Website Privacy Policy

The website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Pierce Atwood LLP (“Pierce Atwood,” “we,” “us,” and “our”). This Privacy Policy explains how Pierce Atwood collects, uses, and discloses information about you when you use this Site. It applies only to this Site and does not apply to any other websites owned or operated by us.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to the Site. Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we collect and use your personal information when you visit the Site and what rights you have in relation to your personal information.

What information we collect

You are not required to provide any personal information when visiting the Site. However, you may do so by completing various forms found on the Site, including:

  • Applying for a job 
  • Registering for an event
  • Signing up for one of our publications
  • Filling in a "contact us" form

In addition, our Site gathers certain information about our Site traffic for administrative, security, and analytical purposes. This information may include your IP address, browser type, referring and exit pages, operating system, and dates/times of page views. You may also provide us with personal information if you contact us by email, telephone, or letter.


We use “cookies” and other similar web technologies on the Site. A cookie is a small data file that the Site writes to your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the Site uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We may use cookies to analyze visitor traffic patterns in order to improve visitor experience. We do not correlate this information with data about individual users. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We use persistent cookies to recall what information you have viewed in prior visits to the Site. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided through your internet browser. In addition, when visiting the Site for the first time, an option is presented allowing you to disable the use of cookies.

How we use your information

We use your information to respond to requests for information from you, to ensure the efficient operation of the Site, and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you or your business. We provide this information to you through the Site, by email, or by postal mail. We may combine your personal information with that of all or a particular group of Site users to prepare collective and anonymous profiles of Site users and their interests or behaviors. If you have opted into receiving communications from Pierce Atwood, we may provide you with marketing information we think would be of interest. You may opt out of receiving such marketing communications at any time.

Where you have provided us with your personal information to receive newsletters or other marketing communications, we will store that information until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive these communications, or we determine that the information is no longer accurate. Where you provide us with your personal information to apply for a position with us, we will keep it on file for one year. Information about your IP address, browser and operating system, page links, and page views is automatically deleted after 23 days.

Disclosure to third parties

We use various third parties to operate the Site and to perform other services. We may disclose personally identifiable information to such entities as needed for them to perform their specific tasks under our instructions, subject to this policy.

In particular, our Site uses Google Analytics to help collect and analyze certain information for the purposes discussed above. You may learn more about Google Analytics’ data practices by clicking here and opt out of the use of cookies in web browsers by Google Analytics by clicking here.

In addition, we may disclose information that you expressly authorize; as required by law or when we believe that such disclosure is necessary in connection with a judicial proceeding or to comply with a court order, law, or regulation applicable to us or the Site; or as we determine to be necessary to protect our property or assert our legal rights or to protect the property or safety of any other person.

Marketing choice and your rights to access and correct your personal information

To opt out of receiving marketing communications from us, please notify us at

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your personal data, restrict processing concerning you and object to processing, as well as the right to data portability.

We will provide you with access to your personal information on request so you may view, update or correct your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

To access or correct your personal information, please notify us at

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, and to ensure the correct use of information, we employ physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard this Site and the personal information we collect on this Site. All of our employees and any third parties we employ to process your personal information are obliged to respect its confidentiality. However, transmission of information through the internet is not secure. Although we seek to protect your information as described above, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to the Site or to us via the Site, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

Links to Other Sites

This Site may, from time to time, contain links to websites owned and operated by third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such third-party sites so that you understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on websites outside of the Site.

Your California rights

If you are a California resident, California law provides you with specific rights regarding your personal information, including the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about the collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months and the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions. To make such a request, please contact us at and indicate in your message that you are making a CCPA request. Please note that we are only required to respond to two such requests per customer each year.

You also have the right not to be discriminated against if you exercise any of your rights under California privacy law.

Pierce Atwood may have collected the following categories of personal information of California residents who visited the Site in the past 12 months:

  • Identifiers such as a name, title, biographical information (from other sources in the course of our business), social media identifiers, physical address, Internet Protocol address, email address, or other, similar identifiers.
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information.

This information is collected and used for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy. Pierce Atwood does not sell the personal information of visitors to the Site and has not done so in the past 12 months. Pierce Atwood may have disclosed any of the above categories of personal information pursuant to an individual’s consent or under a written contract with a service provider for a business purpose in the past 12 months.

Pierce Atwood operates other websites, including extranet sites we offer for the convenience of our clients. This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site and not to any other site owned or operated by us.

Changes to our privacy policy

We regularly review our privacy policy to ensure that it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personal information and we may make changes to our privacy policy to keep it current with industry standards. We will post the date of the most recent revisions on this page. Check this page to make sure that you are current and up-to-date on our privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy and your use of the Site is governed by the laws of the state of Maine, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please email us at You can also contact us through our postal address:

Pierce Atwood LLP
Attn: Marketing Department
Merrill’s Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine 04101

Effective date
April 15, 2021