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Understand How We Use The Data You Provide Through Our Website

Who we are

We are Altman Immigration Law, a law firm focused on Immigration Litigation and Appeals. Our website’s address is https://altman.law.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

By default, we collect only minimal technical data, such as information about cookies and what type of web browser you are using to access our website.

But many users purposefully share data with us, by sending us a message on our Contact Us page or choosing to schedule an appointment. That information includes personally identifiable information, like names, email addresses, and telephone numbers. And it helps us follow up with those users.


Altman Immigration Law does not generally permit commenting on its website.

But from time to time, visitors may be able to leave comments.  When they do, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

When visitors fill out our contact forms to send us data, we collect the information specified in those forms’ fields, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and certain information about the visitors’ connection, such as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent.


Cookies are small files stored on your computer. They hold information that a website may use for interacting with you and personalizing your experience. We use cookies. But we do not store personally identifiable information in those cookies.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content, e.g., videos, images, articles, etc. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Children’s Information

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 13. If your child has provided information to us, please contact us and we will delete it.


Our website uses Google LLC’s Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other tracking technologies to help us measure how users interact with our website. Google Analytics may collect information about your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, any referring website, and other information. But we do not use Google Analytics to gather personally identifying information. More information about Google Analytics and how to opt out is at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

We also use Google’s reCAPTCHA, which may collect referrer URL, IP address, operating system information, cookies, mouse and keyboard behavior, and date. Thus, your use of website is also subject to Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The website also uses Koko Analytics, a privacy-friendly analytics plugin for WordPress. It does not use external services, so the data it collects is not shared with third-party companies. And it does not collect visitor-specific data. Visitors can also choose to opt-out by enabling “Do Not “Track” in their browser settings.

“Do Not Track” Preferences

You are able to change your web browser’s settings to specify a Do Not Track (“DNT”) preference. Our website does not block DNT signals. But a third-party may not respect that choice.

Who we share your data with

Through our site you may provide payment and accompanying information. In that case, you would be providing information to a third-party payment processing company. We use AffiniPay, LLC (“LawPay”) and Clio Payments from from Themis Solutions Inc. (“Clio”). We also use case and customer management software from Clio. Those companies’ privacy policies are available at https://lawpay.com/terms/privacy/ and https://www.clio.com/privacy/.

And we must share certain information with our bookkeeper.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We retain our clients’ personal data for as long as needed to fulfill the purpose for which we collected it and other purposes that California law permits or requires.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you are a European Union citizen or resident, you have additional data protection rights. You have the right to access, the right to rectification, the right to erasure, the right to restrict processing, the right to object to processing, and the right to data portability. You can exercise those rights by emailing admin@altman.law.

If you are a resident of California, you also have additional rights. You have the right to access and data portability, the right to deletion requests, the right to personal information sales and opt-out information, and the right to exercise those rights without suffering discrimination. You can exercise those rights by emailing admin@altman.law.

Contact information

If you have questions or concerns about how we treat your data, please contact our privacy officer at admin@altman.law.

Last updated August 2020C