At Atticus, our work centers on understanding our clients' unique situations and needs. A critical part of this process is collecting information from users of our website. In addition to information about your legal needs, Atticus may collect information about you and your use of our services, including: (a) Personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, physical address, telephone number, employment information, billing address, and credit card; (b) Anonymous demographic information, such as your Postal Code, age, gender, and preferences; (c) Information about your computer hardware and software, such as your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, operating system, cookie information, referring website addresses, and Internet Service Provider; and (d) Information on your use of our website, such as pages visited, links clicked, text entered, and mouse movements.
Atticus collects and uses your personal information to deliver the help you request, to evaluate whether to represent you, and to improve our services and website. As part of the process for identifying and connecting you with the right legal help, we may share your personal information with other law firms and service providers. Atticus may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Atticus and its affiliates. Atticus may also contact you to participate in surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
We use aggregated or anonymized information for remarketing with Google Analytics, for ad targeting, to analyze trends, to administer our services, to improve customer service, to diagnose problems with our servers, to track user movement, and to gather demographic information for aggregate use. Users can opt out of some advertising features by visiting Google or the NAI consumer opt-out page. We may freely publish, disclose and use aggregated or anonymized to or with third parties.
We use personal information to facilitate your use of our services, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of our business, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. In the event that we engage with third party service providers in connection with our Services, we may share personal information with such service providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. We do not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise make available your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you connect with Atticus through a third party (e.g., your employer, an organization of which you are a member, or an organization from which you sought assistance), Atticus may share information about your use of our services with the third party to help them understand how people they connect with us make use of our services or to enable them to further assist you or to provide you with their products and/or services.
If you provide us with your telephone number, you consent to the transmission of text messages to that number and waive any rights you may have under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. However, you may contact us at any time to opt out of receiving such texts.
Atticus strives to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Our services are built on platforms that incorporate the latest encryption and security devices. However, no data transmission is guaranteed to be 100% secure and we therefore cannot guarantee the security of information you transmit to or from Atticus. Accordingly, we disclaim liability for the theft, loss, or interception of, or unauthorized access or damage to, your data or communications by using the site, applications, and our services. By using our services, you acknowledge that you understand and assume these risks.
Our services are intended for and directed to adults. No children under age 13 may use our services, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.
Our services are operated from within the United States and intended for users located domestically. If you are located outside of the U.S., please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to, processed, stored and used in the U.S. in accordance with U.S. law, and may be subject to access requests from U.S. government agencies.
At the bottom of many websites, you'll find a small disclaimer: "We are not a law firm and are not qualified to give legal advice." If you see this, run the other way. These people can't help you: they're prohibited by law from giving meaningful advice, recommending specific lawyers, or even telling you whether you need a lawyer at all. Most make money by selling advertisements or hawking your personal information to the highest bidder.
There's no disclaimer here: Atticus is a law firm, and we are qualified to give legal advice. We can answer your most pressing questions, make clear recommendations, and search far and wide to find the right lawyer for you. It's not easy: being a licensed law firm subjects us to complex regulations and requires painstaking work. But it's worth it, because it means we can truly help our clients as they take on life's biggest challenges. Others can't.
Two important things to note: If we give you legal advice, it will be through a lawyer on our staff communicating with you directly. (Don't make important decisions about your case based solely on this or any other website.) And if we take you on as a client, it will be through a document you sign. (No attorney-client relationship arises from using this site or calling us.) If any of this isn't clear, please reach out: we're always happy to explain more.