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Privacy Policy Banjak & Associates, LLC

Banjak & Associates, LLC (“Banjak Law” “we,” “us,” or “our” or “the firm”) recognizes that privacy is of great importance to individuals everywhere – our clients, website visitors, product users, etc. – thus, we take your privacy seriously. Also see the (separate) Banjak & Associates, LLC Website Terms of Use.

Policy Applicability: 
Your privacy is important. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains how Banjak & Associates, LLC protects the privacy of information collected through this Site. The Policy describes that your personal identification information (“PII”) may be used, to whom it may be disclosed, and how it is protected. Unless indicated otherwise, this Policy applies only to PII collected through Banjak & Associates websites, microsites, or mobile sites where this Policy is displayed or linked by us (the “Site”).

Policy Does Not Apply To:
The Site may contain links to other websites and use of third-party software. Banjak & Associates, LLC is not responsible for privacy practices or the content of third-party websites, policies, or practices.

Changes/Updates to Privacy Policy: 
Updates to this Policy are effective immediately when posted at www.banjakandassociates.com. Review this Policy regularly to ensure you agree with any changes. Use of the Site constitutes your consent to these Policy terms. If you do not consent to the terms of this Policy (as may be revised from time-to-time), you must not use this Site.

It is our policy to post any changes we make to the Policy on this page with a notice that it has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ PII, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page. The Policy’s last revision date is identified at the bottom of this page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Policy to check for any changes.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information Collected Directly From You:
In general, you can visit our website without providing any personally identifiable information (“PII”) other than the information we collect automatically. You may choose to give us PII in certain situations – e.g., if you create an account at the banjakandassociates.com website to contact us for information, respond to surveys, subscribe to receive information, or register for webinars, conferences, and other events. In such scenarios, you may be asked to provide PII that may include your name, address, email address, company, position, physical address, telephone number, fax number, and preferences. In addition, we may also use such information to update your contact information to receive subscription information; update and manage your preferences in connection with your subscription account, if applicable; provide service, whether in response to a request or following up on an inquiry; improve our website; improve the manner in which our services are offered on our website; improve the interactions visitors have with our website; and market services that may be of interest to you. We may also use information you provide to us for any other purpose for which you provide it, or in any other way we describe when you provide the information.

We may also conduct research on our users’ demographics (e.g. age, gender), interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us when making a purchase or from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and serve you. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis to prevent identification of PII relating to any one individual. We may share this aggregated data with our suppliers.

Finally, we may also ask for your PII when you express an interest in employment opportunities at with our firm by applying through our website. The information we collect from you will be made apparent at the time you are submitting your application, and we will use this information only to evaluate your employment inquiry.

Once you create an account you can visit your profile on the banjakandassociates.com website at any time to add, edit or remove PII, such as your first and last name. By providing your PII, you are confirming this information is both true and accurate, and that you are authorized to provide such information.

Information We Collect Automatically:
We collect standard information about Banjak & Associates users such as IP addresses, browser type, operating system, what you searched for, referring and exit pages, the dates and times of visits, and other site usage behavior (“Site Visitation Data”). Site Visitation Data is used to administer the site and provide general statistics regarding the use of the firm’s website. We may also use Site Visitation Data to display advertising and/or send targeted email marketing messages you may find interesting and to suppress advertising that might not interest you. Specifically, we collect the following:

Biographical Information: We may automatically collect information about you when you visit the Site, such as your gender, your age, and your online interests.

Navigational Information: We automatically collect information related to how you got to the Site, such as the site from which you came, and the site to which you navigate after leaving our Site, what pages you visit on the Site, how long you stay on pages, how many pages you visit, and if you complete any forms on the Site. Some of this information is anonymous, as it does not permit us to identify you personally; however, we may associate this information with your PII if you provide it or have provided PII to us previously.

Technical Specifics: We automatically collect information related to the technology you used to access the Site, such as the type of device (mobile, desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.) you used, the brand of device you used, the internet browser you used, and the service provider and network used to access the Site.

Cookies, Flash Cookies, Clear gif files & Web Beacons: The Site may also use cookies, flash cookies, clear gif file, web beacons and other technologies to recognize users, customize their experience, or target marketing.

A cookie is a small text file that a website’s server places on a user’s computer, mobile phone, or other device. The cookie transmits information back to the website’s server about the browsing activities of the user. This includes information such as pages and content viewed, the time and duration of visits, and what links a user may have clicked on the Site. Cookies can also be used to recognize users and maintain data related to a particular individual, including passwords. In some contexts, such as where several separate websites participate in a network, cookies can be used to track a user across different sites. Cookies are used as a standard practice by many sites. Certain features of our website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the firm, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or [opened an email] and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

The use of cookies by our third-party partners and vendors, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company(ies), service providers use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. We do not have access to or control over these third-party cookies.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies from our Site or any third-party service provider or other website, you can modify the settings in your browser. You may refer to your browser’s online help feature or user manual for instructions on how to do this. If you refuse to accept cookies, it is possible that some portions of the Site may not function as intended.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION (PII)

We will treat your PII as confidential, and we will not share your PII with third parties without your permission, except in the limited circumstances described below.

We may provide your PII to third parties for the purposes of operating our business, delivering, improving, and customizing our client services, sending marketing and other communications related to our business, and for other legitimate purposes permitted by applicable law or otherwise with your consent. The third-party companies are authorized to use your PII only as necessary to provide these services to us. It is our practice to require such third parties to handle information in a manner consistent with our policies. These third parties may include the following:

Vendors: We may provide your information to vendors who help us do things like provide services features, monitor site activity, maintain databases, and assist us in hosting microsites and mobile websites where you may provide PII about yourself and others you know; and where they may observe information about you in the same way as described above. We also use third party vendors to provide services related to hosting the Site, removing repetitive information from our users lists or accounts, providing technical support, processing, and storing your information, updating your information records in our database (including both physical address and email address verification), and sending or coordinating the sending of marketing communications on the firm’s behalf.

Law Enforcement and Regulators: We may disclose information about you with outside companies, organizations, or individuals if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosures of the information is reasonably necessary to: meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our business, our users, or the public as require or permitted by law; and enforce our rights.

Further, in certain circumstances, it is possible that PII may be subject to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders. Therefore, when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, we may disclose personal or other information to regulatory or government bodies, courts of law, tribunals, and law enforcement bodies to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Other Third Parties: We may provide your information to persons or entities in connection with our own business operations, such as to our auditors or counsel, or in connection with a major change in our business (such as an acquisition), provided such persons or entities are subject to obligations to keep the information confidential and use the information only for the purpose we provided it to them.

Marketing: The information you provide on the Website may also be used by us and selected suppliers or partners for marketing purposes, such as when you subscribe to receive marketing communications or newsletters. Before this information is collected, we may offer you the opportunity to choose whether to have your information used in this way. You may choose to stop receiving our marketing communications by opting out by following the unsubscribe instructions included in those communications, accessing the marketing preferences in your account settings page, or you can contact us at [email protected].
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION (PII)

The security of your PII is important to us. We intend to protect the PII entrusted to us and treat it securely in accordance with this Privacy Notice. We follow generally accepted physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to protect your PII from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.to protect the PII submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it; however, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is one hundred percent secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission of PII is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Please note that emails and other communications sent to us through the @banjaklaw.com email addresses are not encrypted and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information including PII through those addresses.

Retention of Personal Information (PII):
We will retain your PII as needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. We will retain and use your PII as necessary to comply with our business requirements, legal obligations, resolve disputes, protect our assets, and enforce our agreements.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information, personal or otherwise, to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information (PII) from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information (PII) from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from and/or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
We work with responsible third parties. While you are using the Site, you may be linked or directed to other third-party sites outside of our Site that are beyond our control. Each of these third-party sites may have a privacy policies and practices than we have. Please be aware and review the privacy policies and practices of these sites carefully. We are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES AND WIDGETS
Our Site may include social media features, such as the Facebook, LinkedIn and Like button and widgets, such as the ShareThis button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

EMAIL PREFERENCES
If you sign up to receive email, you may receive emails from Banjak & Associates, LLC. You may unsubscribe from these emails by following the removal instructions located at the bottom of each email.

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
Applicable data protection laws may give you the right to control our use and processing of your PII. These may include the right: (i) to request access to and a copy of your PII; (ii) to object to processing of your PII, or to request rectification or erasure of your PII; (iii) to restrict processing of your PII; and (iv) to the PII data portability. Where we are using your PII with your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, though this will not affect our uses of your PII prior to the withdrawal of your consent.

To exercise any of your rights, please contact us at [email protected]. We will consider and act upon any such requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws and may ask you to verify your identity to help us respond efficiently to your request.

You also have the right to raise questions or complaints with your applicable national data protection authority at any time.

CONTACT US
If you have questions or concerns with respect to this Policy, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

This Privacy Notice was revised and posted as of June 6, 2024. 

We partner with Thomson Reuters, who might also collect data as part of our marketing efforts. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.