Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 21, 2015
Privacy Policy
Ishimbayev Law Firm (ILF) is concerned about privacy issues and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information.  This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through our website located at www.ishimbayev.com (“Website“), our Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/ishimbayevlawfirm/ (“Facebook Page“), our LinkedIn page located at www.linkedin.com/in/ishimbayevlawfirm (“LinkedIn Page“), our Twitter page located at www.twitter.com/ishimbayevlaw (“Twitter Page“), as well as HTML-formatted email messages that we send to you (collectively, the “Electronic Communication“).  Please note that the Privacy Policy applies only to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Electronic Communication, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.  If you have any questions or comments about the Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at info@ishimbayev.com.

Your use of any of the Electronic Communication, signifies that you agree with all the terms of this Privacy Policy, so please do not use the Electronic Communication, if you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information We May Collect
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual, such as:

  • Name
  • Postal address (including billing and shipping addresses)
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

How We May Collect Personal Information
We and our service providers may collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through the Electronic Communication:  We may collect Personal Information through the Electronic Communication, e.g., when you sign up for a newsletter or register for a seminar.
  • From Other Sources:  We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases; joint marketing partners; social media platforms; from people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, as well as from other third parties.

How We May Use Personal Information
We may use Personal Information:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you newsletters or publications that you request or to register you for events.
  • To send you our legal updates and mailings relating to our seminars or events that we think may be of interest to you.
  • To keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use it to respond to you, if you contact us through the Electronic Communication.
  • To send administrative information, for example, information regarding the Electronic Communication and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To provide services, including the provision of seminars and other events.
  • To allow you to send Electronic Communication-related content to a friend through the Electronic Communication.  By using this functionality, you are telling us that you are entitled to use and provide us with your friend’s name and email address.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, enhancing, improving or modifying our Electronic Communication, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities.
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Personal Information May Be Disclosed
Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

  • To our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, consistent with our goal of providing the highest level of service. ILF remains responsible for the management of the jointly-used Personal Information.  
  • To our third-party service providers that provide services such as website hosting, Electronic Communication-related consulting and monitoring, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services.
  • To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Electronic Communication.
  • By you on services to which you are able to post information and materials (including, without limitation, our Facebook Page).  Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to us, to users of the Electronic Communication and to the general public.  We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the Electronic Communication.
  • To a third party (whether affiliated or unaffiliated with us) in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

OTHER INFORMATION

Other Information We May Collect
Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as:

  • Browser and device information
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you
  • Aggregated information

How We May Collect Other Information
We and our third party service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through your browser or device:  Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the Electronic Communication (such as the App) you are using.  We use this information to ensure that the Electronic Communication function properly.
  • Using cookies:  Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer that you are using.  We may use cookies in connection with the Electronic Communication.
  • Using pixel tags and other similar technologies:  Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used in connection with some Electronic Communication to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Electronic Communication (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Electronic Communication and response rates.
  • IP Address:  Your “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  An IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Electronic Communication, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited.  Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites and applications.  We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels of the Electronic Communication, helping diagnose server problems, and administering the Electronic Communication.
  • From you:  Information such as your location, as well as other information, such as your preferred means of communication, is collected when you voluntarily provide this information.  Unless combined with Personal Information, this information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Electronic Communication.
  • By aggregating information:  Aggregated Personal Information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Electronic Communication, (for example, we may aggregated Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code).

How We May Use and Disclose Other Information
Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.  If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use it as described in “How We May Collect Other Information” section above, as well as for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.
In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location).  If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Electronic Communication link.  The inclusion of a link on the Electronic Communication does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.
Please note that we are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations, such as any app, social media platform, or wireless service provider, including any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Apps or our Facebook Page, LinkedIn Page, and Twitter Page.

SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization.  Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

CHOICES AND ACCESS

Your choices regarding our use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes
If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message or by contacting us by email at info@ishimbayev.com.  We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.  Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, and you cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages.
How you can change or suppress your Personal Information
You may request to correct, update, suppress, or otherwise modify any of your Personal Information that you have previously provided to us through the Electronic Communication, or object to the use or processing of such Personal Information by us.
In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information that you have provided to us suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information that you have provided to us. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed.

RETENTION PERIOD

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION BY MINORS

The Electronic Communication are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals not provide Personal Information through the Electronic Communication.

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER

The Electronic Communication is controlled and operated by us from the United States, and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.  Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Electronic Communication you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

We ask that you not send us, and not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., Social Security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Electronic Communication or otherwise to us.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy.  Please take a look at the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised.  Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Electronic Communication.  Your use of the Electronic Communication following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please Contact us by email at info@ishimbayev.com