Privacy and Cookies
Privacy and Cookies
Effective Date: September 2016
1. Information We Collect From You When You Visit Latham Sites
In general, you may visit Latham Sites without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself except as set forth in this section. Like many websites, our server logs capture information regarding your operating system, browser software, IP (Internet Protocol) address, and the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website, including date and time. We may use this information to improve the services we provide through the Latham Sites, to monitor and improve the performance of our servers, to administer the Latham Sites, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Latham Sites. If you view a program on the Latham Sites, the fact that you watched the program and when you watched the program will be logged. We log this information to determine which videos our clients consider useful.
- Cookies which are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website
- Performance and analytics cookies (including Google Analytics) which keep track of the pages that you visit and the videos and other content you access, so we can determine which content is most popular and improve the performance of our website. These cookies record only anonymous statistical data and do not collect any personal information that could identify an individual visitor
- Functionality cookies which remember the choices you make, such as language options or the region you are in. These cookies help to make your visit more personal and are deleted automatically when you close your browser or the session expires
- Cookies which keep track of how you share content from the Latham Sites via social media or email, using sharing buttons provided by AdThis
2. Information You Submit To Us Through the Latham Sites
If you join one or more of our mailing lists or otherwise choose to provide personal information to us through the Latham Sites, we will use that information for the purpose for which it was collected, for example:
- Registering for an event
- Requesting a publication
- Signing up to a mailing list
- Asking to be contacted by Latham
and for other reasonably related compatible purposes such as administering the Latham Sites.
Your information may be accessed by third party service providers who will process that information solely for our benefit and in accordance with our instructions – see Section 8 below for more information. However, we will not provide your personal information to or share it with any third party for their own marketing purposes except in connection with requests you make that clearly involve third parties, such as publications produced by third parties or events that are presented or sponsored by third parties. This will always be made clear to you before you sign up for the publication or event.
3. Information You Submit To Us Through the Alumni Network
If you register to use the Alumni Network, you may choose to submit comments and share personally identifiable information, such as contact information. Note that this information may be accessible to other members of the Alumni Network so do not submit anything you do not want others to see. We may use information that you submit through the Alumni Network for the following purposes:
- For the administration of the Alumni Network
- To keep in contact with you and facilitate contact between members of the Alumni Network
- To plan events for Alumni
- To share information with you that is interesting or relevant to you,
- To contact you for research purposes
We will, however, always ask for permission to send you information or contact you for market research purposes. You may also opt out at any time. Your information may be accessed by third party service providers who will process that information solely for our benefit and in accordance with our instructions – see Section 8 below for more information.
4. Information You Submit To Us Through Job Agent
If you register to use Job Agent, any information you submit will be maintained in Latham & Watkins’ global applicant database hosted in the United States and managed by its trusted third party service providers. Latham personnel and Latham agents involved in the recruitment process may then access your information from any Latham office world-wide or from any other world-wide location where they may be working. The information gathered will not be shared with external companies and will not be used for marketing purposes other than its possible use to recruit you to join Latham & Watkins.
5. Your Rights to Access and Update Your Personal Information
Latham takes reasonable steps to avoid unauthorized changes to personally identifiable information you submit to Latham Sites. For so long as Latham elects to continue to provide the Latham Sites, and provided that you comply with all agreements concerning use of these sites, we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with online access to your registration data and other personal information so that you may view, update or correct it. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.
You may opt out of receiving marketing and market research communications at any time by using the unsubscribe links provided or by contacting us at [email protected].
6. Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information
The majority of the personal information collected by Latham is provided by you voluntarily on the Latham Sites, for example when you sign up to join a mailing list or register for an event, and is therefore collected with your permission. The remaining personal information is collected for Latham’s legitimate business purposes, for example to monitor and improve the quality of the Latham Sites and our services, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Latham Sites.
8. Sharing of Information
Latham operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership (with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Singapore, as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan, and as an affiliated sole proprietorship in Saudi Arabia), and all personal information under its possession will be shared with the affiliated limited liability partnerships and affiliated partnerships. The entity responsible for the management and use of the Latham Sites and personal information collected from them is Latham & Watkins LLP in the United States.
Latham will not sell or release your personal data to third parties or allow them to direct market their products and services to you, except with your agreement as described in Section 2 above.
9. Transfer of Information Across National Borders
Latham Sites are operated on servers located in various jurisdictions, including the United States. When you access or use Latham Sites, personal information about you may be transferred outside the country in which you are situated to these other locations.
Latham has adopted a set of Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs”) which have been approved by Data Protection Regulators in Europe. The BCRs allow personal information originating in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to be transferred globally within the firm, and ensure that such personal information is protected to the same standard when processed by any Latham entity or office around the world. For more information click here.
Whenever we share personal information about users of Latham Sites with our trusted third party service providers, we will put in place appropriate contracts containing standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission to protect that information and the rights of individuals.
10. Children’s Privacy
We are committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Latham Sites and services are not directed to children under the age of 16 We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. If we receive personal information that we discover was provided by a child under the age of 16, we will promptly destroy such information. Schools and parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider the use of other means to provide a child-friendly online environment. Additional information is available on the Direct Marketing Association's home page at http://www.the-dma.org. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, visit the Federal Trade Commission home page at http://www.ftc.gov.
If you have registered to use online services on one of the Latham Sites, your account details may be password protected. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential and secure, and to sign out once you have finished browsing. Latham Sites are not designed to store sensitive personal information such as financial, health, criminal , racial or ethnic origin or political affiliation and you should not use Latham Sites for that purpose. We believe Latham Sites use measures that are commercially reasonable to secure your personal information, but we cannot and do not provide any assurance that these measures will be sufficient to protect against every possible effort to gain unauthorized access to the information.
12. Agreement, Changes
13. Contacts, Rights
If you have an online account, you may access, update and correct your personal information – including your marketing choices – using the account management facilities. You may also opt out of receiving marketing and market research communications at any time by contacting us at [email protected].
Latham’s Data Privacy Complaints Procedure contains information on:
- how to access personal information relating to you
- how to request correction or deletion of your personal information
- how to object to processing or request a restriction on use of your personal information
- how to raise any other concern about our use of your personal information
Alternatively, please send an e-mail to our Data Privacy Specialists. Requests for notification of the purpose for which personal information will be used and/or its disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, termination of use or erasure will be processed in accordance with firm procedures.
You also have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority if you believe that your personal information has been collected or used in breach of relevant privacy legislation or Latham’s Binding Corporate Rules. If you are located in the European Union, this will be the Data Protection Authority in the country in which you are located. Alternatively you may contact the Office of the Information Commissioner in the UK at www.ico.org.uk, by telephone on +44 (0)303 123 1113 or by writing to this address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF United Kingdom.
14. Data Controller
The data controller for this website is: Latham & Watkins LLP , 555 West Fifth Street, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90013 United States.