Disclaimer, Privacy and cookie policy

Disclaimer

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Privacy Policy

Professional Law Partnership “SPC legal”, legal entity’s code 304032386, registered address Rinktinės st. 5, Vilnius (the “Partnership” or “we”) respects and protects your privacy and is committed to process your personal data fairly and lawfully.

This Partnership’s Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you about how the Partnership processes your personal data and about your rights with regard to the processing of your personal data by the Partnership. The Privacy Policy applies to you, provided that your personal data are processed by the Partnership.

The Privacy Policy has been drawn up in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the Legal Protection of Personal Data and other legal acts applicable in the Republic of Lithuania that regulate data protection and processing.

This Privacy Policy may be updated and amended. The Partnership will notify you of updates by posting the amended Privacy Policy on its website www.spclegal.lt. We advise you to visit our website from time to time to review the current Privacy Policy.

For what purposes and on what grounds do we process personal data?

The Partnership shall process personal data for the following purposes:

  • Making and Performing Contracts: the processing of personal data is necessary to enable us to perform our contracts with our customers and other contractors and to be able to provide, in our legitimate interests, our full legal services and to fulfil our legal obligations as professionals in our field.
  • Provision of legal services to our clients: In certain cases, in order for us to fully provide legal services to our clients and comply with duties set to us as sector professionals, we also process your data which are necessary for provision of legal services to our clients, including the data collected in the state and municipal registers and information systems (e.g. the Real Estate Register, Population Register, Register of Legal Entities) which the Partnership has access to, as well as data provided by the clients themselves. Such processing of data is based on the Partnership’s legitimate interest to our services to our clients properly and in high quality, where their mandates include legal relationships related to the said data, and the legitimate interests of the Partnership’s clients to implement and defend their rights and legitimate interests protected under legislation.
  • Prevention of Money Laundering and Conflict of Interest: In the provision of legal services, we process personal data in order to comply with the legal requirements relating to the prevention of money laundering and customer awareness. We also process personal data for the purpose of preventing conflicts of interest. The Partnership will process your data in these cases to perform its legal obligation or pursue its legitimate interest relating to the performance of legal requirements.
  • Direct Marketing: We process personal data for direct marketing purposes in order to offer our services, share current news, invite you to workshops or other events, and provide similar information. Personal data will be processed for this purpose only with your consent to such processing or, if you are a Partnership’s customer, without your objection to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, marketing of similar services.
  • Inquiry Management: The Partnership also processes your data when you contact us by email, make requests, ask questions, leave feedback or send information to the contacts specified on our website or social networks. The Partnership will process your data in these cases for the purposes of the Partnership’s legitimate interest relating to the administration of your requests.
  • Selection of Candidates for Partnership’s Staff / Lawyers: If you would like to join our team, you can provide your details to the Partnership’s emails, through job search websites or by other means available. In such cases, the Partnership will process your personal data for the specified purpose on the basis of a legitimate interest of the Partnership. In order to evaluate your candidacy, we may also address your current employer for recommendations and ask for information about your qualifications, professional abilities and business qualities; however, such information will only be collected with your express consent.
  • Internal Administration (Structuring, Paperwork, Financial and Accounting Bookkeeping): We process personal data for the purposes of internal administration on the basis of a legitimate interest of the Partnership as well as for regulatory purposes and for the purposes of internal administration (proper structuring, paperwork, financial and accounting bookkeeping in the Partnership).
  • Debt Management: The Partnership processes personal data related to this purpose in order to manage the debt of a customer or other contractor where this is necessary for the performance of the contract or for the legitimate interest of the Partnership.
  • Submitting, Enforcing, Assigning and Defending Legal Claims: We process personal data for the purpose of submitting, enforcing, assigning and defending legal claims, when it is necessary for the performance of a contract or legal obligation, or for the purposes of the Partnership’s legitimate interest relating to the legal claims.

Where do we get personal data from?

We process the personal data which you or your authorized representatives provide to us when contacting us about and using our services, entering into contracts with us, and making inquiries, requests or claims to us.

The Partnership may also obtain personal data from other sources, such as:

  • Our other clients – both natural persons and legal entities;
  • Public bodies and institutions, other persons acting in accordance with the functions assigned to them by law (for example, law enforcement agencies, bailiffs, notaries, bankruptcy administrators, tax authorities, financial crime investigation authorities, etc.);
  • Third parties that maintain registers, including companies that manage consolidated data files (e.g. Creditinfo Lietuva UAB), Register of Immovable Property, Register of Residents, Register of Legal Entities and other registers that process personal data or subjects that mediate in the provision of personal data from such registers;
  • Courts, arbitration bodies and other extra-judicial dispute-resolution institutions;
  • Participants to the judicial or other alternative dispute-resolution proceedings or their authorized representatives;
  • Other legal, financial, business advisors;
  • Documents submitted to us by natural persons or legal entities in the course of fulfilment of contractual or legal requirements (e.g. certificates, expert reports, conclusions, etc.);
  • Legal Entities, where you are an agent, employee, founder, shareholder, participant, owner, proxy, etc. of these legal entities.

We may obtain your personal data by monitoring our technological tools and services, including email communications, and by combining the information we have with the information about you which we receive from various sources.

How long do we keep your personal data?

In all cases, we process personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the data were collected. The period for which certain categories of personal data are stored shall be determined in the light of the legitimate interest of the Community or the requirements of the law (for example, accounting, archiving, limitation periods, etc.). Upon the expiry of the time limit, personal data shall be destroyed in accordance with the procedure established by legal acts.

Whom can your personal data be transferred to?

In providing legal services to our customers and in other cases, we must transfer personal data to third parties. In such cases, personal data collected for the purposes above may be transferred to personal data recipients, such as:

  • Our other clients – both natural persons and legal entities;
  • Public bodies and institutions, other persons acting in accordance with the functions assigned to them by law (for example, law enforcement agencies, bailiffs, notaries, bankruptcy administrators, tax authorities, etc.);
  • Courts, arbitration bodies and other extra-judicial dispute resolution institutions;
  • Third parties that maintain registers, including companies that manage consolidated data files (e.g. Creditinfo Lietuva UAB), Register of Immovable Property, Register of Residents, Register of Legal Entities and other registers that process personal data or subjects that mediate in the provision of personal data from such registers;
  • Lithuanian bar association;
  • Participants to the judicial or other alternative dispute-resolution proceedings or their authorized representatives;
  • Auditors, legal, finance, business and other advisors.

For the processing of personal data, the Partnership may employ data controllers to ensure the proper functioning of its services and the smooth operation of its activities, including persons providing data centre, hosting, cloud, website management, information technology infrastructure and related services as well as suppliers of security, archiving, advertising, marketing, recruitment, communications services.

For this purpose, personal data shall be disclosed only to the extent necessary for the provision of their services. In addition, in such cases, the Partnership shall take all measures necessary to ensure that such processors process the personal data in accordance with the Partnership’s directions and the applicable legislation and shall require the implementation of appropriate measures to ensure the security of personal data.

Where do we process personal data?

We generally process personal data within the European Union / European Economic Area (EU / EEA). Where appropriate, personal data may be transferred and processed outside the EU / EEA.
Personal data may be transferred and processed outside the EU / EEA if the transfer is necessary for the conclusion and / or performance of the contract, or you have given your consent, or appropriate safeguards are being implemented.

Appropriate safeguards are as follows:

  • a contract that includes standard terms and conditions, codes of conduct, certificates, etc. adopted by the European Commission or approved by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was made;
  • a non-EU / non-EEA country where the recipient of personal data is located, following decision of the European Commission, ensures an adequate level of protection of personal data;
    the recipient is certified under the terms of the data protection agreement between the EU and the United States (USA) (also known as a “privacy shield”) (applicable to US recipients).

Your rights and their enjoyment and protection

You have the right at any time, upon request to the Partnership, to:

  • familiarize with your personal data being processed by the Partnership and how they are processed;
  • request the correction of incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete data, the deletion of your personal data or the restriction of the processing of personal data, where the processing of personal data is in breach of legal requirements or for other legal grounds;
  • request the transfer of your personal data to another data controller or provide it directly in a form that is convenient for you (applicable to the personal data you have provided and which is processed on the ground of a contract or consent by automated means);
  • disagree to the processing of your personal data if it is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest, unless there are legitimate reasons for such processing;
  • Where your personal data is processed on the basis of individual consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time.

We make every effort to exercise your rights and to answer any questions you may have about the information contained in this Privacy Policy. You may exercise your rights above and submit any complaints, requests or communications by contacting us in any of the following ways:

  • by email info@spclegal.lt and / or
  • by submitting a written application to the Professional Law Partnership “SPC legal” at Rinktinės st. 5, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The Partnership undertakes to reply to your request within one month of receipt. This time limit may be extended by two additional months where necessary in view of the complexity and the number of requests.

You are entitled to lodge a complaint with the National Data Protection Inspectorate if you believe that your personal data are not being properly processed by the Partnership.
Should you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or any requests regarding the processing of your personal data, please feel free to contact us in any way you like:

By post: Rinktinės st. 5, Vilnius
By phone: +370 5 2191818
By email: spclegal.lt

 

Cookie Policy

Professional Law Partnership “SPC legal“, legal entity‘s code 304032386, registered address Rinktinės st. 5, Vilnius (“the Partnership” or “us”) uses cookies on the Website to facilitate and improve your use of our Website www.spclegal.lt (the “Site”) and to better tailor the operation of the Website to your needs.

This Cookie Policy is designed to help our Website visitors learn more about the cookies used on the Website, how they are used by the Partnership and for what purpose.

What is cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small text files that your web browser places on your computer, tablet or other terminal device when you visit our Website.

By using cookies on our Website, we aim to:

  • recognize returning visitors of the Website;
  • analyze your habits to ensure that the operation of the Website is comfortable, effective and meets your needs and expectations;
  • measure and analyze flows of information and data sent to our Website.

What cookies do we use?

Cookies can be either session or persistent. Session cookies are deleted from the terminal device when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are stored on the terminal device until they are deleted or expire.

Below please find the descriptions of the cookies used on our Website:

 

Name of cookieAim / purpose of data processingCreation timeValidityData used
qtrans_front_languageA cookie that saves visitor language settings.At the time of entering the Website1 metaiWebsite language selection
_gaA cookie used to collect Website’s statistical information.At the time of entering the Website2 yearsUnique identifier
_gidA cookie used to collect Website’s statistical information.At the time of entering the Website24 hoursUnique identifier
_gatA cookie used to collect Website’s statistical information.At the time of entering the Website1 minuteUnique identifier

What are cookies used for and how can I stop saving cookies or remove cookies from my terminal device?

All cookies used by us, except the compulsory, may only be used with your prior consent. You can express your consent by clicking the “I agree” button in the cookie bar at the bottom of the Website page.

Please be advised that you can control the use of cookies at any time by changing your browser settings. If you do not agree to cookies being stored on your computer or other terminal device, you can change your web browser settings and disable all cookies or turn them on / off one by one. However, please note that in some cases this may slow down your Internet browsing speed, limit certain features of the Website or block access to the Website.

More information on how to remove cookies, as well as other useful information related to the use of cookies, can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Changes to Information

The Partnership may update this Cookie Policy at any time. We therefore recommend that Website visitors check the content of our Website from time to time for updates or changes to the Cookie Policy.