Global Privacy Policy


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. The provisions detailed in the privacy policy are in addition to our disclaimer. We regularly review our policies and post any changes on this page. This Privacy Policy was last reviewed and updated August 29, 2017.

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].

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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.


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.

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