Data Privacy

EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD PRIVACY POLICY

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (“Porzio”) is a law firm that provides counseling and representation to its clients. In doing so, Porzio receives personal information from or concerning individuals in the European Union (“EU”) and Switzerland from its clients.  Such personal information may include name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and/or other personal identifying information.  Porzio also collects information from individuals in the EU and Switzerland when such individuals contact Porzio and request information about its services.  Porzio has established a comprehensive privacy program that has been designed to and is intended to protect your data privacy rights.  

Porzio complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from EU member countries and Switzerland. Porzio has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield principles.  If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.


1.    Notice:  When Porzio directly collects personal information from EU and/or Swiss individuals, it, as explained below, advises you about the purposes for which the information is collected and used, and your ability to limit the use and disclosure of such information, and how to contact Porzio.  Specifically, Porzio directly collects personal information from EU and Swiss individuals if you provide personal information to Porzio when you contact us through our website or otherwise seeking information about our services.  If you provide information to us, we will only use that information to contact you about our company and our services.  We will not sell or provide your information to any third party.  By submitting your personal information to us, via our website contact form or otherwise, you are consenting only to us sharing your personal information within Porzio and its subsidiary, company, Porzio Life Sciences, LLC, which also complies with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  For more information about Porzio, please see our website: http://www.pbnlaw.com.  Porzio provides notice in clear and conspicuous language at the time you provide such information to Porzio or as soon as practicable thereafter.  When Porzio receives personal information from its clients, it uses such information consistent with the notices provided by such clients that initially collected the information and the choices made by the individuals from whom the information was collected and in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Shield.  Porzio only uses this personal information to assist its clients.

2.    Choice:  Porzio does not and does not intend to disclose personal information to a non-agent third party. Nor does Porzio use or intend to use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.  However, if Porzio plans to disclose personal information to a non-agent third party or plans to use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it was originally collected, it will contact you via the contact information you provided to Porzio to provide you with the choice of whether to permit such use.  Porzio will not disclose personal information to a non-agent third party or use personal information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected unless you affirmatively consent and opt-in to doing so.  Please use the contact information listed below if you have any questions about this.  

3.    Onward Transfers:  When Porzio transfers personal data to a third party that is acting as an agent, it enters into a written agreement with such third party requiring that the third party provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the relevant principles of the Privacy Shield.  Third parties acting as agents that Porzio engages include, but are not limited to, business partners or consultants that are utilized to assist Porzio perform the services for which it was retained by the client and that Porzio carries out in accordance with the foregoing and pursuant to the purposes for which the information was initially collected.  Porzio does not share data with non-agent third parties.  In cases of onward transfers to third parties of data of EU and/or Swiss individuals received pursuant to the Privacy Shield, Porzio is potentially liable, unless Porzio proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage. Porzio may be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet a national security or law enforcement request.

4.    Access:  Porzio acknowledges that EU and Swiss individuals have the right to access the personal information that it maintains about them.  Porzio will provide individuals with reasonable access to information it has about them upon their request, and Porzio will take reasonable measures to allow for the correction, amendment, or deletion of information that is shown to be incorrect or inaccurate.  You may contact Porzio using the contact information below to learn whether or not Porzio has your personal data subject to this policy, and to request corrections, amendments or deletion of such data. This right applies only to personal information about you and is subject to other limitations as defined by law, or where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks related to the privacy of the individual or where the rights of other individuals would be violated. You will need to provide sufficient identifying information.

5.    Security:  Porzio maintains various safeguards, including physical and electronic and managerial procedures, to protect the security and confidentiality of personal information that it has received.  Porzio takes reasonable precautions to protect against unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure, destruction, or alteration of data in its control.  

6.    Data Integrity:  The personal information uses or processes will be necessary for and related to the purpose for which it was obtained or collected.  Porzio will not use or process the data in a manner that is inconsistent with the reason it was collected or authorized to be used.  Porzio will take reasonable measures to ensure that the data is accurate, complete, current, and reliable for its intended use.  

7.    Enforcement:  Porzio is committed to monitoring and ensuring compliance with this policy and relevant privacy laws and regulations.  Porzio maintains strict confidentiality and security policies with respect to all data it receives that applies to all of its personnel.  In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Porzio commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.  European Union and/or Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Porzio at:

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
100 Southgate Parkway, Morristown, NJ  07962
Attn: Brian P. Sharkey
bpsharkey@pbnlaw.com


Porzio has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.


Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through the above channels, you may have the right, under certain limited conditions, to invoke binding arbitration before a Privacy Shield Panel.


Porzio is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).