Last Updated: May 19, 2021
Allensworth is committed to web accessibility and transparency. Please read our privacy statement below for a detailed description of how we collect, use, and protect your personal information, as well as other important information related to the use of this website.
Allensworth & Porter, LLP (“Allensworth,” “us,” “our”) is a law firm located in Austin, Texas. The material presented on the website (www.allensworthlaw.com) and any other media forms, including, but not limited to, our social media, is for personal, information, and non-commercial purposes only and is not offered as legal advice. An attorney-client relationship is formed only when a formal engagement letter is fully executed. Any information provided to us prior to an engagement letter may not be protected from disclosure and may not be subject to applicable privileges.
The website is not an offer to represent the reader. Please do not send us confidential or sensitive information without the express authorization of one of our attorneys. The act of sending electronic mail will not impose any obligation, including confidentiality, on our firm or any of our attorneys. Opinions represented by this website are the opinions of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the firm as a whole or any of its clients.
Allensworth is not responsible or liable for, and makes no representations whatsoever about, the contents, completeness, or accuracy of any information provided on any other websites that are accessible through our website. Any third-party links appearing on this website are provided only for your convenience and are not an endorsement of any kind by Allensworth. No information in this website about current or past events, judgments, or outcomes should be construed as a prediction about future results.
Allensworth recognizes the importance of ensuring our websites are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are committed to making our information accessible to visitors with disabilities and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user-friendly for all people.
Allensworth will continue to improve the accessibility of this site as new technology and opportunities emerge. We welcome your questions and suggestions to guide our efforts. If you experience any difficulty in accessing an Allensworth website due to a disability, please contact our webmaster at email@example.com. Please provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number so that we may contact you to provide the information in another format.
Allensworth’s website is hosted in the United States. If you are visiting this website from outside the United States, please note that by providing your information it is being transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country of residence. By using our website, you understand your information will be transferred to the United States and that you should not use this website if you do not wish for your information to be transferred to the United States.
At Allensworth, we value the protection of personal data provided directly to us by our clients, about our clients from third parties, or that we collect in the course of business, including use of our website. We have implemented appropriate information security measures to protect your privacy. We only store, process, and disclose your personal information with your consent or for a legitimate interest and in accordance with applicable law. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such to authorized persons, processes, and transactions.
Allensworth reserves the right to change the terms of this disclaimer by posting any revisions on this website at any time. Please check back periodically for revisions. Continued use of the website after an update will be governed by the amended terms.
Collection of Personal Information
Allensworth may collect, store, and use the following types of personal data from or about you:
- Contact – personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, or social media handles. We typically receive this information when you provide contact information or interact with our social media accounts.
- Client – personal information related to Allensworth’s provision of legal services, whether provided by our clients or a third party.
- Technical – information about your visits to and use of this site, including IP address, device ID, geographical location, etc.
- Recruitment – if you apply for a job or accept a position with Allensworth, you may provide and we may receive personal information, such as your professional history and education background, benefit election forms, emergency contact information, tax withholding, and the like. This information may be provided directly by you and from governmental agencies or other sources.
- Marketing and Events – preferences for receiving email communications from Allensworth, such as newsletters, alerts, whitepapers, legal insights, and other marketing communications, or when you register to attend an event or program in person or online.
We collect personal data through direct disclosure, automated technologies (i.e. cookies), private third-party sources, and publicly available sources. Our website uses first- and third-party cookies for technical, analytical, and advertising purposes. Cookies provide information related to your preferences and the use of and interaction with our website (also known as analytics). Cookies, and the analytics gathered from them, allow us to improve our website and internal business. We do not use any information from cookies for purposes except those listed here. You can manage cookies by changing your browser settings, however you may find that modifying cookies in your browser settings impacts which features and content are available to you on our website.
Use of Personal Information
We share your personal information within Allensworth and with our contracted third-party processors and/or service providers who assist us in the administration and operation of Allensworth and as necessary to provide legal services to our clients.
We process your personal information if you have given us consent for one or more purposes. We use your personal data as necessary to perform our obligations under a contract with you; to comply with the legal obligations of Allensworth; or for the legitimate interests of Allensworth (or a third party) where those interests are not overridden by your rights and/or required protection of your personal data.
We principally rely upon legitimate basis for the use of personal information. Examples of legal and legitimate interests as they relate to Allensworth include:
- Legal Services – We will use and process your personal information in order to provide legal services, communicate with you about those legal services, and manage our legal services.
- Recruiting – If you apply for a position with Allensworth, we will use personal information for recruiting, processing your application or, if applicable, extending an offer to join the firm.
- Marketing – We may process your personal information for direct marketing based on your consent. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time by contacting us or clicking the unsubscribe button on direct marketing emails.
- Legal Obligations – We will use and process personal information as required to fulfil our legal obligations, including satisfying governmental reporting requirements or defense of claims against us.
- Other legitimate interests – We reserve the right to process personal information for any of our other legitimate interests, including, but not limited to, tailoring our website and content, offering and managing programs and events, and managing our client and vendor relationships.
We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information.
We will not use or disclose your personal information except to fulfil the purpose for which we collect it, including legal services, accounting, or reporting requirements. Those who receive your personal information to perform services for Allensworth, such as consultants, expert witnesses, payment processors, technology services, analytics, etc., are obligated to secure the information. Examples of third-party processors and/or service providers include our payment processor, which allows us to collect payment from clients through the website, and Google Analytics. Information collected by Google Analytics is shared with Google, and Google may combine this information with other information received or provided. Any data stored by Google Analytics on their servers is done so in accordance with their privacy practices and policies.
Retention of Personal Information
We will keep your personal information until such time as we no longer expect to need to use it for any legal and legitimate purpose and otherwise in accordance with applicable laws.
Perfect security for data or information in online storage is not considered feasible under currently available technology. Through a combination of physical, administrative, and organizational security measures, Allensworth uses industry standard technology to protect against the loss or misuse of personal information. While these measures are designed to protect your personal information, there is no guarantee that our safeguards will be fully effective. Additionally, transmission of data through the Internet is not always secure, and you should provide sensitive personal information through another method, such as in person or over the phone.
When you interact with our social media content (for example liking or commenting on a post), we may receive information from that platform related to your interaction. We do not control how information is collected, stored, used, or distributed by such third-party social media platforms or websites. We recommend you review the privacy policies and settings on any social media platform so you are aware of what information they may be collecting and sharing. You must contact that particular social media platform or website or use their online settings tools to change what information is collected or shared and learn more about your rights related to opting out of sharing such information.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
The U.S. Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) regulates collection of information from individuals under the age of 13. We do not direct any of our websites to children or individuals under the age of 18 years of age. By using our website or by providing information to Allensworth, you represent you are not under the age of 18.
California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA)
If you are a resident of California, you may have certain additional or supplemental rights related to your personal data under the applicable laws, including to the CCPA. Subject to some exceptions and limitations, these rights include:
- The Right to Know. You have the right to request certain information about personal information we have disclosed or sold, as defined in the CCPA, within the prior calendar year, including to whom the information was disclosed and a description of the categories of personal data disclosed.
- The Right to Data Portability. You have the right to request that we provide you the specific personal information that we have collected about you in a format that allows you to transfer the information to another entity.
- The Right to Delete. Subject to exceptions, you have the right to request that we delete or de-identify your personal information.
- The Right to Opt-Out. You have the right to opt-out of the sale, as defined in the CCPA, of your personal information when that disclosure is made for valuable consideration. Note: we do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for monetary or other consideration and have not done so within the prior 12 months of the date of this privacy statement.
- The Right to Request a Record of Third Party (also known as the “Shine the Light” law). You have the right to request and obtain a list of what personal data was disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year. Along with the list, we will also provide the names and addresses of those third parties.
If you exercise your rights as a California resident under the applicable laws, Allensworth will not discriminate against you. You have the right to submit a verifiable request (no more than twice in a 12-month period) for personal information from the preceding 12 months of such request. Requests should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to you in accordance with applicable law, including notifying you if more time is needed to respond.
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The entirety of the content in this website is a collective work owned by Allensworth and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Copyright 2021 Allensworth & Porter, LLP. All rights reserved. All elements comprising this website, including without limitation, the text, website design, logos, graphics, icons, and images, as well as the selection, assembly, and arrangement thereof are the sole property of Allensworth and its licensors and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used in this website is the property of Allensworth or its licensors.
No materials on this website may be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without the prior written permission of Allensworth, except you may download copies of the materials for personal, informational, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not use any content or materials in a manner that suggests an association with Allensworth.
If you observe another person, entity, or website using or containing copyrighted content or our trademarks, please notify us at email@example.com.
Allensworth disclaims any express or implied warranties, including warranties of title, merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not be liable for any costs, fees, claims, or damages of any kind, including direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Allensworth for any costs, fees, claims, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with your use of the website or your failure to comply with these terms. Allensworth assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this website and reserves the right to add, remove, or change the content of this website. Unless the parties agree otherwise, any disputes resulting from use of this website will be resolved through arbitration in Travis County.
The failure of Allensworth to enforce a right against you does not waive any right to enforce against you for a future violation of the same or different right.
We may share your personal information with other business entities in connection with the sale, assignment, merger, or other transfer of all or a portion of Allensworth’s business or assets to such business entity. We will require any such purchaser, assignee, or other successor business entity to honor the terms of this privacy statement.
This privacy statement addresses Allensworth’s use and disclosure of personal information we collect from you. If you disclose personal information to third parties, including via a third-party website linked to our website, you are subject to the use and collection policies of those parties.
Our other obligations to you as our client, if applicable, are not addressed by this privacy statement and are described in our terms of engagement or the result of applicable laws or ethics requirements.
If you have any questions related to this privacy statement or the use or retention of your personal information, or if you would like to submit an opt-out request, please contact us at:
100 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
Please remember to provide your specific request with sufficient detail so that Allensworth can properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
If you would like to make a complaint about how Allensworth handled your personal information or make a complaint about a breach of data protection laws, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will investigate complaints and communicate the outcome of the investigation in accordance with applicable law. You may have the right in some locations to file a complaint with your local data protection authority.