Introduction:K&L Gates LLP ("K&L Gates" or “Firm”) takes your privacy and the security of your personal information very seriously. Please take a moment to read this Policy and learn about K&L Gates' general privacy and information security principles. This Privacy and Security Policy (“Policy”) applies to the website www.klgates.com ("Website"). This Policy does not apply to other websites operated by K&L Gates, such as client extranets. These sites are governed by separate agreements.
By using this Website or submitting your personal information to us, you agree to our using your personal information in accordance with this Policy. Please do not send us any personal information if you do not want it to be treated in accordance with this Policy.
What is "Personal Information"?In general, your personal information means information by which you, as an individual, can be identified. It includes information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Your personal information includes sensitive personal data, which is information as to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious, philosophical or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, commission of criminal offences and/or involvement in criminal proceedings.
Information We CollectK&L Gates does not currently collect personal information through this Website except for information that:
How We Use Your Personal InformationK&L Gates may use personal information collected from this Website for the following purposes:
We will treat your personal information in accordance with this Policy and applicable law.
Location of Processing and Data TransferYour personally identifiable information may be controlled and processed by any of the firm's offices. The location of our offices may change from time to time and we may acquire offices in other countries at any time. You acknowledge and agree that we may transfer your personally identifiable information to or through any country, including countries outside the European Economic Area, which may not have privacy (data protection) legislation and regulation comparable to the law of the country in which you reside, including European law.
Disclosure to Third PartiesWe may use third parties to provide a service you request and to provide data processing, hosting, storage, emergency recovery services, and similar services to us. It may be necessary for these third parties to have access to personal information you have provided on this Website. These third parties will be required to enter into confidentiality agreements with K&L Gates that provide adequate protections for the safety and security of your personal information. If you provide personal information directly to any of our third party service providers, then their use of your personal information is subject to their privacy and security policies.
We will not otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, unless required or permitted to do so by law, including the exercise or defense of our legal rights. We have no obligation to monitor the use of this Website or to retain the content of any user session. However, we reserve the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity.
IP AddressesWe use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personal information.
Links to Other WebsitesFor your convenience, this Website may provide links to other websites. Please be aware that this Policy applies only to the website at www.klgates.com operated by K&L Gates and not to any other site. We recommend you review the privacy and security policies of each website you visit before providing any personal information.
Information From ChildrenWe do not direct this Website to children under thirteen (13) years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information submitted by such children. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with a parent or guardian about the use of this Website.
Ownership of MaterialsK&L Gates owns the information sent to us by means of this Website. If you choose to send us an e-mail message (including submission of your résumé), we may retain the content of the e-mail, your e-mail address and our response.
Access and RectificationYou have the right to access and to rectify your personal information submitted to us, (in some circumstances, a fee may be payable to do so). You may do so by sending an email to
SecurityWe use physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information, including firewalls and scanning software to detect and block malicious code and certain unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE or "spam"). Internally, we employ encryption technologies, user authentication systems (e.g., passwords and personal identification numbers) and access control mechanisms to secure access to our computer systems and files. We do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work. Please be aware that our information security software may cause some e-mail messages sent via this Website not to be received.
You should be aware that information sent to us using this Website may not be secure in transmission. However, if you access a K&L Gates extranet from this Website, such extranets are maintained on secure servers, using secured sockets layer (“SSL”) encryption. No other areas of K&L Gates' websites are secure. Please be aware of this when sending any communications.
Modification of PolicyWe may modify this Policy at any time to ensure that it accurately reflects the regulatory environment in which we operate and our data collection and disclosure practices. Your continuing use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of any modification to this Policy in effect at the time of your access. No modification or attempted modification of this Policy by you shall be binding on K&L Gates.
All changes to this Policy will be posted on this Website and we encourage you to check back from time to time to review any updates that have been made.
How to Contact UsIf you have any questions about this Policy or our use of your personal information, please email us at
Berlin: Markgrafenstraße 42, 10117 Berlin, GermanyLondon: One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF
Personal information is any information or opinion (recorded in any form) about a person, whether true or not, from which that person may be identified.
Special provisions apply to the collection of personal information which is sensitive information. This includes health information and information about a person's race, ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of political, professional or trade associations, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual preferences and criminal history.
What types of personal information do we collect?
The types of personal information which we may collect and hold will depend on the type of services that we provide. We may collect the following personal information:
If you submit information on our online job board, we will also be collecting personal information such as your date of birth, professional interests, gender and academic results. If you do not give us any of the personal information we request, it may affect our ability to meet our obligations to you or our clients or, in the case of information submitted via our online job board, it may affect your ability to participate in the recruitment process. When you browse our website, our internet service provider makes a record of your visit and logs information for internal review and statistical purposes. We are then provided only with the country of origin of the user’s server address, date and time of visit to the site, and the pages viewed. At this stage, we have no plans to attempt to identify users of the website or their browsing activities, except where required by a law enforcement agency.
We may collect personal information in a number of ways including directly from you or from third parties such as our clients.
How do we hold your personal information?
We hold your personal information in hard copy and electronically.
To the extent required to comply with applicable privacy laws, we will take reasonable steps to:
What we use your information for
We collect personal information for the purposes of providing legal services or, in the case of the recruitment process, to participate in the recruitment process. We may also use your personal information to inform you about seminars or other events which may be of interest along with details of other products or services we provide.
Who do we disclose your information to?
We will disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected and related purposes or with your consent. Where information is required to be disclosed by law, we will only disclose necessary information.
K&L Gates is a global law firm with offices worldwide. When you provide your information to us it may be transferred to K&L Gates or to our Related Entities (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)), or our service providers, including where these are located outside of Australia. By providing your information to us, you consent to its use in accordance with this privacy statement.
If you have disclosed personal information as part of the recruitment process, we will not disclose that personal information to any third party other than those described in this privacy statement without your consent.
How do we handle complaints?
If you have any concerns or complaints about the manner in which your personal information has been collected or handled by us, please advise us of your concern or complaint in writing and send it to our privacy officer at
It is our intention to use our best endeavours to resolve any complaint to your satisfaction. However, if you are unhappy with our response, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner who may investigate your complaint further.
You can request access to the information we hold about you
Individuals wishing to request access to their personal information at K&L Gates, or request that we correct the personal information that we hold about you, may do so by written request to our privacy officer at