- What information does Vorys collect about you on our Sites?
- How do we use the information we collect about you?
- How is technology used to serve our advertisements on other websites that you visit and what choices do you have?
- Does Vorys share your information with third parties?
- What choices do you have over how Vorys uses your information?
- How does Vorys address children’s privacy?
- How does Vorys secure personal information on our Sites?
- How do our Sites interact with third-party websites and content?
- Where is personal information stored and processed?
- How can I contact Vorys?
- Applicable to persons in the UK and the European Union (GDPR)
1. What information does Vorys collect about you on our Sites?
Information You Provide: Our Sites may include features that allow you to provide personal information to us, such as contacting us or submitting inquiries to us, signing up for our RSS feed, registering for an event, or choosing to receive Vorys information or other communications. We may ask you to provide information about yourself directly to our Sites to utilize these features, such as your name, company/organization, email address, mailing address, and telephone number. If you choose to provide personal information through the Sites, you will also be subject to our Disclaimer.
Information Observed or Collected Through Technology:
Navigational Information: We and our third party service providers may collect navigational information when you use our Sites. For example, we may collect IP addresses, operating system information, domain type, browser version, the Internet service provider used to access our Sites, use of links to arrive at our Sites and the IP address from which you arrived, web pages requested and viewed on our Sites, and time spent on our Sites; and, for our mobile websites, we and our third party service providers may collect technical information about the device used. Navigational information is largely anonymous in the sense that it doesn't include information that directly identifies you. However, we may associate this navigational information with your personal information if you provide it, and our use and disclosure thereof will be done in accordance with the “How do we use the information we collect about you?” section, below.
Cookies and Similar Technology: We and our third party service providers use “cookies.” Cookies are small data files that assign a unique identification to your device, and are typically stored on your device by your web browser. We may also use pixel tags (also known as web beacons, web bugs, and clear GIFs) on the Sites and in emails. A pixel tag is a nearly invisible pixel-sized graphic image on a webpage or in an email message.
2. How do we use the information we collect about you?
We may use the information you provide to respond to your inquiries, to complete your registration, and to send you information that we think may be of interest to you. We may use navigational information to help us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our Sites. For example, we collect navigational information to determine things like the number and frequency of visitors to each web page of our Sites; the difficulties that visitors may have with our Sites; the time it takes a visitor to connect to the Site or download pages; and the length of their visits to our Sites. We analyze this information to better understand and improve a visitor’s experience on our Sites, and for other internal business purposes.
We use information collected through cookies and similar technology for many of these same purposes. In addition cookies and similar technology are used for things like personalizing your experience on our Sites, analyzing trends, determining return visitors, serving tailored advertisements on other sites, and measuring the effectiveness of our advertising. We may also use third-party analytics providers to measure traffic and usage trends, and to help us better understand your use of and interaction with our Sites.
We may contract with third party advertising companies to tailor online advertising to be directed to you on other websites. These third party advertising companies place, use, or rely on technology, such as cookies and pixel tags, to obtain information about your interactions with our Sites as well as with other websites. This information helps us select advertising to serve to you and where to serve it based on your experience on our Sites and other sites that you visit.
For information about opt out programs that these third party advertising companies participate in, and the effect of opting out, click the following: NAI Opt Out click here and DAA Opt Out click here. By clicking either of these websites, you will then leave our Site for other online sites where you may specify your preferences under those opt-out programs. You can also click the preference icon that may appear on some of our advertising served through these technologies. You should also note that our systems may not recognize “Do Not Track” headers from some or all browsers.
Your information may be shared among Vorys, its subsidiaries and its affiliates who are responsible for providing services to you so that they may communicate with you directly.
We also may share your information with third party service providers so that they can help us provide services to you, such as monitoring Site activity, marketing our services, hosting a Site, and administering and monitoring emails. These third party service providers, however, are not authorized by us to use or disclose your information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
Additionally, your information may be shared with and disclosed to unaffiliated third parties in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business assets or merge with another company or are involved in a corporate reorganization or other change of control. Your personal information may be one of the business assets transferred, shared or sold as part of the transaction. We may also disclose your personal information without your consent if we believe, in our sole discretion, it is reasonable to do so to satisfy laws or government regulations, comply with legal process or law enforcement requests, commence legal actions for violation of our Disclaimer, or to protect the rights, safety or property of Vorys, our users or others.
Email: You may opt-out of our marketing emails by following the instructions listed in the email that you received.
Our Sites are directed at adults and we do not knowingly collect information provided by children under the age of 13.
We employ physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect online. While we use these security measures on our Sites, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.
For your convenience, we may enable you to navigate to third-party sites through links on our Sites. If it is not one of our Sites, we do not endorse these third-party sites, do not have any affiliation with these third-party sites, and we do not control and aren't responsible for their Internet and web practices. Whether the third-party content appears within our Site environment (like a map frame), or you leave our Site for another website to view it, the terms, conditions, and privacy policies of those other websites govern your online experience. Please review their separate terms of service and privacy policies if you have any questions about their practices.
Personal information about third parties relating to matters in which we are involved as part of acting for our clients:
We collect personal information about third parties which are the subject of a case or transaction in which we are involved on behalf of our clients. Such personal information includes contact information (such as a name, email address, work address and home address), information about a person’s business role (such as a job title) and other information which is relevant to the specific matter on which we are working for our clients.
We may collect such personal information ourselves or via a third party service provider. For example, we may engage with a third party service provider to monitor businesses that are selling products or services which might infringe our clients’ intellectual property rights. We may also receive such personal information from our clients or their representatives or professional advisers.
We will use such personal information in order to fulfill our clients’ instructions. Our legal basis for such use is that it is necessary in order to pursue our legitimate interests in carrying out our clients’ instructions and acting in the best interests of our clients and for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Marketing our services in the UK and the European Union:
We collect personal information about our clients, potential clients and other business contacts to send marketing communications by email. The personal information we use in relation to this includes contact information (such as a name, email address, business role, place of work and marketing preferences). If you receive marketing from us, you have the right to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by contacting us.
Our legal basis for such use is that it is necessary in order to pursue our legitimate interests in developing and growing our business and keeping our clients and potential clients up to date on matters and informed about services which we offer that they may be interested in.
Information regarding your personal data rights under the GDPR can be found in the “Your rights” section of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website (please click on this link https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/). The Information Commissioner’s Officer is the data protection supervisory authority in the UK.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the data protection supervisory authority of the Member State in which you are located. However, we appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the supervisory authority, so please contact us in the first instance.
Effective Date (last updated on): July 9, 2019