Conyers Dill & Pearman and its affiliated entities including Conyers Client Services (collectively “Conyers”, “us” “our” and “we”) is committed to maintaining the security, confidentiality and privacy of your Personal Information.
“Personal Information” means information associated with a specific identifiable individual but does not include information about corporate or commercial entities.
For the purposes of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, Conyers collects and processes Personal Information and acts as a data controller. In delivering our services to you, your Personal Information that is collected through our website or any of our staff may be transferred between our servers and offices, including our data centre, which is located in Toronto, Canada. As such our various offices may act as joint data controllers of your Personal Information. Our London office acts as our European Union representative.
In addition to Personal Information provided to us by you through our staff or website, we may also collect information that is publicly available. The Personal Information we hold includes:
Conyers comes into the possession of Personal Information in order to provide professional services. Conyers only collects and processes Personal Information if it is lawful to do so, specifically where:
Your Personal Information may be used for the following purposes:
Conyers collects and processes Personal Information in order to fulfill its contractual obligations with you and to meet our applicable statutory obligations. If you decide not to provide us with necessary Personal Information this may prevent us from meeting our legal obligations, and therefore prevent us from performing our services for you.
Your Personal Information may be transferred to or accessed from countries that may not have data protection laws equivalent to those of your country.
Unless we have your consent to transfer your Personal Information, the transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract, for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or is otherwise permitted by applicable data protection and privacy laws, we will only transfer your Personal Information to a country considered to have an adequate level of protection. If such a country does not have equivalent privacy laws, Conyers will ensure it has the appropriate safeguards in place; such safeguards may include binding corporate policies and procedures, standard contractual data protection clauses approved by applicable supervisory authorities, an approved employee code of conduct, or an approved certification mechanism.
You have the right to request and obtain from us the details of your Personal Information and how it is processed, including the purposes of processing, whether it has been disclosed to third parties, and how long we intend to hold on to the data. Your information will be provided upon written request and we reserve the right to request authentication of identity in the event of such a request.
Where you have consented to us processing your Personal Information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. If we consider that the withdrawal of such consent will impede our ability to provide any service to you we reserve the right to terminate our service in the event of such a withdrawal.
You have the right to request that we rectify inaccurate Personal Information concerning you.
You have the right to request that we restrict processing your Personal Information if:
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your Personal Information. At your request, we will no longer process the Personal Information unless there are legitimate grounds to continuing processing, or we are otherwise permitted under applicable law.
You have the right at any time to object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes.
You have the right to receive your Personal Information in a machine-readable format and the right to have that information transferred to another data controller, where technically feasible.
You have the right to request for us to erase your Personal Information. We will fulfill this request provided that there are no legal requirements for us to continue processing your Personal Information.
Conyers has procedures in place to receive and respond to inquiries about our policies and practices relating to the handling of Personal Information. If you have any questions or concerns about your Personal Information or how it is being used by Conyers, you can contact our Chief Privacy Officer at the address below. If we are unable to satisfactorily address your concerns, you have the right to communicate with the relevant supervisory authority.
You are required to advise us of any changes that may impact the services we are providing. From time to time, you may be asked to verify or update your Personal Information.
Conyers protects the Personal Information in its custody or control by making reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification or disposal. Confidentiality and security are not assured when information is transmitted through e-mail or other wireless communication. Conyers will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered as a result of a breach of security and/or confidentiality when information is transmitted by e-mail or wireless communication. We will take your use of a particular mode of communication as permission for us to communicate with you using the same mode of communication unless otherwise instructed by you.
Cookies are small files that are downloaded onto your computer to help improve your browsing experience and enable us to evaluate how people use our website. We currently use a session cookie and a persistent cookie. The session cookie is temporary and stored on your computer only for as long as you visit our website. The persistent cookie is uploaded to your computer only after you check the “Remember Me” box and enables you to store information to more quickly access password protected portions of our website.
Conyers reserves the right to amend this policy from time to time without prior notice to you. Please check our website periodically at www.conyers.com to see if any changes have been made.
Last updated 19 February 2019.