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GLOBAL IMMIGRATION PARTNERS PLLC 

Privacy Notice

Global Immigration Partners PLLC is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the District of Columbia (Washington) in the United States. We have offices in Washington and London with representative offices in Italy, India, Vietnam, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and China. Our office address is 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 1025, Washington, D.C. 20006. We are an immigration law firm that provides immigration legal services and related corporate services to companies and individuals around the world.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of clients, business associates, and visitors to our website. When you provide personal data to us (whether through our website, online case management portal, by email, in person, or over the phone), you agree to the process set out in this Privacy Notice. You may receive other notices from us that would detail additional uses we might wish to make of your personal data, that would include your ability to opt in or out of the selected uses presented. Please be aware, that our Privacy Notice does not apply to, and Global Immigration Partners is not responsible for, any third-party websites that are accessible through links from this website. Should you follow a link to any of these third-party websites, they will have their own privacy policies.

TYPE OF DATA COLLECTED AND USE

Global Immigration Partners is engaged by both individuals and employers to provide immigration legal services and related corporate services. When an individual engages us directly, we collect personal data about that individual and, as needed, his or her family to provide those services. When we are engaged by an employer, we collect personal data from the employer about the employer’s employees and, as needed, their families.

We collect personal data such as an individual’s name, address, telephone number, birth date, passport number, employment history, educational qualifications, marital status, job title, immigration status, and immigration history. We also collect documentation such as copies of passports, photos, visas, resumes or CVs, vital records such as birth and marriage certificates, financial records, and educational certificates, among others. We may also collect data related to criminal history; sexual orientation or sexual history; racial or ethnic background; religious or philosophical background; trade union membership; and biometric data such as fingerprints if required to perform the services for which we are engaged.

DATA COLLECTION PROCESS

Global Immigration Partners collects the personal data necessary to perform services directly from the individual who has engaged us. When Global Immigration Partners is engaged by an employer, we collect personal data from the employer about its employees and/or contractors. We may also receive data about you from other third parties, such as educational institutions, professional organizations, law enforcement agencies, and other government agencies. Our data collection process is conducted through secure online portals, via questionnaires and document uploads. Global Immigration Partners clients may also choose to share information with us by email, postal mail, phone, or through in-person consultation.

DATA USE AND THE LEGAL BASIS FOR USE

We will only use your data in accordance with the instructions received from you, or from your employer if engaged by your employer. The data will be used to provide immigration legal services and related corporate services, including legal advice, compiling immigration and visa petitions with related applications for submission to relevant government agencies. When we are engaged by an individual, the legal basis for this use is within our contract with you. When we are engaged by an employer, the legal basis for this use is that the processing of your data is necessary for the legitimate interests of your employer, which interests are not overridden by data protection rights.

Global Immigration Partners may also use your personal data to track the expiration of visas and other critical elements related to immigration status, and to help your employer administer its immigration program. Activity such as this may include running reports on your data to determine if changes in the law will affect immigration status. The legal basis for this use is that the processing of your data is necessary in the legitimate interests of your employer, which interests are not overridden by data protection rights.

We may also use your personal data to provide access to our online case management portal, and to your employer if we have been engaged by your employer. The legal basis for this use is derived from your consent for that use. The legal basis for your employer’s access to your data via our case management portals is necessary for the legitimate interests of your employer, which interests are not overridden by data protection rights.

LEGAL AND REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS

Global Immigration Partners uses personal data to comply with the firm’s legal and regulatory obligations. Personal data is used to complete conflicts checks, to comply with anti-money laundering laws, anti-bribery laws, and other professional regulations. We collect personal data such as your name, address, telephone number, birth date, and any other data necessary to verify your identity. We may also collect background verification data such as copies of passports or utility bills, the beneficial ownership of property, or source of funds.

Personal data is provided directly by clients, through Global Immigration Partners’ secure online portals, via questionnaires, document uploads, email, phone, or in-person consultation.

Your personal data may be used to compare your identity to client records in our system, and to otherwise run conflicts checks, comply with anti-money laundering laws, anti-bribery laws, and other professional regulations. The processing of personal date complies with our legal obligations.

When required by law, we collect personal data to verify employment eligibility prior to or at the time of hire. We collect personal data such as name, address, telephone number, email address, citizenship, and employment eligibility information for this purpose in accordance with applicable law. Your data will only be used to verify your eligibility for employment, and to keep applicable records in compliance with our legal obligations. We use physical, technical, and administrative measures to protect personal data against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. Third parties who assist us in the provision of services are required by us to comply with applicable privacy and data protection laws and we prohibit them from using personal data other than in connection with the services they have been contracted to provide. While we strive to protect personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us since no method of data transmission or storage is known to be 100% secure.

INFORMATION REQUESTS

Global Immigration Partners is frequently contacted by potential clients with requests regarding our services. When contacted by potential clients, we collect the personal data sent that we need to reply to the request. Personal data needed might include name, contact information, and details of your immigration situation. Personal data will be used to respond to your request for information regarding our services. Our legal basis for processing your data is that we are taking steps at your request prior to contracting with you.

GLOBAL IMMIGRATION PARTNERS WEBSITE

Our website is intended to provide information about Global Immigration Partners and items of interest for those seeking immigration and related corporate services. Website usage and other technical data such as details of your visits to the website, is collected through cookies and other tracking technologies. We use this data to ensure that our website content is presented in the most effective manner.

Global Immigration Partners would like to use your email address to share information about important immigration-related news, information about changes in immigration policy, and to inform you about events and information that may be of interest to you. We will seek your consent prior to contacting you in this way. Should you decide that you no longer wish to be contacted in this way, you may click the Unsubscribe button on the emails we send to you or contact us directly at [email protected].  

DATA SHARING

Global Immigration Partners will not sell or share your personal data other than as described here, unless required by law.

Your information may be shared with the following types of recipients in connection with our services:

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

Over the course of our services, we may need to transfer your data outside the United States, which may include transfers to countries that are not considered by the European Union to have adequate data protection. International data transfers may become necessary to:

DATA RETENTION

We retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements. Retention periods are based on business requirements and good practice. Once personal data is no longer needed, we securely destroy the information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

PRIVACY RIGHTS

European Union residents have the following rights, subject to certain legal exceptions, with respect to personal data:

You may exercise personal information rights by contacting [email protected], or by contacting your employer if your employer engaged us.

DATA CONTROL

Global Immigration Partners is the controller of the data that is given to us. When an employer engages us to handle immigration matters, we receive personal data from the employer, generally about the employer’s employees, contractors, and family members. The employer, in that instance, is the controller of the personal data we receive. You can contact your employer with any requests regarding personal data that we receive from your employer.

GLOBAL IMMIGRATION PARTNERS CONTACT

Questions about this privacy notice or how we process personal data should be directed to [email protected].  

PRIVACY NOTICE UPDATES

Global Immigration Partners may change the content of our website and how we use cookies without notice. Consequently, our Privacy Notice may change over time. We encourage you to review our Privacy when you visit the website to stay informed as to how we are using personal data.

This Privacy notice was last updated in February 2024.