Morgan Lewis

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the MorganLewis.com website provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. This Agreement contains the terms, covenants, conditions, and provisions upon which you may access and use this Site and the information and materials found on this Site. This Agreement also contains the privacy policy applicable to your use of this Site. This Agreement is effective as of May 30, 2007.

By accessing, viewing, or using this Site, you, the User, indicate that you understand and intend these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract and equally binding, and that you agree to such Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please note that Morgan Lewis reserves the right to change the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy under which this Site and its many offerings are extended to you. Your continued use of this Site following reasonable notice of such modifications will constitute your acceptance of such changes. You also agree that notices we may provide on the Site itself shall be deemed reasonable notice for this purpose.

1. Disclaimer

Materials on this Site have been prepared by Morgan Lewis for general informational purposes only. This site utilizes original photography as well as licensed stock photography for illustrative purposes; not all persons depicted are Morgan Lewis employees. These materials do not, and are not intended to, constitute legal advice. These materials may be considered advertising in your state. Morgan Lewis does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this Site in a state where this Site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state. The information provided at this website is not privileged and does not create an attorney-client relationship with Morgan Lewis or any of the firm's lawyers. The act of sending an e-mail to Morgan Lewis or any attorney at Morgan Lewis, or submitting a form response or other materials through the Site, will not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are not currently a client of Morgan Lewis, your e-mail will not be privileged and may be disclosed to third persons. This website is not an offer to represent you. You should not act, or refrain from acting, based upon any information at this website.

Morgan Lewis maintains offices in Pennsylvania, New York, the District of Columbia, California, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, Delaware, Connecticut, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, China, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and an associated office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and has lawyers licensed to practice in many jurisdictions. The firm does not intend to practice law in any jurisdiction where the firm does not have licensed attorneys. The name of the lawyer responsible for this website is David W. Pollak.

2. Grant of License

This Agreement provides you, the User, with a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use this Site conditioned on your continued compliance with the Terms of Use of this Agreement. Users may print and download materials and information on this Site solely for personal and noncommercial use, provided that all hard copies contain all copyright and other applicable notices contained in such materials and information. Notwithstanding the foregoing and except as otherwise expressly permitted herein, a User may not modify, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, publish, mirror, frame, license, transfer, sell, or otherwise use any information or material obtained from or through this Site. As a further condition of use of this Site, all Users warrant to Morgan Lewis that they will not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by these Terms of Use. To seek permission to use materials and information (including screenshots of this Site) beyond the scope of the foregoing license, please contact the Communications Department at Morgan Lewis (215.963.5000, info@morganlewis.com). Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

All material contained on this Site, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright, trade secret (for password-protected areas), and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. Except as expressly provided herein, Morgan Lewis does not grant any express or implied right(s) to Users of this Site. Please be aware that Morgan Lewis actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. The contents of this Site are © 2004-2012 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. All Rights Reserved. Removing or altering the copyright notice on any material on this Site is prohibited. Morgan Lewis also owns a copyright in the Site as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination and arrangement of the Site's content.

The trademarks MORGAN LEWIS®; MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS®; HSRSCAN®; RODSCAN®; and RCRASCAN®; and all other names, logos, and icons identifying Morgan Lewis and/or Morgan Lewis' products and services are proprietary marks of Morgan Lewis. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

4. Copyright and Intellectual Property Agent for Notice

The Site may contain materials posted by third parties. If you believe that any materials on this Site infringe any copyright or other intellectual property interest, please provide Morgan Lewis' Copyright and Intellectual Property Agent with the following information:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property interest that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or other intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or other intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or other intellectual property owner's behalf.

Morgan Lewis' Copyright and Intellectual Property Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement on the Site is Ron N. Dreben.

Note: The contact information above is provided exclusively for notifying Morgan Lewis of copyright or other intellectual property infringement.

5. Links to Other Sites

Morgan Lewis may provide links, in its sole discretion, to other sites on the Internet for the convenience of its Users in locating related information and services. These sites have not necessarily been reviewed by Morgan Lewis and are maintained by third parties over which Morgan Lewis exercises no control. Accordingly, Morgan Lewis expressly disclaims any responsibility for the privacy policies, information collection practices, the content, the accuracy of the information, and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party websites. Moreover, these links do not imply an endorsement with respect to any third party or any website or the products or services provided by any third party.

6. DISCLAIMERS

WHILE MORGAN LEWIS ENDEAVORS TO PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE, UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE, THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. MOREOVER, MORGAN LEWIS MAY MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS SITE OR IN THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON.

YOU, THE USER, ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF MAKING USE OF, AND/OR RELYING ON, THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE. MORGAN LEWIS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, LEGALITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL MORGAN LEWIS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE UTILIZATION OF THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF MORGAN LEWIS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.

7. Governing Law

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to the choice of law provisions thereof and all parties to this Agreement expressly agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of courts in the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PRIVACY POLICY

Morgan Lewis shares your concerns about maintaining the privacy of personal information collected on the Internet, and is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy policy discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices of Morgan Lewis in connection with the Site. It explains how we use the information we collect about you, the User, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information, and the procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy. Please read the following information carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we treat it. Use of this Site constitutes consent to Morgan Lewis' collection and use of personal data as outlined therein.

1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Users; Cookies

Morgan Lewis may collect and/or track (a) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, and type of Web browser of users to the Site, (b) the e-mail addresses of users that communicate with Morgan Lewis or the Site via e-mail, (c) information knowingly provided by the user in online forms, registration forms, surveys, etc. (including name, address, e-mail and other personal profile data), and (d) aggregate and user-specific information on which pages users access.

Morgan Lewis may place Internet "cookies" on users' hard drives. Internet cookies can save data about individual users, such as the user's name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of a site viewed by the user, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the user. When the user revisits the Site, Morgan Lewis may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the user's experience accordingly. Users may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available. However, declining to use cookies may impede the ability of the Site to function properly.

When a user performs a search within the Site, Morgan Lewis may record information identifying the user or linking the user to the search performed. Morgan Lewis may also record limited information associated with every search request made by the user and use that information to, among other things, solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.

2. Use of Personal Data Collected

Morgan Lewis may use the personal data it collects for internal purposes, namely, for solving technical problems, calculating overall usage statistics, for internal marketing and promotional purposes, product development, and content improvement. Morgan Lewis will not disclose to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which users voluntarily provide to Morgan Lewis, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or legal processes (e.g., subpoenas), or to protect the rights or property of Morgan Lewis. Morgan Lewis will cooperate with law enforcement authorities.

3. Security Measures

Morgan Lewis may implement security features to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. Please note, however, that Morgan Lewis cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from Morgan Lewis via the Site or e-mail. Accordingly, Morgan Lewis is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. For more private communication, users can contact Morgan Lewis by telephone at the main office and direct line telephone numbers provided on the Site.

4. Opt-Out Right

Users may at any time opt out of having their personal information used by Morgan Lewis to send promotional correspondence to the user, by contacting Morgan Lewis via telephone, email, or postal mail at the address(es) below:

Phone: 215-963-5000
E-mail: news@morganlewisnews.com
Mailing address: 1701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data

Upon request via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone, Morgan Lewis will provide to users a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by Morgan Lewis regarding the user. Users may modify, correct, change or update personally identifiable information that Morgan Lewis has collected by the Site or may cause their personal record to be removed from Morgan Lewis' database by contacting Morgan Lewis via postal mail, e-mail, or the telephone number indicated in paragraph 5d above.

6. Collection of Personal Data from Children

Morgan Lewis does not knowingly solicit information from children and we do not knowingly market the Site or its services to children. No one under the age of 13 should submit any personal information to Morgan Lewis and/or the Site.

7. Morgan Lewis' Right to Contact Visitor/Subscriber

Morgan Lewis reserves the right to contact users of the Site regarding changes to the Terms of Use generally, this Privacy Policy specifically, or any other policies or agreements relevant to website users.

EU PRIVACY POLICY

For the purpose of the European Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) (the "Directive"), the data controllers of any personal information about you are, as applicable:

  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under number OC378797 with its registered office at Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AL and is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, whose rules can be accessed at rules.sra.org.uk. Our SRA authorisation number is 615176. We use the word “partner” to refer to a member of the LLP. A list of the members of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP is available for inspection at the above address. Further information about Morgan Lewis can be found on www.morganlewis.com.
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP of 68 rue du Fauborg, Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France.
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP of OpernTurm, 60306 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, of 7 Rue Guimard B-1040, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP of 1701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

1. The Information We Collect

When you engage Morgan Lewis's services or sign up for information services we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Your full name, title, company, postal address, email address, telephone number, fax number.
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site, www.morganlewis.com (the "Site"). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may ask you for information when you report a problem with the Site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Aggregate and user-specific information on which pages Users access.
  • Details of your visits to the Site including, but not limited to, home server domain names, e-mail addresses, Web browser types, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

2. Uses Made of the Information

We gather this information to allow us to process your registration and deliver you the service you require. The relevant information is then used by us, our agents, and sub-contractors to provide you with statements of your account and to communicate with you on any matter relating to the provision of your service in general.

We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregated information to third parties. These statistics will not include any information that can be used to identify any individual.

From time to time we may provide your information to our customer service agencies for research and analysis purposes so that we can monitor and improve the services that we provide. We may only pass on your information to third parties with which we have a formalised Data Transfer Agreement.

We may also wish to provide you with:

  • information about special features of our website or any other services or products that we think may be of interest to you; and
  • related information with third parties we think may be of interest to you.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing or other similar purposes, please send an email to news@morganlewisnews.com.

3. Disclosure of Your Information

We will not, without your consent, disclose to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which users voluntarily provide to Morgan Lewis unless we have a formalised Data Transfer Agreement in place with such third party.

However, we may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply to our site Terms of Use.

4. Use of Cookies and Other Information Gathering Technologies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical information about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. A "cookie" is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store on a web browser so it can later be read back from that browser. This is useful for having the browser remember some specific information. An example of when cookies can be used is when a browser stores your passwords and user IDs. They are also used to store preferences of start pages; both Microsoft and Netscape browsers use cookies to create personal start pages.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you log onto the Site.

When a user performs a search within the Site, we may record information identifying the user or linking the user to the search performed. We may also record limited information associated with every search request made by the user and use that information to, amongst other things, solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.

5. How We Protect Your Information

Owing to the global nature of the Internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Morgan Lewis enters into Data Transfer Agreements with third party recipients of information which are located outside of the EEA.

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share this password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. However we have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We also keep your information confidential. The internal procedures of Morgan Lewis cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.

6. Updating Your Details

If any of the information that you have provided to Morgan Lewis changes, for example if you change your email address or if you wish to cancel your registration, please let us know the correct details by sending an email to news@morganlewisnews.com.

7. Your Consent

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set you in this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. We will also email you should we make any changes so that you may consent to our use of your information in that way. Continued use of the services will signify that you agree to any such changes.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at news@morganlewisnews.com.

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

8. Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. To access details of the information we hold about you please send an email to news@morganlewisnews.com.

9. How to Contact Morgan Lewis

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please send an email to info@morganlewis.com.

JAPAN PRIVACY POLICY

Morgan Lewis may use personal information collected in Japan in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Act No. 57 of 2003) and all other applicable laws and regulations.

1. Purpose of Use for Personal Information

Morgan Lewis may acquire and use personal information for the following purposes:

  • providing legal services for our clients worldwide;
  • mailing invitations to seminars and other events, newsletters, announcements and other correspondence;
  • solving technical problems and calculate overall usage statistics; and
  • any other purpose incidental to the above.

Except where permitted under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information or any other relevant law or regulation, Morgan Lewis will not use personal information for other purposes without obtaining the prior consent of the individual.

2. Provision of Personal Data to a Third Party

Morgan Lewis will not provide personal information to third parties without obtaining the prior consent of the individual except in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

3. Revision of Privacy Policy

Morgan Lewis reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time as necessary.

4. Requests and Inquiries

Any request or inquiry regarding personal information that Morgan Lewis has collected for use in Japan, including requests for disclosure, correction or deletion of information, should be directed to info@morganlewis.com.