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Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. and its affiliated firms (“LVM”) recognize the importance of your privacy. This policy is intended to inform you about the information we collect from visits to our website, blogs and social media accounts, and by other means such as email (collectively “Personal Information”), how we use that information, and with whom the information may be shared.

Scope of our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information that is provided to LVM voluntarily. LVM collects and processes such information for the firm’s educational, networking, marketing, social, recruiting, and similar business purposes. LVM does not share Personal Information with entities other than with LVM service providers that assist the firm in carrying out its business functions. LVM does not sell or transfer Personal Information outside the control of LVM. This Privacy Policy does not cover information collected by any other company, third-party site or third-party application that may link to, or that can be accessed from our website.

Personal Information

We will collect any Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us such as your name, email address, telephone number or fax number, your company or firm name, and other business contact information. We also will collect other types of information you might provide such as preferences as to the types of information, seminars, events or publications which you would like to receive, as well as responses to surveys or questionnaires. We may endeavor to determine if you are a current or a former client of LVM from the information you provide.

Consent and Withdrawing Your Consent

You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Information. Whether you provide any Personal Information is entirely voluntarily and is solely within your discretion. We may be unable to provide you with any services or information you request, however, if you decide not to provide us with some or all of the Personal Information.

You can withdraw your consent at any time to our possession or processing of any of the Personal Information you provide us. To do so, please send an email to dataprotection@leydig.com.

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Technical Information

We may collect certain types of technical information provided by the browser of the computer, tablet or mobile device used when visiting our website, such as:

  • Usage Details, IP Addresses, and Browser Information. When you visit our website, we may collect technical information such as the identity of your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer or device’s operating system and browser type, geo-location data, and the pages of our website that you visit. Most browsers transmit this type of information to websites automatically. If collected, we will anonymize your IP address. Such information may be collected to administer and manage our website, to ensure that it functions properly and to review aggregate information.
  • Cookies. Like many other websites, our website may use Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to the browser of a computer, tablet or smartphone used to visit a website. A Cookie will identify your browser, help you log-in and improve the navigation of a website. We may use Cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website. Cookies allow us to review the number of visitors to our website and a visitor’s usage patterns; to track key performance indicators such as pages visited, frequency of visits, downloads and other statistical information; whether a visitor views the mobile or desktop version of our website; to recognize you if you return to our website; to store information about your past visits, and to remember your preferences.

You may be able to disallow Cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. To learn more about Cookies, and how to disallow or manage them go to: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/. If you choose not to accept Cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts or pages of our website.

How We Use or Process Your Information

We may process the information you provide and that we collect via our website to:

  • Provide invitations to seminars, conferences and other LVM programs, to register you for events or to sponsor events, or to provide newsletters, publications, blogs, social media feeds, and marketing information. If you do not want to receive such information from LVM, you may discontinue receipt by clicking on the unsubscribe link in corresponding electronic communications.
  • Deliver any requested products or services.
  • Improve or modify our website, to update and maintain client, subscription or email lists and for other internal purposes.
  • Respond to requests for information, to respond to requests for proposals (“RFPs”), or to provide information about legal services that you request.
  • Respond to lawful requests for information through court orders, subpoenas, warrants and other legal process or obligations.
  • For the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • Protect the operations of LVM, or for the safety, security and privacy of LVM, our lawyers and staff, our clients or third parties. This potentially includes sharing information with others for purposes of fraud protection, information security, and related matters.
  • To enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds.
  • To provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise represent you, and administer the matters on which you instruct us.

We will not share or sell your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes.

We will not use your Personal Information for making any automated decisions affecting you or your legal rights or for creating profiles other than as described above.

With Whom We Will Share Your Information

We may share the Personal Information you provide us on a confidential basis with contractors, vendors, or service providers that support LVM’s operations and/or our website, but only for those purposes.

We may also share your Personal Information with courts, law enforcement authorities, regulators, attorneys or other parties when it is reasonably necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal or equitable claim, or for purposes of an alternative dispute resolution process; to comply with a subpoena or court order, legal process, or other legal requirement or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or material financial loss; to investigate, prevent or take action concerning illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to LVM, any of its lawyers or our property; or as necessary in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity.

Links to Social Media and Third-Party Websites

Our website may include links to blogs, social media and third-party websites. These third-party sites have their own privacy policies and terms of use and are not controlled by this Privacy Policy or the terms of our website’s disclaimer. You should carefully review any terms, conditions and policies of such third-party sites before visiting them or supplying them with any Personal Information. If you follow a link to any third-party site, any information you provide that site will be governed by its own terms of use and privacy policy and not this Privacy Policy.

LVM is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information you provide to a third-party website or the information practices used by any third-party site, including links to any third-party site from LVM ‘s website. We make no representations, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, privacy, safety, security or the information practices of any third-party site. The inclusion of a link to a third-party site on our website does not constitute any type of endorsement of the linked site by LVM. LVM is not responsible for any loss or damage you may sustain resulting from your use of any third-party website or any information you share with a third-party website.

Updating, Correcting or Withdrawing Your Personal Information

It is important that the Personal Information we have about you is accurate. If any of the Personal Information you provide us should ever change, for instance if you change your email address or phone number, or should you wish to change your preferences, to stop receiving communications from us, to correct any inaccurate Personal Information about you, or to delete any Personal Information that you provided to us, please let us know by sending an email to dataprotection@leydig.com. We are not responsible for any losses that arise from any inaccurate, deficient or incomplete Personal Information that you provide to us.

For security reasons, we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity, before we correct, update or delete any Personal Information you provide us.

Information Security

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures, including encryption, to protect your Personal Information from inadvertent or unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction. No method of data storage or data transmission over the Internet, however, is guaranteed to be completely secure. Your use of our website, and any Personal Information that you transmit over the Internet to our website, is at your own risk.

California Visitors

The California Civil Code permits California Residents with whom we have an established business relationship to request that we provide you with a list of certain categories of Personal Information that we have disclosed to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. LVM does not sell or share your Personal Information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.

Visitors from Outside the United States

If you are visiting our website from outside the United States (“U.S.”), any information you voluntarily provide via our website and any technical information from the browser of your computer, tablet or mobile device will be transferred out of your country and into the U.S. where our law firm is located. The laws and protections available to the privacy of your Personal Information in the U.S. may differ significantly from the protections available in your country. Personal data transferred to the U.S. may be subject to lawful access requests by state and federal authorities in the U.S. If you do not want any Personal Information to be transferred to the U.S., please do not provide that information to LVM via our website

Visitors from the European Union

On May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect in the European Union (“EU”). The GDPR extends certain rights to natural persons in the EU involving the privacy of their Personal Information. LVM is the data controller for any Personal Information provided to us from persons in the EU.

We are processing your Personal Information for our legitimate interests according to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, including, for example, Recital 47 of the GDPR. For additional details, see Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.’s Fair Processing Notice Pursuant to the GDPR.

We may retain any Personal Information that you provide for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purpose for which the information was originally collected, unless you request that information be deleted at an earlier date. If that information is subject to a litigation hold, or is required to assert or defend a legal claim, then we will hold that information until the claim or action is finally resolved.

The GDPR grants EU residents with the right to request that we update, correct or complete his or her Personal Information, and to delete or erase any of that Personal Information from our records. It grants EU residents with the right to object to processing of Personal Information in certain instances. The GDPR also grants EU residents with the right to restrict the processing of Personal Information when you believe the information in our possession is inaccurate, that our processing is unlawful, that we no longer need the information for purposes of the processing, or where you have objected to that processing. You may withdraw your consent at any time to our possession or processing of your Personal Information. EU residents also have a right to request access to their Personal Information, and to request certain information about its processing. The GDPR also grants EU residents with the right to obtain a copy of any Personal Information that is processed by automated means which you voluntarily provided to us in a commonly used, structured, machine-readable format, or to have that information transferred to another controller when it is technically feasible. An EU resident can exercise any of these rights by an email to dataprotection@leydig.com.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of an EU member state.

We will review any requests we receive from EU residents and will endeavor to respond in a timely manner. For security reasons, we may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity before taking action on any request, and to ensure your right of access and the exercise any of GDPR right does not adversely affect the rights of others.

We reserve the right to refuse to act on a request, or to charge a reasonable administrative fee, when a request is either manifestly unfounded or excessive because of its repetitive character, and to charge a reasonable administrative fee to requests for further or additional copies.

Notice to Minors

LVM’s website is not directed at and is not intended to be visited by minors. No visitor to our website who is a minor or under the age of 18 should provide any Personal Information to LVM. If you are a minor, do not visit our website, blogs or social media sites and do not send any type of Personal Information about yourself to LVM or its website.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective May 25, 2018. We occasionally will update our Privacy Policy and the terms of our website’s disclaimer. Please periodically check our Privacy Policy and our website’s disclaimer to learn of any changes to our Privacy Policy and disclaimer. This Privacy Policy supersedes all prior versions governing our website.

No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship Intended

Nothing contained in this Privacy Policy, our website or its disclaimer is intended to provide legal advice, or to create a contractual or attorney-client relationship. You agree that visiting our website or providing information to our website does not create a contractual or attorney-client relationship.

How to Contact Us

We welcome your views about our website and our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or Fair Processing Notice, or would like to share any comments with us, please contact Jennifer Thiel, via email at lawcareers@leydig.com or you can write her at: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N. Stetson Avenue, Suite 4900, Chicago, IL 60601-6731.

The opinions expressed in articles and publications available on this website are the opinions of the authors of such articles and publications. They are not necessarily the opinions of Leydig, Voit & Mayer, and they should not be construed as such or as legal advice.

Please contact us for additional information about the firm and our areas of practice. This website does not provide legal advice, and this website and/or initial contact with our firm do not establish an attorney-client relationship.

Leydig conducts business as Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., a professional corporation; in California as Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LLP; and in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as Leydig, Voit & Mayer, GmbH.

To whom it may concern:

We wish to inform you that we are processing your personal data according to Art. 6(1)(f) of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018. The GDPR allows for the processing of personal information for our legitimate interests as long as your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not override our interests. For example, Recital 47 of the GDPR allows marketing activities based on a customer relationship, or in a relationship where the data subject can reasonably expect the use of his or her personal data for a certain purpose.

Our intent is to deliver informative and educational content to you in Intellectual Property law, and updates on Intellectual Property law developments, and to provide information to you about us and the services we offer.

We have assessed the balance between our legitimate interests and your valuable rights with the following considerations:

  • your personal data are collected and processed because you either use our services or you actively subscribed to our email
  • your contact information is limited to your business details unless you chose to provide private contact details
  • the content of our communications focuses on matters related to the field of Intellectual Property law
  • our communications are only quarterly
  • we will never request a contractual commitment from you or payment for our communications
  • we intend to provide only meaningful content
  • you may decide to unsubscribe

The Personal Information we process includes your employer’s company name or the name of your company, your name, job title, email address, mailing address and phone numbers. We have obtained this information from various sources, such as the public domain, business cards which you may have provided to us, personal interactions, or interactions you have had with us on our website or social networks.

Leydig maintains a centralized secure IT infrastructure.

Further details on the processing of your personal data is included in our Privacy Policy here.

If you prefer not to receive communications from us, please click here.

Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Avenue
Suite 4900
Chicago, Illinois 60601-6731


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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Leydig offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.