Carlton Fields, P.A. is a multijurisdictional legal services provider comprising of legal practices that are separate and distinct legal entities. Legal services from our offices in Florida, Georgia, Connecticut, New York, and Washington, D.C., are provided by Carlton Fields, P.A., which is a Florida professional association having an office located at 4221 W. Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 1000, Tampa, Florida 33607. Legal services from our office in California are provided by Carlton Fields, LLP, a California limited liability partnership having an office located at 2029 Century Park East, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, California 90067. Certain California attorneys who render services through Carlton Fields, LLP, are shareholders of Carlton Fields, P.A.
Our attorneys are admitted to practice law only in the jurisdiction(s) noted in the individual biographies.
This website contains much information in the form of articles of general applicability or intended as educational and introductory to various areas of the law or legal issues. NONE IS LEGAL ADVICE APPLICABLE TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. NO LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE AND REVIEWING ANY MATERIAL ON IT. YOU ARE NOT JUSTIFIED IN RELYING ON ANY ARTICLE IN MAKING A DECISION ABOUT A SPECIFIC SITUATION; RATHER, YOU SHOULD CONSULT COMPETENT COUNSEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE OR REPRESENTATION.
A PERSON MAY BECOME A CLIENT OF CARLTON FIELDS ONLY THROUGH A WRITTEN ENGAGEMENT LETTER BETWEEN THAT PERSON AND THE FIRM, AFTER THE FIRM HAS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW ITS DATABASE TO ASSURE NO CONFLICT EXISTS AND AFTER DECIDING WHETHER THE REPRESENTATION IS APPROPRIATE.
Under some interpretations of the legal ethics rules, some material in this website should be considered advertising. This website constitutes a ‘communication’ as defined in Rule 1-400(A) of the California Rules of Professional Conduct in that it is a message made by and on behalf of lawyers at Carlton Fields, LLP, who are members of the State Bar of California concerning the availability for professional employment of those members and their law firm. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon the information included on this website. Before you decide to hire a lawyer, please ask us to send you written information about our qualifications and experience.
Links to Other Websites.
This website contains links to other websites. Carlton Fields is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by Carlton Fields. The firm does not necessarily endorse, and is not responsible for, any third-party content that may be accessed through this website. Carlton Fields provides these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply recommendation, approval or endorsement by our firm.
Copyrights and Copyright Agents.
Carlton Fields respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask visitors to our site to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- Identification of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed, and the location of that material on the website;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Carlton Fields to contact the complaining party (e.g., the address, telephone number or email address);
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Our Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the site can be reached by directing an e-mail to the Copyright Agent at:
4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607-5780
What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?
Personally Identifiable Information
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide when you visit and/or participate in our Sites and Communications. For example, we collect information about you when you:
- contact us with questions;
- subscribe to receive communications;
- share content using social share tools;
- register for an event; or
- seek an employment opportunity at Carlton Fields.
This information may include your name, contact information, email address, communication preferences, education and employment information, and other information you submit through our Sites and Communications. In order to serve you, we may use the information you provide to send you information you have requested and other information in which we believe you may be interested, to respond to your inquiry, to invite you to events, to process your request for employment, to improve our website, to verify your relationship with Carlton Fields, and to take other actions that may be necessary to respond to your request.
We use personal information to understand the effectiveness of our emails or other communications, such as legal publications, that we send you. We collect and process personal information about you in relation to your attendance at our offices or events or seminars organized by Carlton Fields or its business partners, and we may share your information with third-party service providers involved in organizing or hosting the relevant event, such as information technology.
If you would like to update, review, or correct your personal information we collect, or to opt-out of receiving marketing or other information from Carlton Fields, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also opt-out from marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in the email you receive.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Our website and online resources also collect other basic information about you that does not directly identify you, but which may correspond with you or a particular device. We use this information to learn more about how our Sites and Communications are used and to improve or administer them. We also use this information to customize the way information on our apps and websites is presented to you. This information includes the IP address of your device; information regarding the pages on our apps and websites that you have visited; time you spent on our apps and websites; date and time of your visits; information about your web browser, device, and operating system; and location of the website visited just before our website. None of this information is directly associated with any personal information you provide to us, and we make no attempt to relate such information to your personal information.
How Do We Collect Information?
To collect basic information, we use the following techniques:
On certain web pages or in emails we send you, we may utilize a technology called a “web beacon.” We may use web beacons to help determine which email messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyze the effectiveness of websites by measuring the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.
Do Not Track Signals
We currently do not change our tracking processes in response to Do Not Track settings in your web browser. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed above (e.g., by disabling cookies). For more information about Do Not Track signals, visit https://allaboutdnt.com (this website is not connected to us and we are not responsible for its content).
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
There may be times when we are required by law to collect information about you. Carlton Fields does not sell, rent, lease, share, or otherwise disclose the information we collect through our Sites and Communications, except where we are required to share your information with any third parties who provide services on our behalf, such as monitoring and maintaining the website, preparing electronic alerts or mailings, or hosting webinars; to comply with applicable laws or legal processes (e.g., subpoenas); or to otherwise protect the rights or property of Carlton Fields.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Although Carlton Fields cannot guarantee that the information you provide to us will be 100% secure, the security and confidentiality of your information is important to us. We limit our employees’ access to your personal information, and we restrict any use or disclosure of personal information to authorized individuals, processes, or transactions.
Carlton Fields also uses a variety of security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, when your information is transmitted over the internet, including the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption.
Our Sites and Communications contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of those sites as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
Policy Regarding Children Under 13
Carlton Fields and its Sites and Communications are not directed at children under the age of 13. Carlton Fields does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. If we become aware that such data has been collected, we will delete it.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to the address provided below. Be sure to include your name and address. If you would like a response via email, please include an email address. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law.
Effective date and last revised on: May 16, 2018