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Overview of our Global Partnership

POPA GLOBAL LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with the corporate form of GmbH & Co. KG which is a special German form of limited liability partnership (Kommanditgesellschaft, KG).

The term “Partner” in relation to POPA GLOBAL LLP is used to refer to a Partner or shareholder of POPA GLOBAL LLP or an employee or consultant of POPA GLOBAL LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the Partners of POPA GLOBAL LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49, Germany or on www.popaglobal.com and such persons are either accountants, auditors, solicitors, advisors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers. 

“POPA” mark is the property of POPA  GLOBAL LLP a German Limited Liability Partnership (“PG LLP”) and is intended solely for the purpose of marketing  services, and not for the practice of Law, Accounting, Audit or any other services.

“POPA” stands for  “Partnership of Professional Attorney’s / Accountants / Auditors and Advisors”  the brand under which hundrets of dedicated professionals within our Regional Offices and  in independent firms throughout the world collaborate  to select clients.

POPA is the business brand name for an international multidisciplinary practice carried on by POPA GLOBAL LLP, its affiliated firms and other entities carrying on business under or including the name POPA or under joint venture or collaboration arrangements in association with POPA GLOBAL LLP (together “POPA”). Accordingly references in the Legal Notices and elsewhere on this website to “POPA” mean POPA GLOBAL LLP and the other partnerships and affiliated firms or entities authorized to carry the name “POPA” or one or more of those affiliated firms or entities as the context requires.

In addition, mainly as a result of local legal and regulatory requirements, there are a number of entities or partnerships worldwide other than the worldwide POPA partnership that carry the name POPA (together the “POPA Group”), for example in Hong Kong and Japan. These entities or partnerships are not currently part of the Partnership, but it is the intention that they will be incorporated into POPA GLOBAL Partnership when it is appropriate to do so (and, when that happens, they will become part of the LLP Jurisdictions). Some of these entities or partnerships, like POPA GLOBAL LLP, have limited liability.

Please, use the “Disclaimer” buttons of every country sub-site  to review our relevant legal notices from around the globe where you can find important information, including individual office regulatory information, information provided in accordance with the European Data Protection and Electronic Commerce Directives. This site is maintained for POPA GLOBAL LLP and includes material designed to promote the professional services of the POPA GROUP.

The Directors of our Regional Offices are Partners of POPA GLOBAL LLP. Each PG Regional Office provides services in particular geographic areas and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates. Each Regional Office firm is structured in accordance with national laws, regulations, customary practice, and other factors, and may secure the provision of professional services in its territory through subsidiaries, affiliates, and other related entities. Not every Regional Office firm provides all services, and certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Regional Officer firm are legally separate and independent entities, which cannot obligate each other. Regional Office firm are liable only for their own acts and omissions, and not those of each other. POPA  Global LLP does not provide services to clients.

PG LLP and its international subsidiaries respect the privacy of our website visitors, prospective client, clients, business partners, prospective employees, and employees.

EU-US Privacy Shield

POPA certifies that it complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, retention, and transfer of Personal Information from European Union (“EU”) member countries.

POPA further certifies that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Privacy Principles (the “Principles”) of 1) Notice; 2) Choice; 3) Accountability for Onward Transfer; 4) Security; 5) Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation; 6) Access, and 7) Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability.

If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. POPA is subject to the jurisdiction, enforcement, and investigatory authority of the United States Federal Trade Commission, EU, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as Germany and Moldova data protection authorities.

Any questions, comments or complaints about the data practices of one of the customers or partners for whom POPA processes data, should be addressed to that customer or partner.

Information Collection

It’s important you understand the kind of information we collect about you and how it is used. We recognize the need for appropriate safeguards and management practices in relation to the collection and use of Personal Information. This Privacy Policy sets forth the privacy principles POPA follows with respect to your Personal Information.

The information POPA collects falls into three primary categories: non-personally identifiable information, personally identifiable information, and sensitive personally identifiable information.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that cannot alone be used to identify or contact you. A primary source of such information includes browser information when you are using our websites. Website log files and Third Party scripts collect information that may include IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referral / exit pages, pages viewed, date & time stamps, and other similar information. Log files and Third Party scripts may also collect general demographic information. We use these log files and Third Party scripts to help us analyze traffic patterns & site usage, understand audiences, as well as improve our sites and services.

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) is information that can be used to identify or contact you. Such information might include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, company, title, site username or site password.

PII may be collected when you apply for an employment opportunity on our site, establish a user account for use with our services, register for an event, complete a survey, inquire about employment, correspond with us, or inquire about our service offerings.

Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information is Personal Identifiable Information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or information specifying the sex life of an individual.

Such information is only collected in the context of an employment relationship as 1) required by law (e.g. equal opportunity / anti-discrimination statutes) or 2) for employment purposes (e.g. offering of benefits).

Information Use and Sharing

POPA is the sole owner of the information collected through its marketing, recruitment, sales, and other commercial activities. In these activities, we only have access to and collect Personal Information that 1) you voluntarily provide us or that 2) we acquire through third-party sources such as business intelligence platforms. We will not sell or rent to anyone the information provided to us or obtained by us.

Unless you ask us not to, we use this Personal Information for purposes such as communicating information about products or services; offering employment; responding to requests; processing transactions; providing you the services you have requested; tracking compliance with our sites’ terms of use; analyzing the characteristics of our applicants, visitors, and customers; and improve our services.

You may opt-out of communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link provided in an email or by sending a request to privacy@popaglobal.com

POPA is the sole owner of Personal Information collected from its employees in the context of employment relationships. In this context, the data collected is solely used for employment-related purposes.

When Personal Information collected is no longer needed for the purpose(s) for which it was collected and POPA no longer is required to retain this information by law or policy, the information will be deleted or destroyed.

In connection with the services provided by POPA professionals to clients, POPA may receive, store, and/or process Personal Information on behalf of our customers and partners within the context of the services. In such cases, we are acting as a data processor and will process such personal information on behalf of and under the specific direction of our client and their agents. POPA does not own this Personal Information or use it for its own commercial purposes.

Disclosures & Onward Transfers of Personal Information

In achievement of internal business operations, POPA discloses Personal Information only to Third Parties who reasonably need to know such data in accomplishment of a contracted task or POPA business purpose. For example, the electronic billing of clients or processing of benefits/payroll through third-party providers.

Recipients must agree to abide by contractual obligations established 1) restricting use of information to POPA instructed/specified purposes, 2) securing the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of the information whilst in their possession, and 3) returning & purging information upon termination of contract. POPA will ensure that the same or a better level of protection as POPA provides is afforded to Personal Information by contracted third-parties throughout the defined term during which a third-party is contracted. Third-parties are not permitted to use Personal Information except for the purpose of providing contracted services.

POPA may also disclose your personally identifying information in the following circumstances:

  • As required by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process. To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take commercially reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information, customer or business information to third parties as part of a legal process. POPA also may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including requests from national security or law enforcement authorities. 
  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or respond to a written government request.
  • If POPA becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure that the acquiring organization agrees to protect personal information subject in accordance with the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy. 
  • To any other Third Party with your prior consent to do so. 

POPA Websites

LINKS

POPA’s websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by POPA.

COOKIES

POPA use “cookies” on its sites. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s system that help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site.

Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Except where job applicants elect to establish and use an account to apply to POPA and employment opportunities with POPA, cookies are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

You can disable or remove any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our websites from functioning properly.

Responsibilities and Management

POPA has designated that the Leadership Committee of its Information Security Management System (ISMS) oversee its information security program including its compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield and Safe Harbor programs. The Leadership committee will review and approve any material changes to this program as necessary.

POPA will maintain, monitor, test, and improve information security policies, practices, and systems to protect Personal Information that it collects. POPA team members and contractors will receive role-specific training to effectively implement this policy.

Security

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to allow only the appropriate use of your Personal Information, we utilize industry standard physical, technical, and administrative controls to safeguard the information we collect and process.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect access, storage, and transmission of Personal Information submitted to or acquired by us. POPA’s Information Security policies define acceptable use, protocols for access & authorization, and appropriate safeguards around information through information’s lifecycle (i.e. collection/acquisition through destruction).

POPA team members and contractors may access and use Personal Information only if they are authorized to do so and only for the purposes for which they are authorized.

Your Right to Access, Change, or Delete Personal Information

With the exception of legally privileged, client materials for which POPA is operating as a contracted data processor, you as a Data Subject have the right to 1) know what Personal Information has been collected and stored within POPA’s information systems about you and 2) ensure that this Personal Information is accurate and relevant for the purposes for which POPA has collected it.

Upon reasonable written request directed to privacy@popaglobal.com, you may 1) review your Personal Information, 2) request modification/correction of any data that it is incorrect, or 3) request removal/inactivation of Person Data as permitted by applicable law and POPA policies.

Such updates will not have an effect on other information that we maintain, or information that we have provided to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Statement before such update.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, before granting access to your Personal Information. In addition, we may limit or deny access to Personal Information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances.

POPA will endeavor to respond to all reasonable written requests of individuals to view, modify, or remove/inactivate Personal Information within 30 days of the original request.

POPA will record 1) legally binding requests for disclosure of Personal Information by law enforcement authorities unless prohibited by law or regulation as well as 2) requests received from Data Subjects.

In the context of employment relationships, POPA will make reasonable efforts to accommodate employee privacy preferences.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with 1) EU-US Privacy Shield Principles and 2) other data protection and privacy laws/principles applicable in the regulatory jurisdictions in which POPA conducts business. Updates will be posted on this page.

POPA team members and contractors will be notified of changes to the policy through email and through other internal communication mediums.

We will notify Candidates, Team Members, and Customers if we make changes that materially affect the manner in which we handle Personal Information previously collected. In such cases, we will allow those impacted to choose whether their Personal Information may be used in the proposed materially different manner.

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

POPA regularly reviews its compliance with this privacy policy.

POPA commits to cooperate with EU, Hong Kong and Singapore data protection authorities (DPAs) and comply with the direction given by such authorities with regard to information transferred from the EU or other countries.

In compliance with the US-EU Privacy Shield Principles, POPA commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection/use of your personal information. EU individuals with questions or concerns about the use of their Personal Information should contact us at: privacy@popaglobal.com,

POPA has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under US-EU Privacy Shield to an independent dispute resolution mechanism and in limited circumstances, individuals residing in the EU may pursue binding arbitration as described in the Privacy Shield Framework.

If 1) you do not receive a timely acknowledgement to a question/concern submitted to POPA by way of email to privacy@popaglobal.com, or 2) your question/concern is not satisfactorily addressed by POPA, please contact us at (+373 22) 22-40-11

Defined Terms

“Data Subject” means an identified or identifiable natural living person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to a name, or to one or more factors unique to his or her personal physical, psychological, mental, economic, cultural or social characteristics.

“Employee” or “Team Member” means an employee (whether temporary, permanent, part-time, or contract), former employee, or independent contractor of POPA, who is also a resident of a country within the European Economic Area.

“Personal Information” or “Personally Identifying Information” as defined under the European Union Directive 95/46/EC, means data that personally identifies or may be used to personally identify a person, including an individual’s name in combination with country of birth, marital status, emergency contact, salary information, terms of employment, job qualifications (such as educational degrees earned), address, phone number, e-mail address, user ID, password, and identification numbers. Personal Information does not include data that is de-identified, anonymous, or publicly available.

For “Sensitive Information” means Personal Information that discloses a Data Subject’s medical or health condition, race or ethnicity, political, religious or philosophical affiliations or opinions, sexual orientation, or trade union membership.

“Third Party” means any individual or entity that is neither POPA nor an POPA employee, agent, contractor, or representative.

 

 

Last Revised: 2017-05-20