The types of information we collect
Information you provide to us. We collect information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you interact with us as a client or prospective or former client, send us an email, register for a newsletter or an event, apply for a job, or otherwise communicate with us through our Site. The types of information we may collect include your name, postal address, email address, phone number, current occupation and business contact information, social security number, employment application information (including education and work history), state bar number, and any other information you choose to provide to us.
Information we collect from third parties. We may also receive information from third parties and other sources which we may combine with information we receive from you.
How we use the information we collect
We use the information we collect from you for various purposes, including the following:
- Providing legal services;
- Responding to your email or telephone inquiries;
- Communicating with you about legal developments, or other materials we think will be of interest to you;
- Assessing job applicants and making hiring decisions; and
- As is usual and customary for professional services companies.
When and with whom we share this information
- Vendors and Service Providers: We may on occasion share your information with our vendors and service providers who are working on our behalf and need access to your information to carry out their work for us.
- To Protect Ourselves or Others: We may access, preserve, and disclose your information and other information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (1) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process such as a court order or subpoena; (2) protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety; (3) to enforce our policies or contracts; or (4) in response to your consent or at your direction to disclose the information.
Consumers residing in California
If you are a resident of California, you have the right to request a copy of the specific personal information collected about you during the 12 months before your request, and the right to have such information deleted. The term “personal information” has the same meaning given to it by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Disclosure would include our firm’s data collection and sales practices, including the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected, the source from which the personal information is collected, the business purpose of collection, our use of the personal information and, if the information was disclosed or sold to third parties, the categories of personal information disclosed or sold to third parties and the categories of third parties to whom such information was disclosed or sold.
Your request for a copy of the specific personal information can be made only twice during the 12-month period. After we have verified your identity, we will provide a response within 45 days of receiving your request. The same procedure is followed for your request for deletion. You also have the right not to be discriminated against because you exercised any of your rights. You can make your request through the following channels:
The Sites are not directed to children under the age of 13 in the U.S. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. The term “personal information” has the same meaning as set out in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If we determine upon collection that a user is under this age, we will not use or maintain his/her/their personal information without the parent or guardian’s consent. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.
For California consumers
Our Sites are not directed to children in California and we do not sell any personal information, including personal information of children under the age of 16, to third parties. Nevertheless, under CCPA, if we know that the California consumer is younger than 16 we will not sell the consumer’s personal information without consent from the consumer’s parent or guardian for a consumer younger than 13, or from the consumer if he/she/they are between 13 and 16 years of age.
Rights of access, rectification, erasure, and restriction
Exercising your rights: You may inquire as to whether we are processing information about you, request access to your information, and ask that we correct, amend, or delete your information where it is inaccurate by contacting us as indicated below in “Contact us.”
Procedure: Although we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your information, there may be circumstances where we are unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege or would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy in the case in question, or where it is commercially proprietary. If we determine that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, we will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your information.
Choice – Your ability to opt out of notifications
Where you have consented to our processing of your information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt out of further processing by following the instructions in this section. Even if you opt out, we may still collect and use certain information regarding your activities on our Sites and/or information from the advertisements on third party websites for non-interest-based advertising purposes, such as to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements.
“Do Not Track”
Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. We do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals. For information about DNT please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Security of your information
We maintain reasonable safeguards to protect your information against loss, unauthorized use, disclosure, or destruction, and when transferring information for processing and require third party services to do the same on our behalf. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide our services, or as otherwise permitted by law. We will retain and use this information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Changes and policy updates