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Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 19, 2020

As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients worldwide, Kostiv & Associates, P.C. including its affiliated partnerships, (“the firm”) operates https://abogadopetro.com

https://kostivmiami.com, http://kostivlaw.com, and https://accidentestuabogado.com/ (collectively the «Sites»). 

The firm is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, law students, job applicants or others inside or outside the firm). It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.

This Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is based on the privacy and data protection principles common to the countries in which the firm operate. The sites apply it in light of the firm’s overarching obligations to comply with law, to preserve client confidentiality and to represent the firm’s clients as effectively as possible within the bounds of the law. This Privacy Policy is intended to summarize the firm’s data protection practices generally, and to advise the firm’s clients, interested law students, job applicants, website visitors, and other third parties about the firm’s privacy policies that may be applicable to them.

This Privacy Policy is also specifically addressed to parties outside the firm who provide Personal Information to the firm or who visit or use the firm’s websites, the firm’s apps, the firm’s social media sites, the firm’s extranets, as well as email messages that the firm send to you that contain a link to this Privacy Policy (“Sites”). This Privacy Policy also describes how the firm collects, processes and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Sites. 

This page informs you of the firm’s policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information the firm receive from users of the Sites.

The firm use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Sites. By using the Sites, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information

Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us.

The firm maintains reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other sites. The firm does not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.

We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors, including, where applicable, European Union’s data protection laws and regulations.

We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Privacy Policy and in our applicable policies. If you wish to obtain more details on our information practices, please refer to the “Contact Us” section below.

Log Data

Like many site operators, the firm collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit the firm’s Sites («Log Data»).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol («IP») address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the firm’s Sites that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, the firm may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze Personal Information.

Communications

The firm may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that the firm would like to make those users aware. 

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, the firm use «cookies» to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information

We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.

As an international firm, we operate systems that may make data related to your matters accessible from our various offices around the world and often transfer client data which may include Personal Information between our offices. 

Children

In order to respect the privacy of minors, the Sites do not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via the firm’s Sites by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the Sites collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Privacy Policy, the Sites will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal Information. These rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt out of having your Personal Information shared or sold. The Site does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. To exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send the firm your request using the “Contact Us” section below.

The following are categories of Personal Information defined under the Act the firm may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering firm business or receive from a client in the course of providing legal services: Identifiers, Personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, Commercial information, Biometric information, Internet or other electronic network activity, Geolocation data, Sensory data, Professional or employment-related information, Non-public education information, and inferences drawn from other personal information.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of (June 19, 2020) and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

The firm reserve the right to update or change the firm’s Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after the firm post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If the firm make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, the firm will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us

The Firm maintains a Privacy Policy with a Data Protection Officer to enhance and promote compliance privacy and data protection principles. This position serves as points of contact for answering questions, accessing, amending, or correcting your information and resolving issues and disputes. If you have any questions relating to the firm’s use of your Personal Information please contact the Data Protection Officer at dataprotectionadmin@kostivlaw.com or by mail at:

Kostiv & Associates, P.C. 

ATTN: Data Protection Officer

3450 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90010

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