Privacy Policy

Updated October 2013

​Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and its affiliates (listed in the “Affiliates” section below) are concerned about privacy issues and want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information. We are pleased to provide this Privacy Policy to inform you of our practices in connection with information that we collect through our websites, blogs, and any mobile sites, applications, widgets, and other interactive features that link to this Privacy Policy Privacy Policy (“Sites”). Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices conducted in connection with the Sites, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline. If you have any questions or comments about the Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at subscriptions@orrick.com

By accessing or using the Sites, you signify that you agree with all the terms of this Privacy Policy, so please do not access or use the Sites if you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please take a look at the "LAST UPDATED" legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Sites. By accessing or using the Sites following any such changes, you signify that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information We May Collect

We collect two types of information in connection with the Sites: Personal Information and Other Information. "Personal Information" is information that identifies you or relates to you as an individual. "Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual. Other Information is addressed below, under the heading "OTHER INFORMATION".

We may collect Personal Information through the Sites such as:

  • Name
  • Email address

How We May Use Personal Information

We may use Personal Information:

  • to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you newsletters or publications that you request, to register you for events, and to sponsor events and evaluate sponsorship requests.
  • to send you legal updates and mailings relating to seminars or events that we think may be of interest to you, in accordance with applicable law.
  • to keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, if you contact us through the Sites, and to use such information and correspondence to respond to you.
  • to send you administrative information, including information regarding the Sites and changes to our terms, conditions and policies.
  • to provide services, including seminars and other events.
  • to facilitate social sharing functionality.
  • for our internal business purposes, such as improving or modifying the Sites and operating and expanding our business activities.
  • as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of our affiliates, you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Personal Information May Be Disclosed

Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

  • to our affiliates (listed in the "Affiliates" section below) for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Subject to local requirements, this information may be used to provide legal and related services offered by our other legal entities and for all the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP remains responsible for the management of the jointly-used Personal Information. If you are a Californian user of the Sites, and would like more information regarding our provision of your Personal Information to affiliates of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, please refer to the "Special Notification for Our California Users" section below.
  • to our third-party service providers which provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, IT services and 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 proceeding).
  • by you, on message boards, blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to visitors to the Sites 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 Sites.
  • to your friends associated with your social media account, to other website users as well as to your social media account provider, in connection with your social sharing activity, such as if you connect your social media account to your use of the Sites. By connecting your use of the Sites to your social media account you authorize us to share information with your social media account provider and you understand that the use of the information we share will be governed by the social media site’s privacy policy. If you do not want your Personal Information shared with other users or with your social media account provider, please do not connect your social media account with your use of the Sites and do not participate in social sharing on the Sites.
  • as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of our affiliates, you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

OTHER INFORMATION

Other Information We May Collect

"Other Information" is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as:

  • Browser information
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
  • Demographic information and Other Information provided by you
  • Aggregated information
  • Zip code

How We May Collect Other Information

We and our third-party service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through your browser: Most Internet browsers transmit certain information to websites that you visit, such as your computer's type (Windows or Macintosh) and its Media Access Control (MAC) address and screen resolution, and the type and version of your computer's Operating System and browser. We use this information to ensure that the Sites functions properly.
  • Using cookies: Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your browsing device (such as a computer or smartphone) when you visit a website. Cookies allow us to recognize your browsing device to assist with your use of the Sites. This can include helping us understand how our Sites are being used, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.  You can find out more about the cookies we use and how you manage their use in our cookie policy

If you do not want information to be collected through the use of cookies on your computer, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline the transfer of cookies to your computer, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. If cookies are disabled, however, some features of the Sites may not operate as intended. Information about procedures to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website.

  • Using applications: We may use applications, including mobile applications or widgets, to collect information from you.
  • Using pixel tags and other similar technologies: Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used in connection with some Sites pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Sites users and email recipients, measure the success of marketing campaigns and compile statistics about Sites usage and response rates.
  • IP Address: Your "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP Address is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits the Sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many websites. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating Sites usage levels, helping diagnose server problems and administering the Sites.
  • From you: We collect information when voluntarily provided by you, such as your company, title, interests and preferred means of communication. Unless combined with Personal Information, such information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Sites.
  • By aggregating information: Aggregated Personal Information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Sites. For example, we may aggregate Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code.

How We May Use and Disclose Other Information

Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law. In those situations, we may use and disclose Other Information for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information, as well as for the uses listed in the "How We May Collect Other Information" section above.

In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your company and title). If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is so combined.

THIRD-PARTY SITES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site to which this Sites contains a link. Please read the terms, conditions and policies of such third-party sites before accessing or using such sites. The inclusion of a link on the Sites does not imply any endorsement of the linked site by us or by our affiliates.

SECURITY

We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data storage system or method of data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please do not send sensitive or confidential information to us by email or by any other means in connection with the Sites. If you have reason to believe that your communications with us have been compromised in any way, please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us as provided in the "CONTACTING US" section below.

CHOICES AND ACCESS

Your choices regarding our use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes

If you no longer wish to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message, by emailing us at unsubscribe@orrick.com. We aim to comply with such request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you administrative messages; you cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages.

How you can access, change or suppress your Personal Information

You may request to review, correct, update, suppress or otherwise modify any Personal Information that you have previously provided to us through the Sites, or object to the use of such PII by us. You may exercise these rights by logging on to your publications account (available at http://reaction.orrick.com/reaction/RSLogin.asp?eventId=SUB_KNOWNCONTACT) or by writing to us at unsubscribe@orrick.com. Additionally, you may also oppose the processing or transferring of Personal Information to the extent the laws of your country require, if you have a legitimate reason to do so.

In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, and whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we will only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We aim to comply with requests as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records. Such information will not be removed. We may, from time to time, re-contact former users of the Sites. Finally, we are not responsible for removing information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared your Personal Information.

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION FOR INDIVIDUAL CALIFORNIA USERS

As noted above, we may disclose Personal Information to affiliates of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Such affiliates may use this information for all purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. Because separate legal entities are considered "third parties" for purposes of California Civil Code Section 1798.83, and certain communications from our affiliates might be viewed as promoting their legal services, we are providing the following information for California residents who have provided us with their Personal Information during the creation of or during the course of an established legal services relationship that is primarily for personal, family or household purposes ("Individual California Users"). Individual California Users may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of Personal Information to third parties (i.e., our affiliates) for such third parties' direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us either by email at subscriptions@orrick.com.

Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of Personal Information disclosed to third parties (i.e., our affiliates) for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of such third parties. You may make such a request 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.

RETENTION PERIOD

We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

USE OF SITE BY MINORS

The Sites is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Sites.

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER

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 our Sites 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 in your country.

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., Social Security numbers, credit card or other payment card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Sites or otherwise to us.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at subscriptions@orrick.com, or please write to the following address:

Please note that email communications are not secure; accordingly, please do not include credit card information or other sensitive or confidential information in your emails to us.

AFFILIATES

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the following entities are considered to be "affiliates" of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP:

  1. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, a United Kingdom limited liability partnership domesticated in Delaware
  2. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a multinational partnership domesticated in Delaware
  3. Orrick Rambaud Martel, a French Société Civile Professionelle
  4. The "Groupement Transnational" between Orrick, Herrington, Sutcliffe, a multinational partnership domesticated in Delaware and Orrick Rambaud Martel
  5. The "Groupement Transnational" between Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP and Orrick Rambaud Martel
  6. Orrick Tokyo Law Offices and the joint venture between Orrick Tokyo Law Offices and the Firm
  7. Orrick (CIS) LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
  8. OHS Moscow Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
  9. Orrick Foreign Legal Affairs Attorneys-at-Law, an entity organized under the laws of the Republic of China
  10. Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, a Hong Kong partnership
  11. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Limited, a United Kingdom private limited company
  12. OHS Secretaries Limited, a United Kingdom private limited company
  13. OHS Nominees Limited, a United Kingdom private limited company
  14. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe SAS, a French corporate entity
  15. Pacific Rim Research Limited, a Hong Kong company
  16. Southgate Service Limited, Hong Kong company
  17. Polytime Limited, a Hong Kong company
  18. BLX Group LLC formerly known as Bond Logistix LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
  19. BLX Acquisition Corporation
  20. Fund Services Advisors, Inc.
  21. The Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Foundation, a registered Section 501(c)(3) public charity
  22. Orrick Global Operations LLC
  23. LVN & Associates, a Socialist Republic of Vietnam law firm
  24. Verbatim LLC, a Delaware limited liability company
  25. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe – Studio Legale Associato [and Named Members], an Italian Associazione Professionale

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