Last Updated: May 2018

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. (“Epstein Becker Green,” “EBG,” “ebglaw.com,” “we,” or “us”) takes your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy describes our collection and protection of the information you provide to us during visits to our website www.healthlawadvisor.com (the “Site”). By using the Site you agree to and consent to the collection and use of your information as described below.

If you do not want us to use your information as stated in this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site.

Information We Collect

When you use our Site we may collect the following information from you:

  • Your name and contact information if you join our email list or request information from us;
  • Your name, contact information, and comments if you communicate with us;
  • Your device information such as your hardware model, IP address, other unique device identifiers, operating system version, browser type, and device settings and other information related to how your device is interacting with our Site;
  • Your device event information such as errors, system activity, and the dates and times of your activity; and
  • The location of the device you are using to access our Site.

We may also collect the following information related to your use of the Site:

  • When you use the Site we automatically collect and store some information about you and your device through cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. We use these technologies to enhance your experience on our Site. A “cookie” is a small data file sent from a website and stored on your device to identify your device in the future and allow for an enhanced personalized user experience. A “session cookie” disappears after you close your web browser, or may expire after a fixed period of time. A “persistent cookie” remains after you close your web browser and may be accessed every time you use our Site. We may use both session and persistent cookies. You should consult your web browser to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from us, you may not be able to use certain features of our Site.
  • There may be other tracking technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Site. Further, third parties may use tracking technologies with our Site. We do not control those tracking technologies, and we are not responsible for them. However, you consent to potentially encountering third party tracking technologies in connection with your use of the Site and accept that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the tracking technologies or practices of such third parties. In such cases, you must check the third party websites to confirm how your information is collected and used.

Children’s Information

We do not knowingly collect identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18 through the Site. If you are under 18, please do not give us any information that would allow us to identify you. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide identifying information through any website without their permission.

How We Use Information

We may use your contact information, including your email address, to contact you for administrative purposes such as responding to your questions or providing you with information.

We use the information that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all features of the Site.

We may use Link Tracking in Email marketing campaigns. Link Tracking is a very common practice with all websites. The information gathered through this process helps us determine whether email sends are opened and what actions subscribers take on information contained in that message. We respect your privacy and do not sell or otherwise disclose the information gathered in this process. We use this information to improve our marketing campaigns and provide you with information we believe will be of interest to you. At any time, you may unsubscribe, and each email we send provides you with a way to decline further emails.

How We Disclose Information

We may work with business partners in making our Site available to you. Our policy is to require companies with whom we do business to support the same privacy policies we do. We will share information only as necessary for the third party to provide related services or assist us in providing the Site.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may disclose your information if required to do so by law to comply with state and federal laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.

We also reserve the right to disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability; (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity; (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Site; or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.

Information may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets, to the extent and in the way as prescribed by applicable law.

Other than as described in this Privacy Policy, your personal information is never shared outside EBG or by its service providers and affiliates without your consent, except when required by law, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public, or our site.

Aggregate information is information that describes the habits, usage patterns and/or demographics of users as a group but does not reveal the identity of particular users. We may use aggregate information to understand the needs of individuals using the Site.

Data Security

We take appropriate physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and security of any personal data that we collect and maintain against accidental or unlawful loss, theft, and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, destruction, or any other type of unlawful processing. Unfortunately, no website, server or database is completely secure. We cannot guarantee that your information will not be disclosed, misused, or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.

Accessing Third-Party Sites from This Site

This Site may provide links to websites of other organizations or companies that may offer materials and services as well as links to other sites. In using this Site or the linked sites of other organizations or companies, you may have the option to sign up for email lists operated by these organizations or companies. If you choose to request that your address be removed from the organizations’ or companies’ lists, we cannot control whether or not they will immediately stop using your address. To stop receiving communications from these organizations or companies, you should contact them directly.

Do Not Track

Our Site does not support Do Not Track requests at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.

California Shine the Light Law

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits individuals who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. We will never disclose your personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes without your authorization. However, if you would like to make a request for information under the Shine The Light law, please contact us by email at webmaster@ebglaw.com or Privacy Officer, Epstein Becker Green, 1227 25th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20037. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge.

Rights and Choices

You may have certain rights regarding the personal data we maintain about you. You may have the right to request access to receive information about the personal data we maintain about you, or have your personal data rectified, blocked, or deleted if it is incorrect, inaccurate, or outdated. Following your request, we will accommodate your enquiry as required by applicable law.

If you have questions about your rights and choices in relation to your personal data, or would like to request additional information, please contact webmaster@ebglaw.com or Privacy Officer, Epstein Becker Green, 1227 25th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20037.

Cross-Border Transfer of Your Information

We may transfer your personal data to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different personal data protection laws than the country in which you initially provided the information. In doing so, we comply with applicable legal requirements pertaining to the transfer of personal data to other countries and will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Although you may our Site from a location outside of the United States, any personal data collected by us in connection with the Site may be transferred to, processed, and stored within the United States. By using the Site, you consent to the transfer of your personal data, including your contact information and location data, to countries outside of your country of residence, including to the United States.

Opting Out of Communications from This Site

By providing your email address to us, you automatically grant permission to us to send communications to you, unless you opt out at that time. You may also manage your preferences and opt out of receiving email communications by clicking “unsubscribe” from an email sent to you by us.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy, and when updated, the effective date of the new version will be at the top of this policy.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information through the Site, you consent to this transfer and our use of such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Notice of Electronic Disclosure of Protected Health Information

In representing some clients, we may receive or create documents or other communications containing protected health information (PHI) related to individuals served by our clients. we will only use and disclose this PHI as necessary to perform our services for those clients, and only as permitted or required by law.

Contact

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our processing of your information, please contact: webmaster@ebglaw.com or Privacy Officer, Epstein Becker Green, 1227 25th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20037.