This data protection policy is set to safeguard the privacy rights of any users – be it lawyers, staff, clients, job applicants, potential clients – in respect of their confidential and personal information obtained through the use of our website. At YBA & Co. Solicitors, we ensure there is maximum compliance with the different domestic and international laws and regulations that regulate data protection, data processing, data use and privacy rights. We are deeply committed to these rights, and we shall at all-time foster a mutually beneficial relationship with our crop of web users.
Purpose of the Policy
The purpose of this data protection policy is to preserve the duty of confidentiality and protection of privacy right – being a corporate organization whose shared values revolve around integrity, excellence, observance of rights and client satisfaction. We have always ensured our data protection policy complies with all the laws applicable in the local and international jurisdictions where our clients operate and do their businesses. In enforcing this policy, all our members of staff and management are expected to assume maximum compliance – as breach of any magnitude would be meted with sanctions and some other disciplinary consequences.
We are a set of highly innovative legal service providers with sophisticated knowledge of substantive law, procedural law, advisory and regulatory compliances and corporate secretarial. We thrive successfully by providing topnotch expertise in corporate / commercial law, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), oil and gas and expansive real estate / property law practice. We have been in operation for over 12 years, providing excellent services to our local and international clients, thereby enabling them to achieve their goals and aspirations. Thus, we bank on our long sustained integrity, organizational excellence and good client care for patronage and referrals – both here in Nigeria and in the diaspora. We approach our clients’ needs with technology solutions that would ensure effective and efficient delivery. With a retinue of lawyers and paralegals who are deeply committed to organizational excellence, we strive to become one of the foremost corporate / commercial law firms in Nigeria, Africa and globally.
The Information We Collect from our Users
The following is the scope of personal data we process when you use our website:
Primary information such as name, age, sex, educational qualification, title etc.
Contact information such as mobile number, official contact, home address, fax number, email address, etc.
Technical information such IP address which could be traced provided you access our website
Personal information such as one obtained by us when you participate in our recruitment process
Restricted information such as one obtained from you when legal services are offered to you.
Our Data Protection Guidelines
We ensure maximum compliance, transparency and security in processing personal data and information of users within our disposal. As a result of this; below are the guidelines underlying our data protection policy:
We ensure the personal data within our disposal are earned for legitimate purposes
We ensure the personal data are kept for the substantive purpose they are meant to serve
We ensure 100% security and protection of personal data within our disposal – against destruction, illicit access by third party, privacy breach, damages, by using maximum operational precautions.
We ensure preciseness and accuracy in respect of personal data supplied to us, with assurance to destroy or dispose of inaccurate and irrelevant ones.
Our Recruitment Policy
We regularly seek new talents to be part of our ecosystem of result oriented, growth driven and excellent individuals – who have remained committed to our organization’s growth and expansion over the years. Our staff strength represents diversity in pedigree, qualifications and careers – with a combined estimated experience of over 40 years. Our potential employee is an excellent, dynamic and resourcefully competent individuals with some knacks for values adding exploits and validated innovations.
As part of our data protection policy, anyone that seeks to participate in our recruitment processes is giving an automatic consent to the usage of their personal information within our disposal – to process their job application, conduct interview or embark on due assessment and background check of the concerned individuals. We also resort to the use of this personal information in verifying the claims, identity, backgrounds and general orientation of our prospective employees.
How We Use and Share Personal Information
We respect privacy rights of our clients, staff, job applicant and any other relevant party, and as such ensures we comply with the applicable laws and regulations on data protection. We use users’ personal information within our disposal when the following situations ensue:
For the performance of contractual partnership with third parties or partners
Necessary for the processing of jobs update during our recruitment cycle
A voluntary consent has been given to us to allow us or third party process your data or personal information
If the usage is in connection with a contractual or legal obligation, and provided our interests will not override your interests as the holder of the information.
Our Data Collection Strategy
As a law firm that takes the personal and confidential privacy of our clients, staff, job seekers and visitors of website into consciousness, we collect personal data for processing in the following instances:
When legal consultation are made and advice are sought by potential clients
When our website is explored for possible information gathering and service assurance checks
When job applicants and prospective staff access the website for recruitment purposes
When services are provided to our organization by sister organizations or third parties.
When subscription are made on our product / services, contacts from emails and information from transactional correspondences `
Cookies are text files with small pieces of data — like a username and password — that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve your web browsing experience. By exploring our website for private or official use, you are automatically agreeing that cookies available on our website will appear on your device. You are however at liberty to either accept or block them – this may be done through your web brower’s setting. You should also know that a part of our website may not function properly if you fail to accept the cookies, or your browser’s setting is defaulted to reject cookies. You can as well review the cookies setting on your web browser to reflect your choices as per user’s navigation.
As a staff, client or user of our website, there are some rights that accrue to you in relations to the disposal and processing of your personal information and data. These rights include but no limited to:
Right to request for modification or rectification of your personal information within our disposal
Right to request for erasure of your personal information within our disposal
Right to request the restriction of your personal information, and to have access to some particular information within our disposal
Right to reject the processing of your personal information with us
Right to request access to your personal information within our disposal