Who We Are
The Law Offices of Joseph M. Rasa, L.L.C. is committed to ensuring your privacy and retaining your trust. Your privacy is very important to us and we respect your right to keep your personal information confidential. Please read the following to learn how we handle your personal information. Our website address is: https://rasa-law.com.
Types of Information We Collect
Our firm collects nonpublic personal information about you that is provided by you, or obtained by us with your authorization, in order to represent you in connection with your case, prepare tax returns on your behalf, provide personal tax planning to you, and provide real estate settlement services to you or on your behalf.
Examples of Sources From Which We Collect Information
Client Interviews, Questionnaires, And Documents That You Provide To Us
To properly represent you in connection with your case, prepare your tax return, or provide tax consultation or real estate settlement services to you or on your behalf, our firm receives information about you in written form, by telephone, online, by mail and/or in personal interviews and consultations conducted by members of our firm. We also collect information about you from other parties with your authorization.
Transaction information is information pertaining to your transactions with our firm, and includes information necessary for the billing and payment of our fees, as well as all correspondence between you and our firm. Transaction information also includes your payment history with our firm, your billing records, and any information obtained as a result of collection efforts taken by our firm for payment of our fees.
Parties To Whom We Disclose Information
We do not disclose any nonpublic information about our clients or former clients to our affiliates or to nonaffiliated third parties except as permitted by law, the Rules of Professional Conduct set forth in the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey (“Rules of Professional Conduct”) and various advisory opinions of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Committee on Attorney Advertising, and the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law (“advisory opinions”). Nonpublic personal information about our present and former clients may be disclosed to both our affiliates and nonaffiliated third parties as permitted by law, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and advisory opinions as follows:
- Complying with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons.
- Initiating a complaint or responding to an inquiry made by an Ethics Committee of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.
- A review of our practice in conjunction with a prospective purchase, sale, or merger of all or part of our practice, provided that we take appropriate precautions (for example, through a written confidentiality agreement) so that the prospective purchaser does not disclose information obtained in the course of the review.
- Participating in actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against our firm, provided we disclose only the information necessary to file, prosecute, or defend against the lawsuit, and take reasonable precautions to ensure that the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record.
- Providing information to affiliates of the firm and nonaffiliated third parties who perform services or functions for our firm pursuant to a contractual agreement which prohibits the third party or affiliate from disclosing or using the information other than for the purposes for which the information was disclosed.
- If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
- Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
General Restrictions on Disclosure of Nonpublic Information to Affiliates and Nonaffiliated Third Parties
We are generally prohibited by the Rules of Professional Conduct from disclosing confidential client information about our clients or former clients without the client’s specific consent (see exceptions under heading “Parties to Whom we Disclose Information”).
Confidentiality and Security of Nonpublic Personal Information
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees and other parties who must use that information to provide services to you. Their right to further disclose and use such information is limited by applicable law, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and nondisclosure agreements, where appropriate. We also maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws and regulations to guard against disclosure of your nonpublic personal information
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How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.