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The information contained herein is provided for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. This web site contains general information and may not reflect the most current legal developments or information. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or current. The Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris makes no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information in this web site. Recipients of content from this web site should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in the web site without seeking appropriate legal advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in California. The Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken by the recipient based on any or all of the information or other contents of this web site. The transmission of the contents of this web site, in whole or in part, does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between the Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris and any recipient(s). Nothing herein is intended to create an attorney-client relationship and is not intended as legal advice. The only way to become a client of the Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris is through a formal fee agreement.
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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. Company has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Site or with the Service. Company has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any Site or Service user who is found to have infringed on the rights of Company or of a third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations. Company’s policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to its attention. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want Company to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide Company with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Company to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit Company to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to Company’s designated agent via personal service or certified United States Mail at: Principal Stephan Francisco Ferris, Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris, 584 Castro Street #891, San Francisco, CA, 94114.
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Your privacy is important to us. The following policy explains how we will use the personal information that we, the Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris, collect from this website, www.StephanFerrisLaw.com (“Site”). By using our Site, you are agreeing to accept the practices described in this policy.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our Site?
We collect email addresses for the purposes of contacting you back in regard to a specific question or if you wish to sign up for our email newsletter. This information is collected on our Homepage and our Contact Us page. If you communicate with us, we will collect all information provided in that communication.
If you are not already a client of the Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris, please do not share any confidential, secret, or otherwise sensitive information in your communications with the firm. The Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris does not have a duty or legal obligation to keep confidential any information you share with us absent an attorney-client relationship. Unsolicited emails sent to the Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris do not create an attorney-client relationship and any automated responses do not constitute legal advice.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other Site features in the following ways: internal purposes, such as improving and maintaining our website; to ask for ratings and reviews of services or products; and to follow up after correspondence.
If you no longer wish to receive communications from the Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris or would like your personal information removed from our database, please email Stephan@StephanFerrisLaw.com .
How do we protect your information?
Our Site is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. If we collect sensitive information, such as credit card information, it is destroyed or securely stored. This information is stored on computers/servers that are kept in a locked and secure environment. Access to sensitive information is limited to employees who require that information to perform a specific job. We do not share, sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Our Site includes links to third parties. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices principles, should any data breach occur, we will notify you by email within 7 business days.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
The Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris does not market services to children under the age of 13, and this Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old, please do not provide any personal information on this website.
December 1, 2020