Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 14, 2014

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (“Willkie”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of www.willkie.com (“website”) and explains how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and safeguard information gathered from or about you through this website.

How We Collect and Use Your Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you affirmatively provide it to us. Certain portions of our website, such as the “Contact Us” page, allow you to provide personal information on a voluntary basis, including your name, e-mail address, company information, and other contact information.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, we may use that information to respond to your requests or to send you Willkie memoranda, announcements, news, invitations, or other information about Willkie events and services that we believe may be of interest to you.  You may instruct Willkie at any time not to use your personal information covered by this Privacy Policy to provide you with information and promotions by sending us an e-mail at interaction@willkie.com. Please note that if you exercise choice in this manner, you will continue to receive communications concerning services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you.  Please also note that this opt-out process may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law.

Willkie and the parties with whom we work (e.g., service providers, business partners) may place, view, and/or use “cookies” or similar technologies to collect certain information about your use of this website and other websites. This may include information about the IP address of your computer, browser type, language, operating system, your mobile device, geo-location data, the state or country from which you accessed this website, the web pages visited, the date and the time of a visit, and the websites you visited immediately before visiting this website.

Willkie and the parties with whom we work may use the information collected for various reasons, either on behalf of Willkie or for the other parties’ own purposes, including research, analysis, to better serve visitors to this website, to compile aggregate and anonymous information about usage of this website, etc.  Any information collected by cookies will be done so on an anonymous basis, and Willkie does not link any personal information you provide with cookie data.

Willkie does not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking  of users who visit our website.  However, you can prevent website tracking by changing the settings in your web browsers to disable cookies permanently or to alert you when cookies are being sent so you can refuse them at that time.  The help function on most browsers contains instructions on how to change these cookie settings.  Please note that if you disable cookies or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie, it is possible that some parts of this website will not function properly.

Disclosure of Personal Information and Other Information
In order to provide the information and services described in this Privacy Policy, we may share your personal information and other information with our other offices or with carefully selected vendors that perform services on our behalf.  We may also use or disclose your personal information and other information, including across country borders, for the following purposes: (i) to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, law enforcement or government request, or other legal process; (ii) to produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigation, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (iii) to protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of Willkie, our clients, users of this Web site, or others; (iv) in connection with any proposed or actual sale or other transfer of some or all assets of Willkie, and/or any proposed or actual sale or merger of Willkie or any division of Willkie; (v) to combat fraud or other criminal activity; (vi) for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by law; and (viii) with your consent.

If you participate in certain features of this website (e.g., sharing publications of interest), please note that any information you or others voluntarily disclose through use of these features becomes available to the public and/or other users whom you have designated.

Securing Your Information
We use reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use.

International Transfer of Your Information
The information we collect from and about you through this website, including your personal information, may be transferred across national borders, including to countries that may have different levels of privacy protection than your country.  By submitting personal information to us through this website, you consent to such transfers, as well as to the processing and storage of such personal information in such countries.

Reviewing and Updating Your Information
If you have provided personal information to us through this website, you may request to review or update that information or have that information deleted from our files.  Inquiries and requests should be sent to interaction@willkie.com.  While Willkie will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such access requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites
Our website may provide links to third-party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may provide while on such third-party sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies on those sites before providing any of your personal information to them.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.  Such changes will be effective upon the posting of the updated version on this website.  We will update the effective date of this Privacy Policy any time we make changes to it, and we encourage you to review the Privacy Policy when you revisit this website if changes have been made since your last visit.

Contact Us
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, we invite you to contact us by sending us an e-mail at: info@willkie.com.

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