Online Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

December 15, 2015

This online privacy policy applies to the Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP (“‘Stradley Ronon”) website and online resources that link to our website. Stradley Ronon is aware of our users’ concerns about their privacy when visiting our website and online resources. This policy explains what information we collect about users, how we collect that information, what we use the information for, who we disclose information to, and how users can limit the uses we make of Personally Identifiable Information (as described below).

Please read this entire policy before using or submitting information to us through this website or any online resource. By using our website, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy, and any information you submit to Stradley Ronon through a website or online resource will be collected, processed, used, and disclosed in accordance with these terms.

1. What Data Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

Personally Identifiable Information. Stradley Ronon’s website may collect Personally Identifiable Information, which is information that either directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publically available information to identify or contact you. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information include your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other information in combination with such identifiers.

Certain areas of our website and online resources allow you to submit your Personally Identifiable Information to us. For example, you may subscribe to a Stradley Ronon mailing list or newsletter, or create an account in our Alumni Network. We may use the information you provide to send you requested information like newsletters or publications, respond to your inquiry, send you other mailings that we think may be of interest to you, improve our website, verify your relationship with Stradley Ronon, and take other actions that may be necessary to respond to your request.

We may combine Personally Identifiable Information you provide with other information you’ve provided to Stradley Ronon through our website. We may also combine Personally Identifiable Information collected through our website and online resources with Stradley Ronon’s offline records and information provided to us by third parties. We use this consolidated information to improve our website and online resources, enhance our marketing activities, better design our offerings, and facilitate other business functions.

Other Information. Our website and online resources also collect other basic information about you which does not directly identify you but which may correspond with you or a particular device (e.g., the internet protocol address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider). We use this information to learn more about how our website and online resources are used (e.g., to determine how many visitors we have to different pages on our website) and to otherwise improve and administer the website. We also use this information to enable us to deliver information tailored to your interests and preferences, based on your use of the website. In addition, certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, and Internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure that our website functions properly.

To collect basic information, we use the techniques described below:

Cookies. This website may use a tracking technology called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small data file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive where your internet browser files are kept. This file is then stored on your computer. Cookies enable us to recognize when a computer being used to browse our website has previously visited the Stradley Ronon website or online resource. Cookies can also be used to enable a website to “remember” the information a visitor has previously inputted (e.g., your e-mail log in your Alumni Network Account). Cookies may be placed on your computer both by us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytic services. We may use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of the information we supply to you and other users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Cookies also help us deliver a consistent and smooth browsing experience to visitors.

Most internet browsers allow you to change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or to automatically refuse all cookies. Please be aware that some functionality on our website and online resources relies on the use of cookies and may not be available should you choose to refuse all cookies.

Web Beacons. On certain web pages or in e-mails we send to you, we may utilize a technology called a “web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). We may use web beacons to help determine which e-mail messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyze the effectiveness of the website by measuring the number of visitors to a website or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a website.

Social Plug-ins. This website may use social plug-ins (e.g., the Twitter “Like” button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our website, the operator of the social plug-in may be able to place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our website. If you are logged into the associated social media website (e.g., Twitter) while browsing on our website, the social plug-in allows that social media website to receive information that you have visited our website. The social plug-in may also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on our website with other users of their social media website. For more information about the information shared via a particular social media plug-in, you should refer to that social media website’s privacy statement.

2. Does Stradley Ronon Disclose Your Information to Third Parties?

Stradley Ronon does not sell, share, or otherwise disclose the information we collect through our website or online resources, except as provided in this policy. We may disclose information to third parties who provide us with various business services, including monitoring and maintaining the website and preparing newsletters and mailings.

We may also disclose information we collect in special cases, including when we have a reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring a legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights and property or those of any other person. We may also disclose information when we believe the law requires it and in any situation that involves threats to any person’s physical safety.

If all or part of Stradley Ronon is merged into another entity, the information we have about you may be transferred to a third party as part of that transaction. We will try to assure that no Personally Identifiable Information that is transferred will be used or shared in a manner inconsistent with this policy. Your continued use of this website would, however, signify your agreement to be bound by the privacy statement and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner or operator.

3. Will Stradley Ronon Transfer Your Information Internationally?

Stradley Ronon’s website and online resources are owned and operated in the United States, but the information you provide may be accessible by our vendors in other countries. If you are visiting this website from a country other than the United States, your information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country. By using this website, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.

4. Is this Website Intended for Children?

Stradley Ronon’s website and online resources are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13-years old. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 years old believes that the child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at 2005 Market Street, Suite 2600, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attn. Lee A. Rosengard to request the information’s deletion. Anyone under 18 years old should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information to Stradley Ronon.

5. How Can You Control and Update Your Information with Stradley Ronon?

Stradley Ronon wants to keep only accurate information about you. To update or correct your contact information, please e-mail us at marketing@stradley.com. At any time, you may also e- mail us at marketing@stradley.com to ask that we remove your name, contact information, and e-mail address from the lists we use to send our mailings and contact you. We may retain a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information, however, for our record-keeping purposes.

6. How Does Stradley Ronon Keep Your Information Secure?

Stradley Ronon takes reasonable steps to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no internet transmission is ever completely secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent using this website or another online resource may not be secure; so please do not send sensitive information in your e-mails via this website to us. You should take special care before deciding to send us information via e-mail. If you create an account on Stradley Ronon’s website, it is your responsibility to protect your access credentials from unauthorized access or use.

7. Is Stradley Ronon Responsible for the Websites It Links to?

We are not. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of third-party websites or resources, and our privacy policy does not apply to any websites that are not affiliated with Stradley Ronon, even if you access them via a link on our website. You should review the privacy policies of any third-party website before providing any information.

8. What Else Do You Need to Know?

Stradley Ronon reserves the right to amend this policy at our discretion. When changes are made, we will post the updated policy and the date of its revision.

9. How Can You Contact Us?

If you have a complaint about this website or questions about this policy, including anything relating to copyright infringement, please contact Lee A. Rosengard at 215.564.8032 or by e- mail at lrosengard@stradley.com.

If you have any further questions or comments about our website, please contact Cheryl Toscan at 215.564.8172 or by e-mail at ctoscan@stradley.com. Your feedback about the content and operation of our website is welcomed.

Your California Privacy Rights: California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at 2005 Market Street, Suite 2600, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attn. Lee A. Rosengard or by e-mail at lrosengard@stradley.com. Be sure to include your name and address. If you would like a response via email, please include an email address. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law.

DISCLAIMER: This website is intended for informational purposes only and reports on the firm, its lawyers and legal developments of interest to the public. The posting of information on this website, or the receipt of information by viewers of this website, is not intended to - and does not - create an attorney-client relationship. This website is not intended to provide legal advice, and visitors to this website should refrain from acting on information posted here without seeking specific legal advice from individually qualified counsel. If you are not currently a client of the firm, sending an e-mail will not create an attorney-client relationship, will not be a privileged communication, and the contents of that e-mail message may be required by law to be disclosed to others. We cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict-of-interest.

The best way for you to initiate a possible representation is to contact partner Lee A. Rosengard at 215.564.8032 or by e-mail at lrosengard@stradley.com. Mr. Rosengard will take you through our conflict-of-interest procedure and refer you to the Stradley Ronon lawyer best suited to handle your matter.

This website is not intended as an advertisement in any jurisdiction where the firm is not permitted to engage in the practice of law, or where the firm or this website does not comply with all applicable legal and ethical rules relating to practice in that jurisdiction. This website is published as a public service, consistent with the obligation of our professionals to help cultivate knowledge of the law by the public in general, in addition to our desire to inform our clients and friends of developments of interest to them.

No portion of this website or its contents may be reproduced for commercial purposes without permission. To obtain permission for copying material from this website, please contact us via e-mail at ctoscan@stradley.com. Any document reproduced with permission must not be modified and must include the copyright notice(s) affixed to this website and the material. 
 
 
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