This version in effect since January 1 2015
Protecting your privacy is important RAMP Associates This Policy explains how RAMP ASSOCIATES collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using RAMP ASSOCIATES Web site (the "Web Site") and in its Electronic Publications, newsletter, and announcements ("Electronic Communications"). Any personal information you provide to us through the Web Site will be treated with care, and subject to this Policy will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented. By using the Web Site, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you may not use the Web Site.
Information Automatically Collected
Non-Identifiable Information - Like many other Web sites, the Web Site may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding Web Site users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Web Site, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to the Web Site, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Web Site you visit, the Web Site pages read and images viewed, and the materials you post to or download from the Web Site. This non-identifiable information is used for Web Site and system administration purposes and to improve the Web Site. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.
Cookies - The Web Site may use "cookies", a technology that installs information on a Web Site user's computer to permit the Web Site to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Web Site. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Web Site and your ability to access certain features of the Web Site.
Personal Information You Specifically Provide to the Web Site
Tracking Information - In addition, RAMP ASSOCIATES may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Web Site user demographics and Web Site traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. RAMP ASSOCIATES also may link tracking information with Web site users' personal information. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy, and in accordance with the law.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information - RAMP ASSOCIATES may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where RAMP ASSOCIATES has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to protect RAMP ASSOCIATES rights and property. If RAMP ASSOCIATES is involved in a merger or other reorganization, RAMP ASSOCIATES may disclose your personal information to the resulting organization.
Storing and Securing Your Information - RAMP ASSOCIATES may store and process your personal information in Hamburg, Germany and at RAMP ASSOCIATES various offices in Europe and North America. To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, RAMP ASSOCIATES employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and RAMP ASSOCIATES cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.
Other Web sites - The Web Site may contain links to other Web sites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another Web site or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. RAMP ASSOCIATES has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other Web sites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
Web Site Use Agreement - The Web Site Use Agreement governing your use of the Web Site (which may be viewed by clicking here) contains important provisions disclaiming and excluding the liability of RAMP ASSOCIATES and others regarding your use of the Web Site and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Web Site. Each of those provisions also applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy.
Former Users - If you stop using the Web Site or your permission to use the Web Site is terminated by RAMP ASSOCIATES, RAMP ASSOCIATES may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy as amended from time to time, and subject to compliance with the law.
Electronic Communications - Generally - Electronic Communications are not to be construed as legal advice. Delivering of the same will not instantiate or begin any relationship between RAMP ASSOCIATES and the recipient as Solicitor and Client. Electronic Communications are meant to provide access to information and knowledge of interest generally, and not with respect to your particular facts or circumstances. If an Electronic Communication raises any point of interest, please feel free to contact one of our professionals to arrange for a consultation.