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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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:
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
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship Intended
How to Contact Us
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:
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.
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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.