Disclaimer and Privacy Statement


DISCLAIMER

ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA (“ARIFA”) is a law firm based in Panama advising on Panama laws and with presence in other jurisdictions outside of Panama.

This Website is a public resource for general information about our firm. Nothing in this Website should be used by the reader as a source of legal advice and its contents do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ARIFA or any of its lawyers or clients, nor are they guaranteed to be complete, correct, or up-to-date. Each legal problem is different, and past performance does not guarantee future results. This Website does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and ARIFA, nor is it intended to do so. Please do not act or rely on any information in this Website. Also, please do not send us via e-mail any information about any legal matter that may involve you unless or until you have received a written statement from us that we represent you. This written statement would constitute an "engagement letter." We would be pleased to communicate with you concerning legal matters, but we cannot do so until we first know that doing so would not create a conflict of interest. If you are interested in having ARIFA represent you in a legal matter, the best way to initiate possible representation is to contact the firm at (507) 205-7000. We would arrange to have you go through our conflict of interest procedures and following that we would put you directly in touch with the lawyer and practice team best suited to handle the matter. You may also communicate with ARIFA by e-mail through the link located in the "Contact Us" section of this Website. Please do not send us any confidential information until after you have received from us an engagement letter. If you communicate with us through this Website, by e-mail or otherwise concerning a legal matter for which we do not already represent you, your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential. While lawyer-client communications that would be privileged if communicated in traditional fashion should not lose their privileged character when communicated without encryption via the internet, encryption protocols supported by ARIFA are available upon request to clients that desire them for especially sensitive communications.

The copyrights in all text, images, screens and other materials provided on this Website (collectively, the "Materials") are owned by ARIFA and/or by third parties. Except as provided below, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, downloaded, displayed, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of ARIFA or the copyright owner. You may copy, reproduce, distribute, download, display, or transmit the Materials on this Site for personal, non-commercial use solely within your own organization, provided you do not modify the Materials or create derivative works based on the Materials, and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of these terms or conditions. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and/or printed Materials. Unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and/or other regulations and statutes. Some links within the Site may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties. ARIFA includes these links solely as a convenience to you, and the presence of such a link does not imply that ARIFA sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with the linked site, its operator, or its contents or is legally authorized to use any trade name, trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol or material that may be reflected therein. The Site does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference.

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Unless otherwise indicated, attorneys listed in this Website are qualified to practice law only in the Republic of Panama.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Who we are

ARIAS, FABREGA & FABREGA (“ARIFA”) is a law firm based in Panama advising on Panama laws and with presence in other jurisdictions outside of Panama.

Personal Data Collection

ARIFA may collect certain personal data through your visits to our website, in the course of business intake procedures when you request information from us or engage with our legal services, or through customer due diligence forms and documents requested for complying with regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions we operate.

The personal data we may collect may include:

  • Contact details: name, service of documents and residential address, occupation or main economic activity, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses;
  • Billing information: credit card numbers and bank account details;
  • Customer Due Diligence details: information we legally require for complying with anti-money laundering, and the prevention of terrorist financing regulations, information which is provided by you through KYC forms such as date of birth, nationality and country of residence;
  • Publicly available information: information collected from compliance search engines and public databases.

Use of Personal Data

ARIFA uses your personal data for providing legal, corporate and professional services to you. In the course of our business relationship, the reasons for using your personal data may include:

  • Business intake procedures: we may use your personal data for the purpose of carrying out conflict checks and anti-money laundering searches;
  • Furnishing of legal and corporate services: we may use your personal data to fulfill our obligations in the contract entered with you to provide legal and corporate services;
  • Operation of our business: we may use your personal data in the course of operating our business including the management of our relationships with third party suppliers and clients’ intermediaries.
  • Legal defense: we may use your personal data to defend our legal rights and comply with court orders;
  • Compliance of our legal obligations: we may use your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations imposed to us in the jurisdictions we operate.

Rights to your Personal Data

You have the following rights in respect to your personal data and the manner in which the same is treated by us:

  • The right to access at all times to your personal data and request a copy of the same;
  • The right to rectify your personal data;
  • The right to obtain the erasure of your personal data; and
  • The right to restrict or object the processing of your personal data;

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, make a complaint or ask a question you may contact us at dataprotection@arifa.com

Transfer of Personal Data

ARIFA may process your personal data in the course of our business and administrative operations. The transfer of your personal data between any office which might be located in the European Union and those located outside the European Union is done following appropriate safeguards for the protection of your personal data.

In the cases we transfer your personal data outside the European Union for the purpose of performing our services on your behalf, we will ensure your data is protected and transferred with an appropriate level of protection and in accordance to the safeguards that may be legally required.

Retention of Personal Data

We keep your personal data for as long as required for the purposes for which the same was collected, and to comply with the applicable statutory requirements on record-keeping measures.

Privacy Statement Update

If you access the arifa.com website, you will also find an update to the Privacy Statement.