The terms “you” and “your” shall refer to the user who is accessing or using this Website.
(Effective Date: January 31, 2011)
We at BakerHostetler LLP respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect on the Website, how we may use that information and with whom we may share it. The Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the personal information. We also tell you how you can reach us to answer any questions you may have about our privacy practices. We may update or change this Privacy Notice from time to time, in our sole and absolute discretion, and without prior notice to you. You should visit this page periodically to review the most current Privacy Notice because it is binding on you.
PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE AND HOW WE USE IT. You may choose to provide us with personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) through the Website. You may do this by: (a) signing up to receive news, alerts and publications from Baker & Hostetler LLP; (b) subscribing to get an RSS feed or email of our blogs; or (c) by communicating with us through an e-mail link on the Website. We use the personal information you provide to send you the communications you request or to provide you with information about other topics that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also use the personal information you provide through the Websites for our internal purposes, such as administration of the Website, market research, data analytics and compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT BY AUTOMATED MEANS AND HOW WE USE IT. We collect certain information by automated means when you visit our Website, such as how many users visited the Website and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor the Website to our visitors. We collect this information through various means such as “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses, as explained below.
Certain pages on our Website may contain “web beacons” (also know as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our Website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what geographic regions our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our Website.
INFORMATION WE SHARE. We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information visitors submit through our Website, except as described in this Privacy Notice. We may share your information internally and among BakerHostetler-related entities. We also may share the information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf (for example, to administer our Website). These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you: (i) if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process; (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials; (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (iv) to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website.
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information you have provided through this Website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.
HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information we collect through the Website. However, we cannot and do not guarantee the complete security of the information you provide to us through the use of the Website or otherwise. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Where applicable, change your passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers.
THIRD PARTY LINKED SITES AND MATERIALS. The Website contains links to third-party websites (“Linked Sites”) or references to third-party materials (“Third-Party Materials”). We provide these links or references only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link or material does not imply endorsement by us of any Linked Sites, their operators, Third-Party Materials, or any third party. We do not share your personal information with any Linked Sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those Linked Sites.
CONTACTING US. If you would like to update your contact information or preferences, have your information removed from our mailing lists, or have any questions about our information practices, please contact us by:
emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
writing us at:
ATTN: Laura Scharf
1900 East 9th Street, Suite 3200
Cleveland, OH 44114-3482
To the extent required by law, we will provide you with: (i) reasonable access to the personal information you provide through the Website; and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such personal information. To help protect your privacy, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your information.