Privacy Policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Ropes & Gray collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, Ropes & Gray may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Ropes & Gray’s website choose to interact with the website in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Ropes & Gray collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. Ropes & Gray does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Ropes & Gray may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Ropes & Gray may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Ropes & Gray discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Ropes & Gray's behalf or to provide services available at Ropes & Gray's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Ropes & Gray’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ropes & Gray will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Ropes & Gray also reserves the right to disclose such information to another law firm in the event of a merger or other combination with such firm.  Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ropes & Gray discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Ropes & Gray believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ropes & Gray, third parties, or the public at large. Ropes & Gray uses reasonable measures to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Transfers of information across borders

Any information that you provide to us through the use of this website may be stored and processed in, and transferred between, any of the countries in which Ropes & Gray and its agents, contractors and affiliated organizations have offices, in order to enable Ropes & Gray to use that information as set out in this Privacy Policy. For visitors to Ropes & Gray’s website who are based in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), you should be aware that information which you provide to Ropes & Gray may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA.

How We Use E-mail

When you provide your e-mail address to Ropes & Gray, we may periodically send you relevant alerts and newsletters by e-mail. To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from Ropes & Gray or click on a link included in one of these emails, if your computer supports such capabilities. Instructions on how to unsubscribe are included in each e-mail.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information, including a unique reference code, that a website stores on a visitor’s computer when visiting a website and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. A number of cookies we use will last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies last longer and are used to recognize your computer when you return to the site.

Ropes & Gray uses cookies to help us deliver a consistent and smooth browsing experience to visitors, to record website access preferences and to recognize visitors and collect statistical information about how visitors use the website (such as the pages they visit and from which website they arrived). We use this information to update and improve the website and enhance the browsing experience.

By proceeding through Ropes & Gray's website, you understand and agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookies Policy. The policy also explains how Ropes & Gray's visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers can manage their choices. Please note that the drawback to restricting cookies is that certain features of Ropes & Gray’s website may not function properly and you may not be able to take full advantage of the site.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Ropes & Gray may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Ropes & Gray's sole discretion. Ropes & Gray encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.