Privacy

Michael R. Kluck & Associates (the “Firm”) welcomes you to our website. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to this site (collectively, the “Website"). The Policy is designed to explain some types of information obtained through the Website and how information is used by Michael R. Kluck & Associates and/or shared with others. The examples given are intended to be for illustrative purposes only, and therefore, should not be considered to be a complete representation of the Firm’s practices.

This policy does not apply to any information received by Michael R. Kluck & Associates from you or from any other sources on your behalf outside of the Website, including in the course of any client-lawyer relationship. Should you formally enter into a client-lawyer relationship with Michael R. Kluck & Associates, the Firm’s obligations with respect to information that it receives from you during the course of that relationship will be governed by applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and other applicable law.

Please review the Policy carefully. By accessing the Website, you are indicating your agreement to the Policy. The Firm reserves the right to modify the Policy at any time, without notice. Such changes will be incorporated into this document and posted on the Website and will become effective as soon as they are posted on the Website. The current version of the Policy supersedes any prior versions.

If you have any questions about the contents of the Policy, you may contact Michael R. Kluck & Associates at: 517-349-7610.

Information Collected

The Firm may collect information through the use of the Website from a variety of sources – this may include: (a) information you choose to provide while on the Website (such as information about your business or occupation, as well as personal identification information such as name, birth dates, addresses, social security and drivers’ license numbers, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses); and (b) information the Website collects automatically.

The following are some examples of information you may choose to provide while using the Website:

  • You want to receive Michael R. Kluck & Associate publications, alerts, or other news. To register to receive this information, you will provide us with information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. You can also tell us about your areas of interest. We use this information to send you the communications you requested, and other information we believe may be of interest to you.

 

  • You want to register for a webinar or other event. To register, you will provide us with information such as your name, company, position, telephone number, and email address. We use this information to register you for the event and contact you about changes and updates regarding the event. We may also use the information to communicate with you about other events and topics we believe may be of interest to you.

 

  • You may want to register for and/or comment on one of our blogs. To register, you provide your name and email address, by doing so, you also may subscribe to get an RSS feed or email of our blogs. To comment, follow the instructions for commenting on the blog platform. Any information you include in the comment is your responsibility, however, all content is subject to the Website’s terms of use. We may use your name, email address or other information to identify you as an individual commenting. We reserve the right to delete or discontinue commenting on any blog entry at our sole discretion.

 

The Website also collects information automatically when you access or use the Website. For example, Michael R. Kluck & Associates may monitor and compile statistical information concerning usage of the Website. This information allows the Firm to monitor its utilization and continuously improve its quality. Examples of this information would include, but not be limited to, the number of visitors to the Website, or to sections or pages within the Website, patterns of traffic flowing through the Website, length of time spent on the Website, or in sections or pages of the Website, or other sites that refer visitors to the Website, the pages of the Website visitors frequently use as entry and exit points, utilization of the browser and operating systems and versions used by visitors to the Website.

 

In order to compile this information, Michael R. Kluck & Associates may collect and store your IP address, your operating system version, your browser version, the pages you visit within the Website, or the length of time you spend on pages within the Website, the site from which you linked to ours, search terms you used in search engines which resulted in you linking to the Website, etc. While all of this information can be associated with the IP address your computer had while you visited the Website, it will not be associated with you as an individual, or associated with any information you may submit through the Website, or that Michael R. Kluck & Associates may store about you for any other purposes.

 

Use and Disclosure of Information

In addition to the uses and disclosures described above, the Firm uses information collected through the Website for various purposes including, but not limited to, administration of the Website, improving the Website experience for visitors, market research, data analytics, compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures, and to communicate with and/or respond to inquiries from Website visitors. For example, we might use your IP address to determine the general physical location of the device you are using and to understand the geographic regions of our Website visitors. This allows us to, among other things; enhance our communication with Website visitors and provide Website visitors with information about the Firm’s services. By submitting your information to us, you expressly agree the Firm may contact you directly about the services you requested, either through email, via telephone or facsimile, or by enrolling you in a requested subscription to one or more of the Firm’s publications. We may use the personal information you provide on the Website for our internal purposes.

The Firm may share any information collected within the Firm. The Firm may also use and share this information with third party Firm vendors to enable these vendors to provide services to the Firm for which they have been retained and/or enhance Website functionality. The Firm reserves the right to disclose any information obtained through or in connection with the operation of the Website in order to comply with a subpoena, court order, or similar legal process which compels the disclosure of such information. The Firm will not knowingly sell, rent, or share information obtained through the use of its Website with any unaffiliated third parties for their commercial benefit except as permitted or required by law. For example, we reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of the Firm or assets.

Cookies

The Website uses “cookies” in order to enhance a user’s experience when viewing the Website and to compile statistical information regarding the use of the Website. A cookie is a file transmitted by a website to a user’s browser. The browser then saves that file in a designated file for cookies on the user’s computer. The Firm uses cookies to personalize the user’s experience on the Website as well as to compile statistics about how the Website is used. This includes to help us identify Website features in which you might have an interest. You may have the ability to change your browser settings to refuse to accept cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all Website features.

Links and Social Media

The Website may include links to social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and/or Facebook, and/or other third-party websites. The Firm does not control those websites. If a user follows any such links, any information the user provides will be governed by the terms of use and/or the privacy policies of those third-party websites, and may be visible to others. You should never share or post personal, financial, or sensitive information or any information you expect to be treated confidentially through those websites.

Children

The Website and the nature of our services are not intended or designed for use by any individual under the age of 13 years. The Firm does not knowingly collect or maintain any information about any individual under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13 years old, you should not register with the Website, subscribe to any of the Firm’s publications, or provide personally identifiable information to the Firm. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Website, you may wish to use a web-filtering technology or supervise or limit access to the site.

Do Not Track

“Do not track,” is a privacy preference you can set in your Internet search browser that sends a signal to a website that you do not want the website operator to track certain browsing information about you. However, because the Website is not configured to detect Do Not Track signals from a user’s computer, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track requests.

Your California Privacy Rights

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY: The California Civil Code grants residents of California the right to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personally identifiable information to third-parties, if the information is used for the third-party’s direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact the Firm at: 517-349-7610.

Information Security

We have implemented reasonable measures to protect the security of personally identifiable information a user provides to the Firm through the use of the Website. The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and as such, the Firm cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. Any transmission of information is at your own risk.

Accessing the Website Outside of the United States

If you reside outside of the United States, any information you may provide to the Firm through the Website will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. If you do not wish for your personal information to leave your country, please do not provide such information. By providing personal information via the Website, you expressly consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Governing Law

This Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of Michigan, without regard to its conflict of laws principals. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of the Policy shall lie exclusively within the state and federal courts within Michigan. If any provision of this Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL THE FIRM HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN INFORMATION ON THE SITE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES THAT MAY OCCUR WHILE ACCESSING THE SITE, OR ANY LINKED SITE, OR THE INABILITY TO ACCESS THESE SITES; OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFICIT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE SYSTEM FAILURE; OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE BREACH OF THE POLICY, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.

Disclaimer

Michael R. Kluck & Associates (the “Firm”) provides this Website and the information on it for general informational purposes only. Information accessible through the site is not, and should not be relied upon or regarded as, legal advice. No one accessing or reviewing any content or information accessible through the Firm’s Website, whether or not a current client of the firm, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of such content or information, without first consulting with and engaging a qualified, licensed attorney, authorized to practice law in such person’s particular jurisdiction, concerning the particular facts and circumstances of the matter at issue. The Firm’s Website contains general information only, and may not reflect current legal developments, or laws or rules that may apply in particular jurisdictions. The Firm and its lawyers expressly disclaim all liability in connection with actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents or information accessible through this Website.

Any information on the Website about prior results attained by the firm or its lawyers is not a guarantee or warranty that a similar outcome will be achieved.

The Firm’s Website may offer links to websites owned and controlled by others. The Firm is not responsible for the content, operation, links or transmissions, or any information provided on any third-party website which may be accessed by a link from the Firm’s Website. Additionally, any reference to any third-party on the Firm’s Website does not constitute an endorsement of such third-party services.

Operation of the Firm’s Website is not intended to form, and will not create, an attorney-client relationship. Any person who accesses information from the Firm’s website or who unilaterally communicates any information to the Firm or any of its lawyers through the Website, by email or otherwise is not considered to be a client or prospective client of the firm. As such, no attorney-client relationship exists between any such person and the Firm and the Firm does not owe such a person any professional duties that would ordinarily be owed to a client or a prospective client, including without limitation any duty of confidentiality. Further, operation of the Firm’s Website does not guarantee that the Firm, or any Firm lawyer is willing to consider or discuss entering into an attorney-client relationship with any particular individual.

Communications and information transmitted via email or the Internet may not be secure, confidential, or protected by the attorney-client privilege. Do not send any confidential or sensitive communications or information to the Firm without first contacting one of its lawyers and receiving further instructions on how to proceed.

This Website may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of some states. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements.

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

Copyright

All text and graphics, the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all materials (including information in the public domain), and the overall design of this website are the property of Michael R. Kluck & Associates and are protected by copyright or license agreement.

Permission is granted to download and print materials from this Website for the purposes of viewing, reading, and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, reproduction, re-transmission, or modification of information or materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without express prior written permission of Michael R. Kluck & Associates, is strictly prohibited.

 

4265 Okemos Road, Suite G

Okemos, Michigan 48864

Phone: (517) - 349-7610