Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Grossman Young & Hammond. Information or data about you or that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address(es), telephone number(s), e-mail address(es) or other information or data, may be referred to below as “personal information”. References in this Privacy Policy to “we,” “us,” “our” or “the firm” are references to the law firm of Grossman Young & Hammond, a Maryland, United States of America partnership and our representatives who are responsible for collecting and processing information or data about you. Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be collected, stored, used and disclosed.

This Privacy Policy may change periodically. The date of the last update to this Privacy Policy is December 28, 2018.

This Privacy Policy includes details on: 

1 - When & How We Collect Personal Information

We collect personal information about you when you voluntarily choose to disclose such information to us, directly or indirectly through a representative. For example, you may disclose personal information to us when you submit information by mail, telephone, fax, or electronically; use our case management system; engage with us on social media; when you sign up for newsletters, alerts, and other marketing communications; or when you sign up to attend an event in person or online.

We may also collect personal information about you from another source, for example, from a business associate of yours, your representative, an expert or a publicly available source. If you provide personal information to us about someone else (such as one of your employees or business associates), you acknowledge that you are authorized to disclose that information to us and that, without taking any further steps, we may collect, use, store and disclose that personal information as described in this Privacy Policy as if it were disclosed to us directly by such other person.

We also collect certain information through automatic means. For example, we use cookies and other technologies to collect certain information when you use the www.grossmanyoung.com website or other sites linked to it. The information collected may include location, IP address, browser type, and content viewed.

Data Collection & Cookies: Features or partners of our website may collect data including, but not limited to: the number of visitors to our site, the time spent on our site and pages clicked, the types of devices used to access our site, and the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors. We use this information to improve our website and marketing. This data is collected by sending cookies (or similar tracking technology) to your device. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; if you previously provided personally identifiable information, however, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties; and this privacy policy does not cover third parties’ use of cookies. You may configure your device to limit or prevent access by cookies, such as to notify you when you receive a cookie, to block all cookies, or to delete existing cookies.

Partners and features that collect information: Our website marketing partners or features that collect data as described above may include, among others, Google Analytics, other analytics programs, and Google AdWords remarketing service. Remarketing involves tracking devices that have visited our website in order to display ads for our services on other websites. Use these links to learn how Google uses data it collects (hyperlink to https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites), to prevent Google Analytics from using data from your device (hyperlink to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout), or to opt out of Google’s interest-based ads (hyperlink to https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en).

2 - Why We Use & Process Personal Information

We only use your personal information for a legal and legitimate interest, such as:

Legal Services: We will use and process your personal information for providing legal services, promoting and marketing our legal services, assisting with managing, enhancing and improving our legal services, communicating with you about those legal services, and complying with our legal and ethical obligations related to those legal services.

Marketing: We may process certain of your personal information for direct marketing based on your consent. You have the option to withdraw your consent at any time. We also may process your location data, IP address, and content viewed on our website as described in section one (1).

Legal obligations: We will use or process personal information as necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. This includes satisfying any government reporting obligations and requests.

Other legitimate interests: We will process your personal information for any of our other legitimate interests not described above. These include analyzing use of our website or services, tailoring website and news content, setting preferences in our website or electronic mailings, improving our website, offering and managing programs and events, fulfilling our obligations to our clients and others, and managing our client and vendor relationships.

3 - How & Where We Disclose Personal Information

We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information.

We operate our website from the United States of America and store the information we collect through our website in the United States of America. As an immigration law firm, we market and provide legal services in many countries throughout the world. Accordingly, we receive and process data around the world which may include the disclosure of information collected through our website, as well as other personal information, across geographical boundaries, within and outside of the firm, for legal and legitimate purposes as described above.

We may also disclose your personal information to third party service providers that perform services for us and who are obligated to secure the information. These service providers may be located anywhere in the world.

We may also disclose your personal information as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement, including in response to requests from public and government authorities outside your country of residence or to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you or others anywhere in the world.

The recipients of your personal information may be located outside of the jurisdiction where you reside. The laws of these other countries may not provide the same level of protection as the laws of your home country. By providing us with personal information about yourself, you acknowledge the disclosure of such personal information to these recipients. Any processing of your personal information outside of your jurisdiction will be in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

4 - Protection of Personal Information & Retention

We take reasonable measures to protect personal information from misuse, interference, and unauthorized loss, access, modification or disclosure. We undertake industry standard data protection practices, including by deploying a variety of commercially available software and hardware security tools. Unfortunately, despite such measures, no data transmission over the Internet and no database or other depository of information can be one hundred percent secure. As a result, while we will strive to protect your personal information, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any of your personal information. We will not be and are not liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission, networks that we do not control, or unauthorized acts of third parties.

We will keep your personal information until such time as we no longer expect to need to use it for any legal and legitimate purpose and otherwise in accordance with all applicable laws. At the appropriate time, we will take reasonable steps to destroy your personal information or ensure that your personal information is de-identified, except were we need to retain such information to satisfy legal and professional ethical obligations.

5 - Your Privacy Rights & Privacy Questions

Except as otherwise expressly discussed in this Privacy Policy, this policy only addresses our use and disclosure of personal information we collect from you.  Please see our disclaimer (hyperlink to https://www.grossmanyoung.com/disclaimer), which generally addresses information you intentionally send us. You may opt out of receiving further information from us by contacting us or, where applicable, by using an “unsubscribe” option included in our communications. 

Subject to local law, you may have certain rights regarding personal information we have collected about you. Such rights might include the right to (a) know what personal information we have collected about you, (b) update or correct such information if you believe there is an inaccuracy, (c) restrict the processing of your personal information, (d) request deletion of your personal information, (e) object to our use of your personal information.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this website please contact us.

Testimonials

“I found Ms. Grossman to be attentive, professional, creative and extremely knowledgeable of the U.S. immigration laws and system.”
– Former Chilean Diplomat, Citizen of Chile and Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States

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