Last Updated: January 22, 2019
We collect information that you voluntarily submit to us, such as your name, email address, and other contact information, when you sign up to receive our newsletter, submit a comment in response to a blog posting, email us to ask questions, submit an employment or other application, fill out a form, or contact us to explore a potential attorney-client relationship. We also receive information from or on behalf of our clients. Because of the nature of our services, this could include any type of personal data
We use this information to respond to your requests, determine whether to enter into a relationship with you, provide you with legal services if you are or become a client of the Firm, monitor and analyze our business operations and Site usage, and for the firm’s educational, networking, marketing, social, recruiting, and other business purposes.
To assist with these uses, we may supplement the information you provide to us with information we obtain from other sources, such as clients and referral sources, as well publicly available sources such as social networking sites.
We never sell or share the personal data with third parties other than: (1) our service providers who assist us in providing our services, transmitting our marketing materials, and maintaining our Sites, (2) with your consent, (3) in connection with the provision of services, (4) to protect our rights, or (5) as otherwise required or permitted by law or our ethical obligations. We store personal data in the United States and in other countries that may not have data protection laws as protective as those in your location.
We, or our third-party providers, also collect device information, IP Addresses, http referrer fields, and other information about your computer or device and your usage of our Sites. We use that information for a variety of purposes, including educational, analytics, networking, marketing, social, recruiting, and other business purposes.
We also use third-party web analytics services on the Sites, such as those provided by Leadformix, Google Analytics and others. These service providers use electronic tools to help us analyze how our users use the Sites and may collect information from you (including your IP Address) that can be used to track users over time, for geo-location purposes, and across third party websites. To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here.
The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on to use or disclose your personal data. To the extent those laws apply, our legal grounds are as follows:
Where we act as a processor of personal data on behalf of a client, we process the personal data pursuant to our contract with the client and our legal and ethical obligations.
We generally retain personal data for so long as it may be relevant to the purposes above, consistent with any applicable agreement with a client. To dispose of personal data, we may anonymize it, delete it or take other appropriate steps. Data may persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.
We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect information that you submit to us. However, no system is completely secure or error-free. We do not, and cannot, guarantee the complete security of your information.
We provide individuals with the ability to opt-out of receiving marketing and other communications from us, and to update, supplement or delete the information we have about them by contacting us using the methods provided below.
To the extent Data Protection Laws apply and we hold your personal data in our capacity as a controller, you may request that we:
We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period stated by applicable law. Please note, however, that certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. We may request you provide us with additional information to confirm your identity before responding to your request. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the authorities applicable to your situation, though we invite you to contact us with any concern, as we would be happy to try to resolve it directly.
The Sites are intended for users over the age of 18. If we become aware that a child under 13 (or a higher age threshold where applicable) has provided us with personal data, we will take steps to comply with any applicable legal requirement to remove such information.
Please note that the Sites may contain links to third-party websites, including social networking websites. Since we do not control third-party sites and are not responsible for any information you may provide while on such sites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on those websites before providing any of your information on such sites.