Disclaimers and Privacy Policy

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

 

No Legal Advice Intended

All material and information on this website is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.  The materials and information should not be relied upon as no guarantee or warranty is made as to accuracy, completeness, or timeliness.  You should contact an attorney for advice on specific legal matters.

 

Creation of Attorney-Client Relationship

Your use of, and receipt of information from, this website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and this law firm or any of the attorneys at this firm.  If you request that we represent you, no attorney-client relationship is created until we have had the opportunity to investigate possible conflicts and you have entered into a written agreement with the firm.  Consequently, you should not send us any personal or confidential information until you have executed an agreement with the firm for representation.  If you send us personal or confidential information prior to the establishment of the attorney-client relationship, you risk its disclosure to third parties in connection with legal proceedings.

 

Use of Electronic Mail or Other Electronic Media

Transmission of information via email, on-line, over the internet, or through other electronic means can be unstable, unreliable, and insecure.  There is a risk that information can be illegally intercepted.  Sometimes there can also the risk of waiver of the attorney-client and/or work product privileges that might attach to such communications when an attorney-client privilege exists.  You should only send personal and confidential information electronically when security exists such as encrypted email.

 

Third Party Websites

As a convenience, this website may provide links to third party websites.  Such linked websites are not under the control of the Watts Law Office and no responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of those websites.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

We collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization or consent.

We DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLIENTS OR FORMER CLIENTS TO ANYONE, EXCEPT AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE ETHICS RULES.

We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about current or former clients obtained in the course of representation of those clients, except as expressly or impliedly authorized by those clients to enable us to effectuate the purpose of our representation or as required or permitted by law or applicable provisions of codes of professional responsibility or ethical rules governing our conduct as lawyers.  One such implied authorization is to non-lawyer employees of the firm so that they may assist the lawyers in representation.  Our policy specifically means that we protect the confidentiality of our clients’ Social Security numbers, prohibit unlawful disclosure of our clients’ Social Security numbers and limit access to our clients’ social security numbers in the same manner as we do all other nonpublic personal information.  We safeguard the data, computer files and documents containing your personal information and destroy, erase or make unreadable such data, computer files and documents prior to disposal.

We make reasonable efforts to restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you.  We make reasonable efforts to train those employees to protect the privacy of our clients.  We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state laws to guard your nonpublic personal information.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Any questions about this website, including the disclaimers and privacy policy, should be directed to John D. Watts, Esq.  See the contact page.