Introduction

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP (“Parker Hudson,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, please contact us at parkerhudsonlegal@phrd.com.

This privacy policy describes how Parker Hudson may collect, use, and share information from its website and any mobile applications that link to this Privacy Policy. Any information accessed through https://phrd.com is collectively referred to as the "Site."

What Information do we collect?

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide when you visit our Site. For example, we collect information about you when you:

  • Register for an event;
  • Apply for a job with Parker Hudson; or
  • Submit a comment or question through our contact form or otherwise communicate with us through the Site.

In addition, we may automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser and IP address. We refer to this automatically-collected information as "Device Information".

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. To learn more about how we use cookies please see our Cookies Policy.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. We use these for the purposes of logging errors in our system. 

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy it includes Device Information.

We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases or other third parties.

How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To provide you with information that you have requested
  • To provide additional information which we believe may be of interest to you (i.e. newsletters, legal updates, event information, marketing communications, etc.)
  • To maintain our list of contacts
  • To perform an activity you have requested (such as to register you for an event or to evaluate an application for a job opportunity)
  • For other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and events, and to evaluate and improve our Site and user experience.
  • For security purposes, or otherwise to operate our business


Under what circumstances would we share your information?

We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples: data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Site, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Site over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
  • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

Who will your information be shared with?

We only share and disclose your information with the following third parties. We have categorized each party so that you may be easily understand the purpose of our data collection and processing practices. If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us.

  • Web and Mobile Analytics
    Google Analytics: Provides analytical information on who visits the Site. IP Addresses used for analytical and tracking purposes will be anonymized.

Do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 1 year.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it. If this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

How do we keep your information safe?

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Sites is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

Do we collect information from minors?

We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Site, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Site. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at parkerhudsonlegal@phrd.com.

What are your privacy rights?

If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/da...

Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Site. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Site visit http://www.aboutads.info/choic... . For further information, please see our Cookie Policy.

Controls for do-not-track features

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

Do California residents have specific privacy rights?

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with our site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on this site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

Do we make updates to this policy?

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information. 

How can you contact us about this policy?

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO), Sameer Ali, by email at sali@phrd.com, by phone at (404) 523-5059, or by post to:

Parker Hudson
Sameer Ali
303 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3600
Atlanta, Georgia 30308 USA

If you have any further questions or comments about us or our policies, email us at parkerhudsonlegal@phrd.com or by post to:

Parker Hudson
303 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3600
Atlanta, Georgia 30308 USA


Phone: (404) 523-5300

Fax: (404) 522-8409


Last updated January 25, 2019