Goodwin Procter LLP

Effective Date: November 3, 2008

We at Goodwin Procter LLP (“Goodwin Procter”, “we”, “us” and/or “our”) respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This privacy policy describes how we collect, use, share and protect information obtained from you via this website (the “Site”).

Information We Collect

Personal Information. You may visit our Site without disclosing any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”). However, you may also choose to provide certain Personal Information, such as your name, address, telephone number and/or email address on this Site. We use Personal Information provided to us through this Site for the purpose for which it is provided, such as, for example, to process your request to register for an event. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with information we think may be of interest to you. This information may include details about our legal services, publications we offer and/or events that we sponsor. Some events offered by Goodwin Procter may be co-sponsored by Goodwin Procter and another company and/or organization. If you register for a co-sponsored event, the co-sponsor’s treatment of your information will be governed by its own privacy policy, for which we cannot be responsible.

Each of our marketing emails includes an automated way for you to opt out (unsubscribe) from that particular communication or from all marketing emails sent by Goodwin Procter. To opt out, please follow the instructions on the e-mail you receive.

Please note that if you reply to a Goodwin Procter address in one of our marketing emails, the communication you send to us will not create a lawyer/client relationship. Please do not send us any information that you or anyone else considers to be confidential or secret unless we have first agreed to be your legal representatives in that matter. Any information you send us before we agree to provide you with legal representation cannot be protected from disclosure.

Non-Personal Information. We may collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit the Site. Aggregate and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us such things as how many users visited our Site and the pages of the Site that were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our Site to the needs of our visitors.

Information We Share

We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose Personal Information concerning visitors to the Site, except as described herein. We may share Personal Information provided by our website visitors with third parties we have retained to perform services on our behalf. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information about you if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, in order to respond to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, and/or when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer any Personal Information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.

Security

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the Personal Information you provide to the Site. However, no security system can be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the complete security of your Personal Information. Please exercise caution when determining what Personal Information you disclose via the Site.

Links to Third-Party Websites

This Site may contain links to external websites operated by third parties. Please be aware that these third-party websites are governed only by their own privacy policies. We cannot be responsible for these policies.

Updates to This Privacy Policy

We may update or change this Privacy Policy from time to time and without prior notice to you. Please review the Privacy Policy each time you use the Site. By your continued use of the Site, you impliedly consent to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us by clicking here or writing to Jacqueline Klosek at Goodwin Procter LLP, The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-1405.

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What do you do with personal information?

Your personal information is only collected when voluntarily submitted by you. When you request information from our web site, you specifically consent to our use of the information that you provide to us in accordance with this policy. We may use the information we collect to provide you with news and other information which you may have requested. Occasionally we may notify you about important changes to the site and new information or services which we think you may find valuable. This includes sending you information by email. If you do not wish to receive this information or wish to opt-out of receiving email from us, please send an e-mail to webmaster@goodwinprocter.com.

What about "cookies"?

This website does not use cookies and we do not in any other way store any information, or gain access to any information, on your computer or other device which you use to browse our web site.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside parties?

We may transfer information to our affiliate firm, Goodwin Procter LLP, which is located in the United States of America.

We may transfer information to a successor firm or company which acquires the legal practice carried on by Goodwin Procter. If this happens, we will require the firm or company to which we transfer personal information to observe standards of data protection and privacy no less secure than those set out in this statement.

We may provide aggregate statistics about our users and traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

Save as above, any personal information received from you will be retained by us and will not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order.

Email monitoring

Whilst every member of the Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP team has a personal private email address, email which you send to us or which we send to you may be monitored by Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP to ensure compliance with professional standards and our internal compliance policies. Monitoring is not continuous or routine, but may be undertaken on the instruction of a partner where there are reasonable grounds for doing so. Occasional spot checks or audits may also be undertaken on the instruction or with the authority of a partner.

Access to personal information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to request a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge a fee for complying with this request.

If you become aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we amend it. Any requests should be made in writing to us (see contact us for our contact details).

Third party data processors

Our information technology systems are operated by Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP but some data processing in relation to web and email services is carried out on our behalf by a third party. We endeavour to ensure appropriate security measures are in place to prevent unauthorised disclosure of personal information.

Changes to this statement

We reserve the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on the site. This privacy policy is not intended to, and does not, create any contractual or other legal rights.