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Privacy Policy

The information you obtain on this Website is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should independently consult an attorney for advice regarding your legal issue. Contacting Hubay Dougherty does not create an attorney-client relationship. Hubay Dougherty welcomes your calls, letters, and emails. However, please do not send any confidential information until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.


Hubay Dougherty (“we“, “us”, or the “firm) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy (“Policy).

This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (the “Website”) so you can make an informed decision about using our Website. This Policy also describes practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By accessing or using our Website, you agree to this Policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. This Policy was last updated on March 1, 2023 and it may change from time to time. Your continued use of our Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On our Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our Website.
  • When you
  • Fill out a form;
  • Request information; or
  • Participate in any interactive forums or features on our Website.

Information We Collect About You and

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, birthdate, gender, ZIP code, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information“).
  • We collect information about the use of our Website or about a group or category of services from users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed (“aggregate” information). This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you.
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, usage details, IP addresses, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, your activity on our Website, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies. These technologies may also reveal your geographic location.
  • Information that you submit to our Website, including submitting forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, subscribing to our service, or requesting further services.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence with us, your method of communication, and your email address, phone number, or fax number.
  • Website interactions, including your search queries, pages visited, links clicked, buttons clicked, mouse movement, and scroll behavior. This information may then be used to replay your interaction, which may be used to troubleshoot Website issues, either individually or in the aggregate, to improve our Website’s functionality and to analyze user interaction. This information could, once again, include personal information, depending on the information you provide.
  • You submit to us when you apply for employment at our firm, including information in your resume, cover letter, and any information contained therein.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted“) on public areas of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions“). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to third parties at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

How We Collect Your Information

We collect your information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us, whether you: visit our Website; contact us with questions or comments; engage in our services; upload content to our Website; complete forms for or provide information in connection with a job application; or fill out any other forms on our Website.
  • Automatically, through your device or browser, as you navigate through the Website or open our emails. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, your activity on our Website, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
  • Through third parties. We work with third parties who provide services to us such as analytics or advertising companies. Your information may be collected and process independently in accordance with the third party’s own privacy notices. These third parties share information they have collected with us.

We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, the address of a referring website, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically includes personal information. We may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Hubay Dougherty, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications on our Website are served by third-parties, which could include advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. We may partner with these third parties to assist with many aspects of our firm. These third parties may provide services related to any of the purposes described in this Policy. Specifically, we may partner with third parties to assist with the advertising and marketing of our firm in the United States. We may share with them the types of information described in this Policy. We may also receive information collected by these third parties and combine it with the information we have collected.

These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different webSite and other online services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to collect information about your use of analytics services and other websites, including your IP address, web browsers, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by third parties or Hubay Dougherty to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver content targeted to your interests on our services and other websites, better understand your online activity, and more.

Additionally, we will disclose information about you, including to government bodies or law enforcement agencies, when we believe it to be necessary for compliance with the law or to protect our Website users, our Website, or the public.

These third parties collect and process your information independently in accordance with their own privacy policies. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:

  • Present our Website and its contents to you.
  • Provide the services, products, or information you request, and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions.
  • Communicate with you in any way, including sending you confirmations, updates, alerts, support, and administrative messages, or to otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our Website and our firm’s services.
  • Provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about our firm, issues, resources, products, and services.
  • Request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of our Website or our services.
  • Respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests, and to provide services.
  • Monitor and analyze Website usage and trends; personalize and improve our Website and our users’ experiences on our Website, such as providing content or features that match your interests; and increase our Website’ functionality and user friendliness.
  • Contact you about or promote our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you.
  • Present advertising online and via email, or other communication channels, including through partnerships with third party advertising platforms or services.
  • Provide you with notices or information about your legal issue.
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • Notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it.
  • Allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
  • Recruit and hire employees to our firm, including, but not limited to, verifying your eligibility for employment and assessing your suitability for any position for which you may apply.
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements and responding to requests from courts or other government bodies.
  • Protect our firm and our Website users from fraud, security threats, and other illegal or harmful activity. We and our third party service providers may disclose personal information if we or they reasonably believe it is necessary to:
  • Investigate any suspected misuse of our Website.
  • Protect or defend the rights, property, and interests of our firm, our Website users, or the interests of our third party service providers.
  • Under exigent circumstances, to protect the personal safety of online users or the public.
  • Fulfill any other legitimate interests or purposes for which you provide it not described above.

We also use your information:

  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Disclosure of Your Information

In compliance with Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, once an attorney-client relationship has been established with you and our attorneys, we will not share your privileged or confidential information, except under these circumstances:

  • You give us your informed consent.
  • Disclosure is impliedly authorized to carry out our legal representation.
  • Disclosure is permitted:
  • To prevent reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm;
  • To prevent the commission of a crime by the client or other person;
  • To mitigate substantial injury to the financial interests or property of another that is resulted from your commission of a crime or fraudulent act in furtherance of which you have used our services;
  • To secure legal advice about our compliance with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct;
  • To establish a claim or defense on our attorneys’ behalf in a controversy between us and you, to establish a defense to a criminal charge or civil claim against our attorneys based upon conduct in which you were involved, or to respond to allegations in any proceeding concerning our representation of you;
  • To comply with other law or a court order; or
  • To detect and resolve conflicts of interest arising from our attorneys’ change of employment or from changes in the composition or ownership of our firm, but only if the revealed information would not compromise the attorney-client privilege or otherwise prejudice you.
  • Our attorneys shall reveal information relating to your legal representation, including information protected by the attorney-client privilege under applicable law, to the extent our attorneys reasonably believe necessary to comply with Rule 3.3 (Candor Toward the Tribunal) and 4.1 (Truthfulness in Statements to Others) of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

        Our attorneys make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of your and our other clients.

It is our policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through our Website with third parties. However, we may disclose aggregated information about our users, except information that identifies any individual, without restriction.

Further, we may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To vendors, consultants, contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Hubay Dougherty’ assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Hubay Dougherty about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • When you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on our Website, that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
  • When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, legal processes, the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct or respond to lawful requests, claims, or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders.
  • When we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Hubay Dougherty, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties, or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our Website.
  • To enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Use, or our other policies or agreements.
  • To third parties to market their products or services to you.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

However, we are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser preferences to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Location Information. You can disable location-based services on your mobile device or web browser by adjusting the settings on your device or browser. This will prevent our Website from accessing your location information. Note that some services may not be available if you disable location-based services.
  • Online Advertising. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on NAI’s websiteBy clicking the link to their website, you will leave this Website and be taken to a separately managed online site where you can specify your preferences.
  • Google Analytics. You can opt out of Google Analytics across all websites you use. To do so, visit this website.
  • Emails. You may opt out of our marketing emails by following the instructions listed in any email communications that you receive or by contacting us using the contact details provided in this Policy

How Long We Keep Your Information

We will retain your information for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which your information was collected and in accordance with our internal retention procedures, or as otherwise necessary to satisfy our legal obligations. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. In some circumstances we may anonymize your information for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use such anonymized information indefinitely.

Interactive Features

        You understand that when you use our Website, information you: post in your profile, blogs, forums, and other interactive areas of our Website, as well as any information you share with individuals through our Website or share through social network Website, will be available to other users and, in some cases, may be publicly available. We recommend you be cautious about giving our personal information to others or sharing personal information in public or private online forums. We are not responsible for the actions of any third parties with whom you share personal information. In some cases, there may be privacy settings available regarding the information available to others, and we suggest you take time to familiarize yourself with these options and utilize these settings.

Links to Other WebSite

Our Website may contain links to other webSite. Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. This Policy does not apply to such linked Website, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of these webSite or any other Website that are linked to from our Website. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You can review and change your personal information by logging into our Website and visiting your account profile page.

If you delete your User Contributions from our Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other users.

What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?

        We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our webSite by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?

        You may “opt out” of receiving text messages, email updates, and newsletters by following the instructions in those text messages and emails. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of our Website, or use information as otherwise described in this Policy, even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters. Changes to information in your account does not affect information provided to others as set forth in this Policy, including in connection with petitions or donations or that has been previously shared with like-minded candidates, organizations, groups, or causes.


        All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you via this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified on this page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting this page to check for any changes.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on our Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on our Website or on or through any of its features, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]

California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see California’s Privacy Rights for more information.


To ask questions or comment about this Policy, contact us at [email protected].

We partner with Thomson Reuters, who might also collect data as part of our marketing efforts. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.