Last updated: November 2023
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 Shearman & Sterling, a partnership through which we practice in Hong Kong. Shearman & Sterling LLP also practices in Saudi Arabia in association with a Saudi firm, Dr. Sultan Almasoud & Partners, and in Italy in association with Studio Legale Associato Shearman & Sterling LLP.
For additional information about our data practices: Please see our main Privacy Notice.
The Personal Information that we may collect (and 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:
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:
How to Exercise CCPA Rights
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.
To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with your request. If you would like to designate an agent, please send an email from your own address to email@example.com indicating the name and email address of your agent. If you request access to or deletion of your personal information, we may require you to provide any of the following information:
In addition, if you ask us to provide you with specific pieces of personal information, we will also require you to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the consumer whose personal information is the subject of the request.
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. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may write to us via postal mail at:
Shearman & Sterling
Attn: Director of Data Privacy
9 Appold Street
London EC2A 2AP