Privacy Policy

DeChello Law Firm LLC is committed to respecting and safeguarding personal information entrusted to us so that it is not improperly disclosed to or misused by unauthorized third parties. All employees of DeChello Law Firm LLC are required to ensure that the personal information we receive is kept secure while it is in our possession, and also whenever it is designated for disposal.

The term “personal information” includes, but is not limited to, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, state identification card numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, passport numbers, alien registration numbers and health insurance identification numbers. Personal information does not include information that is publicly available from federal, state or local government records or widely distributed or available media sources.

DeChello Law Firm LLC will not disclose personal information except where authorized by consent or where required or permitted by applicable law or provisions of the Connecticut Rules of Professional Conduct governing ethical requirements of lawyers. In particular, the confidentiality of social security numbers is required to be maintained at all times. Any unlawful disclosure of social security numbers is prohibited, and access to social security numbers is limited to those employees and others associated with the firm whose duties require such access.

All employees of DeChello Law Firm LLC who receive personal information of clients are required to ensure that the personal information the firm obtains, receives, creates, uses, stores or discards is kept secure. Any documents containing personal information that are to be disposed of are required to be placed for disposal in designated locked receptacles within the firm for confidential paper shredding. Access at the firm to electronic data and computer files containing personal information is also kept secure. Additionally, data storage devices used at the firm are required to be rendered unreadable prior to any disposal to prevent any improper recovery or misuse of personal information by unauthorized parties.