1. Who we are
2. Scope of Policy
ii. mobile apps (“Apps”) and social media channels
iii. communications and other online and offline interactions
iv. legal and professional services
v. programs, events, advertisements and other activities
3. Information We Collect
On our sites, we could collect your personal information directly from you and indirectly/automatically collected through third parties.
a. Directly Collected Information
In using our sites, we may directly collect your personal information. This includes information, such as your name, address, phone numbers, fax number, e-mail address, etc. This is often gathered through our “Contact Us” form, subscription to our mailing lists, registration for our events or that of our partners, subscription or purchase of our online or offline services, comments to posts, and others.
We commonly collect the following information about you; i. Personal Name, business name and title/position.
ii. Contact address, email address, phone number, and mailing address.
iii. Contact preferences and interests.
iv. Service and Business affiliations.
v. For some types of services, we may collect further information necessary for issuance of certificates, certification of documents and making of affidavits and other legal documents.
b. Third-Party/Automatically-collected Information
4. How We Use Information
In serving you, we use the personal information we collect to respond to your requests or inquires, providing customized services and a better user experience, in our ordinary conduct of business. Specifically, we use the personal information that we collect as follows:
a. Robust support and services
To assist you in the use of our Sites and services; communicate with you; troubleshoot and provide technical support; reply to your inquiries and requests; protect your information; complete your orders and requests; process your subscriptions and payments, customize our sites to your preferences, location and experiences; and for similar purposes.
b. Mailing Lists, Daily Tips, Newsletters, and direct marketing.To bring our services to you, by way of direct marketing. This includes newsletters, client alerts, updates, and information we think may interest you. You always have the right and option to opt out of such direct messages.
c. Performance Study and Improvement
To improve our services and users experience, we use the information for research, development and analytical purposes.
d. Crime Detection and Prevention
e. Compliance with Government, legal and ethical obligations
To comply with government directions, regulatory orders, court/legal processes and ethical/compliance matters.
f. Overall Business Administration
To operate, maintain, audit and manage our Sites and our general business, operations and activities, including; regulatory audits, accounting, record management and compliance.
g. Anonymous and De-identified Information
To advance, research, develop and improve analytics, our sites and services, we create and use anonymous and de-identified information.
5. Disclosure of Personal Information
BCI will never share, trade, rent or lend your personal information, with any third parties, outside of BCI and its partners (including; SabiLaw), for their own marketing purposes.
However, we may share personal information with the following categories of third parties:
a. Any third-party service providers that support or provide any services to us or to whom we outsource certain services, including digital solutions, data hosting or software or technology services.
c. Our employees, teams, advisers and staff.
d. Sovereign powers, governments and/or regulatory agencies.
In addition, we may disclose personal information to other third parties under the following circumstances:
i. Business Transformation
Where there are any business transformations/restricting and processes leading to such, including acquisition, merger, sale and transfer of our assets, exit and bankruptcy, or similar event.
ii. Compliance Legal and Ethical Obligations
Where there are legal or ethical obligations to release persona information.
iii. Provision of Services
As may be required and be necessary for our provision of legal services and any other services.iv. Preserve and Protect Rights
To preserve, protect and enforce the rights, privileges, agreements, property, interest and claims of our sites, business, entities, staff, partners, clients, colleagues, community and the public.
6. Cookies and similar devices
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Sites, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities while using our Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
b. Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies
Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also referred to as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our services to, among other things, track the activities of users of our services, help us manage content, and compile statistics about usage of our services. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.
c. Log files
Most browsers collect certain information, such as your IP address, device type, screen resolution, operating system version, and internet browser type and version. This information is gathered automatically and stored in log files.
d. Third-party analytics
e. Do-not-track signals
f. Cookie settings
7. Direct Marketing
To serve you better and keep you updated, we may send periodic promotional emails to you, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent to do so. You may opt-out of such communications at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. However, after opting out, we may still send you emails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.
8. Policy for Children
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the “Contact Us” page.
9. International Practice
Considering the nature of our law practice and business, there may be a need to transfer your personal information to jurisdictions outside your location, for us to serve you better.
If you are based within European Economic Area (EEA), please note that where necessary we may transfer personal information to countries outside the EEA. Countries outside the EEA may not provide an adequate level of protection to your personal information, which is why we sign data-sharing agreements with receiving entities, based on the EU standard contractual clauses, to provide appropriate safeguards and an adequate level of protection for personal information.
You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA; you may request such details by contacting us as outlined in the “Contact Us” page.
10. Access and Correction
If you would like to review the personal information, we have collected about you via the Sites, or request that we update or delete it, please reach us through our “Contact Us” page
11. Third-party websites and links
Our Sites may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
12. Advertisements and Co-sponsored events
13. Commitment to Security
We employ security measures to prevent unauthorized access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information at all times.
Bezaleel Chambers International
Version: 19 October 2021