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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s (“Shipman & Goodwin”, “us,” “our”, or “we”) agreement with you regarding how we will handle certain information on our website.  This Privacy Policy does not address information obtained from other resources such as seminars or from an attorney’s personal contact.  By accessing our Website and/or providing information to us on our Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of certain information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected on Our Website:  If you merely download material or browse through our Website, our servers automatically collect certain information from you which may include: (a) the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (b) the browser software you use and your operating system; and (c) the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our Website. The information we automatically collect may be used to improve our Website to make it as useful as possible for our visitors; however, such information will not be tied to the personal information you choose to provide to us. We do collect and keep personal information about you when you choose to voluntarily submit such information. For example, if you choose to fill out one of the registration forms on our Website to register to receive information or to attend a seminar, we retain the information submitted to enroll you in the seminar or to provide you with the requested information.  After we have taken the appropriate action in response to your submittal, we retain the information you submit for our records. Please note that if we decide to change the manner in which we use or retain personal information, we may update this Privacy Policy.

NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS:  THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY INTENDED FOR ADULTS.  SHIPMAN & GOODWIN DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.  IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 PLEASE DO NOT SEND SHIPMAN & GOODWIN ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, NAME AND/OR CONTACT INFORMATION.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT SHIPMAN & GOODWIN PLEASE DO SO THROUGH YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS. 

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties:  We restrict access to non-public personal information submitted by you on the Website to those employees who need to know the information to provide certain services to you.  Shipman & Goodwin does not sell or rent the personal information you choose to provide to us to any third party. Also, we will not disclose the personal information you provide to us to any third party without your consent, except (a) as required by law; (b) to our independent contractor(s) who host, maintain or service our Website, and (c) to service providers where the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.   

Receiving Promotional Materials: We may send you promotional information or materials such as newsletters or notices of seminars by e-mail or postal mail to the addresses you submit to us via our Website. If you do not want to receive promotional information or material from us, please send an email with your name, mailing address and email address to info@goodwin.com.  When we receive your request, we may take reasonable steps to remove your name from such lists.

Cookies
:  A cookie is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping or other administrative purposes. Our Website uses cookies to help to personalize your experience on this Website.  You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Although most web browsers accept cookies automatically, usually you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies.  If you decide to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully use the features of our Website.  Cookies may also be used at certain sites accessible through links on our Website.

Links to Other Websites:  Shipman & Goodwin is not responsible for the practices or policies of the websites linked to or from our Website.  If you elect to use a link that accesses another party’s website, you will be subject to that website’s practices and policies. 

Storage of Data:  Shipman & Goodwin stores the information collected on its Website on databases located in the United States.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
How to Contact Us:  If you have questions about either the Social Security Privacy Policy or our website Privacy Policy, or how we use the personal information you submit on our website; or if you wish that we modify or delete your personal information that we have collected, you can contact us at info@goodwin.com or by phone at 860-251-5000 and ask for our website coordinator.

Updates to this Policy:  From time to time, we may modify or update this Privacy Policy at our sole discretion.  We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy frequently for such changes. This policy was last updated September 30, 2008. 
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