Privacy Policy

By submitting your personal information to Philip A. Burger, you signify your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy.

Philip A. Burger collects, uses and discloses personal information for the purposes identified at the time of collection, or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, including for the following purposes:

• to provide legal and other related services;
• to comply with his professional obligations, including the rules regarding client identification and verification;
• to establish and manage client relationships, including considering whether to establish such a relationship;
for administrative, management and business purposes, such as to issue invoices, administer accounts, and collect and process payments;
• for any other purpose for which he has your consent.

To the extent possible, Philip A. Burger will obtain your consent to collect, use and disclose personal information about an individual directly from such individual. However, if you provide personal information concerning another individual (including adverse parties and other individuals involved in legal proceedings) to Philip A. Burger, you represent that, prior to submitting such information, you have obtained the necessary consent or authority to permit us to collect, use and disclose such personal information for the purposes set out in this Policy, or the collection, use and disclosure is permitted by applicable law.

Philip A. Burger will not collect, use or disclose personal information without the consent of the individual(s) concerned unless he is permitted or required to do so by applicable law. He generally does not obtain the consent of the individual(s) concerned in the following circumstances:

• if a client provides personal information about a third person to him for purposes of our legal representation of the client;
• if legal, medical or security reasons make it impossible or impractical to seek consent; and
• when information is being collected for the detection and prevention of fraud or for law enforcement and seeking the consent of the individual may defeat the purpose of collecting the information.

For the purpose of providing legal services, Philip A. Burger may disclose personal information to third parties (including adverse parties and their counsel, experts, witnesses, service providers), including in the context of legal proceedings and business transactions. Philip A. Burger may also disclose your personal information to your agent.

Philip A. Burger takes the security of your personal information seriously. Your personal information is therefore stored in password-protected systems and/or in locked cabinets. Information protected by solicitor-client privilege will not be disclosed without your consent or as permitted or required by law.