You are entitled to check whether we hold personal information about you, and to have access to such information. If the personal information which we hold in relation to you is incorrect or inaccurate, you have the right to correct or update such information. Requests for access to or to correct personal information should be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at de Bedin & Lee LLP, 18/F, Siu Ying Commercial Building, 153 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong. In accordance with applicable laws, we are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for processing any information access or correction requests.
Information We Collect Automatically
When you visit or download information from the de Bedin & Lee LLP website, our servers will automatically collect certain information from you. Examples of this information includes the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the browser you use and your operating system; or the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the website from which you linked directly to this website. We will use information that we automatically collect to manage and improve our website in order to make it as useful as possible for all visitors. The information that we automatically collect is not tied to personal information that you may provide to us.
Information You Choose to Provide to Us
de Bedin & Lee LLP gathers and retains personal information about you only when voluntarily submitted by you. For example, if you choose to contact us by email, we will retain the information you submit to respond to your inquiry or consider your request. After we have taken the appropriate action, the information you submitted will be retained for our records. Your personal information may also be used by us to send you details of services or information which we believe may be of interest to you.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Your personal information will be kept confidential, and we will not disclose the personal information that you provide to us without your consent, except where we are required to do so by law. In addition, de Bedin & Lee LLP will not sell the personal information that you provide to us to any third party.
Retention of Personal Information
We will retain your personal information for a period of no more than 7 years (apart from conveyancing matters, which will be stored for a period of no more than 15 years; and apart from criminal matters, which will be stored for a period of no more than 5 years, from the expiration of any appeal period) from the date we have completed rendering services to you.
On 25 May 2018, the European Union (“EU”)’s new General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) came into effect. Although we are a Hong Kong law firm, and do not have an establishment in the EU, if you are located in the EU and the GDPR is deemed by relevant authorities to apply to your personal data which you have provided to us, you also, in addition to the rights noted above, have the following rights:
- To lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with your local data protection authority;
- To request erasure of your personal data, provided it is no longer required for the purpose for which we collected it;
- To restrict the processing of your personal data in those circumstances specified within the GDPR; and
- To be provided with a copy of your personal data held by us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that it can be easily transferred to another data controller/service.