Masuda Funai needs to gather and use certain information about individuals (“data” or “personal data”). These individuals may be clients, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people with whom Masuda Funai has a relationship or may need to contact. This policy describes how this personal data will be collected, handled and stored (collectively, “processed”) to meet Masuda Funai’s data protection standards and to comply with the law. This personal data may include, but is not limited to, name, address, birth date, telephone number, email address, bank details, social security number, medical information, place of employment, and similar information that may make you identifiable when viewed alone or when viewed in conjunction with other information.
We are committed to ensuring that all personal information maintained by Masuda Funai will be processed according to legally compliant standards of data protection and data security.
Masuda Funai’s data protection policy ensures that personal data complies with data protection laws and follows best practices as they relate to data protection, and ensures that personal data is:
- processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to you;
- collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and is not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes;
- adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed;
- accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date, and every reasonable step will be taken to ensure that personal data that is inaccurate will either be erased or updated without delay, taking into account the purposes for which it is processed; and
- processed in a manner that ensures appropriate data security of the personal data.
Information We Collect and for What Purpose
We do not collect any personal information from you unless the law allows us to or you voluntarily choose to disclose that information, by filling out the forms in the “Contact Us” or “Subscribe” sections of our website or providing it to us during our intake process. Should you choose to supply us with this information, we will not, under any circumstances, sell or trade your personal information to third parties. We will use any personal information you provide to us for the purpose of legally representing you, as necessitated by such representation, or to respond to your specific request for information regarding our legal services or regarding employment with us. We may also use your personal information to electronically distribute to you newsletters, client alerts, and other updates that we prepare, but only if you have consented to be included in the distribution lists for such material. You may opt-out of receiving firm-related e-mails or other forms of communication at any time by using the unsubscribe link in any of the email communications you receive from us or by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing Your Information
Personal data is not to be disclosed to any unauthorized person. We may provide personal information to third parties that perform services for us or on behalf of a client. In that case, personal information will not be transferred to any person to process (e.g., while performing services for us on or our behalf), unless that person has either agreed to comply with our data security procedures or we are satisfied that other adequate safeguards exist. On occasion, Masuda Funai may be required by law to disclose personal information to a regulator, court, or other authority.
You have the right to request the erasure of personal data under certain circumstances. For more information about when such data can be deleted or destroyed and/or to request deletion/destruction of your personal data, please contact your attorney or the Data Protection Team at email@example.com. If you wish to update the personal information you have previously given us, please contact us directly as we do not maintain any online system for updating personal information.
Individual Rights and Inquiries
All individuals whose personal data is held by Masuda Funai are entitled to:
- ask what information Masuda Funai holds about them and why;
- ask how to gain access to that information;
- be informed how to keep it up to date;
- be informed how Masuda Funai is meeting its data protection obligations;
- obtain a copy of the individual’s personal data held by Masuda Funai.
Subject access requests from individuals should be made in writing by email, directly to your attorney or addressed to the Data Protection Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Confidentiality and Security
Masuda Funai is committed to ensuring that all personal information handled by it will be processed according to legally compliant standards of data protection and data security. We commit to process personal data in a manner that ensures appropriate security of such data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful access and processing, against accidental loss, destruction or damage and using appropriate technical or organizational measures.
Masuda Funai does not seek or intend to collect or maintain information on our website (masudafunai.com) from those we know to be under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed or designed to attract any person under the age of 13. If we discover that we have received any information from a child under the age of 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe that Masuda Funai might have received information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us at email@example.com.