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By using or accessing LEECHTISHMAN.COM (the “Site”) each user, reader and/or visitor (each a “User” and collectively, “Users”) signifies their acknowledgment and assent to the privacy policy set forth below (“Privacy Policy”). If Users do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.  The Firm may at any time, in its sole discretion, revise or otherwise modify and update this Privacy Policy by posting amended terms on the Site and any such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. Use of the Site following the posting of updated terms constitutes acceptance of those terms by Users. Further, the Firm reserves the right, at any time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) without notice.  Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes.

  1. Purpose. Each User’s privacy is important to the Firm. This Privacy Policy explains the Firm’s online information practices and as User’s related choices.  This Privacy Policy is intended to help Users understand how the Firm collects, uses and safeguards the information Users provide in the Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use or disclosure of information that is collected or obtained by the Firm us offline or through means other than the Site.
  2. Information Collected. The Firm collects information directly from individuals online, as well as automatically through the use of the Site.  The Firm may collect personal information about a User—such as name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc.—directly from a User. For example, personal information may be collected when a User fills out a ‘Contact Us’ form, signs up for the Firms mailing lists, registers for events the Firm hosts or sponsors, submits information as part of certain online services, posts comments on the Firm’s blogs, or otherwise provide the Firm with information through the Site. Generally, the information the Firms collects includes a User’s:
    • Name, company name and title/position.
    • Email address, phone number, mailing address and contact details.
    • Contact preferences and interests.
    • Business affiliations.
    • For events, it may include dietary restrictions, requested accommodations and other event-related preferences.
    • Other information related to your request or inquiry.The Firm uses cookies, log files, pixel tags, local storage objects and other tracking technologies to automatically collect information when Users access or use the services or visit the Site, such as an IP address, general location information, domain name, page views, a date/time stamp, browser type, device type, device ID, Internet service provider, referring/exit URLs, operating system, language, clickstream data, and other information about the links clicked, features used, size of files uploaded, streamed or deleted, and similar device and usage information.
  3. Use of Personal Information. The Firm uses the personal information a User provides to respond to requests or inquiries and in the ordinary course of conducting the Firm’s business. Generally, the Firm uses the information (including personal information) that we collect online as follows:
  • To provide and operate the Site, communicate with User about their use of the Site, provide troubleshooting and technical support, respond to inquiries, fulfill orders and requests, process payments, communicate with Users, and for similar service and support purposes.
  • To respond to User inquiries, fulfill orders and requests, and consider requests or application.
  • To tailor content the Firm may send or display on the Site, including to offer location customization and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize User experiences.
  • For direct marketing purposes, including to send Users newsletters, client alerts and information the Firm think may interest a User. If Users are located in a jurisdiction that requires opt-in consent to receive electronic marketing messages, the Firm will only send a User such messages if the User opts-in to receive them.
  • To better understand how Users access and use the Site, and our other products and offerings, and for other research and analytical purposes, such as to evaluate and improve the Firm’s services and business operations and to develop services and features.
  • To protect the Site and the Firm’s business operations; to prevent and detect fraud, unauthorized activities and access, and other misuse; where the Firm believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety or legal rights of any person or third party, or violations of our Terms and Conditions or this Privacy Policy.
  • To comply with the law or legal proceedings. For example, the Firm may disclose information in response to subpoenas, court orders, and/or other lawful requests by regulators and/or law enforcement, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements.
  • Where necessary, for the administration of the Firm’s general business, accounting, recordkeeping and legal functions.
  • The Firm creates and uses anonymous and de-identified information to assess, improve and develop our business, products and services, and for similar research and analytics purposes.
  1. Disclosure of Personal Information. Any information that the Firm collects or that a User provides to the Firm may be shared and processed by any Firm practicing entity. The Firm will not rent or sell a User’s personal information, nor will it share it with third parties, outside of the Firm, for their marketing purposes. The Firm may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:
    • Third party service providers that provide services to the Firm or to whom the Firm outsources certain services, such as data hosting or software or technology services.
    • The Firm’s professional advisers, such as lawyers and accountants.
    • Government and/or regulatory authorities.
    • Professional indemnity insurers.
    • Regulators, tax authorities and/or corporate registries.

In addition, the Firm may disclose personal information to other third parties under the following circumstances:

    • As part of any merger, sale and transfer of the Firm’s assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event, including related to due diligence conducted prior to such event where permitted by law.
    • If the Firm is required to do so by law (e.g., to law enforcement, courts or others; in response to a subpoena or court order).
    • Where the Firm believes it necessary to respond to claims asserted against the Firm, comply with legal processes (e.g., subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer the Firm’s agreements and terms, or for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and to protect the rights, property or safety of the Firm, the Firm’s clients and customers, or others.
    • To share aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.
  1. Cookies and Similar Devices. The Firm and its service providers use cookies, pixels, log files and other mechanisms to gather information about a User’s use of the Site.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that the Firm transfers to a User’s computer’s hard drive through a web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow the Firm to make it easier for a User to navigate the Site, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow the Firm to track a User’s activities while using the Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if a User prefers, the User can edit their browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell a User how to prevent their computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify a User when they receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a User’s computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. The Firm may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with the Firm’s services to, among other things, track the activities of Users of the Firm’s services, help the Firm manage content, and compile statistics about usage of the Firm’s services. The Firm and our third-party service providers may also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our clients, to help the Firm track email response rates, to identify when the Firm’s emails are viewed, and to track whether the Firm’s emails are forwarded.

Most browsers collect certain information, such as a User’s IP address, device type, screen resolution, operating system version, and internet browser type and version. This information is gathered automatically and stored in log files.

The Firm also uses automated devices and applications, such as Google Analytics (more info here) to evaluate the use of the Firm’s services. The Firm uses these tools to gather non-personal data about Users to help the Firm improve services and User experiences. These analytics providers may use cookies and other technologies to perform their services, and may combine the information they collect about a User on the Site with other information they have collected for their own purposes. This Privacy Policy does not cover such uses of data by third parties.

  1. Direct Marketing. As noted, the Firm may send periodic promotional emails to Users, and where required by law, the Fir will obtain a User’s consent to do so. Users may opt out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email or email us at info@leechtishman.com and request an opt-out. If a User opts out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information the Firm thinks may interest a User, the Firm may still send that User emails about their account or any services the User has requested or received from the Firm.
  1. Access and Correction. If a User would like to review the personal information the Firm has collected about such User via the Site, or requests that the Firm update or delete it, please contact the Firm at info@leechtishman.com.
  1. Third Party Websites and Links. The Site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different than the Firm. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as the Firm has no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
  1. Co-Sponsored Events. The Firm may post information about programs and events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored by other firms or organizations. Should a User choose to register electronically for any of these events or submit their information to these third parties, the Firm will have no control over the third-party sponsors’ use of this information, and this Privacy Policy will not apply.
  1. Special Notification about Webinars. Webinars may be offered by the Firm as a service to Users (“Webinars”) which may be hosted by unaffiliated third-party vendors, and not by the Firm.  The Firm’s third-party vendors may require Users to provide personal information. This personal information may include name and email address. Users seeking continuing legal education credit also may be asked to provide their State Bar number(s).  Please note that this personal information is collected by our vendors and not by the Firm. The Firm encourages Users to read the privacy statements of the vendors, which control how such vendors handle personal information provided by Users to register for the Webinars.  Additionally, the Firm’s third-party vendors provide the Firm with personal information about Users of the Webinars. The Firm uses this personal information to track attendance, to facilitate future communication with such Users, and for other purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  1. Our Commitment to Security. The Firm employs security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that the Firm collect online. However, the Firm cannot guarantee the security of a User’s personal information.
  1. Policy for Children. The Firm and the Site are not targeted to children under the age of 13, and the Firm does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. If the Firm becomes aware that such data has been collected, the Firm will delete it.
  1. Residents of the European Economic Area. If a User is a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), they have certain rights and protections under applicable law regarding the processing of their personal data. The term “personal data” has the meaning given to it by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  When the Firm processes an EEA User’s personal data as described in this Privacy Policy, the Firm will only do so when the Firm has a legitimate interest in processing an EEA User’s personal data, when the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract between the EEA User and the Firm, when the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Firm is subject, or when the Firm has the EEA User’s consent to process such personal data. When processing is based on consent, the EEA User has the right to revoke such consent at any time.  The EEA User also has the right to access personal data the Firm holds about an EEA User and to ask that such personal data be corrected, erased, or transferred.  The EEA User may also have the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing.  If an EEA User would like to exercise any of these rights, they may contact the Firm as indicated herein. If an EEA User has a concern about the Firm’s processing of personal data that the Firm is not able to resolve, an EEA User has the right to lodge a complaint with the data privacy authority where the EEA User resides.  For contact details of z local Data Protection Authority, please see: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.

LEECH TISHMAN FUSCALDO & LAMPL

Attn: Human Resources – Data Privacy

525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  1. Special Notification for Individual California Users. Individual California Users (as defined below) may request information about the Firm’s disclosures of certain categories of personal information to third parties (i.e., our affiliates) for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  Individual California Users must submit their requests to us either by email at info@leechtishman.com or by mail at the following address:

LEECH TISHMAN FUSCALDO & LAMPL

Attn: Human Resources – Data Privacy

525 William Penn Place, 28th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  1. How to Contact the Firm. If a User has any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy or its implementation, they may contact the Firm at info@leechtishman.com. If at any time a User decides that the Firm should no longer hold any of their personal information, or a User wishes to change the use to which any such information can be put, please contact the Firm at info@leechtishman.com.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Diversity means different things to different people.  Establishing and maintaining a diverse and fully inclusive workforce is essential to every business, including at LEECH TISHMAN FUSCALDO & LAMPL, as we believe it is only with a diverse workforce that the needs of clients with global operations and issues can be truly met.

We recognize that racism, ageism, sexism and other forms of discrimination are problems in the law profession and society as a whole.  We are committed to tackling cultural stereotypes both within and outside our firm and have developed a straightforward diversity strategy to address such matters.  Simply put, diverse talent helps us be better lawyers.

Our diversity, and in turn our diversity strategy, is defined by simply looking at the overall make up of our assorted attorneys and staff.  Our firm members vary in ages, sex and races, and are from places and walks of life, including those from underserved communities.  We believe that our talented and diverse team of attorneys and staff, each with a unique mix of business and cultural experiences, different linguistic and national backgrounds provide us with valuable knowledge and an added advantage to better understand and assist with the complexity of the domestic and international legal matters we handle for clients.  We recognize and embrace the benefits of having a diverse staff, and appreciate increasing diversity at every level as an essential element in maintaining a competitive advantage.  Our firm is and remains dedicated to promoting an environment that promotes equality, embraces differences, and stimulates mutual respect for all.

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