Last Updated: June 2023

Fluet & Associates, PLLC d/b/a FLUET (“FLUET”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients and customers, especially those who access and use our website and subdomains (the “Website”), our official social media activities on platforms including but not limited to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok (“FLUET Social Media Accounts”), FLUET’s official blogs, and other ancillary websites and activities.

This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about types of information that we gather about you, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding FLUET’s use of that information.

FLUET is a U.S.-based law firm with domestic and international clients. As a result, personal information we collect and personal information that we receive may be transferred to and stored on servers in the United States and in countries different from the country where the information was initially collected.

Collection and Use of Your Personal Information. For all visitors to the Website, FLUET collects general data pertaining to each Website visitor, such as the visitor’s IP address, operating system, browser type and version number, and the web pages viewed. This information is aggregated with all other visitor information.

Although you are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of our Website, you may choose to do so by completing the job application forms or the newsletter sign-up form. Should you do so, we may, for example, keep a record of your name, email address, and any other information you voluntarily provide to us. Job applicant data and legal and regulatory compliance data may be used as necessary to comply with legal, regulatory, and corporate governance requirements.

FLUET collects personal information, which means information by which specific individuals can be identified, including by name, identification number, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal characteristics or attributes. FLUET will process personal information collected from you fairly and lawfully and will not use such personal information for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes it was requested and received. For example, FLUET will use your personal information to process orders; to help us to improve our Website and your online experience; to provide you with information about our products and services; and as otherwise allowed by law.

Sharing Your Personal Information. FLUET may share your personal information within our firm or with authorized third parties (e.g., business partners, suppliers and financial institutions) as described in this policy. FLUET may also disclose information in response to subpoenas, governmental requests or other legal process or to otherwise protect our legal or contractual obligations. FLUET will not sell or otherwise transfer your personal information to individuals or entities outside of us or one of our authorized partners or resellers without your approval.

Cookies. A “cookie” serves as a temporary identifier when you visit the Website and is stored on your browser. Cookies notify a web server that you are returning to a specific page, and they contain information about your browsing activities and may aid websites in enhancing the user experience. More information on cookies can be found at

Cookies FLUET Uses

  • Google Analytics: This is a third-party cookie that provides web analytics to tell FLUET how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. For more information see Google’s privacy policy.
  • Crazy Egg: This is a third-party cookie that provides insight into how visitors use and interact with the FLUET website. The Crazy Egg Script stores cookies on computers used by FLUET website visitors, which contain a cookie value that allows Crazy Egg to detect if the visitor is a returning visitor or a first-time visitor. No personally identifiable information relating to the visitor is  stored within such cookies. For more information, see Crazy Egg’s privacy policy and cookie policy.
  • HubSpot: This is a third-party cookie and customer relationship management tool that allows FLUET to organize and analyze its interactions with individuals in our network. All data is transmitted and stored in the United States. For more information, see HubSpot’s product privacy policycookie policy, and other legal documents.

Controlling Cookies. You may choose to remove, delete, or block certain cookies at any time via your browser settings. Your browser may allow you to save configurations that refuse new cookies, prompt you to accept cookies, or disable cookies altogether. Please click one of the links below to access more information and learn how to adjust cookie settings for a particular web browser.

Removing or rejecting cookies from the Website may create limitations on some Website functionalities during your visit.

The Website uses third-party services to track user activity on the Website. The Website tracks the overall usage and trends in user behavior as well as personalizes the experience for individual users. The Firm does not sell or lease any personal information submitted by the user via the Website to anyone, nor does FLUET disclose to third-parties any personal data submitted by users via this Website without the user’s consent, except as required by law.

Your Internet service provider or your network administrator may have the ability to audit your Internet usage of any site. Such activities are beyond the control of the Firm, nor is the Firm responsible for such acts. Consult with your service provider or network administrator for any related questions.

Interaction with Social Media. Our Website, FLUET Social Media Accounts, and official blogs, as well as the websites of some third-party service providers, may permit you to connect and share your online activities and interactions with FLUET and our content with your online community through your accounts on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter, including through the use of social media plugins (such as the Twitter “Tweet” button). The operator of that social media plugin may set cookies or other tracking technology on your browser to recognize its users when they visit our Website again. In addition, if you are logged into one of your social media accounts while you are browsing on our Website, the social media plugins may allow the social media platform to receive information about your visit – including the pages that you viewed – and to connect information about Your visit to our Website with other personal information regarding your social media account.

When you use social media plugins to connect to your social media account, FLUET may receive or review certain information that you post on that service in accordance with the privacy statement of that service and the privacy settings that are applicable to your account. This allows us to share information about your activities on our Website with other users of their social media website. For example, Twitter social media plugins allow Twitter to show your Tweets and comments on our Website to your Twitter followers. Your use of social media plugins is subject to each social media platform’s Privacy Statement, and we encourage you to use care and to thoughtfully read the privacy statement of each social media platform that you use. FLUET has no control over the information that social media websites or social media plugins collect, store, or use. Before connecting to our Website from a social media website or using a social media plugin on our Website, please be certain that you understand the social media website’s privacy statement and how it may gather information about your use of our Website.

E-mail Communications. FLUET provides customers and clients with newsletters and other communications. These e-mail communications can be stopped at any time by selecting the opt-out feature at the bottom of the e-mail. We do not sell these e-mail lists to any of our business partners for any reason.

Communication Preferences and Reviewing Your Personal Information. You can manage your communication preferences by sending an e-mail to or sending a letter to the mailing address below. When contacting us, please include your name, e-mail address, and the details of your request. For example, if you wish to unsubscribe from a newsletter, include the name of the newsletter. You can also access and update your personal information by sending an e-mail to or sending a letter to the mailing address below that includes you name, e-mail address, account ID and the purpose of the request.

Security of Your Personal Information. FLUET uses a combination of industry standard security measures to protect your personal information from loss and misuse.

Children’s Privacy. FLUET does not knowingly collect the personal information from any person under 16 years of age and our Website, FLUET Social Media, and blogs are not directed at or intended for use by anyone under the age of 16. If you believe we have collected information from anyone under the age of 16, please contact us using the contract information below and we will endeavor to remove such information from our systems.

How to Contact Us. You can contact FLUET by sending an email to or sending a letter to the mailing address listed below. Please include your contact information, URL of the FLUET Website or description of the service, and a detailed description of your request or privacy concern.


Attn: Joel Westphal

1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 1000

Tysons, VA 22102

Changes or Updates to this Privacy Policy. FLUET reserves the right to modify or change its practices concerning information gathered from visitors to its Website. If such changes occur, this Privacy Policy will be updated without advance notice. Users should check back periodically to confirm the then-current terms of this Privacy Policy to check for updates or changes. This Privacy Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.