Privacy Policy

Ruchelman P.L.L.C. (“Ruchelman”) has devised the policy described herein to explain how we collect and use the data we obtain about you and incidental matters (“Privacy Policy”). Ruchelman is the data controller of your data, which means that we are legally responsible for how your data is collected and used. Your privacy will be respected by us. We will responsibly protect the information you provide to us and the information we collect in the course of operating our business. All such personal data will be processed in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

This Privacy Policy describes how the firm, as data controller, may collect, use, and share information, particularly in association with the operation of our website (www.ruchelaw.com), social media accounts, and all of our email communications that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “Digital Services”).

The types of information we collect

We collect certain personal data about you. This “personal data” is data that can be used to identify you or that we can otherwise link to you (“Data”). We collect Data that you voluntarily provide to us. We may automatically collect certain information when you use, access, or interact with our Digital Services. In some cases your Data has been supplemented by information retrieved from other sources, including searches via publicly available search engines, sector-specific newsletters, social media, or an employer’s website, for the purpose of accurately and effectively providing content and programming that may be of interest.

Information you provide to us

We collect Data that you voluntarily provide to us when, for example, you communicate with us via email or other channels; sign up for or ask us to send you publications, alerts, or other materials; or sign up for an event. The Data we collect may include your name, postal address, e-mail address, job title and business affiliations, or professional experience.

Information we may collect automatically

We use third-party services, Google Analytics, and similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) to collect and store certain information when you use, access, or interact with our Digital Services. We may, for example, collect information about the type of device you use to access our Digital Services, your operating system and version, your I.P. address, your general geographic location as indicated by your I.P. address, your browser type, the content you view and features you access, the web pages you view immediately before and after you access our Digital Services, whether you interact with content available on the Digital Services, and the search terms you enter on the Digital Services. For information about how we use Cookies and the choices you may have, please see our Cookie Policy.

Our basis for using your Data

We rely on the following legal grounds to process your Data, namely:

  • Performance of a contract – We may need to collect and use your Data to enter into a contract with you or to perform a contract that you have with us. For example, when you use our Digital Services we will use your personal information to respond to your requests and provide you with such services.

  • Consent – Where required by applicable laws, we will rely on your consent for direct marketing and to collect information from your device or computer. We may use location information as described in this Privacy Policy. You may be able to disable the sharing of location information in your browser or mobile application settings. You can withdraw consent from receiving marketing communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us or by contacting us at insights@ruchelaw.com.

  • Legitimate interests – We may use your Data for our legitimate interests to improve our products and services and the content on our Digital Services. Consistent with our legitimate interests and any choices that we offer or consents that may be required under applicable laws, we may use technical information as described in this Privacy Policy and use personal information for our marketing purposes.

When processing Data for the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy, the primary legal basis we rely on is the pursuit of our firm’s legitimate interests in maintaining business relationships and communicating with you as an existing business contact about our operations and our events (e.g., because we have worked together or you have taken part in one or more of our events). We consider that those legitimate interests are in keeping with the law and respect the legal rights and freedoms of our business contacts.

How we use the information

We may use the information we collect (“Permitted Uses”):

  • To respond to your enquiries

  • To provide you with legal and other services that you request

  • To operate, troubleshoot, and improve the Digital Services

  • To send you articles, legal news, marketing communications, and other information or materials that may be of interest

  • To maintain our database

  • To understand how people use our Digital Services, including by generating and analyzing statistics

  • For Ruchelman’s business purposes, including data analysis; submitting invoices; detecting, preventing, and responding to actual or potential fraud, illegal activities, or intellectual property infringement

  • To assess the effectiveness of our events, promotional campaigns, and publications

  • To evaluate, recruit, and hire personnel

  • As we believe reasonably necessary or appropriate to: comply with our legal obligations; respond to legal processes or requests for information issued by government authorities or other third parties; or to protect your, our, or others’ rights

Retaining your Data

We will delete your Data when it is no longer reasonably required for the Permitted Uses or you withdraw your consent (where applicable), provided that we are not legally required or otherwise permitted to continue to hold such Data. We may retain your Data for an additional period to the extent necessary to prevent you from receiving unwanted communications, to the extent deletion would require us to overwrite our automated disaster recovery backup systems, or to the extent we deem it necessary to assert or defend legal claims during any relevant retention period.

Keeping your Data secure

We will take appropriate technical and organizational measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your Data in accordance with our internal security procedures covering its storage, access, and destruction. Your Data may be stored on our own technology systems or those of our vendors or in paper files.

Transfers of Your Data

Our Digital Services are hosted on web servers in the U.S. If you are located in a non-U.S. jurisdiction, providing Data or otherwise accessing or using our Digital Services constitutes your consent to the transfer of your data to the U.S., a jurisdiction that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home country.

Data from Children

Children under the age of 13 are not the target audience of this website. Ruchelman P.L.L.C. does not intentionally solicit or collect Data from children under 13 years of age.

Your rights regarding your Data

In addition to your rights under applicable data protection legislation and where we are permitted or required by applicable law and regulation and by our professional obligations, we will provide you, upon request, with a copy of your Data, and we will correct any errors identified by you. Except as set forth above, we will not use your Data for any automated decision making or any profiling, and you have the right to restrict our processing of your Data as well as the right to lodge a complaint with supervisory authorities regarding the processing of your Data. We will refrain from sending you marketing materials without your express consent and will also comply with your request to stop sending any such further communications. All such requests, or any questions or comments regarding this policy or our handling of your personal data, should be addressed to insights@ruchelaw.com.