Privacy Policy

Introduction

This privacy policy is effective as of November 1, 2017.

This privacy policy describes the information that Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (“we,” “us,” “our”) collects through its website located at www.womblebonddickinson.com.

Your information will be held by Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP. Womble Bond Dickinson is the collective name and brand under which the members of Womble Bond Dickinson (International) Limited (Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP) and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms (each a “Womble Bond Dickinson Entity” and together the “Womble Bond Dickinson Entities”) provide legal or other services to clients around the world.

By providing us with your information you are consenting to our use of your information as set out in this privacy policy. This privacy policy may change from time to time and therefore you should review it regularly.

What information do we collect? 

We may collect personal information and non-personal information that you may provide. Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact an individual. You may provide such information to us, for example, by subscribing to our email alert service or a request for information through our “Contact Us” form on the website. The types of personal information collected may include your name, email address, job title, company, mailing address, and phone number. For more information about non-personal information, see “Cookies and usage of information collected” below. 

How do we use your information?

Your information will be used to provide you with information and services that you request from us, deal with inquiries that you may make, to enable us to provide you with information that we feel may be of interest to you, for the purpose of compliance with applicable laws and regulations, to defend ourselves in claims under such laws, for legal, administrative and management purposes and for other legitimate business interests.

With whom do we share your personal information?

Information that you provide may be shared with Womble Bond Dickinson Entities around the world and our service providers, insurers and regulators. This may involve transferring your information cross border, such as from the European Economic Area (EEA) to jurisdictions outside the EEA where the law may provide less protection for personal information. In addition we may disclose your information to third parties where you have consented for us to do so, where we are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so, or, where we merge, reorganize or transfer all or part of our business we may disclose information to successors of the business.

We will share your personal information with third parties (such as the police and other law enforcement agencies) where we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal, professional or ethical obligation (such as to comply with our anti-money laundering obligations), or in order to enforce or protect any of our rights, property or safety (or those of our partners, employees or clients).

In providing our services, we may give information and data to third parties such as expert witnesses, courts or tribunals, and other professional advisers.

We may also share your personal information with third parties who provide services to us. When we do so, they are required to act in accordance with our instructions and keep your personal information secure.
If we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose personal information held by us to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party (or are subject to a reorganization), personal information held by us will be one of the transferred assets.

Your choices about your information

You have a right to access your information. If you would like to request a copy of your information or would like to change the information we hold about you, please contact us at info@wbd-us.com. If you currently receive marketing information from us which you would prefer not to receive in the future, please email us at info@wbd-us.com.

Where will your personal information be processed?

We may transfer your personal information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) which do not provide the same level of data protection as the United Kingdom or other countries in the EEA. For example, this may be in relation to an international legal claim or transaction, where a staff member is travelling internationally, or where we are sharing information with our colleagues or third party service providers who operate outside of the EEA. In those circumstances, we take steps to protect your information.

Cookies and usage of information collected

We may collect details of visits to our website that do not reveal a viewer’s specific identity or directly relate to an individual. The information collected may include browser and device information, referring web page, length of time spent, and pages accessed while visiting our website. This usage information is collected to help us manage and administer our website, improve the content of our website, and customize and improve the website user experience.

We use cookies and other monitoring technologies to track user preferences. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. If you prefer not to receive cookies through our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you choose not to accept cookies, some of the features of our site may be disabled or rendered unusable.

Do Not Track Requests; Third Party Tracking

Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities and publicly available information about your online activities (such as traffic data described above) invisible to usage analytics tools, we do not presently have the capability to omit you from usage analytics to the extent your browser only sends us a “do not track” message and does not otherwise screen you from tracking without any action on our part. Third parties, other than our service providers, do not have our authorization to track which websites you visited prior and after visiting our website. That said, we cannot control all third party tracking and there may be some third party tracking over time and across third-party websites that occurs without our knowledge or consent.

Children’s privacy

Children under 13 years old are not the target audience of this site. By making this site available to the public, we do not intend to solicit personal information from these children. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any personal information about yourself to us.

Notice to California residents

We do not share your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third parties.

Third party websites

This site may contain links to independent third party websites and services, including social media. We provide these links for your convenience, and you access them at your own risk. We have no control over and do not monitor the content or policies (including privacy policies) of these third-party websites and have no responsibility for, and no liability with respect to, their content, accuracy, or reliability. Unless expressly stated, we do not endorse any of the linked websites or any product, service, or publication referenced herein or therein. We will remove a link to any site from this site upon request of the linked entity.

Blogs, social media, video and all multimedia

The postings on this site were created for general informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or a solicitation to provide legal services. Although we attempt to post complete, accurate and up to date information, we assume no responsibility for their completeness, accuracy or timeliness. The information in this site is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional legal counsel. We do not owe any duty of confidentiality to any persons who send unsolicited email messages, mail, or facsimiles to our firm, lawyers, or other employees listed on this website without our advance and express authorization. Our receipt of unsolicited information will not preclude us from representing any actual or potential adverse party.

We grant permission to readers to link to this site so long as this site is not misrepresented. This site is not sponsored or associated with any other site unless so identified.

If you wish for a Womble Bond Dickinson Entity to consider representing you, please obtain contact information from the “About” page of this site. One of our lawyers will be happy to discuss the possibility of representation with you. However, the author(s) of this site are licensed only in the listed jurisdiction(s) and do not wish to represent anyone who viewed this site in a jurisdiction or state where the site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction or state.

Although we wish to hear from you, information exchanged in a blog does not create an attorney client relationship. Please do not post any information that you consider to be personal or confidential. We retain the right, in our sole discretion, to refrain from posting or to remove comments.

Notice to EEA Users

For all information collected and received from EEA countries, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP applies and complies with applicable EU law.

Contact

If you have any questions about this policy, please let us know by contacting us at: info@wbd-us.com