Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – updated November 30, 2011

Matters, documents and information posted on secured section of the Raines Feldman LLP Website (www.raineslaw.com or www.rainesfeldman.com) (“Raines Feldman”) are private spaces and we are committed to maintaining the privacy of each individual matter and client. There is no public directory of Raines Feldman matters. In order to maintain the privacy of each matter, there are only several ways for someone to join a matter including:

  • Invitation to a matter via email from a current member of the matter who has the ability to invite other people
  • Log-in to a matter through your email and password which only members of the matter know and must provide to the other person for them to join the matter

Raines Feldman is committed to providing the utmost in privacy security. We do not sell or trade any personal information obtained from the site.

Raines Feldman does not collect information from anyone without his/her request. All e-mail correspondence is kept in strict privacy and will not be disclosed to parties other than to Raines Feldman and the attorneys and staff of Raines Feldman necessary to handle client matters.

By using Raines Feldman website, you are accepting the practices described in this policy and are also aware that our policies are subject to change at any time.

The Information We Collect

When you visit Raines Feldman you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.

When you register with Raines Feldman, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.

When you enter Raines Feldman, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Raines Feldman visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to Raines Feldman.You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature. When you use Raines Feldman Website, you may set up your matters and start using the Raines Feldman Website functionalities.

You post User Content, documents and other information relevant to your matters on the Site at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content. Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Raines Feldman is a violation of the Raines Feldman Terms of Services.

Raines Feldman may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the Raines Feldman service through the operation of the service in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.

By using Raines Feldman Website, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Use of Information Obtained by Raines Feldman

When you register with Raines Feldman, you create and join matters and set your personal preferences. Your information and the content you generate is displayed to people in the matters you belong to on Raines Feldman Website. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by Raines Feldman that we think you may find valuable.

Raines Feldman may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service.

Raines Feldman may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as determining how many people are in certain matters for advertisements and promotions.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

Raines Feldman Website is about facilitating communication with attorneys working on your matters by sharing information with the attorneys and staff that work on your matters. We reserve the right to do the following:

We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Raines Feldman, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, to offer an online job application process, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Raines Feldman-specified purposes.

  • We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Raines Feldman service or using the Raines Feldman name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
  • If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Raines Feldman business, or individual business units owned by Raines Feldman LLP were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

Links

Raines Feldman may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Raines Feldman.

Security

Raines Feldman takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of Raines Feldman Website, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site.

If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.