Effective Date: January 1, 2023
This Policy expressly does not apply to information provided to us in the course of our attorney-client relationships or protected by confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine, or any other applicable privilege or protection.
Nothing in this Policy should be construed to create an attorney-client relationship with visitors to our website or, conversely, to detract from any of the protections resulting from such relationships.
Please read this Policy carefully before you use our Site, communicate with us through the Site, or visit our offices. The practices described in this Policy are subject to applicable laws in the places in which we operate. By accessing the Site, communicating with us through the Site, or visiting our offices, you are accepting the terms of this Policy, which may be updated and amended from time to time.
What Information Do We Collect From Or About You On The Site And How Do We Collect That Information?
Depending on how you interact with us, we may collect several types of information about you from various sources, including:
- Like many websites, our server logs collect information regarding your operating system, browser software, IP (Internet Protocol) address, and the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our website, including date and time.
- You may choose to email us through the email links provided on the “Contact Us” page on the Site. If you do so, the information you share will include your email address and the information you choose to include in your email.
- When you visit our offices, we may collect your name, the date and times you visited, and who you were here to see. We may also use security technologies, such as security cameras, to enhance the physical security of our offices. If you use our guest wireless network, we may also log information about your use of that service for network administration, analysis, troubleshooting, and other operational purposes.
How Do We Use Your Information?
Munger Tolles may use the information described above for multiple purposes, including:
- Operating the Site, including for Site logging, Site administration, Site improvement, internal operations, troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, and research;
- Responding to your requests for information;
- Enforcing this Policy and our other policies and procedures and to protect our rights;
- Protecting our Site and operations against fraud, unauthorized access attempts, identity theft, or other unlawful activities;
- Maintaining the physical security of our offices;
- Protecting the rights, privacy, safety or property of you and others.
To Whom Do We Disclose Your Information?
Munger Tolles may share your information in several ways, including:
- Service providers and contractors. As discussed above, we may disclose your information to service providers or contractors who assist us with online applications, website traffic monitoring and analysis, or other operations. It is possible that these entities may use information collected through your use of the Site, or through services that the Site links to, in combination with information those entities collect over time and across different web sites. We suggest you review these other entities’ privacy policies or notices at the links provided above. Additionally, if you plan to visit our offices, we may share your name and planned date and time of visit with building security to facilitate your visit.
- In a business transfer. We may disclose your information as part of a business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition involving Munger Tolles.
- For legal process and protection. We may disclose your information to satisfy any law, regulation, legal process, governmental request, or where we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to:
- Enforce or apply agreements, or initiate, render, bill, and collect for our services;
- Protect our rights or interests, property or safety or that of others;
- In connection with claims, disputes, or litigation – in court or elsewhere;
- Protect users of our Site and others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of such services;
- Use the information in case of emergency.
Links To Other Entities’ Sites
Our Site may contain links to other entities’ websites and services. Please note that these links are provided for your convenience and information and to assist us in collecting information related, for example, to job and scholarship applications. The websites and services may operate independently from us and have their own privacy policies or notices, which we suggest you review.
Do Not Track
When you use our Websites, service providers or contractors may collect information about your online activities. Some browsers support a “Do Not Track” or Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) feature, which is intended to be a signal to websites that you do not wish to be tracked across different websites you visit or that you do not wish to have your information Sold or Shared for Cross-Context Behavioral Advertising. Our websites are not currently set up to respond to “Do Not Track” signals and do not currently change the way they operate based upon detection of a “Do Not Track” or similar signal. Likewise, because we do not sell or share Personal Information of our website visitors to Third Parties for purposes of Cross-Context Behavioral Advertising, our website does not respond to GPC signals.
Munger Tolles reserves the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on the Site and update the notice’s effective date. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Privacy Notice for California Residents
Effective Date: December 26, 2019
Information We Collect
Personal Information Collected (By Categories Set Forth In CCPA). During the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information about California Consumers (including, but not limited to, customers, job applicants and/or employees) through the Site or another source:
- Identifiers (including, for example, names, email addresses, postal addresses, and IP addresses);
- “Personal Information” as defined in California Civil Code section 1798.80, subsection (e) (such as names, address, and telephone numbers);
- Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law;
- Commercial information (such as records of services provided);
- Biometric information, defined in the CCPA to include an individual’s biological characteristics that can be used singly or in combination with other identifying data, to establish individual identity (for example, images recorded on security video);
- Internet or other electronic network activity information (such as website usage details, IP addresses, or the equipment used to access our network);
- Geolocation data (for example, the office in which an employee works or that a client visited);
- Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information (such as images recorded on security video);
- Education information (for example, if you choose to apply for employment with us);
- Professional or employment-related information (for example, if you choose to apply for employment with us or are employed by Munger Tolles);
- Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a consumer reflecting, for example, the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, or predispositions (for example, a client’s billing preferences).
Personal Information Disclosed For A Business Purpose To Third Parties
Munger Tolles’ general practice is to disclose website users’ or office visitors’ Personal Information only to service providers and contractors, and not to “Third Parties,” as the CCPA defines that phrase. During the preceding 12 months, we have not disclosed personal information about California Consumers to such Third Parties.
Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides California Consumers with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that Munger Tolles disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information. The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
- If we sold your Personal Information, the categories of Personal Information that each category of recipient purchased; and
- If we disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, the categories of Personal Information that each category of recipient obtained.
To make such a request, you may either call (866) 967-1414 or submit a request here: https://www.mto.com/about-us/data-subject-request. Please note that your request is subject to verification, and that we are not obligated to provide personal information in response to such a request if a consumer makes more than two requests in a 12-month period. In order to verify that you are the consumer to whom the personal information relates, we may request certain information from you. To obtain information about categories of Personal Information, we may request that you submit two data points that match data points that we maintain about you and that we determine are reliable for purposes of verifying your identity. To obtain specific pieces of information we may have about you, we may request that you submit at least three pieces of Personal Information that we can match to information we maintain along with a signed declaration under penalty of perjury.
Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that Munger Tolles delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. To make such a request, you may either call (866) 967-1414 or submit a request here: https://www.mto.com/about-us/data-subject-request. Please note that your request is subject to verification. The type of verification we may require will depend on the nature of the information that you seek to delete.
We also reserve the right to deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
- Complete the transaction for which the Personal Information was collected;
- Provide a service requested by you;
- Continue the ongoing business relationship with you within the reasonably anticipated context of that relationship; Perform a contract between you and Munger Tolles;
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another California resident to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws;
- To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of you based on your relationship with us; Comply with legal obligations;
- Otherwise to be used internally in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the Personal Information; or
- Provide employment and related benefits.
Right To Opt Out Or Opt In
If you are a California consumer, you have the right to opt out of having your personal information sold to Third Parties. Our current practice is to not sell your Personal Information for monetary or other valuable consideration and we have not done so in the preceding 12 months.
If you are a California consumer under the age of 16 but at least 13, you have the right to only have your information sold if you opt in and affirmatively authorize the sale of your personal information; if a California-resident child is less than 13, then the child’s parent or guardian must opt in and affirmatively authorize the sale of personal information. Our website is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. Munger Tolles does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age.
We also do not knowingly sell any Personal Information, including that of Consumers under age 16, to any Third Party.
Right Of Non-Discrimination
You have a right to exercise your rights under the CCPA without being subject to discrimination, including, but not limited to, by:
- Denying you goods or services.
- Charging you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- Providing you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- Suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
This right does not prohibit a business from charging a consumer a different price or rate, or from providing a different level or quality of goods or services, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to the business by the consumer’s data. In certain instances, we may need your information. For example, when you apply for a position with us, we may need the information provided on your resume to evaluate your application for employment. If you request that we delete this information, we may not be able to consider your application.
The Right to Correct Inaccurate Personal Information
A Consumer has the right to request a business that maintains inaccurate Personal Information about the consumer to correct that inaccurate Personal Information, taking into account the nature of the Personal Information and the purposes of the processing of the Personal Information.
To make such a request, you may either call (866) 967-1414 or submit a request here: https://www.mto.com/about-us/data-subject-request The type of verification we may require will depend on the nature of the information that you seek to correct.
The Right to Opt-Out of Data Sharing
You have the right to opt out of having your personal information shared with Third Parties for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising. Our current practice is to not share Personal Information for monetary or other valuable consideration with Third Parties for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising and we have not done so in the preceding 12 months.
The Right to Limit the Use and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information (SPI)
California Consumers have the right to direct a business that collects SPI about the consumer to limit its use of that SPI to that use which is necessary to perform the services or provide the goods reasonably expected by an average consumer who requests such goods or services for for other purposes specified in the CCPA and its implementing regulations. Other than the use or disclosure of SPI to perform the services or provide the goods reasonably expected by an average consumer who requests such goods or services, to perform the services set forth in California Civil Code § 1798.140(e)(2), (4), (5), or (8), or as otherwise authorized by regulations adopted pursuant to Civil Code § 1798.185(a)(19)(C), we do not use or disclose sensitive personal information.
Changes to this Notice
We reserve the right to change this Notice at any time. The “Effective Date” heading at the top of this Notice indicates when it was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised notice on our website.