- your rights;
- the personal data we collect about you;
- why we collect that data;
- with whom that information will be shared;
- how your data will be protected by us, and
- with whom you can raise any questions or concerns.
Collection of data / Personal information
Because personal data is about individuals, each individual about whom we have data is a “data subject” and as a data subject you have certain rights, including:
- the right to access the information we have about you;
- the right to correct any information that you think is inaccurate;
- the right to ask us to stop sending you information:
- the right to ask that some of your personal data is transferred to another business, and
- the right to request that we delete the information we hold about you if there is no legal reason for us to keep it.
Your provided username will be visible to other users of Singh's legal office after you have registered with them. Any comments posted on Singh’s law office or posts made via the forums of Singh’s law office are readable by the public. We reserves the right to contact you via the email address you provide, at any time, including but not limited to when you comment, post in forums, or get in touch over the contact forms on the website. We will at all times keep your identity and email address confidential, subject to this Privacy Statement and the Terms and Conditions.
We also collect personal information when you or your business contact us to instruct us on a matter and/or become a client of any part of Singh’s law office or where you supply us with services or apply for a job with us.
We collect and process the information we need about you and your business so this will include your name, contact details and any personal data you share with us to help us understand:
- your situation
- your preferences
- how to represent your best interests when you instruct us or become a client of Singh’s law office.
We will not normally ask for sensitive personal data (which includes information relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, or affiliations, religious or other beliefs, TU membership, your health, sex life, genetic or biometric data). If we do ask you to provide us with sensitive personal data we will explain why we need that data and how we intend to use it and explain your rights. If necessary we will ask for your consent first.
We may also collect personal data about you from clients, from authorised representatives, and as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law. At times we may collect personal data from third parties such as regulatory and legal authorities, other organisations with whom you have dealings or who have a legal interest in such data, government agencies, credit reporting agencies, financial institutions, recruitment agencies and other people connected to recruitment, information or service providers, introducers or referrers and from publicly available records.
We may obtain information about you from third parties in order to verify your identity, carry out anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, sanctions screening and other background and credit checks. In performing these checks, personal information provided by you may be disclosed to that third party which may keep a record of that information. All information provided by you will be treated securely and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Laws.
Data processing covers pretty much anything that anyone can do with personal data including
- obtaining, recording, retrieving, reviewing, consulting, storing, or holding it
- organising, adapting, or altering it
- disclosing, disseminating, or otherwise making it available, and
- aligning, blocking, erasing, or destroying it.
The main purpose for which we use your personal data is to enhance your client experience and ensure that we can meet your needs. This includes using your data to:
- provide you with our legal, consulting, training and expert services
- offer you updates and insights in areas of interest from our team of experts
- comply with money laundering and any other legal obligations
- keep you informed about our services and products, manage your consent preferences, and event reservations, and unsubscribe requests.
We may also process your data as a result of your relationship with businesses which are our clients, or because you are personally a client, or where you apply for a job or provide us with services.
Unless you inform us otherwise in accordance with Clause 5.3, we may also use your Data to communicate with us (“Communications”):
- by sending you notices regarding updates, changes or additions to our services or Website Content or regarding any promotions which may be of interest to you;
- by inviting you to participate in our surveys;
- by requesting for your views on the Website and/or our customer support; or
- by responding to your requests.
DISSEMINATION OF DATA
Be assured that we will never sell your Data to any third parties for commercial gain.
However, we may disclose your Data:
- to our consultants, advisors, service providers and agents (“Authorised Representatives
- to assist us to achieve the purposes described in Clauses 3.1 and 3.2; and
- to assist us in our Communications to you (unless you have informed us that you do not wish to receive any of our Communications in accordance with Clause 5.3); and
- to our business partners who may communicate with you (“Business Partner Communications
- by sending you notices regarding any promotions or products or services offered by them which may be of interest to you;
- for other advertising, statistical compilation or marketing-related purposes; or
- by responding to your requests, unless you have informed us that you do not wish to receive any Business Partner Communications in accordance with Clause 5.3.
We may also be required to disclose your Data in the following circumstances:
- to comply with a legal process;
- to protect the rights, property or personal safety of other Users and/or the public, or to protect the business operations of the Website;
- where applicable, to credit reference agencies, where your Data may be used by other credit grantors for the purposes of:
- making credit decisions about you and the people with whom you are financially associated with;
- fraud or money laundering prevention; and
- occasionally, for tracing debtors.
Accordingly, your Data will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law to do so. If you post or send offensive or objectionable content to us or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour in respect of the Website, we can use whatever Data that is available to us about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
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