Privacy and Disclaimer

ABOUT THIS POLICY:

This policy describes our practices on the websites where it is posted. It also applies to text messages and emails.

This policy does not apply to our use of employee information. It also does not apply to information we collect from you offline.

You agree to the terms in this policy when you use this site.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

Contact information. For example, we may collect your name and email address. We may also collect your street address, fax number, or phone number. We may also collect your company name.

Other Information. If you use our websites, we may collect information about the browser you are using. Our web server may store your IP address and domain. We might track the pages you visit. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We collect this information using tracking tools described in this policy.  To control those tools, please read the “Your Choices” section.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION:

We collect information directly from you.  For example, if you contact us to ask questions or leave comments. We also collect information if you sign up for our email briefings or event invitations.

We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons.  To learn more about these tools and how you can control them, read the “Your Choices” section.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION:

To respond to your questions and requests.

To improve our website and update our email lists. For example, we might use cookies to track new or past website visitors.  We may also use tracking tools to see what areas of our site are the most interesting to our visitors.

To communicate with you about our relationship.

For other business purposes. For example, we may use your email address to share client briefings or events. We may also contact you about legal developments.

INFORMATION SHARING:

We may share your information for our business purposes and as legally permitted, including:

If we think we have to in order to comply with the law.  For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena.  We may also share if a government agency requests. We may also share if an investigatory body requests.

With our business partners. If we provide joint services, we share information with business partners.

For other reasons we may describe to you.

YOUR CHOICES:

You can opt out of marketing emails or text messages by following the instructions in any marketing emails you receive. You can also opt-out by sending us an email. To request changes to or to review your information, please send us an email. You may also email us to have your personal information deleted.

You can choose not to provide personal information. However if you don’t provide us with information some website features may not work.  You can also choose to configure browser not to accept cookies. If you do so, however, some parts of our website may not work.

WHERE WE STORE INFORMATION:

Our sites are generally operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using our sites and giving us your information, you consent to such transfer. You also understand that the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.

SECURITY:

We use industry standard means to protect our website and your information. The Internet is not 100% secure, though. We cannot promise that your use of our site will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution on the Internet.

LINKS:

Our site contains links to third-party sites. If you click on one of those links, you will be taken to websites we do not control. This policy does not apply to the information practices of that website. You should read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third-party sites.

POLICY UPDATES:

From time to time we may change our privacy practices. The latest version of this policy will be posted here. Sometimes there may be a material change to this policy that we wish to apply retroactively. If so, we will notify you and obtain your consent to the extent required by law.

MORE QUESTIONS:

If you have additional questions you can call us at 504-566-1311, fax us at 504-568-9130, or reach us by email at info@phelps.com.  You can write to us at:

Attn: Webmaster
Phelps Dunbar LLP
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA  70130-6534

Please include your email address, name, address and telephone number when you contact us. This helps us handle your request correctly.

WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Your use of the websites on which these terms reside (collectively, the “Site”) and any features on the Site are subject to the Terms of Use, which we may update from time to time. By accessing this Site in any way, including, without limitation, browsing this Site, using any information, and/or submitting information to Phelps Dunbar, you agree to and are bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained on this page (the “Terms”), including, but not limited to, disclaimers of warranties, damage and remedy exclusions and limitations, and a choice of Louisiana law. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use this Site.

Phelps Dunbar reserves the right to revise and update these Terms at any time and for any reason, with or without notice or obligation. Your use of this Site after we post any changes constitutes your agreement to those changes and your agreement to be bound by any such revisions. You agree to periodically review these Terms to ensure you are familiar with the most recent version. You agree that you do not have any rights in this Site and that Phelps Dunbar will have no liability to you if this Site is discontinued or your ability to access the Site is restricted.

NOT LEGAL ADVICE

This Site and the materials on this Site have been prepared by Phelps Dunbar for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Receipt of this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Do not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.

By entering this Site you acknowledge and agree that any communication or material you transmit to this Site or Phelps Dunbar, in any manner and for any reason, will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that any ideas, concepts, techniques, procedures, methods, systems, designs, plans, charts, or other materials you transmit to Phelps Dunbar may be used by Phelps Dunbar, anywhere, anytime, and for any reason whatsoever.

You acknowledge and agree that no partnership or client/attorney relationship is formed and neither of you nor Phelps Dunbar has the power or the authority to obligate or bind the other.

While we would like to hear from you, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an engagement letter).

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

If you are interested in possible representation by our firm, please call one of our offices to discuss your legal matter with a Phelps Dunbar attorney. Only when you discuss your matter with one of our attorneys and you are cleared by our conflict of interest software are you eligible to be a firm client. When those instances occur and you receive an engagement letter from the lawyer, you will be a client and may then exchange information freely.

Phelps Dunbar's offices are located in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas. Lawyers are admitted to practice in the jurisdictions listed in their biographies. Descriptions of our practice areas and attorney experience does not state or imply certification, specialization or expertise in any particular areas of law, unless a particular lawyer listed holds a certification or other expertise recognized by the applicable State Bar or regulatory authority and it is listed in their biography.

The attorney responsible for the content of this web site is Managing Partner Michael Hunt.

REPRESENTATIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering this Site you acknowledge and agree that the Site is provided on an “As Is, As Available” basis. No warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are made with respect to this Site or any information or software therein. You agree that your use is at your own risk and that, under no circumstance (including negligence), shall Phelps Dunbar or any of the parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages, or any other losses, costs, or expenses or any kind (including legal fees, expert fees, or other disbursements) which may arise, directly or indirectly, through the access to, use of, or browsing of this Site or through your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from this Site, including but not limited to anything caused by any viruses, bugs, human action or inaction or any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or any other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections even if Phelps Dunbar has been advised of such damages. Nor shall Phelps Dunbar be responsible for any damages whatsoever that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, errors, defects, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance whether or not caused by events beyond Phelps Dunbar’s reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of god, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to this Site’s records, programs, or services. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages; as a result, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Although the information contained in the Site is based upon up-to-date information, and while Phelps Dunbar makes all reasonable efforts to insure that all material on this Site is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed and Phelps Dunbar makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Although this Site may be linked to other sites, Phelps Dunbar is not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation with the linked site, unless specifically stated therein. By entering this Site you acknowledge and agree that Phelps Dunbar has not reviewed all the sites linked to this Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other site linked to this Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.