The term "Arad Legal Services", "us", "we" or "our", refers to Arad Legal Services, the owner of the Site.
The term "you" refers to the viewer of our Site.
The term "personal data" means any information relating to you which allows us or any third party to identify you, whether directly or indirectly.
By accessing, viewing and/or using the Site, you consent to:
• To the transfer of such information outside of the country where you reside in and outside the U.S.A. and the European Economic Area ("EEA"), to other countries for storage, processing and use by us, and to the transmission of data on an international basis.
• The placing of cookies on your computer or internet-enabled device, as described below.
What personal data do we collect?
We may collect the following categories of personal data:
• Log data: Our servers automatically record information created by your use of the Site. Such data is collected by server logs and cookies (see explanation below), and may include information such as the date and time of visits to the Site, the pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and the Internet sites visited just before and just after our Site.
• Our services: We collect personal data and information concerning a person for the purposes of assessing whether we may enter into a professional relationship with that person, and subsequently in the course of that professional relationship. Such personal data may include your full name; contact information; your financial information e.g. in relation to paying for services; your image; personal data provided to us by you or generated by us in the course of providing legal services to you; and any other information you voluntarily provide to us.
• Contacting us: If you contact us through the Site, email or otherwise contact us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. Providing such information by you is entirely optional.
Cookies and site tracking
A cookie is a small text file, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit an Internet site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Internet site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but, to protect your privacy, your browser only permits an Internet site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can change these browser settings by accepting, rejecting and deleting cookies. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you choose to change these settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended.
As you use our Site, the Site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other Users. Cookies, in conjunction with our Internet server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Site and which parts of the Site are most popular.
In addition, this Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., which works using cookies. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Site and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal data about you and we do not generally store any personal data that you provided to us in your cookies.
What do we use your personal data for, why and for how long?
Purposes for collecting and processing your personal data
We use the information you provide primarily for the provision of legal services.
In addition we may use personal data we collect for the following purposes:
• Compliance with legal and regulatory obligations;
• Facilitating the access and use of the Site by you;
• Contacting you in the event it becomes necessary to do so;
• Accounting, billing and auditing;
• Protecting our rights.
The legal basis for collecting and processing your personal data
We shall only process your personal data where we have a legal basis to do so. Such legal basis may be one or more of the following:
• You have given your consent to us processing your personal data (e.g., as set out in the Section 'Your consent' above);
• Processing is necessary for the performance of the contract between us; and/or
• Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation which applies to us.
The legal basis will depend on the reasons we process and store your personal data for.
Retaining your personal data
We retain your personal data in accordance with applicable law and our document retention policy. We will not retain your information for longer than is required or necessary.
Sharing your personal data
We may share your personal data with the following third parties and/or in the following circumstances:
• Service providers we are using to run our business, such as cloud services providers who support our business processes and/or store our data, located in multiple locations world-wide;
• Government authorities, law enforcement bodies and regulators for compliance with legal obligations which apply to us;
• Legal and other professional advisers, law courts and law enforcement bodies in all countries we operate in, in order to enforce our legal rights in relation to our contract with you.
Protection of your personal data
• We take administrative and technical measures to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction.
• We processes personal data on servers located in various countries worldwide.
• We shall cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between us and an individual.
• We shall use reasonable efforts to protect information submitted by you in connection with the Site and our services, but you hereby acknowledge and agree that your submission of such information is at your sole risk, and we hereby disclaim any and all liability for any disclosure, loss or liability relating to such information in any way.
Your data protection rights
Under certain circumstances and only to the extent applicable, by law you have the right to:
• Right to be informed: You have a right to request information about whether we hold personal data about you, and, if so, what that data is and why we are holding/using it.
• Right of access: You have a right to request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
• Right of rectification: You have a right to request rectification of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
• Right to erasure: You have a right to request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
• Right to restriction of processing: You have a right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
• Right to data potability: You have a right to request the transfer of your personal data in an electronic and structured form to you or to another party (commonly known as a right to 'data portability'). This enables you to take your data from us in an electronically usable format and to be able to transfer your data to another party in an electronically usable format.
• Right to object: You have a right to object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or that of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground.
If you want to exercise any of these rights, you can contact us as mentioned in Section 'Contact information' below.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
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Last updated on July 23, 2019.