California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

CALIFORNIA RESIDENT APPLICANT AND PROSPECTIVE APPLICANT
PRIVACY NOTICE

Last revised: January 1, 2023

This Applicant and Prospective Applicant Privacy Notice for California Residents (“California Privacy Notice”) is only applicable to California residents. It is delivered on behalf of Dechert LLP (“Dechert”, “we”, “us”, and “our”), being the entity to which you are applying to work and governs certain personal information we collect from you.

We have adopted this California Privacy Notice to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1798.100 et seq. (“CCPA”). Please take the time to read and understand this California Privacy Notice before submitting your information to us.

Scope

This California Privacy Notice covers personal information we collect from and about California residents in their capacity as current, former or prospective job applicants to Dechert. There is other personal information that this California Privacy Notice does not cover. In some cases, that personal information may not be subject to the CCPA. In other cases, a different privacy notice may apply. Accordingly, this California Privacy Notice and/or the California privacy rights set out herein may not apply to you or to all of your personal information.

By personal information we mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular individual, which includes “personal information” and “sensitive personal information” as those terms are defined in the CCPA. The following is not personal information for purposes of the CCPA: (i) “publicly available information”; (ii) lawfully obtained, truthful information that is a matter of public concern; (iii) “deidentified” consumer information about California residents; and (iv) “aggregate” consumer information about California residents (in each case, as those terms are used in the CCPA). This California Privacy Notice does not apply to such information.

Notice at Collection

The following table sets forth the categories of personal information we may collect from you as a business; the purposes for which we use it; and whether we “sell” or “share” it for purposes of the CCPA (as those terms are used in the CCPA). Our collection, use and disclosure of personal information depends on your relationship with us and your interaction with us.

Category of Personal Information Purpose for Collecting the Personal Information Whether We “Share” the Category of Personal Information for Cross-Context Behavioral Advertising Whether we “Sell” the Category of Personal Information
Identifiers and Categories in Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80(e), such as name, unique personal identifier, online identifier,
account name, phone number or signature
  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
  • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
  • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
  • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No
Characteristics of Protected Classifications Under California or federal law, such as nationality,
veteran status, gender, age, gender identity, race, or ethnic origin, religion or disability 
  • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
  • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No
Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as browsing history, search history or information regarding interaction with a website, app or advertisement
  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No
Geolocation data, such as the state or country associated with your IP address, or home address
  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
  • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information, such as a recording of your voice or photo or video of you
  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
  • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No
Professional or employment information, such as your job title or employer, employment history, education and qualification details
  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
  • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
  • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
  • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No
Inferences drawn from personal information to create a profile about a California resident reflecting their preferences, characteristics and other attributes
  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
  • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
  • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
  • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No
Social security number, driver’s license, state identification card or passport number
  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
  • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No

Racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, or union membership, such as your race or nationality

Personal information collected and analyzed concerning your sexual orientation, such as your self-identification status as LGBTQ

Should you choose to provide it to us:

  • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
No No

Third Party Processing:

We may also receive personal information from you as a third party from other sources such as in the following circumstances:

  • personal information we collect from professional networks where you have set up a publicly available profile (e.g. LinkedIn) or from recruitment consultants to whom you have provided your resume for application purposes; and
  • details of your suitability to work with us, your past performance at work, your character, verification of the information that you provide to us as part of your application, and if legally permitted, any history concerning criminal convictions, from third party references that you provide to us, from your previous and/or current employers, opinions expressed by others about you and from third party background checking services or a previous employer or other references.

We may use this information:

  • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions;
  • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction;
  • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives;
  • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability;
  • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities);
  • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law; and/or
  • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law.

Data Retention: We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for your personal information and sensitive personal information, we will consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk from unauthorized use or disclosure, the purposes for which we process it and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and applicable legal requirements.

Prior Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The CCPA requires us to give you specific information about the categories of personal information and sensitive personal information we collect about you, the sources from which we have obtained that information, the purposes for which we collect it and the categories of entities to whom we disclose it. Our relevant practices over the last twelve months are described below.

    • Global Competition Review Places Dechert’s Antitrust/Competition Practice Among Its Global Elite December 2021 - Dechert LLP has retained its ranking as one of Global Competition Review (GCR)’s “Global Elite,” in the publication’s GCR100 2022 list. The “Global Elite” spotlights the top competition practices that carry out notable work on multiple continents.

      Dechert has been consistently ranked in all regions where it is eligible for GCR recognition, including in Belgium, France, Germany, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

    • Global Restructuring Review Names Dechert as One of World’s Top Five Legal Advisers for Cross-Border Restructuring
      November 2021 - In its 2021 annual ranking of the world’s leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, the Global Restructuring Review (GRR), ranked Dechert LLP as one of the top five law firms in the world. GRR based its rankings on a qualitative and quantitative analysis of law firms’ roles in the largest international restructurings. In ranking firms, GRR analyzed the size, complexity, and the importance of the roles in the matters handled by law firms. Representing major parties in interest in the largest cross-border matters, Dechert placed fourth.
    • JUVE 2021/2022 Recognizes Dechert across Key Areas
      November 2021 - German legal publication JUVE has recommended Dechert across key practice areas and jurisdictions in its 2021/2022 edition, including Investment Funds and Asset Management; M&A; Private Equity Transactions (Mid-Cap); Venture Capital; and Munich. JUVE also recommended four Dechert partners. The annual JUVE Handbook is independently researched and features an analysis of the market position of over 800 commercial law firms in Germany.
    • Chambers UK 2022 Recognizes 11 Dechert Practices and 24 Lawyers
      October 2021 - Chambers UK 2022 ranks Dechert in 11 practice areas, with new rankings for London Litigation, London Restructuring / Insolvency and UK-wide Fraud: Civil, as well as improved rankings for London Commercial and Corporate Litigation. Twenty four lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition.
    • The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 Recognizes Eight Dechert Lawyers and Four Practices
      October 2021 - The Legal 500 Latin America 2022 ranks Dechert in four practice areas across its International Firms categories: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate / M&A and International Arbitration. Eight Dechert lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition.
    • The Legal 500 UK 2022 Recognizes 60 Dechert Lawyers and 24 Practices
      September 2021 - The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2022 ranks Dechert in 24 practice areas, with improved rankings for Acquisition Finance, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, Civil Fraud, Property Finance, and Securitisation. Dechert has also retained a Tier 1 ranking for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime. Sixty Dechert lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition.
    • Chambers Latin America 2022 Recognizes Leading International Arbitration Practice
      August 2021 – Dechert’s international arbitration group has achieved a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Latin America 2022. The practice was promoted to the top band this year, and two of the group’s lawyers are also ranked in the guide.
    • IFLR1000 Recognizes 41 Dechert Practices and 84 Lawyers
      August 2021 - IFLR1000 (31st edition) ranks Dechert in 41 practice areas, with new rankings for France M&A, UK Financial Services Regulatory: Non-contentious, UK Restructuring and Insolvency, USA Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds and USA Massachusetts: Capital Markets, as well as improved rankings for Luxembourg Investment Funds, USA Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization and USA Restructuring and Insolvency. Eighty four Dechert lawyers have been recognized in the latest edition.
    • Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Dechert Lawyers in 2021 Competition Guide
      AUGUST 2021 - Who’s Who Legal has published its 2021 Competition guide, recognizing 10 Dechert lawyers across the firm’s key antitrust jurisdictions – Belgium, France, Germany and the U.S. This year’s edition features:
      • Recommended – Partners:  Steven Bizar, Alec Burnside, Mike Cowie*, James Fishkin*, George Gordon and Melanie Thill-Tayara (France).
      • Competition Future Leaders – Partners: Rani Habash and Clemens York.
      • Competition Future Leaders – Non-Partners: Julia Chapman* and Marjolein De Backer*.
    • Earlier this year, Who’s Who Legal’s sister publication, Global Competition Review (GCR) also ranked Dechert’s antitrust/competition practice among the "Global Elite," GCR’s "definitive list of the world’s top firms practicing competition law."

      *Newly Recognized for 2021

    • The Legal 500 US 2021 Recognizes 40 Dechert Practices and 118 Lawyers
      JUNE 2021 - The Legal 500 US 2021 ranks Dechert in 40 practice areas, with improved rankings in Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (full coverage) and US Non-Contentious Tax; and new rankings for Cyber Law Including Data Privacy, Fintech and Real Estate: Finance. Dechert has top-tier rankings in Dispute Resolution: Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense (individuals); Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered/Exchange-traded Funds and Real Estate: Finance. One hundred and eighteen lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition.
    • Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes 37 Dechert Practices and 80 Lawyers
      MAY 2021 - Chambers USA 2021 ranks Dechert in 37 practice areas. Several Dechert practices have achieved Band 1 rankings in this latest edition, including: Nationwide Capital Markets: Securitization: CLOs; Nationwide Capital Markets Securitization: CRE CLOs; New York Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite; and Pennsylvania Real Estate: Finance. Dechert has also retained its Band 1 rankings in the Nationwide Corporate / M&A: Highly Regarded; Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite; and Registered Funds chapters; Massachusetts Hedge & Mutual Funds; New York Corporate / M&A: Highly Regarded; and the Pennsylvania Antitrust; Corporate / M&A & Private Equity; Litigation: General Commercial and Tax chapters.

      Dechert has achieved new rankings in the Nationwide Banking & Finance; Capital Markets Securitization: ABS; Capital Markets: Securitization: CLOs; Capital Markets: Securitization: CMBS; Capital Markets: Securitization: CRE CLOs; Corporate Crimes & Investigations: The Elite; and International Arbitration: Enforcement chapters; California Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Recommended; New York Private Equity: Buyouts and Pennsylvania Real Estate: Finance.

      Additionally, the latest edition has also ranked the following practices in a higher band: Nationwide International Arbitration: The Elite; Nationwide International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions; and New York Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded. Eighty Dechert lawyers are also ranked in this edition.
    • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Recognizes 34 Dechert Practices and 64 Lawyers
      APRIL 2021 - The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 ranks Dechert in 34 practice areas, with a new ranking for Luxembourg: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and improved rankings for France: Private Equity: Fund Formation, Ireland: Investment Funds and United Arab Emirates: Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Dechert has also retained Tier 1 rankings for France: Industry Focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences and for United Arab Emirates: Investment Funds. Sixty four lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition.
    • Chambers Europe 2021 Recognizes 15 Dechert Practices and 25 Lawyers
      MARCH 2021 - Chambers Europe 2021 ranks Dechert in 15 practice areas, with a new ranking for France: Litigation. Dechert has also retained a Band 1 ranking for France: International Arbitration and France: Pharma / Life Sciences. Twenty five lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition.
    • Chambers Global 2021 Recognizes 45 Dechert Practices and 55 Lawyers
      FEBRUARY 2021 - Chambers Global 2021 ranks Dechert in 45 practice areas. These include several rankings recognizing Dechert’s international and cross-border capabilities from multiple jurisdictions in Corporate / M&A, Disputes, Investigations & Enforcement, Investment Funds & Asset Management and Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals. The latest edition of Chambers Global also ranks 55 Dechert lawyers from across the globe.
    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Recognizes 18 Dechert Lawyers and Nine Practices
      JANUARY 2021 - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 ranks Dechert in nine practice areas across China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Eighteen Dechert lawyers have been recommended in the latest edition.
  • Category of Personal Information Categories of Sources From Which Collected
    Business or Commercial Purpose for Collecting PI
    Categories of Third Parties and Other Entities To Whom We May Disclose
    Identifiers and Categories in Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80(e), such as name, unique personal identifier, online identifier,
    account name, phone number or signature
    • Directly from you
    • Via business partners and other providers
    • Via our recruitment management systems
    • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
    • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
    • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
    • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)
    Characteristics of Protected Classifications Under California or federal law, such as nationality,
    veteran status, gender, age, gender identity, race, or ethnic origin, religion or disability 
    • Directly from you
    • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
    • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)
    Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as browsing history, search history or information regarding interaction with a website, app or advertisement
    • Directly from you
    • Via business partners and other providers
    • Via our recruitment management systems
    • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)
    Geolocation data, such as the state or country associated with your IP address, or home address
    • Directly from you
    • Via business partners and other providers
    • Via our recruitment management systems
    • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
    • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)
    Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information, such as a recording of your voice or photo or video of you
    • Directly from you
    • Via business partners and other providers
    • Via our recruitment management systems
    • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
    • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)
    Professional or employment information, such as your job title or employer, employment history, education and qualification details
    • Directly from you
    • Via business partners and other providers
    • Via our recruitment management systems
    • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
    • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
    • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
    • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)
    Inferences drawn from personal information to create a profile about a California resident reflecting their preferences, characteristics and other attributes
    • Directly from you
    • Via business partners and other providers
    • Via our recruitment management systems
    • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
    • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
    • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
    • To make reasonable adjustments in the case of disability
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)
    Social security number, driver’s license, state identification card or passport number
    • Directly from you
    • To assess your job application (including, in some cases, verifying your qualifications, education and references with those third parties you name), for administrative purposes during the recruitment process and to make recruitment decisions
    • To check your right to work in the relevant jurisdiction
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • For the prevention and detection of crime or fraud, subject to local law
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)

    Racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, or union membership, such as your race or nationality

    Personal information collected and analyzed concerning your sexual orientation, such as your self-identification status as LGBTQ

    • Directly from you

    Should you choose to provide it to us:

    • To allow us to monitor for equal opportunities and diversity initiatives
    • For compliance with any legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject (including compliance with any request from regulatory authorities or other relevant public authorities)
    • In the context of the possible sale or restructuring of all or part of our business or as otherwise permitted or required by law
    • Service providers and business partners, for example those that help us with recruiting efforts
    • Legal authorities as required by law or to protect our rights
    • Affiliated and non-affiliated third parties as may be permitted by law (such as in connection with the Sale or restructuring of all or part of our business)

    How We Disclose Personal Information

    In the past twelve months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for business purposes as set out above:

    • Identifiers
    • Categories of Personal Information described in Cal. Civ. Code Section 1798.80(e)
    • Characteristics of Protected Classifications Under California or Federal Law
    • Internet or other electronic network activity information
    • Geolocation data
    • Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory or similar information
    • Professional or employment information
    • Inferences drawn from other personal information
    • Sensitive personal information, such as social security number, driver’s license, state identification card or passport number; racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs or union membership; and personal information collected and analyzed concerning your sexual orientation

    We Do Not “Sell” or “Share” Your Personal Information for Purposes of the CCPA

    We do not “sell” your personal information for purposes of the CCPA or “share” it for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising (as those terms are defined in the CCPA) and have not done so in the past twelve months.

    Minors Under the Age of 16

    We do not have actual knowledge that we sell or share the personal information of minors under the age of 16.

    Your Rights as a California Resident

    As a California resident, you may have certain rights in relation to your personal information.

    Right to Know

    You may have the right to know how we have collected, used and disclosed your personal information. Specifically, you may have the right to know:

    • The categories of personal information we have collected about you.
    • The categories of sources from which we have collected your personal information.
    • The business or commercial purpose for which we collect, sell or share your personal information.
    • The categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed your personal information.
    • The categories of personal information that we have sold or shared about you and the categories of third parties to whom it was sold or shared.
    • The categories of personal information we have disclosed about you for a business purpose and the categories of persons to whom we have disclosed it.

    In addition, you may have the right to know the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you. Subject to certain limitations, you may request that we provide this information dating back to January 1, 2022.

    Right to Make a Deletion Request

    You may have the right to request that we delete your personal information that we have collected or received. Subject to certain exceptions, we must delete your personal information and direct our service providers and contractors to delete your personal information.

    Right to Correct Inaccurate Personal Information

    You may have the right to request that we correct inaccurate personal information about you, taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes of the processing of the personal information.

    Right to Opt-Out of Sales of Personal Information

    If we were to sell your personal information for purposes of the CCPA, you may have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information.

    Right to Opt-Out of Sharing of Personal Information

    If we were to share your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising purposes for purposes of the CCPA, you may have the right to opt-out of that sharing.

    Right to Limit Use and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information

    Subject to certain exceptions, you may have the right to limit our use and disclosure of your sensitive personal information. We do not use or disclose your sensitive personal information in a manner that gives rise to this right.

    Right to Non-Discrimination

    You have the right not to be discriminated against by us for choosing to exercise your rights under the CCPA.

    How to Exercise Your California Privacy Rights

    If you wish to exercise your right to know, delete or correct inaccuracies in your personal information, or your right to limit our use and disclosure of your sensitive personal information, please submit a request to us by calling us at (833) 255-7934 or contacting us at Humanresources-us@dechert.com.

    You can authorize a person (“Authorized Agent”) registered with the California Secretary of State to exercise your California privacy rights on your behalf. An Authorized Agent can also include a person who has power of attorney or is acting as a conservator. To submit a request to Dechert on behalf of another person as an Authorized Agent, please submit a request to us by calling us at (833) 255-7934 or contacting us at Humanresources-us@dechert.com.

    Verifying Your Requests

    We only respond to your requests to know how we have collected, used and disclosed your personal information, access the specific pieces of personal information we have about you, delete your personal information or correct inaccurate personal information when we can verify that you are a California resident exercising your rights regarding your personal information.

    We may need to ask you for personal information to verify your request so we can match it to the personal information we already have about you. We may also need to obtain additional information about you that we do not already have. If you provide us with new personal information that we do not already have about you, we will use it solely for the purpose of verifying your request. We will let you know via email if we need more information from you to verify your request. Please reply to our requests promptly.

    We will communicate with you about your requests via email. We will use the email address you provided when submitting your request.

    If we cannot verify your identity, we will let you know.

    Responding To Your Requests

    We aim to promptly verify and respond to your requests within 45 days of receipt but may require a total of up to 90 days to respond to your requests. If we require additional time beyond the initial 45 days after we receive your request, we will let you know within the first 45 days.

    We do not ordinarily charge a fee for our response to your requests. However, we may do so to the extent your request(s) are excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that charging a fee is warranted, we will let you know and will provide you with an estimate of the associated costs of responding to your request(s).

    If we determine that we cannot or will not take the action that you requested, we will let you know. We will inform you of our reasons for not taking action and any rights you may have to appeal the decision.

    Unless you tell us that you would like to receive a response via postal mail, we will respond to you via email regarding your requests to know and to access the specific pieces of personal information we have about you. We will contact you at the email address you provided when submitting your request(s). If you would like to receive responses to a request to know or access personal information via postal mail rather than email, please let us know when submitting your request(s).

    Limitations

    The CCPA does not apply in full to all personal information we collect from California residents. Therefore, even if you are a California resident and submit a verifiable request, we may not be required to comply with your request.

    We are only required to respond to certain requests twice in any twelve-month period. We are not required to provide you access to specific pieces of personal information more than twice in any twelve-month period. Similarly, we are not required to comply with your “requests to know” more than twice in any twelve-month period.

    Changes to Our California Privacy Notice

    From time to time, Dechert may update or revise this California Privacy Notice. If there are changes to the terms of this California Privacy Notice, documents containing the revised policy on the relevant website(s) will be updated.

    Contacting us

    If you would like further information on the collection or use of your personal information, please submit questions, comments and requests by contacting us at Humanresources@dechert.com.