Rasmussen Law Firm, LLC
Rasmussen Law Firm, LLC, is a law firm based in Vestavia, AL. We offer an array of legal services to clients we retain, including consultation and advocacy in litigation, in the areas of personal injury, products liability, mass tort litigation, pharmaceutical injury litigation and medical device litigation. We also receive client referrals from other attorneys for the purpose of providing legal services to those prospective clients. We perform these services and maintain records related to our work for the advancement of our clients’ needs. We take the privacy of the personally identifiable information and non-public information we collect, process, use, disclose and retain seriously. In fact, privacy—and the maintenance of confidentiality and client privilege—are core operational values of Rasmussen Law Firm, LLC..
The Policy covers information provided to us directly or indirectly through http://krlawfirm.co; information gained from other online sources; and information we receive from offline sources, such as in-person contact or regular mail. If you have questions or concerns about the Policy, or need to bring any privacy-related issues to our attention, please contact Kristian Rasmussen, founder of Rasmussen Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Rasmussen can be reached at (205) 749-9500 or email@example.com.
Types of Information We Collect
In our course of business, we may collect information including:
- Physical address
- E-mail address
- Phone number
- Regarding referring attorneys: name, business location, contact information and nature of representation, among other details.
- Demographic identifiers, including gender, date of birth, age, race
- Family-related information, including the names of spouses and children
- Details on social history, work history, hospitalization history, mental health treatment, personal finances and other narrative information
- Medical records, drug prescription history and other documentation related to Proof of Use and Proof of Injury (subject to HIPAA authorization)
- Online identifiers, such as geolocation, IP address and browsing history, culled from your use and navigation of http://krlawfirm.co.
- Any and all other information you provide to us voluntarily, or that comes to us from referring attorneys
What We Do With the Information We Gather
We collect this information in part to:
- Communicate with you most effectively about potential representation, actual representation and the progress of your case.
- Evaluate your claims and determine our ability to serve and retain you as a client
- Analyze your eligibility to join active mass tort litigation (multidistrict litigation or class actions law suits) based on a series of criteria
- Represent you and advocate for justice as completely and as accurately as possible
- Manage your client records and fulfill administrative functions such as tracking the status of your case in the courts, recording billable hours, invoicing and contacting you regarding routine business matters
- Provide marketing services either through e-mail campaigns, telephone contact or regular mailings
- Comply with any and all applicable state and federal laws
Sources of Information
We receive and collect your information from a number of sources. These include:
- Direct contact with you, either through phone conversation, mail, e-mail, in-person in our offices and during standard intake processes such as initial consultation
- Submissions of information via http://krfirm.co. Our site provides opportunities to submit personal information for the purposes of contacting us to learn more about our firm, our representation and our current cases.
- Referrals from other attorneys, completed either through personal contact with that attorney, regular mail or submissions of information using Internet-based portal systems and other online means.
- Advertising agencies, marketing services providers and other entities retained to advertise our legal services and involvement in specific mass tort litigation and to collect data from potential clients for our evaluation and analysis
- Social media services such as LinkedIn and Twitter
- Regarding referring attorneys: databases listing contact information and other information specific to referring firms, information gleaned from social media services such as LinkedIn and Twitter, word-of-mouth discussion and related networking activities
Generally, we do not share your information with any third-parties without your express, written consent or as required by law or professional codes of conduct governing attorney ethics. Additionally, we will never sell or lease your information to third parties unless we have your express, written consent.
We strictly adhere to the requirements of confidentiality and privilege in representing you or in receiving and reviewing client referrals from other attorneys.
However, we may disclose contact information and related data to provide marketing and advertising services. You can opt in to receiving these services at any time. Pertaining to e-mail and unsolicited phone contact, you have the legal right to opt out or “unsubscribe” from any further contact.
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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website experience. For instance, they enable us to monitor the pages you find most useful. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Web browsers sometimes accept cookies automatically, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer; this, however, may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.
We are committed to ensuring that we maintain the security, confidentiality and integrity of your information. We store and manage your Web-based information on secure, certified and audited servers, whether used directly by us or provided by third-party service vendors. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of your personal information in violation of state and federal data breach law, we have put in place physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect online. We contractually hold any third-party data processors, including our vendors, to the same standards and expectations that we ourselves follow and observe.
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Fair Information Privacy Principles
As staunch believers in the protection of your data and your privacy, we incorporate widely accepted and practiced privacy principles into our everyday business conduct and operating procedures. These fair information privacy principles, as they are often referred to, include:
- Access: You have the right to know what information we have collected on you and that we store in our records. This includes the ability to request, review, challenge and amend any and all personal information, and receive that information in a legible format.
- Consent: We respect your rights to opt in to receiving certain types of marketing-related information services from us, and to opt out of other types of marketing-related information services, usually related to e-mail. We also do not disclose your personal, confidential or privileged information to any third-party without your express, written consent or as required by law or professional codes of conduct governing attorney ethics.
- Transparency: You deserve to know the main purposes for how and why we use your data. We will notify you to obtain consent, or amend the Policy, if any use of your information deviates from its originally stated purpose.
- Collection and Use Limitation: We strive to only collect as much data, and the types of data, we need to provide legal services. We retain your personal information only to the extent required by law and professional codes of conduct governing ethics for attorneys.
- Accuracy and Integrity: We do everything we can to ensure that the information we receive from you is maintained and not changed in any way. We also update any and all information regularly to ensure we maintain the most accurate information possible. In other words, we work to maintain the quality of your data.
- Security: Data breaches and unwanted intrusion by hackers and would-be thieves of your information are a growing threat. We take the security of your data very seriously and make it a policy to guard this data intensely.
- Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable for complying with the provisions of the Policy, protecting your privacy rights and following applicable privacy laws. We promote internal policies and foster a culture that values your privacy.
Rasmussen Law Firm, LLC, anticipates it will retain clients who are residents of California, and also conduct business with referring attorneys with places of business in California that involves the payment of referral fees in good consideration for referrals. On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect. This comprehensive law afforded residents with unprecedented rights, including the right to know whether business are selling their information to third parties and to opt out of these sales, and the right to erase information upon request. However, Rasmussen Law, LLC, is currently exempt from complying with this law based on criteria enumerated in the CCPA. If and when this changes, and the exemptions no longer apply, we will amend the Policy to reflect our duties and your rights under the law.
Information From Children
Rasmussen Law Firm, LLC, does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. We do not even contemplate forming direct legal and business relationships with children without the involvement or consent of parents or guardians. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from these children without this involvement or consent, we will immediately notify parents and delete the data in question.
Changes to the Policy
The Policy is current as of July 10, 2020. It is subject to amendment and revision as needed. We will notify you through any and all available means of pending changes to the Policy and give you the opportunity to consent to the changes. We will publish the effective date of any and all revised versions of the Policy. Any issues with or requests related to the policy that occur before the effective date of the amended Policy will apply to the Policy that was in effect on the operable date.
Questions and Concerns
Please direct any and all questions, concerns related to the Policy or about your personal information to Kristian Rasmussen: PO Box 43509, Vestavia, AL, 35243-5434. (205) 749-9500. firstname.lastname@example.org.