Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 21, 2019

Your privacy is important to us at Farella Braun + Martel LLP and its affiliates (collectively, “Farella,” “we,” or “us”). The use of this website, or any other website controlled and operated by us, constitutes your acceptance of the terms of the following Privacy Policy, including any amendments and/or revisions by Farella, which may be made at any time. We encourage you to read this policy prior to using our website and to revisit the policy regularly.

Information We Collect

  • Information you provide through our sites

Providing your personal information is not generally required to use a Farella site. However, certain services to which you may subscribe (such as client alerts and updates or event registration) may require you to provide certain personal information, which Farella will use to respond to your inquiries or to transmit requested publications or items that we believe may be relevant to you. You may also receive periodically other mailings (in hard copy or digitally) related to Farella events, seminars, or services that may be of interest to you.

  • Information you provide at events

When you register online to attend events at or hosted by Farella, we may collect your name, email address, company name, address, and/or phone number. We also collect information that you provide to us in person, such as on a registration form and/or on your business card.

  • Information we collect automatically through our sites

When you visit our sites, we automatically collect certain information such as the name of your Internet service provider, the IP address of the computer or device you are using, the device ID, browsing history, the type of browser software and operating system that you use, the date and time you access this site, the Internet address, if any, from which you linked directly to this site, the Internet address, if any, to which you travel from this site, and other similar traffic-related information.

This information is mandatory, and we may use the foregoing information internally to help us improve our sites and the services that we provide through them, and we may provide such information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain site-related services (e.g., web hosting or maintenance services) on the firm's behalf.

  • Cookies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about you as you navigate through our sites. Cookies and tracking technologies help us to make interactions with our sites easier and faster for you. We also use cookies and other tracking technologies to analyze trends, administer the services provided through our sites, and track activity and interactions with our sites.

You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject or delete cookies, you can still use our sites, but your ability to use some features or areas may be limited. Please note that some features and tools on our sites may also be impaired if you block all cookies.

  • “Do Not Track” technologies

We currently do not respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals.

How We Use Information

  • Confidentiality

First, if you are not already a current client of Farella, do not include any confidential, secret or otherwise sensitive information in communications with the firm. Absent such a relationship between you and the firm, Farella does not have a duty or a legal obligation to keep confidential any information that you provide to us. Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Farella will not be considered confidential or secret, may be disclosed to others, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Farella.

  • Use

We use the information you provide and we collect to provide and improve our services, communicate with you (including providing newsletters you subscribe to), market our services, and to keep our records and billing information updated.

How We Share Information

  • Service providers

We share information about you with our third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services for us, on our behalf, which may include providing mailing or email services, billing or invoicing services, tax and accounting services, payments processing, data enhancement services, fraud prevention, web hosting, or providing analytic services. These service providers are authorized to use your information only as necessary to provide services on our behalf and under our direction.

  • Necessary disclosures

We share information about you when we believe that disclosure is (a) required to comply with laws, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (b) necessary to enforce the provisions of this policy; or (c) necessary to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Farella, our clients, or the public as required or permitted by law.

Your Privacy Rights

Depending on the country where you are located, you may have the following rights in connection with information we collect about you:

  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if our data collection practices do not comply with the laws and regulations;
  • The right to access the information we collect about you (we may charge a reasonable, administrative fee, if further copies of information are requested);
  • The right to correct inaccuracies in information we collect about you;
  • The right to object to specific types of processing;
  • The right to have information we collect about you “erased” or restrict processing of such information (but note that if you request that your information be “erased,” we may retain the information if necessary for a legitimate business purpose); and
  • The right to withdraw consent for future processing of your information.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, email us at [email protected] and we will respond to your request in a reasonable time. Depending on your location, you may have the right to file a complaint with a government regulator if you are not satisfied with our response.

Data Retention

We store your information as long as it is necessary to provide our services and fulfill our legal obligations.

Data Security

We take reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect unauthorized access, alteration, misuse, or destruction of data located on and collected by our website. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have any questions about our security practices, you can contact us at [email protected] and/or the address listed below.

Third Party Sites and Services

Certain third party services or websites you use, or navigate to from our site (such as social media sites) may have separate user terms and privacy policies that are independent from this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third party services or applications. We recommend carefully reviewing the user terms and privacy statement of each third party service, website, and/or application prior to using it.

Children’s Privacy

Our services are intended for a general audience and are not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us at [email protected], and we will promptly delete that information from our records.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Please note that we review and modify our Privacy Policy and other policies from time to time, and that these policies, and our collection and use of your information, are therefore subject to change. Your continued use of the website following the posting of a revised Privacy Policy means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are responsible for periodically visiting this page to check for any changes or updates.

Contact Us

To contact us regarding this Privacy Policy and/or our privacy practices, you may contact us by email at [email protected], by phone at 888-523-0340, or by mail at the following address:

Privacy Department
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
235 Montgomery Street, 18th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94104

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