LawQuest, India and the Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC in the United States of America are committed to meet the applicable requirements of European data protection laws and will responsibly protect the information you provide to us and the information we collect in the course of operating our practices..
LawQuest and the Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC are the data controllers for processing the personal information we have received from you. We can be contacted at [email protected] for all matters related to this policy.
Committed to Protecting Data
Collection of Data
We may gain information about you from your use of our website, through our case management system or via email.
Type of Data Used
We use data about you as a client (or employee of a client) of either LawQuest or the Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC. This includes personal data that we must treat according to the law, but also personal data that are necessary in relation to services that we render to you under our contract with you or with your employer. The data we use includes: general personal data, such as your name, date of birth, your phone number (landline and/or mobile) your contact email address, photograph and information about your country of nationality and residence. Please note, we do not process sensitive personal data about you unless our agreement includes a need for this.
Purpose of Collecting and Storing Data
We rely on the following legal grounds to collect and process your personal information:
- Performance of a contract – We may need to collect and use your personal information to render services to you or your employer under a contract that you or your employer has with us for such specific services that are in your legitimate interest.
- Scheduling Appointments on Our Website – When you use the appointment tool on our website we will gather use your personal information to respond to your requests and provide you with services as per your request.
- Consent – On occasion we may require your consent to use your data to perform our services under a contract with you or your employer.
- Legitimate interests – We may use your personal information for your legitimate interests.
Collection and Treatment of Data
We only deal with data about you that are relevant and sufficient in relation to the purposes defined above. The purpose is crucial to what type of data about you is relevant to us. The same applies to the amount of personal data we use – we do not use more data than needed.
We collect, process and store only the personal data needed to meet our intended purpose. Additionally, it may be decided by law what type of data is required to be collected and stored for LawQuest and the Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC to render services to you under a contract with you or your employer in your legitimate interest. The type and extent of the personal data we process is necessary to fulfill the contract or other legal obligations.
Data Verification, Accuracy and Retention
We verify that the personal data we deal with about you is not incorrect or misleading. We also make sure we update your personal data continuously, which happens when you contact us. As our service is dependent on your data being accurate and up to date, please inform us about relevant changes to your data. You can use the contact details above to notify us of any changes. In order to ensure the quality of your data, we are adopting internal rules and establishing procedures to check and update your personal data.
Our team that has authorized access to your information shall delete your personal data when they are no longer necessary for the purpose of the collection, processing and storage of your data.
Purpose of Collecting Data
We need your personal data to render services at LawQuest and the Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC. which are legal purposes. If we do not have a contractual basis for collecting your personal data, we will obtain your consent before processing your personal data for the purposes described above. If we need your consent, your consent is voluntary and you can withdraw it at any time by contacting us by using the contact information above.
Sharing of Data
We will pass your personal data to partners if we have a legitimate legal basis. This may be because we are legally required to disclose your personal data, for example in connection with the registration with a local government or if there is a contractual basis to do so. We do not pass or share personal data for marketing purposes.
Internal Data Protection
We have adopted internal rules on information security that contain instructions and actions that protect your personal data against being destroyed, lost or modified, from unauthorized disclosure, and against unauthorized access or knowledge of them. We have established procedures for granting access rights to those of our members or employees who handle sensitive personal data and data that reveal information about personal interests and consumption on a need-to-know basis. We control their actual access through logging and supervision. To avoid data loss, we are continuously backing up our data sets. In case of a security breach that results in a high risk of discrimination, ID theft, financial loss, loss of reputation or other significant disadvantages, we will notify you.
Access to Data
You are entitled at any time to know what data we treat about you, where they originate and what we apply them to. You can also find out how long we keep your personal data and who receives data about you. If you request, we can inform you about the data we process about you. However, access may be restricted for the privacy of other persons. You can make use of your rights by contacting us. You can find our contact information at the top of this policy.
Right to Correct or Delete Personal Data
If you believe that the personal data we treat about you is inaccurate, you are entitled to correct it. You must contact us and indicate what the inaccuracies are and how they can be corrected. In some cases, we will have an obligation to delete your personal data, for example, if the data is no longer correct. If you believe your data is no longer necessary for the purpose we obtained them, you may want to have them deleted. You can also contact us if you believe your personal data is being processed in violation of the law or other legal obligations. When you address a request to correct or delete your personal data, we will review your request and if found necessary make changes or deletions in a reasonable period, but no later than 30 days from the date of receiving such a request.
Right to Object and Data Portability
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. You can use the contact information provided in this document to send an objection. If your opposition is justified, we will stop processing your personal data in a reasonable period, but no later than 30 days from the date of receiving such a request.
You are entitled to receive the personal data you have made available to us and those we have obtained from you based on your consent. You also have the right to transfer this personal data to another service provider if you need it. If you wish to use your right to move your data (data portability), you will receive your personal data from us in a commonly used format in a reasonable period, but no later than 30 days from the date of receiving such a request.