Pacific is committed to safeguarding the privacy of the personal information that is provided to us or collected by us during the course of our business as well as the personal information we receive from you (“User”, “you” or “your”). This Policy, describes how and why we collect, store and use personal information, and provides information about your rights. Please read the following information carefully to understand our views and practices regarding how we handle personal information.
For the purposes of applicable data protection law, Pacific is the “data controller” of your personal information.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may collect personal information from you through your use of the website, when you request information from us, when you engage us for legal services, or as a result of your relationship with any of our clients.
We may request, and collect from you, personal information, and other information. Depending on the information or services you request, we may ask you to provide your name, phone numbers, address, email address and other such personal information.
By providing us with any personal information, you are consenting to the use of your personal information as contemplated in this privacy notice. If you do not want us to use your personal information for any of these purposes, please do not provide us with your personal information.
In addition to the personal information you knowingly provide to us, with regard to each of your visits to our website, we may automatically collect the following information:
technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, location;
browser plug-in types and versions, operating system; and information about your visit;
services you viewed or searched for;
page response times, download errors, length of visits, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs).
We will only use your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, including:
to process and respond to inquiries, and provide our services;
to manage our relationship with you and our clients;
to market our services;
to compile anonymous statistics, such as website usage statistics and statistics on the effectiveness of invitations and other emails; and
where otherwise required by law.
If we re-organise our business, we may need to transfer your personal information to other group entities or to third parties.
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to a recipient (i) for the purposes of outsourcing one or more of the purposes-related functions described above; (ii) to confirm or update information provided by you; (iii) to inform you of events, information about our services, and other important information, or (iv) for other purposes disclosed at or before the time the information is collected.
If you tell us you wish to attend an event, your name and organization may appear on a list which we provide to other delegates at the event. We also take photographs and video of our events, and this may result in your image being captured and used in the course of reporting on the event (e.g. via social media or other means).
In relation to any other third parties we will only disclose your information where you have given your consent or where we are required to do so by law, or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.
Under certain circumstances, you have the following rights:
• Access and Accuracy: the right to ask us to provide you, or a third party, with copies of the personal information we hold about you at any time and to be informed of the contents and origin, verify its accuracy, or else request that such information be supplemented, updated or rectified in accordance with the applicable law;
• Erasure or Blocking: the right to request erasure, anonymisation or blocking of your personal information that is processed in breach of the law;
• Objecting: the right to object on legitimate grounds to the processing of your personal information. In certain circumstances we may not be able to stop using your personal information, if that is the case, we’ll let you know why;
• Porting: the right to request that some of your personal information is provided to you, or to another data controller, in a commonly used, machine-readable format;
• Complaints: if you believe that your data protection rights may have been breached, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the applicable supervisory or data protection authority; and
• Withdraw consent: when personal information is processed on the basis of consent an individual may withdraw consent at any time. Contact us on the details set out below.
If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please fill in the form via our website’s Contact Us page (www.consultpacific.com).
The information you provide may be confidential, and we will maintain such confidentiality and protect your information in accordance with this privacy notice, our professional obligations and applicable law. We do not sell, rent, distribute, or otherwise make, personal information commercially available to any third party. We may share information with our service providers for the purposes set out in this privacy notice.
We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures to protect your personal information against loss, misuse and alteration.
Specifically, we use Google Analytics, and other similar products to track unique visitors to our website (storing a unique visitor ID, the date and time of first visit, the time their current visit started and the total number of visits they have made); to register session details (so as to attribute visit information, including conversions and transactions to a traffic source); and to register that a website visit has ended and the browser closed. Most internet browsers have a mechanism notifying you when you receive a new cookie and telling you how to reject new cookies or disable cookies altogether (if you wish to do so).
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will retain your personal information for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected (as outlined in this Policy) unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
Your personal information that is processed for marketing purposes will be stored until you exercise the right to withdraw consent, and once such right is exercised, your personal information will be kept only during the applicable statute of limitations period for any disputes or liabilities that may arise as a consequence of the processing of that information (which is up to 15 years in the UAE). Once potential actions are time-barred we will proceed to delete the personal data. In any other circumstances, we will only retain your personal information for a shorter or longer period as required by any applicable law.
We may from time to time make changes to this Policy. Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this Policy. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.
If you have any questions about this Policy, or our processing of your personal data, please contact us on the form provided in the Contact Us page / www.consultpacific.com.