Privacy Policy

October 2022


Howse Williams is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to any personal data we collect from visitors to this website and the clients to whom we provide legal and other services. 


Howse Williams complies with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486). You may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for more information about this Ordinance.


Your personal information


Some sections of this website invite you to request information or to contact us with comments. If you do so, we will normally keep your email address and other details supplied by you on a database. We will not disclose any personal information you provide by means of this website to third parties unconnected with Howse Williams without your consent, except to our data processors or as otherwise permitted by the relevant data protection legislation. Addresses, email addresses and other personal details supplied by means of this website will be used for the purposes for which you supply them or as stated on the relevant section of this website. In some cases, they may also be used for statistical analysis.


If you are enquiring about a position with us, we will ask for your CV and any information relevant to your application. We will use personal information about you in connection with recruiting you, processing your application for the position, and if applicable, extending an offer to you. Any personal information submitted as part of a job application will only be used in connection with such application.


If you are a potential client, we will use the information you provide to us for complying with our legal obligations, i.e. performing client due diligence and identifying conflicts of interests.


If you become a client of Howse Williams, you may supply further information to us in order to enable us to perform our services, including to carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us. For more details on our use of clients' personal data, please refer to our Personal Information Collection Statement.




The email message and any attachment is private and confidential and may also be legally privileged and is intended for the recipient(s) identified. If you have received a message by mistake, please immediately notify the sender and delete the message. You are not entitled to use or copy the message, or to disclose it to any third party.


Email is not a secure medium, meaning that there is risk of interference, hacking or virus attack. Whilst we adopt and apply industry standards in guarding against such risks and take precautions to ensure that our electronic communications are uncorrupted and virus-free, it is the responsibility of the recipient(s) of the message to ensure that the content of the message and any attachment is intact and virus-free. If you require us to provide you with greater degrees of security, we can encrypt / password protect emails and their attachments. Please contact the sender of the message if you would like us to provide you with any such increased protection.


Data retention policy


We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which we collected it, or to comply with any legal, regulatory or reporting obligations.


We will retain information from clients for a minimum period of seven years from the date on which the client ends its relationship with us, or for as long as required for us to comply with regulatory or other legal obligations.


Rights of access and correction


You are entitled to request a copy of your personal data held by us, unless we are exempted from complying with a data access request. If there are any inaccuracies in the personal data we hold about you, please contact us and we will correct them.


Changes to the Privacy Policy


We will occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect firm, client and other feedback. The effective date of the most recent Privacy Policy is noted at the top of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your personal information and providing you with improved content on this website. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use and/or share the personal information that you have voluntarily provided, we will notify you by posting notice of the changes in a clear and conspicuous manner on this website.


By providing your personal data to us (whether via the website, by email, by mail, in person, over the phone or by other means), you signify your agreement with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy together with our Personal Information Collection Statement.

Questions about our Privacy Policy and contacting Howse Williams


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to discontinue or opt out of the use of your personal data by Howse Williams, or to unsubscribe from any newsletter or promotional materials, please contact us by email at our Contact Us page.