Privacy Policy
Last Update March 1, 2020

The Coppola Firm (“us,” “we,” or “our”) provides this Privacy Policy to let you know what
information we collect when you visit the website:
(the “Website”), why we collect it, and how it is used.

This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information collected about
you when you visit the Website, how your information may be used and when it may be
disclosed, how you can control the use of and disclosure of your information, how your
information is protected, and how you may access and update your information.

This Privacy Policy is governed by our Terms and Conditions of Use, which is also available
on our Website. By using our Website and the services therein, you consent to the terms of
our current Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use. We reserve the right to change
the Privacy Policy at any time. For more information, please refer to the paragraph entitled
“Changes to this Privacy Policy” which is described below. If you believe we have not
adhered to this Privacy Policy or if you have any other questions regarding this Privacy
Policy, please contact us.


This Privacy Policy applies to all information that you provide to us and that we maintain
electronically, whether you provide the information through our Website, or through other
means. Additionally, this Privacy Policy applies to any Information (defined below)
obtained from your use of the Website, or through other means.


In order to operate the Website and provide you with access to certain services that we
offer through the Website, we collect the following types of information from you, which
are described in more detail below: (A) information you provide to us on our website,
(B) information about you and your activities on the Website, such as your Internet
Protocol (IP) address, domain server, the type of computer, web browser, operating system
or platform you use and referrer data identifying the web pages you visited prior to and
after visiting our Website, your movement and activity within the Website and your
geographic location, and (C) information we collect in exploring or during an attorney-
client relationship. All of the information listed above and described below, which is
collectively now referred to as “Information.”

This Privacy Policy places no restriction on the use of Information we automatically collect
from your visit or de-identified or aggregated information.

A. Information We Collect From You Directly Online

We collect your Information when you provide it to us during your direct interactions
through our Website, such as when you complete any “contact us” forms, send us emails
about inquiries or job opportunities, sign up for one of our programs or events, or sign up
for our newsletter, or other areas in which you otherwise interact with our Website. The
Information we collect and maintain about you includes:

Contact information, such as name, title, company affiliation, e-mail address, postal
address, country, and telephone numbers.

B. Information We May Automatically Collect During Your Visit To Our Website

In addition to collecting Information from you, we, or our third party service providers may
use a variety of technologies that automatically collect Information about you or your
activities on our Website.

This includes your:

IP address;
Domain server;
The type of computer, web browser, operating system or platform you use;
Data identifying the web pages you visited prior to and after visiting our Website (often
referred to as “referrer data”);
Your movement and activity within the Website; and/or
Your geographic location.

C. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We collect the above Information directly and through the use of cookies, analytics and
other similar technologies. These tools help us understand how users engage with our
Website. The use of these technologies by such third parties is subject to their own privacy
policies and is not covered by this Privacy Policy, except as required by law.

D. Information Collected From Potential And Actual Clients, Partners, And Vendors

We may receive information from or on behalf of our clients and potential clients, Partners
and Vendors to help us operate our business and provide services, which could cover a
wide area of information. We use this information in providing legal services and for
marketing, recruiting, networking, and business operational and educational purposes. We
may supplement this information with information we gather from other sources, such as
referral sources and publicly-available sources.

E. Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express
your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third parties. We do not
respond to DNT signals.


A. Use and Purpose of Processing Your Information

We use and process your information above for things that may include, but are not limited
to, the following:
Provide legal services or explore a potential attorney-client relationship (although the use
of our Website is for educational and advertising purposes and never creates an attorney-
client relationship);
Process your registration, including, at time, verifying that the e-mail address you provide
is active and valid;
Fulfill your requests for services and information;
To respond to your inquiries;
Provide customer services and resolve any questions;
Communicate with you regarding our services;
Cross-reference with other Information that we have acquired about you or may acquire
about you through other sources;
Comply with the our Terms and Conditions of Use;
Comply with any applicable laws and regulations and respond to lawful requests; and
For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or
pursuant to your consent.

B. Lawful Basis For Processing Your Information

We believe the foregoing handling of your Information furthers our legitimate interests in
commercial activities that are not overridden by the interest or fundamental rights and
freedoms of the individuals at issue. We also may need to use and disclose your
information to comply with our legal obligations. For example, we may provide your
information to government officials and agencies as required by law and to Partners as part
of business operations. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Partner” shall mean any
person or entity with which we enter into any kind of business transaction which is under
an obligation to us to use reasonable care to keep Information confidential. When required
by law, and in some other cases, we process the Information on the ground of consent by
the individual.

C. How Long We Keep Your Information

We generally keep Information for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes listed
above, consistent with any applicable laws and agreements. To dispose of Information, we
may anonymize it, delete it, or take other appropriate steps. Data may persist in copies
made for backup and business continuity purposes for an additional time.

D. Sharing Your Information

We may share Information, such as aggregate user statistics, with our Partners and non-
affiliated third parties. We may provide data, including Information about you, with our
affiliates, subsidiaries and Partners. We may also share your Information as disclosed at the
time you provide your Information, as set forth in the Privacy Policy and in the following

Third Party Service Providers. In some cases we may employ third party service providers
to perform certain services on our behalf, including, without limitation: (i) processing your
information to provide legal services to you or requests you have made; (ii) providing
customer service; (iii) shipping, sending postal mail and e-mails; (iv) analyzing, updating
and correcting information we receive on the Website; (v) performing business analysis,
data processing and/or quality control; (vi) providing marketing assistance, search results
and links (including, without limitation, paid listings and links); (vii) processing credit card
and debit card payments; (viii) hosting our databases; and (ix) providing you with
information you requested. Consequently, we may share your Information with these third
party service providers if they need it to perform services on our behalf. However, such
third party service providers are not authorized by us to use your Information for any
other purpose.

Disclosure of Customer Information for Legal and Administrative Reasons. We may
disclose your Information without notice: (i) when required by law or to comply with a
court order, subpoena, search warrant or other legal process; (ii) to cooperate in
investigations of fraud, intellectual property infringement or any other activity that is
illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability; (iii) to comply with legal, regulatory or
administrative requirements of governmental authorities (including, without limitation,
requests from the governmental agency authorities to view your Information); (iv) to
protect and defend the rights, property or safety of us and our affiliates and any of their
officers, directors, employees, attorneys, agents, contractors and partners, and the
Website’s users; (v) to enforce or apply the Website’s Terms and Conditions of Use; and
(iv) to verify the identity of the Website’s users.

Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell, trade, or disclose your
Information we have collected without your consent.


While on the Website or when viewing an e-mail or other content provided by us or the
Website, you may encounter links to other websites operated by third parties, such as
LinkedIn or Facebook. These other websites may set their own cookies, collect data or have
their own privacy policies and practices. We are not responsible for the privacy practices
or the content of such third party websites and we encourage you to review the privacy
policies of these sites as soon as you enter them. Links to any third party website or
content do not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by us of the linked
website or content.


We use industry-standard procedures and safeguards to help protect the confidentiality of
your Information. However, you should assume that no data transmitted over the Internet
can be 100% secure. Therefore, although we believe the measures implemented by us
reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data
involved, we do not promise or guarantee, and you should not expect, that your
Information or private communications always will remain private. We do not guarantee
that your information will not be misused or disclosed to third parties. We will not have
any liability for misuse or disclosure of your Information.

If you believe that your information has been stolen or accessed by an unauthorized
person, you are required to notify us so that necessary measures can be taken immediately.


The Website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States,
please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the
United States. By using the Website, or providing us with any information, you consent to
this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction
in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you
reside and/or are a citizen. Portions of our site may be supported by a network of
computers or cloud based servers in other jurisdictions. We do not represent that our
Website is appropriate or available in any particular jurisdiction.


If you believe that any Information collected and maintained by us about you is not correct
or has changed, please send an e-mail message to explaining the
correction or change. We also may provide web pages or other mechanisms through which
you can correct or update the Information we have collected and maintained.

In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain
Information you have submitted through the Website. We are under no obligation to store
such Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the
destruction of such Information.

If you ask us to delete your information, we will do so within a reasonable period of time,
but not longer than one month from the date the request is received. Please note that we
may need to retain some information about you in order to satisfy our legal and security
obligations. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely
remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data
because of backups and other reasons. See also section III(C) regarding our retention of
your Information.

We provide users with the ability to opt-out of receiving marketing and other
communications from us, and to update, supplement, or delete Information we have about

To the extent certain data protection laws apply and we hold your Information in our
capacity as a data controller as defined under those laws, you may request that we:

Restrict the way that we process and disclose your Information;
Transfer your Information to a third party;
Revoke your consent for processing of your Information;
Provide you with access to your Information;
Remove your Information if no longer necessary for the purposes collected;
Prevent the processing of your Information for direct-marketing purposes;
Update your Information so it is correct and not out of date; and
Object to our processing of your Information.

The requests above will be considered and responded to in the time period stated by
applicable law. Note, however, that certain Information may be exempt from such requests.
We may require additional information from you to confirm your identity in responding to
such requests. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the authorities applicable to
you and your situation, although we invite you to contact us with any concern as we would
be happy to try and resolve it directly.


The Website is intended only for users over the age of eighteen (18). If we become aware
that a user is under 13 (or a higher age threshold where applicable) and has provided us
with Information, we will take steps to comply with any applicable legal requirement to
remove such information. Contact us if you believe that we have mistakenly or
unintentionally collected information from a child under the age of thirteen (13).


By using the Website you consent to the collection and use of your Information as set forth
in this Privacy Policy. If you withdraw consent, you agree that despite withdrawal we may
continue to use your Information previously provided to us to the extent that we are legally
or contractually obligated to do so and to the extent necessary to enforce any contractual
obligations you may have to us. You also understand that in withdrawing consent, we may
no longer be able to provide you with services previously available with consent.


We reserve the right to change, modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect
changes in our practices and service offerings. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will
update the “Effective Date” and such changes will be effective upon posting. It is your
obligation to check our current Privacy Policy for any changes. Any revised Privacy Policy
will only apply prospectively to Information collected or modified after the Effective Date
of the revised policy. It is your responsibility to periodically check and review our Privacy
Policy for changes.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please send us an email at, write us at The Coppola Firm, 3960 Harlem Road, Buffalo,
New York 14226, or 716-839-9700.

Again, if you have any updates to the Information we have about you, please send those to See section VII, above.