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Privacy Policy

Last Modified: September 21, 2016

Kaye Scholer LLP and its affiliates (“Company” or “we” or “us” or “our”) are committed to helping you understand how we collect, use, disclose and protect information online. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you when you visit our website located at www.kayescholer.com (and any successor websites) (the “website”), and our practices for the collection, use, disclosure and protection of that information. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to information collected through the website, and does not apply to our off-line practices or policies, or electronic communications to or from us, other than through the website.

By accessing or using the website you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the processing of your information according to the terms and condition of the Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the website to stay informed about our information privacy practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. Your continued use of the website after we make changes means that you agree to those changes.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We may collect several types of information from and about users through the website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address or telephone number (“Personal Information”); and/or
  • That is from you, but does not specifically identify you, such as IP address, website usage data, information collected through cookies and other technologies, demographic information, aggregate user data and browser or device type (“Non-Personal Information”).

A. Personal Information You Provide to Us
Some sections of the website invite you to request publications and information about legal topics and events or to contact us with comments and inquiries. We may ask you to provide Personal Information to access these sections. If you do so, we will keep your Personal Information and other details supplied by you in a secure database. You may also choose to provide Personal Information to us through third-party services which enable you to post information and materials (including, without limitation, our Facebook page). Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information and may be available to us, to users of the website and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the website or through any of these third-party services.

B. Other Information Collected Automatically
We may automatically collect other information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as information about your computer equipment and browsing patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to the website, including traffic data, location data, logs, other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.
  • Information about your mobile device and your use of the website from your mobile device, including a unique device identifier.
  • Geolocation information about your precise location if you have enabled location-based services on your mobile device.
  • Navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (“URLs”) may be used to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and viewed.
  • By using cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored on the computer you are using to access the website. To understand how we use cookies and other tracking technologies on this website, please see our Cookies Policy for more information.

How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you, including any Personal Information:

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you newsletters or publications that you request or to register you for events.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our website.
  • To provide you with information about our legal updates and mailings relating to our seminars or events that we think may be of interest to you.
  • To keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use it to respond to you, if you contact us through the website.
  • To notify you about new products, programs, activities or services we offer or, in our discretion, about changes to any programs, services or policies.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, enhancing, improving or modifying our services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities.
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including those authorities outside your country of residence; (d) in connection with a subpoena or court order; (e) necessary to the extent and for the period necessary to meet national security, public interest, government regulation, or statutory or law enforcement requirements; (f) to enforce our terms and conditions; (g) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates or subsidiaries; (h) if we believe that you have abused the website by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise violate applicable laws; and (i) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
  • To improve the website.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose Personal Information that we collect from you as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates for the purposes of (1) providing you with information about legal and related services offered by our other legal entities, and (2) using Personal Information as permitted by this Privacy Policy in the “How We Use Your Information” section. Kaye Scholer LLP remains responsible for the management of the Personal Information shared with our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To our third-party service providers that provide services to us such as website hosting, website-related consulting and monitoring, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other similar services.
  • To a third party (whether affiliated or unaffiliated with us) in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • To whomever we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of the Company, its partners, its employees, its clients or the public.
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) in connection with a subpoena or court order; (e) necessary to the extent and for the period necessary to meet national security, public interest, government regulation, or statutory or law enforcement requirements; (f) to enforce our terms and conditions; (g) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates or subsidiaries; (h) if we believe that you have abused the website by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise violate applicable laws; and (i) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

We may also disclose Non-Personal Information (including aggregated information) about our users without restriction, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We seek to provide you with choices regarding the information you provide to us. The following mechanisms are available to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. Again, if you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • California Residents. California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To submit your request, please email info@kayescholer.com. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or mailing addresses specified in this section.
  • Kaye Scholer Electronic Communications. These include communications such as emails, newsletters and announcements. Follow the “unsubscribe” or similar instructions located in such communications in order to stop receiving them.

Data Security
We respect the confidentiality of our clients and the users of the website and have implemented commercially reasonable measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the internet and mobile devices is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to or through the website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.

In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you in a method and manner required by law in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances. Delays in notification may occur while necessary measures are taken to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system(s) as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede an investigation.

Information Retention
We will keep your information only as long as we need it for the purposes for which we collect it or as otherwise permitted by law.

Children Under the Age of 13
The website is not intended for individuals under the age of thirteen and we request that such individuals do not provide Personal Information through the website.

Linking from the Website
The website may contain links to other third‑party websites that we do not control or maintain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third‑party website. If you follow a link from the website to another website or application, that website or application’s privacy policies will govern any information that website or application collects about you. Please, when you leave the website, review the privacy statement at your destination before submitting any Personal Information. THIS PRIVACY POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY, INFORMATION OR DATA SECURITY PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES.

Cross-Border Transfers
The website is controlled and operated by us from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the website you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.

Contact Information
To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, please email info@kayescholer.com.