Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This policy applies to any information our firm has collected online from those who use this website.   Please read this policy so that you know what kind of information we collect, when and how we might use it, how we protect your information, and the way you can make informed choices about your personal information.

What information is collected through this website and how does Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart use it?

There are three ways in which we collect information about the users of our website:   directly from the user, through cookies, and from our Web server logs.   The information is used mainly to provide you with an Internet experience which delivers to you resources, information and services that may be of help to you and at the same time pertinent to your case.  No information is shared with others unless we say so in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe that the law requires sharing in good faith.

User-supplied information: If you complete the contact form on his site, you will be asked to provide your email address, name, phone number and other personal information.  However, the only required information on the contact form is an e-mail address.  DO NOT submit any sensitive, confidential, proprietary or personally identifiable information such as your credit card information, social security number, birth date, driver’s license, bank account information or any other financial information (collectively, “Confidential Information” to us via this website.  If you submit any Confidential Information, you do so at your own risk and Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart is not liable to you or responsible for any  consequences of your submitting Confidential Information.

Contact information that you provide to us through the contact form will be used by us to respond to your inquiry about your potential case.  If we agree to take your case, your contact information may also be used to communicate with you in the future.  If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

Web server logs:   We may track information about your visit to our website, and that information may be stored in web server logs.  Our web servers automatically save this information electronically.  We may save the following types of information regarding your visit to our website:

  • the name of your unique Internet service provider;
  • your unique Internet protocol address;
  • the town or city from which you accessed our website;
  • the kind of browser or computer you use;
  • the date and time of your visit and the number of links you clicked on;
  • the web page from which you arrived to our site;
  • searches and queries you conducted from our website; and
  • the pages you viewed on the site;

The information we save in our web server logs helps in the analysis of the site’s usage, protect it and its content from improper use, manage and administer the site, and improve the your visit.

Cookies:  To provide personalized, custom service, our website and applications may use cookies to store and track information.  Cookies are commonly used small pieces of data that are sent to a browser from a Web server and stored on the computer’s hard drive.  The way we use cookies is to help you move and navigate our sites.

The use of cookies is relatively standard and most browsers are set up to accept cookies.  If you prefer, you can set your browser to either refuse to accept cookies or to let you know when you receive one.   Some aspects of sites may not function well if you don’t accept cookies.

Protection of personal information

Appropriate security measures are taken to protect your personal information from accidental loss or from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

Access to your information

We don’t sell, rent or otherwise provide the information and data about you to anyone else except in the rare situation where, as provided by law, 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 property and legal rights.

You can delete, amend or correct personal information provided to uos or opt out of future communications.

You have the right and may easily opt out of any future contacts from our firm, lawyers and staff.   Simply contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address on our website at any time to:

  • have any data we have retained about you deleted;
  • opt out of future communications from us;
  • change or amend any data or information we have about you; or
  • ask us to delete any data we have about you.

If you have any concerns or questions about our privacy policy, please call us via the phone number in this site.  If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

Effective March 1, 2014