Purple Law Firm’s Email and Electronic Communications Policy
All email messages, facsimile transmissions or other electronic communications transmitted
by or to Purple Law Firm and its employees are subject to the following provisions:
This message and accompanying documents are covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. “Sections 2510-2521”, and contain information intended for the specified individual(s) only. This information is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient or an agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this document in error and that any review, dissemination, copying, or the taking of any action based on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by e-mail, and delete the original message. Inadvertent delivery of this message does not in any way authorize its use or discoverability for any purpose whatsoever. Inadvertent delivery includes but is not limited to a mistyped or inclusion of an unintended email address, or any other method of delivery, including technological malfunction of any computer, mail server, or any other software or electronic device situated between the sending device and the receiving device. Mere access to a receiving or sending device, whether or not such access is permissive or not, does not waive any of the exclusions, privileges, or protections related to this message. If this message is between this law firm and one of the law firm’s clients it may be deemed to be privileged communication under attorney client privilege, and/or it may be deemed to be attorney work product within the sole discretion of this law firm, in either event this message, and its contents shall not be discoverable nor shall it be the subject of a subpoena or any other disclosure. Such exclusions, privileges and protections apply to this message and related messages or replies, and copies thereof, regardless of whether the message is actually read, delivered or in transit, whether it resides in a local computer owned and operated by this law firm or resides within the mail server(s) of this law firm (owned or leased), or resides in any other device or medium owned, leased or contracted by this law firm or its staff/employees.
SPAM/ Commercial Messages
This law firm has a zero tolerance spam policy. Any spam email sent through this web interface or to any of our email addresses will be removed and the violator will be blacklisted on our server and the email address and IP address of any spammer will be reported to email blacklists. The web-based email forms on this site are provided for the exclusive use of clients, prospective clients and others who need to communicate with the law firm regarding our representation of clients. Commercial use of these web forms is strictly prohibited.
Commercial messages must be pre-authorized by Purple Law Firm management and sent directly to a designated email address or such message will be deemed to be spam. Commercial messages include, but are not limited to, solicitations for business, advertisements, offers for services, unsolicited link exchange requests, and the like. Any legitimate business offer will be considered only when such business or commercial enterprise contacts the law firm via telephone (423) 899-0131 during normal business hours and selects Option 4 as set forth in the Auto Attendant, and such business or commercial enterprise allows the delivery of its proper Caller Identification Information. All other business or commercial offers will be rejected and any offending business or commercial enterprise will be blacklisted in our email servers (per address or domain level in the discretion of the law firm) and will be blacklisted in our telephone systems as well.
NOTICE TO CLIENTS RELATING TO CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION VIA EMAIL
Any communication that a client has with his/her attorney and the staff of the law firm is privileged and confidential. This includes electronic mail, facsimile communications, and the like. However, there is a trend developing in several federal court circuits and districts which may affect the ability of keeping certain communications privileged. The use of any computer, phone, tablet or other electronic device that is not you own personal device could subject any of your communications to be “discovered” or subjected to subpoena in criminal or even civil cases. Although all such communications have historically been deemed as absolutely privileged, that is changing. Currently there are not any cases in Tennessee and the cases in other jurisdictions focus primarily on email communications sent, transmitted, or received on or through employer owned equipment and email addresses. However, this is a developing area of law and it is possible that communications sent through a a device or network owned and controlled by a relative, friend, acquaintance, etc., could be subject to exposure by subpoena or legal means of discovery. This law firm protects the privacy and privilege of our clients through every available means. However, it is best to never transmit sensitive or personally identifiable information (SS#, Account Numbers) or highly privileged information via electronic mail or facsimile, or any other electronic means – not even through secured protocols (https). Speak to our attorneys about this issue and any concerns you may have.