Effective Date: June 8, 2016. Last Updated: December 31, 2019.
This Privacy Statement describes information and privacy practices that apply when you use the Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. (“Schwabe,” “us,” “our,” and “we”) website, located at http://www.schwabe.com/ (the “Site”) and when you attend Schwabe events. This Privacy Statement applies to personal information collected when you use this Site and/or when you attend Schwabe events, and is distinct from, or where applicable, supplemental to, our practices related to the collection or use of information we may collect from you in the provision or our services to clients.
PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT BEFORE YOU USE THE SITE. Your use of the Site signifies that you have read and understand all of the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not understand any part of this Privacy Statement, do not use the Site.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Statement at any time. We will post any revised Privacy Statement here and provide a “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Statement. In some cases, we might provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to the homepage our Site). Your use of the Site following such revision signifies to us that you have read and understand all of the terms of this Privacy Statement, as amended, and the revisions will apply to the information collected on and after the date on which we post the revised Privacy Statement.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please see Section 3(b) below regarding our use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
1. Information Collected
(a) Personally Identifiable Information
In order to subscribe to our mailing list or to complete a form to attend a Schwabe-hosted event, you will be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information (described below). YOU ARE NEVER UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. If you do not provide Personally Identifiable Information, you will not be able to use some features of the Site. When you do provide your Personally Identifiable Information, you are authorizing us to use that information in accordance with this Privacy Statement and to store your Personally Identifiable Information on our servers located in the United States (which might have less protective data protection laws than the region in which you reside).
Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Site consists of information including, but not limited to:
(i) Your full name;
(ii) Your company’s name;
(iii) Your email address;
(iv) Your phone number;
(v) Event preferences;
(vi) Information you input into any open text box or search box;
(vii) Any other information you actively enter into the Site.
Personally Identifiable Information can be provided by you to us in several ways, including but not limited to, when you subscribe to receive mailings from us, when you sign up to attend an event, or otherwise actively enter any information into the Site.
(b) Automatically Collected Information
As soon as you access and use the Site, we automatically track, collect, and store information about your visit such as:
(i) Date and time of visit and duration of visit;
(ii) Site traffic patterns and clickstreams;
(iii) Type of web browser used, operating system/platform used;
(iv) Your IP address or mobile device ID;
(v) The website from which you linked to the Site;
(vi) Other similar information about your use of the Site.
This information allows us to track what Site visitors are looking at most frequently so we can analyze trends; recognize and deliver more of the desired features; and continually improve the performance and functionality of the Site. Unless prohibited by law, this Automatically Collected Information could be combined with Personally Identifiable Information you have provided.
2. How We Collect Automatically Collected Information
We use a feature of your internet browser called a “cookie” (a small file automatically placed on your hard drive or device memory, which assigns you a unique, random number that acts as a sort of anonymous ID) to facilitate Site navigation and internet sessions. Standing alone, a cookie does not identify Personally Identifiable Information of a user; rather, it identifies the computer or device that a user uses to access the Site. Unless you choose to identify yourself to us, such as by signing up to receive mailings from us, you remain anonymous to us when browsing the Site.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable the acceptance of cookies at any time by changing the preferences in your browser. Please refer to your browser for information on how to disable and control cookies. If you choose to disable cookies on your browser, you might not be able to use some features of the Site.
(b) IP Addresses and Device IDs
When you visit the Site, we collect your IP address and/or mobile device ID to track and aggregate Automatically Collected Information. For example, we use IP addresses to monitor the regions from which our Site users navigate to the Site.
(c) Third Party Cookies and Website Analytics
We might engage third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from users of the Site. You might encounter cookies from these third parties on certain pages of the Site, which we have allowed. The information provided to these third parties does not include Personally Identifiable Information; rather, these third parties only collect Automatically Collected Information. We use the information collected from these service providers to find usability problems to make the Site easier to use.
3. Use of Collected Information
(a) Use of Personally Identifiable Information, Generally
We might use your Personally Identifiable Information to respond to your information requests; to register you for a Schwabe-hosted event for which you’ve signed up; to otherwise complete your actions and requests made through the Site; to notify you about changes to our services; or to provide required notices. See other sections of this Privacy Statement for more information on how we use your Personally Identifiable Information.
(b) Use of Personally Identifiable Information for Marketing Purposes
If you have subscribed to our mailing list, we will use your Personally Identifiable Information to contact you to provide information about upcoming events that could be of interest to you; to send you eblasts, blog posts, webinars, and other content; and to send you other Schwabe updates and other general information about our services. Please note that Schwabe’s existing and former clients and other contacts will also be added to Schwabe’s mailing list in other ways as well and will receive marketing communications from Schwabe even if they have not subscribed to our mailing list via this website.
With each marketing communication, you will be given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving future marketing notices. You may also opt-out of receiving future marketing notices by contacting us at email@example.com. If you request that we not contact you for marketing purposes (either by using the unsubscribe mechanism or by sending us an email), we reserve the right to contact you for non-marketing purposes relating to your use of the Site or our ongoing business relationship.
(c) Automatically Collected Information
We collect Automatically Collected Information in an effort to ensure that our Site will appear and function appropriately on your computer or device, to help us improve the Site, and so we can determine which website referred you to our Site. We might use Automatically Collected Information to track what our Site users are looking at most frequently so we can recognize and deliver more of the desired features. See other sections of this Privacy Statement for more information on how we use your Automatically Collected Information.
(d) General Use
We use both Automatically Collected Information and Personally Identifiable Information to help diagnose problems with the Site; to analyze statistical use patterns and demographic data; and to improve our Site and services.
4. Who Has Access to the Information We Collect?
Except in the circumstances stated in this Privacy Statement, we will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to any third party. Schwabe does not sell or otherwise disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any third parties for monetary or other valuable consideration, and has not done so in the preceding twelve (12) months.
(a) Third-Party Service Providers
We might provide your Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information to third parties that provide us with services to the extent necessary and appropriate, in our discretion, to perform certain marketing or Site related services on our behalf (e.g., improving Site related services and features, hosting services, directing mailings, conducting website analytics).
(b) Merger, Acquisition, or Sale
We might transfer your Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information to a third party (whether affiliated or not), in the event of a sale or transfer of assets or other disposition of all or any portion of our business. In this event, we will, if allowed, use reasonable efforts to notify you when your Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information is transferred to any third party under this paragraph by posting such notice on the Site and/or by contacting you via the Personally Identifiable Information you have provided us, if any.
(c) Required by Law; Legal Protection
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Statement, we might disclose Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information to any third party, without your consent and without notice to you, if we believe we are legally obligated to do so; if we believe disclosure is necessary to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or if we believe disclosure is necessary to otherwise protect our rights, property, and/or safety and/or that of others.
We might disclose your Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information to a third party with your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you then provide such information.
(e) Automatically Collected Information
We reserve the right to share de-identified aggregated Automatically Collected Information without restriction.
5. Securing Collected Information
We use commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial security measures to assist in protecting against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration of Personally Identifiable Information and/or Automatically Collected Information that is under our control. Unfortunately, no data storage system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information is transmitted between your computer and our servers, or any Personally Identifiable Information or Automatically Collected Information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with the Site.
6. Your Rights and Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
Certain jurisdictions provide individuals with specific rights regarding their personal information. Depending on the jurisdiction in which you reside you may have some or all of the following rights and choices regarding your Personally Identifiable Information.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that Schwabe disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personally Identifiable Information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of Personally Identifiable Information we collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the Personally Identifiable Information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that Personally Identifiable Information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that Personally Identifiable Information.
- The specific pieces of Personally Identifiable Information we collected about you (to the extent technically feasible, this information will be provided to you in a readily useable format that allows you to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance if you desire).
- The categories of Personally Identifiable Information disclosed to third parties, and the categories of any such third party recipients, if we disclosed your Personally Identifiable Information to any third party, such as our service providers, for a business purpose.
Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that Schwabe delete any of your Personally Identifiable Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personally Identifiable Information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personally Identifiable Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with any applicable law, regulation, court order, or other legal obligation.
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please send us a verifiable consumer request via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personally Identifiable Information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personally Identifiable Information or an authorized representative. Where possible, we will attempt to verify your identity by only using Personally Identifiable Information we have previously collected from you, such as an e-mail address. DO NOT SEND US SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION, such as a social security number, in your initial request to exercise any available right(s) related to your personal information.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personally Identifiable Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personally Identifiable Information relates to you. We will only use Personally Identifiable Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format
We will confirm receipt of any request to know or delete within ten (10) days of receipt, and will endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to forty-five (45) additional days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.
We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding receipt of the verifiable consumer request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personally Identifiable Information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights
As stated above, Schwabe does not sell or otherwise disclose to any third parties Personally Identifiable Information for monetary or other valuable consideration, and has not done so in the preceding twelve (12) months. In the event that Schwabe were to ever sell or disclose Personally Identifiable Information for monetary or other valuable consideration, in such case, and depending on the rights provided to you based on the jurisdiction in which you reside:
- If you are 16 years of age or older, you would have the right to direct us to not sell your Personally Identifiable Information at any time (the “right to opt-out”).
- We would not sell the Personally Identifiable Information of individuals we knew to be less than 16 years of age, unless we received affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the individual who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of an individual less than 13 years of age.
- Individuals who opt-in to Personally Identifiable Information sales would be able to opt-out of future sales at any time.
- We would post instructions in this Privacy Statement describing how to exercise your “opt-out” rights, as well as a description of the processes we would follow in response to your request.
7. Updating and Correcting Personal Information
Notwithstanding any rights you may have under any applicable data protection laws, you may update or change your Personally Identifiable Information that we have on file (if any) at any time by sending an email request to email@example.com.
If you request that your Personally Identifiable Information be changed or deleted from our databases, we will use commercially-reasonable efforts to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from our databases, but see Section 8 regarding why we might still maintain some information.
8. Retention and Storage
We might retain your Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information in our databases until you ask us to remove your information from our databases, unless applicable laws require otherwise. Note that even after you ask us to remove your information from our databases, it might not be possible or reasonably feasible to remove some information, such as information tracked in our web server log files and information that resides in backup files. We might also retain Automatically Collected Information even after you request that we remove your information from our databases, for use in the aggregate and to analyze and improve the Site. Further, even after you request that we remove your information from our databases, we might retain Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information to comply with any applicable law, rule, regulation, or guideline; to prevent fraudulent activity; to protect ourselves against liability; and to allow us to enforce our contractual or other rights and to pursue available remedies and limit any damages we might sustain.
9. Links to Third-Party Websites, Products, and Services
This Privacy Statement applies only to the Personally Identifiable Information and Automatically Collected Information collected through the Site. The Site could contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”), products, and services that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for and have not reviewed the privacy practices of the Linked Sites, or the owners or operators of the Linked Sites, products, or services. We shall not be responsible or liable in any way as a result of your use of any Linked Site and/or purchase and/or use of any linked products or services.
10. Social Sharing Features
The Site might enable social sharing features and other integrated tools, which let you share portions of the Site with other media. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please review the privacy statements of the entities that provide these features.
11. Intended Users of the Site
The Site is intended for adults only. By accessing, providing information through, or otherwise using the Site, you affirm (i) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old, or that you are between the age of thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) and possess legal parental or guardian consent to use the Site and provide information through the Site; and (ii) that you are competent and capable of understanding and complying with this Privacy Statement.
We will not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under age thirteen (13) and will not knowingly contact children under age thirteen (13) for marketing purposes.
If any provision of this Privacy Statement is found to be unenforceable, then the unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by an enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of this Privacy Statement shall continue in full force and effect.
13. Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or the use of your information, please contact us at:
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
Client Relations Department
1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
Portland, Oregon 97204
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Effective Date: June 8, 2016
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We reserve the right to revise these Terms at any time. We will post any revised Terms here and provide a “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. In some cases, we might provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to the homepage our Site or by sending an email notice). Your use of the Site following such revision constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to these Terms, as amended, and the revisions will apply to your use of the Site on and after the date on which we post the revised Terms.
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See important information below regarding the jurisdiction for disputes and your indemnification obligations.
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You may use the Site and the content, information, and materials contained on the Site for your informational and non-commercial purposes only. Users of the Site are expected to respect the rights and dignity of others. Specifically, you agree to not:
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Accuracy of Information
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Links; Third-Party Products and Services
For information on how we collect, use, and store information collected through your use of the Site, view our Privacy Statement here. Your use of the Site constitutes your acknowledgment of and agreement to our Privacy Statement, and you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Statement. The Privacy Statement is incorporated into and made a part of these Terms by this reference.
While we try to maintain the security of the Site, we do not guarantee that the Site will be secure or that any use of the Site will be uninterrupted. Additionally, third parties might make unauthorized alterations to the Site. If you become aware of any unauthorized third party alterations to or use of the Site or any other breach of security, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information regarding the security of your information is included in our Privacy Statement.
Limitations of Liability and Disclaimers
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We have the right, but not the obligation, at any time and with any frequency in our discretion, to audit your use of the Site to determine your compliance with these Terms. We might take steps that we believe are appropriate to enforce or verify compliance with any part of these Terms (including without limitation our right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of the Site or any third party claim that your use of the Site is unlawful or infringes a third party’s rights, or to enforce or defend our rights).
Modification to Site; Termination of Site or Your Access
There is no guarantee that we will continue to provide the Site, and we might suspend or discontinue the Site (or any part thereof) at any time for any reason and without notice to you. We have the right to remove any content from the Site or to modify the Site at any time, without prior notice to you.
Unless prohibited by law, we might, at any time and for any reason and in addition to all other rights and remedies, terminate and block your access to or use of the Site without prior notice to you. We shall not be liable for any termination of your access to the Site. Accessing the Site after such termination will constitute an act of trespass, among other potential claims.
Your Discontinued Use
You may discontinue use of the Site at any time. These Terms will continue to apply to all past use of the Site by you, even if you are no longer using the Site
The Site is controlled and operated from the United States, and is not intended to (and shall not be deemed to) subject us to non-U.S. jurisdiction or laws. The Site might not be appropriate or available for use in some jurisdictions outside of the United States, and use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all of the provisions of these Terms. If you access the Site, you do so at your own risk, and you agree to comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations in connection with your use of the Site. We might limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
Governing Law; Disputes
You hereby agree that these Terms (and any claim or dispute arising in connection with these Terms or your use of the Site) are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon, U.S.A., without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in Multnomah County, Oregon, and you waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections thereto. You agree that any dispute arising between you and us under these Terms (including without limitation relating to your use of the Site) will be filed only in the federal and state courts located in Multnomah County, Oregon, and will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated, or representative action. You further agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you must file any claim or cause of action against us arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Site within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or forever be barred.
Intended Users of the Site
The Site is intended for adults only. By accessing, providing information through, or otherwise using the Site, you affirm (i) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old, or that you are between the age of thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) and possess legal parental or guardian consent to use the Site and provide information through the Site; and (ii) that you have authority to agree to this Privacy Statement and are competent and capable of understanding and complying with this Privacy Statement.
These Terms do not create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and us. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, then the unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by an enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect. You may not assign, transfer, or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under these Terms without our express prior written consent. No waiver or failure to assert any provision of the Terms shall be valid unless in writing and signed by an officer of Schwabe. No waiver by either party of any breach or default under these Terms will be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and us relating solely to your use of the Site. You agree that a printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings, based upon or relating to these Terms and/or your use of the Site, to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. We will not be responsible for failure to fulfill any obligation due to causes beyond our control. Nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved by us.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the Site, please contact us at:
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
Client Relations Department
1211 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900
Portland, Oregon 97204
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