Privacy and Cookies Statement
This Privacy & Cookies Statement describes how Arturo J. Bravo Esq, P.A (DBA: Badell & Grau) and other member firms and affiliates of Badell & Grau (the “Firm”) operates http://badellgrau.com and collects, uses, shares, and otherwise processes Personal Data (defined below) about:
- Contact persons for suppliers of goods and services to the Firm
- Visitors to our website: https://badellgrau.com (the “Site”)
- Contact persons for our clients and/or prospective clients
- Any other individuals about whom the Firm obtains Personal Data
In this Privacy & Cookies Statement, “Personal Data” means information that (either in isolation or in combination with other information held by the Firm) enables you to be identified as an individual or recognized directly or indirectly.
For the name and contact details of the Badell Grau, please contact:
Badell & Grau
2980 NE 207th Street
Aventura, FL 33180
Att: Arturo J. Bravo, Esq
Unless we specifically state otherwise, the Firm is the data controller of the Personal Data we process, and is therefore responsible for ensuring that the systems and processes we use are compliant with data protection laws, to the extent applicable to us. We use your Personal Data only for providing and improving the Site, scheduling appointments and sending periodic emails. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Firm personnel may be required to comply with this Privacy & Cookies Statement and associated Firm policies when dealing with Personal Data and must also complete data protection training where appropriate to their role.
Collection of Personal Data
We may collect the following categories of Personal Data about Site visitors, clients, prospective clients, suppliers and other third parties:
Basic data: Name, gender, title, organization, job responsibilities, phone number, mailing address, email address,and contact details.
Registration data: Newsletter requests, event/seminar registrations, subscriptions, downloads, and username/passwords.
Client service data: Personal Data received from clients in respect of employees, customers or other individuals known to clients and client feedback.
Marketing data: Data about individual participation in conferences and in-person seminars, credentials, associations, product interests, and preferences.
Transaction data: Personal data contained in documents, correspondence or other materials provided by or relating to transactions conducted by our clients.
Device data: Computer Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifier (UDID), cookies and other data linked to a device, and data about usage of our Sites (Usage Data).
We collect Personal Data from a number of sources, either directly from the data subjects, or from clients, colleagues and publically available sources. Where the Firm receives data from its clients about employees, customers or other individuals, the client is responsible for ensuring that any such data is transferred to us in compliance with applicable data protection laws.
Use of Personal Data
The purposes for which we use Personal Data, and the legal bases for such processing, are as follows:
To provide legal advice and respond to inquiries we use basic data, registration data, client service data, and device data. We need to process your information in this way in order to perform our obligations under our contracts with our clients.
To manage our business operations and administer our client relationships we use basic data, special categories of data, registration data, marketing data and client service data. This processing is necessary in order to perform our obligations under our contracts with our clients (e.g. issuing and processing invoices) and suppliers (e.g. managing the supply of goods and services to the Firm).
To make our Sites more intuitive and easy to use we use device data. It is necessary for our legitimate interests to monitor how our Sites are used to help us improve the layout and information available on our Sites and provide a better service to our Site users.
To protect the security and effective functioning of our Sites and information technology systems we use basic data, registration data, transaction data, and device data. It is necessary for our legitimate interests to monitor how our Sites are used to detect and prevent fraud, other crimes and the misuse of our Sites. This helps us to ensure that you can safely use our Sites.
To provide relevant marketing such as providing you with information about events or services that may be of interest to you including legal services, legal updates, client conferences or networking events, and groups of specific interest (e.g. specific types of networking groups) we use marketing data, basic data, special categories of data, registration data, client service data, and device data. It is necessary for our legitimate interests to process this information in order to provide you with tailored and relevant marketing, updates and invitations.
To address compliance and legal obligations, such as complying with the Firm’s tax reporting obligations, checking the identity of new clients and to prevent money laundering and/or fraud we use compliance data, basic data, registration data, transaction data, and device data. This processing is necessary for the purposes of complying with legal requirements to which we are subject.
Sharing of Personal Data
We may share Personal Data with the following categories of recipients:
Affiliates: The Firm operates under the umbrella of Badell & Grau Despacho de Abogados, Caracas, Venezuela. Each member firm may share Personal Data with other member law firms and affiliates in order to provide you with legal services and in order to administer our relationship with you (e.g. invoicing, marketing) or otherwise as necessary for the purposes described above.
Suppliers and service providers: We share Personal Data with suppliers and service providers to enable such parties to perform functions on our behalf and under our instructions in order to carry out the purposes identified above. These include: infrastructure and IT services providers, for example, the providers of our client intake system, our finance systems and our customer relationship management databases; third party consultants who provide us with support in respect of business analytics and marketing campaigns; and the providers of external venues where we host conferences and events. We require such parties by contract to provide reasonable security for Personal Data and to use and process such Personal Data on our behalf only.
Mandatory disclosures and legal claims: We share Personal Data in order to comply with the Firm’s tax reporting obligations, comply with any subpoena, court order or other legal process, to comply with a request from our regulators, governmental request or any other legally enforceable demand. We also share Personal Data to establish or protect our legal rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others, or to defend against legal claims.
If you have questions about the parties with which we share Personal Data, please contact us.
You have control regarding our use of Personal Data for direct marketing. In certain markets, you will need to expressly consent before receiving marketing. In all markets, you can choose to not receive such communications at any time. If you no longer wish to receive any marketing communications, remain on a mailing list to which you previously subscribed, or receive any other marketing communication, please follow the unsubscribe link in the relevant communication or contact us as per below.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored on your browser, device, or the page you are viewing. Some cookies are deleted once you close your browser, while other cookies are retained even after you close your browser so that you can be recognized when you return to a websites. More information about cookies and how they work is available at All About Cookies.
Cookies on our Sites are generally divided into the following categories:
Operational Cookies: These are required for the operation of our Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas. These cookies are session cookies that are erased when you close your browser.
Functional Cookies: These improve the functional performance of our Sites and make it easier for you to use. For example, cookies are used to remember that you have previously visited the Sites and asked to remain logged into it. These cookies qualify as persistent cookies, because they remain on your device for us to use during a next visit to our Sites. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings.
Cookie Pop Up – We use a cookie to determine if you have read our cookies consent pop up and to ensure we do not show it to you again when you dismiss it.
What are your options if you do not want cookies on your computer?
If you disable or delete certain Cookies in your Internet browser settings, you might not be able to access or use important functions or features of this Sites, and you may be required to re-enter your log-in details.
Cross-Border Data Transfers
We transfer Personal Data to jurisdictions as necessary for the purposes described above, including to jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country. In particular, our Sites are hosted on servers in Venezuela. When you submit personal information to us you are transferring your data across borders.
What are the consequences of not providing Personal Data?
You are not required to provide all Personal Data identified in this Privacy & Cookies Statement to use our Sites or to interact with us offline, but certain functionality will not be available if you do not provide Personal Data. If you do not provide Personal Data, we may not be able to respond to your request, provide legal services to you, or provide you with marketing that we believe you would find valuable.
Do we engage in automated decision-making without human intervention?
We do not use automated decision-making without human intervention, including profiling, in a way that produces legal effects concerning you or otherwise significantly affects you.
DMCA CLAIM DISCLOSURES
It is the policy of the Firm to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement, in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, better known as the “DMCA”. Should we receive a claim of copyright infringement, we will comply with the safe harbor requirements of the DMCA. Part of that compliance may require the disclosure of your identity if you are either the allegedly infringing party or the party filing the copyright infringement complaint. Please be advised that you may be liable for damages if you materially misrepresent that a post, product or activity is infringing your copyrights.
Our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers.
How long do we retain Personal Data?
We typically retain Personal Data related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and we will securely delete such data in accordance with applicable law upon request. For Personal Data that we collect and process for other purposes, we will typically retain such Personal Data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy & Cookies Statement and as otherwise specified in applicable record retention policies and procedures.
Are third party websites governed by this Privacy & Cookies Statement?
The Site may contain links and references to other websites administered by unaffiliated third parties. This Privacy & Cookies Statement does not apply to such third party sites. When you click a link to visit a third party website, you will be subject to that website’s privacy practices. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy and security practices of any linked third party websites before providing any Personal Data on that website.
How will we handle any changes to this Privacy & Cookies Statement?
We may update this Privacy & Cookies Statement from time to time as our services and privacy practices change, or as required by law. The effective date of our Privacy & Cookies Statement is posted below, and we encourage you to visit our Sites periodically to stay informed about our privacy practices. We will post the updated version of the Privacy & Cookies Statement on our Sites, and ask for your consent to the changes if legally required.
If you have questions or comments regarding this Privacy & Cookies Statement or our privacy practices, please contact us here:
Arturo J. Bravo, Esq
2980 NE 207th Street,
Aventura, FL 33180
Effective date: June the 2nd, 2021.