Last updated: June 19, 2020
As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients worldwide, Kostiv & Associates, P.C. including its affiliated partnerships, (“the firm”) operates https://kostivlaw.com, https://kostivmiami.com, https://abogadopetro.com and https://accidentestuabogado.com/ (collectively the «Sites»).
The firm is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, law students, job applicants or others inside or outside the firm). It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.
This page informs you of the firm’s policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information the firm receive from users of the Sites.
The firm use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Sites. By using the Sites, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us.
The firm maintains reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other sites. The firm does not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.
We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors, including, where applicable, European Union’s data protection laws and regulations.
Like many site operators, the firm collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit the firm’s Sites («Log Data»).
This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol («IP») address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the firm’s Sites that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, the firm may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze Personal Information.
The firm may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that the firm would like to make those users aware.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, the firm use «cookies» to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.
As an international firm, we operate systems that may make data related to your matters accessible from our various offices around the world and often transfer client data which may include Personal Information between our offices.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal Information. These rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt out of having your Personal Information shared or sold. The Site does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. To exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send the firm your request using the “Contact Us” section below.
The following are categories of Personal Information defined under the Act the firm may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering firm business or receive from a client in the course of providing legal services: Identifiers, Personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, Commercial information, Biometric information, Internet or other electronic network activity, Geolocation data, Sensory data, Professional or employment-related information, Non-public education information, and inferences drawn from other personal information.
Kostiv & Associates, P.C.
ATTN: Data Protection Officer
3450 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010