Privacy Policy

Grayver Law Group, P.C., a California professional corporation (“GLG”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting your personal data. Please read this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) carefully as it sets out how and why we use your personal data when you access our website, services, and/or otherwise engage with us. Please note that we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES?

Contact Information

This includes personal data such as your name, title, position, the company you work for, postal address, email address, and phone number. We may also ask about your relationship with another person, for example, to establish any conflict of interest that might exist. We require the above information in order to engage with you for business purposes.

Identification and Verification

We may ask for your passport or other official photographic document, as well as proof of address (such as a utility bill or bank letter) to verify your identity. Aside from the data you provide to us directly, and in accordance with the local laws of the country where you are accessing our services, we may also find information about you from other sources, such as carefully selected third-party services that provide background checks, and/or from publicly available registers/websites where you have voluntarily made your personal data available (e.g., www.linked.com or www.facebook.com). We require this information as part of our client acceptance processes and to comply with our KYC/AML obligations.

Payment details

Where we enter into a contract for our legal services directly with you, as an individual, or where you, as an individual pay our fees on behalf of an entity that you represent, we will need to collect and use your payment information, including your credit/debit card details. This type of personal data is processed strictly in accordance with relevant payment card industry standards.

Automated interactions

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect personal data from your device by using cookies and other similar technologies. Processing such information is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests in improving our website and providing a more relevant service to our clients.

Marketing and information gathered through our website

Certain sections of our website, including our blogs, invite you to request certain of our publications (e.g., Russian-language guide to VC term sheet), newsletters and alerts, subscribe to receive invitations to events, seminars, and webinars, take part in client surveys and to receive our announcements. If you do so, we will collect some or all of the following information: your name, business email address, job title, company name, and company address. We may also collect this information about you where you have physically attended an event, meeting, or seminar hosted by GLG.

Employment

We will collect and use your personal data when you apply for a job with us. We may receive information about you through a recruitment agency or directly from you when you submit your resume and/or other materials about yourself. The personal data may include information relating to your education, employment history, and other background information such as your right to work in the United States.

Indirect collection of personal data

Sometimes we may have access to and use the personal data of individuals with whom we do not have any direct contact. For example, when we represent a  client in an M&A (where the client is the target) or financing transaction (where the client is the recipient of the investment), we may use personal data relating to the seller’s employees.

WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS FOR OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

In general, we need to collect and use your personal data because such collection and use is necessary for our legitimate interests to provide our services to you or otherwise engage with you (e.g., perform a contract with your or the company you represent); and to develop and maintain our practice.

We also collect and use your personal data to comply with our legal obligations. For example, to comply with anti-money laundering laws, we need to obtain the identity of relevant individuals and conduct certain background checks on them when we engage with new clients.

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH?

We may share information that you have provided to us as necessary with certain third parties such as service providers acting on our behalf who will use the data to provide the service. These may include insurers, IT service providers, services that provide background checks, other legal professionals, translators, accountants, etc.

We may also share your personal data with a purchaser or potential purchaser of our business and in some circumstances, we may have to disclose your personal information for legal or regulatory purposes, such as where a court, the police or other law enforcement agency or regulatory body has asked us for it.

IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?

At this time, your personal information is collected in the United States, and we do not transfer your personal data outside the United States. We will update this Privacy Policy if we begin to transfer personal information outside the United States.

HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA SECURE?

We are committed to ensuring that any personal data that we hold about you is kept securely in accordance with our policies and procedures. These include appropriate physical and technological security measures, such as access controls, regular penetration testing of our systems, and careful selection of staff and third-party service providers.

HOW LONG WILL WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Your personal data will be retained in line with legal and regulatory retention periods.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS OVER YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Depending on the country where you are based and subject to certain exceptions and limitations you may have various legal rights in relation to your personal data, as set out in this section.

Such rights may allow you to ask us to:

  • provide a copy of your personal data (subject to the privacy rights of other people and the information already provided to you in the Privacy Policy);
  • correct any inaccuracies in your personal data by informing us to make the necessary changes;
  • modify or withdraw your consent for the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal data;
  • delete your personal data where there is no lawful justification for us to retain it;

HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?

If you have any questions or requests regarding our collection or use of your personal information or if you want to exercise your rights in connection with the foregoing, please contact us at info@grayverlaw.com

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy was last updated in May 2022. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page.