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Last updated: February 2021
*Until the COVID-19 situation improves, all lawyers assigned to the New York office will telework from New York or Tokyo for their safety.
As a provider of legal services, A&S New York is committed to protecting the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information, and maintains appropriate technical and security arrangements in order to keep your personal information confidential and protect it against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration, in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
We may collect personal information about you directly from you or another person acting on your behalf. We will also collect personal information about you if it relates to your instructions, transactions between you and us, and the services that we provide to you, your employer, or another business or entity associated with you.
You may browse areas of our website that do not require entry of login credentials without actively entering personal information. However, we may receive certain information automatically from your web browser or applications you use when you access our website, including, for example, IP addresses, other device identifiers, browser types, operating systems, access dates and times, referring and exiting URLs, etc.
We may ask you to provide personal information. This may include providing your personal information in order to provide legal services to you, to register for events, or to inquire about or apply for a job with us.
In some circumstances, we may receive personal information about you from third parties, such as our service providers, regulatory or law enforcement agencies, your bank or other financial institutions or advisors, and agencies conducting background checks. We may also obtain personal information about you from publicly accessible sources of information, such as public databases, industry associations, social media, and online professional networks.
The categories of personal information we may collect will depend on the nature of our relationship with you or the services we provide, and the purpose for which information is collected. Such personal data may include the following: names, residential addresses or other contact details, signatures, nationality, date and place of birth, social security, national insurance or other tax identification numbers, photographs, copies of identification documents, bank account details, credit history, criminal and administrative offences, educational information, such as transcripts and travel-related information.
Additionally, if you are a visitor to our offices, we may collect additional personal information in connection with COVID-19, such as whether you have: (a) been in close or proximate contact in the prior 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19; (b) tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 14 days; and/or (c) experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the prior 14 days. You may also have your temperature collected.
We may use your personal information where applicable law permits us to do so, including for any of the following purposes:
Moreover, information collected by A&S New York in connection with its recruiting of lawyers and staff will only be used for such recruiting purposes and will not be used for any other purpose.
We will use one of the permitted grounds under applicable law to process your personal information. Such grounds include instances where you have given your consent or where your consent is not required under applicable law, such as where we are required to comply with a legal obligation, or where we, or a third party acting on our behalf, determines that it is necessary for our legitimate interests to collect and use your information.
The legitimate interests to collect your personal information may include any of the purposes identified above and any other purpose where we, or a third party acting on our behalf, has determined that you have a reasonable expectation for us or a third party, on our behalf, to collect or use your personal information for such purpose.
Depending on the purpose for which your personal information is required, a refusal to provide personal information may have various consequences, such as our being unable to communicate with you, to provide our services to you, or to permit you to access our offices or other facilities. If your personal information is necessary for us to carry out our anti-money laundering checks, failure to provide such information may result in the firm not being able to provide the representation.
Subject to compliance with applicable law and our professional obligations, we may share your personal information with the following:
We maintain appropriate technical and organizational security procedures in order to keep your personal information confidential and protect it against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration, in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
We will handle all such requests in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
You have the right to object to the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes. If you do not wish to receive our publications or details of events that we consider may be of interest to you, we ask that you notify us by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any electronic marketing communications that you receive, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may send text files (e.g., “cookies” or other cached files) or images to your web browser to store information on your computer. We may use these files and images for technical convenience to store information on your computer. We may use information stored in such text files and images to customize and monitor your experience and use of this website. You can disable cookies from your computer system by following the instructions on your browser or at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
This Privacy Notice for California Consumers contains disclosures required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), and is only relevant to residents of California, and applies only to the collection or other use of personal information that is subject to the CCPA. “Personal information,” as used in this Privacy Notice for California Consumers, is defined as provided in the CCPA, and includes any information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Consumers with disabilities may access a printable copy of this notice in pdf format using the link provided above.
We may use the personal information we collect for one or more of the following purposes:
We may disclose personal information in one or more of the categories identified above to:
In the past 12 months, we have not sold any personal information we collect to third parties, and we have shared the categories of personal information we collect only as set forth above.
The CCPA provides a California consumer the following rights, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
You may submit requests relating to your exercise of rights under the CCPA to us by email at email@example.com.
We may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request. In verifying requests, we will require you to provide, at a minimum your telephone number and mailing address. If we are unable to verify your identity, we will need to deny your request.
You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA request on your behalf by mailing two forms of identification showing your first name, last name, and current address, and a signed authorization allowing an agent to request information on your behalf.