Seiler Rapp & Guerra (“Seiler Rapp & Guerra”, the “Firm”, “we”, or “us”) is committed to safeguarding privacy and personal data. With a few exceptions, such as when we provide data room or e-discovery services (in the context of which our role is limited to that of a data processor), Seiler Rapp & Guerra is generally the controller of personal data provided to us.
When, How, and What Data We Collect
In general, you are not required to provide any personal information in order to consult our Website. However, you may elect to contact us by completing the form provided on the “Contact Us” page of this Website, in which case we ask you to provide your name and email address, and to submit specific questions to us. You may also elect to contact us voluntarily by telephone or e-mail. All personal data processed by us is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they were collected.
When using the Website for mere information purposes, we may also collect the personal data that your web browser transmits to our server, including your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and data relating to your operating system and web browser. We use this data to ensure the security and successful navigation on the Website, and to compile statistical data on the use of our Websites.
During the course of an engagement, or when consideration is being given to such an engagement, we may collect and process personal, financial, or related data about our clients, prospective clients, their affiliates, or the relevant members of their personnel. In addition, Seiler Rapp & Guerra may assemble and maintain information relating to the legal services provided. The information that Seiler Rapp & Guerra may assemble and maintain may be obtained from the client, generated as a result of the services provided, or received from third parties.
How Data Is Used
We will use your personal data to process your request, to contact you and to provide you with the information that you voluntarily have requested.
We may also use personal data and other data received from clients or prospective clients:
- to conduct pre-engagement assessments and formalities such as anti-money laundering checks, conflict checks, etc.;
- to perform the tasks entrusted to us by our clients;
- for client relationship management purposes;
- for internal administrative or operational processes;
- to analyze the services you may be interested in;
- to send invitations and information from Seiler Rapp & Guerra about events, publications, and services provided by the Firm; and
- to satisfy any legal, professional, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.
We will process personal and other data if and to the extent applicable law provides a lawful basis for us to do so and in particular:
- if the data subjects have consented to us doing so;
- if we need it to perform the contract we have entered into with a data subject;
- if we need it to comply with a legal obligation; or
- if we (or a third party) have a legitimate interest which is not overridden by the data subjects’ interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Such legitimate interests will be the provision of legal services by us, administrative or operational processes within Seiler Rapp & Guerra and direct marketing.
This Website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If Seiler Rapp & Guerra obtains actual knowledge that it has obtained personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately and permanently deleted from our records.
With Whom Data May Be Shared
Please note that in order to process a query, or to fulfill any of the purposes set out in the section above, we may be required to share personal and other data with other offices of Seiler Rapp & Guerra and with other law firms and service providers with which we work. We will not share personal or other data with any other third party, except as required to do so by law. If you are or become a client of Seiler Rapp & Guerra, you should know that all information that Seiler Rapp & Guerra receives from a client is held in confidence, and is not released to people outside the Firm, except as agreed to by the client, or as allowed or required under applicable law and the rules of professional conduct governing the provision of legal services.
How Long Data Is Retained
During the retention of personal and other data, we take technical and organizational security measures against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. In order to guard clients’ nonpublic data, or the nonpublic data of business entities, Seiler Rapp & Guerra maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with professional standards and generally exceed the requirements imposed under federal law. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
What Rights You Have
We rely on you to provide accurate, complete, and current personal data to us.
You may also contact us to request more information in connection with our data processing activities.
Where we have relied on your consent as the legal grounds for processing your data, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal does not invalidate the consent-based processing that occurred prior to withdrawal. If you object to the processing of your personal data please do not provide such data.
You have the right to contact us at any time if you wish to complain about our processing of your personal data.
When contacting us in connection with the processing of your personal data (described above), you will need to provide sufficient identifying information, such as name, address, and birth date before your request can be processed. We may limit or deny access to personal data where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by law. In some circumstances, we may charge a reasonable fee, where warranted, for access to personal data.
Any changes we make to this Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back periodically to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Statement.