Goodwin Procter LLP
Effective Date: November 3, 2008
Information We Collect
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Non-Personal Information. We may collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit the Site. Aggregate and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us such things as how many users visited our Site and the pages of the Site that were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our Site to the needs of our visitors.
Information We Share
We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose Personal Information concerning visitors to the Site, except as described herein. We may share Personal Information provided by our website visitors with third parties we have retained to perform services on our behalf. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information about you if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, in order to respond to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, and/or when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer any Personal Information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the Personal Information you provide to the Site. However, no security system can be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the complete security of your Personal Information. Please exercise caution when determining what Personal Information you disclose via the Site.
Links to Third-Party Websites
This Site may contain links to external websites operated by third parties. Please be aware that these third-party websites are governed only by their own privacy policies. We cannot be responsible for these policies.
How to Contact Us
Privacy Notice for Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP
What do you do with personal information?
Your personal information is only collected when voluntarily submitted by you. When you request information from our web site, you specifically consent to our use of the information that you provide to us in accordance with this policy. We may use the information we collect to provide you with news and other information which you may have requested. Occasionally we may notify you about important changes to the site and new information or services which we think you may find valuable. This includes sending you information by email. If you do not wish to receive this information or wish to opt-out of receiving email from us, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about "cookies"?
Will you disclose the information you collect to outside parties?
We may transfer information to our affiliate firm, Goodwin Procter LLP, which is located in the United States of America.
We may transfer information to a successor firm or company which acquires the legal practice carried on by Goodwin Procter. If this happens, we will require the firm or company to which we transfer personal information to observe standards of data protection and privacy no less secure than those set out in this statement.
We may provide aggregate statistics about our users and traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
Save as above, any personal information received from you will be retained by us and will not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order.
Whilst every member of the Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP team has a personal private email address, email which you send to us or which we send to you may be monitored by Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP to ensure compliance with professional standards and our internal compliance policies. Monitoring is not continuous or routine, but may be undertaken on the instruction of a partner where there are reasonable grounds for doing so. Occasional spot checks or audits may also be undertaken on the instruction or with the authority of a partner.
Access to personal information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to request a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge a fee for complying with this request.
If you become aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we amend it. Any requests should be made in writing to us (see contact us for our contact details).
Third party data processors
Our information technology systems are operated by Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP but some data processing in relation to web and email services is carried out on our behalf by a third party. We endeavour to ensure appropriate security measures are in place to prevent unauthorised disclosure of personal information.
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