Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (“Porzio”) is a law firm that provides counselling and representation to its clients. Porzio has also created subsidiaries that provide services that are complementary to, but distinct from, our legal services.
Porzio and its subsidiaries, Porzio Life Sciences, Porzio Compliance Services, and Porzio Governmental Affairs, as well as Porzio, Bromberg & Newman (PR), LLC (collectively “Porzio”) recognize and respect the privacy rights of individuals with regard to their personal data. This Policy explains the types of personal data or personal information (used interchangeably herein unless otherwise expressly noted) that Porzio may collect from you and how we use it. It also explains the policies and practices that we have developed to safeguard personal data and to comply with applicable data protection laws. Please read this Policy carefully to understand what personal data we collect, how we collect it, how we use it, who we may disclose it to, and how you can manage it.
If you have any questions about this Policy or wish to access or correct personal data that Porzio may have collected from you, please contact us at: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC, 100 Southgate Parkway, Morristown, NJ 07962, attn: Steven P. Benenson or at SPBenenson@pbnlaw.com and include the words Privacy Inquiry in your communication.
DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We may collect, use, store and disclose different categories of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
Direct interactions. You may give us your personal data by filling out forms or other materials or by corresponding with us by mail, phone, e-mail, social media, or otherwise. This includes, for example, personal data you provide us when you:
Automated interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We may collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies.
Third parties (or publicly available sources). We may receive categories of personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
We use your personal data, and may share your personal data (see below on sharing of personal data) to:
We also use your personal data for data analysis, to better understand how our products and services impact you, to track and respond to concerns, for fraud prevention and to enhance our services and products. For those visiting this site that provides personal data from within the European Economic Area, please see the “Supplemental European Privacy Notice” below for additional information.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain types of use of your information concerning marketing and advertising. We use personal information you share with us to promote our services and products to you if:
You can tell us to not process your personal information for marketing purposes and can do so by contacting us as set forth above or by following the link in the marketing emails we send to opt-out or manage your email preferences.
We may share your personal data with the parties set out below.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We have put in place reasonable security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need to know. Employees are subject to a duty of confidentiality and non-employees only process your personal data on our instructions.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach in accordance with governing law or other applicable duties or contractual obligations.
“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device in order to identify your web browser and the activities of your computer or mobile device when using this website. Cookies are used to personalize your experience, to assist you in using the website (such as saving time by not having to re-enter your name each time you use the website), and to allow us to statistically monitor how you are using the website to help us improve our products and services.
Categories of personal information collected: The personal information that Porzio collects or has collected from California consumers in the preceding twelve months may fall under the following categories of information that are included within the scope of the CCPA:
Identifiers including, for example, your name, address, phone number, e-mail, or IP address;
Personal information, including, for example, an address, phone number, or credit card number;
Protected classification information, including, for example, age or gender;
Commercial information, including, for example, purchase information;
Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, for example, content interaction information or search history information;
Geolocation information, including, for example, the location of your device or computer;
Sensory information, including, for example, audio or visual information; and
Professional or employment-related information, including, for example, data you may provide us.
Directly from you when you provide us information and engage our services;
Directly and indirectly from you when using our services or visiting our website.
To fulfill or meet the reason for which the information is provided.
To provide you with e-mail alerts and other notices concerning our services.
To improve our website and the services we provide to you.
To provide you with information, products, or services you request.
To audit a current interaction with the consumer and concurrent transactions.
To perform services, including providing customer service.
To undertake internal research for technological development.
To detect and address any potential security incidents.
To carry out and fulfill contractual obligations.
To protect the rights, property or safety of our consumers and Porzio employees as necessary and appropriate.
To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
The rights of California residents under the CCPA include:
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email SPBenenson@pbnlaw.com with the words "California Privacy Rights" in the subject line. Alternatively, please write to us at the following address: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC, 100 Southgate Parkway, Morristown, NJ 07962, attn: Steven P. Benenson. We will provide you with a form to complete that will ask you for certain information to confirm your identity. The information collected will only be used to respond to your request and for record-keeping purposes to demonstrate compliance with the CCPA. Porzio will respond to a verified request pursuant to the 45-day timeframe established in the CCPA.
If the consumer prefers, he or she may designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on the consumer's behalf.
While in some instances we may collect personal data about children with the consent of a parent or guardian, we do not otherwise knowingly solicit data from, or market to, children.
European Union Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) requires Porzio as the data controller to provide additional and different information about its data processing practices to data subjects in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). If you are a data subject within the EEA, this Supplemental European Privacy Notice applies to you in addition to the provisions above.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to so. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
We may also use your personal data in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:
We may also rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data in certain circumstances, like sending direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further Policy to you.
Under certain circumstances, visitors from within the EEA have the following data protection rights:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact our SPBenenson@pbnlaw.com. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply with your request if it is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
Porzio may update this Policy from time to time. Please check this Policy periodically for changes. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Last revised and effective date: April 17, 2020