PRIVACY POLICY

Purpose
Sideman & Bancroft LLP is committed to protecting the privacy of the users (“you”, “user”) of the website (the “Site”), blogs, alerts, newsletters, social media sites or programs and other services provided on or through the Internet, in person, or through telephone or electronic communications (individually and collectively the “Service”).

We have established this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we may collect from you on the Site or when providing the Service and how we may use and share that information. Please take a moment to review the terms of our Privacy Policy.

By using the Site, or receiving the Service, you agree to and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site or receive the Service. This Privacy Policy applies only to information that we collect on the Site or when providing the Service and does not apply to information which we may collect by other means. This Policy does not apply to information provided to us in the course of our attorney-client relationships or which is protected by confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine or any other applicable protection. Nothing in this Policy should be understood as creating an attorney-client relationship with visitors to our website or those receiving the Service, or, alternatively, to reduce of the protections resulting from such relationships.

Consent
By using this Site or receiving the Service, you agree to our use of your information in the manner specified below.

Information We May Collect
“Personal Information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a physical address, a phone number or an email address. In general, you can visit the Site or receive the Service without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, in order to access certain information, services or features on the Site, we may ask you to provide Personal Information. For example, we will collect certain Personal Information if you choose to register for one of our seminars, sign up for our email alerts or send questions, requests or comments to us via email.

We may also collect certain limited information about your interests and preferences (“preferences information”), such as which areas of the law you are interested in. If we ever use any preferences information together with any Personal Information, then such preferences information will be treated as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

How We May Use Your Information
If you provide us with Personal Information, we will retain and use that information for certain limited purposes. For example, we will use your Personal Information to fulfill or respond to any requests for services or information that you make, such as contacting you to confirm your seminar registration and sending you any related materials, answering your questions, sending any postal mail that you may request or sending email alerts to you if you sign up to receive them. We may also use Personal Information to ensure compliance with our policies and applicable law.

In addition, we may send you periodic communications by email or regular mail that we believe will be of interest to you, such as our email alerts or news or other information related to the Site or to Sideman & Bancroft LLP. If you wish to opt out of receiving our email alerts or other emails from us at any time, please let us know so that we can remove you from our distribution list.

Like many websites, our server logs also capture information regarding your operating system, browser software, IP (Internet Protocol) address, and the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website, including date and time. We may use this information to improve the services we provide through our website, to monitor and improve the performance of our servers, to administer our website, and to protect and defend our rights.

With Whom We May Share And Disclose Your Information
We may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining the Site and our mailing lists, sending postal mail (if necessary) and providing marketing assistance and data analysis. We may provide Personal Information to those businesses when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties. Sideman & Bancroft LLP will take reasonable steps to help ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on Sideman & Bancroft LLP’s behalf.

We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information (i) if required by applicable law; (ii) in connection with a reorganization or combination of our firm with another firm, (iii) if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to enforce or apply its terms of use and other agreements or otherwise protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Service; (iv) in order to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal obligation, or a regulatory or government inquiry; or (v) with your consent.

Aggregate Information
From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Site, how long they stay on that page and which hyperlinks, if any, they click on. We collect this information through the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies, which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance the Site for visitors. We may aggregate this information in order to describe the use of the Site to our existing or potential business partners or other third parties, or in response to a government request. We may also aggregate preferences information that we collect from visitors for the same purposes. However, please be assured that this aggregated data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Site.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Web pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small text file that a Web site transfers to a hard drive for record-keeping purposes. For example, we may use cookies to collect information about website activity. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. However, please be aware that some features of the Site may not function properly or may be slower if you refuse cookies.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our Site is accessed. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the big computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

It is not our practice to link the information we record using cookies or other tracking technologies to any Personal Information you submit while on the Site and while using the Service.

Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that when you are on “sideman.com”, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data or solicit Personal Information. The privacy policies of these other sites may be significantly different from Sideman & Bancroft LLP’s Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your Personal Information collected there.

Right to Access and Update Your Personal Information
For so long as Sideman & Bancroft LLP elects to continue to provide the Service and provided that you comply with all agreements concerning use of this site and the Service, we will take all reasonable measures to provide you with online access to your registration data and other personal information so that you may view, update or correct it.

Please assist us to make sure the data we hold about you is accurate by contacting us to let us know of any changes to your personal data or to ask us to remove your personal data from our systems. Our contact information is listed below.

If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message or by contacting us by email at info@nullsideman.com.

At any time, you have the right to withdraw your consent and request access to your personal information. Further, we will comply with your request to transfer your personal data to you or to a third party you have chosen. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.

If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, object, restrict or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, you may contact us by email at info@nullsideman.com. We will respond to your request as soon as possible and consistent with applicable law.

To update, change, or correct the information you provided to us via this Site or the Service for an event or to subscribe to the newsletter, you may contact Sideman & Bancroft LLP via email or telephone. You may also resubmit your personal information through this Site by registering for the event again.

Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information
The majority of the personal data collected from this Site is provided by you voluntarily such as when you sign up to join a mailing list or register for an event and is therefore collected with your permission . The remaining personal information is collected for Sideman & Bancroft LLP’s legitimate purpose, including providing legal services to you, monitoring and improving the quality of the service and protect and defend our rights or that of our clients and other users of our Site or of the Service.

Security
We intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. When you transmit Personal Information from your computer to our servers, your information is protected by both a “firewall” (a combination of computer hardware and software that helps keep unauthorized visitors from accessing information within our computer network) and industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your Personal Information.

Retention
We collect and retain personal information for as long as necessary to perform the purposes in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required under applicable law or permitted by the user. Your information may be retained for longer periods if there are valid legal grounds, for example if required by law or court order or to defend or pursue legal claims.

Children’s Privacy
Sideman.com is not intended for use by children under 16. We are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our Site and the Service are not directed to children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. If we receive personal information that we discover was provided by a child under the age of 16, we will promptly destroy such information.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting a notice on the homepage of the Site for a reasonable period of time after such changes are made to the effect that this Privacy Policy has been updated, and by changing the “Last Modified” date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Governing Law
This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of Sideman & Bancroft LLP are subject exclusively to the laws or rules of the State of California within the United States of America. Sideman & Bancroft LLP makes no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other jurisdiction. Visitors who use the Service and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Data Controller
The data controller for this website is: Sideman & Bancroft LLP, One Embarcadero Center, Twenty-Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States.

Contacting Us
If you have any comments or questions regarding our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@nullsideman.com or at our contact information below.

Sideman & Bancroft LLP
Attn:  Firm Administrator
One Embarcadero Center
Twenty-Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.392.1960
Fax: 415.392.0827, CA 94111

This policy was last updated in May, 2018.