Privacy and Cookies

Effective Date:  February 2017

Latham & Watkins (“Latham”) is an international law firm that services the world’s leading companies. The LathamAlumni Website (the “Site”) is an online service hosted by a third party, Vuture US Inc. (“Vuture”) that offers Latham alumni a community in which to stay in touch with Latham and former colleagues and to pursue commercial and career goals.  Latham respects your privacy and is committed to collecting, maintaining and using personal information about you responsibly.  This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to your use of the Site.

References to “you” or “your” means an individual who has registered with this site. Unless otherwise indicated, references to “Latham” or “we” means Latham collaborating with Vuture to provide the services and products available on this Site.

1. Latham’s Relationship With Vuture

Latham has engaged Vuture, an unaffiliated service provider, to operate this Site.  Vuture built the Site, and manages it in consultation with Latham.  Only the relevant personnel of both Latham and Vuture, who require full access to operate the Site and to provide the agreed services, will be given access to everything on the Site, including all personal information submitted to the Site. Latham and Vuture will only use and disclose your personal information as described in this Policy. In the event that Latham’s contract with Vuture ends, you will be promptly informed and provided with information regarding how to continue to participate in the Latham Alumni Network.

2. Information We Collect From You

We collect information when you register for membership and we collect whatever additional personal information you enter on the Site, which is dependent on your activities and what you decide to include in your profile, such as name, postal and email addresses, work history and positions, employer(s) information, current business and contact information. Fields are usually marked as mandatory or optional and most are optional unless the activity requires the personal information. It is important for us that the information we include on our Site is accurate and as such, if we become aware (through a legitimate method, such as an update you have notified us of or made on another professional website) of changes to your current business and contact information we will update this information on your Site profile on your behalf.  Changes to current business information will be highlighted on our website for all other members to see in an “Alums on the Move” data feed. 

As a member of the Alumni Network you may choose to submit comments and share personally identifiable information. Note that this information may be accessible to other members of the Alumni Network so do not submit anything you do not want others to see.

3. How We Use Your Information 

We will use information that you submit through the Site for the following purposes:
• For the administration of the Alumni Network
• To keep in contact with you and facilitate contact between members of the Alumni Network
• To plan events for Alumni
• To share information with you that is interesting or relevant to you,
• To contact you for research purposes

If you search the job openings listed on the Site, you will see companies looking for talent.  We do not provide personal information to those companies, but if you decide to make contact or send them your resume, they will have the information that you provide and their privacy policies will apply to it.

4. Cookies

Like many websites, we use “cookies” on the Site. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that can be downloaded to your device when you visit a website. We use cookies on this Site for a variety of different purposes:
• Cookies which are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website
• Performance and analytics cookies (including Google Analytics) which keep track of the pages that you visit and the videos and other content you access, so we can determine which content is most popular and improve the performance of our website. These cookies record only anonymous statistical data and do not collect any personal information that could identify an individual visitor
• Functionality cookies which remember the choices you make, such as language options or the region you are in. These cookies help to make your visit more personal and are deleted automatically when you close your browser or the session expires
• Cookies which keep track of how you share content from the Site via social media or email, using sharing buttons provided by AdThis

By using the Site you agree to the use of cookies as described in this Policy. You can disable cookies on your device at any time by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, doing so may limit your ability to view all the pages of a site or use online services that require registration. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.

5. Managing Your Personal Information

You have a number of choices in terms of how you manage and restrict the visibility or use of your personal information to the Alumni Network. One important element of the Alumni Network is to let members know what is going on, so various groups within Latham may occasionally ask for emails to be sent such as those promoting particular events or internal vacancies.  Most of the emails will have an “opt out” link or similar directions. If you do not wish to receive emails from that sender again, follow the opt-out directions.  If you are unable to see an “opt-out” opportunity in an email that you did not wish to receive again, please contact us and we will use reasonable efforts to promptly discontinue the email.  In all cases where particular e-mails are regulated by law, we will comply with those laws. We will process opt-out requests relating to emails in a reasonable time, subject to applicable law.

You may control your personal information preferences by accessing the Manage Profile page on the Site. If you would like to be removed from the Alumni Network please email us at lathamalumni@lw.com.

6. Links

Links to web sites that are not operated by or for Latham (“Third Party Sites”) are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. This Policy does not apply to Third Party Sites.  We have not reviewed the Third Party sites, do not control and are not responsible for any of their content or their privacy policies, if any. We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.  If you decide to access any of the Third Party Sites listed on or linked to from this Site, you should understand that you do so at your own risk.

7. Sharing of Information

Latham operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership (with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan, in Seoul as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, and in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), and all personal information under its possession will be shared with the affiliated limited liability partnerships and affiliated partnerships. The entity responsible for the management and use of the Site and personal information collected from them is Latham & Watkins LLP in the United States.

Latham may also disclose and/or transfer your personal information (i) to its trusted third party service providers (for example, companies that provide systems, web hosting  including microsites of the Site and other IT services; internal and external advisors and auditors); (ii) if required by applicable law; (iii) in connection with a reorganization or combination of our firm with another firm, (iv) if it believes that such disclosure is necessary to enforce or apply its terms of use and other agreements or otherwise protect and defend Latham’s rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Site; (v) in order to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal obligation, or a regulatory or government inquiry; or (vi) with your consent. We will not provide your personal information to or share it with any third party for their own marketing purposes except in connection with requests you make that clearly involve third parties, such as publications produced by third parties or events that are presented or sponsored by third parties.

Latham has adopted a set of Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs”) which have been approved by Data Protection Regulators in Europe. The BCRs allow personal information originating in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to be transferred globally within the firm, and ensure that such personal information is protected to the same standard when processed by any Latham entity or office around the world. For more information visit www.lw.com.

Whenever we share personal information about users of Latham Sites with our trusted third party service providers, we will put in place appropriate contracts containing standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission to protect that information and the rights of individuals.

8. Security

It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential and secure, and to sign out once you have finished browsing. The Site is not designed to store sensitive personal information such as financial, health, criminal, racial or ethnic origin or political affiliation and you should not use the Site for that purpose. We believe the Site uses measures that are commercially reasonable to secure your personal information, but we cannot and do not provide any assurance that these measures will be sufficient to protect against every possible effort to gain unauthorized access to the information.

9. Agreement, Changes

By submitting your personal information on the Site you agree to the collection and use of your personal information on the basis described above. If you do not agree, please do not provide any personal information via the Site. If we decide to update this Policy, we will indicate this next to the Privacy Policy link on the front page of our Site. If there are material changes, we will prominently post such changes. Any information collected under our old Privacy Policy will then become subject to the terms of our new Privacy Policy.

10. Contacts, Rights

You may access, update and correct your personal information at any time by logging into your Alumni profile. You may also completely opt out of the Alumni Network by contacting us at lathamalumni@lw.com.

Latham’s Data Privacy Complaints Procedure contains information on:
• how to access personal information relating to you
• how to request correction or deletion of your personal information
• how to object to processing or request a restriction on use of your personal information
• how to raise any other concern about our use of your personal information

Alternatively, please send an e-mail to our Data Privacy Specialists. Requests for notification of the purpose for which personal information will be used and/or its disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, termination of use or erasure will be processed in accordance with firm procedures.

You also have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority if you believe that your personal information has been collected or used in breach of relevant privacy legislation or Latham’s Binding Corporate Rules. If you are located in the European Union, this will be the Data Protection Authority in the country in which you are located. Alternatively you may contact the Office of the Information Commissioner in the UK at www.ico.org.uk, by telephone on +44 (0)303 123 1113 or by writing to this address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF United Kingdom.

11. Data Controller

The data controller for this website is: Latham & Watkins LLP, 555 West Fifth Street, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90013
United States.

This policy was last updated on 15 November 2017.