Privacy Policy

October 15, 2013

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding the collection and disclosure of personally identifiable information. By using our website ( you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to us in the course of an attorney-client relationship or protected by confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine, or any other applicable protection. Nothing in this Privacy Policy shall be construed to create an attorney-client relationship with visitors to our website or who send us an e-mail inquiry or other e-mail communication.

The Information We Collect
We do not collect personally identifiable information about you such as your name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, or e-mail address unless you affirmatively choose to e-mail us directly with this information in connection with an inquiry or other e-mail communication to us. However, as is true with many websites, when you visit our website our server logs may capture information regarding your operating system, browser software, internet protocol (IP) address, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) through which you accessed our website, the time and duration of your browser session, and the webpages you visited.

How We Generally Use Information We Collect
We use non-personally identifiable information to analyze the usage of our website (such as aggregated information on the pages our users visit). We may use this information to develop, administer, and improve the performance of our website.

If we receive personally identifiable information via an e-mail communication from you, we only share that information within our firm and only for the purpose of responding to your e-mail. However, third parties that provide services on our behalf in connection with both our website (such as our website hosting service) and our e-mail service (such as our e-mail administrator) have access to personally identifiable information in connection with the services that they provide to us in connection with the development, operation, and administration of our website and e-mail service.

We do not share, rent, or sell any of your personally identifiable information, however collected, outside of the firm, except when we are required to share this information with third parties that provide services on our behalf in connection with our website and e-mail service. However, it is possible, though unlikely, that we might be obligated or permitted to disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena, or a law enforcement agency’s request.

We cannot guarantee or warrant that third parties will not use some or all of your personally identifiable information for purposes other than operating or performing a task in connection with our website or e-mail service. In particular, we cannot control what third parties do with personally identifiable information to which they have access, such as using it for direct marketing purposes. We cannot guarantee or warrant that a breach of security that results in disclosure of some or all of your personally identifiable information will not occur in connection with your use of our website or an exchange of e-mail correspondence between us. We cannot guaranty or warrant that your personally identifiable information is impervious to all breaches of security through interception, hacking, or other means.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Websites
Our website sometimes may contain links to other websites whose information practices may be different from ours. For example, our website sometimes may contain links to publications in which articles by members of the firm appear. Visitors should consult the other websites’ privacy policies because we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

As is true with many websites, we may use “cookies” in connection with the operation of our website. Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information that can be downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Any cookies we use are reasonably necessary to enable you to navigate our website and its features. Although you generally can disable cookies on your device by modifying the settings in your browser, if you do so you may limit or disable the functionality of our website.

Our Commitment to Security
We implement security measures to prevent unauthorized access to personally identifiable information that we collect via our website and e-mail service that we consider to be reasonable under the circumstances. However, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of your personally identifiable information.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the collection or use of your personally identifiable information, you may contact us at

Revisions to our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy or any part of it at any time. Please review the Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Changes are effective immediately upon posting on our website. Any information collected under an “old” Privacy Policy shall be subject to the terms of any “new” Privacy Policy.