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Privacy

Jackson Lewis P.C. and its affiliates (collectively “Jackson Lewis” or the “Firm”) welcome you to our website. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to this site and all other sites operated or sponsored by the Firm (collectively, the “Website”). The Policy is designed to explain the types of information obtained through the Website and how that information is used by Jackson Lewis and/or shared with others. The examples given are intended to be for illustrative purposes only, and therefore, should not be considered to be a complete representation of the Firm’s practices.

The Policy does not apply to any information received by Jackson Lewis from you or from any other sources on your behalf outside of the Website, including in the course of any client-lawyer relationship. Should you ultimately formally enter into a client-lawyer relationship with Jackson Lewis, the Firm’s obligations with respect to information that it receives from you during the course of that relationship will be governed by applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and other applicable law.

Please review the Policy carefully. By accessing the Website, you are indicating your agreement to the Policy. The Firm reserves the right to modify the Policy at any time, without notice. Such changes will be incorporated into this document and posted on the Website and will become effective as soon as they are posted on the Website. The current version of the Policy supersedes any prior versions.

If you have any questions about the contents of the Policy, you may contact Jackson Lewis at webmaster@jacksonlewis.com.

Information Collected

As you are probably aware, the Firm may collect information through the use of the Website from a variety of sources – this includes (i) information you may choose to provide while on the Website (such as information about your business or occupation, as well as personal identification information such as name, birth dates, addresses, social security and drivers’ license numbers, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) and (ii) information the Website collects automatically. Jackson Lewis also may ask you to provide information about yourself in connection with an application for employment.

The following are some examples of information you may choose to provide while using the Website:

  • You want to receive Jackson Lewis Publications, Alerts or other News. To register to receive this information, you will provide us with information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. You also can tell us about your areas of interest. We use this information to send you the communications you requested, and other information we believe may be of interest to you.
  • You want to register for a webinar or other event. To register, you will provide us with information such as your name, company, position, telephone number and email address. We use this information to register you for the event and contact you about changes and updates regarding the event. We also may use the information to communicate with you about other events and topics that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • You want to register for My Jackson Lewis®. My Jackson Lewis® allows users to bookmark Jackson Lewis articles, locations, offices and other reference materials for later consumption, printing or sharing. For information about My Jackson Lewis®, click here. When registering you will provide us with information such as your name, company, position, telephone number and email address. We will use that information to manage your My Jackson Lewis® account, provide you updates about new capabilities with My Jackson Lewis® and other purposes described in the My Jackson Lewis described accessible above.
  • You want to register for and/or comment on one of our blogs. To register, you simply have to provide your email address. By doing so, you also may subscribe to get an RSS feed or email of our blogs. To comment you only need to follow the instructions for commenting on the blog platform. Of course, any information you include in the comment is your responsibility, however, all content is subject to the Website’s terms of use. We may use your name, email address or other information to identify you as a commenter.
  • You want to become a part of Jackson Lewis. Through our Website you may apply for available positions with the Firm. To do so, you can submit the requested information, which we will use in the course of our recruiting procedure.

The Website also collects certain information automatically when you access or use the Website. For example, Jackson Lewis may monitor and compile statistical information concerning the usage of the Website. This information allows the Firm to monitor its utilization and continuously improve its quality. Examples of this information would include, but not be limited to, the number of visitors to the Website, or to sections or pages within the Website, patterns of traffic flowing through the Website, length of time spent on the Website, or in sections or pages of the Website, the other sites that refer visitors to the Website, the pages of the Website that visitors frequently use as entry and exit points, utilization of the browser and operating systems and versions used by visitors to the Website, etc.

In order to compile this information, Jackson Lewis may collect and store your IP address, your operating system version, your browser version, the pages you visit within the Website, the length of time you spend on pages within the Website, the site from which you linked to ours, search terms you used in search engines which resulted in you linking to the Website, etc. While all of this information can be associated with the IP address your computer had while you visited the Website, it will not be associated with you as an individual, or associated with any other information you may submit through the Website, or that Jackson Lewis may store about you for any other purposes.

Use and Disclosure of Information

In addition to the uses and disclosures described above, the Firm uses information that is collected through the Website for various purposes including, but not limited to, administration of the Websites, improving the Website experience for visitors, market research, data analytics, compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures, and to be able to communicate with and/or respond to inquiries from Website visitors. For example, we might use your IP address to determine the general physical location of the device you are using and understand better the geographic regions of our Website visitors. This allows us to, among other things; enhance our Website experience and services. We also use information collected through the Website to respond to inquiries from Website visitors and to provide Website visitors with information about the Firm’s services. By submitting your information to us, you expressly agree that the Firm may contact you directly about the services you requested, either through e-mail, via telephone or facsimile, or by enrolling you in a requested subscription to one or more of the Firm’s publications. We may use the personal information you provide on the Websites for our internal purposes.

The Firm may share any information collected within the Firm or with any and all affiliated entities. The Firm may also use and share this information with third party Firm vendors to enable those vendors to provide services to the Firm for which they have been retained and/or to enhance Website functionality. The Firm reserves the right to disclose any information obtained through or in connection with the operation of the Website in order to comply with a subpoena, court order, or similar legal process which compels the disclosure of such information. The Firm will not knowingly sell, rent, or share information obtained through the use of its Website with any unaffiliated third parties for their commercial benefit except as permitted or required by law. For example, 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.

Cookies

The Website uses “cookies” in order to enhance a user’s experience when viewing the Website and to compile statistical information regarding the use of the Website. A cookie is a file that is transmitted by a website to a user’s browser. The browser then saves that file in a designated file for cookies on the user’s computer. The Firm uses cookies to allow it to personalize the user’s experience on the Website as well as to allow the Firm to compile statistics about how the Website is used, including to help us identify Website features in which you may have the greatest interest. You may have the ability to change your browser settings to refuse to accept cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features.

Links and Social Media

The Website may include links to social media sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter and/or Facebook, and/or to other third-party websites. The Firm does not control these websites. If a user follows any such links, any information that the user provides will be governed by the terms of use and/or the privacy policies of those third-party websites, and may be visible to others. You should never share or post personal, financial or sensitive information or any information you expect to be treated confidentially through those websites.

Children

The Website and the nature of our services are not intended or designed to be used by any individual under the age of 13 years. The Firm does not knowingly collect or maintain any information about any individual under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13 years old, you should not register with the Website, subscribe to any of the Firm’s newsletter services, or provide any personally identifiable information to the Firm. If you are concerned about your child’s use of the Website, you may use web-filtering technology to supervise or limit access to the site.

Do Not Track

“Do not track” is a privacy preference that you can set in your Internet search browser that sends a signal to a website that you do not want the website operator to track certain browsing information about you. However, because the Website is not configured to detect Do Not Track signals from a user’s computer, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track requests.

Your California Privacy Rights

The California Civil Code grants residents of California the right to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personally identifiable information to third-parties, if the information is used for the third-party’s direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact the Firm at webmaster@jacksonlewis.com.

Information Security

We have implemented reasonable measures to protect the security of personally identifiable information that a user provides to the Firm through the use of the Website. The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and as such, the Firm cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. Any transmission of information is at your own risk.

Accessing the Website Outside the United States

If you reside outside the United States, any information that you may provide to the Firm through the Website will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. If you do not wish for your personal information to leave your country, please do not provide such information. By providing personal information via the Website, you expressly consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.

Governing Law

The Policy is governed by the internal substantive laws of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws principals. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under or out of the Policy shall lie exclusively with the state and federal courts within New York. If any provision of the Policy is found to be invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Policy, which shall remain in full force and effect.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE FIRM HAVE ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN INFORMATION ON THE SITE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR EXPENSES THAT MAY OCCUR WHILE ACCESSING THE SITE, OR ANY LINKED SITE, OR THE INABILITY TO ACCESS THESE SITES; OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFOREMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFET, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE; OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE BREACH OF THE POLICY, HOWEVER OCCASIONED.

Disclaimer

Jackson Lewis P.C. ("firm") provides this website and the information on it for general informational purposes only. Information accessible through the site is not, and should not be relied upon or regarded as, legal advice. No one accessing or reviewing any content or information accessible through the firm's website, whether or not a current client of the firm, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of such content or information, without first consulting with and engaging a qualified, licensed attorney, authorized to practice law in such person's particular jurisdiction, concerning the particular facts and circumstances of the matter at issue. The firm's website contains general information only, and may not reflect current legal developments, or laws or rules that may apply in particular jurisdictions. The firm and its lawyers expressly disclaim all liability in connection with actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents or information accessible through this site.

Any information on the site about prior results attained by the firm or its lawyers is not a guarantee or warranty that a similar outcome will be achieved.

The firm's website may offer links to websites owned and controlled by others. The firm is not responsible for the content, operation, links or transmissions, or any information provided on any third-party website which may be accessed by a link from the firm's site.

Operation of the firm's website is not intended to form, and will not create, an attorney-client relationship. Any person who accesses information from the firm's website or who unilaterally communicates any information to the firm or any of its lawyers through the website, by e-mail or otherwise is not considered to be a client or prospective client of the firm. As such, no attorney-client relationship exists between any such person and the firm and the firm does not owe such a person any professional duties that would ordinarily be owed to a client or a prospective client, including without limitation any duty of confidentiality. Further, operation of the firm’s website does not guarantee that the firm or any firm lawyer is willing to consider or discuss entering into an attorney-client relationship with any particular individual.

Communications and information transmitted via e-mail or the Internet may not be secure, confidential, or protected by the attorney-client privilege. Do not send any confidential or sensitive communications or information to the firm without first contacting one of our lawyers and receiving further instructions about how to proceed.

This website may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of some states. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.