Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website is published by Folkman LLC, a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Theodore Folkman is the legal representative of Folkman LLC.

What we collect and receive

In order to provide you with a good experience on our website, we need to collect and process certain information. Depending on how you use the website, the information we collect and process may include the following.

  1. If you use one of our contact forms to send a written message, we collect your name, your email address, and the contents of your message. We use this information only to check for possible conflicts of interest and to answer messages we receive. 
  2. If you sign up to receive a newsletter, we collect your name and email address. We use this information only to send you the newsletter. Our site also logs the IP address you used when you signed up for the service to prevent abuse of the system. We send emails through the MailPoet sending service. This service allows us to track opens and clicks on our emails. We use this information to improve the content of our newsletters. No personally identifiable information is otherwise tracked outside this website except for the email address.
  3. When you visit the website, our server records technical log data that includes your IP address and other technical information about your visit. We use this information only for cybersecurity and IT troubleshooting purposes. 
  4. We use Google Analytivcs to collect data about visitors. Google is configured to anonymize the IP address of visitors. The software provides anonymized data on visits, including pages visited, visitor behavior on the website, the visitor’s location, the visitor’s hardware and software, the referring webpage, search terms entered, and searches that led the visitor to the website. We use this information to improve our website and to make it more useful and relevant for users. 
  5. We use cookies (small data files stored on your computer or device) for record-keeping purposes and to enhance the functionality of our site. You may prevent our use of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser, and you may delete any cookies already stored on your machine. There is more information about cookies below.

Opting out of data collection

You cannot opt out of the collection of technical log data. If you want to send us a message via contact form or sign up for a newsletter, you cannot opt out of data collection, but you can choose not to send us a message or sign up for a newsletter. You can opt out of web analytics data collection by clicking below. [ga_optout]

Your rights

You have the right to be informed of personal data processed by Folkman LLC, a right to rectification or correction, erasure, and restriction of processing. You also have the right to ask us for a structured, common and machine-readable format of personal data you provided to us.

To exercise any of the rights mentioned in this policy, or if you have questions, please contact us using the contact page or by mail at 53 State Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02109, USA, or by email at [email protected] You may also lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your jurisdiction. 

Cookies

Please click on your geographic region to read the cookie disclosure that applies to you.

Third-party Services We Use

We use the following third-party services, which may collect personal data when you visit our website or when you subscribe to our newsletters.
Company Purpose Lawful basis Data location Personal data collected Privacy policy
Cloudflare To decrease page load time and server load, and for cybersecurity. Legitimate interest Global identification data, professional life data, personal life data, connection data, or localization data (including IP addresses), and the name, email address, and message sent via our contact forms Link
Amazon Web Services S3 To store backups of the website database Consent USA The name, email address, and message sent via our contact forms, and the email addresses of newsletter subscribers Link
Wysija SARL Mailpoet To send newsletters and other updates to subscribers Consent UK, Germany, Finland None Link
Google To collect analytics data about visits to the website Legitimate Interest Global Anonymized IP addresses and other data concerning a website visit, including geolocation data. Link

Data Retention

Our server log files are rotated regularly, and we do not retain backups after they are deleted via the server’s log rotation program. Google stores analytics data for 26 months. If you communicate with us via our contact forms, we retain your information for as long as is necessary to provide you with services and to comply with our obligations under law, including our obligations regarding conflicts of interest under the applicable rules of professional conduct. 

Disclosing Your Data

We will never disclose your personal data to anyone. The only exceptions to this rule are:

  1. Disclosures to IT professionals or other appropriate persons to the extent necessary for server maintenance, troubleshooting, or cybersecurity.
  2. With your express consent.
  3. To comply with the law.
This privacy policy is inspired by the Matomo Privacy Policy, which is licensed under a CC BY license.