This Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”) came into effect on 15 November 2013 and is meant to regulate the processing of Personal Data in commercial transactions. We, Halim Hong & Quek (“HHQ”) recognise the importance of privacy and the sensitivity of Personal Data and information about yourself (“Personal Data”) and are committed to the protection of your Personal Data in line with the PDPA.
This policy is issued to all our existing, immediate and prospective clients, contacts and employees pursuant to the requirement of the PDPA as we view and treat your Personal Data seriously.
During the course of your dealings with HHQ, you will be requested to provide or has provided us your Personal Data as defined in the PDPA to be collected, used and processed for us to render our legal services. These are relevant in connection with our business process and execution, services, client relationship, management and business development activities.
Personal Data means information that identifies you and shall include but not be limited to the following particulars:
We recognise that you may provide us with your Personal Data by completing our forms or by communicating with us in person or by phone, e-mail, fax, short message service, instant messages, written form or otherwise.
We collect information only by lawful and fair means, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.
Wherever possible we collect your Personal Data directly from you, both at the start of a retainer and in the course of our representation.
Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources. The Personal Data which may be collected, processed and used by HHQ are sourced from sources such as:
References to the term ‘you’ and ‘your’ shall include your representatives and agents.
The failure to obtain your Personal Data will lead to the following:
We will keep your Personal Data confidential but you hereby consent and authorise us to disclose your personal data to the following categories of parties:
Processing, in relation to Personal Data means collecting, recording, holding, storing, disposing, altering, retrieving, transmitting or disseminating data.
You have the right to limit in part or wholly the processing of your Personal Data and to withdraw consent at any time. When consent is withdrawn and communicated to us in writing, HHQ will stop processing your Personal Data.
We shall keep and process your Personal Data with due diligence and in a secure manner. We endeavour, where practicable, to implement the appropriate administrative and security safeguards and procedures in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations to prevent the unauthorised or unlawful processing of your Personal Data and the accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your Personal Data.
Since we use your Personal Data to provide legal services, it is important that the information be accurate and up-to-date. It is your right as a data subject as defined under the PDPA, to have access and to correct your personal data in which you have provided to us during the course of the retainer and in this respect, you may:
For any queries, write in requests in relation to access or correct and/or delete your Personal Data or for information regarding the policies and procedures and types of Personal Data handled by us, please contact us at:
If we do not receive any notification in writing, we will assume that we are authorised to continue processing your Personal Data for the Purposes.