Covington & Burling LLP values the privacy of its clients and InsidePrivacy Blog site viewers.  Any of the following personal information that may be made available to Covington & Burling LLP when browsing or navigating the site shall be kept confidential:

  • First and last name
  • Company, home, postal or other physical address
  • Other contact information, for example, telephone number, fax number, email address, and other similar information
  • Title or position in a company or an organization
  • Occupation
  • Industry
  • Personal interests
  • Any other information needed to provide a service you requested

Examples of scenarios where our visitors provide their personal information include, but may not be limited, to:

  • Emailing, calling or communicating with the lawyer or law firm.
  • Posting a question or comment through the site.
  • Requesting literature.
  • Registering to attend a seminar or any event.
  • Participating in an online survey.
  • Requesting inclusion in an email or other mailing list.
  • Submitting an entry for a contest or other promotions.
  • Logging in to the site, thus requiring a user name and/or a password.
  • Any other business-related reason.

Covington & Burling LLP provides you the opportunity to agree or decline to give your personal information via the Internet.  The lawyer or firm will inform you of the purpose for the collection and does not intend to transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under the discussion entitled “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below.  If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer that information, within the law firm or to a third party service provider as necessary.

Domain Information Collection

Covington & Burling LLP may collect domain information to enable us to analyze how our visitors use this site.  This data enables us to become more familiar with which people visit our site, how often they visit, and what parts of the site they visit most often.  Covington & Burling LLP uses this information to improve its Web-based offerings.  This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Use of Cookies and Tracking User Traffic

Some pages on this site may use “cookies”—small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes.  A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself.  These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit us.

Some parts of the site may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns.  Covington & Burling LLP does this in order to determine the usefulness of our Web site information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.  Please note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive.  Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not.  If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our Web site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence.  You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser.  By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

Please find below a list of the cookies we use:

NECESSARY COOKIES

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

__cfduid

Provider: covingtonburlingblogs.com
Expiry: 1 year
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.

CookieConsent

Provider: insideprivacy.com
Expiry: 1 year
Type: HTTP Cookie

Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.

wordpress_test_cookie

Provider: insideprivacy.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

JSESSIONID

Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Preserves users states across page requests.

PREFERENCE COOKIES

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

lang

Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel.

STATISTIC COOKIES

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

_ga

Provider: insideprivacy.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gid

Provider: insideprivacy.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_gat

Provider: insideprivacy.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

_dc_gtm_UA-#

Provider: insideprivacy.com

Expiry: Session

Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by Google Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag.

MARKETING COOKIES

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display content that is relevant and engaging for the individual user.

cov.vuture.net_VxSessionId

Provider: cov.vuture.net
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by Vuture (email marketing communications) to track responses to marketing campaigns and track the visitor’s website journey.

intEmailHistoryId

Provider: cov.vuture.net
Expiry: 1 year
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by Vuture (email marketing communications) to track responses to marketing campaigns and track the visitor’s website journey.

security/tracker.gif

Provider: cov.vuture.net
Expiry: Session
Type: Pixel Tracker

Used by Vuture (email marketing communications) to track responses to marketing campaigns and track the visitor’s website journey.

r/collect

Provider: doubleclick.net
Expiry: Session
Type: Pixel Tracker

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

form/displays.htm

Provider: forms.aweber.com
Expiry: Session
Type: Pixel Tracker

Used by AWeber for its email signup form.

collect

Provider: google-analytics.com
Expiry: Session
Type: Pixel Tracker

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

leo_auth_token

Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

visit

Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

bcookie

Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

bscookie

Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

lidc

Provider: linkedin.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

UID

Provider: scorecardresearch.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Collects information of the user and his/her movement, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network, Scorecard Research, to analyse traffic patterns and carry out surveys to help their clients better understand the customer’s preferences.

UIDR

Provider: scorecardresearch.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Collects information of the user and his/her movement, such as timestamp for visits, most recently loaded pages and IP address. The data is used by the marketing research network, Scorecard Research, to analyse traffic patterns and carry out surveys to help their clients better understand the customer’s preferences.

_twitter_sess

Provider: twitter.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service.

personalization_id

Provider: twitter.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service.

guest_id

Provider: twitter.com
Expiry: 2 years
Type: HTTP Cookie

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service.

external_referer

Provider: twitter.com
Expiry: 6 days
Type: HTTP Cookie

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service.

ct0

Provider: twitter.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Collects anonymous data related to the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and which pages have been loaded, with the purpose of personalising and improving the Twitter service.

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Provider: youtube.com
Expiry: 179 days
Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

YSC

Provider: youtube.com
Expiry: Session
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

GPS

Provider: youtube.com
Expiry: Session
Type: HTTP Cookie

Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

PREF

Provider: youtube.com
Expiry: 8 months
Type: HTTP Cookie

Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your personal information is never shared outside Covington & Burling LLP without your permission, except under conditions listed below:

  • Consenting to share your information to a third party service provider working on our behalf to serve you.
  • Requiring us to provide you with a product or service.

Covington & Burling LLP will also disclose your personal information, if required to do so by law, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our sites.

Internet Security

Covington & Burling LLP strives to protect your personal information; however, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet.  Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers.

Protecting the Privacy of Children

Children under 13 years old are not the target audience for our Web site.  To protect their privacy, Covington & Burling LLP prohibits the solicitation of personal information from these children.

Links to Third Party Sites

This site may contain links to other sites.  Covington & Burling LLP does not share your personal information with those Web sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices.  We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Covington & Burling LLP reserves the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice.  Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be posted on this site.

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please email us at the contact information on the site.