Effective Date: August 2016
This Privacy Statement describes how IPG Legal and its affiliates (“IPG”) collect, use and disclose certain personal information obtained through our global public website at and affiliated websites (“Website”). The website for a local IPG Legal office may have a privacy statement that differs from this Privacy Statement. Please review the website privacy statement for the relevant local office for any information that applies specifically to that local office. This Privacy Statement does not address information collected through other sources such as in-person seminars or an attorney’s personal contacts. By visiting the Website(s) you are accepting and consenting to the practices and provisions set out in this Privacy Statement. IPG operates via distinct and separate legal entities in separate jurisdictions in a manner similar to most other global law firms.
Personal Information Collection and Use
In general, you can visit our Website without revealing any personal information. However, there may be times when we ask for your personal information such as your name, company, e-mail address, phone number, address and other details (hereinafter referred to as "Personal Information”). We request this information so that we can:
correspond with you;
provide you with a subscription to a newsletter or some other publication;
notify you about events;
respond to your requests;
provide you with information that we consider may be of interest to you;
provide and improve our services to you and to our clients;
market our legal and financial services;
improve our web properties;
compile anonymous statistics, such as website usage;
fulfil our own legal obligations; and
address reported problems with our Website(s).
Where applicable, we will notify you which data fields are optional, such as information in relation to your visit and which are mandatory to obtain said Personal Information.
If you receive a marketing e-mail from IPG Legal, you will generally be provided with an automated "opt out" (unsubscribe) option from that particular communication or from all marketing e-mails sent by our Firm located within that email. Follow the instructions on the e-mail you receive to use that "opt out" feature. Also, if you receive unwanted e-mail from our Firm, please forward a copy of that e-mail to use with the word Unsubscribe in the email subject.
However, please note that if you reply to an IPG address in one of our marketing e-mails or otherwise send a communication to us, your communication will not create a lawyer-client relationship with us. Do not send us any information that you or anyone else would consider to be confidential or secret unless you have first retained IPG. Be advised that any information you send us before we agree to be your lawyers may not be protected from disclosure.
IPG and affiliates along with member law firms from around the world - in order to provide you with the best services possible - may share information we obtain about you, including Personal Information, among our member firms so we may respond to your requests, or as necessary for the purposes discussed earlier. We may also, under limited circumstances, share Personal Information with government authorities or others as required to protect the interests of the Firm, its member firms and its affiliates, or as necessary in connection with the sale or transfer of all or a portion of the business, or as required by applicable law or court order. If we are required to share your Personal Information we will use reasonable efforts to notify you in advance, unless we are legally restricted from doing so or it is otherwise impracticable.
International Data Transfers
IPG affiliates websites may be hosted on web servers outside your geographic location. You hereby agree that the provision of Personal Information or other access to IPG and affiliates' websites constitutes your consent to the transfer of such information outside your jurisdiction. Transmission may not provide an equivalent level of data protection as the laws in your home country or present location. However, be advised that, as discussed above, we maintain policies and procedures in place to ensure the protection of your Personal Information.
IPG and affiliates maintain appropriate technical and organizational security policies, procedures and measures to protect the security of your Personal Information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or unauthorized alteration.
Links to Other websites
The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Statement are for this website only. This website may contain links to other sites not affiliated with IPG and affiliates. IPG and affiliates are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites. If you link to or otherwise visit any other site, we encourage you to please review the privacy policies posted on that site.
Cookies and Passive Tracking
A "cookie" is a message that web servers pass to your web browser when you visit Internet sites. Your browser then stores each message in a small file, usually called "cookie.txt." When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server.
Cookies can gather information about your operating system including, but not limited to, your browser type and Internet Protocol (IP) address. Our website uses this information to analyze the traffic on it, to look at the number of page views on a given page and the length of time spent on each page in order to better serve you upon your return to our website. IPG and affiliates do not intend to use this information to personally identify a user. You have the option to configure your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, and you can then decide whether to accept it. Further, you have the option to block all cookies. Additionally, some Internet browsers allow you to browse Internet websites anonymously. Please note, however, that if you refuse or otherwise block cookies, or use any other privacy features on your browser, you may not be able to use all of the functionality available on the Websites.
Access and Correction
You have the right to access, delete or update the Personal Information submitted through our Website or to make any inquiry about the processing of such information. If you wish to do so, please contact us as described below.
Revisions to this Privacy Statement
IPG and affiliates reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Please check the Privacy Statement frequently and particularly before you submit additional personal information via the Website.
Questions or Comments
For questions or comments about our Privacy Statement, or if you need assistance accessing or updating information we have collected about you, please contact: