Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The publisher is the sole owner of this blog and this website.  The publisher respects your privacy. The following discloses the information collection, use and disclosure practices for this blog and website. The publisher can be reached via the About the Publisher page, or by telephone at 212.912.2797, or by email to rreibstein@lockelord.com.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES THE PUBLISHER COLLECT?
When you visit this blog, you generally remain anonymous. If you use an e-mail link to visit the blog, to communicate with the publisher, or to subscribe to this blog’s feed, you will not remain anonymous; in that event, you are providing consent to share any personally identifiable information conveyed by your subscription information. The publisher cannot provide you with any assurance that personally identifiable information you choose to provide via e-mail or a feed will be maintained as private.

Your Internet Protocol (IP) address may be collected by the publisher. (An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. The IP address data that is collected does not contain any personally identifiable information about you and is used to administer this blog and website, to determine the numbers of different visitors to the blog, and to gather broad demographic data.)

The non-personally identifiable data that the publisher collects in these ways is accessible by the publisher and certain personnel associated with the publisher as well as certain third-party website designers, blog developers, and personnel involved with the third-party service that hosts the website. The publisher reserves the right to use all non-personally identifiable data that it collects internally in order to improve the website, including use by any website designers, blog developers, or other professionals engaged by or associated with the publisher. The information may be used, for example, to evaluate what portions of the website are more popular than others, to determine from where visitors came to the site, and to determine how many times particular pages of the site were accessed in aggregate. The publisher or its authorized personnel or contractors may use the data to prepare reports regarding blog activity as part of the process of maintaining and improving the site for educational and informational purposes.

WHAT STEPS DOES THE PUBLISHER TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY?
Unless required by law, the publisher will not sell, share, or otherwise disclose any of the information it collects online without your permission. Here are the exceptions: to persons with whom the publisher is associated, disclosures to any third parties who may be given permission to monitor or develop the blog, and third parties with whom the publisher may co-sponsor an educational or informational event (in which case the publisher may share attendee lists for purposes of the event). In addition, while the publisher does not presently collect personally identifiable information (PII) via the public area of its website, such PII is provided from visitors who voluntarily submit a feedback/inquiry form, or send electronic mail to the publisher or any personnel associated with the publisher. Please note that personal information collected through this blog may be saved in the publisher’s contact database or the database of a person or entity with whom the publisher contracts or in any way is associated, where it may be combined with pre-existing contact information in the database. The publisher takes reasonable security precautions to maintain the privacy of the data that is collected, such as ensuring that it is accessible only to authorized personnel and that the information is user ID- and password-protected.

WHAT ARE THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THIRD-PARTY SITES TO WHICH THIS WEBSITE LINKS?
The publisher provides links to third-party websites that it does not control. Therefore, the publisher urges you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites at the time you first visit such sites. The publisher undertakes no obligation to review or ensure enforcement or compliance with the privacy policy of any website to which it links.

WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY?
The publisher does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under age 13.

IS DATA STORAGE AND PROCESSING CONDUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES?
Regardless of where you are located, this blog collects information and processes and stores that information in databases located in the United States.

CAN THE PUBLISHER REVISE THIS PRIVACY POLICY?
Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, the publisher may occasionally modify or update this privacy policy. All revisions will be posted to this blog and placed on this website. The publisher urges you to review its Privacy Policy periodically to inform yourself of any changes.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS PRIVACY POLICY?
The publisher welcomes questions and comments about this policy. Questions or comments about this Privacy Policy should be directed to the publisher via the About the Publisher page or emailing the publisher at rreibstein@lockelord.com.  In addition, if you no longer wish the publisher to maintain data about you, or wish to change the type of information sent to you, please let the publisher know at the contact information below.

HOW TO REACH THE PUBLISHER AND AUTHOR

You can reach the publisher and author of this blog at 212.912.2797, or at rreibstein@lockelord.com, or at the following address:  Richard J. Reibstein, Esq., Locke Lord LLP, Brookfield Place, 200 Vesey Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10281.