A. Notice of Personal Data Protection Act 2010
This notification is issued in compliance with the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“Act”) (“Privacy Notice”). It provides an explanation of the data we collect or have collected, how we collect it, the purposes for processing such data, the parties with whom we share or have shared the data, and the available choices for you, including accessing and correcting your personal data.
B. Personal Data Collection from You
When you engage our services, it may be necessary for us to collect, record, store, use, and/or perform operations on your personal data (“Personal Data”). The Personal Data may include but not limited to:
National registration identification card number
Income tax details
Employment details and history, including present and past income details
Bank account details
Credit card details
Names and contact details of relatives and their relationship to you
Education and related qualifications
Details of referees
Physical and mental health information
Religious beliefs or other similar beliefs
Alleged commission of offenses
C. Methods of Personal Data Collection
We collect Personal Data through various methods, including but not limited to:
(a) Information or comments provided by you through any means or in any manner; (b) Information obtained independently or from other lawful sources.
D. Purposes of Personal Data Processing
We process your Personal Data for various purposes, which may include:
(a) Conducting business and providing services in capacities such as an advocate and solicitor, trademark agent, industrial designs agent, patent agent, commissioner for oaths, notary public, and similar roles; (b) Pursuing the legitimate interests of the firm, including processing necessary and incidental to the firm’s business operations; (c) Complying with laws, regulations, and requirements of government or quasi-governmental authorities, regulatory authorities, or courts of law; (d) All other purposes necessary and/or incidental to our business and related to the aforementioned purposes.
E. Recipients of Personal Data
When processing your Personal Data, we may disclose it to the following parties, including but not limited to:
(a) Departments within our firm, limited to those who require the information on a need-to-know basis; (b) Auditors, lawyers, consultants, insurers, proposed insurers, advisers, bankers, agents, third-party service providers (including law firms in other jurisdictions), business partners or associates, or legal referral guides who are bound by confidentiality obligations; (c) Government, quasi-government, and regulatory authorities in Malaysia and other countries where we or our associated parties have a presence or require approvals or must submit such information; (d) Any other persons or entities providing services necessary and/or incidental to our business.
We may also contact you using various forms of communication, including telephone calls, text messaging, emails, cross-platform mobile messaging applications, postal mail, facsimile, social media, or any other available modes of communication.
F. International Data Transfers
We may transfer your Personal Data to locations outside of Malaysia when fulfilling the purposes stated herein.
G. Accessing and Updating Personal Data
Under the Act, you have the right to access your Personal Data by paying a prescribed fee. You may also request the correction of any inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated Personal Data, unless such compliance is refused under the Act. We will provide reasons for any refusal. We may exercise discretion in allowing requested corrections and may require additional documentary evidence to prevent fraud and inaccuracies. You may also withdraw your consent or restrict the purposes and methods of processing your Personal Data and the Personal Data of other individuals identified from your data.
Please note that even if you withdraw your consent, we may still process your Personal Data under circumstances permitted by law.
H. Regular Privacy Notice Updates
We regularly review and update this Privacy Notice to align with changes in laws and business practices. To stay informed of the latest version, please contact us or visit our website. By continuing to engage our services after being notified of the latest Privacy Notice, you are deemed to have accepted and consented to the revised and updated terms.
I. Impact of Non-Provision of Personal Data
Please be aware that if you fail to provide or provide insufficient Personal Data, we may be unable to accept your instructions or deny your request to access information on our website. Furthermore, if you withdraw consent or restrict processing of your Personal Data, we may not be able to continue acting on your instructions.
J. Personal Data of Third Parties
By agreeing to this notice, you confirm that you have obtained consent from any individuals whose Personal Data may be provided by you or identified from your Personal Data, and you authorize us to process their data for the stated purposes, including disclosure to the aforementioned parties.
K. Your Consent
Please note that by providing your consent, you agree and consent to the processing and continued processing of your Personal Data in accordance with the terms stated herein