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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting www.lawyersworldwide.com (the “LAW Website”) and viewing our privacy policy.  This site is owned and operated by Lawyers Associated Worldwide (“LAW”), a worldwide network of law firms.  LAW is committed to protecting your privacy and providing you the most powerful and safe online experience.  This Privacy of Policy applied to the LAW Website and governs data collection and usage.  By using the LAW Website, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.  If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please contact us at lorrisalyards@lawyersworldwide.com.

Collection of your Personal Information

LAW collects personally identifiable information that can be used to identify you or that can be linked to you.  It may include any information provided to or collected by LAW, recorded in any form, about an identifiable individual, or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from the information.  This could include your e-mail address, name, business or company name, physical or work address, phone number(s), resume, etc.

The Personal Information you choose to provide about yourself to us and your e-mail address will only be used by LAW for the intended purpose(s), which could include, but is not limited to, newsletter or alert subscriptions, event registrations, information requests, applications and forms, and other services requested.  You may update or delete your Personal Information by sending an email request to lorrisalyards@lawyersworldwide.com.

LAW encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the LAW Website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. LAW is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on website outside of the LAW Website.

Use of your Personal Information

LAW may use your Personal Information to inform you of other products or services available from LAW and its affiliates, and to run our association. LAW also may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services, past services, or of potential new services that may be offered.  We may use and store such information for legitimate and lawful business purposes such as

  • To fulfill membership benefits
  • To provide a product, service, or communication that you have requested
  • To notify members of LAW and other visitors of official business, news, activities, events, meetings, services, newsletters, or products, LAW members, and other useful information
  • To respond to communications or inquiries that are sent to LAW
  • To provide or fulfill other legitimate and lawful business purposes.

European Economic Area and GDPR

For individuals in the European Economic Area, we rely on multiple sources to collect, use, share, or otherwise process Personal Information (data), with the following conditions:

  • You have given consent, which you may withdraw at any time
  • It is necessary for us to perform a contractual obligation with you
  • It is necessary for us to comply with legal obligations
  • It is necessary for LAW’s or a third party’s legitimate interests
  • It is necessary of LAW to perform a task in the public interest or for LAW’s official functions
  • It is necessary to protect someone’s life.

LAW does not sell, rent, or lease its member lists to third parties.  LAW may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you.  In those cases, your unique Personal Information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.  In addition, LAW may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.  All such third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information except to provide these services to LAW, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

LAW does not use or disclose sensitive information such as race, religion, or political affiliations, to the extent it may have such information.

LAW keeps track of the websites and pages our customer visit within LAW in order to determine what LAW services are the most popular.  This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within LAW to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

LAW will disclose your Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served by LAW or the LAW Website, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of LAW, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the LAW Website, or the public.

What is Non-Personally Identifiable Information?

LAW also may collect information from you (through Google Analytics, Clicky Analytics or similar programs) that is non-personally identifiable.  It may include, but is not limited to, the type of web browser you use, domain names, access times, referring website addresses, clickstream patterns, your ISP, your operating system, your IP address and other visitor analytics.  This information is used by LAW for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the LAW Website.

Discolsure of Your Personal Information

Personal Information may be given to a third party to complete a specific business transaction on behalf of LAW.  Such transactions may include the following:

  • Your name and contact information as provided to LAW, may be shared with other members to provide a service, satisfy a question or develop a prospective business relationship.  We are not responsible for members’ use or misuse of your Personal Information.
  • Your name and contact information may appear on registration or attendee lists distributed as LAW programs, events, meetings, and conferences to other attendees, including members, and other third parties, including, but not limited to, observers, exhibitors, or sponsors.  We are not responsible for use or misuse of your Personal Information by observers, exhibitors or sponsors.
  • We may share your Personal Information with third parties that provide services to LAW, including, but not limited to, administration/operation support, marketing, promotions, and communications, program, event, meeting, or conference enrollment, registration, planning, hosting, or management, website hosting, database management, payment card processing, package shipping, or other data processing.
  • We also may disclose Personal Information if we become subject to a subpoena, court order, or law enforcement or other government agency inquiry or investigation or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information.  We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the Terms of Services, Terms of Use Agreement, to assert and defined against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.

Use of Cookies

The LAW Website uses cookies to improve the operation and functionality of its website.  The cookies we use include:

  • Process Cookies that are tied to information about the user, such as saved passwords, and which enable the website to function properly and assist in navigating the pages and accessing services.  Without these cookies, the website may not function properly.
  • Session State Cookies that collect information about how users interact with a website. This may include the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages.  These cookies help improve users’ browsing experience but blocking or deleting these cookies will not render the LAW Website unusable, however, portions of the LAW Website may not function properly.  These session state cookies terminate when a user closes the browser.

Our system issues these cookies when you visit our site, unless your browser is set up to refuse cookies.  By using the LAW Website, you consent, where such consent is necessary and valid under applicable law, to our use of cookies and the placement of cookies on your device for the purposes described.

Data Retention

LAW will retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected as set forth in this Privacy Policy, after which LAW will securely destroy or delete such Personal Information from our records unless otherwise required by law.  We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce agreements, and as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Data Transfer

If you are visiting the LAW Website from outside the United States, lease be aware that you are sending information, including Personal Information, to the United States where are servers are located.  That information may then be transferred within the United States or to other countries outside the United States other than your country of residence.  Countries other than your country of residence, including the United States, may have data privacy and protections laws that differ from, and potentially provide less protection than, the applicable laws in your country of residence.

External Links

There are external links to other websites through the LAW Website.  LAW is not responsible for the privacy policies of other website and hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility in connection with such linked websites.

Security of your Personal Information

LAW secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. LAW secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computers and/or servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

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