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 Cookie 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.
  • To fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information. For example, to conduct litigation, close a transaction, or provide other legal services you request.
  • To provide, support, personalize, and develop our website, products, and services.
  • To process your requests, payments, or to prevent fraud.
  • To protect our business interests, including to determine acceptable credit, legal, or other risks, to resolve potential or actual conflicts, and for collections purposes.
  • To provide you with support and to respond to your inquiries, including to investigate and address your concerns and monitor and improve our responses.
  • To help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our website, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business.
  • For security purposes, or otherwise to operate our business.
  • To respond to law enforcement or legal process requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Parker Hudson’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Parker Hudson is among the assets transferred.

Legal Services

If you have engaged us to provide legal services, we will use and process your personal information for providing legal services, assisting with managing, enhancing and improving our legal services, communicating with you about those legal services, and complying with our legal and ethical obligations related to those legal services.

Our other obligations to you as our client, if applicable, are not addressed by this Privacy Policy. Those obligations are described in our terms of engagement or otherwise arise as a result of applicable law or ethics.

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.
  • Our employees, agents and contractors where there is a legitimate reason for their receiving the information, including:
    • those of our staff and consultants who may provide or offer to provide services to you in response to a request for support or an enquiry made through the Site;
    • providers of outsourced services to us (for example, any third party we engage to administer the Site on our behalf);
  • Internal and external auditors;
  • With a third party in a business transaction, in the event that all or part of Parker Hudson is sold, merged, dissolved, acquired, or involved in a similar transaction which involves the transfer of the Site.

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?

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides California residents with certain rights regarding their personal information. These rights, which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions, include: (i) the right to disclosure, deletion, access, and nondiscrimination; and (ii) the right to opt out of having your Personal Information shared or sold. The firm does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. If you are a California resident and wish to exercise your rights under the CCPA, please send us your request using the “Contact Us” section below.

The following are categories of Personal Information defined under the CCPA we may collect, receive, or maintain in the course of administering firm business or receive from a client in the course of providing legal services: Identifiers, Personal information described in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law, Commercial information, Biometric information, Internet or other electronic network activity, Geolocation data, Sensory data, Professional or employment-related information, Non-public education information, and inferences drawn from other personal information.

Parker Hudson obtains the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:

  • Directly from you. For example, when you provide it to us in any format to provide you with legal services or when you sign up to receive our newsletter and other updates.
  • Indirectly from you. For example, from observing your actions on our website, interactions with our marketing correspondence, or interactions with products or services offered by us.
  • From third parties. For example, from other parties involved in the legal services, including opposing parties or counsel, parties responding to subpoenas, or in conducting due diligence. 

Parker Hudson may use or disclose the personal information of California residents we collect for one or more of the purposes outlined in the section titled “How do we use your information” above.

California's "Shine the Light" law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) also permits users of our Site who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. 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.

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?

Subject to local law, you may have certain rights regarding personal information we have collected about you. Such rights might include the right to (a) know what personal information we have collected about you, (b) know what personal information about you was disclosed to third parties, (c) update or correct such information if you believe there is an inaccuracy, (d) restrict the processing of your personal information, (e) request deletion of your personal information, (f) object to our use of your personal information, or (g) request transmission of your personal information to another data controller. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these privacy rights, except that the deletion of your personal information may prevent us from providing you content, invitation, or benefit that depends on the processing of your personal information.

If you would like to make a complaint about how we handled your personal information, or make a complaint about a breach of data protection laws, please contact us using the contact information described below. Complaints will be investigated and the outcome of the investigation will be communicated to you after the complaint is made in accordance with applicable law. You may have a right in some locations to file a complaint with your local data protection authority.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights provided under local law, you can contact us at:

By email: privacy@phrd.com; or
Phone: (404) 523-5300
Fax: (404) 522-8409

Last updated April 8, 2020