What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?
User-supplied information: If you fill out the “contact” form on this website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address, name, phone number and state). We only require that you provide an e-mail address on the contact form. Further, if chat is available through this site, you may be asked to provide information if you participate in an online chat. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.
Information that you provide to us through the contact form or an online chat will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.
Web server logs: When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:
- your unique Internet protocol address;
- the name of your unique Internet service provider;
- the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
- the kind of browser or computer you use;
- the number of links you click within the site;
- the date and time of your visit;
- the web page from which you arrived to our site; the pages you viewed on the site;
- and certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).
- The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user’s experience.
Third-party Services: We may use services hosted by third parties, including Adobe Site Catalyst, to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.
California Do Not Track: Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers. As described in more detail above, we track user activity using web server logs, cookies and similar technologies. Information collected in web server logs helps us analyze website usage and improve the user’s experience. Cookies allow us to offer you a customized experience and present relevant advertising to you.
How is personal information protected? We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.
Who has access to the information? We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:
- to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;
- if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party;
- and as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.
How can I correct, amend or delete my personal information and/or opt out of future communications? You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address on our website at any time to:
- see what data we have about you, if any;
- change/correct any data we have about you;
- ask us to delete any data we have about you;
- and/or opt out of future communications from us.
If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here. Effective September 2, 2020
terms and conditions of use
The Terms and Conditions of Use are provided by Dan Simons Law Firm, a licensed Texas-based law firm and online law practice providing legal services through its online portal TexasViper.com. The Agreement will govern your use of this website, including all content provided on the website and through access to all online services provided by Dan Simons Law Firm The Agreement to provide legal services to you covers the time period from which you accept this Agreement and we have received your payment through our funds transfer service to the time we have provided you with the requested and purchased legal service.
You agree that it remains your responsibility to proceed pro se by filing all legal documents and complying with Texas and local legal procedures. By providing you with limited legal services, Dan Simons Law Firm has not agreed to attend a hearing or trial on your behalf or provide any legal services extending beyond those services which you have purchased and we have agreed to provide. We only provide limited legal assistance and document preparation and review. After performing the services purchased by you, we have no further obligation to you.
Limitation of Services
While authorities in some jurisdictions may deem this website and this law practice to be an advertisement for legal services in their jurisdiction, our website is not to be considered as a solicitation for legal services related to any other states’ law. This website and this legal practice offer services related to Texas law only.
Unlike a geographically located law practice, Dan Simons Law Firm will not provide physical legal representation or commence litigation on your behalf. The purpose of this law practice is to provide limited legal advice and general counseling on Texas legal matters with prompt service provided in a cost-effective manner. If we determine during our communication with you that your specific legal matter requires the engagement of a full-service law firm, such as in the event that your situation may require the commencement of a formal lawsuit, then we will promptly refer you to a full-service Texas law firm in your area or refer you to the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Service.
Nature of Unbundled Legal Services
This law firm is not a pre-paid legal service; it is an online legal practice where you are charged a fee for limited legal services related to Texas law. Dan Simons Law Firm provides unbundled legal services. This means that the legal services provided by us only extend to those services of which you have requested and purchased and we have provided. After you have purchased a service and we have agreed to provide it and have completed the work, you cannot expect us to perform in any additional capacity. We will provide you with adequate notice of the scope of our relationship and what services will and will not be provided for you online.
For example, if we assist you in creating real estate documents, it is not our responsibility to ensure that the forms are properly filed, to attend a hearing or trial on your behalf, or to provide any other legal services related to that matter beyond the original purchased and provided limited legal services. Likewise, after you have paid for the requested services and we have performed them, we will not expect any further payment from you other than payment for the original requested legal services performed by us.
As with any legal service, we cannot guarantee any legal outcome. By purchasing our services, you agree that it remains your responsibility to properly and timely file any legal documents and to comply with Texas law and local legal procedures.
If at any time, we determine that the legal services you have requested require full-service legal representation, we will refer you to a full-service law firm providing Texas legal services.
Confidentiality – Security – Retainment of Records
Dan Simons Law Firm provides limited legal services pertaining to Texas law only. The attorney responsible for this site is licensed to practice law only in the State of Texas.
In compliance with the professional rules and restrictions of the State Bar of Texas, and for reasons of personal integrity, this practice is bound by stringent professional standards of confidentiality. Any information received by us from our clients is held in strict confidence and is not released to anyone outside of this practice, unless agreed with by you, or as required under applicable law.
An attorney-client relationship with this practice is established only after a specific question has been posed to an attorney at this practice through a prospective client’s personal login page and that question has been confirmed as received through a reply communication from an attorney at this practice. Prospective clients should be aware that our duties of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege may not arise until an attorney has expressly communicated the ability to respond to that prospective client. Once you have provided us with your personal information, we will first run a crosscheck for any possible conflict of interest before accepting representation of your matter. We may decline to provide our services to you if a conflict of interest is discovered.
All our records are securely retained in electronic files, along with secure backups, for the period of years required under Texas law.
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