Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected online by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, its subsidiaries, or affiliates (collectively, “Vorys” or “we” or “us” or “our”) through its websites, microsites, or mobile sites that expressly adopt, display or link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Website”). “Social Media Pages” are the official social media pages we operate on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms.  If you have any questions about these definitions or anything else in this Privacy Policy, please complete the form on our Contact Us page.

This Privacy Policy answers the following questions:

  1. What information does Vorys collect about you on our Website?
  2. How do we collect your information?
  3. How do we use the information we collect about you?
  4. How does Vorys share information with Service Providers and Third Parties and for what purposes?
  5. What are my privacy choices?
  6. How does Vorys address children’s privacy?
  7. How does Vorys secure personal information on our Website?
  8. How does our Website interact with third-party websites and content?
  9. Where is personal information stored and processed?
  10. What other terms govern my use of the Website?
  11. Will this Privacy Policy change?
  12. How may I contact Vorys?
  13. Applicable to California Residents

1. What information does Vorys collect about you on our Website?

We collect different types of information about our Website visitors. In the past 12 months, we may have collected:

2. How do we collect your information?

We may collect the information described above directly from you, from third parties we partner with, or through cookies or other automated means. These sources may include:

3. How do we use the information we collect about you?

4. How does Vorys share information with Service Providers and Third Parties and for what purposes?

Vorys may share personal information with third parties for certain purposes. For example, we may share personal information with:

If you are a California resident, you can learn more about your privacy rights below.

5. What are my privacy choices?

You can control the information we collect and use in the following ways:

6. How does Vorys address children’s privacy?

Our Website and Social Media Pages are not intended for children under 13. No one under 13 should share any personal information with us. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. To request deletion of personal data relating to a child under 13, please complete the form on our Contact Us page.

7. How does Vorys secure personal information on our Website?

We employ physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard the personal information we collect online. While we use these security measures on our Website, you should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

8. How does our Website interact with third-party websites and content?

For your convenience, we may enable you to navigate to third-party sites through links on our Website. We do not endorse these third-party sites, do not have any affiliation with these third-party sites, and we do not control and are not responsible for their Internet and web practices. Whether the third-party content appears within our Website environment (like a map frame), or you leave our Website 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.

9. Where is personal information stored and processed?

This Privacy Policy governs the information collected through the Website irrespective of where you are located, for example, when you access, browse, or interact with the Website. We share, store, and process personal information in the United States of America, which means your personal information may be stored outside of the province, state, and/or country in which you reside.

10. What other terms govern my use of the Website?

Your use of the Website is also governed by the Terms of Use and Disclaimer.

11. Will this Privacy Policy change?

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time to take into account new or changing circumstances, so please review it periodically. If we make a material change to our information collection, use, or disclosure practices specified in this Privacy Policy, it will be applied only to information collected on a going forward basis. By visiting the Website or submitting information, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to receive notice of any material changes to this Privacy Policy or material changes in our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information as specified in this Privacy Policy, by postings on the Website or by email, as determined by Vorys. We will update the effective date at the top of the page at the time a change is made.

12. How may I contact Vorys?

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by completing the form on our Contact Us page. When writing us, please make sure to include your name and mailing address or telephone number so that we can contact you.

13. Applicable to to California Residents

As a resident of California, you have rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, California Civil Code § 1798.100 et seq., (with any implementing regulations and as may be amended from time to time, “CCPA”) relevant to your Personal Information (as defined under the CCPA), as well as other laws. The rights described herein are subject to exemptions under the CCPA and other limitations under applicable law.

California Consumer Rights Under the CCPA: If your Personal Information is subject to the CCPA, you may have certain privacy rights with regard to that information. You may have the right to:

California residents also have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of any of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA, as described in this section. Vorys will not discriminate against you because you have exercised any of your rights under the CCPA.

How to Submit a Request

If you wish to exercise your right to request access to your Personal Information or to request deletion of your Personal Information, please submit your request through this form or toll-free at 1-833-525-2097.

We are required to provide you with access to your Personal Information or delete your Personal Information only in response to verifiable consumer requests. We will compare the information you provide to us in your request to any information we may have in our possession in order to verify your request. You may be asked to provide us with information such as your home address, email address, and telephone number. We may also contact you to request additional information in relation to your request. Please promptly respond to any follow-up inquiries so that we may verify your identity. If you request that we provide you with specific pieces of information about you, or that we delete sensitive Personal Information, we may apply heightened verification standards than what we would apply to other types of requests. The information you provide must match the information we have in our possession. This measure is in place to help ensure that Personal Information is not disclosed to any person who does not have the right to receive it. The information collected through this process will be used for verification purposes only.

Please note that you may authorize an agent to exercise any of these rights on your behalf by contacting us toll-free at 1-833-525-2097 or by submitting the request via this form. If you use an agent, we will take measures to verify your agent’s authorization similar to the verification described above for fulfilling any access or deletion requests. We may require more information to ensure proper verification of you and your agent’s identity and authorization.

Categories of Personal Information Disclosed for a Business Purpose

We share personal information about you with service providers and third parties for business purposes, such as operational purposes and other purposes related to providing you with the services you seek from us.  For more information about the business purposes for which we disclose Personal Information, see How do we use the information we collect about you? and see What information does Vorys collect about you on our Website? for what types of information may be shared.

“Do Not Sell” Rights

We may disclose your Personal Information for the following purposes, which are not a sale: (i) for reasons mentioned above; (ii) if you direct us to share Personal Information; (iii) to comply with your requests under the CCPA; (iv) as part of a merger or asset sale; and (v) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.

We do not sell Personal Information as defined under the CCPA. Until such time as we change our practices and update this Privacy Policy, we will treat Personal Information collected under this Privacy Policy as subject to a “do not sell” request. As the law and an industry consensus develop regarding cookies and the CCPA, we will reevaluate our approach to cookies and may change the way we treat cookies and other online tracking technologies.

Deletion Rights

You may request that we delete your Personal Information that we have collected directly from you. Under the CCPA, we may decline to delete your Personal Information under certain circumstances, for example, if we need the Personal Information to complete transactions or provide services you have requested or that are reasonably anticipated, for security purposes, for internal business purposes (including maintaining business records), to comply with law, or to exercise or defend legal claims. Note also that we are not required to delete your Personal Information that we did not collect directly from you. We require a reasonable or high degree of certainty that the requester is the consumer for which a deletion request is applicable, depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information.

Additional California Privacy Rights

We do not share personal information as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (“Shine the Light law”) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes absent your consent. If you are a California resident, you may request information about our compliance with the Shine the Light law by contacting us through this form or sending a letter to Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP at 52 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215, (Attention: Privacy Inquiry). Any such request must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per individual each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this form or mail address.

Effective Date (last updated on): January 11, 2021