Privacy Policy

 

Last updated January 1, 2020

 

Your privacy is important to us.  Please read the below privacy notice to understand The CarlsonFirm’ online information practices and your related choices.

 

This Privacy Notice (the “Privacy Notice”) explains how The CarlsonFirm, LLP (“The CarlsonFirm”, “we” or “us”) collects, uses and discloses information about you when you use www.Thecarlsonfirm.com or other websites owned and operated by The CarlsonFirm (the “Site”), if any, and other online services (collectively, the “Services”).

 

The effective date of this Privacy Notice is posted above. We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time and the date at the top shall represent the most recent update.

 

We do not currently contract or collect data from companies or individuals located in the European Economic Area.

 

Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us 
We collect information you provide directly to us.  For example, we collect information when you interact with us as a client (or as a prospective or former client), create an account to access certain features of the Services, access or use any collaboration tools or participate in any interactive features of the Services, send us an email, fill out a form, respond to a survey, register for an event, apply for a job, interact with us on social media, or otherwise communicate with us.  The types of information we may collect include your name, username and password, postal address, email address, phone number, current occupation and business contact information, social security number, employment application information (including education and work history), social media username or handle, demographic information, preferences, state bar number and any other information you choose to provide.  

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser
When you access or use the Services, we collect certain information about you that is sent to us automatically by your web browser, including:

  • Log Information. Information about your use of the Services, including your internet protocol address (“IP address”), the identity of your Internet Service Provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer's "location" in cyberspace, so that the information you request can be delivered to you. Although it does not identify you by name, we treat your IP address as your personal information.

You should know, that when you access the Services by clicking on a link in an electronic communication you receive from us, your browser tells us that someone has clicked on a particular link in that particular electronic communication. We use this information to improve our marketing efforts.

 

  • Service Providers. We may share your personal information with companies that perform services on our behalf and need access to your information to carry out their work for us, such as credit card verification, online recruiting, and web hosting service providers.

 

 

  • As Required by Law; For Public Safety. We may disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law or a legal obligation, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

 

  • Sale or Merger. In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of The CarlsonFirm’ assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

 

  • Your Consent.With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you subsequently provide such information.
  • Device Information. Information about the mobile device you use to access our mobile applications, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.

 

  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.Information collected by us or our third party providers using various technologies, including cookies and web beacons (or pixel tags).  Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to, among other things, improve the Services and your experience, see which areas and features of the Services are popular and count visits. Web beacons are clear, electronic images that may be used on the Services or in our emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine if an email has been opened and acted upon. 
  • Information from Other Sources. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the Services.

How We Use Your Information

We use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Operate the Services and improve the content, functionality and usability of the Services;
  • Provide legal services;
  • Respond to your questions, comments and requests you have made through the Services (including our digital marketing tools);
  • Contact you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by The CarlsonFirm or our partners that we believe will be of interest to you (unless you have chosen not to receive these communications);
  • Contact you with information and notices related to your use of the Services;
  • Invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us (unless you have chosen not to receive such invitations);
  • Assess job applicants and make hiring decisions; and
  • Ensure our mailing lists are accurate, current and do not contain multiple entries for the same individual;
  • Monitor and analyze usage, trends and activities related to the Services to better understand your needs and interests.

 

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which could be derived from your personal information. This is not considered personal information in law as this information will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity.

 

Your Choices

In General. We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information.

 

Direct Marketing. We will not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, without your consent. We obtain your opt-in consent to our marketing communications via the Site. We include an "opt-out" link in electronic newsletters and promotional emails we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future. If at any time you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Privacy Notice. Please provide your full name, company name, postal address and email address so that we can locate you on our mailing lists. We will honor your request within a reasonable period of time and, in any event, within the time limits established by law.

 

Account Information. If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please contact us by email at joshua.carlson@thecarlsonfirm.com or postal mail at The CarlsonFirm LLP address on this website.  We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. 

Links to Third Party Content and Other Websites

We may provide links to or embed videos hosted by third-party web sites, services, and applications, such as YouTube, that are not operated or controlled by The CarlsonFirm. This Privacy Notice does not apply to third-party services, and we cannot take responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of third-party services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party service before providing any information to or through them.

 

Data Retention

We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we collected it and in accordance with applicable law and legitimate business interests.

When assessing the data retention period, we take into account the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the information, the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

 

Security of Information

We have reasonable and appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any personal information we receive about you.

Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be completely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) we cannot control security and privacy indefinitely; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of information or data exchanged between you and us cannot always be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or compromised when in transit by a third party.

 

Accuracy of Information

We strive to keep our records accurate and will make appropriate corrections when you notify us. Please let us know if there is incorrect information in any statements or other communications that you receive from us. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, please contact us at joshua.carlson@thecarlsonfirm.com

 

European Data Protection Law

We currently do not actively work with EU entities directly, however, should our firm begin such engagements, this section applies to individuals who are located in the European Economic Area.

Nothing is this section is intended to bind The CarlsonFirm in respect of the personal information of any other individual.

For the purpose of applicable data protection laws in the European Union (including the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679)), The CarlsonFirm is the data controller of your personal information.  For queries, contact us at joshua.carlson@Thecarlsonfirm.com

 

Our Legal Grounds for Using Your Personal Information

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to do so. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you (“Contract performance”);
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (i.e. we have a business or commercial reason for using your information) and your interests and your fundamental rights do not override those interests (“Our legitimate interests”);
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation (“Compliance with our legal obligations”); or
  • Where you consent (“Consent”).

 

Purpose

Legal Ground(s)

Legitimate Interest(s)

(if applicable)

To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations under applicable law

Compliance with our legal obligations

N/A

Operate the Services and improve the content, functionality and usability of the Services

 

Contract performance

 

Our legitimate interests

Fulfilling our legal and contractual duties; providing client service

 

Respond to your questions, comments and requests you have made through the Services

 

Our legitimate interests

Providing service

Contact you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by The CarlsonFirm or our partners that we believe will be of interest to you (unless you have chosen not to receive these communications)

 

Our legitimate interests

 

Your consent

Providing service.

 

Contact you with information and notices related to your use of the Services

 

Your consent

 

Our legitimate interests

Providing service, fulfilling contractual obligations

 

Invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us (unless you have chosen not to receive such invitations)

 

Our legitimate interests

 

Your consent

Providing client service.

Monitor and analyze usage, trends and activities related to the Services to better understand your needs and interests

 

Our legitimate interests

Client service

Assess job applicants and make hiring decisions

 

Compliance with our legal obligations

 

Our legitimate interests

Making hiring decisions; ensuring the quality and good character of our personnel

To administer and protect the security of our business and IT infrastructure, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data

 

Our legitimate interests

 

Compliance with our legal obligations

Complying with regulations that apply.

To assert our rights in contracts to which we are a party and to establish, exercise or defend legal claims in which we are involved

Our legitimate interests

 

Contract performance

 

Compliance with our legal obligations

 

Efficiently fulfilling our legal and contractual duties; complying with regulations that apply to us; to establish, exercise or defend legal claims

 

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground which allows us to do so.

Your Rights

  • Access. Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we are processing about you, which we will provide to you in electronic form.
  • Rectification. You have the right to require that any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we process about you is amended.
  • Deletion. In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we delete personal information that we process about you.
  • Restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal information where: (a) you believe such information to be inaccurate, (b) our processing is unlawful but you oppose the deletion of your personal information, (c) we no longer need to process such information for a particular purpose, but where we are not able to delete the data due to a legal or other obligation or because we require the information in connection with legal claims, or (d) you have objected to the processing of your personal information.
  • Portability. You have the right to request that we transmit the personal information we hold in respect of you to another data controller, where this is (a) personal information which you have provided to us, (b) the processing is by automated means, and (c) we are processing that information on the basis of your consent or in order to perform our obligations under a contract to you.
  • Objection. Where the legal justification for our processing of your personal information is our legitimate interest, you have the right to object to such processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will abide by your request unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests and rights, or if we need to continue to process the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim.
  • Withdrawing Consent. If we rely on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This includes cases where you wish to opt out from marketing messages that you receive from us.

 

  • Making a Complaint. You may make a complaint at any time with the national data protection authority in the EU country where you are based. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach your supervisory authority so please contact us at joshua.carlson@thecarlsonfirm.com

 

You may contact us at joshua.carlson@Thecarlsonfirm.com at any time to exercise any of the rights which apply to you. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights).

 

Cross-Border Data Transfers

Our Site is hosted on servers located in the United States. To the extent permitted by law, such submission also constitutes your consent for the cross-border transfer.

 

 

Contact and Appointments

Joshua Carlson P.A.

200 Southdale Center

Edina, MN 55435

 

Joshua Carlson Esq.

Certifications and Training Received

CISSP

CIPP /G

PCI-ISA

 

Past Chair: Minnesota State Bar

Computer Technology Law Section

Co-chair: Minnesota State Bar Security/Privacy Subcommittee

Investigator: Minnesota State Bar

4th District Judicial Ethics Ethics Committee

 

Phone

612-961-3748

Fax

612-234-4446

 

E-mail

joshua.carlson@thecarlsonfirm.com

 

 

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