Information Collection

We collect information you voluntarily provide to us, including your name, employment information, email address, phone number, physical address, or additional information you choose to provide us. We collect this information when you contact us through the submission of an online form. We will only use the personally identifiable information you provide to us for the purpose for which such information was provided. We will neither sell nor redistribute personally identifiable information that you submit through this website.

“Personal information” includes any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to any identifiers such as name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more factors specific to you.

If you elect to contact us via e-mail by completing the contact form on our website, your message is automatically forwarded to a legal assistant. None of this information is sold or shared with any third party.

By using or accessing the Sites, or by providing personal information to us on or through the Sites, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the policies and procedures described in this privacy policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us

Site Use Information

Our web servers may collect information including the IP address of visitors to our Sites, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform.

We use this personal information for the following purposes:

  • To measure the use of our Sites, including number of visits, average time spent on a Site, pages viewed, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), etc., and to improve the content we offer;
  • To administer the Sites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • For marketing purposes to display promotional material to previous site visitors across the web; and
  • As part of our efforts to keep the Sites safe and secure.

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. They may also be used by third-party partners such as Google Analytics Retargeting and Google Advertising for marketing purposes. These cookies allow us to display promotional material to you on other sites you visit across the internet after visiting our website.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will reject cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access or use our websites or online services. By accessing or using our websites or online services you consent to McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP using cookies.

How Can You Manage Your Cookie Preferences?

Many web browsers allow you to control the use of most cookies through their browser settings. To learn more about cookies, including information on what cookies have been set on your computer and how cookies can be managed and deleted, visit

Social Media

We include links to social media sites, such as LinkedIn (for more information about our lawyers), on our Website.  If you follow links to these websites or services, any information you contribute will be governed by the terms of use or privacy policies for those third-party websites, and may be visible to others. You should never share or post personal, financial or sensitive information or any information you expect to be treated confidentially through those websites.

How We Protect the Information that We Collect

The protection of the information that we collect from our site visitors is of the utmost importance to us and we take every reasonable measure to ensure that protection, including:

  • We keep automatically collected data and voluntarily collected data separate at all times
  • We use internal encryption on all data stores that house voluntarily captured data
  • We use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.
  • We restrict access to Private Information to those who need such access in the course of their duties for us

Where Personal Information is requested, we use technology designed to encrypt the information that you input before it is sent to us. In addition, we take steps to protect the user data we collect against unauthorized access. However, you should keep in mind that the Sites are run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control. While we take steps to protect your personal information and keep it secure, you also play a role in protecting your information. You must maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your passwords and account information with any unauthorized parties. Please also be aware that despite our best intentions and the guidelines outlined in this privacy policy, no data transmission over the Internet or encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Sites, and therefore you use our Sites at your own risk.

Links to Other Websites

Our Sites may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only addresses the use and disclosure of your personal information collected through our Sites, if any. If you choose to visit an external website linked from a Site, you will leave our Site. While we try to link only to websites that share our standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked websites. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.

Governing Law

By choosing to visit our Sites or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia and the United States of America. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in other agreements that we have with you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect our activities and user feedback, and we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to the Sites. We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Privacy Policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Sites in order to enhance your experience.

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