We here at Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis LLP (hereinafter “Rendigs,” “us,” or “we”) greatly value your trust and confidence in us. As such, we want to assure you that we keep your personal information confidential, as described in this Privacy Policy. We scrupulously observe and comply with all ethical and professional responsibility obligations that govern our legal practice to protect our clients’ confidential information.

Privacy Policy Scope

Please carefully read this policy to understand our practices regarding your information and how we treat it.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices, then please do not use our website.  By using our website, you agree to the terms of this policy. This policy may change from time to time.  Your continued use of our website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

This Privacy Policy outlines how we process, share, use, store, and keep information, including personal information, that we collect from the use or access to www.rendigs.com and other online presences or services affiliated with us (collectively “Website”). If any contract requirement we have with you or our professional obligations conflicts with this Privacy Policy, the contract or our professional obligations shall supersede this Privacy Policy and control.

Personal Information Defined

For purposes of our Privacy Policy, the term “personal information” means any information relating to a person or entity who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier, such as name, age, mailing address, email address, telephone number, identification number (e.g., Social Security or passport number), online identifier (e.g., online user name), and comments or messages on the Website.

Collection of Personal Information and How We Collect It

We may collect personal information directly from you, or from a third party that identifies you, when using or accessing the Website. In addition, we may also collect information about you during your visit to the Website. We collect this information using automated tools. Information collected automatically normally includes your IP address, internet connection, browser type, operating system, the Website pages you viewed, traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data. We do not collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services, often referred to as behavioral tracking.

Some data may be collected automatically through the use of “cookies.” A “cookie” is a packet of data sent by a web server to a browser, which is returned by the browser each time it subsequently accesses the same server, used to identify the user or track their access to the server. If you choose not to allow cookies on your devices, you may turn them off by modifying internet settings.

We use an online tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Website. Our Website sends aggregated, non-personal information to Google Analytics for the purpose of providing us with the ability to conduct technical and statistical analysis on the Website’s performance. For more information on how Google Analytics supports the website and uses information sent from the website, please review Google’s privacy policy available at policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

We work with marketing communications technology service providers which may use various data collection methods to improve the performance of the Website and any marketing campaigns Rendigs has contracted them to provide. The information collected can be gathered on our Website and also on the websites where our marketing communications are appearing.

Embedded web links provided in our emails and, perhaps, on third-party websites may include tracking technology through a redirection system which allows us to understand how the link is being used. Some of these links will enable Rendigs to identify that you have personally clicked on the link, and this may be attached to the personal information we hold about you. This data is used to improve our service to you and to help us understand our marketing efforts’ performance.

Why We Collect Information

We may collect information to represent our clients, satisfy our obligations and responsibilities, complete transactions, perform legal education and training, host video or teleconferencing, perform legitimate business activities, manage personnel, provide legal services, personalize and improve the usability of the Website and enforce Terms and Conditions, communicate with you, and otherwise as necessary and lawful.

The Sharing of Information

We do not sell your information to any third-party. We will not disclose or share your personal information with third-parties for the purposes of third-party marketing to you without your prior consent. We may disclose your information to our trusted third-party business partners. We work with a number of business partners that help us process your requests and deliver our exceptional client service and support. The sharing of information is necessary to fulfill the services that these business partners provide to us and our clients.

Rendigs may share your personal information in order to perform routine business and administrative functions, to support our legitimate business interests, assist in our ability to satisfy our contractual obligations, and to perform other support or marketing services.  We share your information in compliance with our legal and contractual obligations, including disclosures to courts, administrative agencies, law enforcement agencies, other parties or counsel, or other persons or entities as necessary and appropriate in accordance with our providing legal services and performing legal obligations. We may share your information to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide the information to us. Personal information submitted within legal proceedings may become publicly available.

How Personal Information is Protected

Rendigs complies with standard industry practices to actively protect your information. We use reasonable technical, administrative, and physical safeguards in order to protect your information against accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.  Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we can never promise complete security. You have a responsibility, as well, to safeguard your information. If you believe your information has been improperly provided to us or misused, please let us know immediately. Any electronic transmission of personal information (e.g., over the internet) is at your own risk, and Rendigs is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Your Rights and Options

You may request Rendigs stop sending you marketing or information-related materials by following the “opt-out” instructions included within those materials or by contacting us directly as provided below.

California Privacy Rights. We will not disclose or share your personal information with third parties for the purposes of third-party marketing to you without your prior consent. Except as disclosed in this policy, the Website does not track users over time and across third-party websites to provide targeted advertising. Therefore, Rendigs’ Website does not operate any differently when it receives Do Not Track signals from your internet web browser.

If you are a California consumer, as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) of 2018, you may be afforded additional rights with respect to your “Personal Information” as that term is explicitly defined under California law.  You may exercise those rights subject to our verification of your identity. As explained in greater detail in California’s “Shine the Light” law, and as applicable, you may request a copy of the personal information our Website currently contains; request we cease sharing your personal information (please explain how you wish us to prohibit the sharing of your personal information and which categories of third parties you want to prohibit from receiving your personal information); and request your personal information be deleted. When such requests or prohibitions are not possible, we will advise you accordingly..

Rendigs is dedicated to non-retaliation. If a California resident exercises rights under California law, including the CCPA, Rendigs shall not discriminate against that resident by denying services, charging different prices or rates to similarly situated consumers, providing a different level or quality of services, or taking any other adverse action.

European Union Privacy Rights. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, or “GDPR”), persons in the European Union (“EU”) are afforded specific rights with respect to their personal information or “personal data” as defined under the GDPR. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, Rendigs operates as a data controller. Any personal data we collect from you is processed in the United States under the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any personal data we collect from you is processed in the legitimate interest of our business and providing our services to you as the lawful means of such processing. You may withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data as described below. We will only retain your personal data for the time necessary to provide you the information and services to which you have consented, to comply with the law, and in accordance with your rights below.

You can exercise any of the following rights by notifying us as described below:

request a copy of the personal data our Website currently contains;
request that inaccurate, outdated, or unnecessary information be corrected, erased, or restricted (but Rendigs may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect);
object to our processing of your personal information where that processing is based on our legitimate interest;
request we provide your personal information in a format that allows you to transfer it to another entity;
withdraw your consent at any time if, and only if, we are solely relying on your consent for the processing of your personal information;
request erasure of your personal data from the Website;
lodge a complaint with your competent data protection authority; and
submit a complaint or question via the contact methods outlined below.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us in accordance with the instructions provided below in the “How to Contact Us” section. We may need to collect and process information about you solely for the purpose of responding and satisfying any data right request you may have.

Minors’ Privacy. We do not intentionally seek to gather information from individuals under the age of eighteen. We do not target the Website to minors, and would not expect them to be engaging with the Website or services. We encourage parents and guardians to provide adequate protection measures to prevent minors from providing information unwillingly on the internet. If you believe we may have erroneously collected information from or about a child under eighteen, please contact us as outlined below. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under eighteen without parental consent or a lawful basis, we will take steps to securely remove it from our systems.

Acts Within the United States

The storing, processing, collecting, and transmission of information by Rendigs is performed in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information you submit will be transferred to the United States, and that the United States may not provide the same level of protections as the laws in your country. By continuing to provide Rendigs such information you hereby consent to this transfer.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and we will, when required by law, notify you of such changes or updates. The updated policy will be posted on our Website and your continued use of the Website after we post a revised policy signifies your acceptance of the revised policy. This Privacy Policy is not a contract and does not create any contractual rights or obligations.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns with regard to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis LLP
ATTN: Privacy
600 Vine Street, Ste. 2650
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Fax: 5133819206
Email: Privacy@Rendigs.com

In your correspondence, please ensure that you write/type “PRIVACY” in your subject line so that it is routed in a timely and efficient manner.