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Privacy Notice

Creighton, Fox, Johnson & Mills, PLLC recognizes the concerns that arise from providing data over the internet and through websites.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of personal data provided to us in connection with inquiries regarding legal and other services we may provide.

By providing data to us (whether via our website, email, in person, or over the phone), you agree to the processing set out in this Privacy Notice.  This Privacy Notice does not apply to, and Creighton, Fox, Johnson & Mills, PLLC is not responsible for, any third-party websites which may be accessible through links from this website. If you follow a link to any of these third-party websites, they may have their own privacy policies and you will need to check these policies before you submit any personal data to such third-party websites.  Our website is maintained and monitored by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.  You may find their privacy policy and the data that they might collect here:

https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/privacy-statement.html

Creighton, Fox, Johnson & Mills, PLLC is a law firm operating as a Texas professional limited liability company with offices at 3535 Calder Avenue, Suite 310, Beaumont, Texas and 1601 Rio Grande, Suite 330, Austin, Texas 78701.

While visiting this website, we may collect website usage and other technical data such as details of your visits to our website such as the device used, the referring domain, and location.  If you complete our contact form, we may also collect information that you provide such as your name, phone number, email address, and other information you provide or request.  If you call us, we may also collect your name and phone number.  Additionally, during our communications with you or in the course of providing services to you, we also may collect basic personal details such as your name, telephone numbers, job title, place of employment, home, business, and postal addresses, and email address.  In some instances, we may obtain personal information such as your social security number, driver’s license number, or tax identification number.  We may obtain personal data provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or generated by us in the course of providing our services, which may, where relevant, include special categories of personal data such as financial information regarding bank or brokerage accounts.  Depending on the nature of the services we render, we may also obtain information that includes identification or background verification data such as utility bills, credit card statements, and other bills or evidence of beneficial ownership.

We may use your data to provide legal services to you and to conduct our business with you, or when required by applicable law or regulation, to comply with our legal obligations such as performing client due diligence/”know your client”, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, sanctions, identifying conflicts of interests, fraud identification or prevention or other relevant background checks.

During our representation of you and as a part of our representation, we may, with your consent, share your information with third parties such as your accountant, attorney, financial advisor or broker, title companies, appraisers, surveyors, insurance agents or brokers, family members, business associates, or third parties whom you are involved with in transactions, disputes, litigation or to or from whom you wish to provide or obtain services.

We will retain your data for as long as we deem, in our sole and absolute discretion, it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the data was collected and any other permitted linked purpose (for example certain transaction details and correspondence related to any legal services may be retained until the time limit for claims in respect of the transaction has expired or to comply with regulatory requirements regarding the retention of such data). If your data is used for multiple reasons or purposes, we will retain it until the purpose with the latest period expires.  Our retention periods are also based on our business needs and good practice.

We recognize that information security is important. While we do not guarantee that any data transmission (whether over phone lines, faxes, the Internet, or through any website) will be secure from intrusion, interception, or capture, we retain the services of technical advisors and providers who help us in our attempt to protect data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Information that you provide to us is stored on our or our service providers’ secure servers and accessed and used subject to our security policies and standards that we agreed to or developed with our service providers.

If you have any questions about our use of your data, you should contact the attorney you are working with at our firm or the attorney’s assistant

We and you are required to take reasonable steps to ensure that your data remains accurate.  It is your obligation, and you must let us know as soon as possible of any changes to or inaccuracies in the data that you provided to us by contacting us.  The failure to do so may result in our inability to communicate with you and could result in an adverse or prejudicial action being taken against you by a third party.

While it is our policy to respect your rights, please be aware that your exercise of these rights is subject to certain exemptions to safeguard the public interest (e.g. the prevention or detection of crime), our interests (e.g. the maintenance of legal privilege), and some of these rights may be limited (for example the right to withdraw consent) where we are required or permitted by law to continue processing your data to defend our legal rights or meet our legal and regulatory obligations.

This website is maintained and monitored by Findlaw, a Thomson Reuters business. We have been advised that all Thomson Reuters websites use cookies to improve your online experience.  This is a small data file stored by your computer to help improve functionality or tailor information to provide visitors with more relevant pages.  They are often placed on your computer when you launch a website.  You can change your cookie settings through your browser.  When you visit our website, a cookie may be sent to your computer.  For details of the cookies employed by us, Findlaw, or Thomson Reuters, please see the Cookie Policy at:

https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/privacy-statement.html#cookies

which policy is a part of this Privacy Notice.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or how we process your data, please contact us by sending an email through the contact form on this website or by writing to:

John W. Johnson
Creighton, Fox, Johnson & Mills, PLLC
3535 Calder Avenue, Suite 310
Beaumont, Texas 77706
Attn: Data Privacy Policy Inquiry

The content of this website or how cookies are used in connection with it may be changed without notice.  This Privacy Notice and associated Cookie Policy may change from time to time in the future without notice. We, therefore, encourage you to review them when you visit the website to stay informed of how we are using personal data.

This Privacy Notice was last updated in September 2021.

Our law firm partners with FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.