We strongly recommend that anyone communicating with MannTuckerMuir use either a secure email site (such as Hushmail) or an encryption program for email, such as OpenPGP®, Verisign®, Thawte® personal email certificates, or other encryption method, which protect your privacy and the privacy of information provided.
PERSONAL SAFETY/SAFE ACCESS
For anyone who is concerned about their privacy or safety within the home when accessing this website, we strongly recommend the following additional protections:
- Clear your browser’s “cache”
- Clear your browser’s “history”
- Use a secure computer at someplace other than your home
- Use a public computer and a web-based email site such as Hushmail or Yahoo with an email address that no one other that you knows about.
- View other suggestions at our internet safety page
ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP NOT CREATED BY UNILATERAL CONTACTS
Sending an email inquiry to MannTuckerMuir does not create any attorney-client relationship and does not obligate MannTuckerMuirr to protect the confidentiality of any information contained in that communication. The communication of any information by Email is public information unless an attorney-client relationship has been established by written attorney-client contract.
Attorneys have always been, and continue to be, governed by strict confidentiality standards that are much more stringent than any standards required of any other profession or any other entity, whether by state of federal law. Notwithstanding this fact and notwithstanding the fact that we fully comply with those standards and strictly protect the privacy and confidentiality of our clients information, federal requirements require that some businesses that provide “financial services” must give customers notice of the types of information gathered, the purposes that information is gathered, and the circumstances under which that information will or may be disclosed to third parties.
Although MannTuckerMuir and its lawyers frequently deal with children’s issues in the family law matters, our website is not directed towards use by and is not intended to be used by children aged 13 years or under. Children under the age of 13 years should not use this web site to submit any individually identifiable information to the firm or any member of the firm.
Types of Information We Collect
MannTuckerMuir does not collect any personally identifiable information about the persons accessing http://www.manntuckermuir.com, other than voluntarily submitted information. Viewers should be aware that access and use of http://www.manntuckermuir.com does not create an attorney-client relationship between the viewer and MannTuckerMuir and that, accordingly, any information submitted to MannTuckerMuir voluntarily is not private and may be disclosed to third parties without notification to the person submitting that information, unless there is an attorney-client relationship that has been agreed to by both the client and MannTuckerMuir.
MannTuckerMuir collects only that information that viewers voluntarily submit to the firm and information that is necessary for us to gather to assist our clients in our representation of them, as well as information that is necessary in determining our ability to represent potential clients and in providing legal advice to those clients.
In the course of representing our clients and in determining whether we can represent potential clients, MannTuckerMuir may collect the following additional information:
- Information that we receive from our clients and persons seeking our legal services who have not yet formed an attorney-client relationship, on new client information forms, applications, affidavits and other forms; and
- Information that is provided by our clients for our use in providing our clients with legal services or financial products or services; and
- Information that we obtain from third persons about our clients that is needed by us to adequately represent our clients in conjunction with legal services we are providing those clients; and
- Information that we obtain from third persons about potential clients that is needed by us to determine if we can represent that potential client in regard to requested legal services; and
- Information about our client’s transactions with us, our affiliates, or others; and
- Information we receive from a consumer-reporting agency; and
- Information we receive from third parties during our representation of our clients in litigation and transactional matters; and
- Information on third parties that is provided by our clients and potential clients, the receipt of which information is necessary so that we can properly represent our clients, and determine our ability to represent potential clients, in transactional and litigation matters in which our provision of legal services has been sought.
How We Use the Information We Collect
The personally identifiable information we collect from and about our clients and others may be used to provide e-mail-based newsletters and other information that our clients or others contacting us may request, as well as to notify those persons from time to time of services offered by MannTuckerMuir.
With Whom We Share Information
MannTuckerMuir does not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our clients or former clients to anyone, except as is permitted or required by law or our professional ethics.
“Permitted” disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees and, in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know information in order to assist us in providing legal services to our clients. In all such situations, MannTuckerMuir stresses the confidential nature of any information shared and we will generally not supply any such information without first consulting our client about disclosure. We restrict access to all nonpublic personal information we possess about our clients and others contacting us for representation to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to our clients and others contacting us for representation.
“Required” disclosures include, for instance, information that must be provided to courts and adverse parties when it is necessary under court rule or in context of the discovery process of litigation or transactional matters that are being handled by the firm on a client’s behalf.
We may disclose information about our clients and others contacting us for representation if we have a good-faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of employees of MannTuckerMuir or others.
Protecting Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Client’s Information
MannTuckerMuir retains records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist our clients and potential clients with their professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard the nonpublic personal information, of our clients and potential clients, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards and which exceed requirements of federal regulations to guard that nonpublic personal information.
Other Terms and Conditions
The MannTuckerMuir General Terms and Conditions are available on our website or from our office.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AND SPAM
The FTC is working to remove spammers violating the new laws, such as spoofing addresses, but the only way they can do their job is if spoofing is reported. Click here for the FTC’s site.
The materials on this site are for informational purposes only and they do not constitute legal advice. The information provided on this site is not intended to create and the reviewing information from this site does not constitute a confidential relationship or a lawyer-client relationship between the viewer and MannTuckerMuir. Readers should not rely upon any information on this website without seeking professional counsel about the particular situation involved. Only by disclosing the specific facts of your own situation can any professional provide adequate and appropriate counsel and advice to help resolve the legal questions asked.
SUBMITTING PRIVATE INFORMATION
Do not send MannTuckerMuir private information until you speak with us and receive specific authorization to send information to us. Unsolicited information is NOT confidential and our receipt of information does not create an attorney-client relationship and does not mean that information is private.
UNSOLICITED EMAILS DO NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
Sending an email inquiry to MannTuckerMuir does not create any attorney-client relationship and does not obligate MannTuckerMuir to protect the confidentiality of any information contained in that communication. The communication of any information by Email is public information unless an attorney-client relationship has been established by written attorney-client contract.
If you want to communicate with MannTuckerMuir by email, we recommend that you use encrypted email. We suggest use of OpenPGP®, Verisign ® or another encryption program that protects the secrecy of any information provided by you.
Unless and until you enter into a written attorney-client contract with Stephanie R. Tucker Muir, any information provided to MannTuckerMuir is not private or confidential, and is not protected by attorney-client privilege or by any other privilege or confidence.
KANSAS LAW AND INFORMATION
The information on this web site is only about the laws of the State of Kansas. Although other States’ laws are referenced and although other States’ laws may be similar to those of Kansas, they are not the same. You should never rely solely upon the information provided on this or any other website about the law without talking with a lawyer to confirm how the law applies to your particular situation. Family law is highly fact specific and results depend completely on the particular facts presented to the court. Family law is not “black-and-white” and although the courts are governed by Kansas law and appellate court decisions, the law provides only very broad outlines about what a court must – or may – do. You should always seek and obtain professional legal advice before you determine the applicability of any particular law to a specific situation.
The State of Kansas does not recognize specialties in the practice of law. The designation of emphasis in practice on domestic relations law is not intended to imply that MannTuckerMuir has any specialty license.