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PRIVACY POLICY

Meysan Privacy Policy

It is the policy of Meysan Partners to deal with your personal information responsibly and in accordance with the requirements of applicable data protection laws, including the Abu Dhabi Global Market's Data Protection Regulations of 2015 (the "GDPR"). This notice explains how we do that.

In this notice, “Meysan Partners” refers to Meysan Partners LLP and its affiliated partnerships from time to time. Meysan Partners LLP is a limited liability partnership registered under the laws of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

Nothing stated in this notice is intended to, nor will it, establish a client-attorney relationship with persons reading it. Information provided to us in the course of any attorney-client relationship enjoys a special status and may be protected by confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine and other similar protections (whether in the United Arab Emirates or elsewhere). Nothing in this notice detracts from any of the protections that attach to such information.

The personal information we collect

We may collect personal information from you in the course of our business, including through your use of our website, when you contact or request information from us, when you engage us to provide legal services or as a result of your relationship with any member of our personnel or our clients.

The personal information that we process includes:

The personal information we collect may include special categories of data.

How we collect personal information

How we use personal information

We use the information that we collect in a number of ways, including:

Other uses in the ordinary course of our business that are permissible under applicable law.

The grounds on which we process personal information

We process personal information on one or more of the following grounds:

Other uses in the ordinary course of our business that are permissible under applicable law.

Sharing personal information

Meysan Partners has offices across the region.

Personal information that is given to a Meysan Partners office may be transferred to one or more other offices in our network (including any office we may open in the future).

We may also share your personal information with third parties in accordance with contractual arrangements in place with them, including:

In some circumstances, we may also pass information to regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals, government agencies and law enforcement agencies. We may be required to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. Where possible, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you before disclosing your information, but we may be legally restricted from doing so.

The information sharing described above may involve a transfer of your information from a location within the ADGM to outside the ADGM, or from outside the ADGM to a location within the ADGM. The level of information protection in countries outside the ADGM may be less than that offered within the ADGM. We will implement appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information nevertheless remains protected and secure in accordance with applicable data protection laws. ADGM standard contractual clauses are in place between all Meysan Partners entities that share and process personal data.

Meysan Partners LLP uses a private cloud hosted service for its document management, practice management and accounting systems. The systems utilize state of the art security, encryption, and event monitoring.

Protecting personal information

We use a variety of technical and organizational measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction consistent with applicable data protection laws. These measures are reviewed periodically by external assessors who confirm and certify our operations.

Individuals’ rights regarding their personal information

The GDPR and other applicable data protection laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Broadly speaking you have, or may have, the right (as more fully provided in applicable data protection laws):

It is important to be aware that these rights may not be absolute. For example, if you withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information, we may be able to continue to process your personal information to the extent required or otherwise permitted by law, in particular in connection with exercising and defending our legal rights or meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.

Keeping personal information

Your personal information will be retained in accordance with our Data Privacy Policy.

We retain personal information of different types, or relating to different categories of people, for different periods, taking into account its business purpose. For example, information about individuals who have applied for employment with us will be retained for a shorter period than information about individuals who have actually worked for us.

The periods for which we retain information are based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws and the purpose for which the information is collected and used. We take into account legal and regulatory provisions which require information to be retained for a minimum period. We also consider the limitation periods for taking legal action and good practice in the legal industry.

If you have any questions on the matters covered in this policy, please contact our Compliance Officer, Khalifa Al-Khalidi at kalkhalidi@meysan.com

Changes to our privacy policy

We regularly review this Privacy Policy and may make changes as our services or privacy practices change, or as required by applicable laws or regulations. Future versions of our Privacy Policy will be available on our website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to be informed of how we use your personal information.

This policy was last updated on November 1, 2020.

We look forward to working with you.

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