Collection of Personal Information
Personal Information Collected through the Services
We and our service providers collect Personal Information through the Services, for example, when you sign up for newsletters, create an account to access or use the Services, request Services, register for or attend an event, access or use any collaboration tools or participate in any interactive features of the Services, send us an email, respond to a survey, comment on a blog, fill out a form, respond to a survey, apply for a job, call or visit our offices, or otherwise communicate with us.
The types of Personal Information we may collect include your:
- Contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, and phone number;
- Personal or corporate information required to conduct accurate conflicts checks in order to provide legal services;
- Education information, such as educational degrees, languages, professional memberships, qualifications, and certifications;
- Employment information, such as employer, job status, job title, and office location;
- Health and health-related information, such as accessibility requirements, dietary restrictions, and, where necessary and appropriate to protect the health and safety of our personnel and others, information related to symptoms of, or risk of exposure to, certain illnesses;
- Demographic information, which may include sensitive personal information or information about protected classifications, such as age, gender, race/ethnic origin, and nationality; and
- Any other information you choose to provide.
Personal Information We Collect Automatically
We automatically collect Personal Information when you access or use the Services. The types of information we collect may include:
- Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including your browser type and language, App version, access times, pages viewed, Internet Protocol (IP) address, approximate geographic location, and the webpage or online service you visited before navigating to the Services.
- Device Information: We collect information about the mobile device you use to access the Apps, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
- Location Information: In accordance with your device permissions, we may collect information about the precise location of your device.
- Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons (also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs). Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Services, pages visited, language preferences, and other traffic data. We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. Web beacons are clear, electronic images that may be used to track the actions of user of the Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
Personal Information We Derive
We may derive information or draw inferences about you based on the other types of Personal Information we collect. For example, we may infer your location based on your IP address, or that you are interested in employment or participating in an event based on your browsing behavior on our Services.
Use of Personal Information
We and our service providers use Personal Information for legitimate business purposes, including to:
- Operate and improve the Services, including for data analysis to improve the efficiency of the Services;
- Respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests;
- Conduct conflicts checks in order to provide legal services;
- Provide the information or services you request and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
- Send you newsletters, publications, legal updates, and information about our seminars or events;
- Communicate with you about our services and other news about our firm;
- Assess job applicants and make hiring decisions;
- Monitor and analyze usage, trends, and activities related to the Services;
- Conduct audits to verify that our internal processes function as intended and comply with legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements;
- Monitor for fraud and security, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or prevent identity theft;
- Meet our legal and regulatory obligations;
- Protect the health, safety, and vital interests of our personnel and others;
- Validate authorized client signatories when concluding agreements and transactions;
- Contact individuals (including employees of institutional clients) in connection with providing Client Services;
- Respond to and fulfill client requests, administer their files, provide legal services, and manage our relationship, and
- Notify you about any changes to the Services.
Disclosure of Personal Information
- With vendors, consultants, professional advisors, and other service providers working on our behalf to facilitate services they provide to us, such as providers of website hosting, consulting and monitoring related to the Services, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, and other services related to meeting our clients’ legal needs. As our service providers are located around the world, please note that these disclosures may involve cross-border transfers of your Personal Information as described in the Cross-Border Data Transfers section below;
- To comply with applicable laws and regulations, which can include laws outside your country of residence;
- To cooperate with public and government authorities, which can include those outside your country of residence, by responding to a request or providing information;
- To cooperate with law enforcement, including by responding to law enforcement requests and orders or providing information;
- For other legal reasons, such as to enforce our terms and conditions and to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property or that of our affiliates, you, or others;
- With the applicable state bar association, we may share your name and bar number in connection with an application for CLE credit;
- To third parties in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings);
- For users of our collaboration site, your name, contact information, and any content or materials you submit or post to that site may be shared with other users of the collaboration site; and
- With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you that your personal information will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such personal information. We may also share your personal information with third parties when you intentionally direct us to do so or when you use our Services to intentionally interact with third parties. We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.
Please note that any Personal Information you post in your profile, blogs, listings, public or private groups, forums, and any other interactive areas of the Services will be available to other users of those features and, in some cases, may be publicly available.
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
Although we employ reasonable security measures, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure or private, and no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be completely secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us in accordance with the Contacting Us section below.
Use of Services by Minors
The Services are not intended for individuals younger than 18 years’ old, and we do not target our Services to or knowingly collect information from individuals under 18 years’ old.
Links to Other Websites and Third-Party Content
You have certain choices about how we treat your Personal Information, as described below.
If you no longer wish to receive marketing-related emails from us going forward, you may opt out by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such emails or by contacting us at 912-236-0261. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. If you opt out of receiving marketing communications from us, we may still send you nonmarketing communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
If you would like to request to review, correct, update, suppress, delete, or object to or restrict processing of Personal Information that you have previously provided to us, or if you would like to request an electronic copy of any of your Personal Information that we currently maintain, please contact us in accordance with the Contacting Us section below. We will respond to your request to the extent practicable and consistent with applicable law.
In your request, please make clear what, if any, Personal Information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our Service repositories, or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
You can reach us at:
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412
200 East Saint Julian Street
Savannah, GA 31401
St. Simons Island:
455 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Savannah Telephone: 912-236-0261
Savannah Facsimile: 912-236-4936
St. Simons Telephone:912-262-5996
St. Simons Facsimile: 912-279-0586
Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your emails to us. HunterMaclean will communicate via secure encrypted email when necessary to protect sensitive information.