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Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATE: November 18, 2009

The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of American Realtime ("we" or "us"). Specifically, it outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using the American Realtime website (the "Site"), and the ways in which we use and don't use this information. This Privacy Policy, including our children's privacy statement, does not apply to any information you may provide to us or that we may collect offline and/or through other means (for example, at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. American Realtime may also need to change the Privacy Policy as our site evolves. In these instances, we will post the change(s) to this Privacy Policy on this website and update the Effective Date of the policy to reflect the date of the change(s). By continuing to use the Site after we post any such change(s), you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

What Information does American Realtime collect?

There are two potential types of information collected by American Realtime:

1. Information You Voluntarily Provide
We may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply either while on the Site or in responding via email in connection with a feature provided on the Site. Some examples of this type of information include demographic information that you electronically submit when you sign up for access to certain features on the Site, information (such as your name or email address) that you electronically submit when you register for surveys or to receive/download detailed information (e.g. case studies, brochures, and product literature) and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the Site. If you decline to provide us with certain information while using the Site, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered via American Realtime.

2. Information We May Automatically Collect
We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Site. For example, to enhance your experience on the Site, we may use a standard feature found in browser software called a "cookie." Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you have entered preference information before. American Realtime may also use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as "transparent GIFs") to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open our HTML-formatted email messages. Additionally, information about your computer's connection to the Internet may be automatically collected as you navigate the Site. This information allows us, among other things, to evaluate browser usage, measure traffic on the Site, and improve the delivery of our web pages to you (e.g. via future enhancements) as a result. This intake of information is not personally identifiable and after this information is used for internal improvement purposes, it is discarded.

How is this Information Used?

We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including using the information to customize features that appear on the Site.

The Site may include links to other websites or provide access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we do not control. When you access another website or purchase third party products or services through the Site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services.

Be aware that we may be compelled to release information about visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the Site, the public, or American Realtime.

Children's Privacy Statement

This Site is intended for adult use only. It is not intended for children, and as a result we request that minors not submit any personal information to us.

Taking Depositions in Japan
  • "We have used the service that ARCR has pioneered in Japan during complex meetings for evidential and background fact-finding in major international arbitrations. The availability of daily transcripts proved invaluable."
    Robert Grondine, Partner
    White and Case
  • "I will recommend your services without reservation."
    Torsten Kracht, Esquire
    Akin Gump
  • "Before American Realtime came on the scene, my staff was consumed with sorting through the daunting procedures and protocols associated with taking depositions in the Asia-Pacific region."
    Peter M. Brody, Partner
    Ropes & Gray
  • "Their high-quality reporters allow us to provide excellent service and cost-savings to our clients."
    Philippe Riesen, Partner
    Hogan & Hartson
  • "We were impressed that you supplied your own configured realtime laptops for lawyers and interpreters."
    Torsten Kracht, Esquire
    Akin Gump
  • "You can look up the procedures on the U.S. Embassy's website and try to follow what is written there, but American Realtime helps you to navigate everything that is unwritten about deposition-taking in Japan."
    Joe Grinstein, Partner
    Susman Godfrey
  • "If you are even considering depositions in Asia this should be the first place you call."
    Benjamin McCracken, Esquire
    Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss
  • "I highly recommend this service for all types of meetings where a complete searchable electronic transcript will facilitate future reference and record keeping."
    Robert Grondine, Partner
    White and Case
  • "ARCR's seamless assistance based on their local experience with visas, conference rooms, hotels, interpreters, videographers and more eases that burden so that we can focus our attention on getting the testimony we need overseas."
    Peter M. Brody, Partner
    Ropes & Gray
  • "ARCR made taking depositions in Taiwan easy by helping us to assemble a very efficient and professional reporter-videographer-interpreter team."
    J.C. Rozendaal, Partner
    Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
  • "ARCR is much more than a court reporting service."
    York Faulkner, Partner
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
  • "We had the unfortunate experience of using someone other than Jodi Harmon and American Realtime for court reporting services in Seoul. The difference we experienced, in both professionalism and competence, was quite palpable. I would not have wished that episode on anyone—including opposing counsel."
    Jon Crocker, Esquire
    Roetzel & Andress
  • "Their clean realtime, fast rough drafts, and the laptops they provided, helped us conduct swift and efficient depositions, even though the depositions involved technical subject matter and were interpreted."
    Steven H. Reisberg, Partner
    Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
  • "Expedited transcripts and video were available quickly with no hassle."
    J.C. Rozendaal, Partner
    Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
  • "You would be a crazy gaijin if you tried to take a deposition in Japan without American Realtime Court Reporters. It is a pleasure working with Jodi and her staff, and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again."
    Joe Grinstein, Partner
    Susman Godfrey
  • "The accuracy in your realtime reporting in a patent deposition littered with technical terms was outstanding!"
    Torsten Kracht, Esquire
    Akin Gump
  • "American Realtime's accuracy is exceptional, especially with technical terminology and issues related to native Japanese speakers—skills they no doubt acquired from being in the unique position of living and working in Japan."
    Ryan S. Goldstein, Partner
    Quinn Emanuel
  • "The fact that they bring several realtime laptops to depositions is just icing on the cake. I recommend them without hesitation."
    Peter M. Brody, Partner
    Ropes & Gray
  • "I highly recommend ARCR. They handled depos in Hong Kong for us with four different interpreters of six Japanese and Chinese witnesses over two weeks and they did and excellent job."
    John D. Vandenberg, Partner
    Klarquist Sparkman
  • "Thay are an invaluable resource to those who face the complicated and extensive procedures for taking depositions in Japan, providing much-appreciated guidance at each step along the way."
    York Faulkner, Partner
    Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
  • "They consistently exceeded our expectations."
    Harold H. Davis, Jr., Esquire
    K&L Gates
  • "American Realtime provided us with excellent, personal service during depositions at two locations in Japan. I would recommend them without hesitation."
    Steven H. Reisberg, Partner
    Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
  • "I highly recommend ARCR in Japan. They provide excellent service, with a quick turn-around."
    Michael Heim, Managing Partner
    Heim, Payne & Chorush
  • "We rely heavily on American Realtime in Japan. The reporting is first-rate and they are very tech-savvy, accurate, and equally important, fast."
    Philippe Riesen, Partner
    Hogan & Hartson
  • "For our deposition needs, we will always call ARCR first, and if they are not available, we'll probably reschedule."
    Jon Crocker, Esquire
    Roetzel & Andress
  • "They did a great job on realtime transcription of technical terminology and provided us unusually clean rough transcripts."
    J.C. Rozendaal, Partner
    Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel
  • "For accuracy, reliability and professionalism, there is no better court reporting service in Asia than American Realtime."
    Harold H. Davis, Jr., Esquire
    K&L Gates
  • "American Realtime is an exceptional company that not only meets court reporting needs but also helps with the logisitics of taking depositions in Asia."
    Benjamin McCracken, Esquire
    Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss

COURT REPORTERS
NCRA Certified
Interactive Realtime
Instant Rough Drafts

VIDEOGRAPHERS
Legal Video Specialists
Video/Transcript Synching
Trial Presentation

Japanese interpreter, Mandarin interpreter, Korean interpreter

INTERPRETERS
Japanese, Mandarin & Korean
Depositions & Arbitrations
IP/Technical Expertise