Professional Standards of Our Attorneys
Your privacy is important to us. Our attorneys are bound by professional standards of confidentiality. Our attorneys have always protected, and are bound by professional standards to continue to protect, the confidential and privileged information of our clients in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
Collection of Information
Our firm may collect nonpublic personal information about our clients from the following sources:
- Information you provide through sources such as interviews, telephone calls and other communications with you, letters or emails from you, documents which you provide to us.
- Information obtained from other sources obtained with your authorization.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your personal information is not shared outside the firm without your permission, except under the conditions listed below:
- Sharing of your information to a third party service provider working on our behalf to serve you.
- Retaining of other law firms at your request and on your behalf, and sharing of information with expert witnesses on your behalf.
- As required in providing you with the professional services you have requested.
- To governmental agencies or other third parties as required by laws and regulations, if otherwise required to do so by law, including, for example, to comply with a subpoena, summons, or other legal process, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our sites.
- As a part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
- Information incidentally accessible to third parties providing system administration, maintenance, backup, archival file storage, or other services for our firm’s website, network, servers, communications, databases, or documents. However, we do not permit any such third parties to use that information for other purposes.
Our firm strives to protect your personal information. Gebhardt & Smith LLP has put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect, such as:
- Business premises security.
- Technological safeguards such as password policies, security software and firewalls to prevent unauthorized computer access.
The firm may collect domain information in order to enable us to analyze how our visitors use our website, www.gebsmith.com. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part. Some pages on this website may use “cookies,” small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification. Please note that a cookie cannot read data off of 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 our website, 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. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this website.
Links to Third Party Sites
Our website may from time to time contain links to other sites. Our firm does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices.
Protecting the Privacy of Children
Children under 13 years of age are not the target audience for our website. To protect their privacy, our firm prohibits the solicitation of personal information from these children.
If you wish to discontinue or “opt out” of the use of your personal data by Gebhardt & Smith LLP, or no longer wish to receive information about our services or new developments in the law, please contact Gebhardt & Smith LLP using the information below.
Gebhardt & Smith LLP
One South Street, Suite 2200
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3281
Facsimile: (410) 385-5119
James T. Heidelbach, IT Partner
Mark A. Gaspar, Administrative Partner