Website Privacy Policy Summary

 

Sullivan & Worcester LLP respects your privacy and is committed to collecting, maintaining and using Personal Data about you responsibly. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”), together with any documents referenced herein, outlines the ways in which we collect and use information from you when you use our website www.sandw.com (the “website” or “site”).   When using our website, you may click on links to other websites. This Policy only applies to our website: sandw.com.  When you follow links to other websites you should read their respective privacy policies.

This Policy does not apply to personal information you might provide to us or we might collect in the context of our providing legal services under an attorney -client relationship. The Firm’s Client Data Protection Policy will apply in regards to any personal information provided to us in this context and which is subject to GDPR regulations.  

Please read this Policy carefully. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

You can contact us about any queries you have regarding this Policy at dataprivacy@sandw.com

About Sullivan & Worcester LLP

The website www.sandw.com is operated by Sullivan & Worcester LLP (“Sullivan & Worcester,” also referred to in this Policy as “the Firm,” “we,” “us” or “our”).

Sullivan & Worcester LLP UK is a limited liability partnership authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, registered in England and Wales under number OC381549.  

Sullivan & Worcester LLP UK is affiliated with Sullivan & Worcester LLP, a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of New York (USA) with principal law offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and New York, New York.

Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP is registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) with registration number ZA025390.

Personal Data

The term “Personal Data” as used in this Policy refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"); an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his/her physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. 

Personal Data does not include data from which you can no longer be identified, such as anonymized aggregate data.

Data We Collect From You and How We Use It

The data collected via the website varies dependent on how you interact and use the site.

In general, you may browse our website without providing any personally identifiable information about yourself.  

Non-personally identifiable and technical information is collected automatically when you visit our website such as the type of operating system, the type of browser you are using, and your IP address. We use this information for internal purposes such as to administer the site, better understand how the site is being used and improve usability.    

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, we use Cookies to collect this information. Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. For further details about our use of Cookies, please see our Cookie Policy. You are free to decline Cookies if your browser permits, such as by disabling Cookies in the preferences or options menus in your browser, but doing so may limit your ability to view or use our site.

Personal Data is collected when submitted directly by you through our website for such purposes as subscribing to firm mailing lists, registering for events or webinars, or subscribing to one of the firm’s blogs. The types of Personal Data requested and collected via the website may include:

If you join one or more of our mailing lists or otherwise submit Personal Data to us through our site, we will process that information for the purpose for which it was collected. 

How Personal Data is shared

Personal Data collected via this site may be shared between the offices of Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP.  

We may also share your information with our trusted third party service providers, including such technology providers as website and mailing list hosting services. In sharing information with service providers, we ensure that your data is kept secured and used only in accordance with this Policy.

We reserve the right to disclose Personal Data if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial or regulatory proceedings, a court order or other legal process.

Transfer of Information across National Borders 

This site is hosted on servers located in the U.S. In the event we may have to transfer your Personal Data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to a third party outside of the EEA, and in a jurisdiction not subject to an adequacy decision of the European Commission, we will ensure that there is a legal basis and a relevant safeguard method for such data transfer. Further, we will do so in a manner that is consistent with, and respects the EU laws and other applicable laws and regulations on data protection.

If you require further information about transfers of information, you can send a request to dataprivacy@sandw.com.

Security

The safety of your Personal Data is important to us. The Firm uses various technical and organizational measures to ensure that your data is secure. These measures include encryption and intrusion detection and prevention technologies. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and while we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data.

How long Personal Data is retained

We only retain Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.

We will delete your Personal Data when it is no longer reasonably required for the permitted uses or you withdraw your consent (where applicable), provided that we are not legally required or otherwise permitted to continue to hold such data. We may retain your Personal Data for an additional period to the extent deletion would require us to overwrite our automated disaster recovery backup systems or to the extent we deem it necessary to assert or defend legal claims during any relevant retention period.

Your Rights

You have certain rights over your Personal Data, including the right to withdraw consent.

In circumstances in which the GDPR applies you may:

Contacting Us

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or to make inquiries regarding your Personal Data contact us via email at dataprivacy@sandw.com or directly to the Sullivan & Worcester LLP UK Data Privacy Officer:

Geoffrey Wynne (Partner)
Sullivan & Worcester LLP UK
Level 36b Tower 42 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ
Email: Gwynne@sandw.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7448 1001

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to update this Policy at any time, and we will make an updated copy of such Policy available on our website.

Further information

If you have any concerns or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact dataprivacy@sandw.com