Privacy Policy

Kobre & Kim is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the following privacy policy to understand the way in which your personal data will be treated and your choices regarding the use, access, and correction of personal data. We may update our policies to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes, we will post a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy was last reviewed and updated December 1, 2017. 

OUR PRIVACY POLICY IS COMPRISED OF ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE INCLUDING INFORMATION ORGANIZED BY THE “GLOBAL PRIVACY”, “WEBSITE PRIVACY”, AND “LOCATION SPECIFIC PRIVACY” HEADERS. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION BELOW EACH HEADER. 

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please send an email to privacypolicy@kobrekim.com.

Contact Information
Kobre & Kim LLP
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
tel. +1 212 488 1200

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Global Privacy

Our Commitment

This privacy policy applies to Kobre & Kim LLP, a New York limited liability partnership; Kobre & Kim (UK) LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC 347946 authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, No. 537858, with the VAT registration number 976 161 005; Kobre & Kim operating in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong solicitors’ firm; Kobre & Kim (Shanghai) is a Representative Office of Kobre & Kim LLP; Kobre & Kim operating in Seoul, a foreign legal consultant office approved by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea; Kobre & Kim (BVI) LP, a British Virgin Islands limited partnership; Kobre & Kim (Cayman), a partnership practicing law; Kobre & Kim (Argentina) is a branch of Kobre & Kim LLP, a New York limited liability partnership; Kobre & Kim (Israel) is a branch of Kobre & Kim LLC, a New York limited liability company; Kobre & Kim (TCI), a proprietorship licensed to conduct business in the Turks & Caicos Islands (collectively, “Kobre & Kim” or the “firm”). This privacy policy describes how Kobre & Kim collects, uses, shares, and secures personal data or personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. Kobre & Kim collects this data through direct contact with clients, potential clients, related parties, candidates, or otherwise-interested individuals. The firm is committed to complying with all global privacy data requirements in connection with the use of personal data received.

Disclosures

Kobre & Kim will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that any personal data transferred will be treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. In order to provide you with requested services or information, we may need to transfer your personal data to firm locations and/or service providers based in various countries. This does not diminish your rights.

Your personal data will not normally be disclosed to third parties, except in connection with the fulfillment of our obligations to you and other express purposes as permitted by you. This includes, without limitation, disclosures authorized through the terms of any retainer we may have with you.

We will not sell, resell, lease, or license your personal data to any third parties. However, we may, if required for the purpose(s) for which your personal data was collected and processed, share it with our service providers, for the specific scope of their provision of services on our behalf to help with our business activities. These companies are authorized to use your personal data only as necessary to provide these services to us. These services may include marketing communications, conducting research and analysis, providing cloud computing infrastructure, and/or providing investigatory services in connection with a legal matter.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use the personal data you have provided through the website in a manner that is consistent with this privacy policy.

In certain situations, Kobre & Kim may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including those made in accordance with national security or law enforcement requirements. This further includes circumstances in which we believe, in good faith, that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, safeguard your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to requests made by administrative agencies.

Data Collection and Use

We may collect the following personal information directly from you:

  • Contact information, such as name, email address, mailing address, or phone number; 
  • Information about your business, such as company name, company size, or business type;
  • Demographic information, such as age, education, or gender;
  • Billing information, such as credit card number and tax information; 
  • Financial information, such as bank or brokerage account numbers and types of investments; and/or
  • Identification information, such as Social Security number, passport number, or driver's license number.

When you provide personal data to Kobre & Kim, we store and use this information for purposes including but not limited to administering and maintaining our relationship with you in connection with legal services; conflicts checks; billing; responses to general inquiries; and the distribution of marketing materials, including publications, events, bulletins, etc.

The amount and type of information gathered is dependent on the nature and scope of an individual’s affiliation with the firm. Kobre & Kim may request certain additional information from persons interested in and pursuing employment opportunities. Data collected from potential employees is subject to the same privacy rights and security protections outlined in the provisions of this privacy policy.

We may receive information about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data. We use this data to supplement the information we already have about you for research and analysis purposes, in order to perform the legal services for which we have been engaged. We may also use this information to distribute materials to you that may be of interest with respect to your business activities or relationship with the firm.

If you provide us with the personal data of others, or if others provide us with your personal data, we will only use that data for the specific reason for which it was provided to us and in compliance with this privacy policy. Examples of the types of personal data that may be obtained from public databases or third parties include your name, title, company, and personal or company activities that are either made public or accessible through third-party resources.

We may use the personal data obtained through the means specified above to:

  • Provide updates or information pertinent to your business activity;
  • Provide information in connection with the legal services that you request; 
  • Conduct conflicts checks;
  • Respond to your questions and concerns;
  • Transmit marketing communications; 
  • Process employment opportunities; and/or
  • Process financial information, as required or requested.

Personal data is only collected and processed to the extent necessary for the purposes described above. Kobre & Kim updates and corrects data on a regular basis. We may retain your personal data for as long as needed to provide you with services requested, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Security

The security of your personal data is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. Kobre & Kim has policies and technical measures in place designed to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, accidental loss, and improper use and disclosure. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you may contact us at privacypolicy@kobrekim.com.

Access

Kobre & Kim will respond to any inquiries regarding whether we hold any of your personal data. You may access, correct, or request the deletion of your personal data by contacting us at privacypolicy@kobrekim.com. In certain circumstances, we may retain your personal data in order to continue providing necessary services or to comply with legal requirements. We will respond to these requests within a reasonable timeframe.

Contact Information

Inquiries and concerns relating to our privacy practices can be directed to the following physical and email addresses:

Physical Address:
Kobre & Kim
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
United States of America

Email Address:
privacypolicy@kobrekim.com


Website Privacy

The Kobre & Kim website and its web pages are operated by Kobre & Kim LLP. 

Passive Collection

As is true of most websites, this website gathers certain information automatically. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our website (e.g., HTML pages and graphics), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the website.

Tracking Technologies

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies. Additionally, we utilize third-party services, including Google Analytics and LinkedIn, which also set cookies. These features allow us to analyze trends and track movement to better understand how individual users experience our website as a whole. You can control or block the use of cookies at the individual browser level. However, disabling or deleting cookies may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website.

Advertising and Social Networking Services

We partner with third parties that use tracking technology to track advertising across various sites external to Kobre & Kim LLP. Our third party partners may use cookies or similar technologies in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising, click here. If you are located in the European Union click here. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.

Our website includes social media features, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn sharing buttons as well as other social media integrations. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. In some instances, such as sharing content with your network, you must login to your social media account to do so. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Links to Other Websites

This privacy policy only relates to this website. Any links from this website to other websites are provided merely for your convenience and do not imply endorsement by us of the content or provider.

Security

We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received.  However, the internet is not completely secure and, even though we will do our best to protect your personal data, the transmission of this information to us is done so at your own risk. If you have any questions about the security of your personal data, you can contact us at privacypolicy@kobrekim.com.

Email Preferences

You may sign up to receive communications from us, including legal updates, notices of new legal services, and details of upcoming events. If you would like to discontinue receiving these communications, you may update your email preferences by using the “Unsubscribe” link found in emails we send to you or by contacting us at unsubscribe@kobrekim.com

Careers Pages

Kobre & Kim has engaged with a partner to support career pages where website visitors may apply to jobs. These pages may collect an applicant’s personal information like name, physical address, email address and phone number as well as academic and professional details. Users may correct or request deletion of personal data in connection with the use and sharing of their personal information by Kobre & Kim and its partner by contacting us at privacypolicy@kobrekim.com.


Location Specific Privacy

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield

Kobre & Kim participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (together, the Frameworks). Kobre & Kim is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Framework, to the Frameworks’ applicable principles. To learn more about the Frameworks, and to view our certification, visit the Privacy Shield List maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Kobre & Kim takes responsibility for the processing of personal data received under each Privacy Shield Framework, including with respect to any transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Kobre & Kim complies with the Frameworks’ principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward-transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Frameworks, Kobre & Kim is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data-use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System

Kobre & Kim's privacy practices comply with the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System.  The APEC CBPR system provides a framework for organizations to ensure protection of personal information transferred among participating APEC economies. More information about the APEC framework can be found here [PDF].