We respect your privacy.

This privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) explains what information Wiggin and Dana, LLP (“the Firm” “we” or “us”) collects from you when you use our website (the “Website”) or interact with our third-party partners (“Partners”), as applicable. By using our Website, you agree to all the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Policy. Please take a moment to review this information.

  1. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We take reasonable measures to protect your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to prevent against unauthorized use, access, disclosure, and destruction. Your name and email address, along with other information that can be used to identify you, constitute your Personal Information. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, security measures are not impenetrable, and we can’t guarantee against misuse.

2. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Contact and Other Information You Provide to Us

If you choose to contact us through the Website or by email through an email address provided on our Website, we’ll collect your contact information, such as your name, email address, phone number of other contact information that you provide to us so we can communicate with you. If you write a message to us, we will store the message so we can reference it to tailor our responses to you.  If you inquire about a career opportunity, we will collect and store the information you share related to that opportunity.

If you provide us with payment information through the Website, or create or open an account to process payments through the website, we will collect and store your credit card or bank account information; name and other contact details; and user name and password associated with the account or the payment, as applicable.  If you have access to an extranet account through the Website, we will store your user name and password associated with the extranet account.

Website Visitor Data

Directly or through the use of third-party data analytics services (including Google Analytics), we collect visitor information, including your IP address and server log data (the address of the web page you visited before using the Website, your browser type and settings, the date and time of your use of the Website, language preferences). We may gather your information about the device you are using to access our Website, including what type of device it is, what operating system you are using, device settings, application IDs, location, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Other data is collected, including data generated by your use of the Website and links you interact with. Further information on how Google uses data collected by Google Analytics can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. Information about how to opt out of Google Analytics can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

  • If you communicate with us, we may send you newsletters and marketing information, until you decide to opt out. We may also send you notifications, updates, and changes about our Website, and contact you to provide customer service and support.  
  • We use your information to operate, manage, and improve our Website, and for marketing and administrative purposes.
  • If you provide us with payment information, we will use that information to process payments.
  • We may use your Personal Information to improve our programs and services.
  • We may use your Personal Information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, to respond to lawful requests, court orders and legal process, to enforce our rights, to prevent fraud, and to protect the security of the Website and for safety.   
  • We may use your IP address and location data to analyze usage, administer our Website, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.
  • We may use your Personal Information for employment-related purposes if you make a career-related inquiry.
  • With your consent, we may use your Personal Information in other ways.

4. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We do not knowingly sell, trade or otherwise share your Personal Information with any third parties without your consent except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, as required by law, and when we reasonably believe it is necessary to prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or to protect the safety of any person.

We may share Personal Information in collaboration with our Partners, including companies that assist with business analytics, data processing, customer and user management, and other services. We instruct these parties to use your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to provide the services we have requested. Although we take reasonable steps to ensure that Partners receiving your information are bound by privacy restrictions as restrictive as those set forth in this Privacy Policy, we are not responsible for any issues that may arise regarding the privacy policies or practices of any of Partners. By using the Website, you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any claims and/or damages that may arise from the actions of any of our Partners.

5. SOCIAL MEDIA

If you click on our social media links (such as Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn), you will be directed to a third-party platform, and any information you share on those websites will be covered by their privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy. 

6. COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer’s hard disk or on a website server. Cookies do not retrieve information stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. For those using our Website, we may link cookie information to your email address to maintain and recall your preferences within the Website.  

Why we use cookies

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to improve or administer the Website, analyze trends, track users’ movements around the Website, support security features on the Website, and to gather demographic information about our user base.

How to manage cookie preferences

Depending on their purpose, some cookies will only operate for the length of a single browsing session, while others have a longer life span to ensure that they fulfill their longer-term purposes. Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies or reject cookies, to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your browser, or to delete cookies that have already been set. If your browser is set to reject cookies, certain aspects of the Website that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the Website, and some Website functionality may be lost. The “Help” section of your browser may tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. To find out more about cookies you may visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.

7. OPT-IN /OPT-OUT OF COMMUNICATIONS

By using our Website, you expressly allow us to contact you and use your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. You may opt-out of receiving marketing emails anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email that contains the marketing communication. 

8. LINKS

This Website may contain links to other third-party websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties and their other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect on this Website. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other websites you link to from our Website or otherwise visit.

9. MINORS

Our Website is not directed at nor intended for use by minors. If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information without consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with his or her Personal Information, we will promptly delete such data.

10. BUSINESS TRANSITIONS

In the event we go through a business transition, including without limitation any merger, acquisition, partnership, business reorganization, debt finance, or sale of association assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership (together a “Business Transition”), we may use information collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy and subject to its restrictions, as part of any such Business Transition. In such instances, your information can be part of the assets transferred.

11. DO-NOT-TRACK

You may have implemented a “do-not-track” signal through your browser. As there currently is no fixed standard for do-not-track signals, we currently do not respond to do-not-track signals from your web browser.

12. DATA RETENTION AND DESTRUCTION

We will retain Personal Information for as long as necessary to accomplish our purposes for such data as set forth in this Privacy Policy. You can request that your information be deleted by contacting us at the address provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. At the time your information is deleted, we will destroy your Personal Information using reasonable data destruction practices. We may, however, retain certain information to comply with legal or contract obligations or to facilitate law enforcement requests. 

13. CHANGES

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here. If changes are significant and materially affect your rights under this Privacy Policy, we may provide a more prominent notice on the Website. In certain cases, we may also provide email notification of the revised Privacy Policy and either seek your consent or give you the right to opt out from our use of your Personal Information in accordance with the revised Privacy Policy. However, because we may make changes at any time, we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy. Please note that our rights to use any information collected will be based on the privacy policy in effect at the time the information is used.

14. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at kkennedy@wiggin.com and/or (203) 498-4400, or at the mailing address below:

Wiggin and Dana LLP
265 Church Street
New Haven Connecticut, 06510
Attn:  Kevin Kennedy

This Privacy Policy was last updated: April 15, 2021

SUPPLEMENT TO PRIVACY POLICY: RIGHTS OF CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

This Supplement is part of our Privacy Policy.  This Supplement applies only if (i) we conduct business in California and qualify as a “Business” as defined under the California Consumer Protection Act of 2018 CCPA and (ii) you are a California resident.   This Supplement describes what your rights are regarding your Personal Information, as defined under the CCPA, and how you may exercise them when we act as a Business.  If our Privacy Policy says something that conflicts with this Supplement, you can refer to this Supplement instead of the Privacy Policy to understand what will happen with your Personal Information and what your rights are. Nothing in this policy is intended to expand the territorial reach of the CCPA to cover us if we would not otherwise qualify as a “Business” subject to the Act. 

If and when we operate as a “Service Provider” (as defined under the CCPA) for our clients and they provide us with your Personal Information for business purposes under a service contract, the client’s privacy policy applies to the collection of your Personal Information, not this Supplement or our Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AS A BUSINESS

We collect the following categories of Personal Information:

Type of InformationExamplesCollected by Us
IdentifiersName, postal address, e-mail address, IP address, phone number and similar identifiers. See Section 2 of the Privacy Policy for details.Yes, if voluntarily provided through the Website, an employment application or in connection with our services, except that IP address is automatically collected through the use of cookies unless you opt out
Information specified in California Consumer Records statuteName, signature, postal address, telephone number, employment information. See Sections Section 2 of the Privacy Policy for details.Yes, if voluntarily provided through the Website, an employment application or in connection with our services
Protected classifications under California or federal lawAge, race, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, health statusYes, if voluntarily provided through the Website, an employment application or in connection with our services
Commercial informationRecords of personal property, products, services purchased or purchasing historiesYes, if voluntarily provided through the Website or in connection with our services
Biometric informationGenetic, physical, behavioral or biological characteristics, such as fingerprints, iris scans, voiceprints, health/exercise or sleep dataNo
Internet and similar network activityBrowsing history, website analytics, Website interactions. See Sections 2 and 6 of this Policy for details.Yes
Geolocation dataPhysical locations and/or movementsNo
Sensory dataAudio, visual, or similar data related to physical characteristicsNo
Professional or employment-related informationCurrent employment or job historyYes, if voluntarily provided through the Website or an employment application
Non-public educational informationEducational records under federal lawNo
Inferences drawn from other Personal InformationProfiling of preferences, personal characteristics, behavior, attitudes or aptitudesNo
  1. CATEGORIES OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
    We obtain the categories of information described in this Supplement from the same categories of sources as described in Section 2 of our Privacy Policy.  We also obtain the categories of information described in this Supplement from the following additional sources:
  • With regard to employment inquiries or applications, we may collect your Personal Information from references you provide or from publicly available sources.
  • With regard to service inquiries or service delivery, we may collect Personal Information from third parties or from publicly available sources.

OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use the Personal Information we collect, as described in this Supplement, for the same purposes identified in Sections 2, 3, 6 and 10 of our Privacy Policy.  We also use your Personal Information for purposes of assessing the prospective engagement of you as a client or, if you are already a client, as needed to perform and deliver requested services.

2. OUR DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may disclose the Personal Information we collect, as described in this Supplement, for any of the same purposes and to the same categories of persons and entities as identified in Sections 2, 4, 6 and 10 of our Privacy Policy.   We may also disclose the Personal Information we collect  purposes of assessing the prospective engagement of you as a client or, if you are already a client, as needed to perform and deliver the requested services.

3. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The CCPA gives certain rights to California residents regarding their Personal Information.  To the extent that we are subject to the CCPA, you do not need to have an account with us to exercise these rights.

  • Right to Know About the Collection, Use, Disclosure and Sale of Personal Information
    • Upon providing us with a verified consumer request, you may ask us to disclose certain types of your Personal Information we have collected and used over the 12-month period prior to the date of your request.  You may make this request only twice within any 12-month period.  You may request:
  • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you
    • The categories of sources of the Personal Information we collected about you
    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting that Personal Information
    • The categories of third parties with whom we shared that information
    • The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you (except to the extent prohibited under CCPA including, for example, disclosure of Social Security numbers or other government, health insurance or medical identification numbers, account passwords)
    • If we disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, a list identifying the Personal Information we disclosed to each category of recipient.
  • Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information
    • You have the right to submit a verified consumer request at any time that we delete any of your Personal Information collected and retained by us, unless an exception under the CCPA applies. 
    • If no exception applies, and if we have been able to verify your consumer request, we will delete, aggregate or de-identify your Personal Information from our records in accordance with the CCPA.  We will also direct third parties to whom we have disclosed your Personal Information to delete it, although we cannot guarantee that such third parties will comply with our direction. 

      Please note that we may deny your deletion request if your Personal Information based on certain provisions of the CCPA, including where it is necessary for us or our service providers to carry out certain business functions, comply with laws or to engage in other internal and lawful uses of the information within the context in which you provided it to us.

You also have the right to opt out of (or for minors under 16, the ability to opt in to) sales of your Personal Information.  However, we do not and will not sell your Personal Information.  If, in the future, we decide to sell Personal Information, we will provide you with notice and the right to opt-out of (or for minors, opt-in to) such sales.

4. MAKING A VERIFIED CONSUMER REQUEST TO US

To make a request to exercise your rights under CCPA described above, please submit a verifiable request to us by either:

  • Emailing us at kkennedy@wiggin.com, or
  • Calling our general office number at – 203-498-4400

A verifiable consumer request must be made by you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State whom you have authorized to make the request on your behalf.  (A representative must be authorized by you in writing or have a valid power of attorney under California probate law.)  You may also make a verifiable request to us on behalf of your minor child. 

To be considered a proper verified request, your request must:

(1) provide us with sufficient information allowing us to reasonably verify that you are the same person about whom we collected the Personal Information or the authorized representative, and

(2) describe your request in reasonable detail so we can correctly understand, evaluate and respond to the request. 

We may ask you for additional information if needed in order to verify your request, but if we do, we will use such additional information only to verify your identity (or the authority of the representative) and for security and fraud-prevention purposes.

We may also ask you to separately confirm, by e-mail directed to kkennedy@wiggin.com to confirm any request to delete Personal Information.

5. RESPONDING TO YOUR VERIFIABLE CONSUMER REQUEST

We will respond to your verifiable consumer request within the timeframes required by law. We will not be able to fulfill your request if we cannot verify your identity (or the authority of your representative) and confirm that the Personal Information subject to the request relates to you.  If we deny part or all of a verified consumer request, we will provide a reasonable explanation for the denial.

6. NON-DISCRIMINATION

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.  This means that, except where permitted under the CCPA, if you make a request for disclosure or to delete your Personal Information, we will not (i) deny you goods or services, (ii) charge you different prices for goods or services (e.g., through penalties or withholding of otherwise available discounts), (iii) giving you a different level of goods or services,  or (iv) suggesting to you that we will take any of the actions in (i) through (iii).

7. HOW TO CONTACT US TO EXERCISE YOUR CALIFORNIA RIGHTS

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or this Supplement, please feel free to contact us at: kkennedy@wiggin.com

This Supplement was last updated on April 15, 2021.