Welcome to Shipman & Goodwin LLP.

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is a law firm with offices located in Connecticut, New York, and attorneys licensed to practice law in many jurisdictions We understand how important your privacy and the protection of your personal data and information is to you. This Website Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) explains what information we collect, how it is used and your options as you interact with our websites. By using our websites, you agree to this policy.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, please direct your questions through the “How to Contact Us” section at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Scope of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of Shipman & Goodwin LLP’s public-facing websites that have this Privacy Policy available in the website’s footer (collectively, the “Websites”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other program or service of Shipman & Goodwin LLP. In particular, this Privacy Policy applies to the following:





Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is entered into by and between you and Shipman & Goodwin LLP (“we,” “us,” or “our”). This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of the Websites. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Websites. By using the Websites, you accept and agree to be bound by and abide by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use found at https://www.shipmangoodwin.com/terms-of-use.html and incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, then you should not access or use the Websites.

Your Consent

By using this Website, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of information as described in this Privacy Policy. By providing us with an email address, you agree that we may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.

Information That We Collect

When you visit our Websites, we may collect information from you two ways. First, you may voluntarily provide information to us, such as by completing an online form. Second, we may automatically collect information from you, such as information regarding your visit to our Websites. Each of these is described more fully below.

Information You Voluntarily Provide:

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide in response to requests we may make at various places and through various mechanisms on the Website. The personal information we collect is business-oriented data and is usually limited to contact information necessary for the relationship, such as name, company name, job title, and email address. We may collect such information, for example, when you fill out and submit a form, such as if you register for an event, register to receive a newsletter or email communications, when you submit an inquiry or request to us using a form or e-mail address link on the Website, and when you send an email to us. In such case, we will collect whatever personal information you voluntarily provide in response to our request.

Information We Collect Automatically:

As you browse through the Websites, we may automatically collect certain information about you which may include: (a) the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (b) the browser software you use and your operating system; (c) the Internet address of the website from which you linked to the Websites; (d) the Internet address of the device you used to access the Websites and the location from which such access occurred; and (e) the time(s) when you accessed the Websites.

To enable us to collect this information, we use various “cookies.” Cookies are small data files that online services can store on, and retrieve from, a user’s computer or mobile device through the user’s web browser. The information is stored and retrievable either for the duration of a website visit (known as “session cookies”), or until some later point in time set by the website setting the cookie (known as “persistent cookies”).

Examples of information we and our service providers collect include how often someone visits our Websites and what they do while visiting. We and our service providers use this information to understand how our visitors use different Website services, pages and resources and to help us improve the Websites.

Most internet browsers accept cookies by default, but you can modify your browser preferences to block or restrict cookies if you do not want your web browsing activity tracked. Please note that if you choose to change cookie settings you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Websites. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. Further, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

We are not responsible for the effectiveness or compliance of third party opt-out mechanisms or programs. Please note that if you delete your cookies or upgrade your browser after having opted out, you will need to opt out again. Further, if you use multiple browsers or devices you will need to opt out on each browser or device. You can access the information on this Site without enabling cookies in your browser but disabling cookies may result in a diminished ability to take advantage of the services and related informational content on this Site.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may disclose the information you provide to us or which we collect about you to:

  • Provide services, operate the Websites, and help us improve the services we offer and the Websites
  • Personalize your experience and inform you about the services in which you have indicated an interest
  • Improve Website offerings and send you information and updates
  • Respond to your questions and requests
  • Provide you with certain services or information you request, such as sending you our newsletters or information about our events
  • For any other purpose we describe when we collect your information or to which you consent.
  • As otherwise permitted or required by law.

How We Disclose the Information We Collect

We may disclose the information you provide to us or which we collect about you to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • We may disclose the information to third parties who we have engaged to help us provide services or operate the Websites.
  • If the ownership of our business changes or we need to transfer assets relating to the Websites to a third party, we may transfer the information to the new owner.
  • We may provide third parties with aggregate statistics about our visitors, traffic patterns and related site information. These data reflect site-usage patterns gathered during visits to the Websites, but they do not contain information that personally identifies you.
  • We may disclose the information if required to do so by law or on the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our sites; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the sites or our users, or (c) act to protect the personal safety of us, users of the sites or the public.
  • We may disclose the information if the disclosure is otherwise permitted or required by law.
  • For any other purpose we describe when we collect your information or to which you consent.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Website may contain links to other third party websites (including but not limited to publications containing articles written by and about our attorneys and organizations where our attorneys are speaking and/or participating in community, service or bar activities), all of which are separate legal entities whose information practices may be different from ours. This Privacy Policy does not cover any such third party websites. If you provide personal information to such third party websites all information you disclose will be subject to the Privacy Policy and practices of such third parties. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of such third parties and, therefore, you should review the specific policies posted on those websites prior to submitting personal information to them.

Our Vendors

Shipman & Goodwin LLP has engaged certain vendors to help us operate our Websites and provide certain functions and services through the Websites. These vendors may have their own privacy policies. If so, you will be offered a link to those privacy policies prior to using the relevant function or service.

Data Security

Shipman & Goodwin LLP is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information you provide to us via the Websites and that we collect. We use reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to your information.

Although we work hard to protect your personal information, Shipman & Goodwin LLP cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through online applications, and you do so at your own risk.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or enforce our agreements.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting children’s privacy on the internet, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Changes to This Policy

Shipman & Goodwin LLP has the right to change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice, so please review it periodically to keep informed of any changes. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about how we collect, use or protect your personal information, please contact us as listed below.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Websites or this Privacy Policy you may contact us at info@goodwin.com.

Last Revised

January 14, 2021