Privacy

United States

Privacy Policy

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is committed to protecting your privacy.

In this privacy policy references to “Debevoise”, “we”, “our” or “us” are to Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a New York registered limited liability partnership and to each related entity which provides legal services using the name Debevoise & Plimpton.

This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect about you, how we may collect, use and share your personal information, our legal bases for using your personal information, how long we keep your personal information, how we protect your personal information, the countries to which we may transfer your personal information, and your rights regarding your personal information.

Types of personal information we collect about you

The types of personal information we collect about you depends on your relationship with us. They include:

  • Your personal contact details such as name, title, postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • The company you work for and your position.
  • Identification and background information we may collect about you as part of our business acceptance procedures and recruitment procedures.
  • Financial information, such as your bank account details.
  • Technical information, such as information from your visits to our website or relating to the event invitations, updates, marketing materials and other communications we send to you electronically.
  • Your communication preferences regarding marketing materials.
  • Any other personal information you provide to us during your relationship with us, such as dietary requirements, any physical disability and your views and comments.

How we collect your personal information

The ways in which we collect personal information about you may include the following:

  • In the course of our business acceptance procedures.
  • In the course of our provision of legal services.
  • Through your general use of our website. In particular, we collect personal information about you if you complete forms on our website, such as the ‘News & Publications Alerts Sign Up’ and the ‘Events Sign Up’ and if you send emails to firm personnel from the website or log into our Extranet from the website.
  • Through your responses to our emails asking that you confirm and update information we maintain about you, or that you provide your consent for us to communicate with you.
  • Through information you may provide to representatives of our firm at conferences and similar events.
  • Through your application for a job at Debevoise.

How we use your personal information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To manage, administer and improve our provision of legal and other services to clients.
  • To provide information requested by you.
  • To provide, administer, monitor the use of, and improve this website.
  • To promote our services, including by sending to you personalized event invitations, updates and other marketing materials.
  • To follow up with you on a job application.

Our legal bases for using your personal information

We use your personal information on the following bases:

  • To perform a contract, such as engaging with clients to provide legal or other services.
  • To comply with a legal obligation.
  • For our legitimate interests, as summarized above under the heading ‘How we use your personal information’.

Cookies

Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer or other device when you visit our website. They allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a positive experience when you browse our website and to improve our website.

Our website uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are stored temporarily on your device whilst you browse our website and are deleted from your device when you finish browsing. Persistent cookies are stored on your device after you have finished browsing our website so that we can remember your preferences when you visit our website in the future.

First party cookies are set by us; third party cookies are set by a third party’s website.

Our website uses the following cookies:

 Name  Source  Purpose  Expiry
 {Your Back-end Vuture URL}_VxSessionId  Vuture  Track your website journey  Session Cookie: expires as soon as you navigate away from the page 
 intEmailHistoryId  Vuture  Connect your e-marketing journey with your website journey   1 year
 ASPSESSIONID?????  ASP.net  To uniquely identify your visit   Session Cookie: expires as soon as you navigate away from the page
 CycleProtectionManager  One North   Used to manage number of retries for a page to load 
 Session Cookie: expires as soon as you navigate away from the page 

 

We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how you use our website, which we use to help us to improve our website. Google uses cookies as part of this process (see Google's Privacy Policy).

If you wish to restrict, block or delete the cookies which are set by our website and third parties, you can do this using your browser settings. If you set your browser preferences to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. If you delete cookies relating to our website, including your cookie preferences, you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit our website

To find out more about cookies visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

By using our website without changing your browser settings, you consent to our use of cookies as set out above.

How we share your personal information

We may share your personal information with others in the following circumstances:

  • Our related Debevoise entities in order to provide to clients legal or other services and in accordance with our business administrative practices.
  • Our third party service providers in order to provide us with services, including our professional advisers such as our auditors, our information technology service providers, third parties to whom we outsource support services such as translation, photocopying and document review and third parties whom we instruct in connection with our provision of services to clients such as local counsel.
  • Government or regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals or other third parties if we consider it necessary or appropriate under applicable laws.
  • Any new Debevoise entity or other third party if we decide to re-organize or transfer all or any part of our business.

We do not sell or otherwise disclose to third parties your personal information without your consent. 

How long we keep your personal information 

We retain your personal information in accordance with our global retention guidelines. Our retention periods are based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws, other legal and regulatory requirements to retain information for a minimum period and limitation periods for taking legal action.

How we protect your personal information

We have in place technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information we collect about you from unauthorized, improper or unlawful access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction consistent with applicable data protection laws.

Debevoise maintains an Information Security Management System that is aligned and certified to the ISO 27001:2013 standard framework. The system is inclusive of policies, procedures and technical controls and is audited by a certified third party ISO assessor on an annual basis.

Countries to which we transfer your personal information

We may need to transfer your personal information to locations outside the jurisdiction in which you provide it, or from where you are viewing this website, in order to use it on the bases set out above. If you are an EU citizen or reside in the EU we will transfer your personal information outside the EU in accordance with EU data protection laws to ensure that it remains protected and secure. To facilitate this we have in place EU standard contractual clauses between the relevant Debevoise entities.

Your rights regarding your personal information

If you reside in the EU you may have the following rights under EU data protection laws:

  • To request access to your personal information. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • To correct any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we hold about you.
  • To request us to delete or remove from our systems your personal information where there is no legal basis for us continuing to process it.
  • To request us to suspend processing of your personal information, for example, if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • To request the transfer of your personal information to a third party.
  • To withdraw any consent that you have provided to us for processing your personal information.
  • To make a complaint to a local supervisory authority about how we are processing your personal information.

If you reside in a jurisdiction outside the EU, you may also have rights under applicable laws in connection with your personal information that we collect, hold and process.

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please advise us of any changes to your personal information by contacting us at privacy@debevoise.com.

Data controller

Debevoise provides legal services through a number of different entities. For the purposes of EU data protection laws, the data controller of your personal information is the Debevoise entity in the EU that you engage with.

Updates to this policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this policy regularly to ensure that you are familiar with its content.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or you would like to exercise any of your rights relating to your personal information, please contact us at privacy@debevoise.com.