Effective Date: August 16, 2021
Accessibility for Those with Disabilities
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
The Personal Information we collect about you depends on your interactions and engagement with us. We may collect the following types of Personal Data:
- Direct Identifiers such as your name, postal address, email address, phone numbers, birthdate, and unique personal identifiers. For certain forms of service we may require government-issued identification information (such as your national identification number, visa and passport information).
- Personal Records such as your signature, financial account information and insurance policy numbers (particularly if we are assisting you in a financial matter), payment card information (for example, if you make payments to us directly), and any background information provided by you or collected by us as part of our business analysis, client onboarding, regulatory compliance checks and other related processes. We may also collect your location data (should you visit a McDermott office) including records of building and suite access and parking card use, and footage from workplace security cameras that indicate your location.
- Protected Characteristics such as your age, marital status, gender, and (where necessary to fulfil our legal obligations or to provide you with a requested service) medical information and disability information.
- Commercial Information such as records of personal property, and products or services purchased or obtained.
- Internet Usage Information such as records of your use of our website, mobile applications or other online services. This may include your online identifiers, account names and passwords, IP address, details of your device, operating system and browser, and other information as described in Section 4 of this policy.
- Geolocation Data such as information collected through your use of our mobile applications, including (i) the location of the mobile device or tablet derived from GPS or WiFi use and (ii) other information made available by a user or others that indicates the current or prior location of the user, such as geotag information in photographs. If you do not want us to collect such data from your device, please delete the App or disable the location setting on your device or tablet. Disabling the location setting may affect your ability to access and use our mobile applications. Please see Section 5 for more information on your choices with respect to geolocation data.
- Client Information including information provided to or made available to us by or on behalf of you, as well as information generated by us in the course of providing our services to you.
COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect, use and disclose Personal Data for all lawful purposes in the operation and conduct of our business.
How We May Collect Personal Data
Directly From You: We may collect Personal Data through your use of the Services (such as when you register with us, participate in surveys and questionnaires or subscribe to newsletters and blog updates), when you provide us Personal Data in the course of us providing you services and when you otherwise provide Personal Data to us both online and offline. We also may collect the Personal Data that you publish or display on public areas of the Services, such as one of McDermott’s blogs, or if you submit personal information to our alumni website (collectively, “User Contributions“). Your User Contributions are made publicly available at your own risk. We do not control the actions of third parties that access your User Contributions.
From Third Parties: We may collect Personal Data about you from third parties where such information is required for us to fulfil our legal obligations or to provide you with a requested service.
Through Gathering Service Usage Data, including for our Website and Apps: When you use the Services, including Apps, we and our vendors may collect the Internet Usage Information that is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device. When you download and use an App, we and our vendors may track and collect App data, including when you accessed our servers and what information has been downloaded via the App. We also collect Usage Data through our use of Data Collection Technology. For more information about how we use Data Collection Technology, including cookies, please review the section below on Cookies and Other Data Collection Technology; for more details on your choices please see the section below on Choices. Where Usage Data includes Personal Data, or is combined with Personal Data, it will be treated as Personal Data itself – as described in the sections above.
How We May Use Personal Data
- To carry out any applicable contractual obligations that we have to you or third parties;
- To verify your identity;
- To process payments that you make to us;
- To confirm registrations, respond to your inquiries or fulfill your requests – such as to register you for a seminar or to email you materials you requested;
- To send you information, such as legal updates and event announcements, that we think may interest you;
- To enable you to provide us with further information;
- If you contact us through the Services or through other methods both online and offline, to keep a record of your contact information and correspondence to use when responding to you;
- To notify you about important information regarding changes to our terms, conditions and policies;
- To analyse use of the Services to help us detect problems, identify usage trends and improve user experience; and
- To protect against fraudulent or illegal activity.
- To update our records of your details, including contact and marketing details, where we identify that they are inaccurate or incomplete.
How We May Disclose Personal Data
We may disclose your Personal Data for the following reasons and to the following categories of third parties:
- With your consent. We may disclose your Personal Data to any party for whom your consent has been provided.
- To our vendors. We may disclose your Personal Data to third-party vendors that support our operations such as internet service providers, data analytics providers, external consultants, advertising networks, operating systems and platforms, and vendors that facilitate registering and hosting webcast and live events.
- In relation to a corporate transaction. We may disclose and transfer your Personal Data if we are involved in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control (whether in whole or in part), including negotiation and diligence of such transaction.
COOKIES AND OTHER DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGY
We refer to cookies, web beacons (also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs) and other similar technology as “Data Collection Technology.”
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to or accessed from your web browser or your computer’s hard drive. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the “lifetime” of the cookie (when it expires), and a randomly generated unique identifier. A cookie may also contain information about your computer, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services.
A web beacon (also called a pixel tag or clear GIF) is a piece of computer code that enables us to monitor user activity and website traffic.
To learn more about cookies and web beacons, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
How We Use Data Collection Technology: Data Collection Technology helps us improve your experience of the Services. In particular, we use analytics cookies to compile statistics about the use of the Services, help us analyse technical and navigational information about the Services and detect and prevent fraud. We also may use Data Collection Technology to collect information from the computer or device that you use to access the Services, such as your operating system type, browser type, domain and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your computer or device is located.
Additionally, we use analytics services, such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, which use Data Collection Technology to analyze your use of our Website. For more information on Google’s privacy practices for Google Analytics, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. You may prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on our Website by deleting or disabling the relevant cookies. For more information, see Section 5, “Your Choices”.
YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA
You have several rights accorded to you under the law in respect of your Personal Data that we collect, use or disclose.
Withdrawal of Consent to the Continued Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Data: You may at any time withdraw any consent given, in respect of the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Data by us, for any purpose. However, if you withdraw any consent that has been given, depending on the nature of your request, we may not be able to perform the actions necessary to achieve the purposes set out above or you may not be able to use or take full advantage of the Services. Please also note that even after you have chosen to withdraw your consent we may be able to continue to continue to process your Personal Data, in some limited circumstances, to the extent that such collection, use and disclosure without consent is authorised or required under applicable laws
Access and Correction of Personal Data: You may request access to your Personal Data that is in our possession or control, and information about the ways in which your Personal Data has or may have been used or disclosed within a year before the date of your request. You may also request that we correct an error or omission in your Personal Data that is in our possession or control. The request must be in writing and sent to our Data Protection Officer at the contact details provided below. You may be required to complete a Personal Data Access/Correction Request form. We may charge a reasonable fee for the processing of any access request from you. We will respond to your requests within 30 days.
Please note that we may not be able to provide you with access or correction of your Personal Data where we are not required to and/or are prohibited from doing so under law.
We must ensure that your Personal Data is accurate and up to date. Therefore, please ensure that the Personal Data you (or your authorised representative) provide to us is accurate and complete. You are responsible for informing us of changes to your Personal Data, or in the event you believe that the Personal Data we have about you is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, or out of date. Please update us if there are changes to your Personal Data by informing our Data Protection Officer in writing at the contact details provided below.
Marketing Emails: If you do not wish to receive marketing-related emails from us, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of a marketing email, or email us at email@example.com.
Geolocation data linked to App use: If you do not want us to collect such data from your device, please delete the App or disable the location setting on your device or tablet. Disabling the location setting may affect your ability to access and use our mobile applications.
Cookies and web trackers: Regular cookies generally may be disabled or removed using tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. The choices available, and the mechanism used, will vary from browser to browser. Some web browsers (including some mobile web browsers) provide settings that allow you to control or reject cookies or alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer or device. You may also be able to reject mobile device identifiers by adjusting the appropriate setting on your mobile device. Such browser settings are typically found in the “options,” “tools” or “preferences” menu of your browser. You may also consult your browser’s “help” menu. For more information, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Please note that tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies or other tracking technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, visit https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some parts of our Website may not work and when you revisit our Website your ability to limit browser-based tracking technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
Although you are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, if you block or reject them, you may not have access to all features available through the Services.
Our Policy on Do Not Track Signals: Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT“) or similar feature that signals to websites that a user does not want to have his or her online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain Personal Data about the browser’s user. We follow the DNT signals we receive from your browsers.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATA
We will keep your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, for any other legal or business purposes (including any legal, accounting or reporting requirements), or as required or permitted by applicable laws. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data, whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and all applicable legal requirements.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES AND SERVICES
NOTICE TO INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
We take reasonable precautions intended to help protect the Personal Data that we collect and store, in accordance with the requirements under the PDPA; however, no system or online transmission of data is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to or through the Services. Any transmission is at your own risk. Please use security measures to protect your Personal Data.
The Services are not directed to or intended for use by minors. However, if, for any reason, the Services are used by minors, in line with guidance set out by local regulators, we will obtain consent from the minor through an individual who is legally able to provide consent on the minor’s behalf, such as the minor’s parent or guardian. In extraordinary circumstances where consent cannot be obtained from a minor’s parent or guardian, we may directly accept consent given by a minor that is of at least 13 years of age.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
By Email: via firstname.lastname@example.org