1. The Policy
Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the data collection, privacy practices or policies of such other websites. We advise you to read the privacy policies of every website you visit which collects personal information.
We and our service providers collect information using cookies, web beacons, pixel tags or similar digital marker technologies. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain websites. These methods permit us to collect various types of information, help us understand what areas of the website are of greatest interest to you, and tell us if you are a new visitor or not. We and our service providers use this information to monitor and improve our website. Cookies also may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences and password, so you do not have to re-enter this information each time you visit our website. Cookies are not used to identify you and will not collect personally identifiable information.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you may also prevent Flash cookies using the settings in your Adobe Flash Player software and configure your browser to stop accepting new cookies, to notify you when you a new cookie is received, and to disable existing cookies. In any event, if the user chooses to decline the download to his computer of any type of cookies either from this site or from other sites, the user may increase the privacy protection level by modifying the browser's settings.
3. Data Collection
We may ask for and generally collect your personally identifiable when you voluntarily submit it to our website, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise when you use any of our services. We also collect information about your visits to this website including traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. But we do not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services.
Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address and other information. In addition to the information you knowingly provide, we collect the domain names and IP addresses of its visitors, along with usage statistics (e.g., types of web browsers and operating systems used) and browsing history. We may combine this information with the personally identifiable and other information it collects.
4. Data Usage
We only use your personal data to provide you with our services (including provision of news, newsletters and other information, invitation to our talks and events, bill and payment management), to deal with your enquiries and requests, to administer and improve our services and this website, to market our services, for the purposes of recruitment and for other legitimate business purposes. Specifically, but without limitation, information used to evaluate whether to represent you, or provide you with services (e.g. to conduct client due diligence and conflict checks) if you are or become a client of the firm, or monitor and analyse our business or website operations, or collect debts, fight fraud, or protect the rights or property of the firm, our clients, our website, their users, or third parties, or as otherwise permitted by law, or be incorporated into our database for mailings or other purposes, or otherwise be provided to our affiliates, business partners, or others who work for us such as service providers, vendors, contractors and agents, and/or to other unaffiliated third parties, for marketing or other business purposes. Generally speaking, other than for our business, we use personal data to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our legal rights and to protect the rights of third parties.
5. Data Sharing
We will not disclose your personal data outside Patrick Chu, Conti Wong Lawyers LLP, except to service providers acting on our behalf or in other very limited circumstances, for example, with your agreement or where we are under a legal obligation to do so. We do not share this information with any third party except to the extent required by law, search warrant, subpoena, court order, other legal process, or enquired by governmental authorities which, in our discretion, is necessary to answer that enquiry, if that enquiry requires the involvement of a third party. We may also share your information if we, in good faith, believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the firm or third parties. We shall only disclose such information in a manner permitted by law.
In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to the new party in control.
6. Data Protection
We attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information which may include the use of firewalls and other security measures on our servers. However, we do not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any standard, and no server or internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. You should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential data on any websites, including ours. Similarly, any information that you send us in email or other form through the websites shall not be regarded as confidential or privileged.
The personal data provided to us will be retained for no longer than is required to fulfill the purpose or any directly related purpose for which the personal data was to be used, subject to legal, statutory and regulatory requirements mandating the retention of data.
8. Right of access and correction
Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (CAP 486), you are entitled to make a request for access to and correction of your personal data. Should you wish to access or correct your personal data held by us, please send your data access or correction request to the Compliance Officer as follows:
• by post to the Compliance Officer, Patrick Chu, Conti Wong Lawyers LLP at Unit 2804-7, Man Yee Building, Central, Hong Kong; or
• by email to email@example.com
A fee is chargeable by us for complying with a data access request.
9. Change of Policy
10. Your Right & Concerns
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions about this policy, or if there’s certain data protection legislation is applicable in your case, you have the right to request details about the information we hold about you and to have any such information rectified or deleted on legitimate grounds. Please contact us for more information.