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Past Results Do Not Predict Future Outcomes
Certain practice summaries and attorney biographies on this website describe results obtained in matters handled for clients of Ryan, LLP. These descriptions are intended only to provide information about past experience of our attorneys and should not be understood as a guarantee or assurance of future success in any matter. Past results are not a guarantee of results in future matters. Ryan, LLP does not make any guarantee, promise or other assurance that the same or similar results can be obtained in any matter that Ryan, LLP may undertake. The outcome of a particular case must stand on its own facts and circumstances, applicable law, competence of any opposing counsel, and unanticipated events.
What Information is Ryan,LLP gathering about its visitors and how is it being used?
Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name and an IP Address. When a visitor requests a page from within the Ryan,LLP website, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. By itself, this information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows:
• The IP Address of the Site that may have Referred you.
• Your IP Address
• The Web Page that you may have linked to us from, if any.
• The Product Identifier for Version and Make of Browser used to access our site
• The Operating System platform that you may be running
• Search Words or Terms that are passed from a Search Engine
• Information readily available and stored in your Adobe® Flash System.Capabilities Object.
There is absolutely nothing special about the information just described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every Web Server on the Internet today.
This information is used to provide content that can be viewed on the device that you are using to access our site. For example, if you do not have the Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, we send your device an image rather than a flash movie. This ensures maximum compatibility for the various browsers and devices that access our website. We also use the information to increase visitor traffic and to respond to the requests individuals are seeking from our site.
What about Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser from our Web Server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. Ryan, LLP website utilizes cookies as a means of providing personalization features to our visitors.
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser's help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our website and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
What other information does Ryan,LLP request?
Our website also has contact forms that allow you to send us an email regarding a potential legal issue you are experiencing. These forms gather personal information about your name, email address, and phone number. We use this information to respond to requests for an attorney to contact you. We also may use this information to use in an email or mailing list. We maintain a strict “No Spam or UCE” policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent.
What Type of Information Might We Disclose, And To Whom?
Ryan,LLP will only disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to:
• Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Ryan, LLP.
• Protect and defend the rights or property of Ryan, LLP, or visitors of Ryan, LLP.
• Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties.
• Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
As attorneys, we adhere to our professional duty to keep confidential all nonpublic personal information relating to a client's representation. We do not disclose personal information about any current or former client except as required or permitted by law or by the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility. We may disclose personal information if necessary to carry out, administer or enforce a transaction that our client has requested or authorized us to perform; in that connection, we may make such disclosures to:
• Our employees or agents who are assisting us in serving our client;
• At our client's direction or with his or her consent, the client's financial service providers, such as the client's accountant, investment advisor, insurance agent, or the financial institution that our client has designated as trustee of a living trust;
• Any other person or entity to whom our client has authorized our making a disclosure, or to whom disclosure is required by law or applicable rules of procedure.
How Do We Protect the Security and Confidentiality of Clinet Information?
Within our firm, we retain records relating to our professional services, accessible to our staff, to assist us in effectively representing you and, in some cases, to administer our business or to comply with professional standards. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards for your personal nonpublic information that comply with our professional standards. If you have further questions regarding the confidentiality of your personal information, please contact any Ryan, LLP attorney with whom you have worked.