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Privacy Policy

NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS WEBSITE:
SQUIRE SANDERS WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

Effective Date: January 2012



What Is This Notice About?

As a global law firm, Squire Sanders is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website and the security of personal information they provide us online. This notice describes the kind of information we may collect from you when you visit our website, and it explains how we use that information and the steps we take to protect it. The notice also describes the choices you have regarding the collection and use of your data when visiting our website.

If you decide to provide us with personal information about yourself while using our website, you consent to the collection, processing, use and transfer of that information in accordance with this website Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) and applicable laws. Please note that our Privacy Policy may be amended or superseded by specific measures relating to the collection and use of particular information via this website. We will provide clear notice of any special provisions where applicable.

When we make any significant updates to our Privacy Policy, which we may do from time to time at our discretion, we will post a notice in a prominent place on our website for a period of 30 days to make you aware of the changes that have been made. For ease of reference, we will also indicate when the most recent version of the policy took effect. By your continued use of our website, you consent to the revised terms of our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree that the laws of the state of Ohio, without regard to its conflict of laws principles, will govern all matters between you and Squire Sanders with respect to your use of this website.

For further information about your rights and obligations when using this website, please refer to our website Terms of Use, which you may access by clicking here: http://www.squiresanders.com/disclaimer/

A copy of our Australian Privacy Policy is available.

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What Information Do We Collect About You, and How Do We Use It?

In general, you can visit our website without revealing any personal data about yourself. We do not collect personal information about you (such as your name and contact details) when you visit this website unless you voluntarily submit the data using one of the forms available for a specified purpose (referred to herein for convenience as “Registration Pages”) and give your consent to the collection and use of your personal data for the specified purposes. On these Registration Pages we may collect various pieces of your personal information including, for example, your name, address, email address, phone number, facsimile number, company name, company address, title, resume, curriculum vita, education and work experience, social security or other identification number, credit card or account information. We might collect this information if and when you elect to sign up to receive periodic newsletters or bulletins on legal developments via email from one or more of our practice areas or offices or if you submit applications for employment through this website. Or we may collect this information if you register to participate in a seminar or conference that Squire Sanders has organized on a particular topic or when you register to join the Squire Sanders Alumni Network (“Network”).

As indicated on the applicable Registration Pages, we may use the registration information you provide to us for internal marketing purposes such as evaluating the level of interest in a particular legal topic or to contact you for the purpose of asking whether you wish to receive additional information about the firm, publications prepared by our lawyers and related materials. The Registration Pages relevant to specific publications, events or activities in which you are interested will provide specific information concerning how we use your registration data for that particular purpose and will provide a box for you to click to demonstrate that you consent to the processing of your data by us, including by personnel and on servers located in the United States. Unless we are subject to other legal obligations, we will use any personal data that you provide only for the purposes for which you give your consent, as described below. You may review and correct the personal data that has been submitted to us following the procedures set forth below.

A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing non-personally identifiable information about you. We reserve the right to use cookies to collect certain information about you such as IP addresses (i.e., whether you are logged on from a .com, .gov or .edu domain), domain names (the Internet address of a computer) and the type of computer and operating system being used. We may also use cookies to identify your computer when you revisit our website to recall your authentication information or track statistical information related to navigation throughout the website. While our Web server is able to log certain technical aspects of your communications with our website, none of this data is associated with personal information about you. We use this information on an aggregate basis to ensure that our website operates efficiently and effectively, and for measurement purposes. We do not use cookies to collect information about individual user behavior on our website, and usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personal information while on our website.

Note that in connection with the Network, third parties may place web beacons or cookies in the footer of the web pages for purposes of tracking anonymous statistics. Squire Sanders does not have access to or control over these cookies or other means of passive data collection. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third parties.

Depending on the type of browser you are using, your browser may be set to alert you of cookies. You do not have to accept all cookies sent to you by our website; however, depending on the particular cookie you reject, you may not be able to use some of the features of this website. To change your web browser settings for cookies, follow the instructions in the help section of your web browser.

What Information Do We Disclose or Transfer?

Squire Sanders is a global law firm with Web servers located exclusively in the United States, and information you provide to us about yourself when visiting our website will be stored in our databases in the United States. Because of the international nature of Squire Sanders’ operations and activities, the information you provide via this website may be accessed by lawyers and personnel in any of the firm’s offices worldwide including those located in jurisdictions whose laws may not provide the same level of protection for personal data as that provided in your home country. However, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy in all of our offices regardless of location. If you do not wish to have your personal data made available to Squire Sanders’ personnel outside your home jurisdiction, please do not provide it to us via this website.

We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal data about our website visitors to any unaffiliated third parties except when:

  • Squire Sanders has retained external service providers to perform certain services on the firm’s behalf to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of our services, and these providers have agreed to use the transferred information solely as necessary to perform the service in accordance with the firm’s instructions and subject to appropriate nondisclosure limitations;
  • Squire Sanders reasonably believes that such disclosure is required by law or pursuant to legal process, or is necessary in connection with actual or threatened litigation; or
  • Squire Sanders agrees to sell, transfer or merge all or a portion of its business or assets, in which case the firm will endeavor to ensure that the transferee agrees to use the information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

As a law firm, we take the security of our information systems very seriously and have implemented generally accepted technical standards and operational security measures to prevent unauthorized access to data and otherwise protect the integrity of our systems. We will continue to take reasonable steps to ensure the security of any personal data that you provide us online by employing appropriate security measures. Despite the security procedures we employ, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee the security of information that you transmit to us via the Internet.

We will, to the extent possible, control your personal information, and, except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties. Although we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information, if required by law, we reserve the right to disclose such information without first obtaining your consent.

How Long Do We Retain Your Information?

We will keep the information that you provide us for as long as is reasonably necessary to achieve the purpose for which you provided it to us, or to the extent necessary for the firm to protect its rights, or as required by applicable laws.

How Can You Change or Remove Your Information?

We want to be sure that the contact details and other personal information you provide to us are as up to date as possible, and we hope you will help us in that effort. You may review, correct and update the personal information about you that has been submitted to us, and you may withdraw your consent to our future use of your personal data at any time (allowing 10 business days for processing of your request). If you wish to review or revise the information about you that has been submitted to us, you may do so at any time by sending an email to .

If you subscribe to any of our newsletters, bulletins or other online services and wish to remove your contact details from one or more subscriber lists or delete your personal information from our database, you can do so by sending an email to  . Please help us by being as specific as possible about the types of communications, publications or other information that you no longer wish to receive. If you choose to unsubscribe, we will retain sufficient information in our files to ensure that we are able to honor your request in accordance with your instructions.

If you would like to change your information, send an email detailing the changes you would like to make to .

Please note that it may take up to 10 days from the date of receipt for us to process any change, unsubscribe or delete requests. It is possible that you will receive another email communication during the change period.

What About Links to Third Party Sites?

For your convenience, our website may contain links to third party websites whose information practices may be different from ours and which are governed by their own privacy procedures, policies and security measures. For instance, we may provide links to seminars, articles and events offered or hosted by third parties. If you choose to visit any linked websites, you should be certain that you understand the applicable privacy policies, data protection standards and security procedures before you submit any information via those sites, as we have no control over data submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

How Can You Contact Us?

If you would like to ask us any questions about our Privacy Policy or wish to make any changes to the information you have provided to us, including removing it from a particular subscription list or deleting it from our system, please contact us at .
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