What personal information do we collect and process?We may collect information via our Site, during providing legal services or otherwise because of our dealings with you or one or more of our clients. The type of information we collect and process about you depends upon our relationship with you and the context in which we obtain and process your personal information. Information You Provide to Us The personal information we collect, and process may include (without limitation):
- about the services you specifically request
- information you provide to us, for example by completing client surveys
- your name, address and other contact details your occupation and interests
- the information included in any documents you send to us (such as identification documents), or any online services to which you subscribe
- any other information we collect, use and process in the course of our business, such as information provided by our clients (including information relating to employees of our clients).
How do we use your personal information?We use personal information for the following purposes:
- to provide, improve and market our services
- to manage our business and our relationship with you and our clients
- to undertake analysis and research to help us manage our business
- to understand how our Site is used and to improve our Site
- to fulfil our legal, professional and ethical obligations
- to enforce or protect any of our rights, property or safety (or those of our members, employees or clients)
- for other legitimate business purposes.
With whom do we share your personal information?We will share your personal information with third parties (such as the police and other law enforcement agencies) where we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal, professional or ethical obligation (such as to comply with our anti-money laundering obligations), or in order to enforce or protect any of our rights, property or safety (or those of our members, employees or clients). In providing our services, we may give information and data to third parties such as expert witnesses, courts or tribunals, and other professional advisers. We may also share your personal information with third parties who provide services to us. When we do so, they are required to act in accordance with our instructions and keep your personal information secure. If we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose personal information held by us to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. If substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party (or are subject to a reorganization), personal information held by us will be one of the transferred assets.
Lawful Bases of ProcessingWe will only collect and process personal information about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases of processing are as following:
- Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations we may be allowed to process Personal Information until the User objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Information is subject to European data protection law;
- provision of Information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
- processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
- processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;
- processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.
Data RetentionPersonal Information shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for. Therefore:
- Personal Information collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between us and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
- Personal Information collected for the purposes of our legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by us within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting us.
Opting OutWe may from time to time send you legal updates and mailings relating to our seminars or events that we think may be of interest to you. If you would prefer not to receive marketing mailings from us, you may unsubscribe from these marketing mailings by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such message or contact us. Your email address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request.
Rights to Access And Control Your Personal DataIf personal information you have submitted through any of the Sites is no longer accurate, current, or complete, and you wish to update it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon appropriate request, we will be glad to update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. Furthermore, you may also oppose the processing or transferring of your personal information to the extent the laws of your country of residence require you to have a legitimate reason to do so. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. In addition, you have following rights regarding your Personal Information processed by us .
- Withdraw your consent at any time. You have the right to withdraw consent where you have previously given consent to the processing of your Personal Information
- Object to processing of your Information. You have the right to object to the processing of Personal Information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent.
- Restrict the processing of your Information. You have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your Information. In this case, we will not process your Information for any purpose other than storing it.
- Have your Personal Information deleted or otherwise removed. You have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of your Information from us.
- Receive your Information and have it transferred to another controller. You have the right to receive your Information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on your consent, on a contract which you are part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
- Lodge a complaint. You have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.