Gateway Pacific Law Group, P.C. (together, “GPLG”, “we”, “us” and “our”) is committed to respecting your privacy. We will never sell your information to a third party. This privacy notice (“Notice”) describes how we handle your Personal Information.
We are committed to handle your Personal Information responsibly and in accordance with the requirements of applicable data protection laws and we employ appropriate organizational security measures to protect your Personal Information.
This Notice describes how we collect, use and share the Personal Information you provide to us, or that we otherwise collect or receive in the course of operating our business, our social media account and our website, gpaclaw.com. It also describes certain rights you may have with respect to the Personal Information that we hold about you.
Collection of Personal Information
“Personal Information” is any information in our possession or control that can be used to identify you or that we can link to you. By visiting our website, our social media platforms, or becoming a client of or inquiring about retaining GPLG, as discussed more fully in this Notice, you provide us consent to collect and use your Personal Information, as described more fully below.
We obtain Personal Information about you under the following circumstances:
Signing up on our social media accounts, chat box, or otherwise contacting us including through email: When you sign up for our social media sites or when you contact us with queries or respond to our communications, the Personal Information you provide may include your full name, telephone number, email address, the content, date and time of your email or other correspondence, and information about you.
As Part of Providing Legal Services: If you are a client of GPLG you will provide us with Personal Information when you become our client. You may provide us additional information, as necessary, during the course of providing you legal services. If you are not a client, you might provide us with your Personal Information because of other contacts that you have with our office.
Hiring: When you apply for or accept a role with us, you may provide us with various Personal Information, including but not limited to your full name, date of birth, education and qualification details, resume, CV, home address, telephone number and other details set out in your application.
Other Methods we Use to Obtain/Collect Personal Information. We will collect information about you when you use our services or when we communicate with you. We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our website. We may collect information about how you access our website and social media platforms, including but not limited to the type of device you are using, your IP address and where you are located.
Information Provided by Third Parties. We may request or otherwise receive your Personal Information from third parties in certain circumstances, including:
If you apply for a position with us, we may collect Personal Information relating to your employment history, qualifications and education, and other information which will be provided to us by a third party that we employ to provide background screening services to us.
If you have a relationship with any of our clients or any member of our staff, they may provide us with your Personal Information, including your name, contact details, marital status and other details.
The Personal Information that you provide to us or that we collect from you may include sensitive Personal Information, such as information relating to your employment.
Cookies allow us to collect information that improves your experience on our website. Cookies can be disabled by changing the settings on your browser, though some parts of the web site may not function well if you choose to do so.
How We Use Personal Information
We may use your Personal Information in various ways, including but not limited to:
to provide legal services;
to manage our business relationships with our suppliers and vendors;
to engage in marketing and business development activities in relation to the services we provide, including sending you social media posts, legal updates, marketing communications and other information that may be of interest to you (you may choose at any time not to receive marketing materials from us by emailing us at [email protected]);
to review and process your job application when you have applied for a position with us;
to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, or to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;
to manage and analyze usage and performance of our websites or our other online platforms;
to improve the services we offer;
to respond to requests from our clients;
Sharing Personal Information
We share Personal Information among our attorneys and staff.
We may also share your Personal Information with third parties outside of GPLG, including:
third party agents or contractors that are subject to confidentiality requirements, in connection with the processing of your Personal Information for the purposes described in this Notice (this may include, for example, IT and communications service providers, or suppliers or vendors who provide support services to us);
third parties relevant to the legal services that we provide, including counterparties to transactions or litigation, other professional service providers, regulators, authorities, and governmental institutions; and
regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals, government agencies or law enforcement agencies to the extent required by law, regulation or court order (for example, if we are under a duty to disclose your Personal Information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or where we need to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights).
Retaining Personal Information. We retain your Personal Information based on various factors, including but not limited to:
the purpose for which we are using it – we will need to keep the data for as long as is necessary for that purpose;
legal obligations – laws or regulations may set a minimum period for which we have to keep your Personal Information.
Protecting your Personal Information
We have put in place various measures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
Privileges and Confidentiality
If you are a client of GPLG, electronic communications between us, including via our website, may be treated as legally privileged, as attorney work product or otherwise confidential under the applicable California rules of professional responsibility. Nothing in this notice is intended to affect such protections for existing clients. If you are not a client of GPLG, your communications with us may or may not be privileged under California, depending on the circumstances.
Nevertheless, we will maintain confidentiality of your communications with us, to the fullest extent provided under California law.
Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
We never sell your information to a third party. Subject to the provisions of local laws and regulations from time to time, you have, or may have, certain legal rights in relation to the Personal Information that we hold about you, which you can exercise (to the extent applicable) by contacting us as [email protected].
You may contact us if you wish to:
to request details regarding our processing of your Personal Information, and access to the Personal Information that we hold about you;
to withdraw your consent to our processing of your Personal Information;
to receive certain Personal Information;
to request that we correct your Personal Information if it is inaccurate or incomplete;
to request that we erase your Personal Information;
to request that we restrict our processing of your Personal Information;
to stop unauthorized transfers of your Personal Information to a third party, or to have your Personal Information transferred to a third party; and
to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority if you think that any of your rights have been infringed by us.
Please note that these rights may not be absolute. We may have other legal grounds for processing your Personal Information that are not described in this Notice. We may also have the right to refuse requests for Personal Information if we are legally entitled to required to retain it.
Changes to our Privacy Notice
We regularly review this Privacy Notice. Any future changes will be reflected with an updated version of this Privacy Notice which will be available on our website at www.gpaclaw.com.
If you would like further information on our Privacy Notice, please email us at [email protected].