On www.handlerthayer.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
We collect this information:
This Policy applies to information collected:
This Policy does not apply to information collected by:
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
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:
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:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
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.
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.
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