What Personal Information do we collect?
For the purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that can be used to identify you as an individual. This information we may collect includes the following categories:
–Identity Data includes first name, last name, title, and gender.
–Contact Data includes email address and telephone numbers.
–Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
–Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
–Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
-Payment and other financial information
-Taxpayer Identification Number and other identification numbers such as drivers license or passport, where relevant.
-Information related to legal matters that you may be involved in, in which we represent you or for which the Firm and you are considering a representation. Please note that the Firm’s receipt of information about you does not create an attorney-client relationship.
-Other personal information including biometric, health, and geolocation data to the extent such information may be relevant to a representation.
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, clients, employees, alumni, and others.
How do we collect Personal Information?
When you provide it to us. 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, subscribe to our publications, or for other purposes indicated on our Website.
When you become a client, you made provide information to us about you and about your matter.
In working on a matter for you, we may receive, learn, or infer information about you and your matter from third parties.
If you are a job applicant, employee, or vendor, we may collect and process personal information from you to facilitate that relationship and to communicate with you.
For alumni employees of Brownstein, we may collect your personal and professional contact information and other demographic information related to your current career and personal milestones.
If you are counsel for other parties, we may collect information about you from you or third parties to facilitate communications over matters and to fulfill our obligations in our representation of our clients.
When you access 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.
How do we use Personal Information?
We use Personal Information collected from you as necessary to provide the information or services you have requested (for example, to respond to your inquiry or process your subscription to one of our newsletters or blogs or to mail a publication to you). Where applicable, we may also use your information for the following purposes:
-To inform you about our services, new legal and policy developments, relevant information in the industries we serve, and our marketing events.
-To evaluate you as a candidate for employment with our firm, and to maintain an employment relationship if you are an employee.
-For analysis to improve this website, our services and for market research.
-To provide a forum for Brownstein alumni to interact with us and each other.
-For other reasons, with your consent. If you are a client of the Firm, we will use information collected for you to provide legal representation to you on any matter for which the firm is retained.
-If you are counsel for another party on a matter in which the Firm is representing a client, your information will only be used for the purposes of fulfilling the Firm’s obligations under its representation of its client and for usual ancillary purposes.
-If you are a vendor of the Firm, we will use the information to communicate with you and for other purposes such as processing payments.
-If you an alumni employee of the Firm, we use information to provide a forum for communicating with the firm and with other alumni.
We do not sell personal information.
With whom may we share your Personal Information?
We may disclose Personal Information to employees and contractors of our Firm, to third parties who provide certain services on our behalf, to 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 disclose certain Personal Information we collect to 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).
For clients, Personal Information collected from you is subject to this Policy and the applicable rules of professional responsibility, including confidentiality and privilege. We may disclose information about you to third parties as part of performing services in a matter. Such disclosures shall generally be with your knowledge and consent, but under certain limited circumstance may be done without pre-approval where required in the professional judgement of the attorney working on your matter.
We may also disclose Personal Information we possess 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 disclose Personal Information if we need to protect the interests of the Firm, our clients, property, or the public.
Similarly, we may disclose Personal Information with governmental authorities or otherwise in response to a legal request that we believe requires us to do so, for example, in connection with a criminal investigation or other legal requests from civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation. Legal requests include, for example, search warrants, subpoenas, and other court orders.
For employees, we disclose information to human resource service providers such as payroll processors and the companies we contract with to provide benefits to you.
For employee alumni, if you give us permission to do so, we may provide personal information with other alumni and with our current employees.
We may also receive legal requests or orders from jurisdictions outside the United States, in which case by using our Website you consent for your Personal Information to be transferred to the applicable country.
Third party sites and services
Please be aware, certain services on our Website are 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.
How can I unsubscribe, update or request deletion of my Personal Information?
You can be removed from any of our email lists or unsubscribe from a publication by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the email, or by sending an email to email@example.com. You may access, update, or request deletion of any Personal Information we hold about you by sending a letter using the contact information listed below or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni may update their information with us, including their permissions, on the alumni website at https://alumni.bhfs.com/. We will respond to reasonable requests for access or revision and will provide access to the extent required or allowed by law after verifying your identity. However we may decide not to grant access or make revisions where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in any given case, or when the rights of others would be violated by granting the access. In some cases we may retain information that has been requested to be deleted where we have an obligation or right to do so, or where such deletion would prejudice another person.
Is my Personal Information protected?
We use reasonable security measures to protect any Personal Information collected by the Firm. We implement various physical, procedural and technological safeguards that we believe will keep your Personal Information secure.
Privacy Rights for EU Residents
We will process your personal data only (1) with your consent; (2) to perform a contract between you and us; (3) to comply with a legal obligation; or (4) where we have a legitimate interest to do so, balancing this interest against your interests and fundamental rights. These legitimate interests are administrative functions within the Firm, marketing activities, and complying with your requests for information.
If you reside in the EU, you may exercise your Personal Information rights by emailing us at email@example.com or using the contact information shared below.
Except as part of a representation, we do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information about children under the age of 16, unless permitted by law. If we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under age 16 outside of the context of a representation, we will delete that information from our database.
Changes to this policy
This policy may change from time to time. We will post the most current version of this policy on our Website with the effective date. Your continued use of the Website means you consent to the terms of any new Policy.
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