NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization or consent, or otherwise furnished to us in the performance of our engagement, as through discovery in litigation.
WE DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLIENTS OR FORMER CLIENTS TO ANYONE, EXCEPT AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE ETHICS RULES.
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about current or former clients obtained in the course of representation of those clients, except as expressly or impliedly authorized by those clients to enable us to effectuate the purpose of our representation or as required or permitted by law or applicable provisions of codes of professional responsibility or ethical rules governing our conduct as lawyers. In that regard, New York State law generally provides that lawyers are absolutely required not to reveal confidential information about clients, except as authorized by the client or as compelled by law. Our policy specifically means that we protect the confidentiality of our clients’ Social Security numbers, prohibit unlawful disclosure of our clients’ Social Security numbers and limit access to our clients’ Social Security numbers in the same manner as we do all other nonpublic personal information. We safeguard the data, computer files and documents containing your personal information and destroy, erase or make unreadable such data, computer files and documents prior to disposal.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and to comply with professional guidelines or requirements of law. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.