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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your use of the Sedgwick LLP website ("Site") signifies your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying terms of use, which are incorporated herein by this reference. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Site.

Purpose - This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about what personally identifiable information ("PII”) this Site collects, and what will be done with it.  PII is understood to refer to information that would allow you to be identified or contacted, such as your name, physical address, e-mail address or telephone number. You may be accessing this Site from a computer or mobile phone device (through an iPhone or iPad application, for example) and this Privacy Policy governs your use of this Site regardless of the means of access.  We may also interact with you on third party sites where we post content or invite your feedback, including sites such as www.linkedin.com and various blogs authored by Sedgwick's attorneys (“Third Party Sites”).  This Privacy Policy covers all collection, use and disclosure of PII, whether through the Site, Third Party Sites, or otherwise.  THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES LINKED TO FROM THE SITE.

Collection of PII - You are not required to submit PII to use this Site. Although Sedgwick LLP does not collect PII from you based on your use of this Site, you may voluntarily elect to provide PII to Sedgwick LLP by means of e-mail or other communication.  When you submit PII on or through this Site or a Third Party Site, you are giving your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of PII about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.  If you choose to share information about yourself in an open format, such as through a Third Party Site like LinkedIn, we may construe certain of that information to be public information – and not personal information.  If you have made an inquiry of Sedgwick LLP regarding the availability of services or have otherwise consented, Sedgwick LLP may elect to use your PII to provide you with law firm publications, event invitations or other mailings that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of such mailings, submit corrections to your PII, or have your PII removed from Sedgwick LLP's contact database at any time by contacting us at the address listed below. We will retain your PII for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Collection of Traffic Data - Like most websites, the server upon which this Site resides automatically collects basic data about your visit to this Site from your browser or device, including your computer’s IP address, certain environmental variables (for example, your MAC address, computer type, web browser type, operating system type, etc.), and what pages linked you to this Site.  We refer to this server-collected information as "Traffic Data."  Sedgwick LLP may utilize such aggregated Traffic Data to interpret the usefulness and popularity of the website, and to develop improvements to it.  Sedgwick LLP may make Traffic Data available to employees, contractors or other third parties to the extent necessary for them to perform certain site-related services on Sedgwick LLP's behalf.

This Site and Third Party Sites may make use of pixel tags, temporary or “session” cookies, and similar technologies in order to enable the basic functionality of the sites, facilitate users' access to and use of the sites, and count which pages of the sites have been visited and help determine the effectiveness of online firm publications. Third-party links may appear on the sites and, if so, those third-parties may set and access cookies on your computer. Those organizations will have their own privacy policies that govern their use of any PII.  If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of a particular cookie, or cookies from a particular website, to your computer. However, this Site may not function for you as intended without cookies.

Use of Your PII - Sedgwick LLP may use PII provided by you in the following ways: (1) responding to inquiries or requests for service (including but not limited to informational newsletters or online publications); (2) providing notice of administrative changes to the terms, conditions, and policies of the Site or Third Party Sites; and (3) internal business purposes, such as information technology maintenance and internal auditing.  Information provided by you which does not constitute PII may be used for any lawful purpose and may be shared with third parties.

Sharing of Your PII with Third Parties - Your PII may be shared with third parties under certain circumstances, including: (1) situations in which you have given your express consent; (2) when a service provided on this Site requires that PII be shared with a service provider that has agreed not to disclose the information to third parties; (3) to comply with legal process or pursuant to a lawful request by a court of competent jurisdiction or upon presentation of a valid law enforcement warrant; (4) to protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights or property of Sedgwick LLP, (5) for internal business purposes to a service provider, such as third-party auditing; and (6) in urgent circumstances, to protect personal or public safety. We may also exchange information, including PII, with other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection, risk reduction, and to address cyber security risks and/or data breaches.

Note Regarding Use of Site by Children - This Site is not directed to individuals under the age of 18, and we request that such individuals not provide PII through this Site.  If you are under 18 years of age, you may browse this Site; however, you may not provide PII to us.

Changes to the Policy - Sedgwick LLP reserves the right to change, modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.  Any substantial changes in the way your personal information is used will be posted here. Your use of this Site following these changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

Venue and Jurisdiction - This Site is controlled and operated by Sedgwick LLP from the United States of America, and is not intended to subject Sedgwick LLP to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States of America. Your PII and non-PII may be stored, transferred to, and processed in any country where Sedgwick LLP has facilities or in which we engage service providers, and, by using Sedgwick LLP's products and services, you consent to the processing and transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States of America, which may have different data protection rules than in your country. Sedgwick LLP does not represent or warrant that this Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access this Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit this Site's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in the sole discretion of Sedgwick LLP.

Do Not Track Policy - Some browsers or other tools include "Do Not Track" (DNT) features which, when turned on, send a signal to websites you visit indicating that you do not wish to be tracked across websites over time. The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups and regulators to develop a DNT browser technology standard to provide a standard for interpreting the DNT signals, but to date no final standard has been adopted. Since there is no standard at this time, Sedgwick LLP does not currently respond to DNT signals. As the DNT standard develops, Sedgwick LLP reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy in response.

Your California Privacy Rights - California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding Sedgwick LLP's disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to or write us at the address listed below. We will provide a list of the categories of PII disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties.  This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.  Sedgwick LLP reserves its rights not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or mailing addresses specified below.

Security – Sedgwick LLP has security measures and tools, such as firewalls, in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Sedgwick LLP's control.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the situation as soon as possible by contacting us at the addresses listed below; if you choose to notify us via physical mail, this will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the situation, even in those situations in which it is appropriate for use to do so.

Contact - If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail at sedgwicknet@sedgwicklaw.com. E-mail communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly, you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your e-mail correspondence with us.  We can be reached via postal mail at:

Sedgwick LLP
333 Bush Street, 30th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-2834

 

Last updated: December 29th, 2015