Last updated: April 5, 2021
As of this update, we do not currently qualify as a “business” under the California Consumer Privacy Act, and as such, the provisions of the CCPA do not apply to us. However, we take your privacy seriously and are happy to explain to you what information we collect, how we use it and who we share it with on a voluntary basis.
1. CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE COLLECT THAT INFORMATION
During the past 12 months, we collected the following categories of Personal Information from sources as follows:
A. Information You Provide to Us.
We collect information or data about you or that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address(es), telephone number(s), e-mail address(es), professional experience, professional affiliations, or other information or data (“personal information”) when you voluntarily choose to disclose such information to us, directly or indirectly through a representative. For example, you may disclose personal information to us when you submit information by mail, telephone, email, electronically through our website, or to apply for employment with us.
B. Information Collected from Other Sources.
We may also collect personal information about you from another source, for example, from opposing parties, opposing counsel, court personnel, business associates of yours, your employees, your employer, your representative, experts or a publicly available source.
2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We only use your Personal Information for a legal and legitimate interest, such as:
A. Legal Services. We use and process your Personal Information for providing legal services, promoting and marketing our legal services, assisting with managing, enhancing and improving our legal services, communicating with you about those legal services, and complying with our legal and ethical obligations related to those legal services.
B. Employment. If you apply for a job with us, you will be asked to enter or upload your first and last name, resume and transcripts, phone, email address, law school, graduation year, application office, department, and position. You may also provide your middle name, address, country, search firm, search firm recruiter, search firm email, reference(s), a cover letter, writing sample, deal sheet and additional transcripts.
C. Marketing. We may process certain of your personal information for direct marketing based on your consent. You have the option to withdrawing your consent at any time.
D. Contract Performance. We may use or process personal information in connection with pre-contract activities and discussion with you, and to perform a contract that we have with you.
E. Legal Obligations. We will use or process personal information as necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. This includes using or processing personal information for defense of claims against us and satisfying any government reporting obligations and requests.
F. Other Legitimate Interests. We will process your personal information for any of our other legitimate interests not described above. These include analyzing use of our website or services, tailoring website and news content, setting preferences in our website or electronic mailings, improving our websites, offering and managing programs and events, fulfilling our obligations to our clients and others, and managing our client and vendor relationships.
3. HOW AND WHERE WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION
A. To Our Service Providers. We will also disclose your personal information to service providers that perform services for us and who are obligated to secure the information, such as contract attorneys, special consultants, expert witnesses other outsourced service providers, and information technology suppliers.
B. To Opposing Counsel, Court Personnel, Experts and Authorities. We may also disclose your personal information as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement, including in response to requests from public and government authorities outside your country of residence or to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you or others anywhere in the world.
4. HOW LONG WE KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you are employed by SLG, your personal information will be retained for at least so long as you continue to be employed by us, and thereafter for at least the minimum period required by applicable law. If you have applied for a position with us but are not offered a position, we may retain your personal information in order to consider you for any future positions. We will do so, however, only if you grant your consent to such extended retention. If you do not grant such consent, then we will retain your personal information only as necessary to comply with all applicable laws.
In all other cases, we retain Personal Information until such time as we no longer expect to need to use it for any legal and legitimate purpose and otherwise in accordance with all applicable laws. At the appropriate time, we will take reasonable steps to destroy your personal information or ensure that your personal information is de-identified, except were we need to retain such information to satisfy legal and professional ethical obligations.
5. FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
We do not offer financial incentives to consumers based upon the retention or sale of a consumer’s personal information.
6. YOUR RIGHTS WITH REGARD TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Subject to local law, you may have certain rights regarding personal information we have collected about you. Such rights might include the right to (a) know what personal information we have collected about you, (b) know what personal information about you was disclosed to third parties, (c) update or correct such information if you believe there is an inaccuracy, (d) restrict the processing of your personal information, (e) request deletion of your personal information, (f) object to our use of your personal information, or (g) request transmission of your personal information to another data controller. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these privacy rights, except that the deletion of your personal information may prevent us from providing you content, invitation, or benefit that depends on the processing of your personal information.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights provided under local law, you can contact by email at: [email protected].