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June 12, 2019

Watson Immigration Law Data Protection & Privacy Policy

Introduction

When you provide us with your data, we know you put your trust in us. We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that very seriously. This Privacy Policy describes Watson Immigration Law’s policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data, and sets forth your privacy rights. This policy is effective from May 25, 2018.

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.

Data storage

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 info@watsonimmigrationlaw.com. 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 info@watsonimmigrationlaw.com. 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.