Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable law, Al-Hamad Legal Group (“HLG”) is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to its clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, and to adhering to the policy set out below. Reference in this policy to "your personal data" means any information that identifies,or could reasonably be used to identify, you as one of the aforementioned persons.
Use of Your Personal Data
HLG collects and processes your personal data to facilitate the provision of our professional services, including client services, conflicts checking,billing and marketing. We may also process your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations. Personal data includes contact details (e.g., name, work address, telephone number and email address), work history(e.g., work function, education, training and details of former employment),identification information (e.g., passport details, visa and immigration status, date and place of birth) and billing information (e.g., account numbers and tax information). We collect personal data through direct contact with our clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals and through information publicly available on websites or from subscription services.
During the course of our representation of you, we may transfer your personal data to other offices within the HLG network to facilitate and centralize the operation of client services, conflicts checking, billing, marketing and related professional services. You should be aware that when you provide information to any individual HLG lawyer, you are providing it to HLG as a whole, and your information may therefore be exported to, processed in and accessed from countries whose laws provide varied levels of protection, not always equivalent to that provided in your own country. Please be assured that HLG has adopted various procedural and technical safeguards, in accordance with Kuwaiti data protection laws, to protect your data within our network.
Access by ThirdParties
Consistent with our professional and ethical obligations, HLG may allow others to access your information in order to process data on our behalf in connection with the conduct of our business or where disclosure of your information is in your interest or is otherwise permitted, required or authorized under applicable law.
Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting our business, HLG will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection that we offer to our clients.
How to Access Your Personal Data
If you have any questions about our use of your personal data (including categories of third parties to whom your personal data has been disclosed), or if you want to exercise your right to see a copy of, correct, erase or block the personal data we hold about you or to submit a written demand that HLG cease processing your personal data, please send us an e-mail.
Personal data is only collected and processed to the extent necessary for the purposes described above. HLG updates, corrects and erases personal data on a regular basis. HLG will store and process your data only for the term of your retention of HLG and for a period thereafter reasonably determined by business necessity and our professional obligations to you or as may be required bylaw.
HLG provides this notice to explain its practices regarding collection and use of personal information through alhamadlaw.com (the “Site”). HLG may collect information from you relating to your application for employment at HLG. We will not disclose, sell, or rent any of your identifiable personal information to any third party, unless approved by you, or required by law. HLG may offer you access to certain information by e-mail, and may distribute your e-mail address and name to external service providers who would manage this process for us. These service providers have agreed not to sell or distribute your information to any other party. HLG may share non-personal,anonymous, summary or aggregate user data with certain affiliates and other third parties. Please note that, although HLG aims to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure, the firm cannot guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this policy.
Links to Other Sites
This Site may contain, from time to time, links to other sites. When you enter these other sites using links from the Site, you are entering a site for which HLG has no responsibility. HLG does not control these other sites and cannot guarantee their practices regarding data privacy and security. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of those sites, which may differ from the policy of this Site.