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KOLEY JESSEN P.C., L.L.O., PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: August 16, 2018

Our mission at Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. (“Koley Jessen,” also referred to as “we,” “us,” and “our”) is to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients. To assist us in our mission, we collect and process certain information you provide us. We work hard to be good stewards of your information. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can update, manage, export, and delete your information.

WHAT DO WE COLLECT AND HOW:

ANONYMOUS AND AGGREGATED WEB TRAFFIC INFORMATION.

General traffic, site usage, browser information, length-of-stay information, and location data is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is collected and shared on an anonymous, aggregated basis meaning that we do not connect this information to your name or other personal information.

PERSONAL INFORMATION.

We collect all or some of the following personal information: first and last name, email address, company and other information, in the following contexts:

Alerts and Announcements: We use your contact information to provide you with e-alerts about legal developments and information about Koley Jessen-sponsored seminars and events. We always give you the opportunity to opt-out of these communications.

Employment Information: When you apply for a position with the firm under our "Careers" section, you are directed to our third party human capital management processor, Taleo. Taleo collects your application information and securely transfers it to the firm. Collection of your information on the Taleo portal is subject to Taleo’s privacy policy.

Other Requests: When you report a problem with our website or services we will collect contact information along with a description of your problem. When you contact us via the firm email addresses, we will collect your contact information and any information you include in your email.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFO WE COLLECT:

We process your information for the legitimate interest of communicating with clients, prospective clients, and other users about our legal services and our events and publications related to developments in the law. Processing your information for the purposes described is necessary for us to do what we do and it’s in both of our interests. When we use your information based on our legitimate interests, we conduct a balancing test based on the legitimate interest, necessity of processing your information, and how such processing impacts you.

If you have any questions or concerns with us processing your information for this legitimate interest, please email us at privacy@koleyjessen.com.

We’ll ask for your consent before using your information for a purpose that extends beyond what you may reasonably expect from a law firm and that has a more significant privacy impact.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including website development and operation, preparing marketing materials, sending postal mail or email, analyzing website use, job applications, processing payments and processing data. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are contractually prohibited from using that information for any other reason.

We also may disclose your information in special cases. For example, when we believe that we must disclose information to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Disclaimer, or may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other website users or clients, or anyone else who may be harmed by such activities. We may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, if ordered or otherwise required by a court of law, arbitrator, or other similar proceeding or the rules governing such a proceeding, for government investigations, with government agencies if required by law, and when we otherwise believe in good faith that any applicable law requires it.

We may combine with other firms or groups of attorneys. In such transactions, confidential client information generally is one of the transferred business assets. In the event of such a transaction client and site visitor information may be one of the transferred assets and may be disclosed in connection with negotiations relating to a proposed transaction. In such case, the transferred information may become subject to a different privacy policy.

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM:

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, we use cookies and other online tracking technologies to store and sometimes track information about you to:

The types of technologies we use include:

COOKIES

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable us to identify your browser as a unique user. Cookies may involve the transmission of information from us to you and from you to us. Cookies may also be used by another party on our behalf to transfer information to us in accordance with their privacy policy.

Cookies are small text files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers.  Cookies may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer so that a website can recognize you as the same user across different visits to the website.  You can configure your Internet browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely.

We and the third parties that provide content, functionality, or business services on the website may use cookies to collect information about your browsing activities in order to provide you with more relevant content and promotional materials, on and off the website, and help us understand your interests and improve the website.

WEB BEACONS

Web beacons. We, along with our third-party partners, may also use technologies called web beacons that communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server. Web beacons can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, and can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the web beacon was viewed.  We and our partners use web beacons for a variety of purposes, including to analyze the use of the Website and in conjunction with cookies to improve the website and to provide you with more relevant promotion materials.

INDIRECT COLLECTION – SOCIAL NETWORKING

The website permits you to use a third party social networking platform such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This includes use of social media plugins such as Facebook “Like”, and Twitter "Tweet". When you use these social networking platforms and plugins, your username and password for the available service or collected from you on these services may be shared with us. When you use social networking platforms and plugins, you share your information with them and their privacy policy applies disclosure of such information. In addition, they may be able to collect information about you, including your activity or may notify your connections on the social networking platform about your use of the website. Such services may allow your activity to be monitored across multiple websites for purposes of delivering more targeted advertising. Please note that their own privacy polices apply and we encourage you to read them. We may add new social networking plugins and buttons to our website from time to time.

CHOICES YOU HAVE ABOUT YOUR INFO:

If you have signed up to receive e-alerts and marketing emails from us, you can unsubscribe or change your preferences by clicking on the links attached to the email.

You may also send us an email at privacy@koleyjessen.com to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. Please note, we may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

You may have heard about “Do Not Track” (DNT), which is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. Our website does not support DNT codes.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION:

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION:

We keep your information only so long as we need it to provide the service you’ve requested of us (e-alerts, event information, etc.) and fulfill the purposes described in this policy. When we no longer need to use your information for the purpose we collected it and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal obligations, we’ll either remove it from our systems or depersonalize it so that we can't identify you.

OUR POLICY ON CHILDREN’S INFORMATION:

If you are under 18 years of age you should not provide information to us without the involvement of a parent or guardian. We do not collect online contact information without prior parental consent or parental notification, including an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. We do not knowingly solicit personal information online from, or market online to, children under the age of 13.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS:

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our website visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@koleyjessen.com. Please make sure to state that you are a California Resident.

GDPR NOTICE

In compliance with the European Union (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we may rely upon one or more legal bases defined in the GDPR to collect, use, share and otherwise process the personal information of individual located in the EU, including where:

Where we collect, use, disclose and otherwise process your information based on legitimate interests, we may rely on the following interests:

If you are located in the EU, under certain circumstances, you may have certain legal rights under the GDPR, including:

If you are an EU resident, you have the right to object to our processing that is based on legitimate interests by contacting us at the address or number below. If you are located in the EU and you believe that Koley Jessen has infringed your rights under the GDPR, please contact us by sending an email to privacy@koleyjessen.com or calling us at: (402) 390-9500.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in your applicable Member State.

HOW WE MAKE CHANGES TO THIS POLICY:

We may change this policy from time to time and if we do, we will post any changes on this page. If you continue to use our website after those changes are in effect, you agree to the new policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide a more prominent notice or get your consent, as required by law.

CONTACT US:

If you have any questions about this policy or need to contact Koley Jessen to exercise your rights as a data subject under the GDPR, please contact Koley Jessen’s Privacy Officer, Shaun McGaughey, at: privacy@koleyjessen.com or call us at (402) 390-9500.

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