PRIVACY POLICY

We at Pepper Hamilton LLP (Pepper) recognize the importance of, and we respect, your privacy. Pepper wants you to make the most of this website and to feel confident while doing so. This Privacy Policy explains our practices around the information collection, use and disclosure practices for this website: http://www.pepperlaw.com/ (the Website). This policy does not address information we obtain from any other source, including information provided to us in the course of our attorney-client relationships, e-mail exchanges directly with our attorneys and other personnel, and offline through events such as seminars or from our personnel's personal contacts.

What Information Does Pepper Collect About Me, and What Does Pepper Do With It?
Pepper through the Website collects both personally identifiable information – that is, information that identifies you or can be used on its own or with other information to identify, locate or contact you – as well as non-personally identifiable information about how you use the Website.

Information You Choose to Provide. Pepper collects and stores information you choose to provide through the Website. You may, for example, submit your email address, resumé and other information in connection with submitting an application for employment at Pepper.

You may also sign up on the Website to receive e-mail alerts and newsletters. Pepper will use any information you provide to deliver the information you requested, as well as surveys, invitations, announcements and other information the firm believes may interest you. Pepper also uses this information, along with similar information from other visitors to the Website, to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of its Website and the information it contains.

Information We Collect Automatically. Pepper may now or in the future use tools, including third-party analytical software, to collect automatically certain data about the computer or other device you use to reach our Website such as: (i) device properties including, but not limited to, unique or other device identifiers; (ii) device operating system and firmware; (iii) IP address and Internet service provider; (iv) mobile phone carrier; (v) geographical data such as country or region; and (vi) other similar data. Pepper also may use server log analysis tools to gather and analyze information regarding the Website’s usage, such as the number of hits received, the number of unique visitors, the most/least visited pages, errors experienced by users, browsers and platforms used to connect to the Website, the number of times a user or the computers within a given network visited the Website, the date and time you visited the Website, the pages of the Website that you visited and the order in which you accessed such pages, and the websites you visited before or after you visit our Website.

This information may be collected via several technologies, including cookies, web beacons, clear GIFs and other means. All of this information belongs to Pepper, and Pepper uses it to improve effectiveness, content, layout and/or operation of our Website. You can remove certain cookies by following the directions in your Internet browser’s “help” file. If you disable cookies, your ability to use areas of the Website may be limited.

Who Has Access to My Information?
Pepper does not and will not share your personally identifiable information except as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Pepper does not share your personally identifiable information with third parties for their own marketing purposes. Your information is accessible to certain Pepper personnel. In addition, Pepper may share information with the following third parties:

  • web designers, hosting service providers and others helping Pepper implement, maintain and operate the Website

  • vendors monitoring the Website and its operation on Pepper’s behalf

  • vendors assisting or cooperating in preparing firm mailings, or providing Pepper with other services

  • sponsors or co-sponsors of webinars, seminars or other events in which Pepper is participating

  • successor entities to Pepper by virtue of a merger, acquisition or similar transaction, and

  • law enforcement and other government authorities such as legislatures, courts, agencies and litigants if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of governmental authorities; (b) comply with legal process; (c) respond to requests from public or government authorities, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) protect the security or integrity of the Website or Pepper’s information systems; and/or (e) exercise or protect our rights, privacy, safety or those of affiliates, clients, you or others.

How Does Pepper Protect My Information?
Pepper follows generally accepted security practices and procedures designed to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure and requires that its authorized service providers implement and maintain such security practices and procedures as well. Nevertheless, please be aware that Internet transmissions and information storage systems are never completely private or secure.

How Long Does Pepper Keep My Information?
Pepper stores your information for as long as it believes the information to be useful in carrying out the business purposes for which it was collected.

What Are the Privacy Policies of Third-Party Websites to Which Pepper’s Website Links?
Pepper provides links to third-party websites that it does not control. Pepper urges you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites at the time you first visit such sites. Pepper undertakes no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policy of any website to which it links.

What About Children’s Privacy?
Pepper does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under age 16. No parts of the Website are directed to or designed to attract anyone under the age of 16.

Is Data Storage and Processing Conducted in the United States?
Regardless of where you are located, Pepper's Website collects information and processes and stores that information in databases located in the United States. If you are visiting the Website from a country outside the United States, you should be aware that you may transfer personally identifiable information about yourself to the United States, and that the data protection laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country. By visiting the Website and submitting any personally identifiable information you consent to the transfer of such personally identifiable information to the United States.

Additional Terms for EU Visitors
The data controller for this Website is Pepper. Pepper processes personally identifiable information it collects through the Website for Pepper’s legitimate business purposes, for example to fulfill any requests you may make in connection with your submission of personally identifiable information, to monitor and improve the quality of the Website, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Website. You may have the right to access and/or obtain a copy of your personally identifiable information, correct inaccuracies in your personally identifiable information, request the erasure of your personally identifiable information and restrict the processing of your personally identifiable information. For more information about how you can access, rectify and erase your personally identifiable information or make any other requests relating to your personally identifiable information or to contact Pepper, please see the Section of this Privacy Policy entitled, “What If I Have Questions or Comments About this Privacy Policy?,” below. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory data protection authority.

Does the Website Honor Do Not Track Requests?
The Website does not support Do Not Track at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.

Can Pepper Revise this Privacy Policy?
Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet and changes in its business requirements, Pepper occasionally may update this Privacy Policy. All revisions will be posted to Pepper's Website. Pepper urges you to review its Privacy Policy frequently.

What If I Have Questions or Comments About this Privacy Policy?
Pepper welcomes questions and comments about this policy. Questions or comments about this Privacy Policy should be directed to phinfo@pepperlaw.com. In addition, if you no longer wish us to maintain data about you, or wish to change the type of information we send you, please let us know by e-mailing phinfo@pepperlaw.com. Similarly, if you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should telephone our Website manager at 215.981.4000.

Last revised May 2018

Data protection laws have changed, so we have revised our Privacy Policy.

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