Privacy Protection Policy
Privacy, confidentiality, and discretion are of the utmost concern to the law firm of Rutkin & Oldham, L.L.C. We make reasonable efforts to restrict private, nonpublic information only to firm employees who need to know that information in order to provide services to you. We make reasonable efforts to train those employees to protect the privacy of personal information retained by the firm. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state laws to guard nonpublic personal information retained by the firm. Personal information is destroyed, erased, or made unreadable prior to disposal.
It is the policy of Rutkin & Oldham, L.L.C., to:
- Protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers and nonpublic personal information;
- Prohibit unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers and nonpublic personal information; and
- Limit access to Social Security numbers and nonpublic personal information held by the firm.
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of representation, except as expressly or impliedly authorized by our clients to enable us to effectuate the purpose of our representation, as required or permitted by law or applicable provisions of codes of professional responsibility or ethical rules governing our conduct as lawyers, or by court order.
Our firm has drafted this policy to comply with Public Act 08-167. However, in addition to the privacy protections required by that statute, the firm also strictly adheres to the rules of professional conduct for Connecticut attorneys in protecting the confidential information of its clients.