Privacy Policy

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and its affiliates (collectively, “Katten”) are committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who utilize our site or services. Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and safeguard the information you may provide to us via this website and other domains owned and operated by Katten. This policy does not apply to information that may be collected through other sources, such as provided via in-person seminars or directly to an individual attorney. In addition, certain other Katten websites (e.g., client extranets) may be operated under separate agreements having additional terms and conditions. This policy may be revised from time to time, so please revisit this page often to remain fully informed of our policy.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU? 

Katten collects two types of information from visitors to our website: personally identifiable information that you supply via this website, and certain non-personally identifiable information that we automatically collect when you visit the site, which we use to analyze site usage. You may choose not to provide us with your personally identifiable information. However, choosing not to provide certain requested personally identifiable information may prevent you from accessing and taking advantage of certain services offered by Katten.

Personally Identifiable Information
This website permits you to contact us via email and via our online Contact Us form. Whenever you send an email via an email link or through the Contact Us form on the site, you may be providing us with your name, email address and any information you choose to include in the text of your message. For example, you may choose to provide your mailing address or other information necessary or helpful for us to address your query or other concern. Please note, however, that if you reply to one of our marketing emails or otherwise send a communication to us, such communication does not create an attorney-client relationship with us. As such, please do not send to us any information you consider confidential unless and until we have agreed in writing to represent you with respect to such matter. Any information provided to us prior to such agreement cannot be protected from disclosure.

You may also subscribe to one or more of our publications and may otherwise receive generalized legal updates, which we may periodically send to you along with other information regarding our services. You may sign up to receive such publications via this website by providing us your name, job title, company name, phone number, fax number, email address and mailing address. You may also elect to provide us with additional information in the comments section of the request form.

In addition, if you become a client of Katten, we may request that you provide us certain personally identifiable information, including your name, job title, company name, certain financial information, phone number, fax number, email address and mailing address, some of which may be collected via our website.

Website Use Information
While you are browsing our website, we automatically log your IP address (a number assigned to your computer when you use the Internet) and your activity while using the site. In order to personalize and enhance your experience on the site, we may also collect information through “cookies.” Cookies are small strings of text that are sent by the site to your browser and then stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the site. We also use cookies to gather broad demographic information and to help identify you with respect to visits to the site so that we may improve your user experience, and to determine whether you visited the site from a particular Internet link. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but it is possible to change your browser setup so that it does not accept cookies. However, rejecting cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain portions of the site.

HOW DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION?

We collect, retain and use the information we collect via our website for legitimate business purposes only, including to:

  • Respond to an inquiry from you or address a request submitted by you (including contacting you directly to request additional information to process your inquiry or request)
  • Contact you and provide you with information regarding Katten and/or our affiliates
  • Correspond with you regarding the website or our services
  • Inform you of developments at our firm or with our services that we believe may be of interest to you
  • Monitor site visitor traffic patterns and site usage
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules, and requests of relevant regulatory and law enforcement and/or other governmental agencies
  • Enforce our Terms of Use
  • Protect the rights, property and/or safety of Katten, our clients and others

We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties. We share your information with our affiliates and service providers in order to provide you with our services. If you register to attend a Katten event, we may also share your contact information with one or more co-hosts of such event. In addition, we may share in aggregate, statistical form, non-personal information regarding the visitors to the site, traffic patterns and site usage with our affiliates or service providers. Moreover, we will disclose information we maintain, including personally identifiable information, when required to do so in order to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and rules, and requests of relevant regulatory and other governmental agencies, law enforcement agencies or other authorities.

UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

We strive to maintain the accuracy of any personally identifiable information that may be collected from you, and will use our commercially reasonable efforts to respond promptly to update our database when you tell us the information in our database is not accurate. It is your responsibility to ensure that such information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You may obtain from us, by email or mail, the information in our records. If you wish to make any changes to any personally identifiable information you have provided to us, you may do so at any time by logging onto your client account via this site and updating your information, or by contacting us at webinquiry@kattenlaw.com.

OPT OUT

You may opt out of receiving communications from us and/or our affiliates at any time by emailing us at webinquiry@kattenlaw.com. Clients of Katten may also opt out of receiving one or more publications from Katten by accessing the “Manage Subscriptions” page of your client account via our website and updating your subscription preferences. 

CHILDREN

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-06 and 16 C.F.R. §§ 312.1-312.12, the site does not knowingly permit children under 13 years of age to become users, and we do not knowingly collect information from children. By using the site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age. 

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Katten may reference or provide links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the third-party websites, and you should review the privacy policies posted on such sites. Please be aware that Katten does not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their websites. 

PROTECTING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

Because security is important to both Katten and you, we will always make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. If you suspect unauthorized access to your information, it is your responsibility to contact Katten immediately. Please be aware that Internet data transmission is not always secure and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing the site is secure. 

BUSINESS TRANSFER

Katten may, in the future, merge with another law firm, or sell or otherwise transfer some or all of its assets to a third party. Your personally identifiable information and/or technical information we obtain from you via the site may be disclosed to any potential or actual merger partner or third-party purchasers of such assets and/or may be among those assets transferred.

ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS 

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the Katten Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any information and do not use the site. By using the site and voluntarily providing your personally identifiable information to us, you consent to the collection and use of such personally identifiable information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

In addition, if you are a resident of a country within the European Union, by using this site and providing us your personally identifiable information, you explicitly acknowledge and agree to (i) the transfer of your personally identifiable information to the United States, and (ii) the collection and use of your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter or update this policy, and any such modifications, alterations or updates will be effective upon posting. In the event we modify this Privacy Policy, your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy. 

CONTACTING US

Questions regarding our Privacy Policy should be directed to privacy@kattenlaw.com. Katten may also be contacted directly at the following address and phone number: 

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Phone: +1.312.902.5200

Effective: February 11, 2010

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