- The types of information we collect
- How we use your information
- How we share your information
- How we protect and store your information
- Your rights and choices
- Third-party cookies and other tracking technologies
- HIPAA and HITECH Act obligations
- How to contact us
The types of information we collect
Information you provide us
Some of the Services may include features or services that allow you to directly provide us with contact information, such as your full name and email address, and other information about you. This includes the following:
- Contact information and any other information you choose to include when you communicate with us, including via email, or respond to our communications.
- Contact information when you subscribe to DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE publications, which includes our newsletters, client advisories, blogs, and other materials.
- When you register for a webinar or event.
- When you submit an application for a position with us.
- When you complete a survey administered by us or a service provider acting on our behalf.
- Payment information and associated contact information when you engage in a transaction on our Services.
You may also choose to submit information about you via other methods, including: (i) interaction with us via social media, including any posts, pictures, videos and messages that you submit to us either via our social media sites (including by use of hashtags associated with us) or our Services; (ii) interaction with our online forums and chatrooms, or by commenting on content posted on our Services; or (iii) in connection with an actual or potential attorney-client relationship with us. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and any contact information provided.
Information we automatically collect
When you interact with the Services, certain information about your use of our Services is automatically collected. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device. This includes the following:
- Details regarding the device you use to access our Services, such as your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
- Details of your visits to and use of our Services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use), such as traffic data, location data, and other communication data, the pages you visit, and how you reached our site.
- Information about how you interact with our publications, including whether you open or click links in any correspondence.
- Information that you make available to us on a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from our Services), including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.
How we use your information
We may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:
- To respond to your inquiries or requests for information.
- To provide you with legal and other services, including to take steps to enter into an attorney-client relationship, process payments, and send service communications.
- To manage, operate, and improve the Services and grow our business, including understanding our customer base and the effectiveness of our marketing, events, promotional campaigns, and publications.
- To enable us to interact with you, including to send you newsletters, client advisories, and direct marketing communications and other materials if you consented to us doing so.
- To understand how users use our Services, including by generating and analyzing statistics.
- To evaluate, recruit, and hire personnel.
- To share information with third-party service providers that provide services on our behalf which help us operate and improve our business.
To comply with legal requirements; to detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal; and protect the rights of DWT, you, or others.
How we share your information
We may share the information we collect as outlined below:
- Service Providers. We engage third-party service providers to perform services on our behalf, such as website, software, or data hosting, content management, database management, technical integration, marketing automation, analytics, site optimization, and payment processing.
- Corporate Affiliates. We share information with our offices and business entities for business purposes, such as internal administration, billing, promoting our events and services, and providing you with services.
- Social Media Platforms. Where you choose to interact with us through social media, your interaction with these programs typically allows the third-party to collect some information about you through cookies they place on your device and other tracking mechanisms. In some cases, the third-party may recognize you through its cookies even when you do not interact with their application. Please visit the third-parties’ respective privacy policies to better understand their data collection practices and controls they make available to you.
- Change of Ownership or Corporate Organization. We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.
- Compliance and Harm Prevention. To comply with applicable law; as provided for under contract; to protect the rights of DWT, you, or others; to respond to requests from law enforcement agencies or other government authorities or third-parties; or as we deem reasonably necessary to provide legal services.
We may also analyze aggregated, de-identified data and share these analyses at our discretion, including with analytics providers to analyze the usefulness and popularity of various web pages on our site.
How we protect and store your information
We use a combination of physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect the information we collect through the Services. While we use these precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of the networks, systems, servers, devices, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.
If you use our Services outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries. The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may differ from the laws of your state or country. Any such transfers will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your data consistent with this Policy.
Your rights and choicesMarketing and other communications
We may send you marketing communications about our products and services, invite you to participate in our events, or otherwise communicate with you for marketing purposes with your consent. If at any time you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies and other tracking technologies
- Site Operations. Enabling features that are necessary for providing you the services on our site, such as remembering your preferences and settings.
- Analytics and Improvements. Allowing us to understand how our Services are being used, track site-performance and make improvements.
- Social Media. Enabling the sharing of content from our Services through social networking and other sites.
How to manage cookies
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Services may not function properly or be available. You may also be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the third-parties who conduct tracking through our Services.
You can find information on how to manage cookie settings on certain browsers via the following links:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/products/firefox/cookies
- Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
Please note, your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. At this time, we do not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.
HIPAA and HITECH Act obligations
DWT agrees to be bound by and will comply with our Business Associate Contract to the extent that: you are our client; you are a covered entity or a business associate under the administrative simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA); and DWT is acting as your business associate under HIPAA (in that we are providing certain services to you involving your protected health information). Our business associate contract has been updated to reflect the 2013 amendments to HIPAA.
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to this location, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Any material changes to the Policy will be published on this website. By your continued use of our Services, you consent to the terms of the revised Policy.
For questions about our privacy practices, please send us an email at email@example.com or write to us at the address below:
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
920 5th Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104