Disclosures, Notices and Privacy Policies
At HWG LLP, we take privacy and data protection seriously. On this page, we’ll give you the information about our privacy and data protection practices – the same type of information you get from most websites and law firms.
But you’ll find HWG’s excellent client service extends to the data protection realm, too. We are happy to have a detailed discussion with any client or prospective client about our data protection policies and practices. And if you have special data protection needs, let’s talk and see how HWG can help.
Now, on to the information you came here for:
This Site has been prepared for general informational purposes only. The Site is intended only to permit you to learn more about the services HWG offers to clients and the expertise of our attorneys. The material on the Site may not be current, accurate, or complete. Furthermore, the Site’s content does not constitute legal advice and should not serve as a substitute for consultation with a professional attorney.
HWG disclaims all liability relating to actions taken or not taken based the information provided on the Site. The Firm is not responsible for and does not necessarily endorse any third-party content accessible through our Site.
Transmission of the information on the Site does not create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship with the Firm. Email transmissions to the Firm through the Site are not invited for the purpose of creating an attorney-client relationship and should not be relied upon to create such a relationship.
This site and all the information it contains, or may in the future contain, are the property of HWG and its partners, members, and employees, and are protected by copyright. HWG, however, consents to the copying of advisories or articles posted on the Site if, and only if, the copied material:
1. Is clearly attributed to HWG and to the individual authors if named on the Site;
2. Is not presented in a way that suggests some other attribution;
3. Is not sold in any form for more than the direct costs of reproduction and distribution.
Contact HWG for permission to reproduce commercially in any form.
Data Practices + Protection
Encryption of Website Communications
Information you send to us through any web form on the hwglaw.com website is not encrypted and could be intercepted by third parties. Do not send us confidential information through the hwglaw.com website. If you are a current client and would like to send us confidential information electronically, contact the HWG attorney with whom you regularly work about our options for securely transmitting files.
Our website is not designed for use by individuals under the age of 18. If you have concerns relating to the collection of personal data from minors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Practices for Mailing List and Webinar Participants
We collect personal data – including name, business email address, company, and legal topics of interest – from mailing list and webinar participants. From time to time, we may use this information to contact you with information about laws, recent developments, and HWG that may be of interest to you.
You can unsubscribe from future communications from HWG at any time by following the directions contained in the communication you received or by emailing your request to email@example.com.
Data Practices for Job Applicants
We ask job applicants to provide us with a variety of materials that contain personal data, including your contact information, resume, and references. We use these materials for recruiting and placement purposes, unless we obtain your consent to use them for another purpose. We do not disclose this information to third parties, unless we obtain your permission or are required by law to disclose it.
What rights do you have with respect to personal data HWG has about you?
If you are not an HWG client, there may be circumstances where you have a right to:
· object to or withdraw your consent for the continued processing of your personal data
· request information about HWG’s processing of your personal data
· request erasure of your personal data
· request correction of your personal data
· request that we provide personal data about you in a portable form.
If your request relates to information you provided to HWG directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If your request relates to information you provided to an individual or company you believe to be an HWG client, please contact that individual or company directly. We do not provide non-clients with any information as to their personal data that may be contained within our client files, unless our clients ask us to do so or we are subject to a legally binding order that requires us to do so.
Where will personal data you provide to HWG be stored or accessed?
HWG is a U.S. law firm. We store and access personal data from both within the United States and from other jurisdictions. When you send personal data to HWG through our website or otherwise, you will be sending personal data to the United States, which the European Union has determined does not have adequate safeguards for the protection of personal data.
Clients occasionally need to provide us with personal data that is subject to data protection laws in other non-U.S. jurisdictions. We are happy to speak with any client or potential client about entering into appropriate contractual arrangements for the transfer of personal data from the European Union, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or other non-U.S. jurisdictions, provided (i) such a transfer will not result in large-scale processing of certain categories of data subject to special protections under European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and (ii) the transfer and our subsequent processing is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.
Some of the content on this site is considered Attorney Advertising under the applicable rules of certain states. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Questions? Concerns? Complaints?
Reach out to the HWG attorney with whom you typically work or email email@example.com. Our main office is located at 1919 M Street NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20036.
Individuals located in the European Union, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom have a right to lodge a complaint about HWG’s data protection policies or practices with the data protection supervisory authority in their country of habitual residence. Individuals located in other nations may have similar rights to lodge a complaint with their own local authorities.