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- When and how we collect personal information
- Why we use or process personal information
- How and where we disclose personal information
- Our efforts to protect personal information
- How long we keep personal information
- Your rights regarding your personal information
- Additional Marketing Notice
1. When and how we collect personal information
We collect personal information about you when you voluntarily choose to disclose such information to us, directly or indirectly through a representative. For example, you may disclose personal information to us when you submit information by mail, telephone, fax, or electronically, when you sign up for newsletters, alerts, whitepapers, legal insights and other marketing communications, or when you sign up to attend an event or program in person or online.
We also collect personal information when you apply for a position, such as a partner, employee or intern, through a recruiter or one of our recruiting websites, such as our Federman Steifman LLP Careers website. This information could include, among other things, educational background, school transcripts, writing sample, current and prior employment, qualification details, professional licenses, references, national ID number or work permits to work in the jurisdictions for which you applied, and photo.
We do not direct any of our websites to children or individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or guardian about the use of this website.
2. Why we use or process personal information
We only use your personal information for a legal and legitimate interest, such as:
Legal Services: We will use and process your personal information for providing legal services, promoting and marketing our legal services, assisting with managing, enhancing and improving our legal services, communicating with you about those legal services, and complying with our legal and ethical obligations related to those legal services.
Recruiting: If you are a candidate for a position with the firm, we will use personal information about you in connection with recruiting you, processing your application for the position, or, if applicable, extending an offer to you or hiring you. Where the information provided is sensitive (such as your racial background or your state of health) you expressly consent to our use of the information to assess your application and to allow us to carry out equal opportunities monitoring. You may also provide us with your email address to receive information on open positions with the firm. Doing so could trigger an email from us to you inviting you to complete an application or to send your curriculum vitae, resume or other information.
Marketing: We may process certain of your personal information for direct marketing based on your consent. You have the option to withdrawing your consent at any time. We also may process your location data, IP address, and content viewed on our websites pursuant to our Cookies Policy. For more information on our marketing practices, see the Additional Marketing Notice below.
Contract performance: We may use or process personal information in connection with pre-contract activities and discussion with you, and to perform a contract that we have with you.
Legal obligations: We will use or process personal information as necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. This includes using or processing personal information for defense of claims against us and satisfying any government reporting obligations and requests.
Other legitimate interests: We will process your personal information for any of our other legitimate interests not described above. These include analyzing use of our website or services, tailoring website and news content, setting preferences in our website or electronic mailings, improving our websites, offering and managing programs and events, fulfilling our obligations to our clients and others, and managing our client and vendor relationships.
3. How and where we disclose personal information
We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information.
We operate our websites from the United States of America and store the information we collect through our websites in the United States of America. We market and provide legal services, however, in many countries throughout the world. Accordingly, we will disclose information collected through our websites, as well as other personal information, across offices and geographical boundaries, within and outside of the firm, for legal and legitimate purposes as described above.
We will also disclose your personal information to third party service providers that perform services for us and who are obligated to secure the information, such as barristers, special consultants, expert witnesses other outsourced service providers, continuing legal education providers, information technology suppliers, analytics providers, mailing providers, joint marketing or event providers, caterers, and security providers. These service providers may be located anywhere in the world.
We will also disclose your personal information as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement, including in response to requests from public and government authorities outside your country of residence or to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you or others anywhere in the world.
We rely on the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses (controller-to-controller) (2004/915//EC) to govern the transfer of personal data by an office in the European Economic Area to another of our offices outside of the European Economic Area.
4. Our efforts to protect personal information
We take reasonable measures to protect personal information from misuse, interference, and unauthorized loss, access, modification or disclosure. We undertake industry standard data protection practices, including by deploying a variety of commercially available software and hardware security tools. We will take such measures with respect to your personal information using security measures that we use for personal information of others, and we will do so in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and our professional secrecy and ethical obligations. Unfortunately, despite such measures, no data transmission over the Internet and no database or other depository of information can be one hundred percent secure. As a result, while we will strive to protect your personal information, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any of your personal information. We will not be and are not liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission, networks that we do not control, or unauthorized acts of third parties.
5. How long we keep personal information
If you have applied for a specific position with us and join us for that or any other position, your personal information will retained for at least so long as you continue to retain a position with us and thereafter for at least the minimum period required by applicable law. If you have applied for a position with us but do not join us for that or any other position or if you did not apply for a specific position, we may retain your personal information in order to consider you for any future positions. We will do so, however, only if you grant your consent to such extended retention. If you do not grant such consent, then we will retain your personal information only as necessary to comply with all applicable laws.
Except for applications for positions as provided above, we will keep your personal information until such time as we no longer expect to need to use it for any legal and legitimate purpose and otherwise in accordance with all applicable laws. At the appropriate time, we will take reasonable steps to destroy your personal information or ensure that your personal information is de-identified, except were we need to retain such information to satisfy legal and professional ethical obligations.
6. Your rights with regard to your personal information
Subject to local law, you may have certain rights regarding personal information we have collected about you. Such rights might include the right to (a) know what personal information we have collected about you, (b) update or correct such information if you believe there is an inaccuracy, (c) restrict the processing of your personal information, (d) request deletion of your personal information, (e) object to our use of your personal information, or (f) request transmission of your personal information to another data controller. If you would like to exercise any of these rights provided under local law, please send us an email at email@example.com.
If you would like to make a complaint about how we handled your personal information, or make a complaint about a breach of data protection laws, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints will be investigated and the outcome of the investigation will be communicated to you after the complaint is made in accordance with applicable law. You may have a right in some locations to file a complaint with your local data protection authority.
7. Additional Marketing Notice
We may process additional personal information provided by you for marketing purposes, for example in correspondence relating to an event, when you let us know what legal areas you are interested in, and when you wish to be contacted by us. This may include access or dietary requirements which may reveal information about your health or religious beliefs.
Your personal information may also be collected in our relationship management system when you register online to receive legal updates, or when we otherwise receive your contact details. You will receive a confirmation notice when your details have been added to our relationship management system. You can update or request, however, to have your data removed from our relationship management at any time by visiting our preferences page. You also will be provided with the option to unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving further marketing communications by following the instructions at the bottom of each communication.
Privacy Statement & Disclaimer
Federman Steifman LLP is committed to web accessibility and transparency. Please read our privacy statement below for a detailed description of how we collect, use, and protect your personal information, as well as other important information related to the use of this website.
Federman Steifman LLP (“Federman Steifman LLP,” “us,” “our”) is a law firm located in New York, New York. The material presented on the website (www.federmansteifman.com) and any other media forms, including, but not limited to, our social media, is for personal, information, and non-commercial purposes only and is not offered as legal advice. An attorney-client relationship is formed only when a formal engagement letter is fully executed. Any information provided to us prior to an engagement letter may not be protected from disclosure and may not be subject to applicable privileges.
The website is not an offer to represent the reader. Please do not send us confidential or sensitive information without the express authorization of one of our attorneys. The act of sending electronic mail will not impose any obligation, including confidentiality, on our firm or any of our attorneys. Opinions represented by this website are the opinions of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the firm as a whole or any of its clients.
Federman Steifman LLP is not responsible or liable for, and makes no representations whatsoever about, the contents, completeness, or accuracy of any information provided on any other websites that are accessible through our website. Any third-party links appearing on this website are provided only for your convenience and are not an endorsement of any kind by Federman Steifman LLP. No information in this website about current or past events, judgments, or outcomes should be construed as a prediction about future results.
Federman Steifman LLP recognizes the importance of ensuring our websites are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are committed to making our information accessible to visitors with disabilities and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user-friendly for all people.
Federman Steifman LLP will continue to improve the accessibility of this site as new technology and opportunities emerge. We welcome your questions and suggestions to guide our efforts. If you experience any difficulty in accessing an Federman Steifman LLP website due to a disability, please contact our webmaster at email@example.com. Please provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number so that we may contact you to provide the information in another format.
Federman Steifman LLP’s website is hosted in the United States. If you are visiting this website from outside the United States, please note that by providing your information it is being transferred to, stored, or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country of residence. By using our website, you understand your information will be transferred to the United States and that you should not use this website if you do not wish for your information to be transferred to the United States.
At Federman Steifman LLP, we value the protection of personal data provided directly to us by our clients, about our clients from third parties, or that we collect in the course of business, including use of our website. We have implemented appropriate information security measures to protect your privacy. We only store, process, and disclose your personal information with your consent or for a legitimate interest and in accordance with applicable law. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such to authorized persons, processes, and transactions.
Federman Steifman LLP reserves the right to change the terms of this disclaimer by posting any revisions on this website at any time. Please check back periodically for revisions. Continued use of the website after an update will be governed by the amended terms.
Collection of Personal Information
Federman Steifman LLP may collect, store, and use the following types of personal data from or about you:
- Contact – personal information such as name, address, email address, phone number, or social media handles. We typically receive this information when you provide contact information or interact with our social media accounts.
- Client – personal information related to Federman Steifman LLP’s provision of legal services, whether provided by our clients or a third party.
- Technical – information about your visits to and use of this site, including IP address, device ID, geographical location, etc.
- Recruitment – if you apply for a job or accept a position with Federman Steifman LLP, you may provide and we may receive personal information, such as your professional history and education background, benefit election forms, emergency contact information, tax withholding, and the like. This information may be provided directly by you and from governmental agencies or other sources.
- Marketing and Events – preferences for receiving email communications from Federman Steifman LLP, such as newsletters, alerts, whitepapers, legal insights, and other marketing communications, or when you register to attend an event or program in person or online.
We collect personal data through direct disclosure, automated technologies (i.e. cookies), private third-party sources, and publicly available sources. Our website uses first- and third-party cookies for technical, analytical, and advertising purposes. Cookies provide information related to your preferences and the use of and interaction with our website (also known as analytics). Cookies, and the analytics gathered from them, allow us to improve our website and internal business. We do not use any information from cookies for purposes except those listed here. You can manage cookies by changing your browser settings, however you may find that modifying cookies in your browser settings impacts which features and content are available to you on our website.
Use of Personal Information
We share your personal information within Federman Steifman LLP and with our contracted third-party processors and/or service providers who assist us in the administration and operation of Federman Steifman LLP and as necessary to provide legal services to our clients.
We process your personal information if you have given us consent for one or more purposes. We use your personal data as necessary to perform our obligations under a contract with you; to comply with the legal obligations of Federman Steifman LLP; or for the legitimate interests of Federman Steifman LLP (or a third party) where those interests are not overridden by your rights and/or required protection of your personal data.
We principally rely upon legitimate basis for the use of personal information. Examples of legal and legitimate interests as they relate to Federman Steifman LLP include:
- Legal Services – We will use and process your personal information in order to provide legal services, communicate with you about those legal services, and manage our legal services.
- Recruiting – If you apply for a position with Federman Steifman LLP, we will use personal information for recruiting, processing your application or, if applicable, extending an offer to join the firm.
- Marketing – We may process your personal information for direct marketing based on your consent. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time by contacting us or clicking the unsubscribe button on direct marketing emails.
- Legal Obligations – We will use and process personal information as required to fulfil our legal obligations, including satisfying governmental reporting requirements or defense of claims against us.
- Other legitimate interests – We reserve the right to process personal information for any of our other legitimate interests, including, but not limited to, tailoring our website and content, offering and managing programs and events, and managing our client and vendor relationships.
We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information.
We will not use or disclose your personal information except to fulfil the purpose for which we collect it, including legal services, accounting, or reporting requirements. Those who receive your personal information to perform services for Federman Steifman LLP, such as consultants, expert witnesses, payment processors, technology services, analytics, etc., are obligated to secure the information. Examples of third-party processors and/or service providers include our payment processor, which allows us to collect payment from clients through the website, and Google Analytics. Information collected by Google Analytics is shared with Google, and Google may combine this information with other information received or provided. Any data stored by Google Analytics on their servers is done so in accordance with their privacy practices and policies.
When you interact with our social media content (for example liking or commenting on a post), we may receive information from that platform related to your interaction. We do not control how information is collected, stored, used, or distributed by such third-party social media platforms or websites. We recommend you review the privacy policies and settings on any social media platform so you are aware of what information they may be collecting and sharing. You must contact that particular social media platform or website or use their online settings tools to change what information is collected or shared and learn more about your rights related to opting out of sharing such information.