Last updated February 9, 2017.

Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting Schlau|Rogers (hereinafter “the Firm”). Your privacy is very important to us, and as such we have prepared this Privacy Policy (hereinafter "the Policy"). Please read the following information carefully. It tells you when this Policy is effective, what information we collect from you, how we might use it, how you can review or change the personal information you provided to us, how we may change this Policy, and the steps we take to ensure that your personal information is protected.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to The Firm’s collection of information by any other means, including without limitation from its clients in the course of representing them.

You are entitled to know once a year what information, if any, we share with other businesses and for what purposes. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@schlaurogers.com.

1. Agreement to Terms.

All activities in which you may engage on this website are voluntary. You are not required to provide any personal information to us unless you choose to access features on this site which require such information. IF AT ANY TIME YOU FIND THIS PRIVACY POLICY UNACCEPTABLE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE WEBSITE.

Your use of this Website is subject to our Terms of Use. A complete statement of The Firm’s current Terms of Use can be found by clicking here.

2. Effective Date and Changes to This Notice.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date above, and will remain in effect until a new policy supersedes it. We may choose to update this policy at our discretion, so you should check this page periodically as the terms may change from time to time. The most recent version of the policy will be reflected by the “last updated” date noted at the top of the page. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your acknowledgment of the Policy in its current version and your understanding of the terms of the Policy.

3. Personally Identifying Information Collected from you.

“Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, phone number, address, and e-mail address. “Anonymous Data” means data about you that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data (but does not include Application Data, which is covered later in this Privacy Policy); Anonymous Data does not permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.

When you contact us, we ask for some personal information, but we do not display your personal information to other users. However, failure to provide certain personally identifying information into our contact submission form will prevent certain features of the Website from functioning, or may prevent The Firm from effectively responding to your requests. The Website will collect only personally identifying information that you affirmatively provide in our contact submission form. The Firm may collect the following information about you from our contact submission form:

  • your first and last name
  • your email address
  • your phone number

4. Types of Non-Identifying Information We Collect.

We may collect non-personal identification information about you whenever you interact with our Website. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer, and technical information about your means of connection to our Website, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

5. The Firm Website Uses Cookies.

We use cookies to gather information about your visits to the Website and enhance your experience. Cookies track the type of browser, operating system, and Internet service provider you are using and allow us to tabulate the total number of visitors to our site, provide e-commerce functionality, track originating IP address, and track referrals from marketing partners.

A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps websites to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used for such activities as remembering your user name and password, if you use such a feature on this site.

You may disable the cookie feature on your computer or set it to alert you when cookies are being sent by using the preferences on your browser. If you choose to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Website.

Furthermore, our computer servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as the date and time of your access to the Website, the length of time of your visit, the portions of the Website accessed, the number of times you visit and purchase from the Website, the IP address assigned to your computer, the type of browser used by your computer, the domain from which your connection to the Website originates, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your computer. We assign you a unique internal identifier to help keep track of your future visits. We use this information to gather aggregate demographic information about our visitors, and we use it to personalize the information you see on the Website and the e-mails you receive from us (should you grant us permission to send e-mails to you). We keep this information for our internal use; we do not share it with others. This information is in no way tied to your personal information, including your e-mail address.

6. California Do-Not-Track Disclosures.

Without changing or revoking any of your privacy protections contained in this Policy, the Firm does not alter its behavior or change its services upon receiving “do-not-track” signals, as the term appears in Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22575(b)(5). 

7. Disclaimer of Warranty.

Users expressly agree that use of the service is at their sole risk. Neither the Firm, its affiliates nor any of their respective employees, agents, third-party content providers or licensees, if any, warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free, nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of the service or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information, service or merchandise provided through the service. The service is provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are implied by and incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this Policy.

Each user specifically acknowledges that in no event will the Firm, its affiliates nor any of their respective employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of (i) the use by such user of any browser owned or operated by any party and/or (ii) the downloading of any software owned or operated by any third party in connection with the service. Each user shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the service, and users shall be responsible for all charges related thereto.

8. Mailing List and Newsletter.

If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include Firm news, updates, videos related service information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact us at info@schlaurogers.com.

9. What Information Is Shared and with Whom.

Your traffic and transaction information may be shared with our business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis. We may also draw inferences from this information, aggregate this information, and use this information to inform the operation of the Website, enhance your website experience, or for any other lawful purpose. Such information shall be governed by this Policy in the same manner as any other personal information.

Other than as described in this Policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of our organization, or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, we will not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information or general information to third parties without informing you in advance. However, we may provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. Our service partners may use your personal information to operate the Website and deliver their services. For example, your data may be transferred to website hosting partners and other parties who assist in designing and operating the Website, executing services, or helping us analyze collected data. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personal information by service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners and is not subject to our control.

10. Sharing Your Personal Information.

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and you with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

The Firm uses the following third-party services:

  • Wealth Counsel
  • Squarespace
  • MailChimp
  • Google Maps Widget

These third-parties may collect your IP address, record the pages you visit on our website, and set cookies that will enable widgets to function properly. Your interactions with these widgets are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them, not by this Privacy Policy.

To make the Website and related services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third-party service provider) collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data from you, such as browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.

Because neither the Firm nor the Website has control over the content and performance of these partner and affiliate sites, we make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites. By visiting or using Third-Party Websites, you assume all responsibility and liability for all resulting harms, whether to you or to any third party, including without limitation as resulting from your downloading or use of any content, software or other materials available therefrom.

11. Social Media Features and Widgets.

Our application includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the “Share this” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our application. These features may collect your IP address and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our application. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

12. Disclosure of Your Information for Security Purposes.

The Firm fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We will release personal or general information without your consent for security purposes, when required by law, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity. We will disclose personal or general information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion.

13. Where Your Information Is Stored.

Your information is stored in our secure servers located within the United States, as well as on third-party cloud computing sites:

  • Wealth Counsel
  • Squarespace
  • MailChimp

In addition, the Firm uses a cloud computing service with servers located in a facility other than the Firm's office. Most of the Firm's electronic data, including emails and documents, are stored in this manner.  By agreeing to this Policy, you understand and consent to having communications, documents and information pertinent to the your matter stored through such a cloud-based service.

14. Use of Email Communication.

In order to provide you with efficient and convenient legal services, the Firm will frequently communicate and transmit documents using e-mail.  Because e-mail continues to evolve, there may be risks communicating in this manner, including risks related to confidentiality and security.  By agreeing to this Policy, you consent to such e-mail transmissions with you and your representatives and agents. 

15. How We Protect Your Information and Keep Your Information Secure.

In order to protect both the personal information and the general information that we receive from you through the Website, we have implemented various security measures, including but not limited to PCI compliance protocols, user created User Name and Password, and data encryption.

16. Unauthorized Access by Third Parties.

Whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using this Website, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we cannot guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through this site and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you through the site is provided at your own risk.

17. Third Party Websites.

The Firm Website may contain advertising or other content on our Website that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, and other websites owned and operated by third parties. Where this is the case, we urge you to review the equivalent data protection, privacy and cookie policies available on such websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the data protection of privacy practices of third parties in relation to such websites and your use of third party websites is entirely at your own risk.

18. Changes to This Privacy Policy.

The Firm has the discretion to update this Policy at any time. When the Firm does so, the last updated date at the top of this page will be revised and you will be sent an email. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

19. Changes to Your Personal Information and Data Retention.

The information you provide is kept in perpetuity unless and until you decide to delete it. Deletion is destructive, meaning that it will be completely removed from the active database. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information when it changes. Additionally, you can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database by notifying us at info@schlaurogers.com.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us info@schlaurogers.com or (949) 873-0662.