This notice provides an overview of the kinds of personal information we may collect from you, as well as information about why we collect the information. This notice applies to website and office visitors, business contacts, and clients of Nixon Peabody LLP and its subsidiaries.
We collect, use, and share personal information solely to support the provision and marketing of legal and professional services, and other operational and administrative purposes. We do not sell personal information.
When you visit our website, we collect information from your browser about the pages you visit.
When you fill out a form on our website, we collect personal information about you (e.g., e-mail address, state in which you live), which you voluntarily provide in order to receive information or other services from the firm.
When you seek to become a client of the firm, we collect more detailed personal information—directly from you, and from third-party sources, to make sure it is legally and ethically appropriate for the firm to represent you.
When you are a client of the firm, we may collect detailed and sensitive personal information about you, including financial or health information, as may be necessary to provide you with the legal services you request.
When you email personnel at the firm, we collect your email contact information, which may be stored in our customer relationship system, which keeps track of the personnel with whom you are communicating, and the marketing or educational services in which you have expressed interest. This may be combined with publicly available information (e.g., a LinkedIn profile).
When you visit our offices, or offsite events hosted by the firm, we may collect personal information and ask you to sign visitor logs for security purposes, and we may ask you for information about health symptoms, vaccination status, and recent travel and related medical information for public health screening purposes.
We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18, nor do we market our services to them.
Directly from you, such as when you fill out an online form or communicate directly with our personnel.
Indirectly from you, such as when you browse our website.
From our clients, who may provide information about their employees, associates, family members, and other third parties, as required to provide professional services.
From Nixon Peabody vendors, such as background screening services, or from publicly available databases, which provide information needed to perform due diligence on clients and other third parties, as may be required by law or the rules of professional responsibility governing lawyers.
Nixon Peabody may use and disclose your personal information in the performance under a contract with firm clients, to further its legitimate business purposes (e.g., for operational and administrative uses, or direct marketing) and/or with your consent. These uses will vary depending on the nature of our relationship with you, but include:
Nixon Peabody collects common personal identifies for a wide range of business purposes, including:
The firm collects personal information regulated under California law for the same purposes it collects common identifiers:
Nixon Peabody collects certain legally protected information for the provision of legal and other professional services.
Nixon Peabody may collect this information from publicly available sources (e.g., court records, or through third-party vendors to perform due diligence screening of prospective clients or other third parties).
For public health and safety purposes, the firm may require information about physical symptoms or exposure to communicable diseases prior to allowing third parties to enter firm offices.
Nixon Peabody collects Internet and other similar network activity for information security, website management, and marketing.
Web analytic and intrusion detection tools provide information about the location of the computer or device accessing the firm’s website and other technology resources and may be used for website management and information security.
The firm may also collect information about recent travel for public health screening purposes.
Nixon Peabody may photograph or record firm events or meetings.
For public health and safety purposes, the firm may conduct scans to assess the body temperature of people entering firm offices.
The firm may collect professional or employment-related information to provide legal and other professional services, or for marketing.
The firm may collect regulated, non-public education information to provide legal and other professional services.
Nixon Peabody may create profiles of its contacts (based on interactions with firm personnel) for marketing and to provide legal and other professional services.
Nixon Peabody may collect communicable disease detection and prevention information to meet legal and contractual requirements and/or to protect public health.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 25, 2020
Last Reviewed and Updated: November 1, 2021
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