King & Wood Mallesons (‘KWM”) values your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. The following notice sets out how we collect and use your information, the rights you have in relation your information and the legal basis upon which we rely on to process your information.

Personal data includes any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

Data protection laws set out various grounds on which an organisation may lawfully collect and process your personal data. These include:

(a)  Consent

We can collect and process your data with your consent. For example, when we are processing sensitive or special personal data, such as information relating to your health or religious beliefs. In many circumstances, if we rely on your consent as our legal basis for processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

(b)  Contractual obligations

In many circumstances, we require your personal data to comply with contractual obligations. For example, we collect your identity and contact information when we verify you as a new client. If you are unable to provide such information to us, we may not be able to perform the contract we have with you or your organisation or enter into a contract with you or your organisation.

(c)  Legitimate interests

In many situations, we require your personal data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact on your rights, freedoms or interests. For example, it may be in our legitimate interests to use your personal information for marketing purposes to assist us with the growth of our business.

We may collect information from you online through the use of our blog. The information include but not limited to your name, business email address, job title, organisation name and company address, as you disclosed through subscribing this blog. We consider that the collection of this personal data is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of operating and growing our business and which does not materially impact on your rights, freedom or interests.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and protect your personal data. We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we carry out penetration testing to identify ways to further strengthen security.

In some circumstances, you can ask us to delete your data.

To facilitate our global operations, KWM may transfer, store and process your information within our group of law firms around the world.

For those individuals residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), this may sometimes involve the transferring of your personal information out of the EEA. Laws in these countries may differ from the laws applicable to your country of residence. Where we transfer, store and process your data outside of the EEA we have ensured that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure an adequate level of data protection. This may be an adequacy decision of the European Commission confirming an adequate level of data protection in the respective non-EEA country or an agreement on the basis of the EU Model Clauses (a set of clauses issued by the European Commission). Further information on these EU Model Clauses and the rights they provide to data subjects can be found on the European Commission website.

Please contact us if you require further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data outside of the EEA.

Our blog may contain links to third party websites. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. If you follow a link to any third party website, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy notices or policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies.

This Privacy Notice was last updated on 15 June 2018. Previous versions can be obtained by contacting us. Should any substantive or material change be made to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you.

It is important that the personal data that we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if any of the personal data you have provided us with changes during your relationship with us.