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Privacy Statement

The privacy policy notice information contained in the Coen Wexler and Wentz (known collectively as "CWW" or the "firm") was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the highest-quality services with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our clients and visitors. The Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you when using our site and our services. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our clients and visitors needs.


The Financial Services Modernization Act, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Pub. Law 106-102 Nov. 12 1999 FTC regulation, 16 C.F.R. Part 313 (May 24, 2000) became effective July 1, 2001.

Attorneys and other professionals who advise on personal financial matters are required by federal law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. Attorneys have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by federal law. We have always protected your right to privacy.

In the course of providing our clients with income tax, estate tax, gift tax, residential real estate closings and other advice, we receive significant personal financial information from our clients. Additionally, we may receive personal information about our clients from other sources including any of the following sources:

  • Information we obtain government agencies, public records or publications in the community;
  • Information provided by other persons who have provided related services to you, such as other attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, financial planners, banks, insurance companies and others who assist you with various financial information or transactions;
  • Information we obtain when handling lawsuits on your behalf;
  • Information we obtain from members of the public or the legal community.

If you are a client of Coen Wexler and Wentz you should know that all information that we receive from you is held in confidence and is not released to people outside our firm, except as agreed by you, or as required under applicable law, or as may be necessary when we contact with others to perform for us or for you or for your benefit. As an example: photocopying materials by others when there is a time or monetary savings to us and to you. We will only disclose the information necessary for others to carry out their agreed responsibilities and we require others to treat your information as confidential in all such cases.

We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical and electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time, but if we do, or are required by law to do so, we will advise you of the changes as soon as possible.

We pride ourselves in providing you quality legal services. We respect and protect the privacy in those who engage us to perform such services. Please contact us if you have any questions, because your privacy, our ethics and providing you with high quality legal services are important to our firm.


What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Registration Information
You will provide us information about yourself, your firm or company and your practices when you register to be a Client Extranet member of CWW. You may also provide additional comments on how you see CWW servicing your needs and interests. For instance, when you come to our site and use the Client Extranet feature your username and password together with your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting.

Email Information.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

2. Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website and the websites visited just before and just after our website.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our firm business activities, providing customer service and making available other services to our clients and viewers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special information we think you will find valuable. However, you may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by contacting our firm.

What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Website browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Website users' browsing activities, in order to constantly improve the quality our Website and better serve our visitors online experience. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Website to better meet the needs of our Clients and Visitors.

Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our Website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Website and evaluate our Website's visitor capacity. We do not generally use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused online responses to you.

Information Collected from you with Technology
CWW site collects some information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected so that we know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. This information is not personally identifiable. CWW site uses information collected through technology to make our sites more interesting and useful to you. This includes helping CWW web-designers enhance our site design pages that our visitors might like. We normally don't combine this type of information with personally identifiable information. However, we will combine this information with personally identifiable information to identify a visitor in order to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, visitors or others.

Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services and other information we think you will find valuable. As a visitor, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive this information by contacting our firm.

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
Currently, registration information and email messages may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information at this time. (For more information please see our Terms of Use and Disclaimer.)

How Do We Protect Your Information?
Security. Because any personally identifiable information you submit to CWW online is purely voluntary and should not be of a particularly sensitive nature, we employ our standard security measures and do not use special encryption methods at this time. For more information about communicating with Coen Wexler and Wentz, please refer to our Terms of Use and Disclaimer.

Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

Employee Access, Training and Expectations. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of client and viewer information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by contacting our firm

Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
We may provide aggregate information about our visitors, sales, website traffic patterns and related website information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so. This means when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it; for the protection of our legal rights; or, if necessary, to protect the users of our website, the site or the public.

What About Other Websites Linked to Our Website?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third-parties.

CWW does not maintain information provided by children under the age of 16. The firm does not use cww-law.com to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. Kids: Be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself to us or anyone else over the Internet.

Your Consent
By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. Coen Wexler and Wentz reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Your continued use of this website will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy.

Questions and Updates
In the event you should have any questions or suggestions about our privacy practices, or you wish to update or correct any personally identifiable information that you have chosen to provide to us, please feel free to contact us at our office.

Also see Disclaimer and Terms of Use.


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The information contained in this publication is general and should not be applied to specific legal problems without first consulting your attorney. Actual resolution of legal issues depends upon many factors, including variations of facts and Federal and State laws. Ohio laws change daily as a result of legislation and court decisions. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice on specific subjects, but rather to provide insight into legal developments and issues that we feel could be useful.

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