Gardner, Bist, Bowden, Bush, Dee, LaVia & Wright, P.A. (“Gardner Bist”) recognizes the privacy concern of all users of this website and any related social media platforms utilized by Gardner Bist (“Communications”) and our use of confidential and personal information (“Information”) collected through the Communications.  This Privacy Policy describes the manner in which Gardner Bist collects, utilizes and protects the Information.  By utilizing such Communications, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.  Although we cannot guaranty that all Information provided to Gardner Bist shall remain completely secure, we will only use the Information that we collect about you lawfully, limit access only to authorized employees and agents of Gardner Bist , and use our best efforts to protect the privacy of such Information.

How your data is collected

Our website utilizes data cookies to determine who visits our website, what they are looking at, and from where they are conducting their internet search.  Our website also utilizes social media sharing widgets that interconnect our website with certain social media platforms.  Through your use of those social media platforms, their connections to our website, and your connection with Gardner Bist’s social media sites, we may directly or indirectly obtain your Information.  We may also collect Information that you provide to us voluntarily when you communicate with Gardner Bist via email, direct messaging, or similar methods.  

We use your data for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with the highest possible level of service and to help you get the best out of this website and any related social media platforms utilized by Gardner Bist.
  • To determine who utilizes or may wish to utilize our services.
  • For the effective administration of this site and to record user patterns.
  • To share details on Gardner Bist services likely to be of interest.

What we do to protect your Information

Gardner Bist will only utilize your Information for the purposes described above and we engage in various security measures to protect your Information from unauthorized access, including use of Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) to encrypt any data shared through our website.  Access to Information we collect is limited to those employees and agents of Gardner Bist that have a specific and limited reason related to the authorized purposes described above.  Please note, Gardner Bist may disclose Information about you if we determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, that such Information must be disclosed to comply with a lawful request, order or subpoena, or to address legal matters or liabilities. Please understand that Gardner Bist’s website may provide links to other websites or social media platforms that utilize their own privacy policies and practices.  We have no control over the policies and practices of those third parties and we encourage you to review and familiarize yourself with those particular policies and practices when linking to those sites through ours. 

Attorney-Client Privileged or Confidential Communications

Please understand that any Information you submit to us voluntarily may not be attorney-client privileged until such time as an attorney-client relationship is formally established by written agreement between you and Gardner Bist.  Until that relationship is established by written agreement, please do not communicate, send or provide any confidential information to us, whether through email, our website, or our social media platforms or pages.  The firm cannot be engaged, nor may a professional relationship be established, via social media platforms or pages or communications through such platforms or page.  If you desire to engage our services, please contact us directly utilizing the information provided at https://gbwlegal.com/contact-us/

Information on minors

Gardner Bist does not knowingly collect any Information of children under 12 without the consent of their parent or guardian. Any such Information shall be deleted upon discovery or notification. 

Changes to our data protection and privacy policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time and any such changes will be posted on this page. The effective date of the Privacy Policy or any amendments thereto will be stated on this page.

Inquiries

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or Gardner Bist’s use of your Information, please contact use at media@gbwlegal.com.