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In the course of providing clients with legal services, HMS may receive significant personal financial information from its clients. As a (i) current; (ii) former; or (iii) prospective client, you should know that all information that HMS receives from you is held in confidence, and is not released to people outside the firm, except as agreed to by you, or as required under an applicable law.
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