Last updated: March 2, 2020
This Policy describes the ways that we collect, use and disclose information obtained in connection with the use of the Website, including your personally identifiable information (“PII”). The Policy applies to PII collected through use of the Website itself as well as by Third-Party Services (defined below) that we may use in connection with our operation of the Website.
This Policy does not apply to PII that we collect via other means (e.g., phone and email communications), and except as noted, it does not apply to PII that is collected by third-party websites or services to which our Website may link.
By visiting, accessing or otherwise using the Website, you agree to our collection and use of PII as this Policy describes. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of the Website after any modification to this Policy means that you acknowledge the change and agree to the practices that we disclose in the Policy.
How We Collect information
PII That You Provide Us
PII that you knowingly provide to us through the Website may include:
- Information that you enter into forms on the Website (g., name, address, telephone number, email address).
PII That We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you use the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect information about your equipment, location, and browsing actions, including:
- Details of your visits to the Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
- Information about your computer and Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
Our Third-Party Services may also use tools to collect information that we may use in connection with marketing and website analytics. You can learn more about these technologies and how you can opt out at the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Webchoices page, European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)’s Framework and the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt Out page.
How We Use Your PII
We use PII to:
- Provide the Website to you.
- Provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us, which includes any email lists to which you choose to subscribe.
- Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts that you enter into with us, including for billing and collection.
If we use your email address to communicate with you for marketing purposes (as opposed to emails in connection with a particular transaction or representation matter after an attorney-client relationship is formally established), we will provide you with the option to unsubscribe or opt out of future emails.
You may be able to use this Website to search for job openings at Perkins Thompson and to submit an employment application. When you use this Website in connection with an employment inquiry, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, educational background and employment history. You may also send us your résumé and other information relating to your employment application. We use this information only for recruiting and employment purposes; we do not use it for marketing purposes. If you are hired by Perkins Thompson, the information you provide during the pre-employment process will become part of the employee record.
How We Disclose PII to Others
We will not sell, rent, license or disclose PII to third parties except the following, subject to our legal and ethical obligations:
- to work with third-party companies that we use to provide or market the Website or other services or products that we offer (“Third-Party Services”);
- where we believe it is necessary to respond to legal claims asserted against us, to comply with legal process (g., warrants and subpoenas), to enforce or administer our agreements, to prevent fraud, for risk assessment, for investigation, and to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, or others.
- to disclose to another law firm in the course of a business acquisition, merger or sale of assets; and
- to enforce agreements that we may have with you, including for billing and collection purposes.
We use various Third-Party Services in connection with the operation of the Website. These include Akismet, Constant Contact, Google Analytics, Lawpay and WordPress.com, and may include others in the future.
You may provide information directly to one of our Third-Party Services (such as Lawpay if making an online payment) when linked directly to their site. Other Third-Party Services may collect information when you use our Website. Third-Party Services collect, use and share PII pursuant to their own privacy and security policies. Some of them, including Google, may use location information and other PII to serve advertisements to consumers on other websites. By using our Website, you consent to our providing PII to Third-Party Services to be used in accordance with their own privacy and security policies as they exist today and as they may change in the future. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the Third-Party Services so that you are aware of how they may collect, use, store, and share your information, including PII. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of Third-Party Services.
For more information about how Google’s services use PII, see “How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services.”
For more information about how Constant Contact uses PII, see “About Constant Contact.”
We use reasonable efforts to protect your PII from unauthorized access, but we cannot guarantee that it will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, such as hackers. Your use of the Website and transmission of information through the Website is at your own risk. By using the Website, you (a) consent to our using PII as described in this Policy notwithstanding this risk; (b) waive any claims against us relating to the interception, use ,or disclosure of PII by third parties not authorized by us; and (c) agree to notify us promptly if you suspect any unauthorized usage of PII. For more information on protecting your privacy, please visit www.ftc.gov/privacy.
No Rights of Third Parties
This Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties, nor does it require disclosure of any information relating to users of the Website.
Limitation of Warranties
We make no representations, warranties or promises about the security of PII except as stated expressly in this Policy or where required by law.
For More Information
With any questions about this Policy, please contact us via any means found in the Website’s “Contact Us” page.