Privacy Policy

At the Law Office of David G. Bale (the “Firm”) your privacy is very important to us. This policy explains what information we collect, why we collect it and how we use that information.

This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of­­­­­­­ (the “Site”), including any content, functionality and services offered on or through the Site.

When accessing the Site, the Firm will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take, during your visit. This policy applies to information we collect on the Site and in email or other electronic messages between you and the Firm.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Site. By using the Site, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Site.

When you access the Site, the Firm will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Information You Provide To Us. We collect information that users provide by filling out scheduling forms on the Site or by providing comments or other feedback. If you schedule a consultation or other meeting with attorneys at the Firm, then we will collect additional information about your business or non-profit and any legal issue(s) you may be facing. That information is strictly confidential in accordance with the Ohio Rules of Professional Responsibility. We use information you provide to us to schedule consultations, client meetings, and other meetings with attorneys at the Firm, to provide updates if you opt-in to our mailing list, to provide legal services if you become a client of the Firm, and to improve our Site and service offerings.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology. As you navigate through our Site, we may use automatic data collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This will generally include information about your location, your traffic pattern through our Site, and any communications between your computer and our Site. Among other things, these automatic processes will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type. This information is used for statistical data and does not include personally identifiable information. We use this data to improve our Site.

Like most modern websites, our Site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent on our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own Site, as well as your IP address.

The Firm reserves the right to use any technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media websites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media site. The Firm reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media websites.​

Some content or applications on the Site are provided by third parties. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Site. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used.

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, by mail, and over the telephone.

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription list to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from our Firm will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.

We use personal information for purposes of presenting our Site and its contents to you, providing you with information, and providing you with service offers.

Consistent with the Ohio Rules of Professional Responsibility, most information shared with the Firm is strictly confidential and may only be disclosed in accordance with those rules. We do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary action.

We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and working only with reputable third-party vendors. Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send sensitive information to us by email. If you do, you do so at your own risk.

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email and/or through a notice on the Site’s home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, or for periodically visiting our Site and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

For questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, including requests to view, change or remove any personally identifiable information associated with your profile, please contact us and we will follow up with your request as soon as possible.

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