This policy is intended to help you understand how Schiff Hardin LLP ("Schiff Hardin," "we," or "us") collects, uses and safeguards the information you provide on our Web site.
Personal data we collect.
If you browse our Web site, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. However, there are cases where we collect personal data – you will know this data is being collected because you will have to fill out a form. In this capacity we are acting as a data controller. We collect personally identifiable and transactional information when you: (1) request to receive additional information regarding our publications, activities, or services, (2) sign up for our newsletters, (3) register for an event, (4) apply for a job, or (5) send us a question. If information is provided, it will be collected and stored in Firm databases. If you choose not to give information we request, you can still visit most of our Web site, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services.
You can, at any time, request that your information be removed from our databases in the same manner by which you would subscribe, either by clicking here or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting that your information be removed.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. When we collect contact information from you (for example, when you provide us with your business card, when you engage us for legal services, or when you subscribe to mailing lists via our web site), we may add your details to our contacts database and our mailing lists. You can exercise the right to review the data we have collected on you, to amend it, or to not have us process your information for marketing purposes, at any time by emailing email@example.com. You may also have it removed by clicking here, entering your details and clicking “unsubscribe.”
Use of personal information.
We may share your personal information as follows:
With third-party agents performing functions on our behalf, including hosting agents, and parties whom we have hired to help us provide a service you have requested (for example, an entity connected with distributing a publication on our behalf); and
In the special cases set forth below.
We do not otherwise rent or sell to third parties personally identifiable information about visitors to our Web site. We also will not use any such personal information for any purpose other than that for which you contacted us and provided consent, for internal business purposes, or to contact you regarding use of this Web site. If you register for an event we may send you follow-up information or newsletters regarding topics related to the event. If after providing consent you change your mind and do not wish to receive messages from Schiff Hardin, you can simply utilize the opt-out method detailed in the message, unsubscribe by clicking here, or contact us at the contact point specified below.
We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our visitors, such as user statistics, with business partners, sponsors, and other third parties.
Cookies and usage information collection.
Our Web servers collect general data pertaining to each Web site visitor, including their IP address, domain name, referring Web page, and the length of time spent and the pages accessed while visiting this Web site. This Web usage information is collected to help us manage and administer our Web site, improve the content of our Web site, and customize and improve the web site user experience.
While we use reasonable security measures consistent with industry practice to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, we cannot guarantee that data will always remain secure due to transmission errors, outside events, third-party hacking, or other causes. We will comply with all privacy laws and make any legally required disclosures regarding breaches of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal data consistent with our ability to determine the scope of a breach and our obligations to relevant law enforcement.
Consent to transfer.
This Web site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada, or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to Schiff Hardin will be transferred to the United States which may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country. By using this Web site or providing us with your information you consent to this transfer.
Schiff Hardin reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Schiff Hardin Web site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law requires or permits it or to respond to an emergency situation.
In the event Schiff Hardin or its assets are sold, merged, or otherwise involved in a corporate transaction, your personal information will likely be transferred as part of that transaction. We reserve to right to transfer your information without your consent in such a situation; and will make reasonable efforts to see that your privacy preferences are honored by the transferee.
Policies for children.
Schiff Hardin does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from users under 18 years of age. No information should be submitted to this site by guests under 13 years of age, and guests under 18 years old are not allowed to register for our publications.
Please be advised that our Web site contains links to third-party Web sites. The linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site.
Changes to this policy.
Schiff Hardin reserves the right to change or update this policy, or any other policy or practice, at any time, with reasonable notice to users of its Web site. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our Web site.
To the extent the rules of a jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single lawyer responsible for this Web site, Schiff Hardin designates its office in Chicago, Illinois, as its principal office and designates Charles H.R. Peters as the lawyer responsible for the Web site.
For further information:
Please contact LegalNotices@schiffhardin.com.
Policy effective as of July 8, 2015 and updated May 8, 2018.