Last updated September 2018
2. Our Law Firm
3. What personal data do we collect
Depending on how you interact with us, and only for authorized or legitimate business purposes, below is a non-exhaustive list of your personal information that we may process:
4. When, how and why do we use your personal data
We may collect your personal data from you when you contact us, when you ask for information from us, when you use our website, when you engage our Services, and when you interact with one or more of our staff or clients. We use your personal data only as necessary to ensure that we provide the very best service we can for you or others, and to comply with any legal obligations imposed upon us. We may use your personal data as required or permitted by law. Collecting your personal data from you, and keeping them for as long as legally necessary, helps us:
5. Who do we share your personal information with
QUASHA LAW is a member of INTERLAW – a global law firm network. Any personal data that we collect or that you provide to us may, as necessary, be shared and processed by other INTERLAW member firms. You can find out more about INTERLAW at http://www.interlaw.org/
There will be those who inevitably interact with us while fulfilling our Services for you. So, and only when needed, we may also share personal data with third parties including but not limited to: tax and other government or regulatory authorities, indemnity insurers, arbitrators, mediators, courts, witnesses, opposing parties and their lawyers, postal or courier providers, document and information storage providers, IT support service providers, professional advisers such as accountants, tax advisors, attorneys, valuators, etc.
When we engage needed sub-contractors who will process your personal data on our behalf and at our direction, we will run the apt level of due diligence, comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, and place appropriate contractual documentation and other safeguards in relation to protecting your personal data and privacy.
7. Transferring your personal information
Depending on the nature of our Services that you are using, we may need to transfer your personal data to locations outside the jurisdiction in which you provide it. In which case, we may enter into a data sharing agreement, and place appropriate safeguards, which complies with our legal and regulatory obligations in relation to protecting your personal data and privacy.
8. For how long do we keep your personal information
For visitors to our website, we will keep relevant personal data for at least __________ years from the date of our last interaction with you, or for such periods as may be required by domestic or foreign law, or for longer pursuant to our regulatory responsibilities or professional indemnity obligations. For our Services that you are using, we will retain relevant personal data for at least __________ years from the date of our last interaction with you. We may then destroy such data without further notice or liability. If your personal data is useful only for a short period, we may delete it.
9. Confidentiality and the security of your personal information
We keep the personal data provided to us confidential, safe and secure, and we have information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect them from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
10. Your rights
Subject to the exemptions, exclusions and limitations provided by the Philippine Data Privacy Act (Republic Act No. 10137) and its 2016 Implementing Rules and Regulations, you have rights regarding your personal data including the:
Under certain circumstances as may be provided by law, your lawful heirs and assigns may exercise your rights over your personal data and information.
Some of these rights may be restricted or constrained where, as may be provided by law, we have a compelling interest or legal obligation to continue to process your personal data. For more information about your data privacy rights, or if you have concerns about any aspect of our privacy practices, including the way we've handled your personal data, you can report it to the Philippine National Privacy Commission on its website at https://www.privacy.gov.ph/ .
11. Collection of information by third-party sites and sponsors
Our website contains links to other websites whose privacy policies and practices may not be similar to ours. You should consult the other websites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is directed to, or collected by, these third parties
The Japan Desk has advised clients on matters such as the establishment of Philippine subsidiaries and joint venture companies, mergers, acquisitions, and financing involving Philippine and Japanese companies, resolution of disputes, withdrawal of business operations from the Philippines, among many others. They have also advised Japanese nationals regarding family law and similar matters.
Through the combined local and multinational experience of its members, Quasha’s Japan Desk provides clients with effective services. The team can support Japanese nationals requiring legal advice in a variety of practice areas both in the Philippines and in Japan.