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The Privacy Policy

How do we process your data?

At LAWWISE, we ensure that your data is processed with the highest standards of security, in a transparent and confidential manner, which is why we have prepared this Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") so that you can learn how and for what purpose we and our partners process your personal data and what rights you have in relation to it. 

 

This Privacy Policy applies to visitors to the Website or Blog and use of LAWWISE's services and relates solely to LAWWISE's processing of your personal data. It does not apply to sites or services owned or provided by others. LAWWISE is not responsible for the content or standards, rules and regulations, or privacy policies of any websites or services owned or provided by third parties that are linked to the Website or Blog.

 

Personal Data means any data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("User"). As used in this Privacy Policy, the terms: "personal data", "data subject", "processing", "controller", "processor" and "supervisory authority" shall have the meaning given to them in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC ("RODO"), unless expressly stated otherwise. 

 

The administrator of the Website and Blog, as well as the administrator of personal data, is LAWWISE Nakielny Stach Partnerzy Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Spółka Partnerska (Partnership) with its registered office in Kraków, 110 Opolska Street (postal code: 31-323), entered in the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków XI Division of the National Court Register under KRS number 0000981334, NIP: 9452258598, REGON 522532477 ("LAWWISE").

 

Correspondence address: 110 Opolska Street, 31-323 Kraków

e-mail: office@lawwise.pl

 

Collection of personal data

All visitors to the Website or Blog may use the website features available at the following addresses: www.lawwise.pl, www.lawwise.legal ("Website"), www.lawwise.pl/blog ("Blog"), collectively ("LAWWISE Sites", "Web Sites"). Our Sites may use cookies and other similar technologies ("cookies"). Cookies are text files sent by our Sites or third parties through our Sites and stored on your device and then read by your web browser. Cookies are a technology commonly used to store and transmit information, making it possible, among other things, to remember your settings and preferences, collect statistics and optimise websites, personalise the content displayed and tailor advertising. 

 

Purposes for which we process your personal data

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

to enter into a contract with the User and to perform the contract to which the User is a party, in terms of providing legal services to the User;

in connection with maintaining social media profiles, providing newsletters, informing about our offer and services offered, as well as for sending invitations and other direct communication using social media, e-mail, notifications, instant messaging, telephone calls, text messages and traditional correspondence; 

for the fulfilment of legal obligations incumbent on LAWWISE, arising in particular from tax and accounting regulations, as well as those concerning the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism;

for purposes arising from the legitimate interests pursued by LAWWISE, i.e. maintaining the relationship with the User, monitoring and analysing the User's use of the LAWWISE Websites, improving the User experience, improving the efficiency and quality and development of the LAWWISE Websites, ensuring data and information security, combating fraud and abuse or if necessary for the establishment, investigation or defence of legal claims.

 

In addition, LAWWISE may process your further personal data voluntarily disclosed by you in connection with your use of the LAWWISE Websites.

 

The type of data we process

In particular, we process the following categories of data: 

- first name(s) and surname,

- correspondence address, 

- Tax Identification Number (NIP) and Company Identification Number (REGON), 

- e-mail address, 

- telephone number, 

- other contact details, 

- name and address of sole proprietorship or company,

- bank account number.

 

We may also require you to provide personal data other than those indicated above if this is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract concluded with us or for the exercise of a legal right or obligation. 

Legal basis for data processing 

We process personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) and (b) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC ("RODO") (Official Journal of the EU L 119 of 04.05.2016, p. 1, as amended4). 

 

We may also process personal data when this is necessary to comply with legal obligations incumbent on LAWWISE (Article 6(1)(c) of the RODO) and on the basis of our legitimate interest concerning, in particular, the establishment and protection of our rights or the assertion of claims (Article 6(1)(f) of the RODO). 

In addition, we process personal data on the basis of and within the framework of legal obligations (e.g. accounting or tax law or a request to make personal data available to the competent authorities in accordance with the law) (i.e. on the basis of Article 6(1)(c) of the RODO).

 

How long will we process your data?

We will process your personal data for the duration of the contract entered into by LAWWISE with you for the provision of legal services and during your use of the LAWWISE Websites, as well as for the period of limitation of claims arising from the contracts entered into (generally six years from the end of the year in which the contract was terminated or expired). After the expiry of the above periods, your data will be deleted unless their continued storage is a legal obligation, remains necessary to comply with contractual obligations, to establish and protect our rights or to assert claims, or if further processing is legally possible or necessary on a basis other than consent. 

 

Notwithstanding the above, if your consent is the basis for the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time (whereby withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal). We will cease processing immediately if you withdraw your consent, unless further processing is legally possible or necessary on a basis other than consent. Withdrawal of consent can be done by contacting LAWWISE directly. 

 

Automated processing of data

Personal data may be processed automatically, in particular for the purposes of adapting the content of the website to the User's preferences, optimising the use of the websites, sending messages, statistical analysis or presenting personalised marketing content. Processing the data by automated means shall not produce legal effects or similarly significantly affect the data subject.

Place of data storage

 

Your personal data will be stored in countries of the European Economic Area ("EEA"). However, some of the Services, may require the transfer and processing of data outside the EEA. Any such transfer of personal data will comply with applicable law and will be based on adequate legal safeguards, i.e. the recipient is located in a country which provides an adequate level of protection for personal data or under a legal instrument which meets the requirements of the RODO (such as the so-called standard contractual clauses for the protection of personal data approved by the European Commission). 

 

Entities to whom we share data

Service providers and partners

We may share personal data with providers of technical services, such as hosting and payment services, for the purpose of providing communication with you, analytics services related to examining how you interact with the Website or gathering usage statistics to improve and optimise the Website and to provide opportunities to share content on social networks and external sites. 

 

We may also share necessary personal data with entities that provide us with: accounting services, human resources and payroll services, IT services, financial services - subject to professional secrecy requirements. 

Entities processing personal data as part of the services provided to us are obliged to ensure its protection and to respect your rights in accordance with applicable law. 

 

Legal obligations and security

We may transfer personal data to competent administrative authorities, institutions and other authorised entities in the country and abroad, if we are required to do so by applicable laws, as well as at the request of the aforementioned authorities, institutions and entities within the framework of procedures provided by law (e.g. at the request of a court, law enforcement agency or enforcement authority). We may also transfer personal data to third-party authorities, institutions and entities in order to ensure the safety of the Users, to combat fraud and abuse or if it is necessary to establish, assert or defend legal claims. 

How do we protect your data?

We implement appropriate organisational, technical and physical safeguards to protect your personal data, taking into account 1) the state of the art, 2) the costs of implementation, 3) the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing and 4) the risks to you. 

 

Your rights

In connection with the processing of your personal data, you benefit from a number of rights that are provided to you by applicable law:

the right to access your personal data (and to receive a copy of it),

the right to data portability,

The right to rectify (amend) your personal data,

The right to erasure of personal data,

the right to restrict processing,

The right to withdraw consent to processing,

the right to object to the processing of personal data,

the right not to consent to direct marketing (to object to processing for direct marketing purposes), 

the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. 

 

The right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority

If you think we are processing your personal data inappropriately, you can always contact us, as well as lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (President of the Office for Personal Data Protection). 

 

Possible changes to the content of the privacy policy

Should our practices regarding the processing of personal data change, or should this Privacy Policy need to be amended in accordance with applicable law, case law or guidelines issued by competent authorities or courts, we shall be entitled to unilaterally amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If these changes are material - affecting your rights and obligations - we will give you reasonable notice before the changes take effect.

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