Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how the Firm collects, uses, and discloses information about you collected online and offline through websites (Websites), software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (Apps), social media platforms from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy (Our Social Media), email messages we send to you that link to this Privacy Policy (Emails), collaboration sites made available to our clients and third parties (Collaboration Sites), services we provide to corporate and institutional clients (Client Services), and any other offline business interactions you may have with us, such as when you visit our offices or attend our events (Offline Interactions). Collectively, we refer to the Websites, the Apps, Our Social Media, Emails, Collaboration Sites, Client Services, and Offline Interactions as the Services. Please note that in some cases we may provide separate or additional privacy notices.

Revisions and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may change this policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this Privacy Policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to our website home page or by sending an email notification). Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Services. Your use of the Services after any changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy frequently to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.

Collection of Personal Information

In this Privacy Policy, Personal Information means information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. The types of Personal Information we collect about you depend on your interactions with us and are described in more detail below.

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.

We need to collect Personal Information to provide the requested Services to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the Services. If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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

Subject to any applicable privileges such as the attorney-client privilege, we may share your Personal Information as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • 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

We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the Services and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps, and online resources. You may learn about Google’s practices by visiting [https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites] and you may opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. To view Google’s privacy policy, please click https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.

Data Security

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

We may provide links to or embed videos hosted by third-party websites, services, and applications, such as YouTube, that are not operated or controlled by us. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party services, and we cannot take responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of third-party services. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party service before providing any information to or through them. The Services may include an activity feed, social media button, or widget, such as the Twitter “Tweet” button, the Facebook “Like” button, or similar. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the third-party service that provides the feature. We are not responsible for the collection, use, disclosure, or security practices or policies of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer including regarding any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Apps or Our Social Media.

Your Choices

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.

Contacting Us

HunterMaclean is the entity responsible for collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

You can reach us at:

Mailing (Savannah):
HunterMaclean
P.O. Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412

Physical (Savannah):
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.