Personal Data Protection
We value your privacy and are committed to protecting the personal data we collect in accordance with the requirements of Singapore’s personal data protection laws as set out under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012, as the same may be amended from time to time (“PDPA”). This policy sets out how AT Law Practice LLP (“AT Law”) with business registration number T14LL1231C collects, uses and discloses your personal data that we collect in the performance of our services. Please be advised that from time to time, we may update this policy to reflect any changes in the laws and/or in our internal procedures and hence if you wish to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data at any particular point in time, please review this policy at that time.
How we collect your personal data?
All the personal data we collect about you that is not exempt under the PDPA comes from you our clients when you engage us for our services. We may also collect personal data of directors, officer and/or employees of our clients ONLY to the extent required for due diligence relating to a new client and/or a new matter or if our clients require us to receive the personal data from the relevant individual direct.
What is personal data?
Personal data is any information that can identify an individual or information about an identifiable individual, such as his/her telephone number, email address, NRIC number, home address, employment details, educational qualifications and transaction activity in relation to the obtaining of services from us. A client may also furnish us with their bank account details when processing a payment.
For the purpose of this policy, “personal data” shall mean data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified (a) from that data; or (b) from that data and any other information to which AT Law has or is likely to have access.
What personal data do we collect?
We may need to collect personal data about you when you contact us and/or engage us for our services including to identify you to a high degree of fidelity and in addition to being able to identify and/or contact you, we need you to furnish to us the personal data required for us to proceed to do “Know Your Client” and/or “Know Your Matter” due diligence required by the Law Society of Singapore, as the case may be.
If you voluntarily complete surveys, provide feedback, participate in any workshops, events, seminars, talks and the like which AT Law is participating in or organising, we may also collect personal data about you with your consent for the purposes made known to you at the time of collecting that personal data from you.
Use of your personal data
We may use your personal data to deliver the services you have engaged us for and to manage your account with us as well as for storing and backing-up purposes. With your consent, we may also contact you by voice call and/or email about information relating to existing and/or new services which may be of interest to you, to conduct research about your opinion of our services, to conduct surveys, to invite you for events, seminars and/or talks which AT Law is participating in or organising.
AT Law may share your personal data with third party service providers that help us with our website or operations. The third party service providers whom we engage by contract will be contractually prohibited from using your personal data except to provide the required services to AT Law and they are required by contract to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal data.
Security of your personal data
AT Law uses reasonable precautions to protect your personal data and store it securely including restricting access to your personal data. You should be aware however, that AT Law cannot guarantee security as no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. The third party service providers that AT Law engages by contract will also be contractually required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal data in line with the requirements of the Singapore personal data protections laws. However, please note there are exceptions under the PDPA permitting the disclosure of your personal data without obtaining your consent. For more information on the exceptions, please refer to the PDPA.
AT Law will not share your personal data with third parties other than those mentioned above except if required by law or a court order to do so.
Transfer of personal data outside Singapore
AT Law will not transfer your personal data to countries outside Singapore unless it is necessary for the purposes of obtaining services and/or legal advice from lawyers or other service providers based in jurisdictions outside Singapore to perform our obligations to you under our engagement for services.
The AT Law website may contain hyperlinks to other websites from time to time and the personal data protection and privacy practices and policies of these website may differ from those of AT Law. AT Law does not accept any responsibility or liability for such other practices and policies and recommends that you consult the privacy notices of those websites before you submit any personal data to any of those websites.
As indicated above, the handling of certain personal data may be necessary to maintain your files with us and/or for delivery of services from us to you.
Except for personal data that AT Law received consequent upon the relevant contracts with our clients to provide services, in which case the data subject must contact the relevant client direct to amend any earlier consent the data subject has given, you may contact us:
(i) to withdraw consents given for the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data and we may advise you of the consequences of such withdrawal of consent(s), if any; and
(ii) if you wish to inform us of any changes to your personal data, check on the accuracy of the personal data we hold about you and request that corrections be made to such information – at no cost to you.