Privacy Policy

Effective October 1, 2020

 

This privacy policy explains how Boutique Counsel, LLC ("Boutique Counsel") collects, uses and discloses information about you when you use our website (the “Website”), when you attend our events, or when you otherwise interact with us as described below.

 

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our Website.  Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we collect and use your personal information when you visit our Website and what rights you have in relation to your personal information.

 

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

You are not required to provide any personal information when visiting the publicly accessible pages on the Website.  However, you may do so by completing various forms found on the site, including:

 

  • Attorneys providing certain in-take information through a form

  • Inquiring about services

  • Asking a question related to services

  • Filling out a contact form

 

In addition, our Website gathers certain information about our Website traffic for administrative and analytical purposes.  This information may include your IP address, browser type, referring and/or exit pages, operating system and dates/times of page views.    You may also provide us with personal information if you contact us by email, telephone or letter, or we may receive your business contact information from you or another source in the course of business.

COOKIES

 

We use “cookies” on the Website.  A cookie is a small data file that the Website writes to your hard drive when you visit.  A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the Website uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.  A cookie cannot read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other websites.  We may use cookies to analyze visitor traffic patters in order to improve visitor experience.  We do not correlate this information with data about individual users.  A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.  We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Website.  A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.  We use persistent cookies to recall what information you have viewed in prior visits to the Website.  You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided through your internet browser.  In addition, when visiting the Website for the first time, an option may be presented allowing you to manage the use of cookies.

 

WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN?

 

Content on the Website is directed to individuals over the age of 18 and is not directed at children under the age of 13.  We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.  If you are under the age of 13, do not provide personally identifiable information of any kind.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

 

We use your information to administer services and to improve the Website. 

 

Our main use of your information is to respond to requests for information from you, to ensure the efficient operation of the Website, to authenticate your access to resources, and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you or your business.  We provide this information to you through the Website, by email or by postal mail.  We may combine your personal information with that of all or a particular group of Website users to prepare collective and anonymous profiles of Website users and their interests or behavior.  If you have opted into receiving communications from Boutique Counsel, we may provide you with marketing information we think would be of interest.  You may opt out of receiving such marketing communications at any time.

 

Where you have provided us with your personal information to receive marketing communications, we will store that information until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive these communications, or we determine that the information is not longer accurate. 

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA

 

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, the processing activities described in this document are based on contract (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR – for information you provide in the process of sending client in-take information to Boutique Counsel); consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR – to the extent you sign up for one of our newsletters or if you agree to cookies through the banner); and legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR – specifically our interest in promoting our services and customizing our Website. 

TRANSFER OF INFORMATION AND DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

 

We may, for the above purposes, transfer your information to any attorney or law firm currently affiliated, or interest in joining, Boutique Counsel.  Boutique Counsel's office is located in the United States of America which may not have similar data protection legislation to the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  We use various third parties to operate the Website, including, for example, our providers of professional, consulting, marketing, communications and business development services.  We may disclose personally identifiable information to such entities as needed for them to perform specific tasks under our instruction, subject to this policy. 

 

In addition, we may disclose information that you expressly authorize; as required by law or when we believe that such disclosure is necessary in connection with a judicial proceeding or to comply with a court order, law or regulation applicable to use of the Website; or as we determine to be necessary to protect our property or assert our legal rights or to protect the property or safety of any other person.  However, for the processing of your data, Boutique Counsel will at all times ensure a data protection level equivalent to the one in the EEA, and implement appropriate safeguards within the meaning of Art. 46 GDPR, such as standard data protection clauses, if the recipient is not located in the country considered to be ensuring an adequate level of protection within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR.  Please contact us if you have additional questions.

 

MARKETING CHOICE AND YOUR RIGHT TO ACCESS AND CORRECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

To opt our of receiving marketing communications from us, notify Boutique Counsel at info@mygc.legal

 

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date.  You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your personal data, restrict processing concerning you and object to processing, as well as the right to data portability. 

 

We will provide you with access to your personal information on request so you may view, update or correct your information.  To protect your privacy and security, we will verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.  You have the right to complaint to a competent supervisory authority if you feel that we are not complying with our data protection obligations. 

 

To access or correct your personal information, notify us at info@mygc.legal

 

YOUR CALIFORNIA RIGHTS

 

If you are a California resident, California law provides you with specific rights regarding your personal information, including the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about the collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months and the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.  To make such a request, contact us at info@mygc.legal and indicate in your message that you are making a CCPA request. 

 

You also have the right not to be discriminated against if you exercise any of your rights under California privacy law. 

 

Boutique Counsel may have collected the following categories of personal information of California residents who visited the Website in the past 12 months:

 

  • Identifiers such as a name, title, career information, social media identifiers, physical address, IP addresses, email addresses, or other similar identifiers. 

  • Internet or other electronic network activity information.

 

This information is collected and used for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy.  Boutique Counsel does not sell the personal information of visitors to the Website and has not done so in the past 12 months.  Boutique Counsel may have disclosed any of the above categories of personal information pursuant to an individual’s consent or under a written contact with a service provider for a business purpose in the past 12 months.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

 

To prevent unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, and to ensure the correct use of information, we employ physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard this Website and the personal information we collect online.  All of our employees and any third parties we employ to process your personal information are obligated to respect its confidentiality.  However, transmission of information through the internet is not secure.  Although we seek to protect your information as described above, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to the Website or to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk. 

 

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

 

We regularly review our Privacy Policy to ensure that it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personal information and we may make changes to our Privacy Policy to keep it current with industry standards.  We will post the date of the most recent revisions on this page.  Check this page to make sure that you are current and up to data on our Privacy Policy.

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

 

Should you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, email info@mygc.legal.  You can also contact us by calling + 404 592 9963.