Personal Data Protection Policy
Asia Practice LLC (hereinafter, “we” and derivatives thereof) may collect personal data from you, through your communications and interactions with us, including your use of our website, any engagement by you of our services, inquiries which you make with us or information which you provide to us.
Our policy on the collection, use and disclosure of personal data, which we may update from time to time, is set out below. By accessing and continuing to use our website, you agree to the following terms.
1. Purposes for collection, use and disclosure of personal data
1.1. The purposes for which we may use the personal data collected from you include:
(a) providing our services and discharging our legal duties and responsibilities;
(b) responding to and handling queries, feedback and suggestions;
(c) verifying your identity, processing payments as well as managing our
administrative and business operations;
(d) managing the client relationship, disseminating information about our services
and providing you with updates and other communications on legal
developments and in respect of the firm;
(e) organising seminars, events of other marketing / promotional activities;
(f) monitoring the use of our website;
(g) improving our website, services and communications to you, as well as the use of
(h) managing the security of our premises, facilities and technology infrastructure;
(i) complying with laws and regulations, policies, procedures, codes of practice or
guidelines and directives issued by relevant authorities (including obligations to
undertake client due diligence);
(j) recruitment and employment purposes; and
(k) other purposes in the ordinary course of business.
1.2. If you are seeking employment or any other appointment with us, we may in addition collect and use personal data for the following purposes:
(a) performing background checks, verifying your credentials and qualifications as well as obtaining references;
(b) assessing your application; and
(c) any other purpose relating to the above.
1.3. Where any personal data relating to a third party is provided by you to us, you represent and must ensure that you have notified the third party of the terms of this policy and that you have obtained that party’s consent to provide us with such personal data for the purposes set out herein.
2. Disclosure of personal data
2.1 We treat all personal data as confidential information and will only disclose any personal data where expressly set out in this policy.
2.2 From time to time, we may be required to disclose your personal data for the following purposes:
(a) to experts, consultants and foreign law firms engaged on your matters;
(b) where your matter requires any work to be instructed or undertaken in any jurisdiction other than Singapore, to any person in such other jurisdiction as may be necessary to give effect to your instructions or the work to be undertaken at
your request or on your behalf;
(c) to agents, contractors or third party service providers who may provide
operational or administrative services (including courier services, information technology, telecommunications, payment, payroll processing, human resource matters, training, market research, storage, archival and client support services);
(d) in connection with professional indemnity policies, and to our professional advisers, consultants, including auditors and accountants;
(e) to any relevant authorities, including professional regulatory bodies and/or law enforcement agencies, whether local or overseas;
(f) to the extent necessary to comply with any laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, directives and other similar requirements; and
(g) any other party to whom you authorise us to disclose your personal data.
3. Website Security
4.1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree that we shall not be liable in any event for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages suffered as a result of unauthorised or unintended use, access or disclosure of your personal data.
5.1. If you:
(a) have any queries regarding this policy or on how we may manage, collect, use or disclose your personal data;
(b) would like to obtain access to any record of your personal data which we may hold and make any corrections to the same; or
(c) would like to modify or withdraw the terms of your consent to any use of your personal data,
you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (marking your email for the attention of “Data Protection Officer”).
If you withdraw your consent to any or all use of your personal data, depending on the nature of your request, this may limit the scope of our services which we are able to provide to you.