In the spirit of data minimization, Martorello Schildhaus LLC does not use “cookies” and does not currently collect any personal information (“PI”) directly through this website. PI is defined as any information that can be reasonably linked to a specific individual.
Martorello Schildhaus LLC acts as a data controller when it processes personal data of its clients, adversaries, other lawyers, judges, prospects, suppliers, partners, candidates or other third parties (“data subjects”). We use the personal data that you have provided to us, such as your name, the company you are affiliated with, e-mail address, office address, phone number and, if you are a client, information relating to your file.
Client’s files. We process personal data for various purposes, such as treating files for our clients, issuing invoices, where necessary recovering payments, archiving and erasing data, in the context of the performance of the contract that we have with our clients. If you are an individual representing a company that is our client, we may process your personal data on the basis of our clients’ and our own legitimate interests (i.e. delivering the services for which we were hired). Individuals representing our clients will receive any newsletters and invitations we may offer, but you are free to unsubscribe at any time and at no cost. The personal data of other data subjects (e.g. adversaries, business relations of our clients, etc.) are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests and those of our clients (i.e. handling the file, negotiating contracts, conducting legal proceedings, preparing legal advice, negotiating on behalf of our clients, filing documents and providing information and responses to government entities when required under the laws and regulations of the relevant jurisdictions, etc.).
Where this is required in the context of our clients’ files, we will transfer personal data to third parties (such as courts, adversaries, data processors such as IT services providers).
We will store the personal data relating to your case as long as the files are being treated. We will archive the file (and the personal data included in it) upon closure and we will have the files destroyed after 5 years following the closure of the file (unless a dispute has arisen and we need the data for the defense of our legal rights). Some data will be kept (names of the parties) beyond that term for conflict checks. Our professional code of ethics requires us to keep some data (such as a client’s identity) in order to verify conflicts of interests and to ensure that professional privilege is observed.
Information and communication. We process personal data for the purposes of business development and marketing. You will be invited to the events we organize. You may at all times and at no cost withdraw your consent. We will keep your data until you unsubscribe or otherwise withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data.
The personal data under our control may be transferred to data processors (such as providers of IT solutions) or other data controllers when this is strictly required for the handling of client files.
As a data subject, you are entitled to request access to your personal data, rectification or erasure of your personal data, restriction of processing, portability of your data and you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will try our best to meet your request as quickly as possible, while also respecting obligations of professional secrecy and the protection of confidential information. You can exercise your rights by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing proof of your identity.
As a data subject, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Should you have any question regarding our protection of your personal data, do not hesitate to send us an email to email@example.com.