Information We May Collect
"Personal Information" means any information that may be sued to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a physical address, a phone number or an email address. In general, you can visit the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, in order to access certain information, services or features on the Website, we may ask you to provide Personal Information. For example, we will collect certain Personal Information if you choose to sign up for our email alerts or send questions, requests or comments to us via email.
The Website collects certain information about visitors, even if they are not logged in. The Firm may record your IP address, the URLs of the Websites and pages you visit (before, during and after your visit to this Website), the times and dates of such visits, information about the computer hardware and software you use and other information that may be available.
The Firm may place "cookies" on your computer to recognize you on return visits, to collect additional information about you, or when we believe it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Website's policies, to protect the Website, our visitors, clients or others, or when we believe that the law requires it. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.
We may also collect certain limited information about interests and preferences, such as which areas of the law you are interest in.
How We May Use Your Information
If you provide us with Personal Information, we will retain and use that information for certain limited purposes. For example, we will use your personal Information to fulfill or respond to any services or information you request, such as answering your questions, sending any postal mail that you may request or sending email alerts to you if you sign up to receive them. We may also use Personal Information to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law.
In addition, we may send you periodic communications by email or regular mail that we believe will be of interest to you, such as our email alerts or news or other information related to the Website or to the Firm. If you wish to opt out of receiving our email alerts or other emails from us at any time, simply follow the instructions for doing so included in the emails. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Website, such as service announcements or similar administrative or transactional messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
The Firm uses the information that it collects about you to improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Website to your interest, and also to help the Firm select content and services that you may find interesting and useful. Information about the content you visit and services you use may be used alone or in conjunction with information collected from other users to help the Firm tailor the Website and its other products and services to better suit the needs and interests of you and other users.
Information that you provide may also be used as part the Firm's effort to keep you informed about events and selected products and services that may be of interest to you. In some cases, the Firm may contact you with information from carefully selected third parties, but the Firm will not provide your information to third parties for such purpose. In other cases, your information might be shared with a third party pursuant to a process that contemplates such sharing but which you knowingly initiate.
The Firm reserves the right to disclose any information that it obtains through the Website to appropriate governmental or regulatory authorities, if required by law or any governmental agency.
With Whom We May Share Your Information
We may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Website and our mailing lists, sending postal mail (if necessary) and providing marketing assistance and data analysis. We may provide Personal Information to those businesses when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties. The Firm will take reasonable steps to help ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on the Firm's behalf.