Legal Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

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Disclaimer

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to offer this website to clients, lawyers, law students and the public for general information purposes only. This website is not intended for nor is it to be used as a substitute for legal advice. You should not rely on this website as a source of legal advice. In addition, please see the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth below.

This website is neither a solicitation nor an offer to represent you. The information provided to you at this website is not intended to create and does not create an attorney-client relationship with Debevoise or with any lawyer at Debevoise. Your sending Debevoise or any of its personnel an email through this site does not create an attorney-client relationship with Debevoise. Although we welcome contacts by telephone, electronic mail or other methods, we will not have an attorney-client relationship with you until and unless you and we conclude a formal agreement of engagement. If this website fails to comply with the laws or ethical rules of your jurisdiction, please do not consider this as a solicitation or as any indication that Debevoise wishes or is available to represent you.

Please be advised that information conveyed over the Internet may not be secure. Debevoise asks that you not convey any confidential information to us because we will not be bound to treat such information as privileged or confidential until and unless we have an attorney-client relationship with you.

Debevoise does not intend or purport to practice law in any jurisdiction where it does not maintain an office, although individual Debevoise lawyers may be licensed, admitted, or authorized to practice in other jurisdictions. Lawyers identified on the website are admitted to practice law only in the jurisdictions indicated in their biographies at www.debevoise.com.

Terms and Conditions of Use

By using this website, you are bound by this Legal Notice.

The contents of this website are provided “as is.” Neither Debevoise nor any of its affiliates, partners or employees, makes any representations, express or implied, with respect to the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of any of the contents of this website, and expressly disclaim any liability or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Debevoise expressly disclaims any liability for any action, or failure to take action, in reliance on any of the contents of the website. Your sole remedy for any dissatisfaction with any of its contents is to refrain from using the website.

Unless otherwise identified, this website and all of its contents are protected by the trademark, copyright and other intellectual property laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. Tradenames, trademarks and service marks of Debevoise include, without limitation, “Debevoise & Plimpton LLP,” “Debevoise” and “D&P”, all of which are owned by Debevoise and may not be used by you in connection with any product or service.

You may view, download and print a copy of any part of the website for your own informational purposes but, under no circumstance, may you reproduce, resell, modify, distribute, transmit or display for commercial advantage any of its contents, or include any part of this website in another work, without the express written permission of Debevoise. To obtain permission to use the contents of this website other than as granted by the foregoing limited license, please contact women@debevoise.com.

These terms and conditions 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.

Privacy Policy

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is committed to protecting your privacy.

In this privacy policy references to “Debevoise”, “we”, “our” or “us” are to Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a New York registered limited liability partnership and to each related entity which provides legal services using the name Debevoise & Plimpton.

This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect about you, how we may collect, use and share your personal information, our legal basis for using your personal information, how long we keep your personal information, how we protect your personal information, the countries to which we may transfer your personal information, and your rights regarding your personal information.

Types of personal information we collect about you

The types of personal information we collect about you includes:

  • Your personal contact details such as your name and email address.
  • The company you work for and your position.
  • Technical information, such as information from your visits to our website or relating to any communications we send to you electronically.
  • Any other personal information you provide to us during your relationship with us, such as your views and comments.

How we collect your personal information

The ways in which we collect personal information about you may include the following:

  • Through your general use of our website. In particular, we collect personal information about you if you complete a form on our website, such as the ‘Subscribe to the Debevoise Women’s Review’ form and if you send emails to us at women@debevoise.com.
  • Through your responses to our emails asking that you confirm and update information we maintain about you, or that you provide your consent for us to communicate with you.
  • Through information you may provide to representatives of our firm during a Q&A interview for the website or at conferences and similar events.

How we use your personal information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide information requested by you.
  • To provide, administer, monitor the use of, and improve this website.

Our legal basis for using your personal information

We use your personal information for the purposes of our legitimate interests, as summarized above under the heading ‘How we use your personal information’.

Cookies

Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer or other device when you visit our website. They allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a positive experience when you browse our website and to improve our website.

Our website uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are stored temporarily on your device while you browse our website and are deleted from your device when you finish browsing. Persistent cookies are stored on your device after you have finished browsing our website so that we can remember your preferences when you visit our website in the future.

First party cookies are set by us; third party cookies are set by a third party’s website.

Our website uses the following cookies:

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We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how you use our website, which we use to help us to improve our website. Google uses cookies as part of this process (see Google’s Privacy Policy).

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website and third parties, you can do this using your browser settings. If you set your browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. If you delete cookies relating to our website, including your cookie preferences, you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit our website.

To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

By using our website without changing your browser settings, you consent to our use of cookies as set out above.

How we share your personal information

We may share your personal information with others in the following circumstances:

  • Third parties, such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, in order to fulfil your option to share our website content by using the sharing facilities on our website.
  • Our related Debevoise entities in order to provide information requested by you and to provide, administer, monitor the use of, and improve this website.
  • Our third party service providers in order to provide us with services, including our information technology service providers.
  • Government or regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals or other third parties if we consider it necessary or appropriate under applicable laws.
  • Any new Debevoise entity or other third party if we decide to re-organize or transfer all or any part of our business.

We do not sell or otherwise disclose to third parties your personal information without your consent.

How long we keep your personal information 

We retain your personal information in accordance with our global retention guidelines. Our retention periods are based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws, other legal and regulatory requirements to retain information for a minimum period and limitation periods for taking legal action.

How we protect your personal information

We have in place technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information we collect about you from unauthorized, improper or unlawful access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction consistent with applicable data protection laws.

Debevoise maintains an Information Security Management System that is aligned and certified to the ISO 27001:2013 standard framework. The system is inclusive of policies, procedures and technical controls and is audited by a certified third party ISO assessor on an annual basis.

Countries to which we transfer your personal information

We may need to transfer your personal information to locations outside the jurisdiction in which you provide it, or from where you are viewing this website, in order to use it on the basis set out above. If you are an EU citizen or reside in the EU we will transfer your personal information outside the EU in accordance with EU data protection laws to ensure that it remains protected and secure. To facilitate this we have in place EU standard contractual clauses between the relevant Debevoise entities.

Your rights regarding your personal information

If you reside in the EU you may have the following rights under EU data protection laws:

  • To request access to your personal information. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • To correct any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we hold about you.
  • To request us to delete or remove from our systems your personal information where there is no legal basis for us continuing to process it.
  • To request us to suspend processing of your personal information, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • To request the transfer of your personal information to a third party.
  • To withdraw any consent that you have provided to us for processing your personal information.
  • To make a complaint to a local supervisory authority about how we are processing your personal information.
  • If you reside in a jurisdiction outside the EU, you may also have rights under applicable laws in connection with your personal information that we collect, hold and process.

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please advise us of any changes to your personal information by contacting us at privacy@debevoise.com.

Data controller

Debevoise provides legal services through a number of different entities. For the purposes of EU data protection laws, the data controller of your personal information is the Debevoise entity in the EU that you engage with.

Updates to this policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this policy regularly to ensure that you are familiar with its content.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or you would like to exercise any of your rights relating to your personal information, please contact us at privacy@debevoise.com.