PRIVACY POLICY

Blaivas & Associates, P.C. recognizes the importance of keeping your personal information private and secure. We have developed a comprehensive privacy policy and use the latest technology to ensure that the information you provide us stays secure.

Privacy Statement
The personal, private and business information you provide to Blaivas & Associates, P.C. will be used only in connection with your business requests. Blaivas & Associates does not share any information about you or your company with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary to handle your business, as permitted by law or as specifically authorized by you.  Blaivas & Associates does not otherwise share, distribute, sell or otherwise disseminate any information about you or your company except as outlined above.

Tracking Utilities and Security
The purpose of this section is to explain how Blaivas & Associates protects and uses your personal information. We want you to know that your information is safe, secure and used in a responsible manner.

We designed features of our site to allow visitors to anonymously learn about our services without revealing their identities. For these new visitors, the only information we collect online is from cookies, pixel tags or similar devices, which provide limited data, such as the date, time and areas of our site that were visited, interactions on the site, and the Web path/domain from where the visitor came. Blaivas & Associates uses this information only to recognize you and hold information during your visit to the site. Tracking utilities identified in this Privacy Policy are not tied to personally identifiable information.  In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with the information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site. We are unable to customize the site's features according to your preferences.

This general information allows us to serve visitors better by continually improving our site and making it more convenient. Among other things, we may store questions submitted using our Contact Us form or via email. 

If you decide to submit information to us on the Internet using our site, you may be asked to enter sensitive personal information online such as business information. We use advanced data-encryption and storage technology to protect your sensitive personal information. When you enter this information on the Blaivas & Associates website, our systems automatically switch to "secure" mode.

Recent versions of most Internet browsers support the encrypted transmission of on-line documents and the data you enter on a web page. This means that instead of sending readable text, both your browser and the web site's secure server encode all text using a security key. That way, any personal data sent to your browser or any data you send back would be extremely difficult to decode in the unlikely event it was intercepted by an unauthorized party. The key used for encoding is a random number that is unique to your session at the secure web site.

There are two grades of Internet security: International-grade encryption uses a 40-bit random number negotiated between your browser and the web-server. This means that only one out of about 1,000,000,000,000 possible decoding keys can be used to decipher your data. Domestic-grade encryption uses a 128-bit key, so that the number of possible keys is vastly larger. The Blaivas & Associates site uses the highest grade of encryption supported by your browser and your Internet connection.

Your Internet session is encrypted if your security-enabled browser is connected to a web site using the Secure Hypertext Transport Protocol. URL strings beginning with "HTTPS://" instead of the usual "HTTP://" indicate that the secure protocol is in effect. Your browser may also tell you if security is operating. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer shows an icon if either the 40-bit key or the 128-bit key is activated. Security may be operating, however, without any visible indication if the web page you are viewing employs frames (see below). If secure transmission is not in effect or only part of a frame-based page is secure, Netscape shows the "broken key" icon, and Explorer does not show the "lock" icon.

Most browsers can be set to give you a pop-up announcement when you enter or leave a secure web page. In Internet Explorer, the setting is on the "Advanced" tab when you select "Options" on the View menu. You can verify the security of a page within a frame by opening it in a new browser window. Internet Explorer allows you to open a link in a new window by right-clicking on the link and selecting that option from the pop-up context menu. When a secure page is open in its own window, instead of being viewed within a frame, you can then see the security icons provided by your browser as well as the "https://" secure protocol prefix in the URL string.

Data Collection
We collect information such as name, phone, e-mail address for contact requests and e-mail. We collect information such as name, phone, email address, address and phone in order to facilitate communication. E-mails will be sent directly from Blaivas & Associates.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at dblaivas@blpclaw.com, or you may contact us at 212-949-7550.

Legal Disclaimer & Policy Changes
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as permitted by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web site.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Questions regarding our Privacy Policy should be directed to dblaivas@blpclaw.com