Updated January 1st, 2013
Stewart Law Group strongly believes in protecting the confidentiality and security of the information we collect about you as a client, potential client or as a former client. We have adopted the following policies and procedures to safeguard the personal information about you in our possession.
We do not sell or rent client or web site visitor information. We share client or visitor information with certain employees and with companies providing services on your behalf , should you decide to hire the firm.
Safeguarding Personal Information
We have adopted policies and procedures designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized use or disclosure.
We have implemented physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to maintain confidentiality and integrity of the personal information in our possession and to guard against unauthorized access.
These include among other things: procedures for controlling access to customer files; building security programs and information technology security measures such as the use of passwords and firewalls; in addition to the use of virus detection software.
We continue to assess new technology as it becomes available and to upgrade our physical and electronic security systems as appropriate.
Our policy is to permit employees to access your personal information only if they have a legal purpose for using such information, such as filing a motion on your behalf, or updating records with new information.
Information We Collect About You
We collect information about our clients (and potential clients) to help us serve your legal needs and to provide you with quality legal services.
We consider all information about you to be personal information, whether you hire the firm or not. The personal information we collect about you may include among other things:
Identifying information– such as your name, age, address, phone number. We also need a social security number from those that hire our services.
Employment information– such as the name and address of your employer.
Financial information– such as your income (in the form of pay check stubs or w-2 statements), assets and liabilities, and information about your savings, investments, insurance and business.
Typically, through conversations and/or emails you may have with our attorneys or paralegals, and in some cases, via forms on our website.
Should you hire our firm and become a client, we may also collect information from a wide range of other sources in order to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.
These sources may include, among others: employers, other attorneys, banks, title insurers, insurance companies and credit reporting agencies.
Sharing Information With Companies That Provide Services For Us
We share personal information about you, as required or permitted by law, with third parties, such as service providers who assist us in the day to day operations of our company in the administration of your family law or divorce matter.
These third parties include among others, Maricopa Superior Court, investigators, insurance companies, etc.
Our policy is to require third party service providers to enter into confidentiality agreements with us, prohibiting them from using any personal information they obtain for any other purpose other than those for which they were hired or as required by law.
We may also disclose information about you, when necessary or required, in legal and mediation proceedings and to government agencies.