Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act generally prohibits any settlement agent from sharing nonpublic personal information about you with nonaffiliated third parties unless you receive 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. The Federal Trade Commission has issued an advisory opinion that closing attorneys who are significantly engaged in real estate settlement activities are covered by the Gramm-Leach Bliley act. In compliance with the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, we are providing you with this statement which notifies you of the privacy policies and practices of LEWIS, DEESE, and DITMORE, LLP, even though we believe that the Code of Professional Responsibility by which we are governed provides more stringent standards.
We may collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
1. Information we received from you such as on loan applications or other forms.
2. Information about your transactions we secure from our files.
3. Information that we receive from other persons or companies involved in your transaction, such as the real estate agent or lender.
4. Information we receive directly from you.
We may share information about you with non-affiliated third parties only in order to provide you with legal services that you have requested; these parties might include title and hazard insurance companies, banks, and financial institutions. We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you except as is necessary in order to provide you with the legal services you have requested.
You have the right to prohibit disclosure of nonpublic personal information. If you wish to direct us not to disclose information, please call 910-672-4600.
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide our legal services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional responsibility that governs our profession. Please call us with any questions you have about protecting your privacy.
LEWIS, DEESE, and DITMORE, LLP is a full-service law firm providing legal services in a variety of areas including: Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Domestic Relations, Estate Probate and Planning.