Our Identity and the Legal Framework of our Data Protection Obligations
We are a Lawyers’ Partnership, incorporated in Athens, Greece under PD 51/2005, with principal place of business at 14 Solonos 106 73 Athens, Greece. We are licensed, registered and regulated by the Athens Bar Association under registration number 8008. Our practice and conduct fall under the provisions of L41942013 (the Lawyers Code), which, among others, particularly regulates our confidentiality and conflict avoidance duties. We keep and process any personal data that we collect, in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and applicable domestic legislation, among others L2472/2017, L4131/2013, L3471/2006, L3917/2011 and several pieces of secondary regulation issued by the Greek Personal Data Protection Authority, an Independent Authority seated at 1-3, Kifissias Ave 115 23, Athens Greece, Telephone +30-210 6475600, Fax +30-210 6475628 E-mail: email@example.com. Inquiries or complaints in regard with the collection and processing of personal data may be addressed to the above Authority, while issues of professional conduct relating to confidentiality and conflict matters, may be addressed to the Athens Bar Association, seated at 60 Academias street, 106 79 Athens, Greece, Telephone: +30-210-3398102-3, Fax: +30-210-3610537 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the domestic personal data protection legislation is under amendment. Due to frequent changes in the legal environment pertaining to the protection of personal data, we may amend our policy from time to time.
Collection and Processing of Personal Data
Our legal advisory and dispute resolution activities involve our receiving and processing personal data relating to identifiable individuals.
The primary source of the personal data, which we receive, is our clients. Our clients – if individuals, supply us with their own personal data or – if legal entities, with personal data of their managers and other personnel, c/o their managers, under their own responsibility.
In several occasions, personal data supplied to us is included in documents, which in turn are either supplied to us by our clients or by their counter – parties in the course of their legal affairs or is collected by us in the form of submissions or testimony or other documentary exhibits, supplied by parties, in the course of dispute resolution processes, in which we participate in the capacity of instructed counsel; moreover we may collect personal data from from public records or third-party sources, such as a credit reporting agencies under contract.
Apart from the aforesaid private data, several suppliers of products or services provide us with personal data, for the purpose of transacting with our firm.
We also obtain private data through the exchange of business cards in several occasions, such as business meetings, interaction with administration officials, conferences and similar professional functions and activities.
Of course, we also keep personal data of our employees and other business associates, for the purposes of our professional relations. Occasionally, we receive unsolicited resumes of persons wishing to be employed by our firm. The latter are deleted immediately; in the event that we would consider keeping a resume for a maximum of one year, we advise the individual accordingly, in which case such individuals may request their personal data to be forgotten earlier.
We do not employ data mining practices or investigations in order to collect personal data.
We do not treat the persons who have supplied us with their personal data (as above explained) as “subscribers”, in any manner. Our policy does not include the direct mailing of newsletters or other marketing or promotional material to persons who have supplied us with their personal data. We do not use telecommunications technologies or social media tools for data mining or targeted, individualized marketing, advertising or promotional purposes.
Anyone, following proper independent identification, may place an inquiry with us, to find if we keep their personal data and may request to be stricken off our records, unless they are a party to an on-going dispute resolution process, in which we act as instructed counsel. We may be contacted for these matters, using the link under “contacts” below.