AdvantEdge Attorneys at Law values and respects the privacy of everyone contributing towards our aims, objects and services. Protection of all personal information, pertaining to its employees, associates at all levels, partners, retainers, professionals, interns, trainees, researchers, specialist consultants, counsels; its proposed and existing clients, clients’ directors, management, staff; website visitors, employment seekers, etc., from unauthorized access, damages, use, modification, disclosure or impairment is of the utmost importance to us and we are committed towards safeguarding the same.
In this policy, the words “we”, “our”, “us” and “AE” refer to AdvantEdge Attorneys at Law and the privacy mechanism outlined identify personally identifiable or personal information that may be collected, how such information is used, and the choices you have regarding our use of this information.
2.Purpose of Collection and Extent of Use of Personal Information
Your personal information including sensitive personal information and data may be required by us for performance of our obligations, duties and exercise of our rights in India or out of India in the following manner:-
to administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement / contract you have with us,
to perform our contractual obligations and render our services, to promote our business, services, aims and objects,
to seek your feedback or to contact you in relation to the activities and goals of our organization,
to process enquiries or applications submitted by you,
to process and respond to requests, improve our operations, and communicate about our activities, services and research,
to allow you to subscribe to our newsletters,
to best serve you, we may share your personal information including sensitive personal information with other members, associates, partners, employees and data processors including service providers that provide support services to us,
to meet statutory obligations,
to the extent required or permitted by law, we may also collect, use and disclose personal information in connection with security related or law enforcement investigations or in the course of cooperating with authorities or complying with legal requirements,
We may use the information for historical, statistical or scientific purposes.
All information provided to us by you through any mode of communication shall be treated as voluntarily released information. Your e-mail, physical address or any other mode of communication, as per the practice of AE may be used by AE to respond to you.
3.Types of Personal Information
The phrases “personally identifiable information” or “personal information” for the purpose of this policy refer to any information by which you can be identified, such as your full name, address (city, state, pin/zip), e-mail address, telephone number, passport copies, copy of educational and technical qualifications, bank information for salary and expenses reimbursements, copy of the PAN card, passport size photographs, emergency contact information, family information, blood group, health records, conflict of interest information disclosure etc.
3.1.Personal Sensitive Information
Only the following information will be treated as personal sensitive information:
Your password, if any;
Financial information such as:
Bank account or,
Credit card or debit card or,
Other payment instrument details
Physical, physiological and mental health condition;
Any detail relating to the above clauses as provided to AE for providing service; and
Any of the information received under above clauses by AE for processing or storage under a lawful contract or otherwise.
3.2. Exceptions to Personal Sensitive Information
Following information shall not be regarded as sensitive personal data or information:
Information freely available or accessible in public domain
Information furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI) or
Information furnished under any other law for the time being in force