Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting our website. The purpose of our site is to provide information about the people who work at our firm, the type of work we do, and ideas about the law and real estate. Our site is not designed to provide legal advice or guidance. If you are facing a legal issue, you should consult with an attorney, and not rely on information in this website.

Every legal situation, transaction, or litigation matter is unique. On various parts of our website you might find articles, case reviews, blog posts or other information. The law changes every day. We may not keep all topics discussed on our website current and there may be errors in our website. There are often exceptions or other legal theories not discussed on our website that might change how a topic we discuss affects your situation. Accordingly, you should not rely on our website in making any legal decision, in taking any action, or in refraining from any action. Use of our site is at your own risk. Our firm does not guaranty the accuracy of the information within this site, and under no circumstances shall Joseph D. Ort, P.L. be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages relating to information within this site.

If you are facing a legal dispute, potential transaction, or other matter, we would be honored to determine whether we can help. Our typical procedure is to meet with a potential client in person or by phone to determine whether we are a good fit. An attorney / client relationship is not created until we agree to undertake representation and sign a written engage letter. You should not consider the information provided to us confidential. We respect personal privacy, but due to the nature of internet communications we do not guaranty the privacy or confidentiality of information provided to us through our website or contact email.

All information within this website are copyrighted and owned by Joseph D. Ort, P.L., unless in the public domain or attributed to another source. Any copying, distributing or reproduction of the information herein is expressly prohibited.

If you read or use this website, you are deemed to agree to this terms and conditions herein. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, please stop reading or using this website.

The following Privacy Policy applies to all consumers who obtain settlement services from our firm:

Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) generally prohibits any financial institution, directly or through its affiliates, from sharing nonpublic personal information about you with a nonaffiliated third party unless the institution provides you with a notice of its privacy policies and practices, such as the type of information that it collects about you and the categories of persons or entities to whom it may be disclosed. In compliance with the GLBA, we are providing you with this document, which notifies you of the privacy policies and practices of our firm.

We may collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:

  • Information we receive from you such as on applications or other forms.
  • Information about your transactions we secure from our files, or from others.
  • Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Information that we receive from others involved in your transaction, such as the real estate agent or lender.

Unless it is specifically stated otherwise in an amended Privacy Policy Notice, no additional nonpublic personal information will be collected about you.

We may disclose any of the above information that we collect about our customers or former customers to our affiliates or to nonaffiliated third parties as may be necessary to perform our work and only as permitted by law.

WE DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH ANYONE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED BY LAW.

We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees of our Firm, and to others as may be necessary to perform our work. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

For questions or comments regarding our terms of use or our website or our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us.