Privacy Notice

Last Updated: October 24, 2023

This Privacy Notice describes the practices of Lake Effect HR & Law, LLC (“we,” “us,” or “Lake Effect”) in collecting, using, disclosing and protecting personal information received or obtained from visitors to our website located at (“Site”).

When we refer to your “Personal Information” in this Privacy Notice, we are referring to it broadly as including any information that may identify, describe, be associated with, or be linked, directly or indirectly, with you, your devices, your workplace and/or employer, or your household (collectively, “Personal Information”). 

Not an attorney-client relationship

Transmission and receipt of information on the Site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship nor will the act of sending e-mail or forms to attorneys at Lake Effect create an attorney-client relationship.

This Privacy Notice does not govern our collection, use, disclosure, or protection of information that you provide to us as a client, or that you provide while consulting with us about a prospective engagement, or otherwise during the course of legal representation as our practices with respect to such information are governed by applicable ethical rules and our client engagement letters. 

What Personal Information is collected?

Information you provide to us. We may collect Personal Information about you when you provide it to us (a) while registering for, attending, or communicating with us about any of our events or (b) when using or interacting with our Site, including when contacting us through the Site form or direct email. In those circumstances, we may collect Personal Information such as the following when you provide it to us:

  • your name;
  • your e-mail address;
  • your company;
  • your job title;

We may also receive messages or content that contain Personal Information and that you submit when you register for, attend, or communicate with us about any of our events or when you use the Site. 

Information we collect automatically. Through our Site, we may employ technologies that collect certain Personal Information about you automatically. We may collect, among other things, your IP address, location, device type, date and time of visit, operating system, browser type and version, and information about how you use the Site. If you are visiting the Site via a mobile device, we may also collect that mobile device’s unique device ID and information about how you use the Site. 

Information we receive from other sources. From time to time, we may also receive Personal Information about you from our third-party service providers, affiliates, and partners, including our marketing and advertising partners and social media networks. For example, we receive Personal Information on our email campaigns from our third-party service providers, including whether you have read an email sent by us or on our behalf, forwarded an email, and when and how many times you have opened an email. We may also receive Personal Information from third-party analytics on the Site that allow us to improve our Site and conduct our operations. 

Nothing in this Privacy Notice shall limit our ability to collect Personal Information about individuals through means of discovery or publicly available sources as part of litigation or other legal functions that are part of our or other similar law firms’ ordinary course of business.

What do we do with Personal Information?

We use Personal Information in the following ways:

  • to provide you with services or goods;
  • to communicate with you;
  • to improve our marketing efforts, including by making inferences about you;
  • to administer and improve our Site, and analyzing how our Site is used;
  • to comply with our legal obligations or requests from law enforcement and government agencies;
  • to enforce or protect the terms of our services, our rights, our property, our safety, or the safety of our users or third parties;

Does the Site use cookies?

We and our service providers may collect certain information regarding your usage of the Site using cookies, web beacons, pixels, social media buttons, and other information collection and tracking technologies and identifiers. “Cookies” are pieces of information generated by web servers and stored in your computer for future access, either for just your browsing session (called a “session cookie”), or for a longer period of time (called a “persistent cookie”). A web beacon (also known as a pixel tag or clear GIF) is a tiny transparent image embedded in a webpage or an email to measure usage and activity. In some cases, a web beacon triggers the placement of a persistent cookie on your device.

Our Site includes cookies used by Google Analytics. You may disable the use of cookies by our Site, but this will limit the functionality available to you. 

Do we disclose information we collect with third parties?

We may disclose your information with third parties as follows:

  • to comply with requests from law enforcement and government agencies, to enforce the terms of our services, and to protect our clients and others;
  • with affiliated entities, such as our trust management operations;
  • with social media networks if you connect with us on such networks;
  • to enforce or protect our rights, our property, our safety, or the safety of our users or third parties;
  • in accordance with consent you have provided.

We may share aggregate, de-identified information with others, including affiliated and non-affiliated companies, for any legal purpose.

Your Choices

Opt-Out. You may opt out of receiving future marketing communications from us at any time. You can opt-out by using the unsubscribe process in our communications or by contacting us using the below listed methods. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such request in a timely manner. Depending on where you live, you may have other rights related to your Personal Information. If you have a question regarding such rights, please contact us at the below-provided information.

Personal Information rights.

You may ask to review or modify any Personal Information that we maintain about you. You may also ask that we delete your Personal Information. You may further revoke on a forward-going basis any consent that you have previously given to us regarding our use of your Personal Information. Please contact us directly using the contact information provided below to exercise any of these rights. We will respond to your requests within a reasonable period of time or as otherwise required under applicable law. Notwithstanding your exercise of any of these rights, we may maintain a copy of your Personal Information to the extent allowed by applicable law, to satisfy our legal obligations, to protect our legal rights or those of others, or when we have a legitimate business interest in maintaining a copy of the Personal Information. Depending upon your jurisdiction, you may not have all or any of the foregoing rights under applicable law, in which case we reserve the right to respond to your requests using our reasonable discretion under the circumstances.

Links to other websites.

The Site may provide links to other websites. When you choose to use a link to visit another website, you are then subject to the security and privacy notice of that website. We are not responsible for the privacy, security, accuracy, or reliability of the information on third-party websites. You access such links at your own risk. Please read the privacy notice of a website before disclosing any of your information. Links to third-party websites do not imply an affiliation between us and the website owner, or any endorsement, approval, or verification of any content contained on those websites.

Children under the age of 18.

The Site is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18 years old. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under the age of 18 years old. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from an individual under the age of 18 without parental consent, we will delete that information and otherwise comply with the requirements of any applicable law including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If you believe someone under the age of 18 has provided us with Personal Information, we ask that you contact us through the methods described below.

Protecting Personal Information.

We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect Personal Information. These include industry standard administrative, technical, and organizational measures to protect against unauthorized use of Personal Information. Because data transmission over the internet and through mobile devices is not entirely under our control and subject to third-party misuse, you agree to provide your Personal Information at your own risk. 

Sales of Personal Information.

We do not sell, rent, or license your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of receiving monetary compensation from them.

Contact us.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Notice, please contact us at 

Copyright Notice and Terms of Use

This website is copyright 2023, Lake Effect HR & Law, LLC.

The content of this website in its entirety is owned by Lake Effect and is protected by copyright laws of the United States and other countries. You may use this website only as provided in these Terms of Use.

Our website is provided for the convenience of our clients, prospective clients, and the general public. Anyone may view the public areas of our website. You may print or download limited portions of our website for your own use. You may also make a dozen or fewer copies of printed or downloaded portions of the website for distribution within your business entity or to your customers or clients, provided that each copy bears the following notice: © 2023, Lake Effect HR & Law. 


Our website provides general information about our firm, our attorneys and general legal topics as service to our clients, prospective clients and the general public. The information we provide on our website is not legal advice. Do not act on this information without the advice of professional legal counsel, who must evaluate the facts of your situation in light of current laws before giving you legal advice.

Your use of our website does not create an attorney-client relationship with our firm or with any of our attorneys. Before we can represent you, we must determine that no conflict of interest or other situation would prevent us from representing you. Our representation begins only after we complete our evaluation and agree in writing to represent you.