Bonilla & Chapa, P.C. (“B&C” or “Firm”) takes your privacy and the security of your personal information very seriously. Please take a moment to read this Policy and learn about B&C’s general privacy and information security principles. This Privacy and Security Policy (“Policy”) applies to the website www.bonilla-chapalaw.com (“Website”). This Policy does not apply to other websites operated by B&C, such as sites contained on B&C’s internal network. These sites are governed by separate agreements.
By using this Website and submitting your personal information to us, you agree to our using your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not want your personal information used in accordance to this policy, please do not send said personal information.
What is “Personal Information”?
Your personal information means information by which you, as an individual, can be identified. It includes information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Your personal information includes sensitive personal data, which is information as to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, commission of criminal offences and/or involvement in criminal proceedings.
Information We Collect
B&C does not currently collect personal information through this Website except for information that:
• your Internet service provider automatically provides to our web server, such as its web site address and possibly your
• you send to us in an e-mail message using the e-mail facility that is part of this Website’s functionality;
• you send us when you sign up on this Website for newsletters, events should such offerings be made;
• you send us via this Website in the course of an application for employment;
• you submit to us in a CGI form (should we initiate an email form)
How We Use Your Personal Information
B&C may use personal information collected from this Website for the following purposes:
• responding to and otherwise processing your requests and applications;
• monitoring and analyzing Website usage and
• contacting you in reply to an email inquiry made from this website.
We will treat your personal information in accordance with this Policy and applicable law.
Location of Processing and Data Transfer
Your personally identifiable information may be controlled and processed by any of the firm’s offices.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We will not disclose personal information obtained through direct use of the website or by email contact through the website to third parties at this time. Our usage of the personal information will be in accordance to attorney/client privilege under the auspices of the Texas Bar. It should be noted that simple contact through the Website does not constitute an attorney/client relationship. Only through the execution (signing) of an employment contract with the Firm does the existence of the attorney and client relationship begin.
Should we, in the future, change policy regarding the disclosure of information to third parties and then disclose your personal information to third parties, it will not be without your consent. If you provide personal information directly to any of our potential third party service providers, then their use of your personal information is subject to their privacy and security policy.
The Website currently does not employ the use of browser cookies.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personal information.
Links to Other Websites
For the sake of your convenience and to provide access to more information, this Website provides links to other websites. Please be aware that this Policy applies only to the website at www.bonilla-chapalaw.com operated by B&C and not to any other site. We recommend you review the privacy and security policies of each website you visit before providing any personal information.
Use of the Website constitutes acknowledgment and understanding by the user that within the bonilla-chapalaw.com website there may be links to other websites that are operated by parties or individuals who are not affiliated with the Law Firm or the website. Bonilla-chapalaw.com does not link to any site by use of ‘pop-up’ or ‘pop-under’ advertising and any such activity is not the responsibility of the Law Firm or the website or the hosting servers. Any appearances of pop-up or pop-under ads are from internet cookies or scripts stored on your local computer and are outside the control of this website.
Some of these linked sites may also have links to other sites. Bonilla-chapalaw.com or the Law Firm has no responsibility or authority over a third-party’s website or link. Bonilla-chapalaw.com makes no representation, whatsoever, for the contents that may be contained in those links and websites.
Ownership of Materials
B&C owns the information sent to us by means of this Website. If you choose to send us an e-mail message (including submission of your résumé), we may retain the content of the e-mail, your e-mail address and our response.
We use hardware-based, electronic and procedural safeguards, including firewalls and anti-virus scanning software, to protect your personal information. Internally, we employ user authentication systems (e.g., passwords and personal identification numbers) and access-control mechanisms to secure access to our computer systems and files. We also employ software to detect and block certain unsolicited e-mail (“spam”). Please be aware that this anti-spam software may cause some e-mail messages sent via this Website not to be received.
You should be aware that information sent to us using this Website may not be secure in transmission. Please be aware of this when sending any communications.
Modification of Policy
We may modify this Policy at any time to ensure that it accurately reflects the regulatory environment in which we operate and our data collection and disclosure practices. Your continuing use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of any modification to this Policy in effect at the time of your access. No modification or attempted modification of this Policy by you shall be binding on Bonilla & Chapa.
All changes to this Policy will be posted on this Website and we encourage you to check back from time to time to review any updates that have been made.