Privacy Policy

Kirkland and Ellis Alumni Network
Privacy Statement
Last Updated: January 22, 2013


General

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("Kirkland," "we," or "us") respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Statement explains what type of information we collect in connection with your use of the Alumni Network website (the "Site"), what we do with the information you provide, and how you can access your information.

The Site is located and operated in the United States. By providing information in connection with the Site, you consent to the transfer to, and storage of, your information in the United States, the laws of which may not be as stringent as the laws in the country in which you reside.

Information Collected

This Site collects personal information about your professional activities that you submit to us. We connect this information with your employment history with Kirkland.

We collect your personal information in the following ways:

  • In connection with your registration on the Site, such as your name, company, job title, address and email address. You have the opportunity to provide this information directly or import it from a third party website, such as LinkedIn.
  • When you include additional information on your profile, such as skills, education and employment history.
  • When you post information on the Site, such as an article or job posting.


The information that you make available through your public profile on the Site, post in a public forum on the Site, or provide to other members or in response to a posting ("Public Information") is accessible by others. Kirkland is not liable for the access, use, misuse or sharing of Public Information.

Cookies

By using this Site you consent to the use of cookies. The Site uses cookies to remember you as you navigate through the Site and return to the Site, to track usage on the Site and to improve the quality of our service. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases doing so may affect your ability to use the Site. Information collected via cookies may include the URL of the site from which you came, the internet protocol ("IP") address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, your mobile device (including your UDID) and mobile operating system (if you are accessing the Site using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier.

Uses of personal information

We use the personal information collected by the Site for the following purposes:

  • To enable other users to search for and locate you via the directory;
  • To research and analyze our users' demographics, interests and behavior in an aggregated form to better understand and serve our users and improve our site and its offerings;
  • To contact you periodically with communications about events, publications or employment opportunities with Kirkland; and
  • To address other purposes, which we would always describe to you when we collect the information.


Sharing of Information

Except as stated herein, we will not share your information unless we state so at the time of collection. We may share your information with affiliates and third parties who assist us by providing services related to the Site, including, but not limited to, database management, e-mail distribution and website management.

In the unlikely event that all or substantially all of our assets relating to the Site are sold or transferred to another party, your information may be transferred to this acquiring entity. Finally, we may disclose your information to third parties in order to (i) comply with law and law enforcement agencies, (ii) to protect our rights in or the safety of the Site, or (iii) to protect the safety or rights of other users of the Site.

We may provide links to third party sites. We have no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices or the content of any such sites. These linked sites are only for your convenience and you, therefore, access them at your own risk. Any information you provide to these sites is subject to the third party site’s own policies.

Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You

You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to the Site. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting us by one of the methods set forth below. We will use reasonable efforts to respond to your request within 10 days. Please note, however that information you have shared with others, or that other users have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion.

Data Retention

We will retain and use your information as necessary to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce this Agreement.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Statement at any time, with or without advance notice. Using the Site after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.

Security

We implement a variety of security measures to protect your personal information on our systems. Notwithstanding our efforts to protect your information, no security system is completely impenetrable, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply to us will not be intercepted while in transit to us over the Internet.

How to contact us

Should you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please send us an email at alumni@kirkland.com, send a written notification to Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 300 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654, Attn: Human Resources-Alumni Engagement Program, or call us at (312) 862-2871.