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Attorney - Client Privilege.
Information that is shared with an attorney by a client or a potential client is generally considered privileged and is therefore protected from being revealed. The client cannot be forced to disclose the information. The attorney cannot be forced to disclose the information and is required to keep it confidential. This confidentiality extends both ways. The communication from the attorney to the client is also privileged.
However, the privilege is not absolute. It can be lost. The most common way in which it is lost is if the client allows a third party to be present during the communication with the attorney. The law considers that if information is revealed to one person without confidentiality, then the confidentiality has been waived . When we meet with you we will request to meet with you in private, with no other persons present. If a person is present who is necessary to your communications with your attorney, then the privelege is not waived. But if that person is not necessary, we will ask to meet with you alone.
We will always protect your attorney-client protected information. We will never disclose it, absent a court order to do so, or your written instruction to us to do so.
Do not attach documents or provide confidential information when you email us from this website.
We ask that you do not provide any specific facts about your situation or case if you email us from this website. Please provide just a general description of your matter and a means for us to contact you. This is for your safety, as email is not 100% secure. We also ask that you do not attach any documents to email sent to us from this website. We will not review any documents until we meet with you.
Information Collected and How It Is Used
For each visitor to this Website, nonpersonal information is automatically collected to make the site more useful to visitors, as well as to diagnose problems with this Website or servers, to learn about the number of visitors to the site and the types of technology they use, and to improve the site's content. None of this information contains personal identifiers (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.). Information that is automatically collected includes:
If you linked to this Website from another site, the address of the site you linked from;
Your IP address (an IP address is a numerical identifier automatically assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer when you are surfing the Internet);
Environmental variables including, among other things, the:
Internet domain from which you access the Internet;
Date and time you accessed this Website;
The pages you accessed at this Website; and
Internet address of the site you visit after leaving this Website.
Invisible tags placed on this Website's pages, not on your computer, to compile aggregate statistics about site usage. When you visit a page with a tag, a generic notice of your visit to that page is generated.
If you send comments or questions to this Website, the information you provide will normally be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve our services, or in some cases, to refer you to another entity that may be better able to assist you. In order to access certain areas or services of this Website, you may be asked to provide additional information, including personal information. Once you provide personal information, you are no longer an anonymous user of this Website. Information collected on this Website will not be used by Spears Law for commercial marketing purposes, but may be used or shared in response to a legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); to take action regarding illegal or unauthorized activities; in accordance with the law; to process a transaction or service requested by you; or if you consent. Statistical, aggregated, and anonymous information collected by this Website may be shared with third parties or the public. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
This Website has implemented various security measures, including physical, electronic, and procedural measures. As effective as any security measure implemented by this Website may be, no security system is impenetrable.
Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies created on your computer by using this Website do not contain personally identifiable information. The cookie feature may also be used to store a randomly generated identifying temporary tag on your computer. You may refuse the cookie or delete it through any of the widely available methods. However, if you turn your cookie option off, you may not be able to access some portions of this Website.
Links to Other Sites
When you link to another site from this Website, you are subject to the privacy practices of the new site.