Privacy Notice
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Privacy Notice

Last modified: June 20, 2019

Introduction

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP (”Firm,” “we” or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit the website www.potteranderson.com (our “website”). This privacy notice only applies to information that we collect through our website. It does not apply to information we collect from you in other ways, including to information you send to us by email.

Please read this notice carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use our website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to this privacy notice. This notice may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Notice). Your continued use of this website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the notice periodically for updates.

DISCLAIMER:

Using this website, including receiving requested information from us or subscribing to one of our mailing lists, does not, in and of itself, create an attorney-client relationship between you and us. We may discontinue mailings at any time.

Links to websites and online resources that are not operated by us or on our behalf are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these third-party links, you will leave our website and this policy will no longer apply. If you access any third-party websites linked or referred to on our websites, you do so at your own risk and we recommend that you read their privacy policies (if any) before you provide your personal information to them. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any third-party websites.

Information That We Collect About You

We collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide when you complete forms on our website. This information may include your name, your company name, postal address, email address, phone numbers, and any other information that you voluntarily provide to us.

We collect anonymous information about you that is not associated with or linked to personal information and does not identify you, such as about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our website and usage details.

How We Collect Information

We and our service providers collect information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us. For example, you may provide personal information to us when you complete a form on our website.
  • Automatically through your browser or device. Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, and internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure that our website functions properly.
  • Automatically through “Google Analytics.” Google Analytics uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the website and report on activities and trends. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. To view Google’s privacy policy, please click here.
  • Automatically through our web hosting provider, “Firmseek,” which uses cookies to collect information about how visitors use the website. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
  • “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard-drive for record-keeping purposes. As you navigate through and interact with our website, we may use cookies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including details of your visits to our website such as traffic data, location data, logs, other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on the website. To opt out of being tracked by cookies across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Use of Website by Minors

The website is not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18. If you learn that anyone younger than 18 has provided us personal information, please contact us in the manner described below to request the information’s deletion.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information for legitimate business purposes, including:

  • To communicate with you. We use your personal information for our legitimate business interests to send you requested information, respond to your inquiries, notify you about changes to our services, deliver information tailored to your interests and preferences, and take other actions that may be necessary to respond to your requests. If you choose not to provide personal information requested by us, we may not be able to provide you with the information and/or services you have requested. Where required, we ask for your consent to process your personal information in relation to certain marketing communications. You can always opt out of these marketing communications at any time, either by contacting us or by exercising the unsubscribe function in the communication.
  • To take actions you request or perform a contract for you. This includes providing you with requested information or services and taking other actions necessary to respond to or fulfill your request, like investigating complaints, verifying your relationship with us, or other processing activities necessary to perform a contract to which you are party.
  • To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations or to exercise our rights. We use information when we believe the law requires it and in any situation that involves threats to any person’s rights, property, or safety. We also use information when we have a reason to believe it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring a legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights and property or those of any other person.
  • To manage our firm, website and online resources. We also use your personal information for our legitimate business interests, including to:
    • improve and administer our website and online resources;
    • customize our website to improve your experience;
    • facilitate other business functions;
    • ensure network security; and
    • to carry out internal record keeping, statistical analysis, reporting and research.

If you are in the EU:

  • You can object to processing based on our legitimate business interests as set out in the Your Rights in the EU section below. You can also object to direct marketing at any time.
  • We consider that, on balance, the legitimate business interests relied on are not outweighed by the rights and freedoms of individuals. If you would like more information on the balancing test carried out, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
  • If you are visiting the website from a country other than the United States, your information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country.

How Long We Keep Your Information

We retain your personal information for the length of time required for the specific purpose or purposes for which it was collected, taking into account factors including:

  • legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;
  • statute of limitations under applicable law(s);
  • (potential) disputes; and
  • guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities.

How We Share Your Information

We may disclose anonymous information or aggregated information about our users without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy notice:

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To third parties as necessary to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and codes of professional conduct, including to comply with our legal obligations or to protect the vital interests of individuals. This may include disclosures to law enforcement, government officials, professional regulatory organizations, and other similar third parties.
  • To enforce or apply our agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our website users is among the assets transferred. We will try to assure that no personal information that is transferred will be used or shared in a manner inconsistent with this notice without your consent.
  • With your consent.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information that you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies. 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. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Informational and/or Promotional Emails from the Firm. If you do not wish to have your email address used by the Firm to provide updates on legal developments or promote our own services, you can opt out by sending us an email stating your request to ContactUs@potteranderson.com. If we have sent you an informational or promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions or exercise the unsubscribe function in the communication.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may send us an email at ContactUs@potteranderson.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Data Security

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure, and to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice by our third-party service providers. Unfortunately, no internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website or to any of our email addresses. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.

Do Not Track Requests

Please note that we do not honor Do Not Track requests or signals from your web browser regarding any collection of information, including any personal information, about you and your online activities over time. Any of the entities that are involved in helping us run our website that may also collect personal information about you and your online activities may also disregard your Do Not Track requests.

Changes to This Privacy Notice

We may update this notice to reflect changes to our privacy practices, changing technologies, industry practices, regulatory requirements, or for other reasons. If we make any material changes that affect the way we treat your personal information, we will notify you through the website or by other legally acceptable means. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy notice for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy notice and our privacy practices, or to register a complaint or concern, please contact us at our mailing address:

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
1313 N. Market Street, 6th Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801
USA

Or by email:

ContactUs@potteranderson.com

Or by our number:

(302) 984-6000

Your California Privacy Rights:

We do not disclose personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

Your Rights in the EU:

The General Data Protection Regulation is an EU regulation that provides individuals with certain rights in relation to their personal data which is either processed by an organization established in the EU, or, for individuals located in the EU, processed by an organization outside of the EU that offers goods/services to or monitors such individuals in the EU.

If this applies to you, you will have the following rights (subject to certain conditions) with respect to your personal information:

  • The right to object to processing. You have the right to object to certain types of processing, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time insofar as that processing takes place for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.
  • The right to be informed. You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your personal information and your rights, which is why we are providing you with this information in this privacy notice.
  • The right of access. You have the right to obtain access to personal information about you that we process. You can do this by contacting us in the manner provided above in the Contact Information section.
  • The right to rectification. You are entitled to have your information corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You can request that we rectify any errors in personal information that we hold by contacting us in the manner provided above in the Contact Information section.
  • The right to erasure. This enables you to request the deletion or removal of your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where there is no compelling reason for us to keep using it or its use is unlawful. This is not a general right to erasure and there are a number of exceptions, e.g. where we need to use your personal information in defense of a legal claim.
  • The right to restrict processing. You have rights to suspend further use of your personal information, whereby we can still store your personal information but cannot use it further.
  • The right to data portability. You have rights in some circumstances to obtain and reuse your personal information for your own purposes across different services.
  • The right to withdraw consent. If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal information with your consent up to that point is unlawful).
  • The right to lodge a complaint. You have the right to lodge a complaint about the way we process your personal information with a data protection regulator where you live, work, or where you believe your rights have been violated.