Dilworth Paxson LLP (“Dilworth”), including its affiliated partnerships, is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and “Personal Information” (information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, attorneys, staff, or others inside or outside the firm). This privacy statement together with our Disclaimer or other contract between us (if applicable) set out the basis on which Dilworth processes your Personal Information. It has always been and remains the policy of the firm to comply with the rules of professional conduct, which impose a duty to preserve and protect confidential client information, upon lawyers and their associated personnel.

This Privacy Statement is based on the privacy and data protection principles common to the countries in which we operate. We apply it in light of our obligations to comply with law, to preserve client confidentiality and to represent our clients as effectively as possible within the bounds of the law. This Statement is intended to summarize the firm’s data protection practices generally, and to advise our clients, interested law students, job applicants, website visitors, and other third parties about the firm’s privacy policies that may be applicable to them.

This Statement is also specifically addressed to parties outside the firm who provide Personal Information to the firm or who visit or use the firm’s websites, our social media sites, our extranets, as well as email messages. This Statement also describes how the firm collects, processes and discloses Personal Information in connection with the provision of legal services and the Internet Services.

Dilworth Paxson is committed to protecting personal data and respecting your privacy.

Please read this privacy statement carefully to understand our practices with respect to personal data and how we treat it.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The firm collects Personal Information in the course of providing legal services to clients and as provided by visitors to its website. We may also collect Personal Information about you when you interact with us on social media sites and from other third parties and may also automatically collect information that may contain Personal Information as described below in the cookie policy.

We may use that Personal Information where in our legitimate interest to do so for the following purposes:

  • to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries;
  • to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations;
  • to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on;
  • to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you;
  • to manage and secure the access to our offices, systems and online platforms;
  • to provide you with information related to our services, and to advise you of news and legal updates, events, reports and other information;
  • where we have other legitimate reasons for doing so (to the extent permitted by applicable law).

Marketing Communications

When we collect contact information from you (for example, when you provide your business card or register for an event), we may add your details to our database and mailing lists.

You can change your preferences for receiving event invitations, legal alerts and other marketing emails by emailing marketing@dilworthlaw.com.

You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. You can exercise the above right at any time by emailing marketing@dilworthlaw.com or write to us at Dilworth Paxson LLP Marketing Department, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3500E, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 

Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information

We maintain reasonable and appropriate, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website and provided while using other Internet Services.

We require consultants, suppliers and vendors to maintain data protections consistent with reasonable and appropriate obligations of data processors, including, where applicable, European Union’s data protection laws and regulations.

We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected and for the purposes described in the Statement and in our applicable policies.

Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information

We do not disclose any Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments.  Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of our legal defenses or for our compliance matters.

Cookie Policy

The firm’s Internet Services uses cookies (small files which remember a user’s electronic device) specifically for cybersecurity purposes, to provide you with customizations of your experience, such as details of your visits to our Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, language preferences, weblogs and other communication data. We also use a Region Code cookie that persists over time and ensures that you are directed to the correct version of our website.

Any information automatically retrieved from visitors to our Website, such as site browsing patterns, will be used primarily in aggregate form (so that no individual users are identified). This website uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager cookies for monitoring overall website usage levels.  Please note that you can adjust your browser settings to block the use of cookies, although this may result in some parts of our website and other websites not being available to you. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. You can use your browser to determine which type of cookies you have allowed and you can delete existing cookies (usually within your browser’s Tools, Options or Privacy settings). In addition, Google provides a Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on for web browsers, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about website visits.

Changes to This Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice from time to time to reflect changing legal requirements or our processing practices. Any such changes will be posted on our Website and will be effective upon posting.

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to our use of your personal data or queries with regard to our privacy policy, please contact us at marketing@dilworthlaw.com or write to us at Dilworth Paxson LLP Marketing Department, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3500E, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 

This Privacy Statement was last updated on June 16, 2021.