Privacy Policy

Privacy is a very serious matter. It is our policy and commitment to safeguard your personal information responsibly and in accordance with the requirements of applicable data protection laws, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). 

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out how we obtain, use, share, and protect personal information, including through the use of our website and any services we may provide (“Services”). It also explains what rights you have to access, change or delete your personal data. By using our  website and/or services, you consent to such use of your personal information and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We will only process your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.  For the purposes of UK and EU data protection legislation, the data controller is Templo & Templo, (917) 779-0306, info@templolaw.com.

The types of personal information we collect.  

We may monitor the use of this site and record the Internet IP addresses of users of this site. This information is collected by Templo & Templo or its agents for internal purposes only and will not be disclosed except as required by law. 

All e-mail communications with Templo & Templo personnel or representatives through e-mail accounts provided by Templo & Templo are subject to monitoring and review in accordance with our policies and applicable law. 

In the general course of business, we may collect information from you such as when you are in contact or request information from us by phone, email, via our website, or otherwise, and when you engage us to provide legal services or as a result of your relationship with any member of our personnel or our clients.

Much of the data we collect is business information, but some of it may also include personal information, which we receive either from you directly or from others as a result of your relationship with members of our firm or our clients. 

We may collect (1) basic identifying personal information such as first and last name; job title and company name; preferred form of address, gender, and geolocation data; (2) contact information such as email and postal address; phone and fax number(s); (3) financial information to process payments; (4) technical information such as information from your visits to our website or in relation to electronic communications we send to you, your unique personal identifier; (5) information you provide to us in connection with meetings and events we organise; (6) identification and background information we collect as part of our client acceptance procedures (which may be provided by third parties); (7) personal information provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or generated by us in the course or providing services to them.

We also may collect information about you from public records, third party sources, and information which you have made public on websites or on social media platforms.  We also may collect, store and use information about your visits to our website and information relating to the communications we sent to you, such as: (1) technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, internet service provider, device identifier, your login information,  time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and geographical location; (2) information about your visits and use of the our websites, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our websites, pages you viewed and searched for, page response times, length of visits to certain pages, referral source/exit pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs), and website navigation and search terms used; (3) information collected by cookies on our website.

How we collect personal information.

We collect information as part of our business acceptance procedures, which include anti-money laundering, conflict, sanctions and general reputational and financial checks. This information may be provided by you or by third parties. We collect information as necessary in the course of providing legal services, for monitoring the use of our website and email communications we receive and send. We receive personal information you provide to us directly, as when you speak to any of our staff or register to receive communications from us. We collect information as part of our due diligence procedures when entering into contracts with suppliers or vendors

Use of personal information

We may use your personal information to provide you with information and services that you request from us; to send you updates, newsletters, blogs, announcements, and other communications concerning our firm, legal developments or notifications we believe may be of interest to you; to invite you to programs, seminars, events, or other functions we believe may be of interest to you; to enforce the terms and conditions and any contracts entered into with you; to send you information regarding changes to our policies, other terms and conditions and other administrative information;  to administer our Services, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; to improve our Services to ensure that consent is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer, mobile device or other item of hardware through which you access our Services; and to keep our Services operating, safe and secure.

If you do not wish to provide us with your personal data and processing such information is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, we may not be able to perform our obligations under the contract between us.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. 

We use the information that we collect to provide legal services to our clients, to manage our business and our commercial relationships with our clients, suppliers and vendors, to market our services. 

Cookies.

Cookies and local storage may be set and accessed on your computer. Upon your first visit to the Services, a cookie or local storage may be sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. “Cookies” and local storage are small files containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer’s browser and stored on your device when you visit a website. Many major Web services use cookies to provide useful features for their users. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent; however, if you reject cookies, you will not be able to sign in to the Services or take full advantage of our Services. Additionally, if you clear all cookies on your browser at any point after setting your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent, you will have to again reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent.

In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.

Disclosure of personal information to third parties

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law or where reasonably necessary to protect our rights or a third party’s rights, for example, in response to a court order, a subpoena, a request by a law enforcement agency or to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of any third party. We also reserve the right to disclose the information to any third party to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offences or attacks on the technical integrity of our websites or our network; and to protect the rights, property and safety of our firm, the users of our websites and the public.  We may also disclose personal information in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, or if all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.  We may also disclose personal information  to enforce or apply our terms and conditions or to establish, exercise or defend the rights of our firm, our staff, customers or others.

Sharing of personal information

We do not share your personal data with third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy.  We may share your information with our shareholders/partners, employees and staff; suppliers providing marketing services to us; with our third party data processors and service providers  who assist with the running of our websites and our office services including our IT support services, client reception and telephone answering services and data storage/back up services.  Our third party processors and service providers are subject to security and confidentiality obligations and are only permitted to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Protection of personal information

We make reasonable efforts to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any personal information you choose to give us. Although we will strive to take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Inadvertent disclosures may occur. If you send us unsolicited information that information may not be treated as confidential or privileged unless we already have a previously-established attorney-client relationship with you.  Unless you otherwise instruct us, we will retain your personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary to provide you with our Services, for our lawful business purposes or pursuant to applicable law or regulation.

Security of personal information on other websites

Our websites contains links to sites operated by third parties that are not under our control or supervision. Neither we nor our employees, agents or representatives are responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. These sites may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policies at all. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other sites to see how your personal information will be handled on the third party sites before providing them with your personal information.

Changes to the personal information we have collected

If you wish to know what personal information we have about you and request a copy of the same, to update or change any incorrect personal information, to ask us to stop collecting, processing and using your personal information in certain ways, to request the portability of your personal information, or to raise concerns regarding automated decision making processes, please send an email request to info@templolaw.com.  We reserve the right not to comply with a request if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or repetitive in nature.  We may be entitled to refuse requests, wholly or partly, where exceptions under the applicable law apply. We may refuse a request for erasure of personal information, for example, where the processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for record-keeping and research purposes.

Email marketing, newsletters, publications, and other communications.  

From time to time, we may also contact you with legal memoranda, information about seminars and other publications. You may opt out of receiving email marketing communications from us at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in emails.

Information from users outside the U.S.A. and consent to transfer information.  

Our Services are operated in the U.S.A.  If you are located in another jurisdiction, please be aware that information you provide to us will be transferred to, stored and processed in the U.S.A.  By using the Services or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the U.S.A., a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Notice to EU Residents / GDPR Data Subjects: 

As a data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have a number of rights pertaining to your personal data. You can:

  1. Access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  2. Require us to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  3. Require us to delete or stop processing your data in certain situations, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and
  4. Object to the processing of your data where we are relying on legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please e-mail us at info@templolaw.com

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority. You should also be aware that in certain circumstances, we may share your data with third parties (such as IT service providers) who provide services to us, or with other professional advisers in the context of a matter involving you or your employer and as to which we are or may be engaged. We must have a lawful basis on which to process your data, and we process your data when necessary to comply with our contractual or legal obligations, or for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

Application of the Privacy Policy to children

Our websites are not directed to children under the age of 13. We prohibit children under the age of 13 from using all interactive portions of the website. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. We understand that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realise that they may not understand all the provisions of our Privacy Policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.

California Privacy Rights requirements.  

We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83, unless we give you choice (opt-in or opt-out) before sharing with those third parties.  If you are a California resident and you have questions about our practices with respect to sharing information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your ability to exercise choice, please contact us by sending an email to info@templolaw.com. You must indicate in the subject line and in the body of your email “My California Privacy Rights”, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. In the body of your request, please provide enough information for us to determine if this applies to you. Please note that we will not accept inquiries via the telephone or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.  Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings.  There currently is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Therefore, like many websites and online services, the Services do not alter their practices when they receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. 

Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California residents receive certain rights with respect to their personal information, as described below.  These rights are not absolute and are subject to certain exceptions more fully set forth in the CCPA. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment from us for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

Right to know about personal information collected, disclosed, or sold.

Each California resident has the right to request, subject to certain exceptions described in the CCPA, that we disclose to that resident: (1) the categories of personal information we have collected about them, (2) the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, (3) the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information, (3) the categories of third parties with whom we have shared the personal information, and (4) the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about them (collectively, a “Request to Know”). To make such a Request to Know, you can email us at info@templolaw.com.

In the past twelve months we have collected, and in the future we will continue to collect, the categories of personal information cited above. We collect this information from the sources described above, use this information as described above, and share this information with third parties as described above. We do not sell your personal information. 

Right to request deletion of personal information.

Each California resident has the right to request to delete their personal information that we collect or maintain (a “Request to Delete”), subject to certain exceptions set forth in the CCPA.  To make such a request, you can email us at info@templolaw.com. 

Process for verifying requests of California residents.

We must verify your identity or the identity of your authorised agent in order to protect your privacy and security, prior to submitting any Request to Know or Request to Delete.  We will do this by asking you to provide certain data that we have already collected from you to confirm that they match our records or requiring your written consent should you use an agent to make such request.  In certain instances, additional verification steps may be required.

Modifications

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time and at our sole discretion, by posting the modifications on our websites. The modifications will be effective upon posting, unless some other date is specified. You should review this Privacy Policy periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. Your use of any of our websites constitutes your full acceptance of the Privacy Policy in effect at, and each and every time your use of any of our websites.

Dispute Resolution

Any disputes, actions or proceedings relating to this Privacy Policy, or to our handling of personal information, will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of law rules, and must be brought in the federal or state courts in the City and County of New York. By using any of our websites, you irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of those courts.

You may inquire about us in writing, calling or contacting the appropriate person at Templo & Templo, or by sending an e-mail to info@templolaw.com.

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Updated on September 16, 2020