Privacy Policy

Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This includes complying with relevant legal and regulatory requirements and utilizing applicable security measures in order to protect your personal information. This Privacy Notice explains how we may collect and use your personal information. Personal Information We May Collect and Use For the purposes of this Notice, personal information is defined as information that (either in isolation or in combination with other information held by Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP) enables an identified or identifiable individual or household to be identified or recognized. We may collect information from you:
  • When you provide it to us or we collect it from third parties during the course of our providing legal advice, representation, or services to you;
  • When you visit our website, as part of general analytics on visitors to the site (see notice on cookies for more information);
  • When we receive services from you;
  • When you provide personal information in connection with your application for employment with Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP;
  • When you contact us by any means, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  • When you visit our offices or attend our events; and
  • When you consent to provide your personal information, we may collect special categories of personal information in connection with registration for and access to our events.
In the course of providing you legal advice, representation, or services, you may provide us personal information about others, such as your employees, directors, or business contacts. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a legal basis to process such information and transfer it to us. Once it is transferred to us, we may then process and disclose such personal information as described in this Privacy Notice.Information from children Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP does not direct its website to children under thirteen (13) years of age. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or guardian about the use of this website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from an individual under the age of 13, we will delete that information. How We Use Your Personal Information We may use personal information for one or more of the following purposes:
  • To understand your needs and provide you legal advice, representation, or services;
  • Manage our business relationship with you, for example, as part of billing and collection;
  • Respond to your requests;
  • Enable your participation in events and affinity groups;
  • Confirm your identity and allow us to carry out checks in the interest of security and to prevent fraud;
  • Carry out our obligations under any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • To improve the website and to notify you about any changes to our services or our website;
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements applicable to us, enforce our terms and conditions, and protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or that of our affiliates, you, or others; or
  • Improve the services that we offer.
We may send you direct marketing messages by way of email alerts and posts provided that we have a lawful ground to do so and you have consented to such contact. If you no longer wish to receive our alerts, to be part of a mailing list, or to receive any marketing communications, you can opt-out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the relevant communication or replying directly to the marketing message. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes at any time. Legal Bases for Information Usage and Processing
  • Your consent (in which case we will tell you at the time our purposes for using your personal information);
  • In the course of providing legal advice, representation, or services to you;
  • Performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request prior to entering into such a contract;
  • In compliance with our legal obligations; or
  • To understand your needs in order to provide better representation, services, legal advice and communication:
      • Providing you legal advice, representation, or services,
      • Ensuring the quality of the services we provide to you, or
      • Communicating with you.
Information Sharing We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We may share your personal information with the below categories of recipients, under the following circumstances:
  • Our service providers to enable them to assist us with delivering legal and other services upon your request. These service providers include:
    • Accountants,
    • Auditors,
    • Credit reference agencies,
    • Information technology and information security providers,
    • Legal service and technology providers,
    • Other industry or subject-matter experts, or
    • Records management providers.
  • Third parties as required in the course of providing you legal advice, representation, or services, including with respect to litigations, arbitrations, investigations, and transactions.
  • Any law enforcement agencies, governmental authorities, or regulators where we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation, or if we reasonably consider that this is necessary to help prevent or detect fraud or other crime or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP, our clients, or others.
  • With your consent to any disclosure to a third party.
  • Any third party connected with business transfers; your personal information may be transferred to third parties in connection with a reorganization, restructuring, merger, acquisition, or transfer of assets of the Firm, provided that the receiving party agrees to treat your personal information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice.
How We Transfer, Use, and Store Your Personal Information The personal information that we may collect from you may be transferred, used, or stored outside your home jurisdiction and, therefore, the laws of some of these destination jurisdictions may not offer the same standard of protection for personal information as your home country. We currently transfer information to the following jurisdictions: the United States. From time to time, as disclosed above, we may transfer your personal information to our third party service providers. Transfers to our third party service providers are to enable them to use and store your personal information on our behalf. We have in place a program to contractually obligate our third party service providers to offer your personal information an essentially equivalent level of protection as granted by us in this notice. This program also ensures that, where your information is transferred to any jurisdiction outside of your home country, the transfer is done in compliance with relevant data protection legislation, regulations, and guidelines issued by relevant supervisory authorities. How Long We Retain Your Personal Information We will only keep your personal information for as long as necessary depending on the purpose for which it was provided and the periods specified in relation to the relevant system in our data protection policies. The factors we consider when determining how long we will retain your information includes:
  • Legal obligations under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;
  • Statute of limitations under applicable law(s);
  • Status of ongoing legal engagements;
  • Your withdrawal of consent (where applicable);
  • Potential disputes; and
  • Guidelines issued by relevant supervisory authorities.
How We Protect the Security of Your Personal Information We have implemented security measures in an effort to safeguard your personal information. These measures are intended to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, altered, disclosed, or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. Additionally, we have limited the access to your personal information to only those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need to know. They are subject to a duty of confidentiality and will only process your personal information on our instructions. We have procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so. We endeavor to take all reasonable steps to protect your information but please note that the transmission of information via email is not secure. Therefore, if you use email for communicating with us, we cannot guarantee that it will remain confidential while in transit. Your Rights Under certain circumstances, and subject to legal conditions, you may have the right to:
  • Object to the processing of your personal information,
  • To request a copy of the personal information about you which we hold, or
  • To request correction, cessation of use, or erasure of such personal information.
You may exercise the above rights free of charge. However, in some cases, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive, or if you request multiple copies of the same information. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information or to exercise any of your other rights. Notice to California Residents This section applies only to California residents. If you are a resident of California, you have the right to exercise Your Rights without fear of any discriminatory treatment pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (“CCPA”). Cookie Policy This site uses cookies—small text files that websites store on a browser. Websites typically use them for multiple purposes like storing login statuses, remembering the cart items in an e-commerce store, identifying whether a user is a new visitor or returning user, or analyzing the user behavior on the website, etc.
  • This site installs a Google Analytics cookie to throttle the request rate to limit the collection of data on high traffic sites, which improves site performance for visitors.
  • This site installs a Google Analytics cookie to store information on how visitors use the website, which helps report on-site analytics. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
  • This site installs a Google Analytics cookie to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data, and track site usage for the site’s analytics report.
If you have questions about this Cookie policy, email info@dorflaw.com Changes to Our Privacy Notice Our Privacy Notice is reviewed regularly and was last updated on November 28, 2022. Any future changes will be reflected within an updated version of this “Privacy Notice” and will be available on our website. Where appropriate, we may directly notify you of changes by email. Contacting Us If you have any questions, comments, complaints or wish to exercise your rights under this notice or any of its contents, please send us an email or written communication to our managing partner at the address set forth below. Jon A. Dorf, Managing Partner Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP The International Corporate Center 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue Rye, NY 10580 jdorf@dorflaw.com 914-381-7600

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