Legal Notices

TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY

TERMS OF USE

Thank you for visiting the website of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (“Stroock”).  Please read these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, which, as may be modified from time to time, govern its use.  By using this Site you are knowingly and willingly agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use. 

Intellectual Property Rights

This Site and the graphics, text and other information provided on this Site (the “Site Content”) are owned by or licensed to Stroock.  You may view, download and print a copy of any part of this Site for your own informational purposes, but any other use without our written consent is prohibited.

Attorney Advertising; No Attorney Client Relationship or Confidentiality

This Site is intended to enable readers to learn about Stroock.  The information provided in this Site should not be considered an offer to represent you.  This Site may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of certain jurisdictions.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Use of this Site or of the e-mail links on this Site to communicate with Stroock or its lawyers does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Stroock, no such communication will be treated as confidential and no such communication is guaranteed to be secure.

This Site contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts, or settlements.  The Site Content should not be construed as legal advice.

Indemnity 

By your use of the Site, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Stroock, its affiliates, partners, employees, agents, licensors, licensees and content providers (“Stroock Indemnitees”) from any claims, losses, damages, expenses, demands, and costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys fees), arising out of or relating to your use of this Site or any linked to website, your violation of these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, or your violation of the rights of any other person.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THIS SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  STROOCK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ACTIONS YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY MAY TAKE OR REFRAIN FROM TAKING IN RESPONSE TO OR IN RELIANCE ON THIS SITE OR THE SITE CONTENT OR ANY LINKED SITE.

Third Party Links

This Site may contain links to third party websites or resources.  These links are provided for your convenience and are not intended to imply that Stroock endorses or controls the linked-to sites or verifies the accuracy of the information contained on those sites.  You are solely responsible for any charges or obligations that you may incur in your dealings with such linked site operators.  Linked sites or other websites may also have a hyperlink to this Site; Stroock is not responsible for the content of any such website or the actions of any operator of any such website.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy are governed by and are to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its principles of conflicts of laws.  You agree that any action concerning your use of this Site, these Terms of Use, or the Privacy Policy, shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Borough of Manhattan in the State of New York.

Contacting Stroock

These Terms of Use were last updated on February 1, 2017.  To contact us about these Terms of Use or this Site, send us an email.


PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy describes the type of information Stroock collects from this Site and how that information may be used.  This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, as may be modified from time to time, govern your use of this Site.  By using this Site you are knowingly and willingly agreeing to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection

You are not required to provide information such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, or other information that might reasonably be used to identify you personally (“Personal Information”) to make general use of this Site.   Stroock will only collect Personal Information when it is provided to us in an email, on a registration form, in an online survey, or in other similar transmissions. 

To help us monitor Site usage patterns and to help us improve this Site, we may use certain technologies, including cookies, to gather information that does not reveal your identity (“Generic Information”), such as information about the Internet Protocol address assigned to your computer (“IP Address”), browser type, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), platform type, referral source, regional or location information about the visitor, the number and frequency of visitors to the Site, time spent on the Site, and the pages within the Site that are visited.  You can choose not to accept the cookie by adjusting your Internet browser settings but, if you choose to do so, certain parts of this Site may not function properly. 

IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers that are assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided by your ISP, your IP address can be used to identify the computer accessing the Site. Under certain circumstances, recipients, their legal representatives, and/ or law enforcement authorities, may be able to combine this with information disclosed by ISPs to determine the source of a particular communication. By using this Site, you knowingly and voluntarily assume any risks associated with such disclosure.

Use of Information

We will use Personal Information we collect only to send you news and information about Stroock, Stroock events, and Stroock publications.  To opt out of receiving future mailings, see the Opt Out section below.

We do not share Personal Information we collect with third parties for their marketing purposes.  If an event for which you register through this Site is co-sponsored, that co-sponsor's treatment of your information will be governed by its own privacy policy, for which we are not responsible.  If we use third parties to provide specific services to you, those third parties may be allowed to use your Personal Information to provide such services.  We will only intentionally disclose your Personal Information to other third parties if we believe we are compelled to do so for legal or regulatory purposes, and you hereby agree to such disclosure.

Stroock may share Generic Information we collect with our affiliates, contractors and other third parties.

Opt Out

You may choose to opt out of receiving e-mail messages with news and information about Stroock and Stroock publications by sending an email from the e-mail address at which you are receiving the messages to Stroock@stroock.com requesting that your email address be removed.

Security

Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure nor is any security system completely secure.  Although we do our best to protect your personal information, Stroock  does not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or provide us online.  It is possible that unauthorized “hackers” may post or transmit offensive or obscene materials on the Site and that you may be involuntarily exposed to such materials. It may also be possible for other users or “hackers” to improperly gain access to or obtain personal information about you. By using the Site, you assume the risk of such occurrences. We request that you do not send, and Stroock will not be liable for your sending sensitive or confidential information electronically. Any transmission of personal or confidential information is at your own risk. Stroock is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.  

Children Under 13

This Site is not directed at children 13 years of age or younger. Stroock will not intentionally collect information about any user under the age of 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental/guardian consent, we will delete that information. 

Third Party Links

This Site may provide links to third party websites. Even if the third party is affiliated with Stroock through a business partnership or otherwise, Stroock is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of such external links.

Contacting Stroock

This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 1, 2017.  To contact us about this Privacy Policy or this Site, send us an email.