Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes how WilmerHale collects, uses and discloses certain personal information obtained through our Site.

The Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP website (“the Site”) provides information about the legal services we offer and/or other general information and resources. The Content of this Site does not convey legal, accounting, tax, career or other professional advice of any kind. Your use of this Site does not create a lawyer-client relationship between you and the Firm, nor will any information you submit to us via this Site or by electronic mail be considered a lawyer-client communication or otherwise be treated as confidential or privileged in the absence of a pre-existing express agreement by us to the contrary.

What information we collect and maintain about you

Should a user create a username and password on the Site, we may also collect and store their email address. A user may also submit an email address to receive WilmerHale publications and event information. In addition, like many websites, we gather certain information about our Site traffic for administrative and analytical purposes. This information may include visitors' Internet protocol addresses, browser types, referring and exit pages, operating systems or dates/times of page views. We use this information, which does not identify any individual person, to administer and guide changes to the Site, and to gather aggregated demographic information about the Site's user base. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifying information.

How we use your information

We use your information to administer services and to improve the Site. Our primary use of personal information is to respond to requests for information, to promote the smooth and efficient administration of the Site, and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you or your business. We provide this information to you through the Site, by e-mail or by postal mail. We may combine your personally identifying information with those of all or a particular group of Site users to prepare collective profiles of Site users and their interests or behaviors. If you have opted into receiving communications from the firm, we may provide you with marketing information we think would be of particular interest. We will give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such direct marketing communications.

Whom we share your information with

We use various third parties to operate the Site, including, for example, our providers of professional, consulting, marketing, communications and business development services. We may disclose personally identifiable information to such entities as needed for them to perform their specific tasks under our instructions, subject to this policy. In particular, all information collected and maintained by the Site is managed by and may be accessed by employees and/or contractors of website hosts that we may engage in connection with the Site. In addition, we may disclose information that you expressly authorize; as required by law or when we believe that such disclosure is necessary in connection with a judicial proceeding or to comply with a court order, law or regulation applicable to us or the Site; as we reasonably determine to be necessary to protect our property or assert our legal rights; or as we reasonably determine to be necessary to protect the property or safety of any other person. We may assemble collective, non-individually identifiable profiles of Site users and their activities and interests, which may be disclosed to third parties in our discretion.

Choice

To opt out of receiving marketing communications from us or, to be removed entirely as a registered user of the Site, notify us at WHMarketing@wilmerhale.com.

How you can access or correct your information

If you have created a user account on our website, we will provide you with access to your information upon your request so you may view, update or correct your information. To protect your privacy and security, we also employ measures to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

External links

This Site contains links to third party websites. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. We have not reviewed these third party sites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these sites, their content or their privacy policy. Thus, we do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites listed on our website, you do so at your own risk.

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we employ physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect online. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Site or to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

Cookies

We use "cookies" on the Site. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the Site uses to track the pages you've visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We may use cookies to analyze visitor traffic patterns in order to improve visitor experience.. We do not correlate this information with data about individual users. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use persistent cookies to recall what information you have viewed in prior visits to the Site. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided through your Internet browser. If you prefer not to receive cookies through the Site, you can configure your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or refuse it. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any pages within our website.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected from Children?

Content on this website is directed at individuals over the age of 18 and is not directed at children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide personally identifiable information of any kind.

Changes to our privacy policy

We regularly review our privacy policy to ensure that it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personal information and we may make changes to our privacy policy to keep it current with industry standards. We will post the date of the most recent revisions on this page. Check this page to make sure that you are current and up-to-date on our privacy policy. Keep in mind that your use of our website means that you accept our privacy policy.

How to contact us

Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, email WHMarketing@wilmerhale.com.

Effective Date:

June 8, 2012.