Privacy Policy

Our website address is: http://acclawgrp.com.

YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT

If you are a California resident who has provided personal information to us, you may exercise your rights under the CCPA and submit your requests in one of the following methods: (a) by submitting this online form; (b) by calling 213-478-0780.

NOTE: we do not sell your personal information as that term is defined in the CCPA or under Nevada Law (Section Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes).

You have the right to request us to:

  • Disclose if we have collected personal information on you;
  • Disclose the categories of personal information that we have collected on you (if any); the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected; the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information; and the categories of third parties with whom the business shares personal information;
  • Disclose the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected on you (if any); and
  • Delete personal information we have collected on you (if you satisfy the conditions set out in the CCPA).

In order to submit a request, we will need to verify your identity. We can request from you two or more data points of personal information to verify your identity. The specific data points we request will depend on the information that you provided.

Please note that following your verified request, we will send you your personal information from the following email address: privacy@acclawgrp.com (Any response to your request, including any personal information may be sent as an encrypted file).

Please note that once you have submitted a request, we will send you a receipt, acknowledging your request, within ten (10) days. If, for some reason, you do not receive such a receipt within ten (10) days of your submitted request, please send us an email to privacy@acclawgrp.com as an error may have occurred.

We will process and respond to your request within 45 days after it is received (in some cases, as is allowed under the CCPA, this process may be extended by an additional 45–90 days).

Please note, that regarding requests under subsections (a), (b), and (c) above, you may only make two requests in a 12-month period, and the information provided need only cover the 12-month period prior to your request.

We hereby inform you that if you exercise any of your rights under the CCPA we may not deny you goods or services for that reason, or subject you to different prices than those paid by other consumers, unless provided otherwise under the CCPA, Federal, or State law.

NOTICE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Pursuant to California Civil Section 1798.100(b), this serves as notice of the categories of personal information that we collect through our website, at our location or through our legal services and the commercial purposes for which the information was collected. Please note that all of the categories of personal information we collect about you (as detailed below) come from the following categories of sources:

  • You, including through your use of our services
  • Automatically collected from you
  • Our affiliate companies
  • Third parties, such as our Clients

In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from California consumers within the last twelve (12) months:

CategoryCollectedPurpose
IdentifiersYes, such information is contained in Client Data, Supplier Data, and Website UsersTo provide our services to Clients. To respond to your inquiries. To market to current and prospective clients. For security and fraud prevention purposes. To comply with legal requirements.
Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))(e.g., information protected under the California Security Breach Disclosure laws).Yes, such information may be contained in Client Data and Supplier Data.To provide our services to Clients. To respond to your inquiries. To market to current and prospective clients. For security and fraud prevention purposes. To comply with legal requirements.
Protected Classification characteristics under California or federal law.No
Commercial information.Yes, such information may be contained in Client Data and Supplier Data.To provide our services to Clients.
Biometric information.No
Internet or other similar network activity.No
Geolocation data.No
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.Our location may have security cameras that take video for security purposes. Such information may also be contained in Client Data.To provide our services to Clients. For security and fraud prevention. For marketing purposes.
Professional or employment-related information.No
Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActNo
Inferences drawn from other personal information.No

GLOSSARY

Clients: This category covers individual and corporate purchasers of ACC Law Group’s services, any ultimate beneficial owners or trust beneficiaries, any officers or representatives of any corporate entity or intermediaries, directors, members, shareholders and other beneficial owners of corporate entities.

Delete: It is virtually impossible to guarantee the permanent and irretrievable deletion of electronic data. In addition, sometimes we may be obliged by law or regulation, or need for risk-management reasons, to retain the ability to access certain elements of personal data. However, once personal data reaches the end of its nominal retention period, or where we receive a valid request to erase it, we will put in place specific operational and systems measures to ensure that the data is “put beyond use”. By this we mean that while the data will still technically exist on an archive system, we will ensure that it cannot be accessed by any of our operational systems, processes or Staff. Only a very (and we mean exceptionally) small number of senior Staff, in very (and, again, we mean exceptionally) limited and carefully prescribed situations, will be able to restore your personal data so that it can be viewed for those legitimate purposes. Once we are clear obliged by law or regulation, or need for risk-management reasons, to retain the ability to access certain elements of personal data. However, once personal data reaches the end of its nominal retention period, or where we receive a valid request to erase it, we will put in place specific operational and systems measures to ensure that the data is “put beyond use”. By this we mean that while the data will still technically exist on an archive system, we will ensure that it cannot be accessed by any of our operational systems, processes or Staff. Only a very (and we mean exceptionally) small number of senior Staff, in very (and, again, we mean exceptionally) limited and carefully prescribed situations, will be able to restore your personal data so that it can be viewed for those legitimate purposes. Once we are clear that all relevant legally mandated retention periods have expired, we will go the additional final step of undertaking a “hard delete”, whereby not even that very limited number of senior Staff would be able to restore your personal data.

Job Applicants: This includes applicants for all roles advertised or promoted by ACC Law Group, including permanent, part-time and temporary positions with ACC Law Group as well as people who have supplied a speculative CV to ACC Law Group not in relation to a specific job.

Staff: This includes current and former employees engaged directly in the business of ACC Law Group (or who have accepted an offer to be engaged) as well as other workers currently or previously engaged in the business of providing services to ACC Law Group (even though they are not classed as employees). Independent contractors and consultants performing services for ACC Law Group fall within the definition of a ‘Supplier’ for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Suppliers: This refers to partnerships, companies (including sole traders), third party service providers (including administrators and distributors), and atypical workers such as independent contractors and freelance workers, who provide services to ACC Law Group. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, regulatory agencies and external bodies will be treated as Suppliers.

Website Users: This is any individual who accesses the ACC Law Group website.

INTRODUCTION

This Privacy Policy explains how we process your personal data, including how we collect, use and process your personal data, and how, in doing so, we comply with our legal obligations. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy rights.

This Privacy Policy applies to the personal data of Website Users, Clients, Suppliers, and others whose personal data ACC Law Group (referred to as “ACC Law” or “us”) may process.

If you are a California resident, you may be entitled to certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) as set forth below.

It is important to point out that we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please visit this page if you want to stay up to date.

WHAT TYPE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The information described below is in addition to any personal data we are required by law to process in any given situation.

CLIENT DATA: We may collect contact details or the details of individual contacts at your organization (such as names, telephone numbers, job title and email or postal addresses) in order to ensure our relationship runs smoothly, efficiently and effectively. We may also collect date of birth, payment details, tax residence information, copies of photo identifications such as your driver license and/or passport/identity card, information about nationality/citizenship/place of birth, your national identification number and identity verification documents in order to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations. Where relevant, we may also hold additional
information that someone in your organization has chosen to disclose to us. If we need any additional personal data for any reason, we will inform you.

SUPPLIER DATA: We will collect your contact details or the details of individual contacts at your organization (such as names, telephone numbers, job title and email or postal addresses) in order to ensure our relationship runs smoothly. Depending on the circumstances, we may also collect bank details for pay purposes. We may also hold extra information that someone in your organization has chosen to provide us.

HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

CLIENT DATA: We collect Client personal data in three ways:

  • Personal data that we receive directly from you;
  • Personal data that we receive from other sources; and
  • Personal data that we collect automatically.

Personal data that we receive directly from you

We will receive data directly from you in two ways:

  • Where you contact us proactively, usually by phone or email; and/or
  • Where we contact you, whether by phone or email or any other form of communication.

Personal data we receive from other sources

Where appropriate and in accordance with any local laws and requirements, we may seek more information about you or your colleagues from other sources generally by way of due diligence or other market intelligence including:

SUPPLIER DATA: We collect Supplier personal data in three ways:

Personal data that we receive directly from you;

Personal data that we receive directly from you

We will receive data directly from you in two ways:

  • Where you contact us proactively, usually by phone or email; and/or
  • Where we contact you, either by phone or email or any other form of communication.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Obtained data is utilized to enhance our connection with you.

CLIENT DATA: We use Client information to help us to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

Here are some more details about each:

To help us to establish, exercise or defend legal claims

  • In more unusual circumstances, we may use your personal data to help us to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

SUPPLIER DATA: We will only use your information:

  • To store (and update when necessary) your details, so that we can contact you in relation to our agreements or our dealings with you;
  • To offer services to you or to obtain support and services from you;
  • To perform certain legal and regulatory obligations, such as carrying out anti-money laundering and “Know Your Client” checks;
  • Facilitating our payroll and invoicing processes, for example, in relation to consultants or self-employed contractors;
  • In more unusual circumstances, to help us to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

We may use your personal data for these purposes if we deem this to be necessary for our legitimate interests. If you are not happy about this, you have the right to unsubscribe here.

WEBSITE USERS: We use your data to help us to improve your experience of using our website, for example by analyzing your recent search criteria to help us to present information to you that we think you will be interested in.

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH?

Where appropriate and in accordance with local laws and requirements, we may share your personal data, in various ways and for various reasons, with the following categories of people:

  • Tax, audit, regulatory bodies or other authorities, when we believe in good faith that the law or other regulation requires us to share this data (for example, because of a request by a tax authority, in connection with any anticipated litigation or in compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations);
  • Third party service providers (including Suppliers) who perform functions on our behalf (including external consultants, business associates and professional advisers such as lawyers, auditors and accountants, technical support functions and IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems);
  • Third party outsourced IT and document storage providers where we have an appropriate processing agreement (or similar protections) in place;
  • If ACC Law Group merges with or is acquired by another business or company in the future, we may share your personal data with the new owners of the business or company (and provide you with notice of this disclosure). We do not sell any personally identifiable information provided to us to any unrelated third party, but, as set out above, we may share it with unrelated third parties in connection with our the maintenance and operation of our site, or as may be legally required. Please do not to send confidential or sensitive information to us through this site.

HOW DO WE SAFEGUARD YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We are committed to taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss, or unauthorized access. We do this by having in place a range of appropriate technical and organizational measures. These include measures to deal with any suspected data breach.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR?

  • We will ordinarily process your data throughout the course of our interactions and will then generally retain it for an appropriate amount of time after we have parted ways, depending on local law requirements and our legitimate business and risk-management needs. The periods of time for which we retain your data will vary depending on the type of data in question and any overarching legal, regulatory or risk-management requirements to retain it for certain minimum periods. We may, for example, be required to retain certain data for the purposes of tax reporting or responding to tax queries. In other instances, there may be some other legal, regulatory or risk-management requirements to retain data, including where certain data might be relevant to any potential litigation (bearing in mind relevant limitation periods).
  • In determining the appropriate retention period for various types of personal data, in addition to ensuring that we comply with our legal, regulatory and risk-management obligations, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we need to process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

HOW CAN YOU ACCESS, AMEND OR TAKE BACK THE PERSONAL DATA THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO US?

To get in touch about these rights, please contact us at privacy@acclawgrp.com . We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event within one month (subject to any extensions to which we are lawfully entitled). Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

Right to object: this right enables you to object to us processing your personal data where we do so for one of the following four reasons: (i) our legitimate interests; (ii) to enable us to perform a task in the public interest or exercise official authority;

The “legitimate interests” category above is the one most likely to apply. If your objection relates to us processing your personal data because we deem it necessary for our legitimate interests, we must act on your objection by ceasing the activity in question unless:

  • we can show that we have compelling legitimate grounds for processing which overrides your interests; or
  • we are processing your data for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim.

Right to withdraw consent: Where we have obtained your consent to process your personal data for certain activities, you may withdraw this consent at any time and we will cease to carry out the particular activity that you previously consented to unless we consider that there is an alternative reason to justify our continued processing of your data for this purpose in which case we will inform you of this condition.

Data Subject Access Requests: You may ask us to confirm what information we hold about you at any time, and request us to modify, update or Delete such information. We may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive”. If you request further copies of this information from us, we may charge you a reasonable administrative cost where legally permissible. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will always tell you the reasons for doing so.

Right to erasure: You have the right to request that we erase your personal data in certain circumstances. Normally, the information must meet one of the following criteria:

  • the data are no longer necessary for the purpose for which we originally collected and/or processed them;
  • where previously given, you have withdrawn your consent to us processing your data, and there is no other valid reason for us to continue processing;
  • it is necessary for the data to be erased in order for us to comply with our legal obligations as a data controller; or
  • if we process the data because we believe it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests, you object to the processing and we are unable to demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds for our continued processing.

We would only be entitled to refuse to comply with your request for erasure for one of the following reasons:

  • to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;
  • to comply with legal obligations or for the performance of a public interest task or exercise of official authority; or
  • to exercise or defend a legal claim.

When complying with a valid request for the erasure of data we will take all reasonably practicable steps to Delete the relevant data.

Right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. This means that we can only continue to store your data and will not be able to carry out any further processing activities with it until either: (i) one of the circumstances listed below is resolved; (ii) you consent; or (iii) further processing is necessary for either the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or the protection of the rights of another individual.

The circumstances in which you are entitled to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data are:

  • where you dispute the accuracy of the personal data that we are processing about you. In this case, our processing of your personal data will be restricted for the period during which the accuracy of the data is verified;
  • where you object to our processing of your personal data for our legitimate interests. Here, you can request that the data be restricted while we verify our grounds for processing your personal data;
  • where our processing of your data is unlawful, but you would prefer us to restrict our processing of it rather than erasing it; and
  • where we have no further need to process your personal data but you require the data to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.

If we have shared your personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the restricted processing unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We will, of course, notify you before lifting any restriction on processing your personal data.

Right to rectification: You also have the right to request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold about you. If we have shared this personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the rectification unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Where appropriate, we will also tell you which third parties we have disclosed the inaccurate or incomplete personal data to. Where we think that it is reasonable for us not to comply with your request, we will explain our reasons for this decision.