Privacy Policy

ChristopherByrne.com is committed to protecting the privacy of ChristopherByrne.com users, and strives to provide a safe, secure user experience. This privacy policy discloses the personal information gathering and disseminating practices of ChristopherByrne.com in connection with the use of this web site. This policy statement does not address the collection or dissemination of personal information through other sources such as in-person seminars or an attorney’s personal contacts. Please read the following information carefully to understand our views and practices regarding the collection, use and dissemination of your personal data. Use of this web site constitutes consent to ChristopherByrne.com’s collection and use of personal data as outlined herein. Please note that these terms and conditions may change from time to time. Therefore, please refer to this material whenever you use the site.

Collection of Personal Information from Site Users

Generally, our web site can be visited without revealing any information about yourself.  There are times, however, when we ask for personally identifiable information from you, such as your name, company, e-mail address, phone number, and address. We request this personal information in order to generally correspond with you, to provide you with a subscription to a newsletter or publication, to notify you about events, or to otherwise respond to your request. Where applicable, our web site will differentiate between personal data fields that are optional and those that are mandatory to obtain the requested information.

ChristopherByrne.com may collect and/or track (a) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, internet protocol address, internet service provider, and type of web browser of users to the web site, (b) the e-mail addresses of users that communicate with ChristopherByrne.com or the web site via e-mail, (c) information knowingly provided by the user in online forms, registration forms, surveys, etc. (including name, address, e-mail and other personal profile data), (d) the town, city, county, state, country from which you access the website; and (e) aggregate and user-specific information on which pages users access, including but not limited to the number of links you click within the site, the date and time of your visit to the site, the web page from which you arrived at our site, the pages you viewed while on the site, and the searches/queries that you conducted through the website..

ChristopherByrne.com may place Internet “cookies” on users’ hard drives. Internet cookies can save data about individual users, such as the user’s name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of a web site viewed by the user, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the user. When the user revisits the web site, ChristopherByrne.com may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the user’s experience accordingly. Users may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their web client software, if available. However, declining to use cookies may impede the ability of the web site to function properly.

If chat is available through this site, you may be asked to provide information if you participate in an online chat.  Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary, sensitivity or personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.

Information that you provide to us through the contact form or an online chat will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

When a user performs a search within the web site, ChristopherByrne.com may record information identifying the user or linking the user to the search performed. ChristopherByrne.com may also record limited information associated with every search request made by the user and use that information to, among other things, solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.

Please note that if you send a communication to us, your communication will not create a lawyer-client relationship with us.  Any information you send us prior to our agreement to be your lawyer is not protected from disclosure.

Use of Personal Date Collected

ChristopherByrne.com may use the personal data it collects for internal purposes, namely, for solving technical problems, calculating overall usage statistics, for internal marketing and promotional purposes, product development, content improvement, and to contact you and provide you with the information you have requested. ChristopherByrne.com will not disclose to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which users voluntarily provide to ChristopherByrne.com, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or legal processes (e.g., subpoenas), or to otherwise protect the rights or property of ChristopherByrne.com.

ChristopherByrne.com will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows: (1) to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us; (2) if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to assist you, we may refer you and share information you shared with us to that party; and (3) as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets, or if we believe in good faith that the sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

Security Measures, Opt-Out Rights, Access & Correction

ChristopherByrne.com implements security features in an effort to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. Please note, however, that ChristopherByrne.com cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from ChristopherByrne.com via the web site or e-mail. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.  Accordingly, ChristopherByrne.com is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. In addition, whenever you select or receive a login and unique password for use of this web site, you are solely and fully responsible for the security of this information, and for all acts and actions taken regarding them. For more private communications, users can contact ChristopherByrne.com by telephone at the main office and direct line telephone numbers provided on the web site, by contact form or mailing address on our website.

Users may at any time opt out of having their personal information used by ChristopherByrne.com to send promotional correspondence to the user, by contacting ChristopherByrne.com by telephone at the main office and direct line telephone numbers provided on the web site, by contact form or mailing address on our website. If you receive a marketing email from ChristopherByrne.com, you will be provided with an automated way to opt out (unsubscribe) from that particular communication or from all marketing emails sent by ChristopherByrne.com. Please follow the instructions on the email you receive.

If you wish to access or update the personal information you submit through our web site, or to make any inquiries about the processing of such information, please contact us at the main office and direct line telephone numbers provided on the web site, by contact form or mailing address on our website. We provide individuals with access to their personal information where we believe appropriate, including in situations where you are entitled to access and review your personal information under applicable data protection and privacy laws.

International Data Sharing

ChristopherByrne.com is hosted on web servers located in the United States.  If you are located in a jurisdiction outside of the United States, access to our website constitutes your transfer of data to the United States.  The United States may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws of your home country or country of access.

Revisions to Privacy Policy

ChristopherByrne.com reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please check the Privacy Policy frequently and particularly before you submit additional personal information via the web site. If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us via telephone, contact form or mailing address listed on this website.