MOTLaw (Barristers & Solicitors) (“we”, “us” or “MOTLaw”) value your privacy and care about the confidentiality of your personal information/data and our obligation towards you in that regard. We understand that in the course of our business interaction with you, you provide us with your personal data and/or we collect your personal data when you patronize any of our services or visit our website.  

This Privacy policy describes:

  • Personal information we collect about you
  • Lawful basis for processing your personal information
  • How we use your personal information
  • Our data retention period
  • Your rights under the NDPR
  • How to contact us

1.0 Personal information we collect about you

We may collect certain personal information from you in the course of your business interaction with us, when you visit our website, when you contact us or request specific information or services from us or as a corollary to your relationship with a member of staff or client of ours. As part of our business development, we also collect personal information about our clients and may also collect information about prospective clients. Depending on how/when we collect your personal information, the personal information that we may collect includes: name, the company you work for, title or position held, employment history, contact details (I.e., address, email address, telephone numbers, etc.) We may also obtain information from you when you visit our website or in relation to materials and communications we send to you electronically and any other information relating to you which you may provide us.

2.0 Lawful basis for processing your personal information

In collecting and processing your personal information, we are guided by the applicable laws and regulations especially the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, 2019 (NDPR). Consequently, we will only collect and process your personal information when you consent to the collection/processing, or it is necessary for the performance of a contract, in fulfillment of a legal obligation, necessitated by a legitimate interest or in extreme cases of public safety and interest.

Where we intend to process your personal information for any reason other than those for which you consented to at the time of collection (where the use is outside the realm of the lawful bases specified above), we shall request your consent for such further processing and our use of it shall be restricted to the consent given by you.

3.0 How we use your personal information

Depending on the type of personal information and the basis for collecting same, we may use your personal information for any of the following:

  • To provide the information or services requested from us, including to improve our services to you/our clients and where you want us to handle a third party’s personal information on your behalf;
  • In compliance with any and all legal, regulatory or risk management obligations placed on us by law
  • Towards the maintenance and improvement of our business relationship with you;
  • For the maintenance of this website including improving your experience when you visit our site and the monitoring of visitors to our site;
  • To identify our services that may be of interest to you;
  • To provide information requested by you;
  • To promote our services, including sending legal updates, publications and details of events;
  • To manage and administer our relationship with you and our clients, and
  • For recruitment purposes and general operational running of the Firm.

4.0 Data Retention Period

MOT keeps and retains your personal information only for the period necessary for the processing of the personal information in question, regard had to the purpose for which we collected it in the first place. However, where by law or any other regulatory requirement we are required to keep your information for longer than necessary, we shall so do. We also have a different retention period for personal data collected and processed in the course of providing you with any legal services or other business development initiatives. To find out more on this, kindly send a mail to [email protected]

5.0 Your rights under the NDPR

You have the right to:

  • object to the processing of your personal data;
  • request details of the information we hold about you and how we process it;
  • request rectification of your personal data with us;
  • request the erasure/deleting of your personal data;
  • request that we restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • right to withdraw your consent (Please note that even when you withdraw your consent we may to continue processing your personal data to the extent required by law, or in the exercise or defence of our legal rights or fulfillment of our legal and regulatory obligations).

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please send a mail to [email protected]

6.0 How to Contact Us

For any enquiries you have in relation to this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us by sending a mail to [email protected]