The materials on this site have been prepared by Dwight Merriam for general informational purposes only and are not intended to constitute legal advice. Viewers/visitors should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel on the specific facts and circumstances in question from a lawyer licensed in their jurisdiction. Use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship between the user and Dwight Merriam. Any information sent to Dwight Merriam through this site will not be treated as confidential and is not protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Dwight Merriam endeavors to safeguard the personal and confidential information which comes into his possession against improper disclosure to, or misuse by, third parties.
To that end, he will:
Comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules regulating the disclosure of sensitive information, the attorney-client relationship, and privileged communications.
Use sensitive information only within the scope of his business and client matters.
Use and disclose Social Security numbers only after determining who has a “need to know” them, and limit access to those persons and as permitted by applicable law.
Protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers that he might need to know, and prohibit their unlawful disclosure.
Maintain his computer systems, paper files, and office locations in secure environments and restrict access to them.
Destroy, shred, erase, or make unreadable personal data contained in documents and computer files before disposal.
He will NOT:
Share or collect the personal data of his employees or clients, except as warranted by his responsibilities as an employer or in connection with his representation and as permitted by applicable law.
Share or collect personal data of other persons, except as appropriate to represent his clients, to carry out their directives, and to communicate with them and interested persons in accordance with applicable law.
Sell or rent personal data of anyone to third parties.