Advocates & Jurists takes data privacy seriously. We recognize and value the trust that individuals place in us when providing us with personal data and we are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of personal data we may collect from visitors to our social media page, websites and/or the clients to whom we provide legal and other services.
By providing your personal data to us (whether via one of our websites, by email, in person or over the phone), you agree to the processing set out in this Privacy notice. Further notices highlighting certain uses we wish to make of your personal data together with the ability to opt in or out of selected uses may also be provided to you when we collect personal data from you.
Please note: This Privacy notice does not apply to, and Advocates & Jurists is not responsible for, any third party websites which may be accessible through links from this website. If you follow a link to any of these third party websites, they will have their own privacy policies and you will need to check these policies before you submit any personal data to such third party websites.
This Privacy notice aims to help you understand our personal data collection, usage and disclosure practices by explaining:
- Who we are and what we do
Advocates & Jurists is a Nepal Based law firm, the Founder and any members of which are Advocates & Jurists and its respective affiliates. Advocates & Jurists provides full law service.
- What personal data we collect about you
We may collect and process different types of personal data in the course of operating our business and providing our services. These include:
- Basic personal details such as your name and job title;
- Contact data such as your telephone number and postal or email address;
- Financial data such as payment related information or bank account details;
- Demographic data such as your address, preferences or interests;
- Website usage and other technical data such as details of your visits to our websites or information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies;
- Personal data provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or generated by us in the course of providing our services, which may, where relevant, include special categories of personal data;
- Identification and other background verification data such as a copy of passports or utility bills or evidence of beneficial ownership or the source of funds to comply with client due diligence/” know your client”/anti-money laundering laws and collected as part of our client acceptance and ongoing monitoring procedures;
- Recruitment related data such as your curriculum vitae, your education and employment history, details of professional memberships and other information relevant to potential recruitment to Advocates & Jurists;
- Data that you may provide to us in course of registering for and attending events or meetings, including access and dietary requirements; and
Any other personal data relating to you that you may provide.
- How we obtain the personal data about you
We may collect or receive your personal data in a number of different ways:
- Where you provide it to us directly, for example by corresponding with us by email, or via other direct interactions with us such as completing a form on our website or registering for and using one of our online tools;
- Where we monitor use of, or interactions with, our websites, any marketing we may send to you, or other email communications sent from or received by Advocates & Jurists;
- Third party sources, for example, where we collect information about you to assist with “know your client” checks as part of our client acceptance procedures or where we receive information about you from recruitment agencies for recruitment purposes; or
- Publicly available sources – we may, for example, use such sources to help us keep the contact details we already hold for you accurate and up to date or for professional networking purposes, e.g. LinkedIn.
- Who we share your personal data with
Advocates & Jurists is a Nepal based law firm and as such any personal data that we collect or you provide to us may be shared with and processed by any Advocates & Jurists entity among our affiliates network.
We may also process your personal data to comply with our regulatory requirements or in the course of dialogue with our regulators as applicable, which may include disclosing your personal data to government, regulatory or law enforcement agencies in connection with enquiries, proceedings or investigations by such parties anywhere in the world or where compelled to do so. Where permitted, or unless to do so would prejudice the prevention or detection of a crime, we will direct any such request to you or notify you before responding.
- How we protect your personal data
We recognize that information security is an integral element of data privacy. While no data transmission (including over the Internet or any website) can be guaranteed to be secure from intrusion, we implement a range of commercially reasonable physical, technical and procedural measures to help protect personal data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction in accordance with data protection law requirements.
Information that you provide to us is stored on our or our service providers’ secure servers and accessed and used subject to our security policies and standards, or those agreed with our service providers. Everyone at Advocates & Jurists and any third party service providers we may engage that process personal data on our behalf (for the purposes listed above) are also contractually obligated to respect the confidentiality of personal data.
Alongside our role, please also note that where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites or online services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and for complying with any other security procedures that we notify you of. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
- What rights you have in relation to your personal data
If you have any questions about our use of your personal data, you should first contact us via the details provided in section 7 below. Under certain circumstances and in accordance with applicable data protection laws, you may have the right to require us to:
- provide you with further details on the use we make of your information
- provide you with a copy of information that we hold about you;
- update any inaccuracies in the personal data we hold;
- delete any personal data that we no longer have a lawful ground to use;
- where processing is based on consent, to withdraw your consent so that we stop that particular processing;
- object to any processing based on the legitimate interests ground unless our reasons for undertaking that processing outweigh any prejudice to your data protection rights; and
- restrict how we use your information whilst a complaint is being investigated.
You may also ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you if we intend to disclose your information to any third party service provider for this purpose. As indicated in section 4 above, you can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by using an unsubscribe facility or contacting us at email@example.com
We are also required to take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data remains accurate. In order to assist us with this, please let us know of any changes to the personal data that you have provided to us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using any relevant facilities (such as Manage your communications) that we provide.
While it is our policy to respect the rights of individuals, please be aware that your exercise of these rights is subject to certain exemptions to safeguard the public interest (e.g. the prevention or detection of crime), our interests (e.g. the maintenance of legal privilege) and some of these rights may be limited (for example the right to withdraw consent) where we are required or permitted by law to continue processing your personal data to defend our legal rights or meet our legal and regulatory obligations.
If you contact us to exercise any of these rights, we will check your entitlement and respond in most cases within a month.
- How you can contact us
If you have any questions about this Privacy notice or how we process your personal data, please contact us by sending an email on email@example.com
- How we may update this Privacy notice
This Privacy notice was last updated in May 2023.