Ortega & Ortega strongly believes in protecting the confidentiality and security of the information we collect about you as a client, potential client or as a former client. We have adopted the following policies and procedures to safeguard the personal information about you in our possession.
Safeguarding Personal Information
Information We Collect About You
We collect information about our clients (and potential clients) to help us serve your legal needs and to provide you with quality legal services. We consider all information about you to be personal information, whether you hire the firm or not. The personal information we collect about you may include among other things:
Identifying information- such as your name, age, address, phone number. We also need a social security number from those that hire our services.
Employment Information- such as the name and address if your employer.
Financial Information- such as your income (in the form of pay check stubs or w-2 statements), assets and liabilities, and information about your savings, investments, insurance and business. Typically, through conversations and/or emails you may have with our attorneys or paralegals, and in some cases, via forms on our website. These sources may include, among others: employers, other attorneys, banks, title insurers, insurance companies and credit reporting agencies.
Sharing Information With Companies That Provide Services For Us
We share personal information about you, as required or permitted by law, with third parties, such as services providers who assist us in the day-to-day operations of our company in the administration of your legal matter. These third parties include among others, Maricopa Superior Court, investigators, insurance companies, etc. Our policy is to require third party service providers to enter into confidentiality agreements with us, prohibiting them from using any personal information they obtain for any other purpose other than those for which they were hired as required by law. We may also disclose information about you, when necessary or required, in legal and mediation proceedings and to government agencies.