Effective April 1, 2014
Last amended April 1, 2014
Collection of Information
The Firm collects information about visitors to the Firm Website in two primary ways:
First, the Firm uses technologies that automatically collect and store Non-Personal Data when you visit the Website, including sending one or more “cookies,” “web beacons,” or other anonymous identifiers to your device.
Second, you may also affirmatively provide information about yourself (“Personally Identifiable Information”), such as by using contact forms on the Website or by calling or e-mailing the Firm. Personally Identifiable Information is data that allows you to be identified as a particular person, such as your name, address, or phone number.
The Firm may keep any collected information for an unlimited period of time, or for the amount of time permitted by law.
When you visit the Firm Website, the Firm may automatically collect certain Non-Personal Data such as:
- Your IP address and geographic location;
- The date and time you access the Firm Website and other Websites;
- The URLs of Websites and pages you visit before, during, and after you visit the Firm Website; and
- Information about the hardware and software installed on your device.
The Firm may also place cookies on your computer to recognize you on return visits, to enhance your browsing experience, and to collect additional information about you for traffic analysis. Cookies are small files with code and text that are saved on your device upon accessing certain Websites that use them. Web beacons are also small files saved to your device, often by web analytics software to track visitor information. Cookies and web beacons allow the Firm to conduct Website traffic analysis to better understand the Website’s visitors, and while they contain information unique to your device and browser, they do not provide any Personally Identifiable Information.
Acceptance of these anonymous identifiers is not required for site functionality. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your device, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.
Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect information that identifies you (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you interact and voluntarily provide such information.
The types of Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Website may include:
- Your name;
- Your contact information (e.g., address, phone number, and e-mail address); and
- Any other information you choose to provide the Firm.
Use of Information
The Firm uses Non-Personal Data in ways including, but not limited to:
- Improving the usability and design of the Website;
- Evaluating and improving the content of the Website;
- Diagnosing problems with the Website; and
- Assessing the interests and demands of visitors to the Website.
We may share your Non-Personal Data with third parties or permit third parties to place cookies, tags, web beacons, and other anonymous identifiers to collect additional Non-Personal Data when you browse the Website. We or third parties may use the collected Non-Personal Data to serve advertisements and targeted advertisements to you before, during, and after your visit to the Website.
Personally Identifiable Information
Once collected, the Firm may use your Personally Identifiable Information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:
- Answering your emails or online requests;
- Delivering and processing surveys and newsletters;
- Personalizing and improving the usability of the Website;
- Fulfilling and/or delivering products and services requested by you; and
- Keeping you informed about events.
The Firm will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties except where:
- You have given your express consent to share the information with third parties;
- The Firm, in its good-faith judgment, determines it needs to provide your information to a third party in order to deliver services you requested; or
- Disclosure is required by law or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of personnel of the Firm, or members of the general public.
Visitors who wish to opt out of marketing communications may reply to any marketing communication with the subject line “Unsubscribe.”
Do Not Track
Information Transmitted Is Not Secure
Any information sent to the Firm by e-mail or through the Website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only. If you choose to send information to the Firm over the Internet, including by e-mail or contact form, you do so at your own risk.
Transmission of Information Does Not Form an Attorney–Client Relationship
Transmission of information from this Website does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and the Firm or any attorney therein, nor is it intended to do so. The transmission of the Website, in part or in whole, and/or any communication with the Firm through this Website does not constitute or create an attorney–client relationship between the Firm and any recipients.
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