D. 3rd Parties. We may collect or receive information about individuals from service providers, and other third parties, such as our clients, representatives and professional advisers, content providers, government authorities and public sources and records.
F. Disclosure of personal information. We will not rent or sell your personal information, and we will not share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes. We may share personal information with the following categories of third parties: third party service providers that provide services to us or to whom we outsource certain services, such as software or technology services; our professional advisers, such as lawyers and accountants; government and/or regulatory authorities; professional liability insurers; regulators and tax authorities. In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties if we are required to do so by law (e.g., to law enforcement, courts or others, or in response to a subpoena or court order). We may also disclose personal information to third parties when we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us, comply with legal processes (e.g., in response to subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer our agreements and terms, or for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and to protect our rights, property or safety, our clients and customers, or others. We may also share aggregated information that does not identify a particular individual with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes.
G. Our commitment to security. We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
H. Additional Privacy Information for California Residents. This section of our Policy (the “California Notice”) provides additional information for California residents, as required under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). Please note that we may update this section, our relevant data practices, or our processes for handling CCPA requests, in response to CCPA regulations or other CCPA legal developments.
This California Notice applies to the personal information we collect, both online and offline, about California consumers, including personal information that we collect from users of our Sites, including the services available via our Sites, about clients, and individuals that use or inquire about our legal and related services that we make available (“Services”), reply to our emails or communications, visit our offices, or otherwise communicate or engage with us about individuals from clients and others related to the Services we provide.
- Personal information
As used in this California Notice, “personal information” means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household; it does not include publicly available information made lawfully available by state or federal governments or information that cannot reasonably identify, relate to, describe, be capable of being associated with, or be linked directly or indirectly to a particular individual
2. Not covered by this California Notice
This California Notice does not address or apply to our handling of personal information that is exempt under Section 1798.145 of the CCPA, personal information we collect about employees, contractors or job applicants or other individuals who are not California residents, or personal information we collect about individuals acting in their capacity as representatives of our clients, prospective clients, vendors and other businesses that we conduct business with, to the extent we use their personal information only in the context of conducting our business relationship with the respective business.
3. Categories of personal information that we may collect and disclose
Our collection, use and disclosure of personal information about a California resident will vary depending upon the circumstances and nature of our interactions or relationship with such resident. Pursuant to the CCPA, we may collect and disclose for a business purpose, the following categories of personal information (as defined by the CCPA):
Identifiers: such as a real name, alias, address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol (IP) address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
Customer records (categories of personal information set forth in Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80(e)): paper and electronic customer records containing personal information, such as name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, education, current employment, employment history, social security number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial or payment information, medical information, or health insurance information.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law: such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, and genetic information.
Commercial information: including records of property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or use histories or tendencies.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: including but not limited to browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet website, application, or advertisement.
Geolocation data: precise location information about a particular individual or device.
Audio, electronic, visual, olfactory, or similar information: such as photographs, and audio recordings.
Employment information: professional or employment-related information.
Education information: information that is not publicly available, personally identifiable information as defined in the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99)
Inferences from personal information collected: inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile reflecting a resident’s preferences, characteristics, behavior or attitudes.
We do not sell, and have not in the prior 12 months sold, personal information about California residents. We may disclose personal information for business purposes as described in the Disclosure of personal information section above.
Sources of personal information
We may collect the above categories of personal information directly from you, automatically about your use of our Site, and from third parties such as clients of our legal services, government and public entities, public records, data aggregators and resellers, parties and related parties in litigation matters, and others (see the Information we collect section above for more information).
Purposes for collecting, using and disclosing personal information
We use these categories of personal information we collect to provide our legal and other Services, to operate our Sites, to optimize and personalize your experiences with our Sites (e.g., to recognize or store your location, language or other settings), to analyze and improve our Sites and Services, to provide customer support and respond to requests, to comply with legal and ethical obligations and regulatory requirements, in support of our business operations (e.g., accounting, recordkeeping and legal functions), to protect or defend our rights and the rights of others, to prevent misuse of our Sites and Services, and as otherwise required by law.
Rights of California residents under the CCPA
California law grants California residents certain rights and imposes restrictions on particular business practices as set forth below.
Notice before collection: We are required to notify California residents, at or before the point of collection of their personal information, the categories of personal information collected and the purposes for which such information is used.
Request to delete: California residents have the right to request, at no charge, deletion of their personal information that we have collected about them and to have such personal information deleted, except where an exemption applies. We will respond to verifiable requests received from California residents as required by law.
Request to know: California residents have the right to request and, subject to certain exemptions, receive a copy of the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about them in the prior 12 months and to have this delivered, free of charge, either (a) by mail or (b) electronically in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily useable format that allows the individual to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance. California residents also have the right to request that we provide them certain information about how we have handled their personal information in the prior 12 months, including: categories of personal information collected; categories of sources of personal information; business and/or commercial purposes for collecting and selling their personal information; categories of third parties/with whom we have disclosed or shared their personal information; categories of personal information that we have disclosed or shared with a third party for a business purpose; and categories of third parties to whom the residents’ personal information has been sold and the specific categories of personal information sold to each category of third party.
Do-not-sell (opt-out/opt-in): California residents have the right to opt-out of our sale of their personal information. Further businesses may not knowingly sell personal information about minors under 16 years old without prior express consent.
Discrimination and financial incentives: The CCPA prohibits discrimination against California residents for exercising their rights under the CCPA. A business may offer financial incentives for the collection, sale or deletion of California residents’ personal information, where the incentive is not unjust, unreasonable, coercive or usurious, and is made available in compliance with applicable transparency, informed consent, and opt-out requirements. California residents have the right to be notified of any financial incentives offers and their material terms, the right to opt-out of such incentives at any time, and may not be included in such incentives without their prior informed opt-in consent. We do not offer any such incentives at this time.
California residents may submit a request to know or a request to delete to us by contacting us using the contact us form on this Site. We may require additional information from you in order to verify your request. We will respond to verifiable requests received from California residents as required by law. If you have a disability, you may request a copy of this Policy or any other required accommodation be provided to you by contacting us through this Site.
Changes to this policy. We reserve the right to update this policy. If we make updates, we will change the modification date below.
Last modified. March 2020.