This California Consumer Privacy Notice (this “California Notice”) supplements Shearman & Sterling’s main Privacy Notice in order to provide information that is required under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and its implementing regulations (“CCPA”). This California Consumer Privacy Notice applies solely to California residents and uses certain terms that are defined under the CCPA.
In this California Notice, references to “Shearman & Sterling”, the “Firm”, “we” and “us” are references to Shearman & Sterling LLP together with its 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. We also practice in Saudi Arabia in association with a Saudi firm, Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners.
As used in this California Notice, “Personal Information” has the meaning given under the CCPA, as information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.
For additional information about our data practices: Please see our main Privacy Notice.
The Personal Information that we may have collected from you in the past 12 months—with reference to the statutory categories of Personal Information defined under CCPA— include the following:
As a law firm, we regularly receive Personal Information as part of our professional activities. We may collect Personal Information:
Ordinarily, you will provide any such personal data to us directly. In some cases, we may collect data about you from your organization, public records or third parties, such as government or credit reporting agencies, or via service providers that we may engage as part of the work we perform for our clients.
We do not currently respond to “do not track” requests made through browser settings.
We use the Personal Information we have collected for some or all of the following business and commercial purposes:
For each category of Personal Information described above in this California Notice, in order to meet the business and commercial purposes described above, we may have shared such Personal Information during the past 12 months with any of the following categories of third parties:
Additionally, we may have shared any of the described categories of Personal Information with third parties during the past 12 months as necessary in the following circumstances:
When we share or transfer Personal Information, we do this in accordance with applicable data protection laws and take appropriate safeguards to ensure its integrity and protection.
In addition to disclosures to third parties, we may share Personal Information among the Shearman & Sterling offices in order to provide services to our clients or for our business operations. A list of our offices is available at https://www.shearman.com/contact-us.
It is our policy not to provide your personal data to third parties for those third parties' direct marketing purposes without your consent.
We do not “sell” Personal Information, as “selling” is defined under CCPA.
Where applicable and with certain exceptions, California residents have the following privacy rights under the CCPA:
If you are a California resident and wish to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call 866-408-9293.
Please understand that for certain requests, we are only obliged to respond to verifiable consumer requests and will only fulfill your request or provide you with Personal Information if we can verify your identity and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. If a request is made on your behalf by an agent, we will take appropriate steps to confirm that the agent is properly authorized to make such a request.
Please also understand that we are not obliged to provide you with a copy of Personal Information more than twice in a 12-month period.
We may update this California Consumer Privacy Notice from time to time to reflect changes in legal requirements or our processing practices. Any such changes will be posted on this website, with the date at the top of the privacy notice providing the date it was last updated. Changes to this California notice will be effective upon posting.
If you have any questions or comments about this California Consumer Privacy Notice, or our collection and handling of your Personal Information, please email us at email@example.com, or you may write to us via postal mail at:
Shearman & Sterling
Attn: Director of Data Privacy
9 Appold Street
London EC2A 2AP