Privacy and Cookies

Lawton Harper & Partners, LLC (“LH&P”) respects the privacy of visitors to its website.

Visitors do not need to voluntarily provide any personal information to use this site. We do not employ any software or hardware techniques to capture personally identifiable information from you. While a copy of your IP address is automatically recorded in our server logs, we do not use this information for any purpose and periodically delete it.

Should you choose to communicate with us via the e-mail addresses found on our Contact page, LH&P will keep any personal information you submit in your message on a confidential basis in accordance with the principles contained in our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about the privacy-related practices of our website, please contact us at privacy@lhpartners.com.

LH&P PRIVACY POLICY:

Lawton Harper & Partners, LLC (“LH&P”) is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information it obtains in the course of doing business.

Scope:
This policy applies to the handling of all personal information obtained by LH&P, including information relating to staff, job applicants, independent contractors, employees of clients, third party agents, business contacts, and other individuals.

Legal requirements in countries in which LH&P operates may set different or higher standards for the protection of personal information than those established by this policy; these requirements must always be respected.

Definitions:
Personal information: Personal information is any information about an identified or identifiable individual, regardless of the medium or format in which the information is stored.

Sensitive information: European data protection laws treat certain categories of data as especially sensitive: information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health or sex life. Other categories of personal data are subject to additional protections under national law in some European countries: information about criminal history, civil judgments, administrative sanctions, government security measures, government-issued ID numbers, biometric data, genetic data, geo-location data, and personality profiling. Personal data subject to legal and regulatory protection in the United States include information about age, gender, ethnicity, health, disability, sexual orientation, children under 13, credit history, bankruptcy, garnishments, genetics, Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account and payment card details (in combination with PINs or other access codes), and other non-public financial and medical data.

POLICY:

1. Notice

LH&P informs individuals from whom it collects personal information about the type of data it collects, the purposes of collection, the types of parties that will have access to the data, how to access and if necessary correct the data, and who to contact if they have a question or complaint.

2. Choice

LH&P generally collects only personal information that is needed for business-related purposes, such as running a consulting practice or analyzing client information. Information may be used for purposes other than those for which the individual was previously informed only as required by law or if the individual, after being informed of the proposed new purpose, consents to such use.

3. Internal Disclosure

LH&P discloses personal information it has obtained only to authorized staff members and independent contractors who need it to carry out the legitimate business purposes associated with their responsibilities. All other use is prohibited.

4. External Disclosure

LH&P discloses personal information externally only to third party contractors that provide services to it; to satisfy government reporting requirements; to meet legal requirements or defend legal claims or interests; or with the consent of the individual.

LH&P contractually binds third parties acting as contractors to respect and maintain the confidentiality and security of client information they receive; to act upon it only in accordance with the instructions they receive from LH&P and/or the client; and to handle the information strictly in accordance with this Practice Privacy Policy.

5. Access by Individuals

LH&P provides individuals from whom it has collected personal information an opportunity to access their information and to update and/or correct the information as appropriate.

6. Data Quality

LH&P employs reasonable measures to keep personal information accurate, complete and up-to-date. LH&P does not collect or disclose data that is irrelevant or excessive in relation to the purposes for which it is used.

7. Security

LH&P takes reasonable precautions, including administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures, to safeguard personal information against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, destruction, and theft.

Personal information received from clients may be stored on a business laptop or other portable media device only with the permission of the client and only if encrypted in transit and storage. Once the need for storage away from LH&P’s secure server has passed, such personal information shall be removed from the portable storage device.

Personal information received from clients shall be encrypted if it is necessary to transmit it by e-mail to or from LH&P’s secure server. A personal e-mail account may never be used to transmit client information that is confidential or includes personal information.

8. Sensitive Data

LH&P recognizes that certain categories of personal information, such as government-issued ID numbers or SSNs, are subject to special protections by laws in various jurisdictions, and takes appropriate additional steps to protect such information. These measures include limiting the collection of such data; storing such data, if storage is required, in separate local files or systems wherever possible; encryption and secure transmission; limiting access to as few staff members as practical; and monitoring access to the data.

9. Transborder Data Transfers

Transfers of personal information from Europe or Canada to the U.S. are lawful only if the parties in control of the information provide adequate safeguards. LH&P staff must consult with the Managing Partner whenever such data transfers are contemplated.

10. Inquiries and Complaints

LH&P provides a means for individuals to ask questions or express concerns about the company’s handling of their personal information, and will take reasonable steps to be responsive to such questions or concerns. The point of contact for such questions or concerns is privacy@lhpartners.com.

11. Accountability

All staff of LH&P are responsible for helping to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of personal information obtained during the course of doing business. Staff and independent contractors who violate the terms of this policy, of applicable privacy and security laws or of confidentiality agreements they execute with LH&P or its clients may be subject to disciplinary consequences, up to and including termination of employment or contract.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Reason
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. 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.

Third party cookies

We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, Vimeo or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. This website does not control the dissemination of these cookies.

You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

How to control cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

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