Last Amended October 22, 2021
The Law Office of Samuel C. Moore, PLLC (“Law Office”) provides legal consultation and services to individuals and businesses with legal needs that fall within the jurisdictions of Virginia and Washington, D.C. Through the course of any consultation or representation, the Law Office and its staff may collect information that is potentially private, sensitive, and privileged about an individual or business.
By using or continuing to use a Service, including without limitation visiting the Law Office’s website or otherwise providing your Personal Data to the Law Office, you accept and consent to the rights, obligations, and practices described in this Policy.
Why this Policy Exists
This data protection policy ensures that the Law Office:
- Complies with applicable data protection laws and follows good practices;
- Protects the rights of staff, clients, applicants, and partners;
- Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data; and
- Protects itself from the risks of a data breach.
Who it covers
This Policy applies to all Law Office attorneys, employees, and clerks (“personnel”). It also covers clients, prospective clients, website visitors, job applicants, and others who may visit the Law Office website or contact the Law Office.
What it covers
Everyone who works for or with the Law Office has responsibility for ensuring that data is collected, stored, and handled appropriately. Each personnel member who handles personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in-line with this policy and the Law Office’s data protection principles.
The Law Office also works with its vendors to ensure proper data protection and confidentiality policies before sharing any personal data. The Law Office does not sell any personal information, and it only shares personal information as is necessary to provide legal consultation and services.
Personal data is “any information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable natural person. It does not include de-identified data or publicly available information.” This policy applies to all such information.
While the Law Office is not directly governed by the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, which will come into effect on January 1, 2023, it strives to meet the six central tenets of the Act related to Personal Data by providing Clients:
- The right to access;
- The right to correct;
- The right to delete;
- The right to data portability;
- The right to opt out;
- The right to appeal.
These tenets may be expanded or limited by the Law Office’s legal ethics rules and other legal requirements unique to the ethical practice of law.
The Law Office’s Document Retention Policy can be found here.
Cookies and Analytics
Google Analytics helps us track site traffic, what browsers are used (so we can maximize browser compatibility), the country or region where our visitors are located, and our visitors’ online preferences. This collected information enables the Law Office to improve its content and visitor experience on the website.
Google Analytics cookies may retain information for up to two years. For more information about Google Analytics services, please click here. The Law Office is not responsible for the privacy practices of Google Analytics. To find out more about the Google Analytics services used on our site and to opt-out please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Amendments and Questions
The terms of this Policy may be amended from time to time by the firm or a subsequent firm. Should you have any questions regarding this Policy or to request the latest version of this Policy, please contact the Law Office directly at 703-535-7809 or [email protected].