By using any of our Websites, email, contact forms, or otherwise providing personal information to us, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy. You also expressly consent to the processing of your personal information according to this Privacy Policy.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your personal information and how we will handle your personal information and data.

Who we are

We are the Law Office of Matthew A. Ferri, PLLC, also doing business as LifeFocus Planning® (referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Firm”, “our”, “we” or “us”).

Our website address is:

Our additional websites include:    


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: 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

The types of personal information we collect includes:

  • Information that you provide in connection with our estate planning, probate, and other legal services (or potential legal services), such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, and marriage and family data;
  • Information that you provide in connection with the Firm’s marketing activities including events, client advisories, and estate planning workshops and seminars;
  • Employment information that you provide in connection with the application process and potential employment opportunities at the Firm;
  • Any other information you choose to provide.


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 visit our login page, 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.

Firm’s Use of Information Collected

The personal information we collect may be used:

  • To operate and improve our website;
  • To respond to your questions, comments and requests;
  • To provide the information, estate planning services, or other legal services you request and send you related information;
  • To send you advisories, alerts, and updates;
  • To communicate with you about estate planning and our other legal services, programming and events, and other information we think will be of interest to you;
  • To review job applicants and make employee hiring decisions;
  • To monitor and analyze usage, trends, and activities related to our Website;
  • To notify users about any changes to our website.
  • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, if you share personal information when you apply for a position at Firm, we will use that personal information to complete the application process and follow up with you regarding the status of your application or scheduling an interview. We may also save your information for these purposes.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • To respond to requests from law enforcement and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • In any other way the Firm may describe when you provide the information.

We will not sell, share or rent the information gathered from the sources listed above to others in ways that are different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy.  Personal information is only used for the purposes set forth above and for no other purposes.

Who we share your data with

We may share your personal information in the following instances:

  • with service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business as needed for them to provide us with services that help us with our business activities and promote our estate planning, probate, and other legal services to you;
  • if we believe sharing is necessary to protect our rights, preserve safety, investigate fraud or other wrongdoing;
  • when required by law, which includes complying with any court order, law, or legal process, including responding to a government or regulatory request;
  • with Software/IT service providers we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
  • in connection with the sale, transfer or financing of Firm’s business or its assets;
  • to enforce or apply our agreements, including for billing or collection purposes; and
  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

Apart from the categories and purposes listed above, the Firm will not share your personal information with other third parties for their independent use without your permission.

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.

Additional information

How we protect your data

The Firm retains personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless longer retention is required by law or for auditing purposes. The Firm will use reasonable administrative, technical and physical security to protect the personal information we retain and to help ensure that it is used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Linked Websites

Our websites may contain links to other websites. The Firm assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. You expressly relieve the Firm from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website, or from the content of any third-party website.

Children’s Privacy

Our websites do not target or knowingly collect any information from individuals under the age of 18.

Changes to Privacy Policy

It is the Firm’s policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you through a prominent notice on our website home pages in addition to any legal requirements.