What Personal Information do we collect and how do we use it?
For the purposes of this policy, “Personal Information” means any information that can be used to identify you as an individual (for example, your name, email address, or telephone number). We may also collect other information which alone cannot be used to identify you as an individual. The following paragraphs describe some of the Personal Information and other data we may collect from users of our Website.
When you request information
In certain sections on our Website, we may provide online forms in which you can input Personal Information such as your name and email address in order to request information, or for other purposes indicated on our Website. We will use Personal Information collected from you only as necessary to provide the information or services you have requested.
Third party sites and services
Certain services on our Website may be provided by third parties. You may also visit other third party sites through links on our Website. These third parties are not bound by this policy and may have privacy policies of their own governing the use and disclosure of your Personal Information. Please read any policies of third parties before you provide Personal Information to them.
When you browse our Website
Our Website may gather certain information automatically and store it in log files when you use our Website. We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data for purposes of system administration, to understand how our visitors use our Website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. When you request Web pages from the Website, our computers log your IP address.
We also collect click-stream data when you request pages from the Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. We also monitor other tracking-related information. This data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content, and the like. We use this information to update our Website and ensure that we are meeting the needs of our visitors.
With whom may we share your Personal Information?
We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:
We may share Personal Information with employees and contractors of our Firm, with third parties who provide certain services on our behalf, with selected third party organizations with whom we may collaborate on various activities or events, or in the other circumstances noted below. For example, we may share certain Personal Information we collect with third parties such as providers of data hosting or processing services, email services, or other service providers (for example if we have a third party send notification of firm publications, news or events we think may be of interest to you). We may also share Personal Information we possess if we are unable to assist you with your matter, but know an affiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you. We may also share Personal Information as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, in the event our Firm undergoes a corporate transaction, such as a merger with another firm, or in the event of a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of our Firm, or a dissolution of our Firm). To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we may share Personal Information if we need to protect the interests of the Firm, our clients, property, or the public.