Last updated: July 9, 2009
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson, LTD. (the “Firm”) is dedicated to providing an informative website on and through the domain names www.nevadafirm.com and www.cottondriggs.com and/or other domain names designated by the Firm from time to time (the “Website”). The content provided is for information purposes only, does not create an attorney-client relationship, and does not constitute legal advice, opinion, or other advice for any specific facts or circumstances.
Two types of data are collected: (a) personal data, such as names, company names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, age, gender, potential adverse or related parties, and service preferences (“Personal Data”); and (b) non-personal aggregate or traffic data, such as your IP address, which web pages are being visited, the order in which the web pages are being visited, which hyperlinks are being “clicked”, how many users are visiting the Website, domain server, type of computer and type of web browser (“Traffic Data” and together with Personal Data, the “Collected Data”).
Collection and Usage
Personal Data is gathered when users provide Personal Data to or through the Website, for example, when using the “Contact Us” form and otherwise requesting information about the Firm’s services. Please note that the “Contact Us” form, e-mail addresses, and other areas to submit Personal Data are to provide general information only. Please do not include any confidential, secret, privileged, or other sensitive information. By submitting the information, you acknowledge that: (a) the information you submit is not to be (and should not be) treated as confidential, secret, privileged, or otherwise sensitive in any way and (b) no attorney-client relationship is (or should be deemed to be) created until the Firm has performed an appropriate conflict check and the Firm determines that the Firm is able to accept your request to engage the Firm.
Traffic Data is tracked and gathered when you and other users visit the Website. While gathering Traffic Data may not collect Personal Data, it may provide information on the geographical location from which users access the site. This Traffic Data generally does not identify individual users. Instead, the Traffic Data identifies Website users as a whole, including demographic information, preferences in content and advertising, quality of service, and web traffic patterns.
Collected Data may be released to persons and/or entities affiliated or contracted with the Firm (“Affiliates”), including, without limitation, the Firm’s administrator for the Website or public relations and advertising affiliated persons and/or entities. For instance, Personal Data may be used to: (1) send you information about the Firm and our services, publications, recognitions, and/or upcoming events; (2) conduct surveys about your opinion of the Firm, its staff, performance, services or the Website; (3) perform conflict checks in preparation for potential representation; and/or (4) customize and tailor your experience on the Website by displaying content that the Firm thinks you might be interested in according to your preferences.
Collected Data may also be released to any persons and/or entities not affiliated or contracted with the Firm (“Non-Affiliate”) directly associated with your instructions or requests for products or services provided by the Firm or Non-Affiliated (including, without limitation, customer support, information technology support, credit card or other electronic payment processing and personal profile services) when the transfer of such Collected Data is necessary to provide you with such products or services. By instructing or requesting for such products or services through the Website from the Firm or Non-Affiliate, you consent to the release of your Collected Data to the Non-Affiliate. The Firm shall use reasonable efforts to provide the Non-Affiliate access only to the Personal Data necessary to assist in responding to your instructions or requests for such products or services and cause such Non-Affiliate to use your Personal Data for these limited purposes.
In the event that the Firm sells, buys, merges or otherwise reorganizes, all or a controlling part of, the Firm’s assets and/or equity, your Collected Data may be released, transferred, sold or otherwise conveyed (“Conveyed”) to prospective or actual buyers, sellers or persons and/or entities merging with the Firm. You consent to any and all such Conveyances of your Collected Data.
Please note that chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups may be available through the Website. Any information disclosed in these areas is or may be deemed to be public information and you must exercise caution and discretion when deciding to disclose personal and non-personal information.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose Personal Data or personally sensitive data through your home page, linked sites, or other public forums, this information may be collected and used by others. The Firm encourages all users to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Website so that you understand how those websites collect, use and share information about you and/or your computer. The Firm is not responsible for the data collection, data usage, privacy statements or content on other websites.
Website may place small files, called ‘cookies’ onto your computer. Cookies are data files that websites write onto computer hard drives for record keeping purposes when you visit them. The cookie file then identifies you as a unique user. As a convenience feature, cookies simplify the process of recording personal information, so that, for example, users do not have to enter names, addresses or passwords repetitively. Cookies also allow users or the Firm to customize some sites features.
You can program your browser not to accept cookies, but if you do, you may be unable to access some parts of the Website, and the Website will not be able to customize features according to certain preferences.
Measures to Safeguard Children
The Firm encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be fully familiar with the websites visited by their children. At various places on the Website, the Firm may ask users whether they are 18 years of age or older. The Firm relies on users to be truthful in responding to these questions.
The Firm does not intentionally gather or solicit Personal Data from or about children under 18 years of age. A parent or guardian whose child provided Personal Data to the Firm without the parent’s or guardian’s consent should immediately notify the Firm of such disclosure in writing to the contact provided below. At all times, the Firm shall take reasonable measures to comply with applicable laws regarding all Collected Data and comply with the Firm’s ethical obligations.
The Firm has implemented security measures to help protect your Personal Data. For example, the Firm stores Personal Data on secured servers and transmits Personal Data through secure and encrypted channels. Although the Firm has implemented such security measures to help protect your Personal Data, your Personal Data may still be accessed, altered, disclosed and/or otherwise used in an unauthorized manner and as such, the Firm is not responsible if such unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure and/or other uses occur.
Cotton, Driggs, Walch, Holley, Woloson & Thompson
400 South Fourth Street, Third Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101