Privacy Policy

The Francis M. Smith, Esq. law firm commits to the privacy of every client. We recognize that our clients entrust important personal information to us, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard this information. Our long-standing privacy policies and practices are described below.

  1. What Type of Nonpublic Personal Information Do We Collect?

    When you visit our Website, the only personally identifying information that is collected and stored about you is that information which you knowingly provide to us. We collect and store information about you when you ask us to respond to you with specific information.
     
  2. What Type of Information Might We Disclose, and To Whom?

    The Francis M. Smith, Esq. law firm does not share, rent, or sell any information about visitors to our Web site to third parties.

    As attorneys, we adhere to our professional duty to keep confidential all nonpublic personal information relating to a client's representation. We do not disclose any personal information about any current or former client except as required or permitted by law or by the New Jersey Code of Professional Conduct.

    We may disclose personal information, if necessary to carry out, administer or enforce a transaction that our client has requested or authorized us to perform; in that connection, we may make such disclosures to:
     
    • Our employees or agents who are assisting us in serving our client
    • At our client's direction or with his or her consent, the client's financial service and health care providers, or the financial institution that our client has designated as trustee of a living trust
    • Any other person or entity to whom our client has authorized our making a disclosure, or to whom law or applicable rules of procedure require disclosure.
       
  3. How Do We Protect the Security & Confidentiality of Client Information?

    Within our firm, we retain records relating to our professional services, accessible to our staff, to assist us in effectively representing you and, in some cases, to administer our business or to comply with professional standards. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards for your personal nonpublic information that comply with our professional standards. If you have further questions regarding the confidentiality of your personal information, please contact Francis M. Smith.
     
  4. IF YOU VISIT OUR WEB SITE, WHICH INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND STORE THAT IS NOT PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING?
     
    • The name of the domain from which you accessed the Internet (such as: aol.com, msn.com, Comcast.net, etc.)
    • The date and time you access our site
    • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site.

Why? We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our Web site and various pages of our Website, which helps us to make our site more useful to visitors.