Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 4, 2020

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the data collected (“Collected Data”) by or on behalf of Quarles & Brady LLP (“Q&B,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and its vendors through this website (“Site”) and our similar interactions with you at marketing or educational events, and how Collected Data is used and shared. This Policy does not govern our collection and use of information and data that you may provide to us in the course of legal representation which is governed by applicable state ethical rules and guidelines. Providing us Collected Data as set forth below does not create an attorney/client relationship. If you have questions or concerns about this Policy, please contact us.

By using the Site, you acknowledge on behalf of yourself and any organization that you represent (together, “you”) that you have read and understand this Policy. We may modify this Policy at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. Material changes will be conspicuously posted on the Site or otherwise communicated to you.

If you are a California resident, additional information applicable to California residents is below in the Section titled "Your California Privacy Rights."[1]

We Collect Data You Provide

Personal Information. If you elect to provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”) such as your name, company name and title, email, mailing address, or phone number, we will collect, use, and share it pursuant to this Policy and applicable law.

Personal Information is required to use certain Site features, for example, to request information online, RSVP or register for events, contact us via email, phone, or our Contact Us form (where we may retain your message’s content and our response), and to respond to communications from us.

Marketing Communications; Opt Out. If you opt in to receive electronic marketing communications from us, you will need to submit your name and email. We use this data to send you promotional and other electronic communications. We may use third-party providers to deliver communications to you. You may opt out of such emails by using the unsubscribe link in the email or contacting us with your request at [email protected] with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line. Opting out of marketing communications does not opt you out of communications related to transactions that you enter into with us and related transactional communications.

Hosted Events. Q&B hosts in-person and online seminars, webinars, and similar events, which may require registration in advance for attendance. Registration requires you to send us your Personal Information, generally consisting of your name, company name, title, email, phone number and mailing address. We will use this Personal Information for purposes of such registration. If such event is co-hosted with a third party, we will share your Personal Information with the co-host, as well as potentially the event venue (whether in person or online).

Employment Applications. Q&B provides functionality on the Site for users to apply for open employment positions. If you submit employment application materials, we may use the contents to evaluate your qualifications and respond to you. Submission of application materials does not require us to review them or consider you for employment.

Data Automatically Collected

IP Addresses, Cookies, & Similar Tracking Technologies. When you use the Site, we and our Site vendors use technologies such as cookies (i.e., small pieces of data stored on your device’s hard drive by your browser), web beacons, pixel tags, and similar technologies to automatically collect internet protocol addresses assigned to the computers and other devices you use, your internet service provider, device ID number, approximate geographic location, browser type, Site pages visited, websites you access before and after visiting the Site, data related to how and when you use the Site (e.g., date and time stamps, clickstream data, and data about search terms and websites that direct you to the Site), and similar information. We may combine this Collected Data with other Collected Data (including Personal Information) and data obtained from third parties, as further discussed below.

The Site may use session, persistent, and flash cookies (local stored objects) to collect and store data about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Site. Session cookies are used to complete transactions and for other purposes such as counting visits to certain webpages. Session cookies are eliminated when you exit your browser. Persistent cookies may be stored on your computer by your browser. When you log in, persistent cookies tell us if you have visited the Site before or if you are a new visitor.

Flash cookies differ from browser cookies regarding the amount and types of data collected and how the data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove and cannot manage Flash cookies. To learn about managing your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website here.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can disable this function, but disabling cookies may impact your use and enjoyment of the Site. You can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org for more information on managing browser cookies. If you use more than one browser, recall that opting out of cookies on one browser only affects that browser and not any other browser. 

Do Not Track Requests. DUE TO THE AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF DATA USING COOKIES, WE DO NOT HONOR "DO NOT TRACK" REQUESTS.

Analytics. We may occasionally enable and implement various analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, which is an analytics tool provided by Google to collect and process Collected Data consisting of certain telematics about your use of the Site. Google sets and reads cookies to collect such Collected Data and your web browser will automatically send such Collected Data to Google. Google uses this data to provide us with reports that we use to improve the Site’s structure and content.

We may occasionally enable and implement additional add-on services to Google Analytics, such as Demographics and Interest Reporting. Demographics and Interest Reporting uses cookies to collect data about our Site traffic by tracking users across websites and across time to provide us with analytics on our user base.

To learn more about how Google uses data, visit Google’s Privacy Policy and Google’s page on “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.” You may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for each web browser you use. Using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent the use of other analytics tools. To learn more about Google Analytics cookies, visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Sites.

Social Media. We are active on social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube (“Social Media”). Anything you post on Social Media is public information and will not be treated confidentially. We may post (or re-post) on the Site and our Social Media pages any comments or content that you post on our Social Media pages.

Your use of Social Media is governed by the privacy policies and terms of the third parties that own and operate those websites and not by this Policy. We encourage you to review those policies and terms.

Videos; Embedded Content. The Site may contain videos and embedded content provided by Q&B or third parties, including visible content and/or feeds scripts embedded in the Site’s code. Q&B and such third parties (or vendors on our behalf) may collect data about how you interact with such content (e.g., YouTube may collect usage data on videos embedded on the Site as described in YouTube’s Policy). Specifically, our use of YouTube content requires us to implement certain application programming interfaces (APIs) from YouTube, which allow for data collection, disclosure and use by YouTube pursuant to the Google Privacy Policy available here. You may revoke YouTube’s access to your data by visiting the Google security settings page available here. By watching the videos and interacting with such content, you agree to the collection and use of such data.

Data from Other Sources. We obtain data about individuals from various third-party companies and public sources and we may combine that data with Collected Data. This enhances our existing data about our users and customers (e.g., adding address data), which allows us to conduct due diligence prior to entering into a formal relationship with you and improves our marketing efforts.

Online Behavioral Advertising. At this time, except as may be contemplated above, no third party collects Personal Information about your online activities over time or across the internet based on your use of this Site. 

How We Use & Share Collected Data

Beyond the uses and sharing described above, Q&B and its vendors may further use and share Collected Data (including Personal Information) as described below. We do not sell or rent Collected Data except as stated in this Policy and as permitted by applicable law.

Purpose Collected & Communication with You. We use and share Collected Data for the purpose for which it was collected. For example, if you contact us for support or assistance, we may use Collected Data to contact you and assist you with your request. We may use Collected Data to notify you of Site changes (e.g., changes to our Terms of Use or this Policy), and if you opt in, to send you our automated marketing communications, such as regarding Client Alerts, upcoming seminars and other similar marketing communications. In addition, if you apply for a job through the Site or send us a resume or other application materials to apply to work for Q&B, we will use those materials to evaluate your qualifications to work for Q&B and to otherwise consider or respond to your inquiry. Submission of application materials does not ensure we will contact you for employment opportunities.

Vendors & Other Suppliers. We may share Collected Data with third-party vendors, service providers, suppliers, consultants, and agents (including Site management and hosting, marketing and public relations, and email services) that provide content distribution services, legal practice tools, project management tools, contact management tools, or other data processing services to us (e.g., to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of the Site) or otherwise process Collected Data for purposes described in this Policy or communicated to you when we collect such data. The parties described in this paragraph are authorized and may use and disclose Collected Data as needed to provide the applicable services to us and as provided by their own privacy policies.

Co-Hosts. In the event we collect your Collected Data from an event that we co-host with a third party, we will share your Collected Data with such co-host. We are not responsible for any co-host’s use of your data as you may provide it.  

Aggregated Data. We may use Collected Data to create anonymous aggregate data. We may use and share such aggregate data with our vendors, and other third parties to: (1) analyze, develop, and improve the content and services that we make available, (2) inform business strategies, (3) understand the Site’s demographics and user preferences, (4) customize promotional emails and users’ Site experience, and (5) for other lawful purposes.

Compliance, Security & Protection of Rights. We may retain and use Collected Data and share it with third parties if we believe it is needed to operate the Site, meet and maintain our own legal and ethical compliance obligations, or to protect our rights or the rights of others, including sharing data needed to identify, contact, or bring legal action if our contracts, terms, or policies are violated or if required by law.

Business Transactions. All Collected Data is exclusively our property. If we undergo a change or contemplated change in control, acquisition, merger, reorganization, or asset sale, all Collected Data may be transferred, sold, shared, or otherwise shared with potential and actual successors, which will be bound by this Policy as it applies to Collected Data.

With Your Consent. With your consent, we may use or share Collected Data in ways not specifically described in this Policy.

Sales. We do not sell, rent, or loan any of your Personal Information to any third party for money. Regardless, you may notify us at our designated request address below to opt-out of monetary sale of your information. Our designated request address for such requests is at [email protected].

Data We Do Not Intend to Collect via the Site

  1. Special Categories of Personal Information. Special Data” is any data that reveals your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, or that involves genetic or biometric data or data concerning health or sexual orientation. We do not intend to collect any Special Data from you via the Site. Please do not provide Special Data to us via the Site.
  2. Children. We are committed to protecting children’s privacy. The Site is not directed at children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect, use, or share data from children under 13. If a parent or legal guardian learns their child provided us with Personal Information without his or her consent, please contact us.

Data Security

We use commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures to help secure all Collected Data against loss, misuse, and alteration. While we cannot guarantee it, we use industry-standard protections to help safeguard against such occurrences. If a breach of our systems occurs, we will notify you of the breach only if and as required under applicable law.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT NO DATA TRANSMISSION OVER THE INTERNET OR A MOBILE DEVICE CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% SECURE. WHILE WE STRIVE TO PROTECT YOU PERSONAL INFORMATION, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND YOU PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Access from Outside the United States

This Site is operated and maintained by Q&B from the United States and is intended solely for a United States audience. If you access the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that Collected Data will be transferred to, stored in, and processed in the United States. U.S. data protection and related laws may not be as comprehensive as those from where you access the Site.

Third-Party Sites

The Site may link to, or be linked to, websites not controlled by us. We are not responsible for third-parties’ privacy policies or practices. This Policy does not apply to any third-party websites or to any data that you provide to third parties. You should read the privacy policy for each website that you visit.

Access & Update Your Personal Information

To access or update your Personal Information as it exists in our records, please contact us using the information below.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, contact us at:

Quarles & Brady LLP
411 East Wisconsin Ave
Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Attn: Chief Privacy Officer
844-435-7723
[email protected]

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Your California Privacy Rights

Subject to certain limitations, if you are a California resident you may make the following requests with regard to your Personal Information.

Right to Request Disclosure of Categories. You have a right to request access to the following information: (a) the categories of Personal Information we collected about you in the 12-month period prior to your request, (b) the categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected, (c) the business or commercial purpose for which we collected your Personal Information, (d) the categories of Personal Information we disclosed in the 12-month period prior to your request, and (e) the categories of third parties with whom we shared your Personal Information. You also have a right to request disclosure of the categories of Personal Information that we have sold or disclosed for a business purposes in the 12-month period prior to your request, if any, and the categories of third parties to whom we have sold or disclosed it. 

Right to Request Access. In addition, you have a right to request that we disclose to you the specific pieces of Personal Information that we have collected about you in the 12-month period prior to your request.

Right to Request Deletion. You have a right to request that we delete Personal Information we collected about you.

Right to Opt-Out of the Sale. You have the right to request that we do not sell your Personal Information as defined by California law. However, based on current California laws, we do not believe that we sell Personal Information, nor have we sold any Personal Information of an individual under 16 years of age, or any other individual, in the last 12 months.

Non-discrimination. You have a right to exercise the above requests and we will not discriminate against you for exercising these rights.

How to Exercise Your Rights. To exercise your rights described in this Policy, you may submit your request to us by contacting us at any of the following:

844-435-7723
[email protected]

Who May Exercise Your Rights. You may make a request to exercise the above rights on behalf of yourself or on behalf of a child if you are a parent or legal guardian of the child. In addition, you may authorize an agent to exercise your rights on your behalf, if you provide the agent with written permission and if the agent is a business entity, provided the agent is registered with the California Secretary of State. If an authorized agent contacts us to exercise the above rights, we will need to verify their identity as well as your identity. We will also require proof of your written authorization to the agent to be your agent and to make the specific request submitted, unless the agent is subject to a Power of Attorney under California probate laws. If the agent is a Power of Attorney under California probate laws, we may require evidence of that status. 

Verification of Your Request. Once we receive your request, we will contact you to confirm receipt of your request. In addition, we may contact you to provide us with additional information to allow us to verify your identity based on the Personal Information we have in our systems. In order to verify your request, you must provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person that is the subject of the Personal Information you have requested. This information may vary depending on the Personal Information we already have. Certain types of requests may require additional verification to ensure you are who you say you are. If you have used an agent to make your request, we will also need to verify the identity of the agent. Verification of your request may require you, or your agent if applicable, to sign a declaration verifying identity under penalty of perjury. We may deny your request as permitted by law, if we are unable to verify your identity, or if an agent makes the request on your behalf, if we are unable to verify their identity or proof of their authorization.

When We Will Respond. We will respond to a request to opt-out of the sales of data within 15 business days. For all other requests, we will confirm receipt of your request within 10 business days and we will try to respond to your request within 45 calendar days. If we require additional time to respond, we will inform you of the reason and may take an additional 45 calendar days to respond. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request. We may charge a fee to process or respond to your request if it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded.

Based on the categories required by California law, below are the lists of Personal Information collected, where they are sourced, why they are collected, and if we disclose them, the categories of service providers or other third parties to whom we disclose them:

Although the categories of information above are collected for the designated purposes, Personal Information may be otherwise used for the purposes set forth in this Policy. We do not believe we sell Personal Information as defined by applicable law.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Policy, contact us at:

Quarles & Brady LLP
411 East Wisconsin Ave
Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53202
844-435-7723 [email protected]


[1] Your California Privacy Rights