THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE
Personally-Identifying Information. You do not have to disclose any personally-identifying information to use most of the features of our website. The only personally-identifying information that Dow Lohnes gathers through this website is information that you voluntarily provide to us.
Our website is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship and should not be used to communicate confidential information or requests for legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is created with Dow Lohnes until we have entered into an express agreement to represent a client.
Registration for Events. From time to time, we may use our website to host online registration forms for lectures, seminars or other events sponsored by Dow Lohnes. If you use our website to register for an event, we will collect personally-identifying information from you (such as your name, address, company and position, telephone number and/or email address). We may use this information to send you materials relating to the event, to create a reservation in your name and to confirm your plans to attend. We may also share your registration information with any co-sponsors or event partners that are identified on the online registration form. Use of your personally-identifying information by these co-sponsors or event partners will be governed by their respective privacy policies, which may be different from ours.
Online Surveys. From time to time, we may host online surveys on our website. If you choose to participate in one of our online surveys, we will collect personally-identifying information from you, such as your name, address, company and position, telephone number and/or email address. We may use this information to send you the results of the survey and/or a confirmation of your individual survey responses. Without your prior consent, we will not share your personally-identifying information with other survey participants or associate your individual responses with personally-identifying information in the published results of any survey.
Cookies. To help us tailor our website to the needs and interests of our visitors, we keep track of the pages visited by our users by placing a cookie, a small entry in a text file, on our visitors' hard drives. The cookie contains an ID number that allows us to track the pages a user has visited. We aggregate this data with data on the pages visited by other users to track overall visitor traffic patterns. We use this information to improve our site by making it more responsive to the needs of our users. Cookies do not reveal personally-identifying information and cannot read unrelated data off your hard drive. The “Help” function on most web browsers contains information on how to set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely.
Browser Level Information. Our web server automatically collects limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our website, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you, and your IP address. (An IP address is a numerical address that identifies your computer to other computers connected to the Internet so that data -- such as the web pages you want to view -- can be transmitted to you.) We use this information to make our website as useful as we can for as many users as possible.
PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF CHILDREN
Our website is not directed to children and we will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to use this website to provide us with any personally-identifying information. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses and phone numbers) over the Internet. If you are under 13, please do not provide any information about yourself on this website.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
LINKS AND FEATURES OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER PROVIDERS
Information gathered by Dow Lohnes on our website is stored on servers maintained in protected environments. No physical or electronic security system is impenetrable, however, and we cannot guarantee the security of the servers or databases used to store information collected on our website. Nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. You provide any such information to us at your own risk.
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