This Privacy Notice is provided on behalf of Del Galdo Law Group, LLC.
Congress passed the Privacy Act in 1974 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) which deal in part with how Law Firms are required to safeguard and protect nonpublic personal private and confidential client information. The Del Galdo Law Group, LLC. recognizes that the foundation of our business is maintaining our clients’ trust and confidence. In order to provide you with the most effective and beneficial legal services, we must maintain personal confidential information about you. Keeping that information secure and private is important to us. This notice is provided to you so that you may know how we collect information about you, the type of information we collect, what we may disclose to the parties engaged in litigation and non-affiliated third parties, and the steps we take to protect personal information about you.
What We Collect
First, we must collect a certain amount of personal information about you as our client in order to provide effective legal services and fulfill legal and regulatory requirements. Therefore, as part of our legal representation of your interests in any matter, we may obtain certain nonpublic personal information about you. This information includes facts and data that we receive from you, opposing parties during litigation, from responses to subpoenas for records issued to relevant third parties, including medical treatment records, government agencies, and/or other authorized persons in varying manners.
What We Share
With respect to the information we collect about you:
- We collect and use the information to the extent needed in accordance with our legal representation of your interests and to meet our high-quality service standards;
- We restrict access to the information to authorized individuals who need to know this information to provide legal services to you and routinely audit data retention practices;
- We maintain appropriate safeguards with regard to ensuring the security and non-disclosure of your confidential information in accordance with the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Illinois Rules Of Professional Conduct relating to the requirement that all firm employees comply with attorney-client communication privilege in order to protect your confidential information;
- We will verify that any persons requesting information about you or your relationship with our firm is legally entitled to such information;
- We will only disclose nonpublic personal information about you outside our firm only in the course of our legal representation of you. at your request and as authorized by you, or as required or permitted by applicable law;
- We require any organization that consults or provides assistance to our firm in providing our legal services to you to maintain the confidentiality of nonpublic personal information about you and not use such information for any other purposes;
If we change our privacy practices, we will provide you notice of all material changes. This privacy notice supersedes all previous notices with respect to matters described herein.
The Del Galdo Law Group, LLC strives to maintain your confidence and trust.
DEL GALDO LAW GROUP CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY FOR CLIENTS
This is a law office. The matters that you bring to this law office are often highly sensitive and deeply personal. In order to properly represent you, it is very important that you feel able to fully discuss all aspects of your matter with us. Accordingly, all discussions with us will be held in strictest confidence. Knowing this should help you feel comfortable in providing full disclosure of information, ensured that your counsel has the full context of your concerns in representing your interests.
The rules of professional conduct for attorneys provide that a lawyer shall not reveal information relating to representation of a client unless the client consents after consultation. This rule applies not only to all of the lawyers in this office but also to law office employees and specialists retained by or associated with a lawyer.
Everyone who works at this office has been trained in the requirements of confidentiality. It is the policy of this office that any disclosure of information relating to a client or a case to anyone not employed by the firm, without express authority from the responsible attorney or client, is prohibited.
Everyone who works at this office is trained in and realizes the importance of confidentiality. The relationship between attorney and client is founded on trust and confidence. It is our duty to preserve client confidences.
Confidentiality is a priority in this office. Specific procedures have been instituted in this office to safeguard this client confidentiality. We hope that you will understand that, as a result of these procedures, there are certain questions we may not be able to answer about other files and certain offices you may not be allowed to enter. We maintain each clients’ records and privacy with this strict separation in place as a part of our regular practice of treating each case and each client as a priority, regardless of the scale or scope of why they have come to us. While we can broadly discuss our capacity to serve you as a firm, this office respects the sensitive and confidential nature of the attorney/client privilege and will never leverage your trust to other parties. This is a commitment that we make to you as our client.
The Internet is not a confidential way to transmit messages. It is possible for people to intercept and read email messages. While we welcome your communication, you should be aware that Internet email may not preserve the confidence that you expect when you deal with a lawyer. If the matter needs confidentiality then we strongly urge you to call or write us rather than use email. Notwithstanding, we affirm that all communications we receive from you in any format relating to our work on your behalf are not voluntarily divulged by our firm except where legally required or at your direction.
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