Types of personal information collected. We collect personal information when you send us information on the 'Contact Us Form,' the 'U.S. Trademark Search Request Form' or the 'U.S. Trademark Application Request Form.' Our web server automatically notes your email address, the technical address of the computer you are using, the name of your internet service provider, the type of browser software and operating system that you use, the date and time that you access our website(s), the website address, if any, from which you linked directly to our website(s), the website address, if any, to which you travel from our website(s), and possibly other similar information.
Use of personal information. We will use your name, and each email address, business or home address, telephone number, fax number and any other personal information that you may choose to disclose to us only to respond to your inquiries, for clearing conflicts, and for performing the services you have requested of us if we have accepted you as our client. We also use the information for statistical purposes and to help us improve our websites and the services that we provide. In addition, if you request to be put on our mailing list, we will use the information you give us to send you firm announcements, client alerts and other materials from time to time. We will remove you from our mailing list upon request at any time. We do not use the information for any other purposes.
Disclosure of personal information to third parties. We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law or where reasonably necessary to protect our rights or a third party's rights, for example, in response to a court order, a subpoena, a request by a law enforcement agency or to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of any third party. We reserve the right, however, to provide the information to our employees, contractors, agents and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain website-related services (such as web hosting or maintenance services) on our behalf. We also reserve the right to disclose the information to any third party to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of our websites or our network; and to protect the rights, property and safety of our firm, the users of our websites and the public.
Security of personal information on other websites. Our websites contains links to sites operated by third parties that are not under our control or supervision. Neither we nor our employees, agents or representatives are responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. These sites may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policies at all. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other sites to see how your personal information will be handled on the third party sites before providing them with your personal information.
Changes to the personal information we have collected. If you wish to know what personal information we have about you, or would like to 'opt out' by having us remove your personal information from our database, please send us an email request.