Spruce Law Website Privacy Policy

We at Spruce Law Group, LLC (“Spruce Law”) recognize the importance of and respect your privacy, and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.sprucelaw.com (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and/or disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect on this Website.  This policy does not address information we obtain from any other source(s), including information provided to us in the course of our attorney-client relationships, email exchanges directly with our attorneys and other personnel, and/or offline through events such as seminars and/or from our personnel’s personal contacts.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number (“personal information”);
  • that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as your location; and/or
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
  • From third parties, for example, our business partners.

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by sending an email through a link on our Website. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small data file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your computer’s browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website [and our e-mails] may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Spruce Law, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or [opened an email] and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information automatically collected data to personal information about you that we collect from other sources and/or you provide to us.

Privacy on Third-Party Websites to Which Spruce Law’s Website Links

Spruce Law provides links to third-party websites that it does not control.  Spruce Law urges you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites at the time you first visit such websites and periodically thereafter.  Spruce Law undertakes no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policy of any website to which our Website links.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you.
  • To provide you with information, products, and/or services that you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction.  We may disclose personal information that we collect, and/or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our affiliates and partners;
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, and/or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use [www.sprucelaw.com/terms-of-use/].
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Spruce Law, our customers, or others.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our servers in a commercially reasonable secure manner.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Children Under the Age of 16

Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age and no parts of the Website are directed or designed to attract anyone under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16 and we do not knowingly market the Website or its services to children. No one under the age of 16 should submit any personal information to Spruce Law and/or the Website.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to info@sprucelaw.com or write us at 1622 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  Please reference “California Privacy Rights” the subject line.

Your Rights in the EU

The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU regulation that provides individuals with certain rights in relation to their personal data which is either processed by an organization established in the EU, or, for individuals located in the EU, processed by an organization outside of the EU that offers goods/services to or monitors such individuals in the EU.  If this applies to you, please be advised that:

The Data Controller for this Website is Spruce Law. Spruce Law processes personally identifiable information it collects through the Website for Spruce Law’s legitimate business purposes, for example to fulfill any requests you may make in connection with your submission of personally identifiable information, to monitor and improve the quality of the Website, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Website. You may have the right to access and/or obtain a copy of your personally identifiable information, correct inaccuracies in your personally identifiable information, request the erasure of your personally identifiable information and restrict the processing of your personally identifiable information. For more information about how you can access, rectify and erase your personally identifiable information or make any other requests relating to your personally identifiable information or to contact Spruce Law, please see the “Contact Information” section of this privacy policy entitled.  In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory data protection authority.

‌Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may send us an email at info@sprucelaw.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of this page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

Questions or comments about this policy should be directed to info@sprucelaw.com or by to 1622 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you may call our Website manager at 267.546.0600.

Last revised May 2019