Waters Kraus & Paul respects the privacy of our clients and visitors to our website. If, as a visitor, you choose to register or submit information to Waters Kraus & Paul via this website, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement.
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website. Any personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily made available to Waters Kraus & Paul while browsing or navigating the site will be kept confidential. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, address, occupation, email address, and telephone and fax numbers. This information may be necessary for the firm to communicate with visitors to the site when they post a question or comment, request additional information, or inquire about a case review.
Waters Kraus & Paul does not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer that information within the law firm as necessary to respond to your request or inquiry.
REQUIRED NOTICE Under the Texas Health and Safety Code, Sec. 181.154 – HB 300
Because Waters Kraus & Paul gathers, stores and electronically transmits medical records (Protected Health Information – PHI), we are required to post a notice to clients that their protected health information is subject to electronic disclosure.
Texas and Federal Law prohibits any electronic disclosure of a Client’s protected health information to any person without a separate authorization from the client for each disclosure. This authorization for disclosure may be made in written or electronic form or in oral form if it is documented in writing by Waters Kraus & Paul.
The authorization for electronic disclosure of protected health information described above is not required if the disclosure is made: to another covered entity, as that term is defined by Section 181.001, or to a covered entity, as that term is defined by Section 602.001, Insurance Code, for the purpose of: treatment; payment; health care operations; performing an insurance or health maintenance organization function described by Section 602.053, Insurance Code; or as otherwise authorized or required by state or federal law. In other words, no further release is necessary for electronic disclosure to other health care providers, insurance companies, governmental agencies, or defense lawyers representing adverse parties.
Domain Information Collection
The firm may collect domain information to enable us to analyze how our visitors use this site. This data enables us to become more familiar with the people who visit our site, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often. Waters Kraus & Paul uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.
Cookies are short strings of text sent by your web browser by a site you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser that allows the site or third-party services to recognize you on your next visit. The only personally identifiable information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.
This site uses session cookies to track user traffic patterns, provide social media features, provide analytics, and enable advertisement delivery. This allows the firm to determine the usefulness of our website information to visitors and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping visitors reach that information. This site also uses third-party cookies to obtain statistical data about your browsing methods and to deliver advertisements. Details are included below of third-party cookies and links where the you can obtain more information about these third-party cookies and their privacy policies.
Please note that cookies cannot read data on 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 the website, 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. However, by not accepting cookies, some pages may not function fully and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.
For details on how you can manage and/or delete cookies, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction.
Protecting the Privacy of Children
Children under 18 years old are not the intended audience for our website. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18 unless the information is related to a potential or existing case and is provided by a legal guardian.
Links to Third-Party Sites
This site contains links to other sites as a convenience and strictly for informational purposes. The firm does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those sites.
The firm 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.
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