At SBC, we are committed to protecting your privacy, both on the Internet and offline. The material below describes our privacy practices for the SBC web site. To view our privacy notice, that applies to the entire client relationship when we advise on personal financial mattersm, see the information below.
Information We Collect; Use of Information
When you visit the SBC Site, our web server automatically gathers information from your Internet browser. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address (which allows us to determine the identity of your Internet Service Provider), your operating system, and the type of browser software that you are using to access the site. However, no personal information is ever gathered by us through your browser. This information is used solely to improve the content of the SBC Site.
We collect no other information from you unless you choose to provide us with information, such as name, postal address and e-mail address, so that we may respond to comments and questions about our services and the SBC Site. If you provide us with such information, it will be used only for the purpose for which the information was submitted. We will not share your information with any third party.
We realize that foremost in the minds of privacy-conscious individuals is the security of information after its submission. All information collected through the SBC Site is securely stored in databases. Access to the stored information is restricted to select authorized personnel. Transmitting information via the Internet, however, is never completely secure; any information submitted may be intercepted, collected, used or disclosed by others. We use appropriate technology to minimize that risk.
Links to Other Web Sites
Intended for Adults Only
The SBC Site is intended for use only by adults. We will not knowingly solicit, collect or maintain personal data or information from children under the age of 18.
Attorneys, like other professionals who advise on personal matters, are now required by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. Attorneys have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy and will continue to do so.
Information We Collect and Disclose
In the course of providing you with legal advice, we receive significant nonpublic personal information from you. For current or former clients, we do not disclose any such information obtained in the course of our practice except as required by law, or as agreed to by you.
How We Protect Information
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide professional services to you. To guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.
Please contact us if you have questions, because your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality legal services are very important to us.