Your use of this website signifies your acceptance of the terms of this privacy policy and the accompanying terms of use, which are incorporated herein by this reference. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the website.

This privacy policy is designed to inform you about what personally identifiable information (“PII”) this blog collects, and what will be done with it. PII is understood to refer to information that would allow you to be identified or contacted, such as your name, physical address, e-mail address or telephone number.

You are not required to submit PII to use this blog. You may elect to provide PII to Horvitz by means of e-mail or other communication. Such PII will be used for the purpose for which submitted, and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent or under the special circumstances described below.  Horvitz may elect to use your PII to provide you with law firm publications, event invitations or other mailings that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of such mailings, submit corrections to your PII, or have your PII removed from Horvitz’s contact database by contacting us.

Like most websites, the server upon which this site resides automatically collects basic data about your visit to this site, including your computer’s IP address, your web browser type, operating system type, and what pages linked you to this site. We refer to this server-collected information as “traffic data.” Horvitz may utilize such aggregated traffic data to interpret the usefulness and popularity of the blog, and to develop improvements to it. Horvitz may make traffic data available to employees, contractors or other third parties to the extent necessary for them to perform certain site-related services on Horvitz’s behalf.

This site may make use of temporary or “session” cookies in order to enable the basic functionality of the site. Third-party links may appear on the site and, if so, those third-parties may set and access cookies on your computer. Those organizations will have their own privacy policies that govern their use of any PII. Most web browsers have the capability of rejecting cookies, and if you are concerned about their usage, you are encouraged to avail yourself of that technology. Please be advised, however, that this site may not function properly for you without cookies.

Your PII is not shared with third parties except under very specific circumstances. Those circumstances include (1) situations in which you have given your express consent; (2) when a service provided on the site requires that PII be shared with a service provider that has agreed not to disclose the information to third parties; (3) pursuant to a lawful request by a court of competent jurisdiction or upon presentation of a valid law enforcement warrant; (4) to protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights or property of Horvitz, and (5) in urgent circumstances, to protect personal or public safety.

Children under 13 years old are not the target audience for this site. To protect their privacy, Horvitz prohibits the solicitation of personal information from these children.

Horvitz reserves the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way your personal information is used will be posted here.