Privacy Policy

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1                     Introduction

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, Kirkland & Ellis (Hong Kong), (together "Kirkland", "we" or "us") provides this Privacy Policy to inform users about our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, security, and disclosure of personal data received from users of our website found at www.kirkland.com ("our website"). We are committed to ensuring that we process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. Please keep in mind that your use of our website means that you accept and agree to our Privacy Policy. Please do not use our website if you do not accept our Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time by Kirkland by posting an updated version of the Privacy Policy to our website. In addition, our website makes use of cookies as described in further detail below.

2                     Information collected

We may collect the following personal data when you visit our website:

(a) Personal data provided when you complete forms available on our website;

(b) Personal data you provide when you contact us;

(c) Personal data relating to: (i) your application for employment at Kirkland, (ii) our Diversity Fellowship; (iii) your attendance at a Kirkland event; and/or (iv) the Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alumni Network;

(d) Details of visits to our website, including the volume of traffic received, logs and the resources which have been accessed.

3                     How we use your information

We use information you provide to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. With the exception of vendors providing hosting, database management and development services related to the operation of these websites, we will not disclose, sell or rent any of your personal data to any third party unless approved by you or required by law.

4                     Transfer of personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA").  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

5                     Changing or Deleting Information

Members of the Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alumni Network may change or delete the information they provide us by logging into the alumni extranet through the www.kirkland.com homepage and selecting "Update My Profile." Job applicants may change or delete their personal information by logging into the firm's online application system and choosing "My Profile."

6                     Links to other sites

We may provide links to other websites for your information or convenience. Such websites are independently operated and not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of these websites or any products or services offered through them.

7                     Your rights

European data protection legislation gives individuals the right to access and amend their personal data. If you would like to request a copy of your personal data or would like to amend the information that we hold about you, please contact Head of Compliance, International.

8                     Cookies

We use cookies to track user preferences. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. If you prefer not to receive cookies through our website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. Cookies are required to select text size preferences within our website.

Further, this site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" to help the site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on site activity for site operators and providing other services relating to site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this site. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

9                     Choice

We will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without first letting you know and offering you a choice. As previously stated, we will also provide you the opportunity to let us know if you do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing materials from us. Your permission is always secured first should we ever share your information with third parties that are not acting on our behalf or governed by our Privacy Policy.

10                 Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, the Firm uses commercially appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. However, we have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

11                 Our commitment to children's privacy

We do not seek to collect or maintain information on our website from those we know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

12                 Contact

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the Head of Compliance, International at the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

Updated: December 18, 2013

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