Morgan & Morgan (“MM”) is a full service Panamanian law firm, regularly assisting local and foreign corporations from different industries, as well as recognized financial institutions and government institutions, in important investments in Panama and the region. The firm is a member of an extensive network of legal, fiduciary and financial services with operations in Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
We at MM recognize the importance of client privacy and the sensitivity of the personal information that we may have in our databases concerning any individual (s) we do business with be it strictly legal or of another nature (henceforth “legal services” or “services”).
As practicing lawyers and corporate and legal service providers, we have a professional and ethical obligation to keep all information we receive confidential as part of our lawyer-client relationship. Further, we are committed to safeguarding the personal information we store and/or process concerning any individual (s).
KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND INFORMATION SECURE
We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures against unauthorized and unlawful processing of your personal data and information. You may rest assured that MM has in place a robust technological platform, the advice of international experts and a highly skilled team that has developed a strategy to enhance the safekeeping of our client´s personal data.
HOW AND WHY WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA?
As a law firm and legal services provider, we collect personal data as part of our professional activities and for the purposes of serving our clients. We are a multijurisdictional and multiservice organization assisting clients on a global scale.
We may collect your information and data: a) as part of the business intake procedures; b) to understand, access and assist you with your ongoing legal needs, c) to ensure information is accurate and up-to-date, d) when you browse or use any of our online services; and d) when you provide a service as a vendor. We only collect your data through legal and consensual means for the purposes of providing legal services to our clients.
Ordinarily, you will have provided information and data in the course of our relationship. However, when needed, we may collect information on your good selves through third parties such as public registries and information service providers.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information is any information that identifies you. At MM, we may collect information such as:
- Basic personal information and data required to comply with our Know Your Client Policy and Due Diligence requirements such as name, date of birth, residential address, passport or ID number, copy of a utility bill, country of fiscal residence, among others etc.
- Technical information such as your IP address.
- Billing information and/or contact details (office address, job title, business phone number, email address, fax number or other related business contact information)
- Public information provided from compliance and public databases.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use your personal information to provide legal advice and services to you and for administration purposes such as client billing. In essence, we will only use your personal data in connection with our ordinary professional activities.
We also use your information to comply with our obligations in the contract(s) or agreement (s) entered with you to provide our services, for carrying out conflict checks and anti-money laundering searches, to comply with our legal obligations in the jurisdictions we operate and, to defend our legal rights and comply with court and/or administrative orders, should it be necessary.
With your permission, we may also send you information about our legal services, MM’s additional services or about new developments in the law. You may at any time withdraw your consent by notifying us at email@example.com.
It is important that you know we do not disclose or sell your personal information or business contact information to any third party to enable them to market their products and services.
WHO DO WE SHARE AND HOW MAY WE RELEASE INFORMATION TO?
In the course of our business relationship, with your consent, we may provide information to:
- Our staff who use the information for reasonable business purpose of providing you with our services.
- Professionals working with us such as paralegals, investigators and experts.
MM is an international law firm and legal services provider with office around the world. Irrespective of how we obtained your data we may need this information to be shared within our network of offices. Our policy requires all offices to, at all times, ensure the same level of data protection required by our headquarters. When we do share this your data within our staff and offices we will do this taking the appropriate measure and safeguards to ensure its protection.
Always bear in mind that we will and must provide your basic information and data to governmental authorities when said information is requested, and must be turned over, by law.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DATA
You may request access to the personal information we have about you. You may have the right to request a copy of your information in order to rectify your personal data. The request must be in writing and directed to the firm´s privacy e-mail address identified below.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
This Privacy Statement was updates as of June 15th, 2018. We may review and change our Privacy Statement from time to time in order to update our privacy commitment to you in keeping with current privacy laws and best practices.
For any question, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org