We recognize that you may be concerned about our use and disclosure of your personal information. We value your privacy and are committed to ensuring that the information we collect, including information provided by our users (“you”, “your” and “yourself”) or the information about visitors to our websites is done so in compliance with the applicable data privacy laws.
Personal information is information that can identify you, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, or where your identity is reasonably apparent. We may collect personal information about you in order to verify your identity, contact you or obtain feedback. You do not need to give us any personal information in order to use this site.
We may collect non-personal information, such as a domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveals nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We may also collect information about the type of internet browser and operating system you are using, what brought you to our website, as well as which of our web pages you have accessed.
Additionally, if you communicate with us regarding our website or our services, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.
As a general practice, any personal information we collect will typically be for the following purposes (this list is not exhaustive):
- Personal identification and authentication;
- To provide appropriate responses to your enquiries and requests;
- Maintaining and updating your records;
- For research, planning, service development, security or risk management;
- Ensure compliance with the applicable regulatory framework;
- Sending you reminders, notices, updates, support and administrative messages, service bulletins, updates about our firm, and any other requested information.
We do not collection personal information from you when you visit our website unless you voluntarily provide such information to us. This may occur, for example, by you sending us an email or when you register for a newsletter or other event on the Site. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, including to monitor use of and improve our website as well as for internal analysis and to monitor trends.
We may also process certain personal data to periodically send you newsletters containing news and updates about us, legal and regulatory updates, legal news, etc. You hereby consent to allow us to use your e-mail address for this purpose. You may at any time opt out of receiving newsletters and updates from us by selecting the “unsubscribe” option included in the email or other material.
Disclosure to Third Parties
The Firm may disclose your personal information to third parties. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us disclosing and transferring your personal information to third parties in India and/or overseas, and you authorise the storing of that personal information inside and/or outside of India.
We will not sell or otherwise provide the information we collect to any third parties for the purpose of direct or indirect mass email marketing
We will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the law or comply with legal process;
- Protect and defend the rights or property of our website and related properties;
- Identify persons who may be violating the law, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing our website or its related properties.
We work hard to protect our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through e-mail, discussion boards, or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our website whilst it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.
When you visit our website, we may collect anonymous statistics about how visitors use our website to better tailor the information we provide to meet our visitors’ needs. We may use this information to manage our website, develop valuable knowledge publications, seminars and events and to ensure we are keeping our technology upgraded to sufficiently meet your needs.
We may have links on our website to other sites and resources that provide information or materials we feel interests you. We are not responsible for the contents or security of those sites or the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information on those sites. We also disclaim any responsibility for the information, or your reliance on the information, contained on web pages and sites accessible through external links. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a website visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our website.
We strive to keep our processing activities with respect to your personal data as limited as possible. In the absence of specific retention periods set out in this policy, your personal data will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required by statutory retention requirements.