Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy

    Thu, 2011-12-15 12:45

    Arent Fox Privacy Policy

    This policy describes the way that Arent Fox LLP (“Arent Fox”) collects and uses the personally and nonpersonally identifiable information that it collects on Web sites that it owns and controls. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected offline, and it does not describe Arent Fox’s use of information when a client relationship is in place because, as a law firm, client information is used in accordance with strict attorney ethical rules. Thus, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information that is exchanged as part of an attorney client relationship. For more information about attorney-client relationships and the use of this Web site, click here.

    Information We Collect

    We may collect two types of information about you when you visit our Web sites, contact us with questions or seek an employment opportunity at Arent Fox: (1) personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, education and employment information), and (2) nonpersonal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site you have visited and your IP address).

    1. Personally Identifiable Information
      The only personally identifiable information that Arent Fox collects and stores about you is the information that you have chosen to provide to Arent Fox. For example, you may submit information by clicking on various links offered on the Web sites, such as on the "Contact" page, or by contacting an individual Arent Fox attorney via an e-mail address provided in a hyperlink. In such instances, Arent Fox may collect your name, address, e-mail address and other personal information so that we can respond to your request or question. We also may collect personally identifiable information from you if you apply for a job via our Web site.
    2. Nonpersonally Identifiable Information
      Arent Fox also collects nonpersonally identifiable information about your visit to our Web sites. The Web sites automatically recognize and store information about the type of browser you are using, your IP address, your domain name and any referring sites. This information, commonly referred to as "cookies," is collected via computer code sent to your computer. The cookies will not expire unless you manually delete them or set your browser to reject them. If you do not accept the cookies, however, you may have difficulty navigating our Web sites.

    Use of Your Information

    1. Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
      Arent Fox uses the personally identifiable information that is collected via its Web sites primarily for the following purposes:
      • To deliver services to you, such as newsletters or legal alerts
      • To deliver information to you, such as information regarding educational seminars or other events that we believe may be of interest to you
      • To process your request for employment
      • To complete any other transaction or service requested by you
      • To notify you about a material change to this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, if necessary
      • To contact you in response to an inquiry from you
      If Arent Fox collects your personally identifiable information for one of the purposes described above, it may store such information on its servers or in one (or more) of its databases. If you do not want Arent Fox to use and store your information in accordance with this policy, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to Arent Fox or its attorneys.
    1. Use of Nonpersonally Identifiable Information
      Arent Fox uses your nonpersonally identifiable information to manage its Web sites. Arent Fox may analyze the data about visits to the Web sites to make them more accessible and interesting for visitors. Arent Fox may share that data with third parties, usually to provide services for Arent Fox associated with the maintenance of the Web sites.

    Sharing and Disclosure of Information

    1. Personally Identifiable Information
      Arent Fox may share or disclose your personally identifiable information in the following instances:
      1. To fulfill a service to you. For example, if you choose to attend a webinar or other educational seminar advertised or promoted by Arent Fox, we may share your personally identifiable information with a third party in order to provide that service to you.
      2. To process a request made by you. For example, if you apply for a job via our Web site, we may share your information with third-party headhunters or other third parties in order to analyze and fulfill your request for employment.
      3. To unaffiliated third-party service providers, agents or independent contractors who help us maintain our Web sites and provide other administrative services to us (including, but not limited to, maintaining and analyzing data and sending customer communications on Arent Fox’s behalf). We seek to ensure that these unaffiliated third parties will not use the personally identifiable information for any purpose other than to provide the administrative services for which they are responsible. Because such unaffiliated third-party service providers that help us administer our Web sites will have access to users' personally identifiable information, if you do not wish for our unaffiliated third-party service providers to have access to your information, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to us.
      4. To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property, including the rights and property of Arent Fox or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users.
      5. To third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions and sales of all or substantially all of our assets.
      6. To track and analyze nonidentifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.
      Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise use, share or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to any third parties.
    2. Nonpersonally Identifiable Information
      We use nonpersonally identifiable information collected on the Web sites in the manner disclosed above. We may share this nonpersonally identifiable information with third parties.

    Choice

    If you receive an e-mail communication from someone at Arent Fox and you would prefer not to receive such an e-mail communication, please notify the sender of that e-mail. Arent Fox will take reasonable efforts to honor any such request and/or delete your information from its managed databases, if applicable.

    Third-Party Web Sites

    This online privacy policy does not apply to the Web sites of other companies, individuals or organizations to which we may provide links. These Web sites may have different policies relating to your privacy and information they collect about you. Visitors should consult other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or controlled by, third parties.

    Bulletin Boards and Blogs

    Although Arent Fox does not currently operate bulletin boards or blogs on its Web sites, it may choose to do so in the future. You are not required to submit any personal information with a posting on a bulletin board or if you leave a comment on a blog.

    Assignment

    In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant Arent Fox the right to assign the personally identifiable and nonpersonally identifiable information collected via the Web sites.

    Changes to this Privacy Policy

    Arent Fox reserves the right to change this privacy policy from time to time. When we do, we will also revise the "last update" date at the bottom of this privacy policy. For changes to this privacy policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personally identifiable information that you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address that was provided to us by you or by placing a prominent notice on our Web sites.

    Security

    No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Consequently, Arent Fox cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to Arent Fox is done at your own risk. Arent Fox has, however, implemented firewalls to discourage unauthorized access via the Internet.

    Special Policy Regarding Information from Children Under 13

    Arent Fox and its Web sites are not targeted to children under the age of 13, and Arent Fox does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. If we become aware that such data has been collected, we will delete it.

    We hope you enjoy your visit to our Web sites. If you have any questions about the collection and use of information via our Web sites, please send an e-mail to privacy@arentfox.com.