Privacy Policy


Handler Thayer, LLP (the “Firm” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through its compliance with this Privacy Policy (this “Policy”). It is also the policy of the Firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.

On (the “Website”) and on other Internet Services, the Firm does not collect any personal data from visitors that is not voluntarily provided. If provided voluntarily, the Firm collects and processes certain personal information for the Firm’s networking, marketing, social, recruiting, and similar business purposes. Personal information is not shared with third parties outside of the Firm other than appropriate service providers who assist the Firm in carrying out these business purposes. Personal information is not sold or transferred outside the control of the Firm or its successors.

In general, the Firm provides individuals with the right to opt-out of receiving marketing and other discretionary communications from the Firm via e-mail and mail. The Firm also provides appropriate and reasonable physical, procedural and electronic information security measures to protect such personal information that is submitted to the Firm in accordance with this Policy and the rules of professional conduct.

If you would like to opt-out of receiving certain electronic communications from the Firm or have any privacy-related questions or concerns, please click the unsubscribe button in those certain communications or email us at

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Firm collects personal information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to the Website and its other internet services such as electronic communications from the Firm and social media websites controlled by the Firm (“Internet Services”). The Internet Services may collect personal information about you when you interact with us or third parties on social media sites and automatically collect information that may contain personal information as described below. This Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Website and interact with the Internet Services and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website and Internet Services, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, social security number, any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information“);
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website or Internet Services, and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the Website or Internet Services. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.

This Policy applies to information collected:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this Policy.

This Policy does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party; or
  • Any third party including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on this Website.

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

  • to present our Website and its contents to you.
  • to provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • to contact you and respond to your requests.
  • to personalize your visit and use of our services and to assist you while you use those services.
  • to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or Website operations.
  • to conduct our recruiting and selection process.
  • to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the Firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on.
  • to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive publications or details of events or seminars that we consider may be of interest to you, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in electronic marketing communications.
  • to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds.
  • to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations that we may be subject to, including anti-money laundering requirements. Where personal information is necessary for the firm to carry out its anti-money laundering checks failure to provide such information may result in the Firm not being able to provide the representation.
  • in any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website and Internet Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website or interaction with our Internet Services, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website and Internet Services.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website and Internet Services according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website or Internet Services.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website, Internet Services and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Please read this Policy 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, your choice is not to use our Website and to opt-out of communications from the Firm. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this Policy periodically for updates.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information

The Firm may disclose aggregated information about Website and Internet Services users and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. The Firm does not disclose any personal information to unrelated third parties except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents, information technology contractors, data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, order or legal process, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide personal information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law, order or legal process or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters. We operate systems that may make data related to your matters accessible from our various offices around the country and often transfer client data which may include personal information between our offices.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, please send us your request using the Contact Us section below.


Consistent with the Firm’s professional obligations, it is the policy of the Firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us. We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website or Internet Services. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website or Internet Services.

We may retain information provided by you, including personal information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Policy.


In order to respect the privacy of minors, the Firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process personal information submitted online by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the firm collects personal information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned in the Policy, the Firm will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.

Do Not Track Signals

“Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your internet activity tracked. Our websites operate no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled. Our Website does not allow any third parties to collect personal information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The Firm reserves the right to change this Policy at any time without advance notice. It is the Firm’s policy to post any changes we make to the Policy on this page. The date the Policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of the webpage.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Policy and our privacy practices, contact us by e-mail or mail at:

Handler Thayer, LLP

191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2300

Chicago, IL 60606

Last modified: May 5, 2020