Categories of Nonpublic Personal Information We May Collect and Disclose
Nonpublic personal information means personally identifiable financial information that relates specifically to you and that is not readily available from a public source. We receive various kinds of nonpublic personal information from you. This information may include identification, contact and financial information. The nonpublic personal information that we may collect about you and disclose to third parties comes from the following sources:
- Information that we receive from you, such as your name, birth date, address, telephone number, social security number, employment history, income, assets and liabilities;
- Information that we receive from others whom you authorize us to contact in our representation of you or otherwise; and
- Information that may be disclosed in a discussion forum or submitted in a question or comment by a user, including our response to such a question or comment.
We use your personal information only for the purpose of providing legal services to you, maintaining and operating any features, services and programs on the Web Site and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. We may, however, disclose any of the information that we collect to nonaffiliated third parties as described below.
We use reasonable precautions to keep the information that is disclosed to us secure. We reserve the right to transfer information in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of the Fox Rothschild business and/or assets. Furthermore, we cannot and will not be responsible for any breach of security by any third parties or for any actions of any third parties that receive any of the information that is disclosed to us. The Web Site also links to a wide variety of other Web sites and the Web Site may contain advertisements of third parties. We are not and cannot be responsible for the privacy policies of those Web sites of third parties or how they treat information about their users. Any information that you post on the Web Site may be viewed by any third party and we are not responsible for the content and/or the accuracy thereof.
Disclosure to Nonaffiliated Third Parties
Nonaffiliated third parties are those companies that are not owned or controlled by Fox Rothschild, do not own or control Fox Rothschild, or are not under common control with Fox Rothschild. Our policy is that we do not disclose your nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties except as permitted by law. We may provide your nonpublic personal information to our employees and, in limited circumstances, to nonaffiliated third parties who need such information to assist us in providing legal services to you. Before we would disclose your information to a nonaffiliated third party, we would require such third party to comply with our measures and standards of security and confidentiality. Additionally, we may disclose nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties as required by law or as part of a sale or merger of all or part of Fox Rothschild.
Our Policies and Practices With Respect To Your Nonpublic Personal Information
Your privacy is considered in all aspects of our business. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards and procedures. We only allow access to your nonpublic personal information by a select group of employees and contractors; specifically, those who need to access your information to provide legal services to you.
Information From Children
The Web Site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of thirteen (13). We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person that we know to be under the age of thirteen (13).
Because Fox Rothschild operates globally, the information that we collect may be made available to our affiliates, partners and subsidiaries worldwide. For those users visiting us from the European Economic Area, please note that Fox Rothschild may transfer your personally identifiable data outside the European Economic Area for use for any of the purposes described above. By using the Web Site and providing Fox Rothschild with your personal data, you consent to such transfer of your personal data.
How Information is Collected
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol”, or IP, address. When a user requests a Web page from the Web Site, our Web servers automatically recognize that user’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about the user other than the IP address from which the user has accessed the Web Site. We may use this information to examine our traffic in the aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our Web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of users.
Member Account, Password And Security
For certain features available through the Web Site, we require the use of encryption technologies provided for your protection and/or your use of a UserID and password after setting up a User Account. We use reasonable precautions to protect the privacy of your UserID, password and User Account information by utilizing a Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) connection. Accordingly, your UserID, password and User Account information are encrypted using an SSL connection and are not expected to be read in an intelligible form as they travel to the Web Site. You, however, are ultimately responsible for protecting your UserID, password and User Account information from disclosure to third parties, and you are not permitted to circumvent the use of required encryption technologies. You agree to: (a) immediately notify Fox Rothschild of any unauthorized use of your UserID, password and/or User Account, and/or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your User Account at the end of each session. While we provide certain encryption technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect your confidential information and provide suitable security, we do not and cannot guarantee or warrant that information transmitted through the Internet is secure, or that such transmissions are free from delay, interruption, interception or error.
Privacy Outside the Web Site
The Web Site contains various links to other Web sites, including links to various third party service providers. Fox Rothschild is not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those other Web sites. Other than under agreements with certain reputable organizations and companies, and except for third party service providers whose services you voluntarily elect to utilize, we do not share any of the personal information that you provide to us with any of the Web sites to which the Web Site links, although we may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable data with those other Web sites. Please check with those Web sites in order to determine their privacy policies and your rights under them.
If you have additional questions or comments of any kind, if you see anything on the Web Site that you think is inappropriate or if you would like to have any or all of your personal information withheld from third party organizations and companies and/or from third party service providers, please let us know by sending your comments or requests to:
Fox Rothschild LLP
2000 Market Street, Tenth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attn: Web Site – Privacy Issues
Effective Date: June 25, 2001
Last Updated: June 29, 2005