(i) register or visit our site, www.lcf.ua or associated sites or pages (the “Site”) or
(ii) engage with us to use the products or services that LCF provides (our “Services”).
It also includes information about individuals whose personal information we may process as a result of providing the Services to third parties and individuals who apply to work at LCF.
Resolution of this policy
What is LCF Law Group and what do we do
The LCF Law Group is a prominent Ukrainian team of lawyers advising leaders in the banking and finance sectors, agribusiness, energy, infrastructure, technology, commerce, real estate and other industries. The flagship for LCF is the practice of dispute resolution, and the firm provides advice on the exceptional level on corporate and commercial, banking and financial legal matters.
LCF Law Group is a law firm operating through a number of separately constituted and regulated legal entities which provide legal and other client services in accordance with Ukrainian law. LCF Law Group is the data controller responsible for your personal information processed via the Site.
How to contact us?
What personal information do we collect?
We may collect personal information from you in the course of our business, including through your use of our Site, when you contact or request information from us, when you engage our legal or other services or as a result of your relationship with one or more of our staff or clients.
Our prime goal in collecting personal information from you is to help us:
- deliver our services
- improve, develop and market our services
- verify your identity
- carry out requests made by you on the site or in relation to our services
- investigate or settle inquiries or disputes
- comply with any applicable law, court order, other judicial process, or the requirements of a regulator
- enforce our agreements with you
- protect the rights, property or safety of us or third parties, including our other clients and users of the site or our services
- with recruitment purposes, and
- use as otherwise required or permitted by law.
To undertake these goals we may process the following personal information:
If you are a visitor to the Site:
- Name and job title.
- Contact information including the company you work for, email address and social media account if appropriate.
- Demographic information such as your address, preferences and interests.
- Geolocation data
- Other information relevant to the provision of Services.
LCF Law Group is largely engaged by corporate entities and other clients, they may be data subjects. However, as part of such instructions personal information may be provided to us (e.g. personal information relating to any of our corporate clients’ or prospective clients’ officers or personnel, any opponent or vendor or purchaser or personal information relating to their legal advisors or personnel, as relevant or similar).
If you are an individual whose personal information is processed by us as a result of providing the services to others (including individual clients and corporate clients) we will process a variety of different personal information depending on the services provided. This may include personal information relating, without limitation, to any of our corporate clients’ or prospective clients’ officers or personnel, any opponent or vendor or purchaser personal information including personal information relating to their legal advisors, other advisors or personnel as relevant or similar.
For clients and prospects, we also collect information to enable us to market our products and Services which may be of interest to you. For this purpose we collect:
- Name and contact details.
- Other business information such as job title and the company you work for.
- Areas or topics that interest you.
- Additional information may be collected
If you are a potential recruit to join LCF:
- Name and job title.
- Contact information including email address.
- Curriculum vitae, including your age and/or gender if you provide it to us, your education and employment history
- Other information relevant to potential recruitment to LCF Law Group.
We may use your information for the following purposes:
Fulfilment of Services
We collect and maintain personal information that you voluntarily submit to us during your use of our site and/or our services to enable us to perform the services with fulfilment.
Our site uses various user interfaces to allow you to request information about our services including electronic enquiry forms and a telephone enquiry service. Contact information may be requested in each case, together with details of other personal information that is relevant to your service enquiry. This information is used in order to enable us to respond to your requests.
Business administration and legal compliance
We use your personal information for the following business administration and legal compliance purposes:
- to comply with our legal obligations (including any Know Your Client or Anti-Money Laundering or Anti-Bribery, conflicts or similar obligations including, but without limitation, maintaining regulatory insurance);
- to enforce our legal rights;
- to protect the rights of third parties; and
- in connection with a business transaction such as a merger, or a restructuring, or sale.
We use your personal information for the following recruitment purposes:
- To evaluate your appropriateness for any position for which you may apply at LCF including partner level positions, associate positions, training contract or summer placements and also any business support or services role whether such application has been received by us online, via email or by hard copy or an in-person application.
- To analyse LCF equal opportunity profile in agreement with appropriate legislation to guarantee that LCF does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis covered by local legislation.
Under what legal grounds
It is essential for us to process your information to perform our obligations in accordance with any contract that we may have with you. It is in our legitimate interest to use your personal information in such a way to ensure that we provide the very best client service we can to you or others. It is our lawful obligation to use your personal information to obey to any legal duties imposed upon us. Also it is in our genuine interest to use personal information in such a way to ensure that we can make the best recruitment decisions for LCF. We will only send you marketing communications where you have consented to receive such marketing communications, or where we have a lawful right to do so.
We carry out the following marketing activities using your personal information:
- Postal marketing
- Email marketing
We use information that we perceive about you from your interactions with our site, our email communications to you and/or with to send you marketing communications.
Client insight and analysis
We analyse your contact details with other personal information that we observe about you from your interactions with our site, our email communications to you and/or with our services such as the services you have viewed.
Where you have given your consent (where lawfully required), we use different technologies to collect personal information from the computer hardware and software you use to access the site, this includes the following:
- an IP address to monitor Site traffic and volume;
- a session ID to track usage statistics on our Site;
- information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, experiences with our products and contact preferences.
By using this information, we are able to measure the effectiveness of our content and how visitors use our site and our services. This allows us to learn what parts of our site are the most interesting and what kind of offers our registered users like to see.
Who do we share your personal information with
LCF Law Group is an international firm and any information that we gather or that you deliver to us may be shared and processed by any LCF Law Group entity.
We may also share personal information with a variety of the following categories of third parties as necessary:
- Our professional team
- Government or regulatory authorities.
- Professional indemnity or other relevant insurers.
- Regulators/tax authorities/corporate registries.
- Third parties to whom we outsource certain services such as, without limitation, document processing and translation services, confidential waste disposal, IT systems or software providers, IT Support service providers, document and information storage providers.
- Third parties engaged in the course of the services we provide to clients such as counsel, arbitrators, mediators, clerks, witnesses, cost draftsmen, court, opposing party and their lawyers, document review platforms and experts such as tax advisors or valuers.
- Third party postal or courier providers who assist us in delivering our postal marketing campaigns to you or delivering documents related to a matter.
- Please note this list is non-exhaustive
We conduct an appropriate level of due diligence and put in place contractual documentation in relation to any sub-contractor to ensure that they process personal information appropriately and according to our legal and regulatory obligations.
How long do we keep your personal information for
For visitors to the Site, we will retain relevant personal information for at least three years from the date of our last interaction with you and in compliance with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation or similar legislation around the world, or for longer if we are required to do so according to our regulatory obligations or professional indemnity obligations.
For Service provision to any client, we will retain relevant personal information for at least six years from the date of our last interaction with that client and in compliance with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation or similar legislation around the world, or for longer as we are required to do so according to our regulatory obligations or professional indemnity obligations. We may then destroy such files without further notice or liability.
Confidentiality and the security of your personal information
We are committed to keeping the personal information provided to us secure and we have implemented appropriate information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
How to access your information and your other rights
You have the following rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you:
- restrict processing
- data portability
- withdraw consent
- lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
Please note that some of these rights may be limited where we have an overriding interest or legal obligation to continue to process the data or where data may be exempt from disclosure due to reasons of legal professional privilege or professional secrecy obligations.