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Privacy Policy

Davis & Gilbert LLP has created this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our information collection and use practices for this Web site ("Web site"). This Privacy Policy applies solely to the Web site, and not to any other service or interaction with Davis & Gilbert or its attorneys.

By using or accessing this Web site, you signify your agreement to our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time by posting such changes here. Your continued use of our Web site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of such changes. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEB SITE.

Collection of Personal and Non-Personal Information:
When using the Web site, in order to utilize some of the services that may be available, such as email alerts and updates, you may be asked to provide, or you may choose to provide, certain personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your name and email address ("Personal Information"). Your provision of your Personal Information to us is completely voluntary; it is not a statutory or contractual requirement. In addition, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as IP host addresses, web pages viewed, browser type, referring pages, usage and browsing habits and similar data, and may aggregate personally identifiable information in a manner which does not identify any individual ("Aggregate Information").

Information Usage:
By providing Personal Information on the Web site, you consent to receive information and updates regarding our services, such as legal alerts, announcements and event invitations. We will only use your Personal Information as described herein, unless you have specifically consented to another type of use, either at the time the Personal Information is collected from you or through some other form of consent from you or notification to you:

  • We may use your Personal Information to respond to your inquiries or requests.
  • We may use your Personal Information to send you emails from time to time about our services, but we will not provide your Personal Information to third parties for them to contact you directly unless otherwise permitted by this Privacy Policy or you provide your consent.
  • We may permit our vendors and subcontractors to access and process your Personal Information, but they are only permitted to do so in connection with performing services for us. They are not authorized by us to use the information for their own benefit.
  • We may disclose Personal Information as required by law or legal process.
  • We may disclose Personal Information to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the terms or policies for our services.
  • We may transfer your Personal Information in connection with the sale, merger, reorganization or change of control of Davis & Gilbert or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.
  • We may use and disclose Aggregate Information for any number of reasons.

Grounds for Using Your Personal Information:
We rely on the following legal basis to process your Personal Information:

  • It may be necessary for us to use and disclose your Personal Information for the performance and fulfillment of the contract between us and to provide you with our services;
  • We may use and disclose your Personal Information where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interest and fundamental rights do not override those interests;
  • If you specifically consent to certain uses of your Personal Information, we may use your Personal Information in a manner consistent with that consent and
  • We will also process, transfer, disclose and preserve Personal Information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary.

Cookies and Similar Technologies:
When you visit our Web site, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our Web site. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include: your unique Internet protocol address; the name of your Internet service provider; the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our Web site; the kind of browser or computer you use; the number of links you click within the Web site; the date and time of your visit; the web page from which you arrived to our Web site; the pages you viewed on the Web site; and certain searches/queries that you conducted via our Web site. The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the Web site, analyze its usage, protect the web site and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user experience.

In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service, we and our affiliates and/or third-party contractors may use cookies, web beacons, clear gifs and similar technologies to store and help track information about you, customize your use of the Web site and for other purposes to make your access more convenient or to enable us to enhance and monitor the Web site. An example of such third party is Google Analytics, which we use to collect and analyze demographic and other information, and through which Google will collect certain information to be used according to Google’s privacy practices. You may opt-out of data collection by Google Analytics as set forth in the "Your Choices, Rights and the Opt-Out Process" section below. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which we download onto your computer or device when you visit our Web site. Cookies and similar items are not used by us to automatically retrieve Personal Information from your device without your knowledge. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, flush any cookies that may already be on your computer and/or device or refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Web site or some of its functionality may be affected.

Social Media:
This Web site contains links and interactive features with various social media platforms. If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Web site. These social media platforms collect information pursuant to their own policies. We do not control their practices, so you should read their policies on their sites. You should be aware that Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services, you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.

Your Choices, Rights and the Opt-Out Process:
You may opt-out of receiving commercial emails from us at any time by contacting us at privacy@dglaw.com. Please note that there might be a brief delay between when you submit your request to "opt-out" and when it is processed and reflected in our systems; accordingly you may continue to receive communications from us for a limited time after you unsubscribe. To opt-out of the use of Google Analytics, click here.

Subject to local law, you may also have certain rights regarding information that we have collected and that is related to you. If you are located in the European Union with rights under the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), you have the right to withdraw previously provided consent for our processing of your Personal Information by contacting us at privacy@dglaw.com. Such individuals also have the following rights:

  • Right to access – This right allows individuals to obtain confirmation that his or her Personal Information is being process and allows individuals to request details of the processing of his or her Personal Information, including, without limitation, categories of recipients to whom the Personal Information have been or will be disclosed and purposes of processing.
  • Right to rectify – This right allows individuals to rectify any inaccurate Personal Information about him or her.
  • Right to restrict processing – This right allows individuals to block or suppress processing of Personal Information under certain circumstances.
  • Right to be forgotten – This right is also known as the "right to erasure." It is an individual’s right to have Personal Information erased or to prevent processing in specific circumstances.
  • Right of data portability – This right allows individuals to move, copy or transfer Personal Information from one place to another in a secure manner without interrupting the integrity and usability of the information.
  • Right to object to processing – This right allows individuals to object to certain types of processing, including direct marketing, profiling and providing for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.

To exercise any of the following rights, you may contact us at privacy@dglaw.com.

Security:
We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect; however, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that all information will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, such as hackers, and your use of the Web site demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

Record Retention:
If you provide us with Personal Information through the Web site, we retain your information for as long as necessary for our business purposes. This may include, but is not limited to, retaining such information to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. Even if we delete some or all of your Personal Information, we may continue to retain and use Aggregate Information previously collected. Please note that we will not be liable for disclosures of your data due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.

Links to Other Web sites:
This Web site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites and by linking to such web sites we are not endorsing their content or practices. We encourage you to be aware when you access any such third-party links and to read the privacy policies of each web site that you access.

Cross Border Transfers:
Our servers are maintained in the United States of America ("USA"). By using the Web site, you freely and specifically give us your consent to export and store your Personal Information in the USA. You understand that data stored in the USA may be subject to lawful requests by the courts or law enforcement authorities in the USA. We may transfer Personal Information from the European Economic Area and Switzerland to the USA and other countries, some of which have not been determined by the European Commission to have an adequate level of data protection. Personal Information of European Union residents will be transferred in compliance with the requirements of the GDPR.

Web Site Terms and Conditions:
Use of this Web site is governed by the provisions contained in the Terms and Conditions. Your use, or access, of the Web site constitutes your agreement to be bound by those provisions. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEB SITE.

Contact:
For questions or concerns relating to privacy, we can be contacted at: privacy@dglaw.com. If you are located in the European Union with rights under the GDPR and have any complaints regarding our privacy practices, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

Effective Date:
This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 24, 2018.