Attorneys who provide legal services involving financial matters of clients are now required by federal law to inform their clients of their policies regarding the privacy of client information. The purpose of this notice is to explain what we will be doing with the financial information that clients provide to us, and the ways that we protect our client’s privacy.
Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect
We collect nonpublic personal information about clients that is provided to us by our clients or obtained by us in the course of providing clients with legal services they have requested. This information, in some cases, includes information about personal finances and property.
Disclosure of Information
We disclose nonpublic personal information about clients only to individuals or entities necessary in order to provide contracted clients with the legal services they have requested. For instance, my staff may have access to nonpublic personal information in order for us to efficiently provide clients with the legal services they have requested. In some situations we may provide information to another organization (such as an accountant, financial advisor/broker, realtor, insurance company, or opposing counsel) in order to obtain information or assist in providing the legal services clients have requested.
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about clients to anyone, except as is necessary in order to provide clients with the legal services they have requested.
Clients Have the Right to Prohibit Disclosure
If for any reason clients do not want us to provide nonpublic personal information about them to other parties in the course of providing them legal services (except in the case of Family Law disclosure pursuant to FC 2104 and formal Discovery under the Code of Civil Procedure), clients may direct us not to make those disclosures. If clients wish to direct us not to disclose information, they may do so by written correspondence mailed to The Law Office of Gina G. MacDonald, 25115 Avenue Stanford, Suite A-209, Valencia, CA 91355.
Our Clients Privacy Is Important to Us
We retain records and files relating to the professional services clients have asked us to provide. In order to guard client’s nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility that governs our profession. Please call us with any questions that you have about protecting your privacy.
The Law Office of Gina G. MacDonald reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting a new privacy notice at this location. We recommend that you revisit this Privacy Notice and our other policies on occasion to learn of any changes.