Last revised 13 November 2017
When you or your representative or agent give us personal information of, or about, you, you consent (and/or your agent consents on your behalf) to the collection, storage, processing, sharing and other activities with respect to your information as provided for in this Privacy Statement.
When this Privacy Statement refers to “Tupper,” “we, “us,” “our,” or similar terms, it means Tupper Law Firm PC, a Michigan, USA, professional corporation.
When this Privacy Statement refers to “you” or uses similar words, it means the subject of the personal information discussed in this Privacy Statement.
Other privacy statements may also apply to specific services for which you sign up, or to Tupper apps and/or resources that you use (e.g., document repository services rendered by third partyes). Those privacy statements should be read together with this one. Other third-party services or applications that are used in connection with Tupper’s services might also have their own privacy statements. Those statements have separate terms and should be read independently from this Privacy Statement.
How do lawyer professional obligations affect this Privacy Statement?
The Michigan Code of Professional Conduct and other applicable obligations that apply to lawyers “Lawyer Obligations”) apply to Tupper. Where a Lawyer Obligation imposes a greater duty of confidentiality, non-use, etc. on Tupper, or where a Lawyer Obligation is more restrictive than the permissions given in this Privacy Statement, the Lawyer Obligation prevails.
In other words, this Privacy Statement is general. Where a Lawyer Obligation applies, the Lawyer obligation prevails.
What information does Tupper collect?
Tupper collects personal information like name, address, telephone number, other contact information, billing and payment information, information about business roles, and information about service requirements and inquiries.
Tupper, or its Internet service provider (“ISP”), may collect log-file information, such as Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, ISP, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks.
If you provide personal information of a third party to Tupper (such as when you sign up a colleague to receive information from or about Tupper or when you provide information about a person to enable the person to have credential or receive services), you represent and warrant to Tupper that you have all necessary authority to provide that information to Tupper and to grant to Tupper all rights in the information necessary for Tupper to do everything with that information that this Privacy Statement permits Tupper to do.
How does Tupper collect personal information?
Tupper collects some of the information directly from you when you provide it to Tupper, whether through Tupper’s website(s) or Tupper applications, at conferences or marketing events, and when you acquire goods and/or services from Tupper or its affiliates or suppliers.
Tupper collects information from other sources, as well, such as directories, membership lists, conference attendee information, people who acquire Tupper services for you or for your benefit, and third-party information providers.
How does Tupper use the information that it collects?
Tupper uses personal information in the following ways.
- To provide services to you and/or to your organization;
- To analyze trends, administer websites, apps, and other resources;
- To communicate with you, and
- To provide offers by Tupper or third parties that might interest you.
If Tupper anonymizes the information (combines it with other information, redacts it, or otherwise makes it so that it no longer reasonably identifies you), Tupper can use the information for any purpose.
How does Tupper treat information of persons under the age of 18?
It is Tupper’s policy to refrain from knowingly collecting or maintaining personally identifiable information relating to any person under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not supply any personal information to Tupper. If you are under the age of 18 and have already provided personal information to Tupper, please have your parent or guardian contact Tupper immediately using the information below so that Tupper can remove such information from its files. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 18 and you have reason to believe that that person’s personal information has been collected by Tupper, please contact Tupper immediately.
How does Tupper use online tracking methods?
These methods can allow you to maintain your account log-in information and other information between visits, and they allow Tupper to measure and record activity.
You can set your web browser to reject cookies. Each browser is different, so you should check your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you reject or block cookies, Tupper’s website(s) might not function as intended.
Many web browsers have a “do not track” setting. That said, there is no widely-accepted standard (through the World Wide Web Consortium or otherwise) governing what should happen when a user selects “do not track” in his or her browser. If and when an industry consensus is reached about how to treat a “do not track” setting, Tupper will determine whether to follow that consensus approach. In the meantime, enabling “do not track” in your browser will not change what information is exchanged with your computer, or how that information is used.
You might be able to exercise choices regarding third-party cookies and/or tracking devices. You can obtain more information about those choices at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
With whom, and how, does Tupper share your information?
- Anonymized information. If Tupper anonymizes information (i.e., combines it with other information, redacts it, or otherwise makes it so that it no longer reasonably identifies you), Tupper may share that information with anyone for any purpose.
- Outsourcing providers. Tupper may provide your information to outsourcing providers to provide goods and services, to provide technical support, provide training, or perform other functions in support of Tupper’s conduct of its business.
- Successors. If Tupper sells or otherwise transfers (or investigates the potential sale or other transfer of) all or a part of its business, Tupper may transfer to, or share with, the actual or potential buyer or other transferee, the personal information associated with the potentially or actually transferred business. Duing any due diligence process with a potential buyer, Tupper will impose obligations of confidentiality and restrictions on the use of information. Such transfer would be for the purpose of facilitating due diligence and/or allowing the buyer or other transferee to operate the business.
- General use. Tupper may share your information with others, (whether in return for compensation or otherwise) for joint marketing initiatives or to permit third parties to market goods or services to you.
- To comply with legal requirements. Tupper may share your information if required by law enforcement, government agencies, courts, or others where Tupper believes that its cooperation with information requests is required by law.
- International Transfer. Tupper may transfer your information to, and store and process your information in, jurisdictions other than the jurisdiction in which you live and/or work. Such other jurisdictions might have laws that treat your privacy differently from the jurisdiction in which you live and/or work. You consent to any such transfer, storage, and/or processing.
What about links and other information provided by others?
One or more Tupper websites or other resources might contain links to other websites or other resources that are not operated by Tupper. Tupper does not operate those websites or resources, and Tupper cannot control the information that the operators of such websites gather or what the operators of such websites do with the information. Tupper is not responsible for the activities of the operators of such other websites or resources.
How does Tupper secure and safeguard my information?
Tupper uses, and requires that its service providers use, commercially reasonable physical, technical, and other safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to, use of, or alteration of, your information.
Does Tupper supplement the information that I provide?
Tupper sometimes supplements the information that it receives from you with other information that Tupper receives from third-party sources, such as credit card issuers, directories, and/or information clearinghouses.
How May Tupper notify me in the case of a data breach?
For the purposes of any applicable law regarding notification of persons whose personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person, Tupper’s information security policy provides that any required notification may, where permitted by law, be made by the use of e-mail, telephone, fax, mail (including, but not limited to, a notice printed in an available area of a bill or statement) or posting a notice on a Tupper website or other electronic resource. The specific means used is up to Tupper, and Tupper will use its commercially reasonable judgment based on the circumstances. Where any notice is to be sent to a specific address or number (such as e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, etc.), Tupper will use the latest available address in its records. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AGREE TO THIS MEANS OF NOTIFICATION.
How can you correct your personal information?
If your personal information changes, if you have reason to believe that your personal information as Tupper maintains it is incorrect, or if you no longer desire service, you may contact Tupper using the contact information below and Tupper will accommodate all reasonable requests for such changes.
How does Tupper handle choice and opt-out?
Users who no longer wish to receive newsletters, digital notifications, or promotional materials or have their information provided to third parties may opt to not receive such communications or have information shared by contacting Tupper using the information below. Please be prepared to tell us the specific Tupper good or service with respect to which you wish to opt out. Tupper will comply with such requests as soon as is commercially practicable. Such compliance may involve batch processing and other processes that take 30 days or longer. If you opt not to receive such communications or allow Tupper to share your information and then give your personal information to Tupper again using a site or under other circumstances that permit us to use your information, Tupper will regard your opt-out as rescinded.
Note that opting out will not have any effect on information that Tupper has shared with third parties as permitted by this Privacy Statement.
To change your preference with regard to the way your information is treated, contact us using the contact information below.
What if I opt out and then do things that opt me back in?
If, after opting out, you do certain things that invite us to use your personal information again, Tupper will regard you as having opted back in. Examples include, but aren’t limited to, asking one of Tupper’s personnel (verbally or otherwise) to send you information, signing up for an event, or similar communications or transactions. As always, Tupper will abide by the provisions of this privacy statement with respect to your personal information that you provide to Tupper.
How quickly does Tupper respond to requests?
Tupper will use commercially reasonable efforts to timely make any changes you request. Many such changes are accomplished using batch processing (i.e. collecting a number of similar change requests and making all such changes at once), so the changes might not be immediately effective. If you require an immediate change to your personally identifiable information and are unable to make such a change using the available site resources, please contact us.
How does Tupper handle changes to this Privacy Statement?
Except as stated below, Tupper will use information in accordance with the privacy statement, or version of the privacy statement, under which the information was collected.
If Tupper decides to use information about you in a manner different from that stated in the privacy statement in effect at the time of collection, Tupper will notify you by e-mail if, and to the extent that, you have provided your e-mail address. If you reply to such an e-mail within a reasonable time and request that Tupper not use your personally identifiable information in the proposed new manner, Tupper will honor your request, but Tupper reserves the right to suspend your access to all or part of the services offered through one or more sites if you do so.
If you do not reply to such an e-mail, or Tupper receives a reply of “undeliverable” or similar message from your last known e-mail address, in either case after a reasonable time, Tupper will use the information in the proposed new manner.
Please be sure to update your e-mail and other contact information from time to time so that you don’t miss any communication by Tupper of the kind contemplated by this section.
Are there exceptions to the other provisions of this Privacy Statement?
Notwithstanding anything else in this privacy statement to the contrary, Tupper may collect personally identifiable information and use such information in ways other than those described above if Tupper is required to do so by law or if Tupper deems it advisable in the course of assisting law enforcement activities or protecting Tupper’s sites, resources, or property. Without limiting the foregoing, Tupper reserves the right to use and disclose any information that you provide to us if Tupper deems it advisable in the prosecution or defense of any litigation involving your use of a good or service of Tupper.
Special Information for California Residents
Your California Privacy Rights: California privacy law requires us to provide California residents with specific disclosures about our privacy practices, including telling you about the information we share with other third parties for their marketing purposes. You may request this information by contacting us using the contact information below.
How do you contact Tupper?