NOTICE: If you have received an email from Guzov, LLC, the email message and all attachments transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the addressee and may contain legally privileged and confidential information. If the reader of the message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of the message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received a message in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to the message and please delete it from your computer.
PLEASE NOTE that all incoming emails will be automatically scanned by us and by an external service provider to eliminate unsolicited promotional emails (spam). This could result in deletion of a legitimate email before it is read by its intended recipient at our firm. Please tell us if you have concerns about this automatic filtering.
The Guzov, LLC website is intended for informational purposes only. Nothing in the site is to be considered as either creating an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Guzov, LLC or as rendering of legal advice for any specific matter. Readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel.
No client or other reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information contained in the Guzov, LLC website without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue.
Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form of the Guzov, LLC websites is prohibited other than for individual use only and may not be copied and shared with a third-party. The permission to copy by an individual does not allow for incorporation of material or any part of it in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form.
We do not collect cookies on our website.
Our lawyers tend to limit their practice to certain areas of the law. Except where specifically noted, none is certified by the jurisdiction in which he or she practices as a specialist in any area of practice.
Guzov, LLC collects and processes personal information for the following lawful reasons:
- It is necessary for the performance of a contract
- It is necessary to comply with legal obligations
- It is necessary for the Firm’s legitimate interests
- It is necessary for carrying out the obligations and exercising specific rights of the controller or of the data subject
- The data subject has provided explicit consent
Personal Information We Collect
While you need not provide us with any personal information, there are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and email address, to correspond with you, or in the course of our business, including through the use of our website, and for our work for clients and prospective clients. We also collect personal information on others who have dealings with clients in the course of transactions, disputes or investigations. We obtain this information from clients, public websites, research services, social media sites, discovery requests and other third-party sources.
We collect and use personal information received from, or on behalf of, clients to facilitate the provision of our professional services, including due diligence, conflict checks, credit and background checks, and anti-money laundering checks. We also collect relevant personal information for payments, billing instructions and preferences, to monitor our business and compile statistical data for internal analysis and research, to provide our Services and fulfil our obligations.
Who has Access to Client Information?
We protect client information from disclosure in accordance with ethical obligations, legal privileges, and client requirements. The information you submit to us is available only to employees who manage this information for the purposes of providing contracted services with you. We may disclose your personal information to third-party service providers in accordance with arrangements which maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal data; where we are required to do so by applicable law, regulation or court order; pursuant to discovery during litigation or arbitration; or to enforce or defend our rights and property.
How Long Do We Retain Client Information?
Guzov, LLC retains client information for seven years after activity on the matter ends, pursuant to Disciplinary Rule 9-102(D) of the Code of Professional Responsibility.
If you choose to give us personal information via the internet, it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes and rights.
How to Access Your Personal Information and Rights Granted under the GDPR
Guzov, LLC is the controller of the personal information collected. We honor your rights to privacy and access of your personal information. Pursuant to the GDPR, UK and EU subjects have the following rights in relation to personal information we collect about you during the course of business:
- Right to be Informed: Individuals have the right to be informed about the collection and use of the personal information collected by Guzov, LLC. Our privacy notice sets out what purposes we use personal information for, our retention periods, and who the personal information is shared with.
- Right of Access: Upon your request, we will provide access to all your personal information that we have collected.
- Right to Rectification: You may request that Guzov, LLC updates your personal information which is inaccurate, incomplete, or has recently changed.
- Right to Erasure: Upon your request, we will erase your personal information from our systems.
- Right to Restrict Processing: Upon written or verbal request, individuals may request to have personal information restricted, meaning that the data will be stored in our system, but not used.
- Right to Data Portability: Upon your request, we will make a secure copy of your personal information for your own purposes.
- Right to Object: Upon written or verbal request, UK and EU subjects have the right to object to the processing of their personal data.
For more details on your rights pursuant to the GDPR, please visit the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office website: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/ or the European Union’s GDPR website: https://www.eugdpr.org/. If you wish to exercise your rights, please email us at [email protected]
Personal Information We Collect from Website Users?
Guzov, LLC sites include this website and any other sites owned or operated by Guzov, LLC, such as blogs, webinars, extranets, and social media sites. To the extent that any of these sites or services have specific privacy notices or terms and conditions, they take precedence over this policy. We use the information collected from our website to provide services that users request, such as submitting contact information or subscribing to mailing lists.
Guzov, LLC’s website development and maintenance personnel, in addition to our third-party IT service providers, may access the website user information. The only personal information collected on Guzov, LLC’s website is when users visit the ‘Contact Us’ page and provide their name and contact information. The information we collect is only retained for as long as it is needed or until you instruct us to delete such information.
Marketing Emails and Mailing Lists
If you receive a marketing email from Guzov, LLC, your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared that address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (you have “opted in” or “subscribed” to the communication), or you have an existing relationship with us. For mailing lists, we collect name and contact details and other business information, such as job title and the company you work for. We will not share, sell or rent your personal information without your affirmative permission or unless ordered by a court of law.
The information you submit to us is available only to employees who manage this information for the purposes of sending you marketing email communications and to contracted service providers for the purposes of providing services related to our communications with you. We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your information.
Please note that if you reply to a Guzov, LLC address in one of our marketing emails, the communication you send to us will not create a lawyer-client relationship with us. Do not send us any information that you or anyone else considers to be confidential unless we have first agreed to be your lawyers in that matter. Any information you send us before we agree to be your lawyers cannot be protected from disclosure.
Business Relationships and Suppliers
The Guzov, LLC website may contain links to other websites. To the extent that any of these sites or services have specific privacy notices or terms and conditions, they take precedence over this policy. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third-parties.
Guzov, LLC may work with vendors, consultants, contractors, engage legal counsel, or seek services from third-party providers to facilitate our legal services on behalf of our clients.
We may collect names, contact information, financial data, billing and payment information, and other related information about our suppliers. We use supplier personal information for client services and to manage supplier relationships. This information is stored for seven years from the time the relationship is terminated. Only employees at Guzov, LLC have access to supplier information to use as needed to conduct necessary activities on behalf of the firm and our clients. We do not share supplier personal information or data with any third-parties.
Personal Information we Collect from Guests
Guzov, LLC collects personal information from guests, such as names and contact information to provide access to our facilities and manage visits. This information is only accessible to lawyers, legal staff, and the building’s security personnel. We do not share guest data with third-parties. For UK and EU subjects, we only use this personal information for as long as it is needed to facilitate the meeting or related activities. We do not use the personal information of UK or EU subjects for any other purpose unless they provide affirmative consent.
Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Information
Guzov, LLC takes reasonable and appropriate security precautions, physical, electronic and procedural safeguards consistent with industry practice to protect your personal information. We employ a team of IT professionals dedicated to information security.
Protecting Personal Information and Data Globally
Regardless of where your data is stored or processed, we have executed agreements with standard data protection clauses that require Guzov, LLC and its vendors to protect personal information in accordance with standards imposed by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.
We store information outside of the EU. Our primary servers for document management, web, vendor management and accounting are located in the United States. We hire third-party vendors that store and process your information outside of the EU.
Revisions to Our Policy
If you are a subject of the UK or another EU country, you have a right to complain to the data protection authority in your country. If you wish to exercise your data privacy rights, make a complaint, or request more information, please contact us as explained below.
For more details on your rights pursuant to the GDPR, please visit the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office website: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/ or the European Union’s GDPR website: https://www.eugdpr.org/. If you wish to exercise your rights or have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected]