PRIVACY POLICY & DISCLAIMER

Privacy Policy

The policy contained in this document applies to each user (“User” or “you”) of this website.  In this policy, you can learn what kind of information Mentz | Simmons Law Group, L.L.C. (“MSLG” or “we”) collects, when and how MSLG might use that information, how MSLG protects the information, and the choices you have with respect to your personal information.

What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?  We collect information about our users in three ways: directly from the user, from our Web server logs and through cookies. We use the information primarily to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. We don’t share any of the information you provide with others, unless we explain it in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

User-Supplied Information.  If you complete and submit information through this website, we ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address, name, phone number and state). We require that you provide an e-mail address on the contact form. Additionally, if you participate in an online chat through this website, you may be asked to provide information. Do not submit any confidential, proprietary or personal information that is not public (for example:  social security number; date of birth; driver license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Non-Public Personal Information” or “NPPI”). If you submit any NPPI, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission and further, you hold MSLG, its attorneys and owners harmless from any and all liability in connection with same.

Information that you supply to us through a website submission or through online chat will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out or unsubscribe using one of the methods described hereinafter.

Server Logs.  When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in server logs, which are records of the activities on our websites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:

  • your unique internet protocol address;

  • the name of your unique internet service provider;

  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;

  • the kind of browser or computer you use;

  • the number of links you click within the site;

  • the date and time of your visit;

  • the web page from which you arrived to our site;

  • the pages you viewed on the site; and

  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).

The information we collect in server logs helps us administer the site, analyze usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use, and improve the user’s experience.

Cookies

In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service, our websites and applications may use cookies and similar technologies to store and help track information about you. Cookies are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits. Cookies also can tell us where visitors go on a website and allow us to save preferences for you so you won’t have to re-enter them each time you visit. The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can use your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie or to disable cookies.

If you wish to disable cookies from this site, you can do so using your browser. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies. For more information about using browsers to manage cookies, please see All About Cookies. You can also refuse to accept Flash cookies from this website using Adobe’s Flash management tools. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings.

By visiting this website, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

Third-Party Services

We may use services hosted by third parties to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by Users. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.

In addition, we may use services provided by third parties to display relevant content, products, services and advertising to you. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect or receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet. They may then use that information to provide measurement services so we can understand your interests and retarget advertisements based on your previous visits to this website. Please keep in mind that we do not share your personal information with any third-party advertiser, ad server or ad network.

You may be able to opt-out of the collection and use of cookies and you can find out more about cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

California Do Not Track

Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers. As described in more detail above, we track user activity using web server logs, cookies and similar technologies. Information collected in server logs helps us analyze website usage and improve the user’s experience. Cookies allow us to offer you a customized experience and present relevant advertising to you.

How is personal information protected?

We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

Who has access to the information?

We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:

  • to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;

  • if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party; and

  • as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

 

How can I correct, amend or delete my personal information and/or opt out of future communications?

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address on our website at any time to:

  • see what data we have about you, if any;

  • change/correct any data we have about you;

  • ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or

  • opt out of future communications from us.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us by telephone, by email or by the mailing address listed on this website. If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

 

Disclaimer

Information presented on this website is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice and should not be construed as such.  You should consult a licensed attorney for legal advice regarding your particular circumstances.  The web site does not form an attorney/client privilege between you and MSLG, nor does it constitute legal advice.  You should seek professional advice from a qualified attorney before acting or relying on any information on this web site.

Contacting MSLG via electronic mail, letters or telephone calls does not create an attorney-client relationship and does not commit MSLG to undertake any representation or obligation in connection with your contact.  Additionally, contacting MSLG does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and MSLG.  An attorney/client relationship will not be created until the MSLG considers potential conflicts of interest and any necessary fee agreement is entered into between the client and the law firm. In order to create an attorney-client relationship between you and MSLG you must complete and return certain forms included in an informational packet and execute and return a retainer agreement to us.  We will then evaluate your claim and respond whether we will represent you with an “engagement letter” specifically outlining the representation of MSLG.   An agreement to represent you does not obligate us to represent you generally, nor does it obligate us to represent you in any other specific matter.

By completing a contact form and submitting it, I consent to be contacted by an attorney at MSLG.  I understand that MSLG is under no obligation to respond to my e-mail; however, I understand that if MSLG responds, the initial evaluation will be free and without any charge of attorney fees.

A person should be aware that the use or transmission of electronic mail may not be a secure transmission; therefore, any privileged or confidential information should not be transmitted by electronic mail.  Any information of any type that you submit to this site will be treated as non-confidential.

You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of this website for any public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video, without express written permission of MSLG.

MSLG has not reviewed all of the links to this website and is not responsible for the content of any other website. Clicking hyperlinks and visiting any other websites is at your own risk.

MSLG assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this website.  At any time, MSLG may revise the policies contained on this page and any change in policy binds you to those changes or revisions.

In producing and/or posting and/or maintaining this website, MSLG has attempted to comply with the Louisiana State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct.  This website is not intended to be advertising and MSLG does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this website in any state or jurisdiction where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules.  By producing and/or posting and/or maintaining this website and its contents, MSLG does not intend to solicit legal business from clients located in states or jurisdictions where MSLG or its individual attorneys are not licensed or authorized to practice law.  MSLG is not seeking to represent clients in jurisdictions where this website material does not comply with ethical rules governing the content of law firm web sites.  This website may be considered an ADVERTISEMENT in some jurisdictions and as required, is designated as such. To the extent that the rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney responsible for the content of this website, MSLG designates its New Orleans, Louisiana office as its principal office and Scott R. Simmons as the attorney responsible for this web site. MSLG does not desire to represent clients generated by this web site from jurisdictions where the material on this web site does not comply with the ethical rules governing the content of law firm web sites.

Pursuant to Louisiana Rule of Professional Conduct 7.4, the description of the fields of practice does not state or imply certification, specialization or expertise in any particular areas of law, unless a particular lawyer listed holds a certification or other expertise recognized by the applicable State Bar or regulatory authority.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA 70119

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