This Statement is also for informing parties outside the firm who provide Personal Information to the firm or who visit or use the firm’s websites, our social media sites, as well as email messages that we send (collectively, the “Internet Services”). This Statement also describes how the firm collects, processes and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Internet Services.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries;
to personalize your visit and use of our Internet Services and to assist you while you use those services;
to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations;
to conduct our recruiting and selection process;
to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on;
to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you;
to enter into or carry out contracts; and
to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations.
TREATMENT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We maintain reasonable, but not full-proof, safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.
We seek to utilize consultants, suppliers and vendors who maintain reasonable data protections.
We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as needed to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Statement and in our applicable policies. If you wish to obtain more details on our information practices, please refer to the “Contact Us” section below.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We limit the circumstances in which we disclose Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors and providers acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via our Internet Services by anyone under the age of 13. To the extent the firm collects Personal Information on children under the age of 13 in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Statement, the firm will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.100 (California Consumer Privacy Act), California residents may have certain data protection rights regarding their Personal Information. These rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt out of having your Personal Information shared or sold. The firm does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. To exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send us your request using the “Contact Us” section below.
The following are categories of Personal Information defined under the Act we may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering firm business or receive from a client in the course of providing legal services: Identifiers, Personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, Commercial information, Biometric information, Internet or other electronic network activity, Geolocation data, Sensory data, Professional or employment-related information, Non-public education information, and inferences drawn from other personal information.
EUROPEAN UNION (EU) AND UNITED KINGDOM (UK) DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
Individuals may also have a right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their Personal Information with their local data protection authority.
We reserve the right to change this Statement at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into eﬀect for our Internet Services, the firm will post it on this website.
You may contact us regarding this Statement using the contact information provided in the Contact page of this website.