Privacy Statement

Kohnen & Patton LLP (“K&P”, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  Our Privacy Statement is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the information related to our web site located at www.kplaw.com, and associated web pages (along with the information and materials located thereon, collectively the “Site”) and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Site.  By using the Site and submitting information, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by us as described below.  We may modify the Privacy Statement from time to time without notice to you by posting a revised Privacy Statement on this page. Your continued use of this Site shall constitute your acceptance of any revised Privacy Statement.

What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit certain parts of the Site, we may ask you for certain information such as contact information, telephone numbers, your email address, your location and the name of your organization.

Similar to other Web sites, our Site may also use web server logs, cookies, pixel tags and other automated means to collect non-personally identifiable information about how our Site is accessed or used. Information gathered through Web server logs and other means may include at least the date and time of visits, IP addresses, browser type, referring and exit pages, platform type, date and time stamps, and number and nature of clicks through our Site, the pages viewed and the time spent at our Site. In some instances we may include certain links in our emails that will allow us to monitor whether you access specific content in that email.  When you click on one of these links, we will record that click and certain activities on the Site associated with that link.

How We Use The Information We Collect.
In general, you do not have to provide us with your personally identifiable information to use this Site. If you do provide us with personally identifiable information, we will use your information for the purposes you request. We use personally identifiable information to respond to your inquiries and to send you  publications or other information that you request. You may also receive other mailings relating to K&P seminars or events that we think may be of interest to you. If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and we reserve the right to use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to respond to you.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive mailings from us, please refer to the paragraph below headed Changing or Deleting Personal Information.

Non-personally identifiable information that is automatically collected by our system is used to conduct internal research on our users' demographics, interests and use of our Site so that we may improve our Site to better serve your needs. We do not use such data in any way to create or maintain a personal profile of you or collect personally identifiable information from you.

Do We Share The Information We Collect?
Except as described below, we do not disclose information about your individual visits to our Site or information which personally identifies you to any unaffiliated third parties unless we have your prior consent. 

We reserve the right to provide such information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain Site-related services (e.g., web hosting, improve Site-related services and features, or maintenance services) on our behalf.

We reserve the right to disclose such information to any third party if we, in good faith, believe that we are required to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) by law; (ii) to comply with legal processes or governmental requests; (iii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Site or our network; and/or (iv) to protect the rights, property, or safety of K&P and its affiliates, their partners and employees, the users of the Site, or the public.

We reserve the right to disclose information to sponsors or co-sponsors’ of programs or other events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored by other firms or organizations for the purpose of informing you of such programs or events or your registration for such programs or events.
 
We reserve the right to share or transfer information about you to one or more third party entities pursuant to a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion, or all of, the assets of K&P.

Security
K&P seeks to adopt commercially reasonable security measures consistent with legal industry practice to assist in protecting against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personally identifiable information which is under our control. Unfortunately, no security system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result of the foregoing, while we undertake commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which information is transmitted between your computer and our servers, or any information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with this Site. You provide all such information entirely at your own risk.

What About "Cookies"?
When you use our Site, we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a text file known as a “cookie.” Cookies are transferred to your computer's hard drive. The cookie assigns a unique, random number to your computer to enable our log files to record data about the sections or pages you visit on our site. The information is used to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our Site and to help us improve the structure of our Site to make navigation on the Site easier for the user. Such cookies do not contain information that would personally identify you nor do they obtain any information from your computer.  By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.  Rejecting cookies may limit or impair your use of the Site.

Third Party Sites
This Site may contain links to and from other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. The information practices of those other websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those websites.

We may occasionally post information about programs and events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored by other firms or organizations.  Should you choose to register electronically for any of these events, we will have no control over the third-party sponsors' use of your registration information.

Notice to Minors
This Site is intended for use only by adults. K&P does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age.  If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send us any personal information, including your email details. If you would like to contact us please do so through a parent or legal guardian (ask them to email us on your behalf).

Changing or Deleting Personal Information
If you would like to change your personal information, or if you no longer wish to receive materials from us or want your personal information removed from K&P’s system, please contact us at webmaster@kplaw.com.

Further Information
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed to our Privacy Officer:

Anthony J. Caruso, Esq.
Kohnen & Patton LLP
PNC Center, Suite 800
201 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4190
Email: tcaruso@kplaw.com

Terms of Use
In addition to the terms of this Privacy Statement, your use of this Web Site is subject to our Terms of Use.  Use of this Web Site does not create an attorney client relationship.  You should therefore not provide us with any confidential information until after we have had an opportunity to determine whether we are willing and able to represent you.  If you are not currently a client of K&P, any email that you send to us will not be privileged and may be disclosed as necessary.

Effective Date
This policy was last updated on June 1, 2008.

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