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This blog is published by Shepard Davidson and Renee Inomata (the “bloggers”), and the posts they author reflect their respective personal views. Although both publishers are partners of Burns & Levinson LLP, (the “Firm”) their posts do not represent the views of Burns & Levinson, its clients, its other attorneys, or even each other, and are not sponsored or endorsed by Burns & Levinson, its clients or its other attorneys.
This blog is intended for educational purposes only and no representation is made about the accuracy of the information contained in the blog. The blog posts may or may not be updated subsequent to the initial posting. This blog is not intended to provide specific legal advice in relation to any situation you or anyone else may have. The information contained in this blog is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is created by reading the blog or submitting any information using this blog or website. Any information you choose to submit through this blog or website will not be treated as confidential or privileged and, by submitting the information, you consent to the use and public disclosure of the information by Burns & Levinson, its attorneys or the publisher.
This blog is not intended to be advertising, although it may constitute advertising in Massachusetts. Mr. Davidson and Ms. Inomata are admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This blog is not intended to, and does not, constitute the solicitation of business or the practice of law by Mr. Davidson, Ms. Inomata or Burns & Levinson in any jurisdiction where they are not permitted to practice
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5. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Firm may, at its sole discretion and without notice, revise these Terms at any time by updating this Blog and such revisions will be effective upon posting to this page. Your use of the Blog following the posting of any revisions to these Terms will mean that you accept those changes.
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When you visit our Blog, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and information about your use of the Blog collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Blog.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Your browsing and navigation of this blog will not result in the collection of any personal information about you. However, if you subscribe to a feed of the Blog, post comments to the Blog or write to any of the bloggers or to the Firm, personal information about you included in such communications will be collected and retained by the blogger and/or the Firm. This information includes (if you provide it), your name, email address and any other information you choose to share in any communication through the Blog or directly with the bloggers.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering the Blog, communicating with you (if you initiate such communications), and deciding topics for future blogging and related publishing. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Blog, or to the law that we think you might be interested in. If you ever receive email or other communications from us and you do not wish to receive further communications, you may notify us at any time by opting out of such emails and/or by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
Some pages on this Blog may use “cookies”—small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Except as described in this Policy, your personal information is never shared outside of the Firm unless you publicly post personal information to the public comments or response sections of our Blog. We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with service providers and/or data analytics firms who may use the aggregated data for marketing and marketing research purposes. We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable data about users if necessary to: (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Blog, and/or other users of the Blog; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of the Blog, ourselves, or third parties.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Internet Security: How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
E-mail is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private or confidential information to us by e-mail. We strive to ensure the security of our users and readers; however, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at email@example.com.
What About Other Web Sites and Blogs Linked to Our Blog?
This Blog and its contents are directed to adults aged 18 and older. Children under 13 years of age are not the target audience of this Blog. To protect their privacy, we do not solicit any information from children and we do not knowingly accept or retain any personally identifiable data from children.
Last Update: March 27, 2012