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Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable law, White & Case is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to its clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, and to adhering to the policy set out below. Reference in this policy to "your personal data" means any information that identifies, or could reasonably be used to identify, you as one of the aforementioned persons.
Use of Your Personal Data
White & Case collects and processes your personal data to facilitate the provision of our professional services, including client services, conflicts checking, billing and marketing. We may also process your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations. Personal data includes contact details (e.g., name, work address, telephone number and email address), work history (e.g., work function, education, training and details of former employment), identification information (e.g., passport details, visa and immigration status, date and place of birth) and billing information (e.g., account numbers and tax information). We collect personal data through direct contact with our clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, through subscriptions submitted to our website or other websites sponsored by White & Case and through information publicly available on websites or from subscription services.
During the course of our representation of you, we may transfer your personal data to other offices within the White & Case network to facilitate and centralize the operation of client services, conflicts checking, billing, marketing and related professional services. You should be aware that when you provide information to any individual White & Case lawyer, you are providing it to White & Case as a whole, and your information may therefore be exported to, processed in and accessed from countries whose laws provide varied levels of protection, not always equivalent to that provided in your own country. Please be assured that White & Case has adopted various procedural and technical safeguards, in accordance with European data protection law, to protect your data within our global network.
Access by Third Parties
Consistent with our professional and ethical obligations, White & Case may allow others to access your information in order to process data on our behalf in connection with the conduct of our business or where disclosure of your information is in your interest or is otherwise permitted, required or authorized under applicable law.
Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting our business, White & Case will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection that we offer to our clients.
How to Access Your Personal Data
If you have any questions about our use of your personal data (including categories of third parties to whom your personal data has been disclosed), or if you want to exercise your right to see a copy of, correct, erase or block the personal data we hold about you or to submit a written demand that White & Case cease processing your personal data, please click on this link to send an e-mail to our Global Privacy Officer, or contact the Local Privacy Officer in the office providing services to you. The name and contact information of the Local Privacy Officer in each of our offices can be obtained by clicking on this link. As permitted by applicable law, a nominal fee may be charged for each personal data access request that you make, and there may be a limited number of narrow exceptions to the rights set forth above.
Personal data is only collected and processed to the extent necessary for the purposes described above. White & Case updates, corrects and erases personal data on a regular basis. White & Case will store and process your data only for the term of your retention of White & Case and for a period thereafter reasonably determined by business necessity and our professional obligations to you or as may be required by law.
White & Case will work in good faith to resolve any concerns you may have about this policy and our privacy practices. We will cooperate with the relevant data protection and privacy authorities in any European Union Member State in which the White & Case network maintains an office. If White & Case fails to resolve a complaint regarding the processing of personal data, under certain circumstances the matter may be referred to the local data protection authorities in the jurisdiction of the office in which services are being provided. White & Case will work with such authorities and comply with their decisions.