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Who We Are

The Law Office of William Stanger. Our website address is: https://www.williamstanger.com.

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

Any contact forms on the website are used primarily to facilitate the requested communication with the Law Office of William Stanger, and to keep track of the success of the firm’s marketing efforts. We do not resell any such data to any third-parties. All information included in the contact form specifically is protected from discovery in a lawsuit as an attorney-client privileged communication made in connection with an initial consultation, and will remain privileged to the greatest extent of California law, until such time as the person who completed the contact form waives the privilege in writing or the firm receives a valid court order to release the information.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who We Share Your Data With

The firm does not knowingly share your data with anyone. However, the firm employs certain marketing vendors to facilitate its website functionality, including Google, Surefire Local and Yahoo, and the firm cannot vouch for or control what information, if any, are captured by such vendors, or what they do with the information.

Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Surefire Local’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.surefirelocal.com/privacy-policy/

Yahoo’s privacy policy can be found at: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/privacy-policy

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your Contact Information

You may email the firm at [email protected], or call us at 408-883-8466.

Additional Information

How We Protect Your Data

The firm does not store personal data gathered from its website on its own servers, and relies on the data protection services provided by its website hosting company, Yahoo Small Business.

What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place

In the event that the firm becomes aware of a data breach, it will use reasonable efforts to alert anyone who has submitted potentially personal and/or privileged information, i.e., through the contact form. For breaches involving public comments, the firm shall alert users through a blog post or comment on existing blog posts, as appropriate. The firm does not store personal data gathered from its website on its own servers that could be subject to a breach, and instead relies on the data protection services provided by its website hosting company, Yahoo Small Business.

What Third Parties We Receive Data From

The firm does not receive data from any third-parties. The firm does rely on marketing vendors, including but not limited to Google, Surefire Local, and Yahoo, but is unaware of what, if any, data is transmitted between the website and such entities or what purposes that data may be used for.

What Automated Decision Making And / Or Profiling We Do With User Data

Various software vendors will check user data to see if it is potentially spam or a vehicle for malware.

Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

The firm is exempt from the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

We partner with Thomson Reuters, who might also collect data as part of our marketing efforts. To learn more about the Thomson Reuters privacy policy and the data that might be collected, please visit: Thomson Reuters Privacy Statement.