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Graves Smith Attorneys, is an AV®   Preeminent™   rated law firm located in Hernando, Mississippi, the county seat of DeSoto County, Mississippi.

Privacy Policy

Graves, Smith, Palmertree, & Shaw, PLLC Privacy Notice

Graves, Smith, Palmertree, & Shaw, PLLC (collectively, “GSPS”, “our” or “we”) respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Notice lets you know how and for what purposes your Personal Information (as defined herein) is being collected, processed and used by GSPS. We pledge that we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information will only be used in ways that are in compliance with this Privacy Notice. The provision of this Privacy Notice to you does not create any express or implied relationship, or create any express or implied duty or other obligation, between GSPS and you. See also No Representations or Warranties below.

This Privacy Notice is only in effect for any generic information and Personal Information collected and/or owned by GSPS, including collection through any GSPS website and any online features, services and/or programs offered by GSPS (collectively, the “Website”). This Privacy Notice is not applicable to any other web pages, mobile applications, social media sites, email lists, generic information or Personal Information collected and/or owned by any entity other than GSPS.

How Information is Collected

The types of personal information GSPS collects may include, among other things (collectively, “Personal Information”): (1) contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address); (2) demographic information (e.g., date of birth, gender marital status); (3) Internet protocol (or IP) address or device ID/UDID; (4) social security number (SSN), student ID (SIN), driver’s license, passport, and other government ID numbers; (5) financial account information; and (6) information related to offenses or criminal convictions. In the course of our business, we may collect Personal Information about you from the following sources:

Additional Ways Information is Collected Through the Website

Browser Log Files. Our servers automatically log each visitor to the Website and collect and record certain information about each visitor. This information may include IP address, browser language, browser type, operating system, domain names, browsing history (including time spent at a domain, time and date of your visit), referring/exit web pages and URLs, and number of clicks. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about the user other than the IP address from which the user has accessed the Website.

Cookies. From time to time, GSPS or other third parties may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive and that can be re-sent to the serving website on subsequent visits. A cookie, by itself, cannot read other data from your hard disk or read other cookie files already on your computer. A cookie, by itself, does not damage your system. We and other third parties may use cookies to identify and track, among other things, those areas of the Website and third party websites that you have visited in the past in order to enhance your next visit. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser, but some functionality of the Website may be impaired or not function as intended.

Unique Identifier. We may assign you a unique internal identifier to help keep track of your future visits. We may use this information to gather aggregate demographic information about our visitors, and we may use it to personalize the information you see on the Website and some of the electronic communications you receive from us. We keep this information for our internal use, and this information is not shared with others.

Use of Personal Information

Information collected by GSPS is used for three main purposes:

When Information Is Disclosed By GSPS

We may provide your Personal Information (excluding information we receive from consumer or other credit reporting agencies) to various individuals and companies, as permitted by law, without obtaining your prior authorization. Such laws do not allow consumers to restrict these disclosures. Disclosures may include, without limitation, the following:

In addition to the other times when we might disclose information about you, we might also disclose information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to: (1) comply with a legal process or applicable laws; (2) enforce this Privacy Notice; (3) respond to claims that any materials, documents, images, graphics, logos, designs, audio, video and any other information provided by you violates the rights of third parties; or (4) protect the rights, property or personal safety of GSPS, its users or the public.

We maintain reasonable safeguards to keep the Personal Information that is disclosed to us secure. We provide Personal Information and nonPersonal Information to our affiliated companies and other businesses or persons for the purposes of processing such information on our behalf and promoting the services of our trusted business partners, some or all of which may store your information on servers outside of the United States. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Notice or in a similar, industry-standard manner, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. The use of your information by one of our trusted business partners may be subject to that party’s own Privacy Notice. We do not, however, collect information from credit reporting agencies, nor share such information that may be provided to us with our affiliates or others without your consent, in conformity with applicable law, unless such disclosure is otherwise permitted by law.

We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information and/or nonPersonal Information to take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, assist government enforcement agencies, protect the security or integrity of the Website, and protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GSPS, our users or others.

We reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information, as well as any other information, in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of the GSPS business and/or assets. We also cannot make any representations regarding the use or transfer of your Personal Information or other information that we may have in the event of our bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, receivership or an assignment for the benefit of creditors, and you expressly agree and consent to the use and/or transfer of your Personal Information or other information in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets in any of the above described proceedings. Furthermore, we cannot and will not be responsible for any breach ofsecurity by any third parties or for any actions of any third parties that receive any of the information that is disclosed to us.

Privacy Outside the Website

The Website may contain various links to other websites, including links to various third party service providers. GSPS is not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those other websites. Other than under agreements with certain reputable organizations and companies, and except for third party service providers whose services either we use or you voluntarily elect to utilize, we do not share any of the Personal Information that you provide to us with any of the websites to which the Website links, although we may share aggregate, non-Personal Information with those other third parties. Please check with those websites in order to determine their privacy policies and your rights under them.

Choices With Your Personal Information

Whether you submit Personal Information to GSPS is entirely up to you. You may decide not to submit Personal Information, in which case GSPS may not be able to provide certain services or products to you.

You may choose to prevent GSPS from disclosing or using your Personal Information under certain circumstances (“opt out”). You may opt out of any disclosure or use of your Personal Information for purposes that are incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or for which you subsequently gave authorization by notifying us by one of the methods at the end of this Privacy Notice. Furthermore, even where your Personal Information is to be disclosed and used in accordance with the stated purposes in this Privacy Notice, you may elect to opt out of such disclosure to and use by a third party that is not acting as an agent of GSPS. As described above, there are some uses from which you cannot opt-out.

If GSPS collects Personal Information from you, such information will not be disclosed or used by GSPS for purposes that are incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or for which you subsequently gave authorization unless you affirmatively consent to such disclosure and use.

You may opt out of online behavioral advertising by following the instructions set forth above under the above section “Additional Ways That Information Is Collected Through the Website,” subsection “Third Party Opt Out.”

Access and Correction

To access your Personal Information in the possession of GSPS and correct inaccuracies of that information in our records, please contact us in the manner specified at the end of this Privacy Notice. We ask individuals to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed and amended before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests in limited circumstances as permitted by applicable privacy legislation.

GSPS does not share consumer information with third parties, other than those with which the mortgage loan servicer has contracted to interface with the GSPS office.

All sections of the GSPS Privacy Notice apply to your interaction with GSPS, except for the sections titled Choices with Your Personal Information and Access and Correction. If you have questions regarding the choices you have with regard to your personal information or how to access or correct your personal information, you should contact your mortgage loan servicer.

No Representations or Warranties

By providing this Privacy Notice, GSPS does not make any representations or warranties whatsoever. In addition, you also expressly agree that your use of the Website is at your own risk. Any services provided to you by GSPS and/or the Website are provided “as is” and “as available” for your use, without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, unless such warranties are legally incapable of exclusion. Graves, Smith, Palmertree, & Shaw, PLLC makes no representations or warranties that any services provided to you by it or the Website, or any services offered in connection with the Website are or will remain uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the web pages on or accessed through the Website, or the servers used in connection with the Website, are or will remain free from any viruses, worms, time bombs, drop dead devices, Trojan horses or other harmful components. Any liability of GSPS and your exclusive remedy with respect to the use of any product or service provided by GSPS including on or accessed through the Website, will be the reperformance of such service found to be inadequate.

Your Consent To This Privacy Notice

By submitting Personal Information to GSPS, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as specified above or as we otherwise see fit, in compliance with this Privacy Notice, unless you inform us otherwise by means of the procedure identified below. If we decide to change this Privacy Notice, we will make an effort to post those changes on the Website. Each time we collect information from you following any amendment of this Privacy Notice will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms for all previously collected information and information collected from you in the future. We may use comments, information or feedback that you may submit in any manner that we may choose without notice or compensation to you.

If you have additional questions or comments, please let us know by sending your comments or requests to:

Graves, Smith, Palmertree, & Shaw,
PLLC P.O. Drawer
969 Hernando Mississippi 38632-0969
ksmith@GravesSmith.com

EFFECTIVE AS OF: SEPTEMBER 15 2015