Privacy Policy

Last Modified: October 21, 2021

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Foster & Smith, LLC respects your privacy as our clients, friends, and visitors to (our “Website). Foster & Smith, LLC (“the firm,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected in accordance with our Privacy Policy (this “Policy”). Please read this Policy to understand our online information practices and your related choices.
This Policy sets out how the firm uses, shares, and protects information that you give the firm when you use our Website. Note, this Policy does not apply to information we collect offline or information collected by any third-party. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website.  By using our Website, you agree to this Policy and our Terms of Use.  This Policy is subject to change.  If we update this Policy, we will notify you by revising the last modified date at the top of this Policy, and if otherwise disclosed or required, we may provide you with additional notice.  We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you access our Website to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.  Your continued use of our Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information you provide directly to us and when you use services provided through the Website including “Request Consultation.” The information you provide us may include personal identification information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“Personal Information”). We may also collect information that is about you but does not individually identify you such as your internet connection and usage information while you access the Website.

When you access the Website we, or our third-party service providers, may collect information related to your experience which may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to, among other things, improve the Website and your experience, see which areas and features of the Website are popular and count visits. Web beacons are clear, electronic images that may be used on the Website or in our emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine if an email has been opened and acted upon. We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
If you request a consultation on our Website, we will ask you to provide Personal Information Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. If you are submitting information regarding a current client, the firm may be required by law to share the information with the client.

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Information that you provide to us through the consultation request form will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future.

How Long Do We Store the Information You Provide to Us?

We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we collected it and in accordance with applicable law and our business purpose for the information collection.

When assessing the data retention period, we take into account the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the information, the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

How Do We Protect the Information You Provide to Us?

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Do We Disclose Any Information To Outside Parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties or service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce Terms of Use, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to service providers for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information to support operation of the Website and provide you with related services. As you use our website, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. Our information collection practices allow us to provide you with a better experience when you visit the Website and use our services. When you provide us with your personal information, through “Request Consultation” we use it to respond to your questions, comments, and requests you have made through the Website; contact you with relevant information; ensure our contact information for you is updated and accurate; and invite you to participate in future services. In addition, our server logs — which contain visitors’ IP addresses — may be reviewed by us or our service providers for security and fraud prevention purposes. We may also use information collected through the Website to assess job applicants and make hiring decisions.

Do we Collect Personal Information of Minors?

We are proud of our online information and we strive to ensure we do not offend people of any age. However, our web pages are not intended for children or minors under the age of sixteen years. Accordingly, we do not knowingly store information from minors under the age of sixteen years. If you believe that a child has submitted personal information to Us, please contact us at [email protected] or call us at (770) 478-4000 and we will delete the information.

What Choices do You have Regarding Your Personal Information?

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us, and we respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information.
We will not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, without your consent. We obtain your consent to our marketing communications via the Website when you subscribe to our correspondence on the Website. We include an “opt-out” link in emails we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future. If at any time you wish to be removed from our mailing lists or update your contact information, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Policy. Please provide your full name and email address so that we can locate you on our mailing lists and your corresponding request. We will honor your request within a reasonable period of time.

If you prefer to use the Website without usage tracking, you can set your browser 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 the Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly. We do not control any third-party collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising including social media companies with links on the Website. However, these third-parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used.

How Can You Contact Us?

To ask questions or comment about this Policy and our privacy practices, please email us at [email protected] or call (770) 478-4000.