Chatilalaw.com's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (last modified on April 20, 2024)


TERMS OF USE

Chatila Law, LLP ("we"), reserves sole authority and discretion with regard to who may use any website under our control. This includes our right to ban or restrict persons from the use of any or all of our websites and over the use and possession of any information contained therein. Our right to ban a user from access exists whether the user is identified by IP number, email address, or any other means of user identification, and we may do so for any reason we may see fit for that purpose.  Pursuant to the rules governing attorneys and their advertising in the State of California, this website and the information contained on its pages is authorized by attorney Beilal Chatila, California State Bar number 314413.

PRIVACY POLICY

Our protection of a user’s privacy while using any website under the control of Chatila Law, LLP, is limited to the following:

  1. Information Collection

We do not collect any personal information from any user of our website other than from our recognized clients and associates, which information is securely obtained by us on a non-public part of the website with their consent, and only in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern private businesses and the operation of law firms in the State of California.  We also do not permit the use of third-party cookies. For users of the public portions of the website, we do not maintain any cookies on the user’s device other than those that are “essential” to maintaining a website session between the server and a network client device and which are generally deleted after each request for information from the server is completed.  Beside one cookie used solely to determine whether the user has consented to the use of cookies on their device, any information accessible to us by the use of cookies stored and then maintained on a user’s device for longer than twenty four hours is only obtained by permission of that user when they legally gain access to any of our sites.

  1. Information Use

Except for information we might gather from any user of our website by the use of cookies, we do not gather any other information from our website users for any other purpose except that information which might be gathered by us in the "Contact Us" form on the website and which we may use for any purpose we see fit.  Information gathered from our recognized clients and associates that is used by us is governed by the laws and regulations applicable to private businesses and the operation of law firms in the State of California.

  1. Information Sharing

With the exception of information that may be gathered by us using cookies or otherwise with the permission of our recognized clients and associates, we generally do not share any information we may gather with third parties. An important exception to this policy is the sharing of information with Internet service providers for the sole purpose of the operation of our website (and which use is governed by the privacy policies of those providers), our recognized business partners, or for other legally permissible or required reasons.  Our Internet service provider is HostArmada (incorporated in Delaware in the U.S.A.) and their stated privacy policy is located at: https://hostarmada.com/terms-of-service/.

  1. User Controls

With the exception of our recognized clients and associates, and where our use of their data is governed by applicable laws and regulations governing businesses and law firms operating in the State of California, we may access information provided by the users of our sites with their consent, such as with information provided by cookies installed on the user’s computer.  Chatila Law, LLP, reserves the right to use any of this information with third parties or otherwise, at our sole discretion. Users are always able to delete cookies from their own devices according to those methods prescribed by the Internet access software they are using.

  1. Data Security

We take all legally required and reasonable measures to safeguard the data of users, clients, and associates provided to us, from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

  1. Data Retention 

We reserve the right to indefinitely maintain, use, or otherwise dispose of any data collected by us unless otherwise required by the laws and regulations governing private businesses and law firms in the State of California and in accordance with our stated Privacy Policy.

  1. Policy Changes

Sole notification of any changes in the policies of Chatila Law, LLP, governing the use of data and the privacy of website users or other persons intended to be the beneficiaries of those policies shall be made within this Privacy Policy statement.

  1. Legal Compliance

We ensure compliance with the laws regarding privacy protection where legally applicable.  Please be advised that the laws governing privacy vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  To that end, we only ensure privacy regarding this website and any legal jurisdiction governing it for the authorities listed in this paragraph and the following sub-paragraphs and only where legally required.

  1. State of California

Our privacy policies in the State of California are generally governed under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Civil Code sections 1798.100, et seq., as expanded and modified by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and pursuant to the regulations and other rules legally promulgated by the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA), as well as under any other legally applicable decisions or policies of administrative agencies or courts with jurisdiction of the matter.  For the privacy protection of the recognized clients of our law firm, we abide by the laws governing us under the State Bar Act, California Business and Professions Code Sections 6000-6195, as well as under the rules and regulations governing attorneys legally promulgated by the State Bar of California.

  1. United States of America

Except for our recognized clients or any of our employees, Chatila Law, LLP has no intention of collecting any information from persons under the age of 18 and considers any information provided by us under the publically accessible provisions of our web site to be appropriate for viewing by children.  We therefore do not request the permission of the parents of children who might use our website pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506.

Except in the collection of any debts owed to us or our clients, Chatila Law, LLP, does not engage in the collection, dissemination or use of any credit information of the users of our website.  Chatila Law, LLP, and our employees and other authorized agents, do not engage in telemarketing or in any text or facsimile transmission for the purposes of the aforementioned marketing at this time.

Chatila Law, LLP, will comply with any laws or regulations that may be lawfully enforced against us or where we are otherwise governed under the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 41-58, including the aforementioned COPPA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), but only where applicable for law firms otherwise engaged in interstate commerce and where the federal government otherwise has legal jurisdiction.

Chatila Law, LLP, recognizes and complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq., and any other applicable intellectual property laws for any data displayed on our website.

  1. Applicable European Laws

Chatila Law, LLP, voluntarily complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPA) of the European Union and European Economic Area.  We also voluntarily comply with the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime. Be advised, however, that our compliance with the aforementioned laws is entirely voluntary and only to the extent that we may otherwise be legally bound thereby.

  1. Other Applicable International Legal Authorities

Be advised that we are only bound by international legal authority where we have expressly recognized the jurisdiction of such or where an international convention or treaty has been ratified by the United States per the requirements of the United States Constitution and is legally applicable. Be advised however that, where we have voluntarily chosen to comply with any requirements of international law and its associated rules and regulations, we only do so to the extent that we may be legally governed thereby.