Garnet Law Practice (GLP) is committed to being responsible custodians of the personal information that we collect in the course of operating our business as a provider of legal services.
This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) describes how we collect, use, share, or otherwise process personal information as a data controller in the course of operating our business, particularly in association with our marketing and business development practices and the operation of our website (www.garnetlawpractice.com), and our digital communications.
While we may also process personal information during our legal representation of a client, such processing is performed on behalf of and at the direction of our client, subject to our client agreements and professional responsibilities, and is not covered by this Notice.
“Personal information” as used in this Notice means information that identifies, relates to, describes, or can reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, to a specific natural person. It does not include information that is considered anonymous, de-identified, or aggregated by applicable law.
This Notice covers the following topics:
- Information we collect
- How We Use the Information
- How we may share the Information we collect
- Legal basis for processing information
- Third-Party Services and Content
- Protection and Storage of the Information We Collect
- Your Rights
- How to Contact Us
- Information we collect
The types of personal information we collect about you depend on your interactions with us and are described below.
Information You Provide to Us
We collect personal information that you provide to us. For example, we may collect personal information when you contact us, request that we send you newsletters, alerts, or other materials, register for a webinar or event, fill out a form, respond to a survey, comment on a blog, or otherwise communicate with us.
Depending on the context of your interactions with us, the categories of personal information we may collect from you include:
- Unique Identifiersthat we can use to identify you as a unique individual, such as your name, telephone number, postal or e-mail address, social media identifiers, signature, and government issued identification numbers (such as your passport number).
- Demographic Information, which may include sensitive personal information or information about protected classifications, such as your age, gender, race, or marital status.
- Professional and Educational Informationrelated to your occupation, such as your current or previous employers, your job title, or other information about the organisation with which you are affiliated. You might also provide information about your professional qualifications or your education, such as your bar information, degrees, fields of study, the institutions you’ve attended, languages, professional memberships, qualifications, and certifications.
- Geolocation Information, such as your city, state or and country.
- Audio and Visual Information, such as your voice and likeness as captured in photographs, video, or audio recordings if you attend our events, visit our offices, or leave us a voicemail.
- User Content, such as comments or other material you post to our social media pages, blogs, or other forums.
- Any other information you choose to provide.
Information We May Collect Automatically or Generate
We may automatically collect and generate information from and about you when you interact with us, which may include the following categories of personal information:
- Unique Identifiers: We might automatically collect information that uniquely identifies you or the device through which you interact with our website, such as your name, e-mail address, IP address, and device identifiers.
- Device Information: We might automatically collect information pertaining to the device through which you interact with us, such as the type of device used to interact with us, that device’s operating system and version, your browser type.
- Inferencesdrawn from your interactions with us, the events you choose to attend our events or webinars, or any of the other personal information available to us.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may obtain personal information from other sources, such as our clients, employees, or business partners, or from business contact databases and enrichment services. We may collect information about you from publicly available sources, such as public social media profiles, publications, and other websites or materials available through search engines.
We may collect the following categories of information from these other sources:
- Unique Identifiers, such as name, telephone number, postal or e-mail address, social media identifiers, and device and mobile advertising identifiers.
- Professional and Educational Informationabout your occupation and professional activities, such as professional licenses held, employers, business contact information, or information about your education, such as your degrees, fields of study, institutions attended, languages, professional memberships, qualifications, and certifications.
- How we use the information
We may use the information we collect for the various purposes, including:
- To respond to your inquiries or communications.
- To provide you with legal and other services.
- To operate, troubleshoot, and improve our Services.
- To expand and maintain our list of contacts.
- To understand how people use our services, including by generating and analysing statistics.
- For GLP’s business purposes, including internal administration, data analysis, billing, and detecting, preventing, and responding to actual or potential fraud, illegal activities, or intellectual property infringement.
- To advertise, provide, and assess the effectiveness of our events, promotional campaigns, publications, and services.
- As we believe reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with our legal obligations, to respond to legal process or requests for information issued by government authorities or other third parties, or to protect your, our, or others’ rights.
We may use anonymous, de-identified, or aggregate information that does not reasonably identify you for any purpose, as permitted by applicable law.
- How we may share the information we collect
GLP does not sell your personal information. We also do not share personal information that reasonably identifies you with unaffiliated entities for their independent use except when we have your permission, are doing so at your direction, as needed to comply with our legal obligations, as permitted by applicable law, or as otherwise described in this Notice.
We may also disclose the categories of information we collect to the following categories of recipients in furtherance of the purposes described above:
- Our service providers: We may share information with third parties that perform services on our behalf, such as web-hosting companies, mailing vendors, analytics providers, event hosting services, and information technology providers.
- Law enforcement, government authorities, or third parties with legal rights: We may share information as may be permitted or required by the laws of any jurisdiction that may apply to us, as provided for under contract, or as we deem reasonably necessary to provide legal services. In these circumstances, we strive to take reasonable efforts to notify you before we disclose information that may reasonably identify you or your organisation, unless prior notice is prohibited by applicable law or is not possible or reasonable in the circumstances.
- Parties in connection with a business transaction: We may share information with service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or we sell, liquidate, or transfer all or a portion of our assets, as well as any bankruptcy or corporate reorganization.
- Others with your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you that your information may be shared and you provide such information or if you use GLP to interact with a third party.
We may share anonymous, de-identified, or aggregate information that cannot reasonably identify you with others for any purpose, as permitted by applicable law. Please note that any personal information that you post to a profile, blog, comment section, or forum on websites or social media pages may be available to other users of those forums or, in some cases, made publicly available.
- Legal basis for processing your Information
It is a legal requirement to have legal grounds for processing personal information. Where applicable law requires us to justify our processing activities, we rely on the following legal grounds:
- Performance of a contract: We may need to collect and use your personal information to enter into a contract you or to perform a contract that you have with us.
- Consent: Where required to obtain your consent, we will do so. For example, certain jurisdictions require us to obtain your consent to process precise location information. To withdraw your consent to such use, you can contact us via our Contact Us page, or the email address in this notice.
- Legitimate interests: We may use your personal information for our legitimate interests to improve our products and services.
- Legal obligation: We may process personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
- Third-Party Services and Content
Our Digital Services may include integrated content or links to content provided by third parties (such as video materials). This Privacy Notice does not address the privacy, security, or other practices of the third parties that provide such content.
- Protection and Storage of the Information we Collect
We deploy commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to comply with applicable legal requirements and safeguard the information that we collect. This includes, when required or appropriate and feasible, obtaining written assurances from third parties that may access your personal information that they will protect such information with safeguards designed to provide a level of protection equivalent to those adopted by GLP.
However, no information system can be 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to us over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.
- Your Rights
Depending on applicable law, you may have certain rights with respect to your personal information, including, for example, the rights to:
- Request access to certain personal information of yours that we process.
- Update or correct your personal information if you believe it is incomplete or inaccurate.
- Erase or delete your personal information, subject to certain exceptions under local law.
- Object to our processing of your personal information or otherwise restrict our processing activities.
- Withdraw your consent to processing, where we base our processing of your personal information on consent.
- Complain to the supervisory authority.
You can exercise your rights (if applicable) by submitting a request through our Contact Us page or emailing us at email@example.com.
- How to Contact Us
We welcome your inquiries and comments. But please note that if you are not a client, we may not be able to treat the information you send us as confidential or privileged. If you wish to contact us regarding legal or other services, you can find a list of our attorneys on our main website (www.garnetlawpractice.com ).
If you would like to contact us with questions about our privacy or data protection practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us an email via our Contact Us page.
- Changes to this Privacy Notice
We may update this Notice periodically, and will revise the date at the top of this Notice to reflect the date when such update occurred. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share the personal information that you have provided, we will endeavour to provide you with notice before such changes take effect, such as by posting prominent notice on the GLP’s website.