Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

In this Policy, “King & Spalding” refers to King & Spalding LLP, a limited liability partnership under the laws of Georgia, U.S., and other affiliated limited liability entities, organized under the laws of the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Delaware, U.S.

Your privacy is important to King & Spalding. This Privacy Policy describes King & Spalding’s practices with respect to (i) the personal information we gather on King & Spalding’s website (www.kslaw.com) and dependent pages (the “Site”) (ii) the way we use personal information we collect from the Site; and (iii) how we share this information with others.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. This policy addresses our privacy practices relating to visitors to the Site and the information they provide.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information that, by itself or in combination with other information, identifies or can reasonably be used to identify an individual, such as name, email address, telephone number, address, or birth date. Personal Information does not include information that is anonymized, or publicly-available information that has not been combined with nonpublic Personal Information.

Declaration of Consent

By submitting Personal Information and other information to the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of such information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

You can withdraw this consent at any time. Please see the section on “Your Rights” below.

Collecting Information

Generally, you may browse the Site without providing any Personal Information. However, we may ask that you provide information at various times and locations through the Site. For example, if you decide to register with the Site to request information, you will be asked to provide information such as your name and email address. You may also choose to volunteer additional Personal Information by completing forms on other sections of the Site, for example for subscriptions to newsletters, seminars or events, or on our career site.

Protecting Personal Information

King & Spalding has appropriate technical and organizational measures in place designed to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind, however, that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please also read our Disclaimer before sending any information to us. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this Site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

How We Use Personal Information

The information collected by and through this Site may be used by King & Spalding and other entities that are involved in the operation of this Site for King & Spalding’s purposes. EU users of the Site should note that this may include divisions of King & Spalding outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

King & Spalding will use Personal Information only for the purpose for which it was provided, as well as other purposes for which the user gives consent. This includes, but is not limited to, the following purposes:

  • Contact FormsIf you decide to contact us by using the contact form on the Site, we use the information you provide to get in contact with you and to answer your queries.

  • Events: If you register for one of our events, we use the information you provide to register you for the event and to provide you with information about the event. Please note that we may also share your name, professional title and your professional address with other people that are attending the same event.

  • Careers: On the Careers section of the Site, you can apply online for job openings at King & Spalding. In the online application form, we ask you to provide information about your education, employment history and skills (amongst other information). We only use this information in connection with your application process. Except as set forth in this policy, we do not share this information with anyone outside of King & Spalding. We delete the information once it is no longer required in connection with your application process, unless you give us your explicit consent to keep your information to contact you about future job openings or you are employed with the Firm.

  • Marketing: You may subscribe or unsubscribe to receive King & Spalding communications on various subject matters, such as alerts on important legal developments, newsletters, invitations to live events and webinars, as well as firm news and announcements.

  • Alumni: If you follow the link to the K&S Alumni Group, you are directed to the alumni group King & Spalding maintains on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a third party site and this Privacy Policy does not apply to information you share on LinkedIn. We encourage you to review LinkedIn’s privacy policy before you join the group. Please see the section on third-party sites below.

We will not use your data in connection with any automated decision making process or for any profiling purpose.

Data Transfers to Countries Outside the EU/EEA

Our servers are either located in the United States or, if located in other countries, may be accessed from the United States. Please note that in countries outside your own country, and in particular outside the EU and EEA, a different standard on data protection might apply than you are used to in your own country.

By volunteering Personal Information on the Site, you acknowledge and consent that your data will be transferred across national borders, including to countries outside the EU/EEA.

To govern transfers of Personal Information from the EU/EEA to recipients outside the EU/EEA, we have entered into standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission (“Data Transfer Agreement”). We are happy to provide you with a copy of the Data Transfer Agreement upon request.

Disclosing Personal Information to Third Parties

Any Personal Information that you provide to us will be used for our purposes only. Your information will not be shared with other individuals or other companies other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

In some instances we may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, website developers, IT services providers, shipping or direct mail organizations, storage facilities, or parties assisting us in a recruitment process. Such third parties may be provided with access to your Personal Information to perform the functions for which they have been retained. Our agreements with these third parties will not permit them to use your Personal Information for any other purposes and commit them to comply with applicable data privacy standards.

We further may disclose any information, including Personal Information, we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. 

Cookies

A "cookie" is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. King & Spalding uses different kinds of cookies on the Site. For detailed information please see our Cookie Policy.

Do-Not-Track Signals

Your browser may allow you to send "do-not-track" requests to websites you visit. If you enable this feature and your browser sends a "do-not-track" request, the Site will respond by deactivating all nonessential cookies set on the Site.

Google Services

On the Site, King & Spalding uses several services provided by Google:

Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Please note that, for the Site, we activated the IP anonymization, i.e., Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of your IP address to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP Anonymization). In exceptional cases only, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.

On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling analytics, demographics and interest reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here.

Further information about how Google uses advertising cookies can be found here.

Google Maps

Additionally, because we use visual mapping services on the Site, please be aware that the Google Maps/Earth Terms of Service, including the Google Privacy Policy also applies.

Third Party Sites

Our Site may contain links to other third-party sites. When you click on one of these links you are visiting a website operated by someone other than King & Spalding, and the operator of that website may have a different privacy policy. King & Spalding is not responsible for their individual privacy practices. We encourage you to investigate the privacy policies of these third-party operators.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Children

Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to us through the Site. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not access, use, or provide any information on the Site or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

Duration of Personal Information Retention

Personal information will be stored as long as the information is required to fulfill our legitimate business needs or the purposes for which the information was collected, or for as long as is required by law.

Your Rights

King & Spalding is committed to ensure that your information is kept accurate and up to date. Please assist us to comply with this obligation by ensuring that you inform us of any changes to your information. You have the right to request details of the information we hold about you, to withdraw your consent to the collection and use of your information, and to delete or rectify any inaccurate information about you. You have also the right to object to our use of your Personal Information or to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

To exercise any of these rights, click here.

Revisions to This Privacy Policy

King & Spalding reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time whereby relevant changes take effect for the future. The applicable version of this privacy policy is available on the Site. Please check this Privacy Policy regularly, and before you submit additional personal information via the Site.

Contact

The Site is owned and operated by King & Spalding LLP. Phyllis Sumner is the firm's Chief Privacy Officer. The firm’s European Data Protection Officer is Kim Roberts.

If you have questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or if you would like to exercise your rights, please send us an e-mail to dataprivacy@kslaw.com.

 

(Updated:  September 4, 2018)