Privacy Statement

This privacy statement addresses personal information that Brinks Gilson & Lione (“Brinks”) may gather, why we gather the information, how we use it, and steps you may take concerning such information. We may receive personal information through a variety of ways, including when you access our website or social media or other online services (“Brinks Web Services”), when you communicate with us by email, and when you provide information to us through paper communications or orally.

Personal Information We Collect

Brinks may collect personal information about you. Here are examples of personal information we may collect:

  • Your name, contact information, or other identifiers (email address, telephone number, postal mail address, Internet Protocol address).
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information.
  • Payment and other financial information relating to your payment for services that we provide.
  • Information that you provide to us concerning publications you would like to receive from Brinks or Brinks events that you may be attending.
  • Information that you provide to us during the client intake process.
  • Information that we obtain during the course of representing you.
  • Information that you provide when you access Brinks Web Services.
  • Information that you provide when you submit an application for employment (professional or employment-related information or education information).

How and Why We Use Personal Information

We may use your personal information for a number of legitimate interests. Here are common examples:

  • We respond to inquiries from potential clients about Brinks’ legal services.
  • When we enter into an agreement with a client to provide legal representation, we communicate with our client and with our client’s employees as necessary for us to provide the services we have agreed to provide.
  • We may collect personal information in order to comply with legal obligations, such as anti-bribery requirements.
  • We may collect personal information in order to prevent and detect fraud against you or Brinks.
  • We communicate with vendors relating to services or goods provided to us by the vendors.
  • We provide information to clients and non-clients about recent legal developments, such as through IP Alerts and other publications, and about Brinks events.
  • We communicate with clients and non-clients for the purpose of marketing our legal services.
  • We provide information about job opportunities at Brinks and communicate with potential recruits about those opportunities.
  • We review personal information in order to monitor, analyze and improve the services we provide and the Brinks Web Services.
  • We also may gather anonymous data relating to the Brinks Web Services in order to monitor and analyze usage.

Sharing Of Personal Information

We do not sell your personal information. We also generally do not share your personal information with third parties. However, we may share your personal information with third parties who assist us in providing services for you, such as with attorneys we work with in other countries as part of our representation of you. We also may be required to share your personal information with government authorities, such as patent and trademark offices, in order to obtain intellectual property rights for you.

Use Of Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small data files that send information to your web browser and can be stored on your computer or other device through which you access the Internet. Cookies provide anonymous data that we use to analyze and improve our website and to enable features on the website. Some cookies are necessary for you to use our website and expire at the end of your browsing session on the website. Other cookies provide information regarding preferences you have set for the website or to provide us with anonymous data that allows us to track such matters as the IP address from which you reached our website and how you used our website.

You may go to your browser’s settings to change various properties relating to cookies.

Where We Store Your Personal Information and How We Protect It

We store your electronic personal information on our firm’s servers in the United States or on cloud-based services. We store your paper personal information in our offices and in off-site storage locations. We use security procedures to protect both your electronic and paper personal information.

Your Rights

We recognize that you retain certain rights to the personal information that we collect. We will abide by all applicable laws that protect your rights to the information we collect. In order to comply with certain requests exercising these rights, we may need to collect additional information as proof of your identity. Any information collected to comply with these requests, will be used solely for that purpose.

To exercise your rights under applicable law, please see the “Contacting Us” section below.

If you are a California resident, you can find more information regarding your rights by clicking here.

Contacting Us About Your Personal Information

If you have questions concerning your personal information or would like to exercise any of your rights, you may contact us at 1-800-331-4298 or personalinformation@brinksgilson.com.

This privacy statement is effective as of January 1, 2020.