Legal Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

Legal Disclaimer

The materials on this website are not intended to and do not constitute legal advice or a solicitation for the formation of an attorney-client relationship and no attorney-client relationship is created through your use of this site or your receipt of these materials.

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 10, 2018

 

Purpose

Berliner Cohen, LLP (“Berliner” or “we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our Website users and has developed this Privacy Policy to help explain who we are, how we collect, share and use personal data and other information that we may collect through our website at www.berliner.com (“Website”).  Please read this Privacy Policy in full before using our Website, and feel free to contact us with questions about this policy anytime at privacy@berliner.com .

DISCLAIMER: By using our Website you consent to our collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you are accessing this Website outside of the United States of America, read this notice now .

What does Berliner Cohen, LLP do?

Berliner Cohen is a California-based law firm serving the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies.  Berliner Cohen is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in Modesto, Merced, and Mariposa, California.   Attorneys at Berliner Cohen are licensed to practice law in various jurisdictions within the United States of America (USA).

Information We Collect

  • Information you provide to us voluntarily – Certain features on our Website may ask you to provide your personal information voluntarily. For example, we may ask you to provide your business contact information in order to subscribe to our mailing list to receive legal news and insights.
  • Cookies and Advertising Technologies – We may use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our Website, including cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. Some cookies may be required for users to operate and navigate the website. You may set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our Website. You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.aboutads.info/choices
  • Log Information – When you use our Website, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This log information may include: details of how you used our Website, Internet protocol (IP) address, device event information, as well as cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Device Information – We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number).

How We Use Your Information and Why

Berliner may use information we collect from our Website, including information that you provide to us to: (1) inform you about our services; (2) send marketing communications; (3) respond to your requests for information; (4) allow you to sign up for our mailing list; (5) invite you to upcoming events and; (6) to improve our Website quality, offerings and capabilities.

For example, we may use your email address to respond to your inquiry from the “Contact Us” feature on our Website.

When We Share Information

Berliner may disclose information about you:

  • With contractors and vendors who provide services on our behalf to support our business and this Website; or
  • When we believe we need to do so to comply with the law, for example to cooperate with law enforcement, to obtain legal remedies or relief, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of Berliner, our clients, customers, employees or others; or
  • With your consent, for any other reason with your consent or at your direction to use your information in a particular way.

Third Party Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Ally Law.  These links to third party websites are not part of our Website, and we do not control the content on these websites or any third party’s privacy policy.  We encourage you to read the privacy policy for all third party websites before you use their website or share any personal information.

Information You Must NOT Provide on this Website

  • Do NOT provide personal sensitive information about yourself or anyone on our Website. For example, if you wish to contact us through the website form the only information you will be asked to provide is: your first and last name, email address, phone number and a brief description of your reason for contacting us. You will never be asked to provide information like your social security number, your date and place of birth or medical information on our Website. Our Website is not directed or intended to collect this type of sensitive personal information. Especially due to the nature of our services, we strongly encourage you not to disclose sensitive information on our website.
  • Do NOT provide any personal information on our Website if you are a child under the age of 13. Our Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information, including personal information, from children. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected personal information from someone under the age of 13, we will promptly delete it. If you believe that we have mistakenly collected information from a person under the age of 13, please contact us at privacy@berliner.com .

Notice to Persons Accessing Our Website Outside of the United States of America (USA)

If you access this website outside of the USA, any information you provide to us on the Website will be transferred out of the country you have accessed the Website from and into the USA.  If you do not want your personal information to leave the country you have accessed the Website from, please do not provide such information to Berliner and do not use the Website.  When you provide personal information to Berliner you explicitly consent to the transfer of your information to the USA.

Please note that this Website is designed specifically for persons in the USA, and Berliner’s legal services are limited to the state of California and the USA.  As such, Berliner intends for its Privacy Policy to be governed only by the laws of the United States of America.

Using Our Website Does Not Create an Attorney-Client Relationship

Our Website contains an important Legal Disclaimer   which explains that your use of the Website or your receipt of the materials on the Website, including this Privacy Policy, does not create an attorney-client relationship.  Because of the nature of our services, it is important that Website users read and understand this Legal Disclaimer.

We May Modify Our Privacy Policy

We may modify our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or services or in response to changing legal or regulatory requirements.  The updated Privacy Policy will be posted on our Website and will include the date it was last modified at the top of the policy after “Last Updated.”  We encourage you to regularly visit the Website and review the terms of our latest Privacy Policy each time you visit.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about Berliner’s use of your personal information or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@berliner.com .