Privacy Policy

PRIVACY NOTICE 

This Privacy Notice explains how Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP (“Weber Gallagher”, “our”, “us”, or “we”) collects, uses, and shares your information, and the choices you have in connection with this. This Privacy Notice applies to the information collected on Weber Gallagher’s website www.wglaw.com (the “Website”), and information Weber Gallagher may collect about you through in-person interactions or otherwise (together, the “Services”).  

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT 

A. Information You Provide To Us 

Through your use of our Services, we collect personal information, which is information that individually identifies you. If you choose to engage with our Services, we will need to collect your personal information. This includes when we:  

  • Provide client services. When we provide client services, we collect your identifiers (name, email address, physical address, and Social Security Number), customer records information (payment information), professional or employment information (employment history and records and education history), protected classifications (race, gender identity, veteran status, and disability status), and sensory information (CCTV footage). We use this personal information to provide our Services, comply with legal and ethical obligations related to provision of our Services, to promote, market, and enhance our Services, and to communicate with you about our Services.   

  • Register you for an event. When you sign up for a Weber Gallagher event, we collect your identifiers (name, telephone number, physical address, and email address) and your employment information (place of employment and job title). We use this personal information to keep a record of attendees, register you for the event, and contact you about updates regarding the event. We may also use your personal information to send you marketing communications about other events and topics we believe may be of interest to you.  

  • Host an event. When you attend a Weber-Gallagher event, conference, or seminar, we collect your identifiers (name, email address, and telephone number) and your professional or employment information (employer, bar license number, job title). We collect this personal information to we keep a roster of attendees and to send you marketing communications regarding other events that may be of interest to you.  

  • Respond to your questions or inquiries. When you contact us or send us any questions or inquires, we collect your identifiers (name, email address, and telephone number) and any other information you choose to include in your correspondence. We use this personal information to respond to your questions or inquiries, troubleshoot where necessary, and address any issues you have with our Services.  

  • Publish alerts, blogs, and newsletters. When you sign up to receive our newsletter or alerts, we will collect your identifiers (name and email address). We use this information to send you then newsletter and/or alerts you request. We may also use the information to send you marketing communications other topics we feel may be of interest to you.  

  • Apply for employment. When you apply for employment with Weber Gallagher, we collect your identifiers (name, email address, physical address, and telephone number), and your professional or employment information (resume, cover letter, employment history, and educational history). We use this personal information to manage and consider your application with Weber Gallagher and as necessary to comply with the law. For EEOC compliance purposes and other applicable laws, we also collect protected classifications (race, national origin, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, and disability status).   

B. Information Collected Automatically 

In addition to the personal information you provide to us directly, we may also collect information from you automatically as you use our Website. This information includes the following internet or other network activity information: 

  • Usage information. This includes which pages of our Website you visit, the frequency of access, how much time you spend on each page, what you click on while using the Website, and referring website address.  

  • Device information. This includes certain information about your device that you use to access our Website, such as browser type, browser language, hardware model, operating system, and your preferences. 

  • Location information. This includes information about your location, which may be determined through your IP address.  

To collect this information, we use cookies and other tracking technologies. The cookies on our Website include:  

  • Essential cookies. We use essential cookies to prevent fraudulent use of the Website, and to allow the Website and its features to function properly.  

  • Functional cookies. We use functional cookies to provide enhanced functionality and personalization, to diagnose server and Website errors, and in cases of Website abuse, track and mitigate the abuse. 

  • Analytics cookies. We use Google Analytics to collect information on your use of our Website to improve our Website. In order to collect this information, Google Analytics sets cookies on your device or reads cookies that are already there. Google Analytics may also receive information about you from applications you have downloaded that partner with Google. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personal information. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is restricted by Google’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To prevent your information from being collected by Google Analytics, you can download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for Google Analytics which can be found here.  

  • Email tracking. We use Constant Contact to send emails on our behalf and to analyze our email campaigns. In order for Constant Contact to send emails on our behalf, we provide Constant Contact with your name and email address. Constant Contact uses this information in accordance with its privacy policy.  Emails from Constant Contact contain technologies that allow us with insight into our emails, such as whether an email has been opened and which links within the email you click on. In addition, Constant Contact collects certain technical information associated with the email, such as IP address, time of retrieval, browser type, and operating system. You can disable this tracking by blocking automatic loading of images in your email.  

  • Social media widgets. Our Website includes social media widgets. These widgets may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the widget to function properly. Social media widgets are hosted by a third party. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy statement of the companies that provide them. 

C. Information Collected From Third Party Sources 

Weber Gallagher may also collect personal information from other sources in the following situations: 

  • Publications and professional organizations. We may obtain your identifiers and professional or employment information from publications and professional organizations. 

  • Background screening vendors. We may also obtain your identifiers and professional or employment information from our service provider who conducts background screenings on applicants.  

HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION  

General Sharing 

We share your personal information for the following purposes: 

  • Within Weber Gallagher. Where necessary, we may share your personal information within Weber Gallagher as appropriate to provide our Services and to efficiently maintain our business.  

  • With service providers. We may share your personal information with our service providers to perform functions on our behalf and to help us to administer the Services. These service providers include our IT vendor, our legal management system provider, our communication vendors, our client service providers, and our CRM provider. For employment purposes, we may also share your personal information with our screening vendors.  

  • In the event of a corporate reorganization. In the event we enter into, or intend to enter into, a transaction that alters the structure of our business, such as a reorganization, merger, acquisition, sale, joint venture, assignment, consolidation, transfer, change of control, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock,  your personal information would be part of the assets shared with third parties, including the buyer or target (and their agents and advisors) for the purpose of facilitating and completing the transaction. We would also share your personal information with third parties if we undergo bankruptcy or liquidation, in the course of such proceedings.  

  • To prevent harm. We will share your personal information if we believe it is necessary to detect, investigate, prevent, or take action against illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the rights, property, or personal safety of any person. 

  • For legal purposes. We will share your personal where we are legally required to do so, such as in response to court orders, law enforcement or legal process, including for national security purposes; to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights, as required to enforce our terms of use or other contracts; to defend against legal claims or demands; or to comply with the requirements of any applicable law. 

Sharing in the preceding twelve (12) months  

  • For a business purpose. In the preceding twelve (12) months, Weber Gallagher has disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose to the following third parties: 

  • We have disclosed your internet or other network activity information to our data analytics provider and IT support to detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and to identify and repair Website errors.  

  • We have disclosed your identifiers, customer records information, professional and employment information, and protected classifications to service providers that help us administer the Services, including IT support, our legal management system provider, our communication vendors, our client service providers, our CRM provider, and employment screening providers.  

  • We have disclosed your identifiers and internet or other electronic network information to our IT support to maintain, improve, and upgrade the Website.  

  • For a sale. In the preceding 12 months, Weber Gallagher has not sold your personal information.   

YOUR CHOICES WITH REGARD TO YOUR INFORMATION  

  • Access and correction of your personal information. To access and correct certain personal information in our possession, you may contact us at the contact information provided below.   

  • Google Analytics. You can control the information provided to Google and opt-out by using one of the methods set forth here. You can also download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for Google Analytics which can be found here

  • Cookies. To find out how to see what cookies have been set on your device, and how to reject and delete the cookies, please visit: https://www.aboutcookies.org/. Please note that each browser is different. For information on reviewing or deleting cookies from specific browsers, click on the appropriate browser: FirefoxFirefox IOSFirefox AndroidSafariSafari MobileChromeInternet ExplorerMicrosoft EdgeOpera. To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. If you reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, please note some features of our Website may not function properly. 

  • Marketing emails. You can unsubscribe from our marketing emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link provided in each email. Please note that we will continue to send you emails necessary to the Services you request.  

  • Email tracking. You can disable email tracking by blocking automatic loading of images in your email. 

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION  

We implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect the personal information we collect and store. Our security includes physical, administrative, and technology-based measures. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet or method of storage is 100% secure, therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security.  

RIGHTS OF CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS 

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) grants certain rights to California residents. These rights include the: 

  • Right to Access. You have the right to request what personal information we have collected, used, disclosed, and sold about you.  

  • Right to Deletion. You have the right to request deletion of your personal information that we collect, subject to certain exceptions.  

  • Right to Opt-Out. You have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. Weber Gallagher does not have actual knowledge that it sells personal information of minors under the age of sixteen (16). 

  • Right to Non-Discrimination. You have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment if and when you exercise your rights under the CCPA.   

If you are a California resident and want to submit a request, please contact us at news@webergallagher.com or via telephone at (215) 972-7900. For requests submitted via telephone and email, you must provide us with sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the individual about whom we collected the personal information and describe your request with sufficient detail to allow us to properly evaluate and respond to it. If we are not able to verify your identity with the information provided, we may ask you for additional pieces of information.  

Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a request related to your personal information. If you are an authorized agent making a request on behalf of another individual, you must provide us with signed documentation that you are authorized to act on behalf of that individual. 

RIGHTS OF NEVADA RESIDENTS 

If you are a consumer in the State of Nevada, you may request to opt-out of the current or future sale of certain of your personal information. We do not currently sell any of your personal information under Nevada law, nor do we plan to do so in the future. If you have any questions regarding our data privacy practices, please contact news@webergallager.com.  

DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE 

We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”).  

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY  

The Services are not intended for individuals under the age of eighteen (18). We do not collect personal information from any individual that we know to be under the age of eighteen (18) unless in the connection with legal services and with the requisite permission of that individual’s parent or guardian.  

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE 

We may update this Privacy Notice. When we update this Privacy Notice, we will notify you by posting the revised Privacy Notice to this page with the effective date. If changes materially affect your privacy rights, we will notify you by prominent posting on our Website.  

CONTACT US 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or our practices with respect to your personal information, please contact us at: 

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP 

news@wglaw.com | 215.972.7900 

Last updated June 26, 2020 

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