Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 1, 2021

This Online Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) explains how Baker & Hostetler LLP (“BakerHostetler” or “we” / “our” / “us”) collects, uses, shares, and otherwise processes the personal information we collect through our website at and via associated BakerHostetler-provided content, such as our blogs, podcasts, or practice-specific resources (the “Site”). By using our Site and providing your personal information to us, you give us permission to process your personal information as described in this Policy. This Policy does not apply to personal information that BakerHostetler collects in other contexts, such as through client engagements and in-person events.

California residents may obtain additional information about our privacy practice and their rights in our California Privacy Notice, available at

Information We Collect

Information You Provide Directly. When you use our Site, you may choose to provide certain personal information, information that can be used to identify you individually, including name, contact details, and professional information, such as your employer. For example, BakerHostetler collects your personal information when you subscribe to receive our alerts and communications, register for one of our events, or contact us with questions. If you submit personal information on behalf of someone else, you are representing that you have that individual’s permission to submit their personal information to us.

Information Collected Automatically. BakerHostetler, and the vendors we work with, automatically collect certain personal information about you when you access or use our Site employing various tools and technologies, including cookies, web server logs, and other tracking technologies. Automatically collected information may include information about our Site visitors and how they use our Site, such as IP addresses, device identifiers, browser characteristics, operating system details, referring URLs, and pages or content viewed. We may use the following technologies to collect information about our visitors automatically:

  • Cookies – Cookies are small data files that your web browser stores on your computer. Cookies may allow a website to recognize a user’s device, record user preferences, track the pages a user visits on the website, and identify the referral website.
  • Log Information – Log information is data about your use of the Service, such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, and may be stored in log files.
  • Other Tracking Technologies – Web beacons (“tracking pixels” or “internet tags” or “clear gifs”) are small graphic images embedded in web pages and email messages that can be used, for example, to count the number of visitors on a website, to see how users interact with pages on the website, or to count how frequently certain content is viewed. Embedded scripts use programming code to collect similar information about your interactions with the Site. Embedded scripts are temporary and only active while you are interacting with our Site.

Most web browsers accept cookies by default, but you may be able to adjust your browser settings to remove or reject cookies. Our Site uses both session ID cookies and tracking cookies. Session ID cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Site and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies help us understand how you use the Site and enhance your user experience. Please note that blocking cookies on our Site may affect the availability and functionality of the Site and other websites. Also, disabling cookies may invalidate opt-outs that use cookies to recognize devices that have opted out.

Your web browser may have settings that allow you to transmit a “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites or use online services. Like many websites, our Site is not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, visit

We use third-party analytics services to help us understand and analyze how our visitors use the Site. We have implemented Google Analytics Advertising features such as interest-based advertising, behavioral reporting, demographics and interests reporting, user segment analysis, and device reporting. We and our vendors may use first-party cookies or other first-party identifiers as well as third-party cookies or other third-party identifiers to deliver advertisements, create a profile of you, measure your interests, detect your demographics and location, identify your device, and personalize content. For more information about how Google Analytics uses data collected through the Site, visit To opt out of Google Analytics cookies, visit: and

BakerHostetler is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties, including our vendors providing analytics and other tracking technologies associated with our Site. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with their privacy policies and other provided information.

Information We Collect From Other Sources. We may combine information that we collect about you on our Site, including information collected automatically, with information we obtain from others. To the extent we combine information that we collect automatically or that we obtain from others with personal information you provide to us, we will treat the combined information as personal information in accordance with this Policy. When you submit information to another party, you are solely subject to that party’s terms of use and privacy policies. BakerHostetler is not responsible or liable for the accuracy of the information provided by other parties or for third-party policies or practices.

How We Use Personal Information

We may use personal information we collect through the Site for various purposes including:

  • Communicating with you, including responding to your requests or inquiries;
  • Marketing and advertising our services and expertise;
  • Monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities of Site visitors;
  • Improving our Site and our visitors’ online experience, including tailoring our content;
  • Preventing, investigating, identifying, or taking any other action regarding any suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity or other activity that violates our policies;
  • Complying with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and legal processes as well as our company policies; and
  • Any other purposes, as allowed by law or with your consent.
Information We Share With Others

We may share your personal information with our business partners and vendors providing services on our behalf. We may also share your personal information as follows:

  • To comply with the law, law enforcement, other legal process, or in response to a government request;
  • To prevent or detect fraud and other violations of the law and our policies;
  • To protect rights, property, life, health, security, and safety;
  • In connection with any proposed or actual business transaction, including business financing; merger, purchase, sale, or any other type of acquisition or transaction; or a transfer of all or a portion of our assets or business;
  • With your consent or at your direction;
  • For any purpose disclosed at the time you provide your information; and
  • For any other purpose consistent with our statements in this Policy or otherwise allowed by applicable law.
Links to Other Websites

Our Site includes links to websites operated by other companies. When you follow these links, you may be subject to the cookies and other tracking technologies used by those companies, which may independently collect information about you. The other companies also may solicit personal information directly from you. This Policy does not apply to other companies’ websites, which may have their own privacy policies or notices that you should review to understand how they may collect, use, or disclose your personal information. BakerHostetler is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any linked websites that it does not control.

Certain features of our Site may permit you to initiate interactions between BakerHostetler and other platforms like social networks operated by unaffiliated companies. If you choose to “like” or share content or other information on a social media platform, that information may be publicly displayed, and the company operating the other platform may receive information about you and your use of our Site. Similarly, if you interact with us through social media, we may have access to information about you from the social media platform. Please note that if you mention BakerHostetler, or comment about or in response to us, in your post on a social media platform, that platform may allow us to publish your post on our Site. In addition, we may receive information about you when that information is accessible through another user’s social media. For example, if a user on a social media platform gives us access to their profile and connections, and you are a connection of that user, we may be able to obtain information about you. You should review the terms, policies, and settings of any social media platforms you use to learn more about their data practices and/or adjust your privacy settings.

Data Security

BakerHostetler takes reasonable measures to protect the personal information we collect from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet and other online interactions are not completely secure, and BakerHostetler cannot guarantee the security of your personal information collected through our Site.

Your Choices

Email Communications. You can opt out of receiving email communications from BakerHostetler at any time by following the instructions provided in emails to click on the unsubscribe link. Please note that your opt-out is limited to the email address used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions. If you opt out of only certain communications, other subscription communications may continue. Even if you opt out of receiving marketing communications, BakerHostetler may continue to send you non-marketing communications, such as communications about events you have signed up to attend, information you explicitly request, or your business relationship with BakerHosteter.

Analytics and Advertising Tracking Technologies. You may limit some interest-based advertising by submitting opt-outs. Certain vendors that perform advertising-related services for us may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To learn more about how you can exercise choices regarding interest-based advertising, visit Some of our vendors also may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about NAI and your opt-out options, see Please be aware that opting out only means that members of DAA or NAI should no longer deliver certain types of interest-based advertising to you. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads. Also, your opt-outs are browser based and may not work on other devices or browsers, or if you subsequently erase your cookies, which can deactivate your DAA and NAI opt-outs. BakerHostetler is not responsible for the effectiveness and accuracy of these opt-out options or programs.

Information For Visitors From Outside the United States

BakerHostetler is based in the United States and governed by U.S. law. If you are accessing our Site from outside of the United States, please be aware that personal information collected through the Site will be processed in the United States. Data protection laws in the United States are likely different from those of your country of residence. By submitting your personal information through our Site, you acknowledge that your personal information will be processed in the United States in accordance with this Policy. Visitors residing outside the United States may contact us at for more information about our data practices.

Information For Visitors From California and Nevada

California residents may obtain additional information about our privacy practice and their rights in our California Privacy Notice, available at

Although we do not “sell” “covered information” of Nevada “consumers” as those terms are defined by Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes, you may contact us and register an email address, so that we can provide you notice and the opportunity to opt out in the event we should do so in the future. It is your responsibility to keep your email contact information current.

Children's Privacy

Our Site is not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from visitors under the age of 13. If we learn that we have received personal information from someone under the age of 13, we will delete such information in accordance with applicable law.

Changes To This Policy

This Policy is subject to change at our discretion. We will indicate changes to this Policy by updating the “Effective Date” at the beginning of the Policy. Your continued use of this Site after any update to this Policy will constitute your acceptance of our changes.

Contact BakerHostetler

If you have any questions about this Online Privacy Policy, please email us at or contact us at:

Baker and Hostetler LLP
Attention: Privacy Inquiry
One Cleveland Center
1375 East 9th Street, Suite 2100
Cleveland, OH 44114-1794
United States

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