We are committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of visitors to our Web site (the “Site”) and have developed this policy to set forth our Site information collection and management practices. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this policy. This policy is effective as of May 28, 2016.
We do not actively collect any information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address (“personal information”), other than your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
We collect the personal information that you affirmatively give to us through our Site, such as when you use the “Contact Us” feature, sign up to receive newsletters, updates, advisories, alerts or blogs, announcements or invitations, or register for seminars, webinars or other events, or when you contact us by e-mail. Giving us your personal information through the Site is voluntary and is not required to use the Site. We use this information only to respond to your comments or questions or as related to the specific purpose for which you submitted the information, or to contact you about our other publications or events. We do not share any of your personal information with others for their own use.
The Site is intended for use by businesses and individuals. Our Site is not designed for children and we do now knowingly collect or use any information about individuals who are 13 years of age or younger. If you are not an adult, please do not use the Site.
A “log file” is an automatic record of events that occur on the Site and is maintained on the Site or by our service provider. We use log files to record the URL visited, the title of the page visited, the resolution of the user’s monitor and size of the browser window, the referring address, if any (which is used to pick up search keywords and visits that came through links from other sites), the time it took to fetch and render the page, a unique session identifier, allowing us to view a series of page views as a coherent visit, and other non-personal information regarding your visit to the Site.
This information allows us to monitor how many people are using our Site and for what purposes. We use the information gathered from cookies and log files solely to generate broad demographic and user statistics to improve the content of our Site. We do not link any information obtained from cookies or log files to personal information.
You can easily erase cookies from your computer or mobile device using your browser. For instructions on how to handle and delete cookies, please look under "Help" in your browser. You can choose to disable cookies, or to receive a notification each time a new cookie is sent to your computer or mobile device. However, please note that if you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all features of this Site.
If you visit our Site using your mobile device, we collect the hardware model of your device, the operating system used by your device, and mobile network information.
If you give us your e-mail address, we may send marketing and promotional e-mails, newsletters, updates, advisories, alerts or blogs, and other Firm publications and announcements to you from time to time. Each e-mail contains instructions telling you how to receive such publications by e-mail or how to register for announced events and how to unsubscribe from our e-mail list. Please note that any electronic communication made between you and us, including via the Site, may not be secure and, unless you are already a client, may not be treated as privileged or confidential. While we welcome your inquiries, please do not send us any electronic communication that contains any confidential or sensitive personal information.
We do not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent except as follows: to comply with law or protect the safety of our users or others; or with service providers performing services on our behalf. Any service providers employed by our Firm will have access to your personal information solely to the extent necessary to enable them to perform services on our behalf and will be contractually prohibited from using the personal information for any other purpose.
Please note that the Site does not support “Do Not Track” browser settings and does not currently participate in any “Do Not Track” frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your personal or non-personally identifiable information.
Our Site employs industry standard information security measures designed to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information you provide us through the Site. The Site protects your personal information using encryption using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is a function that encrypts all information sent through the Site so that third parties cannot access such information in transmission. We protect against, but are not responsible for, unauthorized access to information by hackers or other third parties who obtain access through illegal means.
This Site was created by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and is © 2016 by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. All rights are reserved. Permission is granted to view, store, print, reproduce and distribute any page within this Site, provided that no part of the page is altered and this copyright notice is included with any distributed page.
By collecting and using such data, we hope to improve the quality of the Website. We may provide anonymous statistics about our users and related usage information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not enable any third party to identify individuals or individual businesses. The data collected by our servers and/or through cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes mentioned above. Cookies are automatically collected and if you do not wish to have this navigation data collected, we recommend that you do not use the Website. You can also set your browser to block the recording of cookies on your hard drive to minimize the amount of data that may be collected about your navigating on the Website. The procedure for blocking cookies may vary for different software products. Please check your Internet browser software or with your software supplier if you wish to block cookies. However, for optimal use of the Website, we recommend that you do not block the recording of cookies on your computer. Further information can be obtained from http://www.cookiecentral.com/c_concept.htm (an independent website).