Effective Date: October 19, 2020

Franklin Scott Conway LLP is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our website and the security of the personal data they provide us with online. This website privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”) describes the kind of information we may collect from you when you visit our website, and it explains how we use that information, who we share it with, and the steps we take to protect it.

This Privacy Notice does not apply to personal data received by us during the course of an attorney-client relationship, or to personal data we collect in other ways such as in person or on paper.

If you decide to provide us with personal data about yourself while using our website, you consent to the collection, processing, use, and transfer of that information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and subject to applicable laws.

When we make any significant updates to this Privacy Notice, which we may do from time to time at our discretion, we will post a notice in a prominent place on our website for a period of 30 days to make you aware of the changes. For ease of reference, we will also indicate when the most recent version of this Privacy Notice took effect.

For further information about your rights and obligations when using this website, please refer to our website Terms of Use.

1. What Information Do We Collect About You, and How Do We Use It?

As a law firm, we may make available to our clients, prospective clients and other contacts newsletters regarding legal developments, client alerts, blogs, invitations to seminars and similar events, and other marketing materials.

Therefore, when you visit this website we may, in certain cases, collect and process various pieces of your personal data, including, for example, your name, address, email address, phone number, facsimile number, company name, company address, title, resume, curriculum vitae, education and work experience, and similar information.

We may collect this information if and when you elect to receive periodic newsletters, client alerts, blogs, and the like via email from one or more of our practice areas or offices or if you submit applications for employment through this website.

We may use the personal data you provide via this website for internal marketing purposes, such as evaluating the level of interest in a particular legal topic or to contact you for the purpose of asking whether you wish to receive additional information about the firm, publications prepared by our lawyers, or other related materials.

Registration pages accessible through this website and relevant to specific publications, events, or activities in which you are interested may provide specific information concerning how we use your personal data for that particular purpose and will provide a box for you to click to demonstrate that you consent to the processing of your data by us. Unless we are subject to other legal obligations, we will use any personal data that you provide only for the purposes for which you consented. You may review and correct the personal data you submit to us following the procedures set forth below.

2. How Do We Use Cookies?

A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing non-personally identifiable information about you. We use cookies and similar applications for the purposes of enabling us to evaluate the use of our website and improve the experience of visitors to it. For information on the way in which we use cookies to monitor and manage our website performance, please see our Cookie Notice.

3. What Information Do We Disclose or Transfer?

We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal data about our website visitors to any unaffiliated third parties except when:

  • We have retained external service providers to perform certain services on the firm’s behalf to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of our services, and these providers have agreed to use the transferred information solely as necessary to perform the service in accordance with the firm’s instructions and subject to appropriate nondisclosure limitations;
  • We reasonably believe that such disclosure is required by law or pursuant to legal process, or is necessary in connection with actual or threatened litigation; or
  • We agree to sell, transfer, or merge all or a portion of our business or assets, in which case the firm will endeavor to ensure that the transferee agrees to use the information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice.

4. How Do We Protect Your Information?

As a law firm, we take the security of your personal information very seriously. We take reasonable steps to ensure the security of any personal data that you provide us with online by employing appropriate security measures. Despite the security procedures we employ, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee the security of information that you transmit to us via the Internet.

We will, to the extent possible, control your personal data and, except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Notice, we will not disclose your personal data to third parties. Although we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal data, if required by law, we reserve the right to disclose such information without first obtaining your consent.

5. How Long Do We Retain Your Information?

We will keep the information that you provide us with for as long as is reasonably necessary to achieve the purpose for which you provided it, or to the extent necessary for the firm to protect its rights, or as required by applicable laws.

6. How Can You Change or Remove Your Information?

We want to be sure that the contact details and other personal information you provide us with are as up to date as possible, and we hope you will help us in that effort. You may review, correct and update the personal data submitted to us, and you may withdraw your consent to our future use of your personal data at any time (allowing 10 business days for processing of your request). If you wish to review or revise the information you submitted to us, you may do so at any time by sending an email to info@fsc.legal.

If you subscribe to any of our newsletters, bulletins, or other online services and wish to remove your contact details from one or more subscriber lists or delete your personal information from our database, you can do so by sending an email to info@fsc.legal. Please help us by being as specific as possible about the types of communications, publications or other information that you no longer wish to receive. If you choose to unsubscribe, we will retain sufficient information in our files to ensure that we are able to honor your request in accordance with your instructions.

As noted above, it may take up to 10 business days from the date of receipt for us to process any change, unsubscribe, or delete requests. It is possible that you will receive another email communication during the change period.

7. What About Links to Third-party Sites?

For your convenience, our website may contain links to third-party websites whose information practices may be different from ours and which are governed by their own privacy procedures, policies, and security measures. For instance, we may provide links to seminars, articles, and events offered or hosted by third parties. If you choose to visit any linked websites, you should be certain that you understand the applicable privacy policies, data protection standards, and security procedures before you submit any information via those sites, as we have no control over data submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

8. How Can You Contact Us?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or wish to make any changes to the information you have provided us with, including removing it from a particular subscription list or deleting it from our system, please contact us at info@fsc.legal.