Copyright, Privacy, GDPR & Disclaimer

    Copyright Notice

    This site was created by, and is the copyrighted property of, Bricker & Eckler LLP, all rights reserved. Permission is granted to view, store and reproduce any pages within this site provided that none of the pages are modified and the Bricker & Eckler copyright notice is included. If you would like to use one of our articles, photos, videos or newsletters on your website or for other purposes, please request permission by emailing jclark@bricker.com.

    Privacy Notice

    Please note that this policy applies only to sites and services provided by Bricker & Eckler. While we may provide links to third-party sites, Bricker & Eckler is not responsible for any actions or policies adopted by the operators of those sites. Bricker & Eckler does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals provide such information on a voluntary basis, as for instance, registering for an email update or newsletter. From time to time, Bricker & Eckler may use third parties to assist in certain activities, such as management of email notices or the hosting of programs or databases, where personally identifiable information may be accessed by such third parties, but such third parties are required to keep all such information confidential and are not otherwise permitted to use such information.

    We may also share your usage information, including cookies, with third-party applications and web analysis providers. For example, we share your usage information with Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google Analytics plants a cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user each time you visit the site, but the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. We use Google Analytics to assist us in researching the effectiveness of our website and understanding website users’ preferences. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to our website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and Google’s Privacy Policy. You may prevent Google Analytics from recognizing your future visits to the website by disabling cookies on your browser or installing Google Analytics' opt-out browser add-on.

    We and our third-party advertising partner employ a software technology called clear gifs (also known as web beacons), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We may use third-party advertising companies to help tailor site content to users or to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness (such as which web pages are visited). In order to serve our web visitors with additional information that they may find helpful, we may tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our web visitors' personally identifiable IP address.

    Like most website operating software, the software used by Bricker & Eckler to operate this site allows the identification of the domain name with which the users’ internet protocol is associated; that is, we may identify a user as having used an email account associated with www.yourorganization.com.

    This site is not intended for use by minors, and we ask that minors not submit any personal information to us.

    GDPR Notice

    In compliance with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we may rely upon one or more legal bases defined in the GDPR to collect, use, share and otherwise process the personal information of individual located in the EU (EU subjects), including where:

    • Necessary to perform a contract we have with you, such as our terms of engagement, and to provide the services (we refer to this as contractual necessity above);
    • You have consented to the processing (in which case you may revoke your consent at any time);
    • Necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
    • Necessary to protect your vital interests or those of others;
    • Necessary in the public interest; and
    • Necessary for the purposes of Bricker & Eckler or a third party’s legitimate interests, such as those of clients, partners, staff or others, provided that those interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

    Where we collect, use, disclose and otherwise process your information based on legitimate interests, we may rely on the following interests:

    • Provision of legal services: We use your information to pursue our clients and other impacted individuals’ legitimate interests in obtaining and/or benefitting from legal advice and assistance, as well as our interests in providing legal advice and assistance to our clients.
    • Keeping our services safe and secure: We use your information in certain instances as necessary to pursue our and your legitimate interests of keeping some of our services, such as our domains, websites, apps, offices and events, safe and secure. For example, we collect IP addresses and process log files to ensure our website and apps are not subject to fraudulent access.
    • Marketing our services: We use your information as necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in marketing our services. For example, where permitted by digital marketing law, we may contact you by email to let you know of future events you might be interested in.
    • Providing, improving and developing the services: We use your information as necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in tailoring and improving our services. For example, if you are a client, we may send you a survey or questionnaire to understand your experience in obtaining legal services from Bricker.
    • Providing seamless services with affiliates of Bricker: In some cases, the services require the engagement of, or sharing of your information with, other companies affiliated with Bricker.

    If you are located in the EU, under certain circumstances, you may have certain legal rights under the GDPR, including:

    • To access the personal data we maintain about you
    • To receive information about how we process your personal data
    • To correct your personal data
    • To have your personal data erased
    • To object to or restrict how we process your personal data
    • To request your personal data be transferred to a third party
    • To withdraw any consent you may have given us to process your personal data

    To exercise the above rights, please contact us. We will consider and process your request within a reasonable period of time. Be aware under certain circumstances, the GDPR may limit your exercise of these rights.

    Bricker & Eckler reserves the right to change this policy at any time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post these changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. This Privacy Policy and all statements herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

    Disclaimer

    The information contained at this site is intended to convey general information about Bricker & Eckler and does not create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this site is for general information only and not for legal counsel or advice. The sending of our publications is not intended to establish, and receipt of them does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship, nor is the information contained therein legal advice. The views set forth in our publications are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the law firm with which the author is associated.

    This site contains links to sites maintained by other businesses and organizations. This is only intended to aid research or provide a service to site visitors. Bricker & Eckler cannot provide any warranty about the accuracy or source of the information contained on any of these other sites or the content of any file the user might download from these sites.

    If you would like to communicate with us via email, please remember that the content of any email message to Bricker & Eckler or any of its lawyers will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not be treated as confidential unless you already have a signed engagement letter with Bricker & Eckler. While we would like to hear from you, please do not send us any information about any legal matter that may involve you until you are requested to do so by one of our attorneys.

    Bricker & Eckler has attempted to comply with appropriate legal and ethical requirements in creating this site. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any questions about Bricker & Eckler or the contents of this site can be directed to the following individuals:

    Samuel Shipley
    Chief Information Officer
    614.227.8882
    sshipley@bricker.com

    Policy updated May 25, 2018