Last updated: January 24, 2024
We take your privacy very seriously and so should you. Our privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”) aims to provide transparency about what we are doing with your personal information and how we are keeping it safe, in a clear, concise and easily comprehensible manner. So do read them and check in regularly for updates as the latest version always applies.
Argus Partners (Solicitors & Advocates) (“Firm”) is a leading law firm in India which operates as a partnership firm organized under the laws of India. Contact details for our offices across India can be found on our website www.argus-p.com (“Website”) .
This Privacy Notice applies to all the individuals (“you” or “your”) who may be: (a) visitors or users of our Website, mobile applications, knowledge portals and/ or other electronic portals and platforms which we offer or you may have agreed to use (collectively, “Platforms”), or (b) clients, representatives of clients, retainers, lawyers, law students, staff, job applicants, interns or other users of our service inside or outside the Firm.
This Privacy Notice describes we collect, handle and process your personal information (including sensitive personal data or information). This notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them. Specifically, this Privacy Notice tells you:
Your use of our Platforms or interaction with us signifies your consent to the terms and privacy practices mentioned under this Privacy Notice. So, it is important that you read and understand this Privacy Notice before you start using our Platforms or interact with us.
You need to be over the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction or above as well as competent to enter into a legal contract to use our Platforms. In case you are a minor, then please do not share any personal information with us without having your parent or legal guardian to accept this Privacy Notice.
Our Platforms sometimes link to services run by other companies’ services. Privacy practices of such companies are not in our control and are described in their own separate privacy policies. So, remember that the information you give them will follow their privacy policies and not ours. We encourage you to be aware when you access such third parties’ sites and services and to read their privacy policies. Also,
The personal data we collect may include: (a) basic personal data (for example, name and job title), (b) contact data (for example, your mobile number and email address), (c) financial data (for example, bank account details and billing address), (d) demographic data (for example, your address), (d) technical data (for example, details of your visits to our Website or Platforms or information collected through cookies); (e) identification and other KYC data (for example, for example, PAN card); (f) academic or professional data (for example, your resume, your education, employment history, professional membership, etc.); (h) biometric data (for example, your fingerprints to access our offices), (g) event data (for example, your access requirements when attending our events); (g) any other personal data that you may voluntarily provide.
We collect information from you when you use our Platforms or interact with us. Some of this information is provided by you directly and we collect some of this information automatically. We may also receive your information from third parties. The information we collect depends on what you are doing on our Platform and the privacy choices you make. Please read on to know more.
Please remember that you have a choice when it comes to the data you share. So, you may decline to provide your personal data when we ask you to. You can of course scroll through our Platforms without telling us who you are. However, you may not be able to use a particular function if such function requires you to provide personal data and you have chosen not to provide such data.
We may collect or obtain personal data about you: (a) directly from you (for instance, when you use Platform or where you contact us or give us your business card at an event or a meeting or leave your contact details at our office reception), (b) in the course of our relationship with you (for instance, if you correspond with us by email), (c) when you make your personal data public (for instance, if you make a public post on our social media handles), (d) when you download, install, or use any of our Platforms (for instance, if you create an account on the Platform), (e) when you visit or use our Website (for instance, when you fill the contact us form), (f) when you register to use any of our services, or participate in events organized or hosted by us (for instance, if you subscribe to our publications or client alerts or give us your business card at an event or a meeting); or (g) when you give us feedback (for example, by completing a survey).
We may access certain data on your device through your use of our Website or Platforms. Some data gets collected automatically, such as the browser or device type, unique device identifier (such as device ID or an IP address), your activity on the Website or Platforms (such as the content you view, mouse movements, mouse clicks, taps, swipes, your preferences, frequency of usage and the like), your locational data including location information provided by your device interacting with the Website or Platforms including through beacon technologies, or associated with your IP address or other online or device identifier and the like. In some cases, we collect this data through cookies, pixels, tags, and similar tracking technologies that create and maintain unique identifiers.
We may collect your information from third party sources. For example, we may receive your personal information from recruitment agencies and consultants to whom you may have provided your personal data for the purposes of sharing it with us for recruitment.
We need to tell you the reason why we collect your information. It must relate to the service that we provide you and collection is of course, a necessity. This is known as “lawful purpose” under law. We collect your information after complying with the applicable laws and the privacy choices that you have made, for the purposes of: (a) performing our obligations under contract with you or providing you with benefits, (b) managing our Firm’s operations or administer our relationships with you or organization you represent, (c) optimizing the functionality of our Website and Platforms, (d) protecting the security and effective functioning of our Website, Platforms, other information technology systems, offices, etc., (e) communicating with you including responding to your requests and enquiries or sending emails, newsletters and other messages to keep you informed of legal developments, market insights and of our services; (f) complying with our legal, regulatory and professional obligations; (g) organizing, hosting or seeking your interest in participating in events, briefings, webinars, conferences, roundtables and other events; (i) establishing, exercising or defending legal rights, (j) prevention and detection of crime, (h) analyzing, researching and innovating, (i) such other purpose as may be communicated before collection.
We may disclose personal information to our entities and persons listed below who will look after your information as if we were handling it directly and we make sure they your information safe just like how we keep it safe with us. We will share with them only such personal information that is required for the purposes for which we collected the personal data. We may share your personal data with: (a) our professional advisors such as investment bankers and accountant, (b) third parties to whom we outsources specific services such as translation services, IT system or software providers, etc., (c) third parties engaged in course of our relationship with you, (d) third party postal or courier providers who assist us in delivering our communications to you, (e) third parties for the purposes of obtaining feedback or references in relation to client services provided to you.
We may also share your personal information with third parties or law enforcement agencies if we have to do so under the applicable law or rules or when we believe that there is a need to protect you or other people from any harm.
We will hold your information for as long as necessary for the purposes that we have mentioned above, or law permits us to retain. We will not hold your information longer than that and delete it in a safe and secure manner.
Remember, you have the ability to control your personal information. You can ask us to correct anything that you think is wrong with the personal information we have on record about you. Of course, we might need you to give us a few more details, such as which part needs an update, why you feel so, what identification documents you have (so that we know you are who you say you are), etc. Despite our best efforts, if we can’t fulfill your request, we will get back and explain the reasons why (for instance, if you have not given what is required).
You have a right to change your mind and ask us to stop using your information. However, if you do so, you may no longer be able to use a particular feature/ function on our Website or Platforms if such feature/ function requires your personal information. If collection of personal information is mandatory, we will try making that clear at the time of collection so that you know.
Security of your data is of utmost importance for us. We have adopted security measures that are in line with applicable law to protect the personal information you provide, and to prevent unauthorized access, public disclosure, use, modification, damage or loss of the data.
However, please be informed that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. So, if you have any concerns that your personal information has been put at risk, please get in touch.
We may revise the Privacy Notice from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on our Website as well as the Platforms.
We may not be able to separately notify you of the revisions each time we make them. We encourage you to check this page periodically for modifications or corrections to the Privacy Notice to understand how it affects the use of your information. We will not be responsible for your failure to remain informed about such changes.
We are here to help you, always. So, if there are any questions or complaints about this Privacy Notice and your personal information, please feel free to get in touch with our grievance officer at the details provided below:
Name: Ketan Patel
Address: 1st Floor, 11 Free Press House, 215, Free Press Journal Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021
We will try to resolve your complaint/ request expeditiously and get back to you within 1 (one) month. Of course, this also means that we get what we need from you for processing your request or complaint in a timely manner.
11, 1st Floor, Free Press House
215, Nariman Point
Mumbai – 400021
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Delhi – 110002
+91 11 23701284/5/7
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Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase 3,
New Delhi – 110020
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Kolkata – 700016
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