FS Legals Services

Privacy Notice

At FSLS, we recognize and value the importance of safeguarding personal data. We are committed to treating personal information of employees, customers, stakeholders, and all interested parties with the utmost care and confidentiality. This Privacy Notice outlines how and why we collect, store, and use personal information, ensuring transparency regarding individuals’ rights related to their personal data.

Our Commitment and Compliance:

We adhere to applicable laws in England and Wales, the UAE and Libya. FSLS is designated as the “data controller” of any personal information provided to us. Occasionally, we may assume the role of a “processor” (meaning that we process personal data only in accordance with the directions of a data controller, or as otherwise permitted by law).

Information Collection:

We collect personal information in the course of our business, either directly from you or from third-party sources, such as clients or publicly available records. The types of personal information we process include:

  1. Basic details (e.g., name, role/title, contact information)
  2. Identification information (e.g., birthdate, passport details)
  3. Information related to the legal matter you seek our services for
  4. Financial information if relevant to our engagement
  5. Technical information (e.g., IP address, browser details)
  6. Information about visits to our offices, meetings, and events
  7. Any other information you provide to us.

Purposes of Processing:

We process your personal information for various purposes, including providing legal services, communication, managing our business relationship with you, complying with legal obligations, and enhancing our services. We ensure lawful processing and obtain consent where necessary.

Cookies:

Our website uses cookies to enhance user experience. These cookies help us analyze website usage and improve our services. Most internet browsers allow you to manage cookie preferences.

Sharing and Security:

We may share your personal information for specified purposes, always ensuring confidentiality and compliance with relevant laws. 

We may disclose your personal information to a recipient (i) for the purposes of outsourcing one or more of the purposes-related functions described above; (ii) to confirm or update information provided by you; (iii) to inform you of events, information about our services, and other important information, or (iv) for other purposes disclosed at or before the time the information is collected. 

In relation to any other disclosures to third parties as necessary to provide the services as effectively as we can (for example to our professional advisors, government or regulatory authorities, tax authorities, corporate registries, counsel, arbitrators, and mediators), we will only do so where you have given your consent, where we are required to do so by law, or where it is necessary for the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights. We do not sell, rent, distribute, or otherwise make personal information commercially available to any third party.

In addition, we make use of third-party technology services including, amongst other things, cloud security systems. The use of these services may require your personal information to be held in the cloud on infrastructure managed by the relevant service provider.

We prioritize data security and have implemented appropriate measures to protect against loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information.

How long we keep your Personal Information:

We will retain your personal information for the length of time needed to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, unless we specifically agree to a longer retention period with you, or a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Cross-Border Transfer of your Information:

It may sometimes be necessary for us to share your personal information with associated professional services firms around the world, who provide services to us or on our behalf (including data storage facilities or online storage located within or outside the United Kingdom, which may be operated by independent service contractors). This will entail a transfer of personal information.

The level of personal information protection in the various jurisdictions in which we operate varies. We have procedures and safeguards in place to ensure the protection of personal information. These procedures include contractual obligations to ensure that all such entities safeguard your personal information and use it only for the purposes that we have specified and communicated to you. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will use, share and safeguard that information as described in this Privacy Notice.

Your Rights:

You have certain rights regarding your personal data, including the right to withdraw consent, access, rectify, or erase personal information. For more information on your rights, please email privacy@fslegals.com.

Changes to this Notice:

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Any changes will be effective upon posting on our website. Please revisit this notice to stay informed of updates.
For any privacy-related queries, please contact us at privacy@fslegals.com.