SK&S Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 3, 2019

At SK&S Law Group LLP (“SK&S”, “We”, or “Our”), we take privacy seriously. Below you will find details on the information we collect, what we do with it, with whom we share it, and how long we keep it. You will also If you have any questions, please contact us here.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

The categories of Personal Information we collect offline will vary, depending on our specific relationship with you, and the context. We treat Personal Information collected on our website or through electronic communications as follows:

Information Source Information Collected What We Do With It Who We Share It With Retention Period
‘Contact Us’ Name, Email Address, Phone Number, and Message Information Contact you about your message and, if you engage us, we will use the information to represent and invoice you. Other Attorneys in the firm If you engage us, for as long as you are our client, and for 7 years afterwards. If you do not engage us, for as long as we retain email communications pursuant to internal policy.
Pay Your Bill Online Invoice Number, Attorney Name, Email, Billing Address, Credit Card Information, or E-Check Information (account Number, routing number, name, Account type) Collect payment if you choose to pay your bill through our site. Law Pay. Read more about their data practices in their Service Agreement. We do not keep it.
Cookies on our Site Session and Persistent Cookies. Analyze the use of our site by visitors Squarespace as host of our website. Read more about their data practices in their Privacy Policy. We use Google Analytics to track site interaction. Session cookies disappear when you leave our site. Our persistent cookies disappear after 730 days.
Invoice Information What we did for you, how much it cost, and your contact information. Generate Invoices Clio, a third-party service provider. Read more about their practices in their Privacy Policy. Our Accountant. As long as you are our client, and for 7 years afterwards.
Email Marketing Updates Email Address Send you updates about SK&S and our Services Squarespace as host of our website. Mailchimp as email service provider. Read more about Mailchimp and Squarespace their data practices in their Privacy Policy. Until you opt out of marketing communications.
SK&S Blog Your name on any comment; Do NOT share any other Personal Information in your comment. Improve our site and services The SK&S Blog is public. For as long as the blog post is up
Calls to SK&S Information shared on the call. If you engage us, we will use the information you provide us to represent you. If you do not engage us, nothing. We do not share this information except as directed by you during the course of your representation. If you do not engage us, we will not retain your information.
Internal Office Tools & Storage Information regarding our representation of you. Use it to represent you. See “Other Sharing of your Personal Information” below. For as long as reasonably necessary to accomplish its intended purpose.

MARKETING AND COOKIES 

We rely on our legitimate interest in direct marketing to use your email for marketing purposes.

We will inform you in advance of sending you marketing (unless this is obvious by the circumstances - for example, when you provide us with your business card).

To the extent applicable laws in certain jurisdictions require consent, your provision of Personal Information to us will constitute your consent to such processing where appropriate. Where required, we will also ask you to provide your explicit written consent.

Cookies

We provide all visitors to our site with notice of our cookie collection. We use cookies (small text files placed on your device) and similar technologies on our website and marketing emails to:  

  1. make sure our websites function as they should; and

  2. analyze how our websites and online services are performing (for example to understand how people arrive at and use our website so that we can make it more intuitive); and

If you are concerned about cookies, most web browsers (Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, etc.) now recognize when a cookie is offered and allow you to opt-out of receiving it. You can also delete all cookies that are already on your browser. If you choose to do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our websites and some services and functionalities may not work.

For more information about cookies and how to disable and/or delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Changing your marketing preferences

You may ask us not to process your Personal Information for marketing purposes and can exercise the right at any time by sending us an email at codevilla@skandslegal.com, or by clicking on 'unsubscribe' in an SK&S marketing email.

OTHER SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will share your Personal Information, where appropriate, with our relevant partners and staff who may be based in any of our offices. 

We will also at times need to share some of your Personal Information with select third parties, such as:

Persons related to you

Your agents, consultants, other advisers, counterparties, beneficiaries, trustees, banks and related persons, where you ask us to, or as otherwise necessary for the Permitted Purposes.

Persons related to us

Our agents, consultants and other professionals, suppliers and external agencies/administrators who assist us with legal, administrative, financial, operational and other services, and may have access to certain of your Personal Information as part of their role. These will include, for example: 

  1. IT software, applications and services, including web content management, recruitment and telecommunications services suppliers; website, online portal and client extranet providers; 

  2. business continuity/disaster recovery and data back-up providers;

  3. our file storage and management suppliers; 

  4. third party due diligence and identity/background verification suppliers; 

  5. our banks and other financial providers (such as currency exchange, e-billing and outsourced payroll suppliers);

  6. our insurers, insurance brokers, and lawyers; 

  7. our auditors and other professionals engaged for audit purposes;  

  8. local lawyers, tax advisors or experts; and

  9. other professional advisors.

Courts/tribunals; and law enforcement, regulatory and public authorities

Where disclosure is required by applicable rules and law, or by any court, tribunal, law enforcement, regulatory, public or quasi-governmental authority or department around the world. 

We do not disclose (or sell) your Personal Information to any other third parties.

SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

We operate a range of technical, non-technical and procedural controls to safeguard your Personal Information (including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage). In particular:

  1. We use: (a) firewalls and encryption; and (b) physical and technical controls on, and monitoring of, access to our premises and systems.

  2. We only engage reputable suppliers and undertake appropriate information security and regulatory compliance due diligence on them.

  3. All our partners and staff who handle Personal Information are subject to confidentiality obligations, have to comply with our internal compliance policies, and receive appropriate data protection and information security training.

We will periodically review and update the adequacy of our methods above as the sensitivity and geographical scope of our services expand. 

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Information transmitted to our website – and any such transmission is at your own risk. Our website may also, from time to time, contain links to third party websites - which are outside of our control and are not covered by this Notice. If you access other websites using the links provided, please check their privacy policy before submitting any Personal Information to them.

Data Breaches

If a data breach (leading to the destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, your Personal Information) occurs which is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting your rights and freedoms, we will inform you of this without undue delay.

Where legally permitted, any such notifications will be made either via email, post or telephone. 

Updates

If we materially change this Privacy Notice, we will change the “last updated” date above.