Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

This privacy statement explains how we collect, use, and safeguard information about visitors to our site and our newsletter subscribers. If you are, or if you become a client of Patterson Belknap, we may use information about you in additional ways. Full details may be obtained by emailing mktg@pbwt.com.

We take reasonable measures to protect and safeguard the personal information of users of this site and other social media sites we may offer. By using this site and by submitting personal information to us via this site you consent (A) to our collection and use of your personal information for the purposes described in this privacy statement and (B) that all information you submit to the site may be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States.

Information We Collect

Our site typically collects personally identifiable information when you voluntarily submit it through our site. For example, you may submit your name and email address to subscribe to a newsletter. We may also collect information such as IP address, browsing history, and similar information that is not personally identifiable to help us analyze how the site is used, traffic patterns, and browsing history or other information to help us develop the site and improve your experience on our site. We do not combine IP addresses with personally-identifiable information to identify individual users. We do not collect information using cookies.

How We Use and Share Your Information

When you submit your personal information to us through the site, we will use it for the purposes for which you provided it (e.g., to subscribe to newsletters), to send you information on legal developments, inform you of lectures and events that may be of interest to you, and, in our discretion, to implement other requests or suggestions you may make. Occasionally we may share your contact details with other professional organizations in connection with jointly-organized events or with service providers who help us operate the site and provide services. We also reserve the right to share your personal information if required to do so by law, law enforcement, or other legal process or in the good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect our firm or other members of the public in appropriate circumstances. Of course in the unlikely event of a change in control (e.g., resulting from a merger with another entity), we may transfer your information to the other party. We do not otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties.

We are not responsible for the data collection, privacy practices or policies of any third-party site to which we may provide a link or that may link to our site. We encourage you to read the privacy statement and terms of use of other sites.

Children

We do not knowingly solicit personal or other information online from children under the age of 13.

Information Security

We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information stored on our servers. Of course, no computer network or data transmission on the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and so you submit your information at your own risk.

Questions; Review and Correction of Your Information; Opt Out; Governing Law

If you have any questions at all about our terms of use or privacy statement, wish to confirm the personal information you have provided to us, wish to correct or delete inaccurate details, or opt out of receiving further information from us, please contact us at mktg@pbwt.com.

These terms of use and privacy statement are governed by the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements entered into and performed in the State. You agree that any proceeding relating to use of this site must be filed exclusively in the appropriate courts located in New York County, New York and you submit to the jurisdiction of those courts and waive any objection based on an inconvenient forum or other reasons.