Bharucha & Co. (“Bharucha & Co.“, “we“, “our” or “us“) recognizes that your privacy is very important, and we are committed to protecting your privacy. We process data for the purposes of providing services to a range of our clients locally and internationally. We recognize and value the trust that individuals place in us when providing us with their data and we are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of the data that we collect.
This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) and any other documents referred to in it sets how our firm handles the data that we collect from individuals or their firms/organizations.
For the purposes of this Notice, “data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person.
Bharucha & Co. holds and processes the data that we collect from phone, email, fax, letter or visits to our website and/or that of the clients and associates to whom we provide legal and other services and/or that of the persons who meet our persons during any office visit, meeting, conference, seminar or the like. By providing your data to us you agree to processing of the same as set out in this Notice.
1. DATA WE COLLECT We collect and process the following data from you:
a) Basic personal information, including your name, office or mailing address, email address, telephone number, job title, function and other personal information relevant to our services; b) Business Information, including information provided in the course of the contractual or client relationship between you or your organization and Bharucha & Co. or otherwise voluntarily provided by you or your organization; c) Information relevant to our Services, including personal information relevant to any matter, dispute, investigation, litigation or other legal advice we have been asked to provide to our client or generated by us in the course of providing our services; d) Financial Information, including payment related information or bank account details necessary for processing payments and other related billing information; e) Website Usage and other Technical information, including your communication preferences and information about how you use our website or information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies. f) And other personal information relating to you that you may provide us in course of your relationship with us.
2. PURPOSE FOR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF DATA We may use data for the following purposes:
a) Providing our services; b) Responding to, processing and handling your queries, requests and carrying out other contractual/legal obligations; c) Verifying your identity, processing payments and managing our administrative and business operations; d) Providing updates and other communications on developments relating to the law and in respect of Bharucha & Co.; e) Managing, developing and enhancing our business and communications with you to serve you better; f) Complying with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements; g) Establishing, exercising or defending any legal or equitable claim; and h) Any other purpose necessary, ancillary or consequential to the above specified purposes.
3. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DATA We share your data as follows:
a) Bharucha & Co. firm: including its management, lawyers and staff in order to provide legal services and including business support such as IT, communication and accounts; b) Intellectual property agents, law firms, consultants and experts, whether local or overseas, who assist us with your matters; c) Law enforcement bodies and our regulators: or other competent authorities in accordance with legal requirements, expert witnesses and arbitrators/mediators; d) Others, where authorized by you.
4. HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR DATA Bharucha & Co. will only process data for the duration of time that the data is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which this data was collected and any other permitted linked purpose. If the data subject does not request erasure of the data, then the data is routinely erased in accordance with our Retention Policy.
This Privacy Notice was last updated in April 2020.