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Privacy Policy Statement

Thornton Law Firm LLP, Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP, Waters & Kraus, LLP, and Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman LLP, (collectively the Law Firms), respect the privacy of our clients and visitors to our web site. If as a visitor you choose to register or submit information to the Firms via this web site, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement.

Information Collection

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the web site. Any personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily made available to the Law Firms while browsing or navigating the site will be kept confidential. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, address, occupation, email address and telephone and fax numbers. This information may be necessary for the Law Firms to communicate with visitors to the site when they post a question or comment, request additional information, or inquire about a case review.

The Law Firms do not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer that information within The Law Firms as necessary to respond to your request or inquiry.

REQUIRED NOTICE Under the Texas Health and Safety Code, Sec. 181.154 - HB 300

Because The Law Firms gather, store and electronically transmit medical records (Protected Health Information - PHI), we are required to post a notice to clients that their protected health information is subject to electronic disclosure.

Texas and Federal Law prohibits any electronic disclosure of a client's protected health information to any person without a separate authorization from the client for each disclosure. This authorization for disclosure may be made in written or electronic form or in oral form if it is documented in writing by The Law Firms.

The authorization for electronic disclosure of protected health information described above is not required if the disclosure is made: to another covered entity, as that term is defined by Section 181.001, or to a covered entity, as that term is defined by Section 602.001, Insurance Code, for the purpose of: treatment; payment; health care operations; performing an insurance or health maintenance organization function described by Section 602.053, Insurance Code; or as otherwise authorized or required by state or federal law. In other words, no further release is necessary for electronic disclosure to other health care providers, insurance companies, governmental agencies, or defense lawyers representing adverse parties.

Domain Information Collection

The Law Firms may collect domain information to enable us to analyze how our visitors use this site. This data enables us to become more familiar with the people who visit our site, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often. The Law Firms use this information to improve its web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Use of Cookies and Tracking User Traffic

Some pages on this site may use "cookies" - small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited. The only personally identifiable information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Such information is used for customized functionality the next time you visit us.

Some parts of the site may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns. This allows the Law Firms to determine the usefulness of our web site information to visitors and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping visitors reach that information. Please note that cookies cannot read data on your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the web site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, by not accepting cookies, some pages may not function fully and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

Internet Security

We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Protecting the Privacy of Children

Children under 18 years old are not the intended audience for our web site. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18 unless the information is related to a potential or existing case and is provided by a legal guardian.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This site contains links to other sites as a convenience and strictly for informational purposes. The Firms does not share your personal information with those web sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those sites.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The Law Firms reserve the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be posted on this site. If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please email the Law Firms at webmaster@waterskraus.com.

If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy or legal statement, please email the Law Firms at webmaster@waterskraus.com.