Web Site Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement demonstrates Alston & Bird's commitment to protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web site and sets forth our Web site information collection and management practices.
Our Collection and Use of Your Information
Alston & Bird collects the information that you provide us when you sign up to receive newsletters, advisories, announcements and invitations or contact us by email. We use this information only to respond to your comments or questions or to provide services related to the specific purpose for which you submitted the information.
Alston & BIrd Alumni Directory
Contact information regarding former Alston & Bird attorneys is made available in the Alumni portion of the Alston & Bird Web site. The Alumni site is accessible only by current and former Alston & Bird attorneys and employees, and they are required to provide a login name and password to access the site.
Cookies and Log Files
We also receive non-personally identifiable information through cookies and log files when you access the Alston & Bird Web site. Certain technical information, such as your IP address, page views, operating system, Web browser software, and referring and destination Web site is automatically collected from your computer. Cookies allow us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site, how often someone visits our site and the length of the stay. This information allows us to monitor how many people are using our site and for what purposes. We use the information gathered from cookies and log files solely to generate broad demographic and user statistics to improve the content of our Web site. We do not link any information obtained from cookies or log files to personal information.
Information Disclosure Practices
We do not share your information with any third parties without your consent except as follows: (i) where such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or protect the safety of our users or others, or (ii) with service providers performing services on our behalf. Any service providers employed by our firm will have access to your information solely to the extent necessary to enable them to perform the service on our behalf and will be contractually prohibited from using the information for any other purpose.
Alston & Bird distributes advisories and other firm publications to clients and friends of the firm from time to time. Each recurring advisory or publication will contain instructions telling you how to receive such publications by email and how to be removed from our distribution list.
Our site employs industry standard security measures designed to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information your provide us via our Web site. Alston & Bird is not responsible for unauthorized access to information by hackers or others who have obtained such access through illegal means.
Alston & Bird may include links to external sites on its Web site from time to time. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of such external Web site or the products and services offered at such site. If you link to a third-party site from our Web site, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this privacy statement. Therefore, you should consult privacy policies of each site you visit.
Changes and Questions
Effective Date: May 11, 2012