Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority.  Stine & Associates, P.C. is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, or others inside or outside the firm).  It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information upon lawyers and their associated personnel.

This Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy (the “Statement”) is based on the privacy and data protection principles to comply with law, to preserve client confidentiality and to represent our clients as effectively as possible.  This Privacy Statement is intended to generally summarize our data protection practices to advise our clients, website visitors, and other third parties about the firm’s privacy policies that may be applicable to them.

This Privacy Statement describes how the firm collects, processes, and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and Internet Services.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The firm may collect Personal Information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to its website or users of Internet Services.  We may also collect Personal Information about you when you interact with us on social media sites and from other third parties and may also automatically collect information that may contain Personal Information as described below in the Cookie Policy.

We may use that Personal Information where in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:

  • To contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries
  • To personalize your visit and use of our Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services
  • To carry out, monitor, and analyze our business or website operations
  • To conduct our recruiting and selection process
  • To provide you with legal services if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on
  • To contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications
  • To enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
  • To comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance, or professional obligations that we may be subject to, including anti-money laundering requirements. Where Personal Information is necessary for the firm to carry out its anti-money laundering checks, failure to provide such information may result in the firm not being able to provide the representation.

Confidentiality, Security and Retention of Personal Information

Stine & Associates, P.C. does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us.  We strive to maintain reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services.  We cannot guarantee that our safeguards will always work.

We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations for data processors.  We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Statement and in our applicable policies.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information

We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances.  Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents, data processors, or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy, and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you.  Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser.  Cookies can be usefully divided into two different types: session and persistent.  Session cookies differ from persistent cookies primarily in that session cookies are temporary and expire and are normally deleted when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies, in contrast, remain stored on your computer after you close your browser until they are deleted either because they expire or you delete them.  The firm uses session cookies in connection with its Internet Services, except for Internet Services that require you to log in, such as our client extranets, and a Region Code cookie that persists over time and ensures that you are directed to the correct version of our website.

Cookies are often used in conjunction with other Internet technologies, such as web beacons, to understand behavior on the Internet.  We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits.  Cookies also can tell us where visitors go on a website and allow us to save preferences for you so you won’t have to re-enter them each time you visit.  Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can use your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie or to disable cookies.

Although the firm uses the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provider to use Personal Information about the users of our Internet Services.

If you wish to disable cookies from this site, you can do so using your browser. However, you should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies. You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings. By visiting this website, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Do Not Track Signals

“Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked.  Our websites operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled.  Our Internet Services do not allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.


In order to respect the privacy of minors, this firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13).  To the extent the firm collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Statement, the firm will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code §1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal Information.  Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers.  As described in more detail above, we track user activity using web server logs, cookies, and similar technologies.  Information collected in web server logs helps us analyze website usage and improve the user’s experience.  Cookies allow us to offer you a customized experience and present relevant advertising to you

Changes to this Statement

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice.  Should any new policy go into effect for our Internet Services, the firm will post it on this website and relevant Internet Services.

Contact Us

Stine & Associates, P.C. welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy.  If you believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at 724-837-0160.

Stine & Associates, P.C.

110 East Pittsburgh Street
Suite 2
Greensburg, PA 15601