We at Wee Swee Teo LLP (“the Firm”) recognize the importance of personal data which you have entrusted to us and are committed to respecting and protecting your personal data.
I. How we collect your personal data
- We may collect the following types of personal data from you:
- Your name and contact details (e.g. phone numbers and email addresses);
- Your NRIC number or other identification number (only where necessary and relevant);
- Any information about you in relation to matters on which you instruct us or in which you are involved;
- Your attendance records at our seminars, webinars or events;
- Your subscription preferences on our mailing list; or
- Your online data when you access our website (including your IP address).
- We may collect personal data about you in the following manner:
- When you provide the personal data to us through telephone, email, our website, correspondence or by any other means;
- In the ordinary course of engaging our services;
- When you register for any of our seminars, webinars and events (including signing up to be on our mailing list);
- When you visit our website;
- When third parties provide it to us; or
- When you submit your personal data to us for any other reason.
- We presume that any personal data you provide to us is accurate, complete and up to date.
- If you provide us with any personal data relating to a third party, you confirm, represent and warrant to us that you have ensured that you have notified the third party of the terms of this privacy statement and obtained his/her consent thereto.
II. Purpose for which we collect, use and disclose personal data
- We may collect, use disclose and/or process for the following purposes:
- to provide legal advice and services to you in the ordinary course of our work;
- to provide updates and other communications on developments relating to the law in respect of the Firm;
- to comply with applicable laws and regulations, codes of practice or guidelines, policies, procedures, regulatory requirements (including any know-your-client requirements) and directions issued by relevant authorities;
- to respond to, process and handle your queries, feedback and suggestions;
- to organize seminars, webinars and events or other marketing / promotional activities;
- to verify your identity, process payments and manage our administrative and business operations;
- any other purpose for which we notify you and obtain your consent;
- any other purpose as required or permitted by law.
- In order to conduct our business operations more smoothly and provide our services to you, we may disclose the personal data you have provided to us to our third party service providers, agents and/or our affiliates or related corporations, and/or other third parties whether in Singapore or otherwise, for one or more of the above stated purposes.
- If you are seeking employment or any other appointment with the Firm, the purposes for which the Firm collects, uses and discloses your personal data includes:
- Processing and assessing your application;
- Performing any background checks as the Firm deems fit; and
- Any other purpose relating to any of the above.
III. Disclosing your personal data
- The Firm may disclose personal data as follows:
- To technical consultants, experts and foreign law firms assisting with your matters;
- To agents, contractors or third party service providers who provide technology solutions, support, operational or administrative services;
- In connection with our professional indemnity policies, and to our professional advisers including auditors;
- To any relevant authorities, including professional regulatory bodies and/or local enforcement agencies, whether local or overseas;
- To the extent necessary to comply with any laws, regulations, rules, directions, guidelines and other similar requirements;
- Any other party to whom you authorize us to disclose your personal data.
IV. Administration of Data
- We will put in place reasonable security arrangements to protect the personal data from misuse, unathorised access or disclosure, and unlawful destruction or accidental loss. However, we cannot assume responsibility for any unauthorized use of personal data by third parties which are wholly attributable to factors beyond our control.
- We will put in place reasonable measures to destroy or de-identify the personal data given by you as soon as it is reasonable to assume:
- that the purpose for which that personal data was collected is no longer being served by the retention of such personal data; and/or
- retention is no longer necessary for any other legal or business purposes.
- You may visit our website and browse it without providing any personal data. However, we may use third party cookies on this website and by accessing it, you agree that we can place cookies on your device. In addition, your IP address is automatically logged in our server. This is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are connected to the Internet. We do not use the IP addresses in the server logs to enable us to identify site visitors unless it is required by the law for whatever reason. Otherwise, IP addresses will only be used to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.
VI. Withdrawal of consent, access and correction of your personal data
- If you have any enquiries, comments or suggestions about our collection, use or disclosure of personal data or about this Policy, or wish to make any corrections to or applications concerning your supplied personal data (including withdrawing your consent), you may contact our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) at:
- by letter sent to 491B River Valley Road, #10-03/04 Valley Point, Singapore 248373 or +65-65343313 (fax),
addressed to the attention of “Data Protection Officer”. Please allow us reasonable time to investigate and respond. With regard to requests for correction or withdrawal of consent, we will effect the changes (where valid) or cease to collect, use or disclose the personal data unless the PDPA or other applicable laws do not permit the changes to be effected or they permit/require the collection, use and/or disclosure of the personal data to continue.