We recognize that privacy is important to you. The purpose of this Privacy Policy (Policy) is to describe the types of information collected from you, how we collect, use, and share the information, and certain rights and options you have regarding your information. This Policy applies to information we collect from you through the websites operated by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. (Fredrikson, us, or similar terms), including www.fredlaw.com and all subordinate and related web-pages (collectively, the website). Portions of this website may describe additional privacy practices applicable to specific types of information collected by Fredrikson. For example, if you are a California resident, please review the Privacy Notice for California Residents and the California Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

This Policy does not apply to information collected through other means such as by telephone, by mail, or in person, although that information may be protected by other policies or applicable law.

For clarity, our obligations with respect to confidentiality to our clients are governed by our client engagement letter, applicable laws, and applicable rules of professional conduct.

By using the website, you, on behalf of yourself and any other person or entity on whose behalf you are using this website (collectively, you), consent and agree to our collection, use, sharing and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information

When you use this website, you may choose to provide us with personal information about yourself in a variety of different ways. For the purposes of this Policy, “personal information” is any information that, either alone or in combination with other information, identifies or can be used to contact a particular individual. The types of personal information we may collect about you includes:

We may collect this information directly from you when you:

Cookies and Other Analytic Devices or Methods

We use various technologies to collect certain types of information about the users of our website. Examples include:

The information collected through these technologies may be combined with personal information or aggregated with other information on website visits.

How We Use Your Information

We use information about you to communicate with you, provide services, information, and/or requested products to you, to promote our business, and to otherwise support our business. Some examples include but are not limited to:

We may use personal information to contact you, consistent with applicable law, through any contact information you provide through our website, including any mailing address, email address, telephone number, cell phone number, text message number, or fax number. You expressly consent to our use of all information provided by you to contact you by any applicable method.

Disclosure of Your Information

Fredrikson does not sell or rent your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes, except as set forth in this Policy or any other privacy policies or agreement that may be applicable. We may share information about you with third parties for the following purposes:

Service Providers and Vendors to Fredrikson

We may share information about you with vendors and service providers that assist us with our business. For example, if you order a product (such as a legal handbook authored by us) to be shipped, we will share your name and address with the delivery service such as UPS. Similarly, if you pay for an item with a credit card, we share information with the applicable financial institution(s) or payment card processors as necessary to process your transaction and to protect against fraud. We share information with other companies that help us improve our service offerings and our website. We may share information with a third-party email vendor or our event vendors or partners. We may also store information via cloud or similar technology involving third party storage or technology. Your personal information will be stored and processed by our service providers in the United States.

Legal Requirements and Protection of Our Company and Others

We may disclose your information in other special circumstances. These include situations when the sharing your information is necessary or reasonably desirable in our business judgment to protect the safety, property, or other rights of Fredrikson, our clients, our vendors, or any other person, or where otherwise required by law. Fredrikson may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legal inquiry or order such as a subpoena, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by applicable law. We may share your information and cooperate with law enforcement authorities at our discretion, so long as such action is permitted by applicable law and rules of attorney conduct.

Business Transfers

We may disclose or transfer any information we have about you in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of Fredrikson and its assets, or as part of a corporate reorganization, dissolution, or restructuring, or other change in corporate control or similar transaction. We may also share your information with our affiliate entities.

Aggregate Information

We may de-identify and aggregate information regarding the use of our website. Once all identifying information about you has been removed and the information is anonymous, we may use or share such aggregate information without restriction.

Other Purposes

In addition to the above, we may disclose or share your information, including personal information, with third parties when authorized by you to do so or with your express consent.

Your Choices

Tracking Technologies and Advertising

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Marketing Communications and Emails

You may choose to opt out of marketing emails or communications by using the “Unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of such emails or communications, or by contacting us at the “Contact Us” information below.

Updating Your Information

Fredrikson takes reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate and complete. You can access or update your personal information, including contact or account information by contacting us at the “Contact Us” information below.

California Residents

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the information provided below.

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see the Privacy Notice for California and the California Job Applicant Privacy Notice for more information.

Information Security

Due to the nature of the internet and online communications, we cannot guarantee that any information transmitted online will remain absolutely confidential. When you are accessing third party tools that appear on or are linked to via this website (for example, Google maps), the third party may also collect information about you, including information such as an internet protocol (IP) address.

Privacy of Children Online

We are committed to protecting children’s online privacy. Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowing collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do you use or provide any information on this website. Please contact us via the “Contact Us” section of this Policy if you believe we may have collected information from or about a child under 13.

Data Location

You understand and agree that information about you may be stored or processed by information technology systems located in the United States or jurisdictions that may have laws that differ from the laws of your country of residence or the jurisdiction in which you reside.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may modify this Policy from time to time. Please check back on this page for notice of such changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our information handling practices, you may contact us at:

Email: Privacy@fredlaw.com
Postal Address:
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Attention: Privacy Officer
60 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4400

Last Updated: October 26, 2020

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