Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of Burks Johansson LLP (referred to as “Burks Johansson”, “we”, “us” or “our”) regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your information in connection with your access to and use of the website (the “Site”).  We receive information about you from various sources, including, if you register to receive emails or publications from us; your use of the Site generally; and from third party websites or services.  By accessing the Site, you accept our privacy policy as set forth in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not pertain to, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of, any third party websites to which the Site hyperlinks.

Information Security

Burks Johansson seeks to protect your Personal Identifiable Information to ensure that it is kept private.  However, we cannot guarantee the security of any such information.  We store all of our information, including your Personally Identifiable Information, using industry-standard techniques.  We do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you that we store.  Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other access to information about you that we store.  Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.  If you have reason to believe that your Personally Identifiable Information has been compromised in any way, please notify us immediately by contacting [email protected].

Collection of Information

When you use the Site, which may be hosted in part or its entirety by a third party, the Site will collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of “cookies” or your “IP address”) about your activities. We use this activity information (the “Information”) for internal purposes such as to administer the Site, improve the Site, and help us understand how the Site is being used. “Cookies” are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on the Site. You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, but in that case, some portions of the Site may not operate properly. An “IP address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.

Personally Identifiable Information

The Site is designed so that you may generally browse it without providing any “Personally Identifiable Information” (defined below). However, certain areas of the Site may require or allow the voluntarily submission of Personally Identifiable Information (for example, registration to receive our publications). We use your Personally Identifiable Information for the purposes for which it was submitted by you to us and for us to send you publications and invitations that may be of interest to you. Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, we do not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties. “Personally Identifiable Information” means information that would allow someone to identify or contact you, such as your name, physical or electronic mail address, and telephone number.

Your Rights Regarding Your Information

If you request in writing at any time to [email protected], we will use reasonable efforts to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from our then current Site. Such removal of Personally Identifiable Information will not ensure the permanent removal of such Personally Identifiable Information from the Site. For example, such Personally Identifiable Information may remain in archived copies of our of the Site.
You may request that we not send you email publications, invitations, alerts, or other communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any such email.  We will use reasonable efforts to promptly comply with such requests.  Please note that such requests may take up to 14 days to be fulfilled, and that you may receive email communications in the meantime.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you are located, you may request to access, amend, or suspect or object to the use of any Personal Identifiable Information that you have previously provided to us in connection with your use of the Site, by contact us at [email protected].  Such requests should clearly indicate the specific Personal Identifiable Information to which it relates and the action that is being requested of us.  We will respond to, and fulfill your request only if it is commercially reasonable to do so.  Additionally, you may also oppose the processing or transferring of Personally Identifiable Information to the extent he laws of your country require, if you have a legitimate reason to do so.
If you are a California resident, the California Civil Code entitles you to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties.  If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Additional Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

We may share Personally Identifiable Information with third parties, including third parties performing services for us. Such services may include communications, database, event management, hosting, mailing, and marketing services. We cannot fully ensure that your Personally Identifiable Information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we could be legally obligated to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties could breach our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions, or an error could occur in the administration of the Site. In the unlikely event that we need to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, you authorize us to disclose any information about you to government officials as permitted by applicable law.

Miscellaneous Privacy Terms

We have implemented and follow appropriate technical measures to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personally Identifiable Information. However, we cannot fully eliminate such risks. We hope this Privacy Policy clarifies our procedures regarding its collection, use and disclosure of your information including Personally Identifiable Information. From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Policy. Such modifications will be effective on the date that we post the modified statement to the Site. Questions or concerns regarding the privacy policy in this Privacy Policy may be submitted to [email protected].

Business Transfer

If Burks Johansson, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired, or if we undergo a merger or reorganization involving another entity, your Personally Identifiable Information would be one of the assets that may be transferred or acquired by a third party.  You acknowledge that such transfer may occur, and that any such third party may continue to use your Personally Identifiable Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.