The terms “you” and “your” refer to you and any other visitor to the Blog, including commenters, casual visitors to our Blog, those who wish to learn more about our services; clients, and others who choose to subscribe to our publications and receive announcements and other information from our Blog.
1) Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
We also use this information to:
• personalize the content and information you will see based on your personal characteristics or preferences
• notify you of relevant news and features on the Blog (if you opt in to receiving such information)
• ensure, as far as is practical, that our Blog is compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors
Please note that if you supply Personally Identifiable Information to us through our Blog, the communication you send to us will not create a lawyer-client relationship with us. Do not send us any information that you or anyone else considers to be confidential or secret unless we have first agreed to be your lawyers in that matter. Any information you send us before we agree to be your lawyers cannot be protected from disclosure.
2) Protection of Information
When you visit our Blog, post a comment, or email a communication, your data passes through a server maintained by Arnstein & Lehr LLP. The technology used in this process is designed to prevent someone other than Arnstein & Lehr LLP from viewing and downloading your information. For more information on this subject, see External Considerations below.
Arnstein & Lehr LLP may collect the domain names of all visitors to our Blog in order to measure the Blog’s effectiveness and to determine ongoing improvements. We may also collect the e-mail addresses from emailed messages received. No domain names, email addresses or other Personal Identifiable Information provided will be shared with or sold to any other company or individual without prior authorization. We may provide aggregate statistics to reputable parties about the visitors to our Blog, but these statistics will not include any personal or private information that identifies you.
Additionally, when you visit our Blog, a tiny element of data called a “cookie” is automatically sent to your browser and may be stored on your hard drive so that our Blog recognizes you when you return. These cookies do not contain any Personally Identifiable Information. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie (rather than automatically accept all cookies); however, should you decide not to accept cookies from our Blog, you will limit your access to certain benefits provided by the Blog.
Arnstein & Lehr LLP may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Arnstein & Lehr; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Arnstein & Lehr LLP; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our employees, users of our products or services, or members of the public.
3) The Relationship Between This Policy And Applicable Ethics Rules
4) Ongoing Communications
When registering at our Blog, you may be asked whether you would like to receive future communications about Arnstein & Lehr services and publications. If you authorize these communications, but later change your mind, please contact us (see Contact Us below for details on how to contact us).
5) External Considerations
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, Arnstein & Lehr LLP cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to our Blog over the Internet. We do, however, attempt to act in a commercially reasonably manner to help ensure the security of all information that passes through our server.
We describe many of our services on our Blog. These services are reasonably described to the best of our ability, but Arnstein & Lehr LLP does not guarantee that the descriptions of our services and publications are accurate in every detail or that each service will be available when and where needed to fulfill a specific request.
6) Children’s Policy
The content of our Blog is appropriate for, but not targeted to, children under the age of thirteen. Arnstein & Lehr LLP does not market products or services to this age group on our Blog.
Concerning Blog Functionality and Availability. Arnstein & Lehr LLP does not promise that the Blog will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that the Blog will provide specific results from your use of any content, search, or link on the Blog. ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNCTIONALITY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE.
Advisory; No Legal Advice Provided Via the Blog. The information presented on the Blog is provided as a courtesy by Arnstein & Lehr LLP. The Blog is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice. If you have, or suspect that you may have a legal problem, you should consult your lawyer to obtain legal information and recommendations specific to your problem. ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE BLOG. Persons accessing this information assume full responsibility for the use of the information and understand and agree that Arnstein & Lehr LLP is not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from the use of the information.
Use of Blog Does Not Create an Attorney-Client Relationship. You agree that your use of our Blog does not create an attorney-client relationship and that communications using the Blog are not confidential.
8) Notice of Security Incident
If we detect, despite the safeguards set out above, an intrusion or other unauthorized access to or use of Personal Information (an “Intrusion”), we will (i) notify affected users of the Intrusion if the information at issue is sensitive, as determined by law; (ii) deliver this notice by the means we deem most efficient under the circumstances (such as, for example, first class mail or email); (iii) use contact information for each affected user that is current in our files; and (iv) use commercially reasonable efforts to accomplish these steps and effect this notice in a timely manner. To the extent applicable law requires steps in addition to those specified above, we will under all circumstances comply with applicable law.
9) Notification of Changes
11) Contact Us
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Attn: Privacy Officer
Please be sure to include your full name, address, telephone number and email address so that we may reach you with a response.
Last modified: April 10, 2009
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