Last updated: April 25, 2016

This Blog/Website is sponsored by Lowenstein Sandler LLP (“Lowenstein Sandler” or “we”). This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) relates to the information collection and use practices of Lowenstein Sandler in connection with our Blog/Website. Your access and use of this Blog/Website constitutes your consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of this Blog/Website constitutes your agreement to such revisions. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Use.

If you do not want us to collect, use and share your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any of your personal information.

Personal Information. We collect, process and store personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that you provide via this Blog/Website when you voluntarily choose to provide commentary, sign up for e-mails or alerts, and/or request services. We will use your Personal Information for the purpose for which it was provided, and to improve the quality of this Blog/Website. For example, if you submit Personal Information via the Blog/Website for the purpose of receiving e-mails or other updates from us, we will use your Personal Information to fulfill your request. Lowenstein Sandler does not distribute or otherwise disclose any Personal Information to any third party except (1) at your request or with your consent, (2) to a third party service provider in connection with providing a requested service or posting Commentary pursuant to this Blog/Website, (3) in the event of a corporate reorganization or sale of assets, (4) if we reasonably believe that we are required to do so by law, or (5) in connection with Commentary submitted by you for the Blog/Website. This Privacy Policy applies only to this Blog/Website and not to any third party sites to which you may link from this Blog/Website. We suggest that you contact those third party sites directly for information on their privacy.

In an ongoing effort to better understand our visitors to the Blog/Website, Lowenstein Sandler might analyze the Personal Information that is provided to the Blog/Website in aggregate form. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Lowenstein Sandler may share this aggregate data with other users, its affiliates, agents and business partners. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our business to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. When you interact with Lowenstein Sandler through the Blog/Website, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot be used to specifically identify you. Lowenstein Sandler may store such information itself or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by Lowenstein Sandler’s affiliates, agents or service providers. This Blog/Website may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Blog/Website, the number of visitors to each page of our Blog/Website, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no personal information is available or used in this process.

The Blog/Website may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Blog/Website gives to your computer when you access the Blog/Website. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Blog/Website and help us analyze Blog/Website usage more accurately. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Information except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of the Blog/Website’s features.

How We Use Your Information. We, like many businesses, sometimes hire other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases, hosting services, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function, which may include Personal Information. We require such third parties to maintain the confidentiality of such information and use such information only as necessary to provide us with designated services.

If we or all or substantially all of our assets are acquired, we expect that the information that we have collected, including Personal Information, would be transferred along with our other business assets.

We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion, or otherwise as required by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is or may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of this Blog/Website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Changes to Personal Information. If you want to edit, revise or remove the Personal Information that you submitted to Lowenstein Sandler via this Blog/Website, please let us know by sending us an email to the following address: information@lowenstein.com.

Security. We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the privacy of Personal Information you transmit over the Internet or that may be collected by others in transit, or any security measures that we may use in protecting such information that we receive; nor can we guarantee the privacy of your Personal Information if you visit any third party websites, including those which may be hyperlinked from this Blog/Website. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.

Links to Third Party Sites. This Blog/Website may contain content, services, advertising and other materials that link to web sites operated by third parties. We do not share your personal information with those websites. We have no control over those other sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents. The Blog/Website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer.

Children. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Blog/Website. If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information through any website without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Changes to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your Personal Information will be posted on this site.

How to Contact Us. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at information@lowenstein.com, “PRIVACY POLICY” in the subject line, or mail us at the following address: 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020.