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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.