Privacy Policy

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Overview

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (“Pillsbury,” “we” or “us”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This privacy policy applies to Pillsbury’s websites and mobile applications listed here (the “Sites”). This policy describes the personal information we collect and how that personal information may be used, maintained and, in some cases, shared.

Personal information” includes any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to any identifiers such as name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more factors specific to you.

Pillsbury is the “controller” and is responsible for deciding how personal information is used. We are a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., with an office at 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036-4039 USA.

By using or accessing the Sites, or by providing personal information to us on or through the Sites, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the policies and procedures described in this privacy policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us using the Contact Us page or at [email protected]

Please read our privacy policy to understand:

How We Use Your Personal Information
–  Personal Information You Provide to Us
–  Site Use Information
–  Cookie Policy
“Do Not Track” Browser Settings
Opting Out of Communications
Disclosing Information to Third Parties
Security
Retention
Links to Other Websites
Child Privacy
Access from Outside the United States
Your California Privacy Rights
Your European Privacy Rights
Governing Law
Changes to this Privacy Policy
Contact

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information as described in this policy primarily to provide services that you have requested or to perform our responsibilities under any contract with you.

In some cases, we will process your personal information on the basis of your informed consent which you can withdraw at any time, or to pursue our legitimate interests except where such interests are overridden by your rights and interests.

The situations in which we will process your personal information are listed below:

Personal Information You Provide to Us

This is information that you choose to provide to us, which may include: your name, job title, company name, contact information including email, postal address and telephone number(s) and your preferences or areas of interest.
You may provide your personal information in the following circumstances:

Subscribing to news, alerts or other publications
You can use the Sites to subscribe to Pillsbury news, alerts or other publications. We will ask you to provide personal information such as your name, contact details and topics of interest. We will use this information to provide you with the content you have requested and to tailor this content to your preferences and areas of interest.

We may use your personal information to communicate with you about other topics that we believe may be of interest provided you have given your consent. You can unsubscribe from this content at any time (please see the “Opting-out of Communications” section below).

Blogs
In some cases, our Sites allow you to comment on Pillsbury blog posts and to share content with third parties via email or social media. Personal information may be shared in any comment and you may submit your name or email address with the comment. By sharing content on social media, you will provide Social Networks with information about your use of our Sites.

You can use our Sites to subscribe to an RSS feed or to receive email updates of our blogs by submitting your name and email address. We use this information to send you the content you request and to communicate with you in connection with our blogs. You can unsubscribe from this content at any time (please see the “Opting-out of Communications” section below).

Events or webinars
You may provide your personal information, including your name and contact details, through our Sites to register for Pillsbury events and webinars. We will use this information to process the registration and contact you about any changes or updates regarding the event or webinar.

We may share your personal information with speakers or event sponsors, provided you have given your consent. We may also contact you with information about other events and other Pillsbury activities and services provided you have consented to receiving such information. You can unsubscribe from this information at any time (please see the “Opting-out of Communications” section below).

Alumni
If you are a current or former employee of Pillsbury, you can use our alumni portal, alumni.pillsburylaw.com, to stay in touch and receive blogs, event invitations, press releases and thought leadership on areas which are of interest to you. We will collect personal information such as your email address, information about your current employment and basic details of your time with us. You can also provide more personal information, including your home contact information, education and professional qualifications, and social networking information.

If you provide your consent, this information will be visible to other users of our alumni portal. You can update your profile, edit your privacy settings and manage your subscriptions in the account section of the alumni portal.

Careers
You can use our careers site, careers.pillsburylaw.com, to learn about our firm and apply for open positions by submitting a resume and other information via email. We may also receive resumes from recruitment consultants, Pillsbury employees or other third parties.

Resumes will typically include personal information, including name, contact details, information about academic and professional qualifications and experiences, your interests and the position at Pillsbury for which you are applying.

We will use this personal information to:

  • Assess your suitability for the position for which you are applying;
  • Contact you in relation to your application;
  • Manage and administer our recruitment processes; and
  • Provide updates on vacancies at Pillsbury which might be suitable for you, provided you have given your consent.

In the event you are not hired by our firm, we will permanently delete your resume and any other personal information held about you within six months after receiving your application, unless you have given us your consent to keep this information for a longer period in order to inform you about future vacancies which may be of interest.

Contacting us by phone, e-mail or otherwise
When you communicate with us via our Contact Us page, you are asked to provide your name, email address and phone number. We will use this information to respond to your questions and comments. We will request similar personal information in order to confirm your identity when you contact us by phone, email or otherwise.

We will use your personal information to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you, provided you have given your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time.

Site Use Information

Our web servers may collect information including the IP address of visitors to our Sites, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform.

We use this personal information for the following purposes:

  • To measure the use of our Sites, including number of visits, average time spent on a Site, pages viewed, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), etc., and to improve the content we offer;
  • To administer the Sites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; and
  • As part of our efforts to keep the Sites safe and secure;

We may share with third parties this information or other data on an aggregated basis without the use of any personal information.

Cookie Policy

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Overview
Like most websites, we may employ “cookies” or similar technologies. This Cookies Policy tells you about the use of Cookies and similar technologies on Pillsbury’s websites and mobile applications listed here (the “Sites”).

When you first access the Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By continuing to browse the Sites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our Sites that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small files containing a string of characters which we may store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Sites. When you visit the Sites again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

We may use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. We may use information collected with cookies to statistically analyze usage of our Sites and to improve and customize our content and other offerings.

Types of cookies we use on our Sites include:

  • Session cookies: These temporary cookies expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser window. We may use session cookies to grant our users access to content and to enable actions such as remembering form or payment information as you are in the process of entering it.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies usually have an expiration date in the distant future and remain in your browser until they expire or you manually delete them. We may use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve a Site for our users. For example, we may use a persistent cookie to associate you with your account or to remember your choices on a Site.
  • Third-party cookies: We may permit third-party service providers to place cookies through our Sites to provide us with better insights into the use of the Sites or user demographics or to provide relevant services to you. These third parties may collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our Sites. For example, we may use a third-party tool to analyze usage patterns of the Sites. Such a tool may generate a cookie to capture information about your use of a Site which the third-party provider uses to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other related services. The third-party provider may use a portion of your IP address to identify its cookie. We do not control the use of third-party cookies or the resulting information, and we are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Cookies We Use

SiteImprove — ASP.NET_SessionId*, nmstat, siteimproveses, cfduid
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Google Analytics — _utm, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga, _GA, _gid, _gat
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve the Site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

AddThis  _atuva, loc, xtc, bt2, mus, uid, uvc, di2, vc

Vimeo _utma, _utmt_player, _vuid

Bluekaibku, bkdc

Doublclick.netid
Doubleclick is a subsidiary of Google and deals with tailored advertising that is designed to provide you with a selection of products based on what you're viewing on the Site. These advertisements are presented to you by Doubleclick when you visit other selected websites - the technology behind the ads is based on cookies. To opt out of this type of advertising visit: https://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

Google Maps – APSID, SSID, NID, PREF, SID, SAPISID, HSID
These cookies are installed by Google whenever you visit a page with an embedded Google Map, and are used by Google to track usage of its services. For more information, please visit: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

Semasio.netSEUNCY

Tapad.comTapAd_DID, TapAd_TS

Twitterauth_token, twll, _utmz, secure_session, guest_id, _utma, remember_checked, remember_checked_on, lang
These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content from our Site through Twitter. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes. To opt out, please visit https://twitter.com/personalization.

Youtube.comSID, HSID, Demographics, Visitor_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, APISID, SSID, LOGIN_INFO, YSC, SAPISID
These cookies are used by YouTube to enable functionality for its video service which is embedded within our Site. These are third-party cookies used by YouTube and not handled by Pillsbury. To find out more about these cookies visit: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/cookies/

Match.rundsp.comRun_ID

1.tl813.comFB_cookie

Cloudflare — __cfduid
This is a cloudflare cookie that’s set for security operations.

Piwik — _pk_id, _pk_ses -
Piwik cookie is a means of tracking usage and providing analytics to track on the Ruby Law CMS platform.

Alt Bio Cookies — origin
These cookies are set to calculate which bio the user is shown.

Vuture Alumni — Pillsburylaw-alumni.vuturevx.com_VXSessionId, intEmailHistoryId

Mobile Mode — MOBILEMODE
This cookie is used to detect if a user is accessing a Site via a mobile device so that the experience can be optimized.

Pillsbury Microsites — CFID; CFTOKEN
Used by Pillsbury microsites to identify if the same user is browsing a Site within an already established user session.

Pillsbury Microsites — MOBILEMODE
Used to detect if a user is accessing a Pillsbury microsite via a mobile device so that the experience can be optimized for that user session.

These cookies are used by the web server to identify if the same user is browsing a Site within an already established user section.

How to Control Cookies
When you first access the Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By continuing to browse the Sites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookies Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features on the Sites. You can do this by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.

Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

Web Beacons
As well as cookies, we use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to our Sites. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

Web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our Sites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our Sites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed, and to improve Site performance.

Changes to this Cookies Policy
We may occasionally amend this Cookies Policy to reflect our activities and user feedback, and we reserve the right to make changes to this Cookies Policy at any time.

The provisions contained in this Cookies Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to the Sites.

Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookies Policy was last revised.

We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Cookies Policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Sites in order to enhance your experience.

Contact
If you have any questions or comments regarding our Cookies Policy or our Sites, please contact us using the Contact Us page or at [email protected].

You can also write to us at:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
1540 Broadway
New York
NY 10036-4039
USA

“Do Not Track” Browser Settings
We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser, because we do not track users other than for aggregate statistical purposes.

Opting Out of Communications
If you have subscribed to or are otherwise receiving Pillsbury news, alerts, blog posts, or similar information from us by email and no longer want to receive such information in the future, you may opt-out of receiving these emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those emails you receive. Please allow ample time for us to process your request. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing, please contact us using the Contact Us page or at [email protected].

Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving emails, you may still receive communications related to your interaction with us (such as confirmation of a registration or form submission) or otherwise as required by law. Also note that we may need to keep personal information we have collected about you to respect your decision to opt-out, for record-keeping, research and other purposes.

Disclosing Information to Third Parties
We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any personal information that we collect about you through our Sites, except in any of the following situations:

  • You request or consent to the release of your personal information;
  • We will disclose your personal information to third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Sites, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us;
  • We will disclose your personal information to service providers or suppliers where the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us;
  • Where you have provided your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time, we will provide your personal information to other select third parties approved by Pillsbury as offering products or services relevant and useful to you. The use by and/or content of communications from any third party will be pre-approved by Pillsbury;
  • We may disclose personal information about you as part of a merger, acquisition or other sale or transfer of the assets or business of Pillsbury. In such circumstances, we will take steps to inform you of the transfer either directly or indirectly through publishing news of the transaction; and
  • We may disclose personal information you have provided to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, or to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements; or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.

We will also share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we disclose the number of visitors to the Sites or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.

Security
Where Personal Information is requested, we use technology designed to encrypt the information that you input before it is sent to us. In addition, we take steps to protect the user data we collect against unauthorized access. However, you should keep in mind that the Sites are run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control. While we take steps to protect your personal information and keep it secure, you also play a role in protecting your information. You must maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your passwords and account information with any unauthorized parties. Please also be aware that despite our best intentions and the guidelines outlined in this privacy policy, no data transmission over the Internet or encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Sites, and therefore you use our Sites at your own risk.

Retention
We will store your personal information, in a form which permits us to identify you, for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the personal information is processed. We may retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and rights, or if it is not technically reasonably feasible to remove it. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your personal information quickly upon request.

Links to Other Websites
Our Sites may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only addresses the use and disclosure of your personal information collected through our Sites, if any. If you choose to visit an external website linked from a Site, you will leave our Site. While we try to link only to websites that share our standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked websites. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.

Child Privacy
If you are under the age of majority in your home jurisdiction, please do not use or access the Sites. It is not our intention to collect or use personal information from anyone under the age of majority, and we will not knowingly do so. If we are made aware that we have collected any personal information from minors, and are asked to delete such information from our databases, we will promptly do so.

Access from Outside the United States
If you access a Site from outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States, which may involve the transfer of information out of your country of origin. By allowing us to collect personal information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your personal information.

We will share personal information with members of our global legal practice for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. Where personal information relating to individuals within the European Economic Area is provided to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales under number OC30330 and having its registered office at Tower 42, Level 23, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ, it will be transferred to our servers within the United States on the basis of Standard Contract Clauses recognized by the European Commission. If you would like to obtain a copy of the Standard Contract Clauses, please contact us using the Contact Us page or at [email protected].

Your California Privacy Rights
For California residents only. We may disclose your personal information to our affiliates or other related third parties for their use in marketing to you. Pursuant to California’s “Shine the Light Act,” California residents are permitted to request information about the manner in which we share certain categories of information with third parties for their marketing use. Please send an email to [email protected] to request a copy of our disclosure pursuant to California law.

We will provide the required information to your email address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

Your European Privacy Rights
For European residents only. Under European data protection law, in certain circumstances, you have the right to:

  • Request access to any personal information we hold about you (“Subject Access Request”) as well as related information, including the purposes for processing the personal information, the recipients or categories of recipients with whom the personal information has been shared, where possible, the period for which the personal information will be stored, the source of the personal information, and the existence of any automated decision making;
  • Obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal information we hold about you;
  • Request that personal information held about you is deleted;
  • Prevent or restrict processing of your personal information; and
  • Request transfer of personal information directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.

Also, where you believe that Pillsbury has not complied with its obligation under this privacy policy or European law, you have the right to make a complaint to an EU Data Protection Authority, such as the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us using the Contact Us page or at [email protected]illsburylaw.com.

Governing Law
By choosing to visit our Sites or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and the United States of America. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in our Terms of Use, or other agreements that we have with you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect our activities and user feedback, and we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to the Sites. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Privacy Policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Sites in order to enhance your experience.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy or our Sites, please contact us using the Contact Us page or at [email protected].

You can also write to us at:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
1540 Broadway
New York
NY 10036-4039
USA