sedaLAW PRIVACY NOTICE – HOW WE TREAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Who are we?
“We”, “us”, “our” and “Firm” refer to sedaLAW or the Salazar Enrile Defensor De Mata & Yap Law Offices.
Our commitment to protect your privacy
We recognise that any personal information we collect about you will only be used for the purposes we have collected it or as allowed under the law.
It is important to us that you are confident that any personal information we hold about you will be treated in a way which ensures protection of your personal information.
Our commitment in respect of personal information is to abide by the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (DPA) and other applicable laws for the protection of personal information.
When we refer to personal information we mean any information, whether on its own or combined with other data in our possession, that directly and certainly identifies you as an individual (e.g. name, e-mail, address, telephone number).
We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our website, such as the search terms you used, the page you viewed, time you visited the website, and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider.
Why we collect your personal information
Our business is to understand and meet our client’s legal and business needs. We cannot provide advice without fully knowing and understanding your personal circumstances. To do this effectively, we need to collect your personal information.
Generally, we may use the personal information we obtain from you:
• To respond to your inquiry or concern;
• To process job applications sent via email;
• To provide information about the Firm's services;
• To provide legal services as may be necessary;
• To establish or collect our fees when necessary; and
• As may be required by law or any legal process.
How do we collect your personal information?
In most cases, your personal information will be collected when you meet with our lawyers, provide your information via telephone or electronic and written material. In some instances, your information may also need to be collected from third parties such as your accountant, bank or financial adviser or relevant government agencies.
We may also collect information from you electronically, for instance, when you visit our website. If you are a sedaLAW client, we monitor your use of internet services to ensure we can verify you and can receive information from us, and to identify ways we can improve our services for you. Your internet protocol address (or “IP address”) is the numerical identifier from your device when you are using the internet. It may be necessary to collect your IP address for your interaction with some parts of our website.
Links to other websites
While our website may contain links to other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices exercised by such websites or the information they collect. Please consult these other websites' individual privacy notice/s for more information. This Privacy Notice applies only to information collected by us through this website or those you send to us directly.
Management and storing of personal information
sedaLAW trains its employees, lawyers and staff who handle personal information to respect the confidentiality of client information and the privacy of individuals. We regard breaches of your privacy seriously and will impose appropriate penalties, including dismissal. sedaLAW has appointed a Data Privacy Officer to ensure that our management of personal information is in accordance with this statement and the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
We hold personal information in a combination of secure computer storage facilities and paper-based files, and take steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We cannot guarantee the security of personal information you transmit over the web.
We may need to maintain records for a significant period of time. However, when we consider information is no longer needed, we will remove any details that will identify you or we will securely destroy the records.
How to Contact Us
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