LEGAL NOTICES

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Lex Alliance is determined in opposing fraud and corruption.
    • This policy is intended to be a series of generic guidelines to prevent, identify and report fraud and corruption.
    • Everyone at Lex Alliance is required to act in an honest way and with integrity.
  • SUBJECTIVE SCOPE
    • This policy applies to everyone working under the direction of Lex Alliance or that uses Lex Alliance’s brand or that in any way may be in respect to Lex Alliance’s business.
  • OBJECTIVE SCOPE
    • Deception, bribery, forgery, extortion, corruption, theft, conspiracy, blackmail, undue influence, embezzlement, misappropriation, false representation, concealment of material facts, insider dealing and collusion, are the most prominent acts qualified as fraud or corruption. This policy applies to them and to any other forms fraud and corruption may apply.
    • Material acts such as, but not limited to, theft of property, including information; forgery or alteration of documents; willful destruction of records; falsification of expenses and overtime billing; unauthorized disclosure of confidential information; misappropriation or use of not owned assets for personal gain, may be considered acts of fraud or corruption or in relation to them.
  • COMPROMISE
    • Lex Alliance is determined in developing, setting and maintaining aware in identifying, preventing and detecting fraud or corruption; carrying out investigations; encouraging staff to be vigilant; taking appropriate legal action against perpetrators of fraud; co-operating with the police and other appropriate authorities in the investigation and prosecution of those suspected of fraud or corruption.
    • Lex Alliance Members and individual will apply efforts to identifying risks, increasing security and maintaining control and acting with honesty and integrity; report any acts of misconduct, dishonesty, breach of the firm’s rules or the rules of the relevant regulatory body.
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • All Members, lawyers and non-lawyers are required to meet and comply with the local regulators in the country of their business including rules regarding client attorney privilege.
    • In case of an employee, the firm follows the local laws in terms of disciplinary procedures and has not established non transparent internal procedures. All other individuals may be pursued under the general rules of the relevant procedure.
    • Lex Alliance promotes IT security but is not liable for third party faults.

We are efficient in dealing with conflicts checks and we protect our clients’ confidentiality. We usually perform conflict checks prior to a pitch but always prior to engagement with clients. We keep an ongoing conflict check upon verification of certain events such as new clients, new matters, new intervenients and representatives both on the client and the firm’s side, by compiling and reviewing databases to check whether undertaking new client  instructions will or may give place to a conflict in respect of any  other client(s) or matters of the firm. Each lawyer will comply with the relevant rules in his or her jurisdiction.

When a conflict of interest arises, the firm either declines the conflicting work or, without disclosure of confidential information, requests authorization from the clients to work under ethical walls. In such cases, lawyers, documents, archive, and other sources of information shall be separated and directed not to provide any information of whatever nature to other conflicting lawyers. Teams shall be not just defined but locked and any changes to such team shall be subject to prior approval.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, Other Information or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
      To improve our website in order to better serve you.

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.

We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do not use an SSL certificate
      We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like names, email addresses, or credit card numbers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:
      Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

However, you will still be able to place orders .

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.
We have implemented the following:
      Google Display Network Impression Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
      On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
      By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via in-site notification
      Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
      Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email 

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Website: http://www.lexalliance.org/contact-a-lawyer

Mail: Avenida Antonio Augusto Aguiar 148, 8, 1050-021 Lisbon, Portugal
Email: info@lexalliance.org

Fraudulent Use of the Lex Alliance Brand

Law firms’ brands and the names of partners or staff are frequently used in connection with fraudulent schemes, like emails, letters or phone calls. Lex Alliance is not immune to that. These are sophisticated scams that not always seek a payment but rather personal or confidential information in the following ways among others:

Legal services payment

People unknown to Lex Alliance impersonate a lawyer trying to obtain payment from you for legal services.

Domain name

Use of similar website domain names such as “www.lex-alliance.xxx”. Our website is www.lexalliance.org and whilst we may have other domains, in case of doubt you will find all relevant information at this address.

Fraudulent emails

We do not use other domains for email exchange such as gmail, hotmail or yahoo. In case of doubt you may refuse to reply to those emails and send an email to your lawyer’s @lexalliance.org extension or report to info@lexalliance.org.

Invoice Fraud

Law firms’ clients are frequently informed of lack of payment of an invoice for criminal purposes. Lex Alliance does not frequently change bank accounts. As such, please verify with a Lex Alliance manager or lawyer the details of such a request before making any payments.

Action you may take

In any case, you may require confirmation of certain information from Lex Alliance managers and lawyers. We expect you to feel comfortable with releasing a payment or information. Feel free to ask from us through your main point of contact or using our email or contact forms available on this website at www.lexalliance.org/contact-a-lawyer