Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes steps The Harrison Firm, PC, a Virginia professional corporation, takes to protect “Personal Information,” defined below.

  1. Definitions. The following terms shall have the meaning indicated.
    1. Cookie” or “Cookies” as used in this Privacy Policy a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to Your browser from a web site’s computer, such as the host of Our Web Site, and which is stored on Your computer’s hard drive.  Cookies are often used by web sites to keep track of preferences You provide to that web site so that the web site can customize the content You receive.  You can change the settings on Your browser to limit or deny a web site’s ability to set Cookies on Your computer; however, doing so may cause the web site not to function for You as it was designed to do.
    2. IP Address” as used in this Privacy Policy means the Internet Protocol address of a computer, such as Yours, which is logged onto a web site, such as Ours.  For most users accessing the Internet from an Internet service provider, the IP Address will be different every time You log on.
    3. Our Web Site means the web site of The Harrison Firm, PC which You are presently viewing.
    4. Personal Information” as used in this Privacy Policy has the following meaning.  For those who subscribe to receive Our newsletter, “Personal Information” means those facts about You such as Your name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address which You provide to Us, as well as Web Beacons, Cookies and Your IP Address.  For others who merely access Our Web Site, “Personal Information” means Web Beacons, Cookies and IP Address.
    5. Privacy Policy” means this statement of the steps We take to protect Your Personal Information.
    6. You” or “Your” as used in this Privacy Policy means the person or entity who accesses Our Web Site.
    7. Web Beacon” and “Web Beacons” as used in this Privacy Policy means an electronic image, sometimes called a “single-pixel GIF”, on a web site, such as Ours, that allows the web site to count users who have visited that page or that allows the web site to access certain Cookies on Your computer.
    8. We”, “Us” or “Our” as used in this Privacy Policy means The Harrison Firm, PC, a Virginia professional corporation.
  2. Coverage. This policy statement applies to information We collect when You visit Our Web Site; however, it does not apply to information You send to Us by e-mail, including by using an e-mail link on Our Web Site.  It also does not apply to other means by which You may communicate with Us.  It describes how We treat Your Personal Information.  This policy statement applies only to The Harrison Firm, PC and does not apply to any other person or entity, including those that link to or from Our Web Site.
  3. Information Collection.  For those who subscribe to receive Our newsletter, We collect Personal Information about You (i) when You complete the subscription form, and  (ii) when You visit pages in Our Web Site.  For others who merely access Our Web Site, We collect Personal Information when You visit pages on Our Web Site.  The Personal Information We collect when You visit Our Web Site includes Your IP Address and general information used for statistical purposes to help Us know how to improve Our Web Site.  Such general information is collected anonymously by categories such as the number of visitors to Our Web Site, the number of visitors to specific pages of Our Web Site, the number of persons who subscribe to Our newsletter, the number of people who unsubscribe to Our newsletter, and the number of people who click on links.
  4. Use of Personal Information. We use Personal Information to respond to Your requests, to send Our newsletter to those who subscribe to receive it, and to collect statistical data of visits to Our Web SiteWe are not in the business of collecting and selling personal information and do not sell or otherwise provide Personal Information about You to any third party, except as provided below in this paragraph. We may disclose Your Personal Information (i) if required to do so by law or court order,  or in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary, (ii) as permitted or required by the Rules of Professional Conduct applicable to lawyers in Virginia, (iii) to vendors or business associates who provide services to Us related to Our Web Site, (iv) to a potential purchaser of the stock or assets of The Harrison Firm, PC, or (v) as may be necessary in Our judgment to protect the property rights or personal safety of Us or the public.
  5. Linked Sites. We may provide links to other web sites which We think will be useful to persons who access Our Web SiteWe do not review or approve the content of linked sites and have no control over the privacy policy of linked sites.  We do not provide Personal Information to linked sites.  However, once You click on a link to another site, You leave Our Web Site and Our Privacy Policy will no longer apply to You.  If You click on a link to another site, the other site will know Your IP Address, may have Web Beacons, and may also set Cookies on Your computer.  The other site may also send to You e-mail solicitations or other communications.  You must review the privacy policy of the linked site to know how Your Personal Information will be treated by the linked site.
  6. Security. We strive to take reasonable steps to protect Your Personal Information.  However, no storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and most data transmission over the Internet is not secure.  Security of Your Personal Information is also Your responsibility.  Do not respond to an e-mail or other request from anyone which asks for any personal information about You.  The “from” block on the e-mail message can easily be forged and there are many scams on the Internet which attempt to obtain personal information about You. If You are uncertain whether an e-mail message is from Us, do not “reply” to the message, but instead either telephone Us or send Us an original e-mail message at Our address on Our Web Site, asking if the message is authentic.  If You believe that Your Personal Information has been compromised, please report it to Us immediately.  If You believe You are a victim of identity theft, contact federal and Your state and local law enforcement authorities.  The Federal Trade Commission has recommended steps about what You should do if You believe You are the victim of identity theft.
  7. Amendment. In Our discretion, the terms of Our Privacy Policy may change over time.  You should view Our Privacy Policy periodically to determine Our current Privacy Policy.

Effective Date:  June 1, 2011
Copyright 2011 The Harrison Firm, PC.  All rights reserved

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