This policy describes what we do with personal information we collect from you and the ways in which we may collect that information.
We may collect information from you through your use of our website, when you request information from us or engage our legal or other services, or as a result of your relationship with one or more of our clients. By using any of our services including our website and by providing us with any personal information, you are consenting to the use of your personal information as set out in this policy. Please do not send us any personal information if you do not want your personal information to be used in this way. As professionals engaged in the provision of legal services to clients worldwide, Zaka & Kosta, Attorneys at Law is committed to protecting the privacy of confidential and personal information, including personal data relating to individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, job applicants or others inside or outside the Firm.
Information collected through our website
A number of facilities on our website invite you to provide us with personal information. The firm does not collect any personal data from visitors to its website or our users of Internet Services that is not voluntarily provided (Personal Information). The purpose of these facilities is apparent at the point that you provide your personal information and we only use your information for those purposes.
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- To comply with our legal and professional responsibilities;
- To provide and improve our services to you and to our clients including handling personal information of others on behalf of our clients;
- To maintain and develop our relationship with you and our clients;
- To conduct our recruiting and selection process;
- To maintain and update our records;
- For research, planning, service development, security or risk management;
- To provide you with information about our services, and to advise you of news and industry updates, events, promotions and competitions, reports and other information, and to carry out market research campaigns;
- For other legitimate business purposes.
Protection of your information
We apply the highest standard of security when it comes to hosting and protecting information. Consistent with our professional obligations, it has always been the policy of the firm to exercise the utmost discretion regarding the information our clients entrust to us. The firm accepts and processes client information always subject to the client’s direction and control, and the firm maintains reasonable and appropriate security precautions. We take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form. Our information security policy is supported by a number of security standards, processes and procedures and we store information in access-controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. We never trade, sell or share your information with any unrelated parties except as necessary or appropriate to conduct the firm’s legal and business activities, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or to further your interests or as permitted or required by law or as authorized or directed by you.
Transferring information when there is a change to our business
We do not disclose any Personal Information collected from the Internet Services to unrelated parties outside of the firm except in limited circumstances. Such circumstances include disclosures to our agents or data processors or other contractors acting on our behalf and at our direction, subject to appropriate confidentiality, privacy and information security commitments provided by the receiving party, or where we believe it necessary to provide a service which you have requested, or as permitted or required by law, or as otherwise authorized or directed by you. We may transfer your Personal Information to other offices of the firm for the purposes set out for use of Personal Information in this Privacy Statement. Such transfers may involve the transfer of your information between jurisdictions and outside of the jurisdiction in which you submitted your information.
Information that you send to us in electronic form may not be secure and, unless you are already a client, will not be treated as privileged or confidential. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all personal information we hold is secure from any unauthorized access, misuse or disclosure.
While it is unlikely, we may be required to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. We will use reasonable endeavors to notify you before we do this, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.
Under applicable data protection legislation, we must ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Therefore, please advise us of any changes to your information. You are entitled to request details of the information we hold about you and to have it rectified or deleted as required by applicable data protection legislation. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not want to receive information from us
If you receive marketing materials from us, you may withdraw your consent for us to send these to you at any time and free of charge by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.