Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable law, we are committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to its clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, and to adhering to the policy set out below. Reference in this policy to "your personal data" means any information that identifies, or could reasonably be used to identify, you as one of the aforementioned persons.
Use of Your Personal Data
We collect and process your personal data to facilitate the provision of our professional services, including client services, conflicts checking, billing and marketing. We may also process your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations. Personal data includes contact details (e.g., name, work address, telephone number and email address), work history (e.g., work function, education, training and details of former employment), identification information (e.g., passport details, visa and immigration status, date and place of birth) and billing information (e.g., account numbers and tax information). We collect personal data through direct contact with our clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, through subscriptions submitted to our website or other websites sponsored by ourselves and through information publicly available on websites or from subscription services.
Access by Third Parties
Consistent with our professional and ethical obligations, we may allow others to access your information in order to process data on our behalf in connection with the conduct of our business or where disclosure of your information is in your interest or is otherwise permitted, required or authorized under applicable law.
Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting our business, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection that we offer to our clients.
How to Access Your Personal Data
If you have any questions about our use of your personal data (including categories of third parties to whom your personal data has been disclosed), or if you want to exercise your right to see a copy of, correct, erase or block the personal data we hold about you or to submit an email demand that we cease processing your personal data. As permitted by applicable law, a nominal fee may be charged for each personal data access request that you make, and there may be a limited number of narrow exceptions to the rights set forth above.
Personal data is only collected and processed to the extent necessary for the purposes described above. We update, correct and erase personal data on a regular basis. We will store and process your data only for the term of your retention of ourselves and for a period thereafter reasonably determined by business necessity and our professional obligations to you or as may be required by law.
We takes all commercially reasonably steps consistent with industry practice to protect your personal data by using established security standards and procedures.
We provide this notice to explain its practices regarding collection and use of personal information through this website (the "Site"). We will not disclose, sell, or rent any of your identifiable personal information to any third party, unless approved by you, or required by law. We may offer you access to certain information by e-mail, and may distribute your e-mail address and name to external service providers who would manage this process for us. These service providers have agreed not to sell or distribute your information to any other party. Instructions to unsubscribe will be included in each e-mail message. We may share non-personal, anonymous, summary or aggregate user data with certain affiliates and other third parties. Please note that, although we aim to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure, the firm cannot guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this policy.
Links to Other Sites
This Site contains links to this other sites. When you enter these other sites using links from Site, you are entering a site for which we have no responsibility. We do not control these other sites and cannot guarantee their practices regarding data privacy and security. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of those sites, which may differ from the policy of this Site.
Terms and Conditions
Effective April 1, 2011
Nature of Information and Materials
Although this Site may provide information concerning legal issues, such information is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. You agree that we are not engaged in rendering legal services or advice by providing the information and materials on this Site, and that your use of the Site does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and us. We assume no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information or material on this Site. While we take reasonable measures to keep the information on this Site accurate, complete and up-to-date, we will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to the inaccuracy, incompleteness or lack of timeliness of the information.
Restrictions on Use of Materials
All materials contained on this Site, and all intellectual property rights thereto, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress, are owned by us. You agree not to copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, modify or distribute any of the materials contained on the Site, except for your personal, non-commercial use, absent our prior written approval.
Links to Other Sites
This Site may include links to other Internet sites that are beyond our control. We are not responsible for the content of any such sites, makes no representations regarding any such sites, and does not necessarily endorse or approve of the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through any such sites. You acknowledge and agree that your linking to other sites, your use of such sites, and your use of any information, material, products and services offered by such sites, are solely at your own risk.
The materials provided on this site are provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. We disclaim all express and implied warranties with regard to the information and materials contained on this site, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall we, or our partners or affiliates, or contributors to this Site, be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages, whether direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, resulting from your access or use of this Site. You hereby waive any and all such claims against us, our partners, affiliates, and contributors. You agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of this agreement, and that the site and its materials would not be provided to you absent such limitations. Some state statutes may restrict this limitation of liability.
Governing Law and Forum
Given the international nature undertaken of our legal practice, wherein our legal work is done from remote locations for clients the world, though licensed to practise law in New York State, United States of America, the governing law and forum shall be dictated by the retainer agreement that you execute with this law firm, which is a pre-requisite for any legal advice being proferred, with the contents of this website being otherwise limited to attorney advertising, to be read at your own risk, and failing which the parties shall consent to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, subject to the parties, with any dispute between you and us regarding the content or use of the website shall be resolved by arbitration under the London's International Rules of Commercial Arbitration, with hearings held in the English language in the Arbitration's main office, and shall not be joined with any dispute that any other person or entity may have with us.
Our failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
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