What Constitutes Personally Identifiable Information
"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:
Comply with requirements of applicable international, tribal, federal, state, or local law;
Comply with legal process, such as subpoenas;
Protect and defend the firm's rights or property;
Enforce the firm's Web Site Use Terms and Conditions; or;
Protect the interests of the firm's clients, site users, or others.
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.
Your Ability to Affect the Collection, Use, and Distribution of Your Information
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.
Correcting, Accessing, and Updating Your Information
You may find out what personally identifiable information, if any, the firm has about you by contacting us using the links provided on the Web sites. If the firm possesses any personally identifiable information about you, we will provide you with any and all such information. You can request that we correct or update any such personally identifiable information and we will comply.
The Firm's Protection of Your Information
The firm exercises great care to protect your personally identifiable information. This includes, among other things, using industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and site monitoring. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while the firm strives to protect your personally identifiable information, the firm cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the firm or receive from the firm. This is especially true for information you transmit to the firm via e-mail. The firm has no way of protecting that information until it reaches the firm.
Once the firm receives the information, the firm uses its best efforts to keep your information secure on its servers. The firm restricts access to your personally identifiable information to employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs. These employees are limited in number, and are committed to and bound by the firm's privacy policies.
The firm does not maintain personally identifiable information beyond the time necessary to achieve the purpose for which the information was collected. For example, if you contact us, once we have responded and any communication between you and the firm is complete, we dispose of the information.
Protecting Your Own Information
If you are using a the firm Web site or service for which you registered and chose a password, the firm recommends that you do not divulge your password to anyone. The firm will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if others have access to your computer. In addition, if others have access to your computer, do not choose to allow your browser to save or remember your password.
Disputes Involving Your Information
Links to Third Party Sites
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, contact us.