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NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
As your attorneys, incident to representation that we provide, we may collect nonpublic personal information directly from you, from your related transactions, or obtained by us with your authorization or consent, including from third parties such as accountants, financial advisors, insurance companies and agents, banking/financial institutions, and other similar advisors.
NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our current clients or former clients collected in the course of representation of our clients, except as expressly or impliedly authorized by those clients to enable us to effectuate the purpose of our representation or as required or permitted by law or applicable provisions of codes or professional responsibility or ethical rules governing our conduct as lawyers. Only with your authorization or consent, may we disclose nonpublic personal information to unrelated third parties. Such unrelated third parties would include accountants, financial advisors, insurance companies and agents, banks, lenders, or government authorities in connection with our representation of you.
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about our clients to those employees of our law firm who need access to the information in order to provide legal services to you, or to provide such information to third persons incident to our representation of you.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are able to assist you with your professional needs and to comply with professional guidelines or requirements of law. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with Federal Regulations and our professional standards.
While the foregoing federal laws and regulations establish rules and disclosure requirements, they do not limit the attorney-client privilege or the confidentiality rules for information provided to attorneys. The privilege and confidentiality rules are governed by the rules of the Florida Bar, the rules imposed on attorneys under state law and our ethics standards. In circumstances where applicable federal laws might allow disclosure, we will continue to follow the stricter non-disclosure rules of attorney-client privilege and client confidentiality applicable to us.