Shearman & Sterling LLP is a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the state of Delaware. References in this policy to "we", "us" or "Shearman & Sterling" are references to Shearman & Sterling LLP and our affiliated entities, including Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP, a limited liability partnership through which we practice in the United Kingdom and Italy, and Shearman & Sterling, a partnership through which we practice in Hong Kong.
Shearman & Sterling is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which we collect and process your personal data. Any updates to this policy will appear on this page. Reference in this policy to "personal data" means any information that identifies, or could reasonably be used to identify, a living individual, either on its own or together with other information.
Please read this policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data.
How we obtain your personal data
We will hold your personal data if we have received it directly from you. Therefore, if you use this site to fill in a form or to request details about an event, or if you use our alumni portal, then you are providing your personal data to Shearman & Sterling. Similarly, if you correspond with Shearman & Sterling (whether in writing or orally), we will retain the personal data which you provide in your correspondence.
As a law firm, we regularly receive information as part of our professional activities. This information comes from both our clients and from the third parties with whom we or our clients have dealings. Some of this information might be your personal data.
Shearman & Sterling also obtains information about your use of this site and the resources that you access. It does this by using cookies (small text files) which are stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies enable us to store information about your preferences and we use them to improve the functionality of our website and your experience when using it. Cookies can be disabled by changing the settings on your browser. If you do decide to disable cookies, you may not be able to access some areas of our website.
How we use and share your personal data
Whether we receive your personal data directly from you or from a third party source, we will only use your personal data in connection with our ordinary professional activities as lawyers (including the fulfilment of our legal or regulatory obligations). Where you have provided your personal data to us directly, we will use your personal data for the purpose for which it was provided (which will include, unless you expressly so prohibit or it is prohibited by law, marketing our services to you).
Irrespective of how we obtain your personal data, it is shared by all the offices within Shearman & Sterling (both inside and outside the European Economic Area). We may also need to transfer this data to third parties, including third parties based outside the European Economic Area, for example (but not limited to) sub-contractors, other counsel and accountants. Where we share or transfer your personal data, we will do this in accordance with applicable data protection laws. By providing your personal data to Shearman & Sterling you are expressly notified of the transfer of your personal data to, and the collection and processing of such personal data in, the United States and other countries or jurisdictions where we or our vendors operate and you acknowledge that the level of protection afforded to your personal data in those jurisdictions may be less than that which would apply in your own country or jurisdiction.
We will endeavor to take appropriate technical and organizational measures against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal 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 personal data and we will correct any errors identified by you. We will also comply with your request to stop sending you marketing material and will refrain from doing so without your express consent in jurisdictions which so require. All such requests, or any questions or comments regarding this policy, should be addressed to