Law Firm Disclosure
All communications with this office and payments on this website are governed by the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys found here and the attorney-client privilege where applicable.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When making a payment for legal services, filling out a form or questionnaire or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you make a payment for legal services, fill out a form or questionnaire, register on our site, or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you make a payment, register, fill out a form or questionnaire or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To allow us to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To quickly process your transactions.
How do we protect visitor information?
We only collect personal or private information (e.g., credit card numbers) from our secure online payment portal.
We implement a variety of security measures when a client provides us with PII to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Third Party Disclosure and Links
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us or calling us.
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email within 1 business day of the date we have reason to know of the breach.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Provide legal services to you and to send information and updates pertaining to our services.
• Send you additional information related to services rendered to you.
• Send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:
• NOT to use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
• Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Disposal of physical PPI
If at any time we are in possession of physical PPI such as paper, if you do not want to reclaim it we will dispose of it using our secure shredding service.
Tim Barkley Law Offices
P.O. Box 1136
Mount Airy, MD 21771
Last Edited on 2021-12-15