Personal data that we collect
Our website visitors are not required to provide us with their personal data, in order to access any area of our website. We clarify that we do not collect any personal data of the website users on an automated method, with the exception of statistical data through which, though, the users are not identifiable. However, we may collect information you provide us using the email hyperlinks of the website or through any other means, as well as publicly available information, for the purpose of fulfilling our statutory obligations (conflict checks, anti-money laundering, knowing our clients, etc.), internal customer administration (maintaining our accounts, record keeping, billing and tax compliance), and rendering legal services. We may also use them to send you material or updates on our firm.
Processing and retaining your personal data
We do not disclose your personal data to any third party, unless we are fulfilling a legal obligation (e.g. towards regulatory, supervisory and judicial authorities) or in case this is necessary to protect our legal rights (e.g. to counter claims against our firm or to enable the investigation of a crime). We only share personal data with parties acting or subcontracted for the provision of services in our clients’ interests (e.g. lawyers, accountants, translators and forensic experts) following an appropriate due diligence and according to our legal and regulatory obligations. We also share them with our IT service provider, who only acts as a data processor under the instructions of our firm and for purposes identified by our firm. He does not control your personal data, and is bound towards our firm to comply with all technical and organizational measures necessary to protect them.
We retain personal data as long as it is required for us to fulfill the purposes for which we collect it unless otherwise required or permitted by law. According to article 37 Greek Code of Ethics for Attorneys this retention period is currently five (5) years, but it can be extended according to the provisions of tax or other legislation.
We are committed to keeping the personal information provided to us secure. To this effect we implement appropriate technical and organizational measures in order to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure, destruction or loss. No information system can however be 100% secure. Therefore we cannot guarantee the total security of your information nor be held liable for the security of the data transmitted to us by other networks (internet, wireless networks etc.).
You are entitled to request a copy of all your personal data we possess, as well as to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal information. In addition, you have the right to request erasion or rectification of your data, as well as to object to our possessing them. Moreover, you are entitled to withdraw your consent from receiving information from our firm. Furthermore, we will provide you with the personal data kept by ourselves in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and/or transmit them to the parties that you wish, if technically possible, without any hindrance. You may exercise the above mentioned rights by contacting us at the email-address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that in case you consider that your personal data has been violated by our firm, you are entitled to file a complaint to the Data Protection Authority.
We reserve the right to amend and update this Policy from time to time. Please check this policy on a periodical basis to be informed about possible changes.