We set out below our privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") (which we may amend from time to time) which is designed to explain and elaborate on our policies and principles pertaining to the privacy of your personal data. This Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which we collect, process, use, disclose, transfer and store your personal data. This Privacy Policy constitutes written notice to you in accordance with the Data Protection Principles under the Data Protection Act, 2010. Kindly review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis to stay informed of your rights and the protection accorded to you under the said Act.

Consent to the Processing and Use of Personal Data

Personal data refers to any information that relates directly or indirectly to an individual, who is identified or identifiable from that and other information in our possession, including any sensitive data and expression of opinion about the individual.

When you instruct us and during the course of the provision of our legal services to you, you may be requested to furnish your personal data to us from time to time. In doing so, you consent to its use by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may collect your sensitive personal data (i.e. personal data consisting of information as to your physical or mental health, political opinions, religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, the commission or alleged commission of any offence) if the provision of service requested by you require the disclosure of such sensitive personal data to us. We will only use your sensitive personal data to provide the service(s) you request from us. If we collect, use, maintain or disclose your sensitive personal data, we will ask for your express consent.

You have the choice, at any time, not to provide your personal data and/or sensitive personal data or to revoke your consent to us processing or using your personal data and/or sensitive personal data. However, failure to provide such data or revocation of your consent may result in us being unable to provide you or continue to provide you with legal services.

Types of Personal Data which We Collect

The types of personal data which we collect vary depending upon the services you engage us for. Nevertheless, the information generally comprises of data and information pertaining to you such as your name, national registration identification card number, address, contact number (or other contact information), information on assets or properties, information relating to bank accounts details, bank or credit facilities and other financial information and any other information required for the purposes of providing legal services. We may, at any point, request other related information from you to enable us to proceed or to continue with the provision of our services.

How Personal Data is Collected

We obtain your personal data in various ways, such as:

  1. when you appoint or engage us for our services requested by you;
  2. when you contact us through various methods such as emails and letters, telephone calls and discussions you have with us;
  3. from our conduct or analysis of the relevant matter in relation to the provision of our services to you; and
  4. when we obtain any data and information from authorised third parties (e.g. credit reference agencies, regulatory and enforcement agencies, financial or banking institutions).

Purpose of Processing Personal Data

The personal data, which we gather from you, is intended to be used in the ordinary course of our business including the provision of our legal services to you as instructed. However, our use of your information may also extend to other purposes, inter alia, to comply with all applicable legislation, laws and regulations, to enhance the quality of our services, to prevent fraud or illegal activities, or, to enforce or defend any of our rights.

Disclosure of Personal Data

Your personal data held by us shall be kept confidential. However, in order to provide you with effective and continuous legal services and to comply with any legal and regulatory requirements, we may need to disclose your personal data to: (a) counterparties and their appointed lawyers (if any); (b) relevant governmental, regulatory and state authorities; and (c) relevant financial or banking institutions.

We may also disclose your information to other third parties where such disclosure:

  1. is requested or authorised by you;
  2. is lawfully permitted or required;
  3. is in compliance with any judicial order or legal requirement;
  4. is required to protect and defend us and our property; and
  5. for all other purposes incidental and associated with any of the above or the provision of our services to you.

In the case where the disclosure of your personal data may involve the transfer of your personal data to places outside of Malaysia, you agree to such a transfer where it is required to provide you the services you have requested or for the performance of any contractual obligations you have with us.

Access to and Correction of Personal Data

Please note that the accuracy of your personal data provided to us is essential to provision of our legal services to you. If there are any changes to your personal data or if you believe that the personal data we have about you is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or not up-to-date, please contact us so that we may take steps to update your personal data.

You have the right to access your personal data. If you would like to request access to your personal data, please contact us.

Protection of Personal Data

We will take the necessary precautions, both administrative and technical, to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access or disclosure, unauthorised alteration or destruction.

Retention of Personal Data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it was collected or to comply with legal, regulatory and internal requirements. Thereafter we will destroy or permanently delete your data.

Contact Details

If you need to contact us, please call or email us at the contact number and email address as specified below:

    Foong & Partners
    Advocates & Solicitors
    13-1 Menara 1MK, Kompleks 1 Mont' Kiara,
    No 1 Jalan Kiara, Mont' Kiara,
    50480 Kuala Lumpur,
    Malaysia

    t +60 3 6419 0822
    f +60 3 6419 0823
    Email : admin@foongpartners.com

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend and update this Privacy Policy from time to time. This Privacy Policy together with any changes, amendments or updates will be posted on our web-site (www.foongpartners.com). We provide this Privacy Policy in both English and Bahasa Malaysia. In case of any inconsistencies, the English version shall prevail.

For Bahasa Malaysia version, please click here.