of the Site and our Services, to respond to your inquiries, to fulfill your requests, to bill you for our Services, to collect payments, to respond to complaints and inquiries, and to provide other client services and support. It is necessary and in our legitimate interest to use your personal information to establish, exercise or defend our legal claims and rights. In some cases, this processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party.
Business Administration and Legal Compliance
We use personal information for business administration and legal compliance purposes, including:
It is necessary to enforce, establish or defend our legal rights, or to protect the rights of third parties. This processing is necessary to comply with EU legal obligations imposed upon us. It is in our legitimate interest or a third party's legitimate interest to use your personal information to comply with other legal obligations. In some cases, this processing will be necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party.
Marketing and Promotions
We may use personal information for marketing and promotional purposes, such as to send you newsletters, or to otherwise contact you about information we think may interest you, by email or direct (postal) mail. We may also use it develop new Services and determine how to market our Services. It is in our legitimate interest to use your personal information for marketing purposes in order to develop and grow our firm and promote the reputation of Meehle & Jay. We will always obtain your consent to send such communications.
Client Insight and Analytics
We may use personal information to better understand how you and others use our Sites, so that we can improve our Sites and Services, to develop new features, offerings, and services, and for other research and analytical purposes. We may use the information we collect to measure the effectiveness of our online content and how visitors use our Sites. This allows us to learn what content is most attractive to our visitors, which parts of our Sites are the most interesting, and what kind of offers our users like to see. We may use this information and the insights we have derived for marketing purposes or to make decisions about events, news and information that may be of interest to you. It is in our legitimate interest to use your personal information in order to develop and grow our business and promote the reputation of our firm.
Prevent Misconduct, Abuse and Misuse
Subject to our professional and ethical duties, we use personal information where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, or violations of our terms of engagement. We also use personal information to protect and secure the Sites and our information systems and networks. Such use of your information is necessary and in our legitimate interest (or a third party's legitimate interest) to comply with our EU legal obligations, to enforce, establish, or defend our legal rights or the rights of third parties, and to comply with other legal obligations, including performing a contract to which you are a party.
4. Sharing Your Personal Information
Meehle & Jay shares personal information with a variety of the following categories of third parties as necessary:
We conduct an appropriate level of due diligence and put in place contractual documentation in relation to any sub-contractor to ensure that they process personal information appropriately and according to our legal and regulatory obligations in relation to the personal information including, but without limitation, requiring such third parties put appropriate safeguards in place.
5. Cookies and Similar Technologies
6. Retention of Personal Information
We may retain relevant personal information of Site visitors for up to three (3) years from the date of our last interaction with you and in compliance with our obligations under applicable laws, or for longer if we are required to do so according to our regulatory obligations or professional indemnity obligations, or where we believe necessary to establish, defend, or protect our legal rights and interests or those of others.
We generally retain files and information regarding client engagements and matters for which we have been retained for at least seven (7) years from the date of our last interaction with the client, in compliance with our obligations under applicable laws, or for longer where required by our regulatory obligations, professional indemnity obligations, or where we believe necessary to establish, defend, or protect our legal rights and interests or those of others. We may then destroy such files without further notice or liability.
7. Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Information
We are committed to keeping personal information secure and we have implemented appropriate information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction, or accidental loss. Please note that no transmission over the internet is completely secure or error-free, and that the information security policies, rules and technical measures utilized and maintained by us may be subject to compromise. All of our attorneys, staff, consultants, and data processors who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of such personal information.
8. Your Rights
You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:
Please note that some of these rights may be limited where we have an overriding legitimate interest or legal obligation to continue to process your personal information, or where your personal information may be exempt from disclosure due to applicable law, the applicable rules of professional conduct, attorney-client privilege, legal professional privilege, other applicable privileges or protections, or professional secrecy obligations.
9. No Use by Children
The Sites are not intended for use by children under eighteen (18) years old, and we do not knowingly collect, store, share, or use the personal information of children under the age of 18 (except as required by law or in relation to a client matter). If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide any personal information through our Sites, even if prompted to do so. If you are under the age of 18 years and you believe you have provided personal information to us, please ask a parent or guardian to notify us and we will delete all such personal information.
10. Changes to This Privacy Notice
We may make changes to this Privacy Notice from time to time, to reflect changes in the law or regulatory requirements, or changes in our practices. Where we materially change this Privacy Notice, we will take steps to notify you (such as by posting a notice on the Site or via email), and where required by applicable law to obtain your consent.
11. Our Contact Information
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or want to exercise your rights set out herein, please contact us in writing by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Meehle & Jay , P.A., Attn: GDPR Privacy Notice, 1215 E. Concord Street, Orlando, FL 32803, USA.
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