Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Your privacy is important to Carolyn Lee PLLC (the “Firm,” “we” or “us”). This privacy policy is intended to describe how we may collect and use information from you on any medium, including online and by e-mail (“Privacy Policy”). The Privacy Policy only applies to systems under the Firm’s control and does not apply to any third parties, including third-party providers, applications, and services.

By using our services including accessing our systems, you are indicating that you have read, understood, and agree to our collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your personal information.

Collection and Use of Information. The Firm collects information in the course of such as when visitors or prospective clients visit our website or social media, when individuals or companies enter information to contact us.

The Firm also collects information in the course of providing legal services to clients such as when clients enter information through our application, CFlow™ and when clients provide information to us by e-mail, shared cloud space, by messaging app, or other, either directly or through their representatives. We may use that information to enable the following:

  • to provide you with requested services or information;
  • to personalize your service or our communication;
  • to carry out, monitor and analyze our administrative, recordkeeping, or website operations;
  • to ensure that our systems, including IT and other media, are functioning properly;
  • to share news, newsletters, events, and other information we believe may be of interest to you or your business (your identity will not be shared without your consent); and
  • to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations including subpoenas, court orders, and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement. In this connection, we may use your information where we believe it is necessary to protect our rights, interests, or interests of others in connection with legal claims, compliance, and disclosures, including those related to conflicts checks and possible merger or acquisition.

The information you provide, particularly in the course of our providing legal services to you, will contain personal information, including biographic information, identity documents and numbers, civil and criminal history, financial information, and immigration-related information including grounds of U.S. immigration inadmissibility involving many questions such as those related to health and affiliations.

We may also collect information from your employer, or employee as the case may be, or other third parties as may be necessary for your immigration matter, including other providers such as economists, business plan writers, as well as other advisors.

If you have authorized the Firm to communicate with your designated agent(s), your agent’s use of our systems will be deemed your indication that you have read, understood, and agree to our collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your personal information.

Confidentiality and Security. We take client confidentiality and security seriously. You can be assured that we maintain reasonable and appropriate safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of client Information. However, we do not guarantee that our safeguards are infallible or that they will always work. We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of those vendors.

Disclosure of Personal Information. We do not and will not disclose or share any information to unrelated parties outside of the Firm except in limited circumstances. Those limited circumstances include the Firm’s use of third party service providers or outsourced service providers, including for data hosting, case management, and other technology support; use of our professional advisers, such as lawyers and accountants; responding to government and/or regulatory authorities; and communicating with professional insurers. In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties If we are required to do so by law, for example, to law enforcement or in response to a subpoena or court order; to protect our rights where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us; for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation; and to protect the rights, property or safety of our clients or the Firm.

Accessing your Information. You may contact us about how you would like to access your information. You should retain the original or a full copy of all information you provide to the Firm. We will make available to clients a copy of any filing to the U.S. immigration authorities. The Firm is obligated to retain client files for an appropriate period of time, and the Firm retains the right to retain information for the protection of its legal rights and potentially those of others. Accordingly, we may not meet all requests, such as request to delete some or all of your information.

Data Collection and Cookies. Our website may collect data including the number of visitors to our site, the time spent on our site and pages clicked, the types of devices used to access our site, and the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors. We may use this information to improve our website and marketing. This data is collected by sending cookies (or similar tracking technology) to your device. If you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties, and this privacy policy does not cover third parties’ use of cookies. You may configure your device to limit or prevent access by cookies, such as to notify you when you receive a cookie, to block all cookies, or to delete existing cookies.

CLP will never send you an e-mail message asking for your password. Never give your password to anyone.

Changes to this Policy. We reserve the right to update this policy at any time. If we make updates, we will change the modification date below.

Contacting the Firm. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at contact@carolynleepllc.com with “Privacy Policy” in the subject line.

Last Modified. August 2023.