Who we are
Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP (the “firm”) is a professional partnership that is committed to providing high-quality legal services while protecting the privacy of confidential information and complying with the rules of professional conduct related to confidential client information. The firm is located at 900 Third Avenue, 21st floor, New York, NY 10022. Our website address iswww.cwsny.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We may use Personal Information in various lawful ways, such as for example:
- to contact you and respond to your requests and inquiries
- to personalize your use of our website and to assist you while using the site
- to carry out, monitor and analyze our business or website operations
- to conduct recruiting and selection
- to provide you with legal services, if you are or become a client of the firm, and otherwise deal with you, and administer the matters you instruct us on
- to contact you (unless you tell us that you prefer us not to) regarding legal or law firm developments that may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive these communications, you may unsubscribe from such electronic marketing communications
- to enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds
- to comply with applicable laws, regulations, guidance or professional obligations to which we may be subject.
Confidentiality, Security, and Retention of Personal Information
Consistent with our professional obligations, the firm takes great care with the information entrusted to us by our clients. We maintain reasonable and appropriate, albeit not infallible, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information, including that provided by a visitor to this website. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work. We may retain information provided by you, including Personal Information, for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, or to achieve the purposes for which the information was originally collected.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information
We do not disclose Personal Information to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances, such as disclosures to agents or contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. Consistent with our professional obligations, we may provide Personal Information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law.
A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. The firm’s website uses session cookies to track your activities on the website. Session cookies are temporary and expire and are normally deleted when you close your browser. Cookies are often used in conjunction with other technologies, such as web beacons, to understand behavior on the internet. Similarly, we may use or receive reporting from tracking scripts that recognize unique cookies issued by another website. These tracking scripts are not used to gather information on your use of the internet unrelated to the firm, and they do not identify you unless you choose to provide Personal Information to the firm.
Although the firm uses the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provider to use Personal Information about the users of our website.
“Do Not Track” signals are options available on your browser to tell operators of websites that you do not wish to have your online activity tracked. Our website operates no differently if these “Do Not Track” signals are enabled or disabled. Our website does not allow any third parties to collect Personal Information about your online activities over time or across websites for their own purposes.
Embedded content from other websites
We use the plugin AddToAny for sharing our posts on social media. AddToAny is compatible with the European General Data Protection Regulation by default. By design, AddToAny does not store personal data. Our technology vendors are GDPR-compliant, and may temporarily store an IP address and set a client cookie for security purposes.
The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
As IP anonymization is activated on our website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states in agreement with the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by a Google server in the USA. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to website and internet use to us. The IP address transferred through your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.
In addition, this website uses the Analytics feature UserID to track interaction data. This User ID will be additionally anonymized and encrypted and will not be linked with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.
In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Further information and Google‘s applicable privacy regulations can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/ The following link provides a further explanation of Google Analytics https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.
Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports relating to demographics and interests and reports on Google Display Network impressions. You can disable Google Analytics for display advertising and customize the ads on the Google Display Network by visiting the ad settings at this link: https://adssettings.google.com.
Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. Through this service so-called website tags can be managed centrally via a user interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. No cookies are used and no personal information is collected.
However, Google Tag Manager will not access these data. If deactivation has been implemented for certain domains / websites or cookies, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags as far as they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.
In order to respect the privacy of minors, the firm does not knowingly collect, maintain or process Personal Information submitted online via our website by anyone under the age of 18. To the extent the firm collects Personal Information on minors in the context of one of the purposes mentioned above, the firm will only do so with the appropriate consent or as otherwise permitted under applicable laws.
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without advance notice. Should any new policy go into effect for our website, the firm will post it on this website.
If you have any privacy-specific concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.