PLEASE READ THIS POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OR ACCESSING ANY PAGES IN THIS WEB SITE AS IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. By using or accessing this Web site you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the Privacy Policy set forth below. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Web site. Schiff Hardin can revise this policy at any time by updating this posting, and your use after such change signifies your acceptance of the changed terms. Please check this policy periodically for changes.

This policy is intended to help you understand how Schiff Hardin LLP (“Schiff Hardin,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses and safeguards the information you provide on our Web site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use or disclosure of information that is collected or obtained by us offline or through means other than this Web site.

Personal data we collect.

If you browse our Web site, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. However, there are cases where we collect personal data – you will know this data is being collected because you will have to fill out a form. We collect personally identifiable and transactional information when you: (1) request to receive additional information regarding our publications, activities or services, (2) sign up for our newsletters, (3) register for an event, (4) apply for a job, or (5) send us a question. If you choose not to give information we request, you can still visit most of our Web site, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services.

In case you change your mind or wish to update or delete your personal information, we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us. You can do this by contacting us at the contact point specified below.

Use of personal information.

We may share your personal information as follows:

  • With third party agents performing functions on our behalf, including hosting agents, and parties whom we have hired to help us provide a service you have requested (for example, an entity connected with distributing a publication on our behalf); and
  • In the special cases set forth below.

We do not otherwise rent or sell to third parties personally identifiable information about visitors to our Web site. We also will not use any such personal information for any purpose other than that for which you contacted us, for internal business purposes, or to contact you regarding use of this Web site. If you register for an event we may send you follow up information or newsletters regarding topics related to the event. If in the future you change your mind and do not wish to receive messages from Schiff Hardin, you can simply utilize the opt-out method detailed in the message, respond to any email by telling us that you do not want to receive any future communications, or contact us at the contact point specified below.

We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our visitors, such as user statistics, with business partners, sponsors and other third parties.

Cookies and usage information collection.

Our Web servers collect general data pertaining to each Web site visitor, including their IP address, domain name, referring Web page and the length of time spent and the pages accessed while visiting this Web site. This Web usage information is collected to help us manage and administer our Web site, improve the content of our Web site, and customize and improve the website user experience.

Web analytic information is also gathered using cookies. A cookie is a small file stored on your computer by a Web site to give you a unique ID. We use cookies to track new visitors to this site and to recognize past users so that we may customize and personalize content. Cookies used by this site do not contain any personally identifiable information, and we cannot identify a user’s identity from his/her cookie unless that user provides personal information voluntarily. If for any reason you don’t want to take advantage of cookies, you may have your browser not accept them, although this may disable or render unusable some of the features of our site.


While we use reasonable security measures consistent with industry practice to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, we cannot guarantee that data will always remain secure due to transmission errors, outside events, third party hacking or other causes. We will comply with all privacy laws and make any legally required disclosures regarding breaches of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of personal data consistent with our ability to determine the scope of a breach and our obligations to law enforcement.

Consent to transfer.

This Web site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to Schiff Hardin will be transferred to the United States which may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country. By using this Web site or providing us with your information you consent to this transfer.

Special cases.

Schiff Hardin reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Schiff Hardin Web site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law requires or permits it or to respond to an emergency situation.

In the event Schiff Hardin or its assets are sold, merged or otherwise involved in a corporate transaction, your personal information will likely be transferred as part of that transaction. We reserve to right to transfer your information without your consent in such a situation; provided that we will make reasonable efforts to see that your privacy preferences are honored by the transferee.

Specific areas or pages of this Web site may include additional or different provisions relating to collection and disclosure of personal information. In the event of a conflict between such provisions and this Privacy Policy, such specific terms shall control.

Policies for children.

Schiff Hardin does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from users under 18 years of age. No information should be submitted to this site by guests under 13 years of age, and guests under 18 years old are not allowed to register for our publications.

Linked sites.

Please be advised that our Web site contains links to third-party Web sites. The linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site.

Changes to this policy.

Schiff Hardin reserves the right to change or update this policy, or any other policy or practice, at any time, with reasonable notice to users of its Web site. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to our Web site.

Attorney advertising

To the extent the rules of a jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single lawyer responsible for this website, Schiff Hardin designates its office in Chicago, Illinois as its principal office and designates Charles H.R. Peters as the lawyer responsible for the website.

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Policy Effective as of April 15, 2011.