Location-Specific Data Transfer Compliance


We operate and provide services in different regions around the globe. For all international transfers of personal data, we adhere to the principles of notice, choice, accountability for onward transfer, security, data integrity and purpose limitation, access, recourse, enforcement, and liability.
When there are international transfers of your personal information we will ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided for the information by using one or more of the following approaches:

  • We may enter into written agreements, such as standard contractual clauses, with recipients that require them to provide the same level of protection for the data.
  • We may rely on other transfer mechanisms approved by authorities in the country from which the data are transferred.

Your personal information could be transferred, stored, and processed in the United States using appropriate transfer mechanisms as required by applicable law.  Please note, however, that the data protection laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your country of residence.  Pursuant to the laws of the United States, we may be required to disclose personal information in response to requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.  To the best of our knowledge our systems are not subject to routine access by government authorities without warrants or appropriate accountability via established legal process.

2.1 EU-U. S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U. S. Privacy Shield

Kobre & Kim participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (together, the Frameworks). Kobre & Kim is committed to subjecting all personal data received from the EU member countries and United Kingdom and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Framework, to the Frameworks’ applicable principles. To learn more about the Frameworks, and to view our certification, visit the Privacy Shield List maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Kobre & Kim takes responsibility for the processing of personal data received under each Privacy Shield Framework, including with respect to any transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Kobre & Kim complies with the Frameworks’ principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Frameworks, Kobre & Kim is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website, https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

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2.2 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System

Kobre & Kim's privacy practices comply with the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System. The APEC CBPR system provides a framework for organizations to ensure the protection of personal data transferred among participating APEC economies. More information about the APEC framework can be found here [PDF].

Passive Collection

As is true of most websites, this website gathers certain information automatically. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our website (e.g., HTML pages and graphics), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the website.

Tracking Technologies

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies. Additionally, we utilize third-party services, including Google Analytics and LinkedIn, which also set cookies. These features allow us to analyze trends and track movement to better understand how individual users experience our website as a whole. You can control or block the use of cookies at the individual browser level. However, disabling or deleting cookies may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website.  To learn more about how we use tracking technologies, please read our Cookie Policy

Advertising and Social Networking Services

We partner with third parties that use tracking technology to track advertising across various sites external to Kobre & Kim. Our third-party partners may use cookies or similar technologies in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising, click here. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.

Our website includes social media features, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn sharing buttons as well as other social media integrations. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. In some instances, such as sharing content with your network, you must login to your social media account to do so. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.