"Personally identifiable information" and/or "personal information" is information about you, such as your name, address, e-mail address, user ID, credit card number, social security number, and the like.
Information Use, Collection, and Disclosure
The firm does not collect personal information, including your e-mail address, unless the firm first asks you for it. On some of the firm's sites, the firm may request that you voluntarily supply the firm with information, including your e-mail address, street address, telephone number, or other information so that the firm may enhance your visit or follow up with you after your visit. Whether you provide any information is voluntary and entirely up to you.
If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Statement. The firm does not sell or rent personal information collected through this site to anyone.
The firm may disclose information in special cases when the firm has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The firm may provide aggregate information and statistics about visitors to the firm Web sites, such as volume, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party contractors, but this information includes no personally identifiable information.
Some locations on the firm’s sites, like many other commercial web sites, may utilize "cookies" to collect information about how the firm's site is used. Cookies were designed to help a Web site operator determine that a particular user had visited the site previously and thus save and remember preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. Cookies are small strings of text that web sites can send to your browser. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or obtain your e-mail address. If you are simply browsing the firm site, a cookie may be used to identify your browser as one that has visited the site before or to help set the display of certain pages based on your current or prior visit.
The firm may also make use of memory-based cookies in support of authenticating users of certain firm web sites, applications, and scripts. While it is possible to modify your browser to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies, if you set your browser to reject all cookies or manually reject a cookie for a firm Web site, it may not be possible for you to utilize some the firm services and will affect the viewing experience of the firm sites.
You may opt-out of certain privacy-related matters. In the case of contacting the firm, you may opt-out of the collection of your information by choosing not to contact us. In the case of cookies used by the firm sites, you may disable cookies in your browser to prevent our sites from storing the cookies. However, if you disable cookies, it may not be possible for you to utilize some firm services and will affect the viewing experience of firm sites.