Website Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Commitment

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (“SA&M,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights and concerns of all users of SA&M’s website where this Privacy Policy is posted (the “Site”). As such, we have established and implemented this Privacy Policy to inform visitors to the Site how we use and protect the information we collect through the Site. By accessing the Site, you consent to SA&M’s collection, use, storage, deletion and disclosure of information relating to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date set forth above and is only applicable to the Site and not to any other website that you may be able to access from the Site which may have its own data collection and use practices and policies.

This policy answers the following questions:

  • What information do we collect about you and how do we use it?
  • Will we share your personal information with third parties?
  • What choices do you have about the collection and use of your personal information?
  • What security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?

What information do we collect about you and how do we use it?

Types of Information We Collect

Personal information means information that can be used to identify and contact you. You do not need to submit personal information to access the Site generally. However, you may be permitted or required to submit personal information to access certain aspects of the Site or take advantage of certain functionalities of the Site. We may also collect non-personal information such as your browser type, and when and from what location you access the Site. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics about users of the Site. We also may use this data to monitor the Site’s performance and to make the Site easier and more convenient to use.

We collect personal information when you submit information through our contact or recruiting portals. Additionally, if you submit an application for employment at SA&M, we may collect your name, contact information, work experience, educational qualifications, ability to work in the United States, gender, date of birth, references, and any other information you choose to submit (such as information in a resume).

By submitting personal information through the Site, you authorize SA&M to share this personal information for the purposes identified herein, such as responding to inquiries, requesting feedback, and otherwise communicating with you, as well as evaluating and considering any application for employment.

Third-Party Privacy Policies

Through the Site, you may be able to link to technology, software and services owned and controlled by third parties (“Third-Party Features”). You may be permitted or required to submit personal information to access Third-Party Features. Such use of Third-Party Features and submission of information through Third-Party Features will be subject to such applicable third party’s terms of use, terms of service and privacy policy. You agree to look solely to the applicable third party and not to SA&M to enforce your rights in relation thereto. When you have clicked on a third-party logo or URL displayed on the Site, or accessible through the Site, which links you to any Third-Party Features, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use no longer applies and you must read the terms of use, terms of service and privacy policy of the third party to see how your personal information will be handled on their website.

How We Use Your Personal Information

The personal information you provide to us will allow us to communicate with you and, if you submit an application for employment, to evaluate your candidacy and determine and validate your qualifications for employment. We may also use your email address to send you general announcements as well as legal updates, alerts, news and mailings relating to events that we think may be of interest to you. We may keep track of your interactions with us, including but not limited to your activity within the Site. Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, or unless we have your consent, we will not share your personal information with any person or entity other than those affiliated with us, entities acting on our behalf, and relevant third parties such as those needed to collect and maintain our servers and perform technology and related services.

Do Not Track

In compliance with California legislation, AB370, effective January 1, 2014, SA&M’s practices in responding to “do not track” signals and collecting user information over time and across a network of websites when you visit the Site are as follows: We honor the request of “do not track” signals sent by your browser when you visit the Site. Additionally, we do not collect user information about your online activities over time and across different websites or authorize third parties to do so.

 

Cookies

Like many websites, we employ cookies in certain areas of the Site to allow us to provide information to make your online experience more convenient. You can learn more in our Cookies Policy.

Log Information

Our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit the Site. This information includes, among other things, your Internet Protocol address, your browser type and version, the search engine you used to find the Site, if any, which aspects of the Site you use and from where, and when and how long you use them. We use this information to monitor and analyze how users use the Site, to provide customer service and to maintain and improve the Site. We may also collect similar information from emails we may send to you which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Site.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We take children’s privacy seriously and encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times.

Will we share your personal information with third parties?

Sharing Your Information

We use your personal information to send communications to you about legal updates, alerts, news and mailings relating to events that we think may be of interest to you. The personal information uploaded by you through the Site will be shared only with authorized persons to whom you specifically grant access. We may also use your depersonalized personal information to provide analyses of our users in the aggregate. We will also share the personal information we collect from you under the following circumstances, and you expressly authorize us to share your information as follows:

 

  • Service Providers. We may share your personal information with service providers (including our affiliates that provide services on our behalf) that we engage for the purpose of processing information on our and your behalf. Additionally, we may partner with other companies to process, analyze, and/or store data. While providing services for us, these companies may access your personal information. To the extent applicable, we require these entities to comply with this Privacy Policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • Protection of Rights. We will share personal information with appropriate third parties if we have a good faith belief that (i) access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or a request by law enforcement or governmental authorities, (ii) such action is appropriate to enforce our Terms of Use for the Site, including any investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) such action is necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues associated with the Site, or (iv) such action is appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of SA&M, its employees, users of the Site or others.
  • Asset Transfers. If we become involved in a merger, acquisition or other transaction involving the sale of some or all of SA&M’s assets, user information, including personal information collected from you through your use of the Site, could be included in the transferred assets. Should such an event occur, we will use reasonable means to notify you via email and/or a prominent notice on the Site.

 

Additional Information You Should Know About Third Parties

The Site may contain direct links to websites operated by our partners and other entities. These third-party websites may collect information about you when you visit them or otherwise communicate with them. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of third-party websites linked to the Site or accessible through the Site. Although we encourage such third parties to adopt and follow their own privacy policies, we are not responsible for their collection and use of your personal information. You should refer to the privacy policies and statements of other websites or contact the respective webmasters of those websites to obtain information regarding their information collection, use and disclosure policies.

What choices do you have about the collection and use of your personal information?

Control of Your Information

You may update or delete your personal information by contacting us through the Site. Please note that we may retain your contact information for a reasonable period of time afterward for the purpose of internal data management and fraud prevention.

Opting Out of Receiving Communications From Us

If you no longer want to receive our newsletter, emails or other announcements, you may unsubscribe by following the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails, or contacting us through the Site.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of the Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us through the Site or write to us at 15260 Ventura Blvd, 20th Floor, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

What security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?

The personal information that you provide to us is stored on third-party servers which, to our knowledge, are located in secured facilities with restricted access and are protected by protocols and procedures designed to ensure the security of such information. We restrict access to personal information to SA&M employees, independent contractors and agents who need to know this information in order to develop, operate and maintain the Site. All SA&M personnel who have access to this information are trained in the maintenance and security of such information. Access to such personal information is minimized whenever possible. However, no server, computer or communications network or system, or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect user information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or through the use of the Site and you acknowledge and agree that you provide such information and engage in such transmissions at your own risk. Once we receive a transmission from you, we will endeavor to maintain its security on our systems.

In the event that personal information you provide to us is compromised as a result of a breach of security, when appropriate we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation, notify you and take the necessary steps to comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

Notification of Changes

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post all changes on the Site.