Last updated August 30, 2021
Information We Collect
We collect information or data about you or that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address(es), telephone number(s), e-mail address(es), professional experience, professional affiliations, or other information or data (“Information”) when you voluntarily choose to disclose such Information to us, directly or indirectly (i) through a representative, (ii) by telephonic means, (iii) electronically when you access our publications and marketing communications, (iv) sign up to attend an event or program in person or online, or (v) apply for a position with us.
We may also receive and collect Information about you from a third-party source, including from public or private sources. If you are the person providing Information to us about someone else, you acknowledge that you are authorized to disclose that Information to us and that, without taking any further steps, we may collect, use, store and disclose that Information as if it were disclosed to us directly by such other person.
We also collect your Information when you apply for a position with us, whether through a recruiter, our Website, or a job posting website. Such Information could include, among other things, educational background, school transcripts, writing samples, current and prior employment, qualification details, professional licenses, references, national ID number or work permits to work in the jurisdictions for which you applied, and photo.
How We Use Your Information
We only use your Information for a legal and legitimate interest, such as:
- for providing legal services, promoting and marketing our legal services, assisting with managing, enhancing and improving our legal services, communicating with you about those legal services, and complying with our legal and ethical obligations related to those legal services.
- for a candidate, we will use Information about you in connection with recruiting you, processing your application, or, if applicable, extending an offer to you or hiring you.
- for direct marketing based on your consent. You have the option to withdrawing your consent at any time. We also may process your location data, IP address, and content viewed on our websites.
- in connection with pre-contract activities and discussion with you, and to perform a contract that we have with you.
- for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
- for any of our other legitimate interests not described above. These include analyzing use of our website or services, tailoring website and news content, setting preferences in our website or electronic mailings, improving our websites, offering and managing programs and events, fulfilling our obligations to our clients and others, and managing our client and vendor relationships.
How and Where We Disclose Information
- We operate our Websites from the United States of America and store the information we collect through our Websites in the United States of America. We market and provide legal services, however, in countries outside of the United States of America and as such, we may disclose Information collected through our Websites, as well as other personal information, across offices and geographical boundaries, within and outside of the firm, for legal and legitimate purposes as described above.
- We may also disclose your Information to service providers that perform services for us and who are obligated to secure the information, such as counsels, special consultants, expert witnesses, other outsourced service providers, continuing legal education providers, information technology suppliers, analytics providers, mailing providers, joint marketing or event providers, caterers, and security providers. These service providers may be located outside of the Unites States of America.
- We may also be required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement, to disclose your Information, including disclosures made in response to requests from public and government authorities outside your country of residence or to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you or others anywhere in the world.
How We Protect Personal Information
YK Law takes reasonable measures to protect your Information from misuse, interference, and unauthorized loss, access, modification or disclosure. We undertake industry standard data protection practices, including by deploying a variety of commercially available software and hardware security tools. We will take such measures with respect to your Information using security measures that we use for personal information of others, and we will do so in compliance with all applicable data protection laws and our professional secrecy and ethical obligations. Unfortunately, despite such measures, no data transmission over the Internet and no database or other depository of information can be one hundred percent secure. As a result, while we will strive to protect your Information, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any of your personal information. We will not be and are not liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission, networks that we do not control, or unauthorized acts of third parties.
We follow a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit our Websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, YK Law uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. Our Cookies Policy can be found here.
CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)
You should know that under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:
Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
We do not direct any of our Websites to children or individuals under eighteen (18) years of age. Individuals under eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or guardian about the use of this website. YK Law does not knowingly collect any Information from children or individuals under eighteen (18) years of age.