Notices and Conditions of Use
Your use of this Web site is subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing this Web site, you acknowledge that you have read and accept these terms and conditions.
The material and links to third-party Web sites included on the Gerben Law Firm PLLC Web site are provided for informational purposes only. We make no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided on this Web site or on any third-party Web site which may be accessed by a link from this Web site, including any representations or warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. The material on this Web site is not offered as legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional legal advice.
Gerben Law Firm PLLC is not responsible for any action or failure to act in reliance upon information on this Web site or any third-party Web site which may be accessed by a link from this Web site.
This Web site is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. You may print a copy of any part of the Web site for your personal, non-commercial use, but you may not copy any part of the Web site for any other purpose and you may not modify any part of the Web site for any reason. Inclusion of any part of the Web site in another work, whether in printed, electronic, or other form, and inclusion of any part of the Web site in another Web site by linking, framing, or otherwise, are prohibited.
Our operation of this Web site is not intended to create, and will not create, an attorney-client relationship with you. While we are happy to have you contact us by telephone, surface mail, electronic mail, or facsimile transmission, merely contacting Gerben Law Firm PLLC or any Gerben Law Firm PLLC attorney does not create an attorney-client relationship until an agreement has been reached between you and the firm to handle a particular matter. The formation of an attorney-client relationship requires prior satisfaction of multiple factors including resolution of possible conflicts of interest, an appropriate fee arrangement, and mutual agreement on the terms of the engagement. Please do not convey to us any information you regard as confidential until a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Any information you convey to Gerben Law Firm PLLC via the Internet may not be secure, and information conveyed prior to establishing an attorney-client relationship may not be privileged or confidential.
Statements in compliance with the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct: The principal offices of the Gerben Law Firm are 1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036.
Purpose of this Policy:
This policy identifies different types of data used on our Web site, and outlines what we (Gerben Law Firm, PLLC) do with that data.
For the purposes of this site, Personal information includes name, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers. We do not collect personally identifying information from visitors to this site unless provided by the visitor. This information can be provided by way of submission of our Web engagement forms, subscribing to our newsletter, or by direct correspondence with our staff regarding representation. We do not provide or sell any personal information to third parties.
Browser Settings and Internet Cookies:
We will only use visitors’ browser settings, provided through visitors’ use of this site, to measure traffic and traffic trends at this site. Browser settings include, but is not limited to, your device’s IP address, cookie string data, operating system, and (in the case of mobile devices) your device type and mobile device’s unique identifier such as the Apple IDFA or Android Advertising ID.
Internet cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit or HTML-formatted emails you open, to make websites work, or work more efficiently. They are commonly used on many Websites. We work with a third party advertiser to place an Internet cookie inside of your browser settings. This cookie collects IP addresses and tracks website activity in order to have our services show on advertisements presented on other Web sites. If you do not wish for these targeted ads to appear on your computer or device, please visit our third party advertiser’s opt-out page: https://app.adroll.com/optout/safari. For more information on tracking cookies, and how to opt out, please visit the Network Advertising Initative’s Website: http://optout.networkadvertising.org.
We may use personal information to send newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, and other information that may be of interest to the visitor. Recipients may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided within the email.
For visitors who have submitted the Web contact form, we will use the provided email address and phone number to contact the visitor about their inquiry. This contact information of the visitor will be discarded if he/she does not engage our firm in representation.
Please note that we will still send transactional-related messages despite opting out of marketing communications for actively-engaged clients of the firm. Transactional-related messages include communications about trademark registrations or enforcement matters relating to the client.
We may send the client documents, correspondence, and other materials during our representation through e-mail or US snail mail. At the conclusion of representation, the client’s file will be closed and original documents will be returned. We PLLC will thereafter store file for approximately five (5) years, after which will the client file will be destroyed or discarded after that period of time unless client submits instruction in writing to retain files for a longer period.
We may hold personal information in different ways, including in hard copy or electronic form. Security measures are place to ensure that any personal information we hold is secure and protected from misuse, loss, fraudulent activity and unauthorized disclosure.
All information is held in a secure, electronic or physical manner. Information storage methods include electronic customer relationship management databases that require two factor authentication and secure connections utilizing Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
Changes to this policy:
(Last Updated: July 17 2018)