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Privacy

ABOUT THIS POLICY: 

This policy describes our practices on the websites where it is posted. It also applies to text messages and emails.

This policy does not apply to our use of employee information. It also does not apply to information we collect from you offline.

You agree to the terms in this policy when you use this site.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT:

Contact information. For example, we may collect your name and email address. We may also collect your street address, fax number, or phone number. We may also collect your company name.

Other Information. If you use our websites, we may collect information about the browser you are using. Our web server may store your IP address and domain. We might track the pages you visit. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We collect this information using tracking tools described in this policy. To control those tools, please read the “Your Choices” section.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION:

We collect information directly from you. For example, if you contact us to ask questions or leave comments. We also collect information if you sign up for our email briefings or our text message updates.

We collect information from you passively. We collect personal information about users over time and across different websites when you use this website or service. We also have third parties that collect personal information this way. We use tracking tools like browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons. To learn more about these tools and how you can control them, read the “Your Choices” section.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION:

To respond to your questions and requests

To improve our website and update our email lists. For example, we might use cookies to track new or past website visitors.  We may also use tracking tools to see what areas of our site are the most interesting to our visitors.

To communicate with you about our relationship.

For other business purposes. For example, we may use your email address to share client briefings or events. We may also contact you about legal developments.

INFORMATION SHARING:

We may share your information for our business purposes and as legally permitted, including:

If we think we have to in order to comply with the law.  For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena.  We may also share if a government agency requests. We may also share if an investigatory body requests.

With third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we share information with vendors. We may also authorize them to collect information on our behalf.  Some vendors may be located outside of the United States.

With our business partners. If we provide joint services, we share information with business partners.

For other reasons we may describe to you.

YOUR CHOICES:

You can opt out of marketing emails or text messages by following the instructions in any marketing emails or text messages you receive. You can also opt-out by sending us an email. To request changes to or to review your information, please send us an email. You may also email us to have your personal information deleted.

You can choose not to provide personal information. However if you don’t provide us with information some website features may not work.  You can also choose to configure browser not to accept cookies. If you do so, however, some parts of our website may not work.

You can control cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings. If you block cookies on your browser, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking activities we have described here will stop. Choices you make are both browser and device-specific.

Our Do Not Track Policy. Some web browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature. This feature lets you tell websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. These features are not yet uniform across browsers. Our sites are not currently set up to respond to those signals.

WHERE WE STORE INFORMATION:

Our sites are generally operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using our sites and giving us your information, you consent to such transfer. You also understand that the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.

SECURITY:

We use industry standard means to protect our website and your information. The Internet is not 100% secure, though. We cannot promise that your use of our site will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution on the Internet.

LINKS:

Our site contains links to third party sites. If you click on one of those links, you will be taken to websites we do not control. This policy does not apply to the information practices of that website. You should read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third party sites.

POLICY UPDATES:

From time to time we may change our privacy practices. The latest version of this policy will be posted here. Sometimes there may be a material change to this policy that we wish to apply retroactively. If so, we will notify you and obtain your consent to the extent required by law.

MORE QUESTIONS:

If you have additional questions you can call us at (312) 558-5600, fax us at (312) 558-5700, or reach us by email.  You can write to us at:

Attn: Webmaster
Winston & Strawn
35 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Please include your email address, name, address and telephone number when you contact us. This helps us handle your request correctly.