Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: This is a website maintained through a third party website hosting service, and written by Gunderson Employment Law and its agents. Gunderson Employment Law is also known as the Law Offices of Erik Gunderson, a law firm in Portland, Oregon operated and owned by Erik Gunderson, an attorney admitted to practice law in the states of Oregon and California.

What personal data we collect, what we do with it, 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

When you use our Contact Form, you will submit information to us through a third-party practice management system. This information is not shared with anyone beyond Gunderson Employment Law and our third-party practice management vendor. This function is intended to begin discussion of potential attorney-client relationships, but the use of this function does not by itself create such a relationship. Although we treat information submitted via this form as confidential, we will perform a conflict of interest check before taking on any sensitive or confidential information from you. Therefore, please do not submit any confidential information to us until we have arranged for a personal interview with an attorney; instead, provide us with contact information, the identity of the other party to the dispute, and a very general description of the issue such as “I believe I have been wrongfully terminated,” or “We have received an inquiry from the EEOC.”


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.


Data Sharing

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.

Client Portal

Information left through the client portal is kept on a proprietary database owned by Gunderson Employment Law and maintained by a third-party service. All information transmitted over the client portal is kept confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law, whether or not an attorney-client relationship is formed. That information is used for the purposes of determining the appropriateness of forming an attorney-client relationship and furthering the purposes of such a relationship if one is ultimately formed.

Credit Card Information

Certain clients may elect to pay their bills through a third-party web-based credit card processing service; we may share minimal contact information (name, address, and e-mail address) with that service to facilitate the sending of bills and processing of payments. We do not collect or retain credit card information.