For the purposes of day-to-day business, Consortia Legal (“CL”) collects, processes, stores and shares Personal Information (defined below) and Sensitive Personal Information (defined below) pertaining to its employees, its clients, its retainers, and others. In order to conduct our operations and to deliver an optimum level of service, it is necessary for us to procure this information. However, we also do recognise the importance of treating this information appropriately, confidentially and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. For the sake of clarity and for the purposes of this policy, CL refers to its offices in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and London.
Please note that this policy may be amended from time to time without notice or consent and the person providing this information agrees to such changes being made. The policy as and when amended will continuously be available on our website.
In this policy, “Personal Information” (PI) means any information related to a natural living person(s) that directly or indirectly in combination with other information, we have or are likely to obtain or is available in the public domain, which allows us to identify such person(s) and shall include any inference drawn from such data. Examples of personal information includes but is not limited to; name, e-mail and residential addresses, contact numbers, photographs, all employment-related and compensation-related information, and government-issued identification numbers.
“Sensitive Personal Information (SPI) refers to personal information which inter-alia consists of information relating but not limited to (i) passwords; (ii) financial information such as bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instrument details; (iii) health data, including but not limited to physical, physiological and mental health condition; (iv) sex life and sexual orientation; (v) medical records, genetics and history; (vi) biometric information; (vii) official identifiers; (viii) genetic data; (ix) caste or tribe; (x) transgender status; (xi) intersex status; (xii) religious or political belief or affiliation; and (xiv) any detail relating to the above that may be shared with us for providing service.
Any information that is freely available or accessible in a public domain or furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005 or any other law for the time being in force shall not be regarded as SPI.
In order to analyse our site usage, CL uses non-personally identifiable information such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users, which in turn allows us to improve our website.
If you have subscribed to our marketing information, we will hold your contact information in our marketing database and may contact you from time to time with our legal updates, newsletters, greetings and events we hold. These are referred to as our Marketing Communications.
In the ordinary course of business, the personal or sensitive information that you provide will be used to respond to a query or process a careers request application that you would have consented to and completed on our website.
CL will not contact you about any other matters, unless you specifically request it, nor will we share, rent, or sell your personal or sensitive personal information outside CL, except where required in the normal course of business or where permitted by you to with your consent.
Please note that we cannot guarantee the privacy of the information you provide/transmit over the web or information that may not be securely transmitted.
Disclosing Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information
We do not disclose personal or sensitive personal information to third parties, except as described in this policy below and in accordance with applicable law. Third party disclosures may include sharing such information with service providers such as those providing professional, legal, relocating or accounting advice in the course of providing services to you as per the terms of our engagement. Such service providers are required to maintain a high level of confidentiality of such personal and sensitive personal information and to use it only in the course of providing such services and only for the purposes authorised by CL.
CL may also disclose personal and sensitive personal information to fulfil client instructions, to protect our rights and interests and those of our business partners, or pursuant to your express consent. Finally, under limited circumstances, your personal and sensitive personal information may be disclosed to third parties, Government Bodies etc. as permitted by, or to comply with, applicable laws and regulations or cooperate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities.
Information Security: Practices & Procedures
The access of personal and sensitive personal information at CL is limited to authorized firm employees, associates, partners, retainers and officers. Further, as described above in ‘Disclosing Personal Information & Sensitive Personal Information’, PI and SPI may also be shared with our third-party service providers who are held to strictest standards of confidentiality and privacy. CL maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the information against loss, misuse, damage or modification and unauthorized access or disclosure.
In the event you may have any grievances with regards to the processing of your personal or sensitive personal information, with respect to Data Protection and Privacy related complaints you may contact Mr. Jehaan Shroff, Senior Partner, at email@example.com.
All email messages sent to and from consortialegal.com may be monitored in order to ensure compliance with internal policies and processes as well as to protect our business.
Disclaimer: The senior management of CL can modify this Policy unilaterally at any time without notice. Modification may be necessary, among other reasons, to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations.