Why we collect data
Watson Immigration Law collects personal data for the purposes of initial intake and consultation, conducting research, providing guidance, and the preparation and submission of immigration related case information to the appropriate government authorities, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. State Department and their agencies.
How we collect personal information
Personal data may be collected via website contact form, email, secure cloud file storage service, card processing service, immigration software, and during in-person or telephonic discussions. When and how we may share information with others: Data may be sent to relevant government agencies and our third party processors and contractors. We do not rent or sell any personal information, including anonymized personal information. We will not disclose personal information to any additional parties without having obtained consent, except to the extent that we are required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings), in order to establish, exercise, or defend the legal rights of Watson Immigration Law.
The personal information Watson Immigration Law collects from you is securely stored in our office computers and physical files, and in one or more cloud databases hosted by third parties located in the United States. Third parties do not use or have access to your personal information for any purpose other than storage, retrieval, and processing.
Withdrawal of consent for data collection
You are welcome to withdraw consent for further data collection at any time by submitting a written request to our office via email at [email protected]. However, any data collected before withdrawal of consent will be retained as outlined in the Data Subject rights section below.
Data Subject rights
You may obtain a copy of your case file, including filed petition(s), government notice(s) and any subsequent replies sent to the government on your behalf, from Watson Immigration Law up to seven (7) years following case closure. You may do so by submitting a written request to our office via email at [email protected]. If after seven (7) years (or the period dictated by current law or best practices) no arrangements have been made to obtain a copy of files, we will have no further obligation to retain the files and may, at our discretion, securely destroy the files without further notice.