Providing your personal information is not required in general to use a HBG site. However, certain services to which you may subscribe (such as client alerts and updates or event registration) may require you to provide certain personal information, which HBG will use to respond to your inquiries or to transmit requested publications or items that we believe may be relevant to you. You may also receive periodically other mailings (in hard copy or digitally) related to HBG events, seminars or services that may be of interest to you. If you no longer wish to receive such materials or want your personal information removed from HBG’s database, please contact our administrator at [email protected].
If you are not already a current client of HBG, do not include any confidential, secret or otherwise sensitive information in communications with the firm. Absent such a relationship between you and the firm, HBG does not have a duty or a legal obligation to keep confidential any information that you provide to us. Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to HBG will not be considered confidential or secret, may be disclosed to others, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with HBG.
We may use the foregoing information internally to help us improve our sites and the services that we provide through them, and we may provide such information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designers to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain site-related services (e.g., web hosting or maintenance services) on the firm’s behalf. HBG also reserves the right to disclose such information to any third party if we believe that we are required to do so by law, to comply with legal processes or governmental requests, to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of our websites or our network, and/or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the firm, users of our sites, or the public.