Privacy Policy

WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE

 

We at CKR Law ("CKR", "we", "our" and/or "us") treat personal information responsibly.

Since we have web users from around the world, and we are subject to the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), we have created this privacy notice (the "Policy") to inform our users (collectively "you" and/or "your") about all types of personal information we collect, use and/or share when you visit, interact with, or somehow use our website - https://www.ckrlaw.com/.

 

The information herein will help you understand your rights in connection with your personal information and how you can request that we delete, correct, update, transfer, and/or provide you with access to your personal information.

 

Please note that this Policy only applies to the use of the personal information, which CKR obtains via its website https://www.ckrlaw.com/.

 

QUICK LINKS

We recommend that you read the entire Policy to ensure that you are fully informed. In addition, we provide you with an opportunity to access a specific section of this Policy by clicking on the relevant link below.

https://www.ckrlaw.com/privacy-policy.html

WHO ARE WE?

CKR is a global law firm operating through various separately constituted and regulated distinct legal entities. CKR is headquartered in the United States but CKR Law has partners are all over the world. For more information about CKR, please visit https://www.ckrlaw.com/locations/.

 

CKR provides legal services. The personal information collected from our website is processed by CKR Law USA.

 

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES?

 

Please note that "personal information" is any information that can identify you. Depending on how you use this website, we can obtain your personal information:

 

  • through your interactions with us (e.g. when you send us an email etc.)
  • through our subscription form (e.g. if you want to receive our blog alerts and/or any marketing communication from us);
  • through your browsing on our website (e.g. information about your device, browser, or your location).

 

Information you provide to us through your interactions with us

Please note that if you choose to send an email (or otherwise contact) anyone through this site, the personal information provided by you will not be processed, collected and/or stored by any means, unless you decide to use our services and we continue our communication with you on a professional basis (the personal information we collect in connection with the implementation of our services is out of the scope of this Policy).

Information you provide us via our subscription form

Our website provides you with an option to subscribe to our blog alerts and, from time to time, to receive any other marketing communication via your email address (collectively "news").

When you complete the online subscription form and express your explicit consent in the way specified in the aforementioned subscription form, we will collect, store and use your name and your e-mail address as long as you wish to receive news from us. The consent expressed by you to receive news from us is also being kept for the purpose of tracking its validity and to allow you to opt-out at a future date.

We will use the provided personal information only for the agreed upon purposes.

You can easily opt out from such communication at any time; each email includes an opt-out link to unsubscribe. Please note that we can send you one more message to confirm that you want to opt out.

Information we automatically collect from you

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information, we may collect certain information from your device, namely your web browser automatically sends us (and we can retain) information such as the:

  • Internet domain through which you access the Internet (ISP);
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using;
  • Type of browser software and operating system you are using;
  • Date and time you accessed our website; and
  • The Internet address of the website from which you came to our site (referring URL).

We will use this information in aggregate to help us maintain this website, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the website is working properly, and to help us make our website more accessible and useful. 

We are in close contact with our hosting services providers as our processors, and we are committed to ensure that your information is processed and treated with the same level of protection and care as that we apply to that information.

Please note that our website can contain links to other websites. Once you use one of these links and leave our website, you should know that we have no control over these other websites. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and confidentiality of any information you provide while visiting such websites, as these websites are not governed by CKR's current privacy policy.

Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Instagram

We would also like to remind you that we use the following social/professional networks and video sharing platforms: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Instagram. For this reason, our website has integrated sharing buttons, which can easily be recognized by their logo. All sharing buttons are set up in accordance with our privacy requirements. When you click on the relevant "share button" on this website, it establishes a direct link between your browser and the respective social network. Operators of these platforms do not collect personal information before clicking on that sharing button. If you do not want your visit to our website to be associated with your profile, please log out of your profile on the appropriate platform.

We use these platforms to keep in touch with our customers, but they are not intended for us to process or access your personal information. Never the less, it is useful to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of these platforms in order to be informed about what personal information is processed by them. More information about these platforms is available below:

The provider of the LinkedIn network is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. A connection to LinkedIn servers is formed for any access to our website that includes functions from LinkedIn. LinkedIn is informed that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to connect your visit to our website with you and your user account. We advise you to be aware of the content of the personal information transmitted to LinkedIn and how it is used. You can learn more by consulting LinkedIn's privacy policy.  

The share button of Twitter leads you to our Twitter account. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” button, the web pages your visits are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. For more information, see the privacy statement of Twitter. You can change the account settings here.

You can also find us on Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. We would like to point out that we do not receive any information about the content of data transmitted to Facebook or its use. For more information visit Facebooks's Privacy Policy.

If you view our videos on Google's YouTube site, operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, you need to know that when you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to map your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Review the Privacy Policy of Google as well as YouTube’s Policies and Safety.

We are on Instagram (owned by Facebook Inc.) and Google+ (operated by Google) as well. With regard to the data processed by these platforms, you can learn about their privacy policies. For Instagram here and for Google+ here.

WHAT IS THE LEGAL GROUND FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (EEA VISITORS ONLY)?

If you are from the European Economic Area, our legal basis for using your personal information is described in this section and it will depend on the relevant personal information and the context in which we collect such personal information.

We collect your name and e-mail address to send you news, as described above, based on your provided consent to do so.

It is our legitimate interest to receive your personal information as automatically collected by your use of our website. Otherwise, you will not benefit from the full functionality of our website.

Sometimes we may have a legal obligation to use your personal information, or we may need to use your personal information in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person. If we ask you to provide your personal information in order to comply with a legal requirement, we will specify this at the relevant time, and we will let you know if the provision of your personal information is mandatory or voluntary, respectively we will inform you about the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information.

HOW LONG WILL WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

The length of time we retain your personal information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and/or as we are required to comply with applicable laws.

Except where we have explicitly stated time limits for storing your personal information in this Policy, we generally process and store your personal information: (a) as long as we need it for the purpose of our activity (automatically collected information through your web browsing is retained by us for an indefinite period and/or (b) until you decide to withdraw your consent to receive our news, in which case we may continue to store your e-mail address for other purposes as listed herein, but will not send you news anymore.

Upon the expiration of the given time limit or when we no longer have need of your personal information, we will destroy it. If we face any technical limitations that prevent deletion or anonymization, we will safeguard personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion or anonymization is possible.

In the event of a legal dispute, or in connection with any other need to protect our legal interests, and/or if there is a legal obligation that we need to comply with, we can retain your personal information for a longer period of time: until the end of any legal proceedings, the protection of our interests, or the compliance with legal requirements.

PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCESS TO THIRD PARTIES

CKR Law does not give access and does not provide your personal information to third parties, except the following:

-     to our "helper" mentioned below in the technical realization of the provision of our services (ie, Google Analytics). This enable us to ensure that our services are delivered to you efficiently.

-     to a potential buyer and its advisors in connection with proposed acquisition, merger or purchase of any part of our business by informing the buyer that it must use the personal information only as envisaged by this Privacy Policy.

-     If it is in our legitimate interests, we can also provide your personal information to our legal, IT, or other consultants for a specific case and for the time required to conduct the consultation (and only if it is indeed necessary.)

-     To a competent law enforcement body, government agency, regulatory body, court or other third party if we believe that disclosure may be necessary pursuant to the applicable law or regulation, to exercise our rights, or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person.

 

TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your personal information may be processed in countries that do not provide the level of protection of personal information, which your country provides.

The servers for our website are located in US territory and the CKR Partners operate around the world. This means that we can process your personal information in these countries.

We take all relevant measures to ensure that your information will be protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy. With respect to transfer of personal information from EEA to the US.

Please note that Google Analytics could potentially store your personal information (albeit often fragmentarily and/or without personal information) in the territory of countries located outside of the EEA (for example, the US). Google, including Google LLC and its wholly-owned US subsidiaries, has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. Visit their privacy policy here.

COOKIES; COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF COMMUNICATIONS AND USAGE DATA

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners. The cookies that are used by our website are necessary to be able to provide and improve our services and remain competitive. Cookies are not shared with third parties.

Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through browser settings. To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies were set up and how to manage and delete cookies, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Cookies on our website

In order to make our website attractive to visitors and allow the use of certain features, we may also use cookies on different pages. They allow us to store information about our customers and users by identifying them and allowing the tracking of their actions, the websites they visit, the hyperlinks they click on, the information they use and record etc. Most of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of each browser session. Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to remember you the next time you visit the website (permanent cookies). You can set up your browser to let you know when cookies are placed so you can decide to accept cookies separately or never to accept cookies at all. However, you should keep in mind that if you choose not to accept cookies, the functionality of our website can be limited.

Third party cookies

Our website can use features from other websites that can place cookies. These are third-party cookies and we cannot block or prevent them without removing the third-party feature from our website. For information on these cookies, you will need to check the initiator's website for their cookie policy.

Information about Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We only use the information we receive from Google Analytics to improve this website. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics only collects the IP address assigned to your computer on the date you visit this website, rather than your name or other personal information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personal information. Although Google Analytics places a permanent cookie in your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

SECURITY OF INFORMATION

We are committed to ensure that the information you provide to us is protected. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, technical, and management procedures to protect and store the information we collect online. We have also implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information.

YOUR RIGHTS

Within the statutory limits and conditions, and where technically possible:

✓     You have the right to ask us to access, update, correct, or request deletion of your personal information;

✓     If you are located in the EU, you can object to the processing of your personal information and ask us to restrict processing of your personal information, or request to exercise your right to data portability;

✓     You have the right to information about and to comment on the automated processing of your personal information, in cases where we use this processing, and for which you will be duly informed.

You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications by following the following procedure [provide link to section “Information you provide us via our subscription form”]

✓     If we have collected your personal information on the basis of your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal information prior to the withdrawal, and it will not affect the processing of your personal information based on other legal ground.

✓     For any of the above requests, you can contact us by using the following email address: info@ckrlaw.com. We may require additional information to identify you (e.g. proof of identity) and to protect your personal information from unauthorized access.

If you have any other questions or concerns about how your personal information is handled by us, or if you would like to make a complaint about the handle your information, you may contact us at our Global HQ: +844.5.CKRLAW; info@ckrlaw.com

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the EU Member State of your habitual residence (if you are an EU resident), place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you are not happy with our use of your personal information. Contact details of the data protection authorities may be found here -https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/national-data-protection-authorities-jan_2018_en.pdf

We will respond to your request in compliance with the applicable data protection laws.

AMENDMENTS

This Policy was last updated in June 2018. We may make changes to it in order to comply with applicable data protection law or if we need to do that due to occurrence of business and/or technical circumstances. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy for any changes from time to time. It is always available to you from an easy to find place on our website. Any amendment to the Policy will apply from the date it is published on the website.

 

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:

Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:

  • Internet domain through which you access the Internet
  • Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
  • type of browser software and operating system you are using;
  • date and time you access our site; and
  • the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site.


We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.  We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.