Disclaimers

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA is not a debt collection agency. The firm DOES NOT collect debt via phone call. If you receive a phone call to collect debt purporting to be from this law firm, please do not provide personal or financial information to the caller. If possible, write down the name of the law office that appeared on the caller ID and hang up. Please call the State Bar Attorney Client Assistance Program at 919-828-4620 to describe what happened. You may contact the North Carolina Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Agency by calling 877-566-7226 or visiting www.ncdoj.gov/Consumer.aspx. You can also report telemarketing fraud to the FBI. You can contact your local agency or complete their online tips form at https://tips.fbi.gov/. (Amended June, 2016.)

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT use the supplied e-mail interface to send any privileged or confidential information. Internet messages can be intercepted. Further, we cannot agree to maintain the confidentiality of information that we receive outside of an attorney-client relationship.

No communication between you and Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., via this Web site should be interpreted as establishing an attorney-client relationship. Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., must observe certain formalities before agreeing to represent anyone in a particular matter.

No attorney-client relationship will be formed by sending an e-mail and that you should not transmit confidential information. If you are contacting us about potential representation, please limit the initial message to your name, the names of the other persons or entities involved, and a brief description of the type of case or matter. By clicking ‘accept’ on our email form, you further agree that our review of any information you transmit to us will not preclude our firm from representing a party directly adverse to you and from using this information, even if the information is confidential.

Our duties to our existing and former clients require us, before assuming any new matters, to determine whether or not we may represent or advise you in light of any actual or potential conflicts with our existing or former clients or duties that the firm may owe. Until those prerequisites are completed, you should not consider any communications with us by letter, facsimile transmission, telephone, Internet, e-mail or otherwise as privileged or confidential.

Privacy Policy Statement

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., values the privacy of its clients and Web site viewers. Including but not limited to any of the following personal information that may be made available to the lawyer or firm when browsing or navigating the site shall be kept confidential, except as specifically noted in the Disclaimer above:

  • First and last name
  • Company, home, postal or other physical address
  • Other contact information, for example, telephone number, fax number, email address, and other similar information
  • Title or position in a company or an organization
  • Occupation
  • Industry
  • Personal interests
  • Any other information needed to provide a service you requested.

Examples of scenarios where our visitors provide their personal information include, but may not be limited, to:

  • Emailing, calling or communicating with the lawyer or law firm.
  • Completing Our Online Bankruptcy Questionnaire (see below)
  • Posting a question or comment through the site.
  • Requesting literature.
  • Registering to attend a seminar or any event.
  • Participating in an online survey or utilizing our bankruptcy questionnaire.
  • Requesting inclusion in an email or other mailing list.
  • Submitting an entry for a contest or other promotions.
  • Logging in to the site, thus requiring a user name and/or a password.
  • Any other business-related reason.

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., provides you the opportunity to agree or decline to give your personal information via the Internet. Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., will inform you of the purpose for the collection and does not intend to transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under the discussion entitled “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer that information, within the law firm or to a third party service provider as necessary.

Online Bankruptcy Questionnaire:

The Gum, Hillier & McCroskey PA bankruptcy practice provides a free online bankruptcy questionnaire to help visitors determine if bankruptcy is an appropriate solution to an individual’s or business’s financial distress. It is important that the questionnaire be completed fully and accurately so that this determination can be made. Attorney David Hillier reviews each submission received through the online forum and responds, or causes a response, to be generated to the individual who submitted the form.

As otherwise disclosed in this disclaimer, the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey PA law firm has a duty to ensure that no conflict of interest exists prior to forming new client relationships. Because of this, it is important that you understand submission of your private information through our questionnaire does not constitute the formation of an attorney-client relationship between you and the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey law firm. While the probability is low, it is possible that our firm represents a party that is adverse to you in some way and consequently, volunteering information through our Bankruptcy Questionnaire may be prejudicial to you. Because our bankruptcy questionnaire seeks information that is highly personal, it may be in your best interest to contact our firm at 828-258-3368, and inquire about potential conflicts prior to providing your personal information. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this disclaimer, Gum, Hillier & McCroskey keeps any information you provide strictly confidential.

Domain Information Collection

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., may collect domain information to enable us to analyze how our visitors use this site. This data enables us to become more familiar with which people visit our site, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often. The lawyer or firm uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Use of Cookies and Tracking User Traffic

We collect information through this web site at several points. We collect the following information about primary visitors: referring domain, date of access, pages visited, and other statistical data. We collect this information through clickstream tracking, automatic logging files, Google Analytics and so on. The information is collected automatically and no user input is required.

At any point in time, pages on this site may use “cookies” – small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us.

Some parts of the site may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns. This may be done in order to determine the usefulness of our Web site information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Please note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our web site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your personal information is never shared outside the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., firm without your permission, except under conditions listed below:

  • Consenting to share your information to a third party service provider working on our behalf to serve you.
  • Requiring us to provide you with a product or service.

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., will also disclose your personal information, if required to do so by law, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our sites.

Internet Security

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., strives to protect your personal information. However, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters.

Protecting the Privacy of Children

Children under 13 years old are not the target audience for our Web site. To protect their privacy, Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., prohibits the solicitation of personal information from these children.

Links to Third Party Sites

This site may contain links to other sites. Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., does not share your personal information with those Web sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A., reserves the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be posted on this site.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please email us at the contact information on the site.

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