The data we collect
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
We may collect, use, store and transfer your personal data as follows
Newsletter Subscription: if you subscribe to our newsletter via our website, we ask for personal data (your name and email address);
Enquiry Form: if you make an enquiry on our enquiry form webpage, we ask for personal data (person/company name, contact person, and contact person’s phone and email address)
Legal grounds for use of personal data
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to.
We rely on consent as a ground for processing your personal data. We only process your personal data for the specific purposes referred to below. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time by contacting us, or by unsubscribing to our newsletters (for personal data processed for newsletter subscription). This does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
In relation to enquiries and bookings, we rely on our legitimate interests as a ground for processing your personal data. This is necessary for the purpose of facilitating contact between you and us for our provision of legal services. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law. If subsequently, we enter into a contract with you, we will need to process your personal data for the purpose of performance of a contract.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Your duty to provide us with accurate data and inform us of changes
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please ensure that the data you provide us is accurate. In addition, please keep us informed if your personal data changes.
Failure to provide personal data
In order to receive our newsletters by email, you must provide us with your email address. Alternatively, you can regularly check the newsletter section of our website to read our latest newsletters.
If you wish to make an enquiry or make a booking, you can fill out your details on the enquiry form, or alternatively contact us via phone or email.
Data retention period
The data will be stored until the earliest of the following
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Disclosure of your personal data to third parties
We will not disclose your personal data to any other third parties unless we are obliged to under a court order or other legislative or regulatory requirement, as well as any applicable rule or guideline.
Transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”)
Since we operate in Hong Kong, your personal information will be transferred and processed outside of the EEA. In the absence of an adequacy decision in relation to Hong Kong and appropriate safeguards under Article 46 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), there are possible risks associated with such transfers. These risks include that you may not be able to exercise your legal rights, and that your data may not be processed in accordance with the principles under the GDPR (i.e. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner; collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed; accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; kept 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; processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data). However, WOS UNION will take measures to safeguard your personal data and comply with the provisions of the GDPR.
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Due to the nature of electronic communication, WOS UNION shall not be held accountable for insurance that the website will be uninterrupted, error-free or viruses-free. Therefore, the information is provided "as is" without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness and completeness. In no event shall WOS UNION, its related partners, managing directors, principals, agents or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, consequential or other damages, without regard to the form of any action, including contract, negligence or other tortious actions, arising out of or in connection with the website, any content on or accessed by use of the website, or any copying, display or other use hereof.
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Hong Kong Office
Room 07, 12/F., Chevalier Commercial Centre, 8 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Room 206, 375 Zhongren Road, Jiading District, Shanghai, China 201802
Unit 2310, 236 Huizhi 2nd Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, China
For better administration and service to our clients, effectively from 1/10/2021, LiBrighten will be renamed as WOS UNION and our updates of website are still underway. Our email domain will be updated accordingly but you may still contact us with the old email domain (and you will receive our reply under the new email domain).