1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, disclose and otherwise process personal information in connection with our Services. The policy also explains the rights and choices available to individuals with respect to their personal information.

In this Privacy Policy, we refer to “Personal Information” as information that directly or indirectly identifies individuals who may be clients, staff, agents, lawyers, students, job applicants or others inside or outside the firm.

Patreli Partners respects the privacy of individuals and is committed to protecting the personal information we hold about you.

This policy applies if you interact with us face to face, in writing, over the phone, online or otherwise through our website “Site” or Social Media.

2. Who we are

Patreli Partners is a firm of solicitors and advocates specialized in the provision of legal compliance and advisory services, whose registered office is at Block 64B, Plot 10, Hakeem Dickson Street Lekki Phase 1 Lagos, Nigeria.

This Site and our Services are operated by Patreli Partners (“the Firm”, “we”, “us” or “our”). We are the Data Controller responsible for your personal information processed via this Site or in relation to the Services that we provide.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an e-mail to privacy@patrelipartners.com.

3. Data Processing Principles

Patreli Partners complies with the governing data protection principles, which states that personal data shall be:

  • Collected and processed in accordance with specific, legitimate and lawful purpose
    We carefully consider the lawful basis (consent, contact, legal obligation, vital interest or legitimate interest) for each specific processing
  • Adequate, accurate and without prejudice to the dignity of human person
    We ensure data is collected fairly, in a transparent manner and for valid purposes. Data is not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes. Data is kept accurate and up to date.
  • Stored only for the period within which it is reasonably needed
    We store data in a form, which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed.
  • Kept securely
    Our processing is carried out in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

4. The information we collect and when

The type of information that we may collect on you or that you may voluntarily provide to us includes:

  • Background information provided by you or collected by us as part of our recruitment processes.
  • Contact information such as your email address, fax and phone number(s), physical addresses etc.
  • Technical information such as your IP address, which may be obtained when you visit our website;
  • Contact details such as; your name, telephone number, email address, that you provide to us when making an enquiry by post, phone, email, when registering on our online applications or by completing a questionnaire online or offline.
  • Confidential information provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or generated by us in the course of providing legal services.
  • Any other information relating to you which you may provide to us.

We may, in further dealings with you, extend this information to services used, records of events and agreements and payment transactions

5. How we use your information

  • To contact you, following your enquiry, reply to any questions, suggestions, issues or complaints you have contacted us about;
  • Make available our services to you;
  • Take payment from you or give you a refund;
  • To power our security measures and services so you can safely access our website;
  • Contact you about services from us;
  • Help answer your questions and solve any issues you have.

6. Our use of cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device, preferences and generally help to improve your online experience.

By using our Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. If you want to restrict or block any of the above cookies, you should do this through the web browser settings for each browser you use and on each device you use to access the internet. Please be aware that some of areas of our Website may not function properly if your web browser does not accept cookies. However, you can allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your web browser. The “Help” function within your web browser should tell you how to make these changes.

7. Who we might share your information with

We may share your personal data with other organisations in the following circumstances:

  • If the law or a public authority requires us to share the personal data; or
  • If we need to share personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (this includes providing personal data to others for the purposes of preventing fraud and reducing credit risk).

8. How we keep you updated on our services

We may send you relevant information about our services in a number of ways including by email, but only if you a client or have previously consented to receiving our newsletters. When you register with us we will ask if you would like to receive newsletters, and you can change your marketing choices online, over the phone or in writing at any time.

If you wish to amend your preferences, you can do so by sending an email to privacy@patrelipartners.com

9. Your rights over your information

9.1.1      Right to Access Your Personal Information

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you in many circumstances, by making a request. This is sometimes termed ‘Subject Access Request’. We would ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us in order to locate your personal information and for verification purposes.

If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you (or someone else on your behalf), we will provide it to you or them without undue delay or at the latest within one month from when your identity has been confirmed.

If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us as set out below.

9.1.2      Right to Correct Your Personal Information

If any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, you may ask us to correct it.

If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us as set out below.

9.1.3      Right to Stop or Limit Our Processing of Your Data

You have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more, to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long or have its processing restricted in certain circumstances.

If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us as set out below.

9.1.4      For more information about your privacy rights

Please visit the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) website for more information. NITDA regulates data protection and privacy matters in Nigeria.

10. How long we keep your information for

We retain a record of your personal information in order to provide you with a high quality and consistent service. We will always retain your personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation and other applicable legislations and never retain your information for longer than is necessary.

11.Transfer of Personal Information

In order to provide our services we may need to transfer your personal information to locations outside the jurisdiction in which you provide it or where you are viewing this website for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. This may entail a transfer of your information outside Nigeria, or from outside Nigeria to a location within Nigeria. Where this is the case, we will implement appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information remains protected and secure in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

12. Security

Data security is of great importance to us and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your collected data.

We take security measures to protect your information including:

  • Implementing access controls to our information technology
  • We use appropriate procedures and technical security measures (including strict encryption, anonymization and archiving techniques) to safeguard your information across all our computer systems, networks, websites and offices.

13. How to contact us

If you would like to exercise one of your rights as set out above, or you have a question or a complaint about this policy, the way your personal information is processed, please contact us by one of the following means:

By email: privacy@patrelipartners.com.ng

By post:
FAO: Data Protection Officer
Block 64B, Plot 10, Hakeem Dickson Street
Lekki Phase 1 Lagos, Nigeria.

This Policy was last updated on February 17, 2020