- Our Policy
1.1 The South East Europe Legal Group (“we“, “us“, “our“), UIN 131122238, having its seat and registered office in Sofia 1463, 82, Patriarch Evtimii Blvd, Bulgaria, is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
1.2 This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us in relation to your use of our website www.seelegal.org (the “Website“). Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
1.3 For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR“), the data controller is the South East Europe Legal Group.
- Information we may collect from you
2.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:
2.1.1 Personal data that you provide by filling in the Contact us or Subscribe to the SEE Legal Spotlight Newsletter form on the Website and/or by contacting us through firstname.lastname@example.org or any additional information that we may request and you provide to us. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
2.1.2 Details of your visits to our Website including, but not limited to, IP address, operating system and browser type, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access. For more information on the technical data that we collect from you, please read our Cookies Policy.
- Purpose of and legal basis for processing your personal data
3.1 The purpose of processing your personal data provided by you in the Contact us form or in the Subscribe to the SEE Legal Spotlight Newsletter form or in your electronic mail is to send you information requested by you and to provide and improve our Website, including auditing and monitoring its use. The legal basis for processing your personal data is our legitimate interest to adequately and promptly process your message, which also serves your interest in receiving a reply from us.
3.2 If you subscribe to the SEE Legal Spotlight Newsletter or in other way consent, we may also process your name, surname, company name and email address for the purpose of informing you about our offers and news by way of sending you communications by email and/or by post. The legal basis for processing your personal data for this purpose is your consent.
3.3 We will only process your personal data to the extent necessary to enable us to comply with the above purpose. When processing your personal data, we do not make automated decision-making (without human intervention).
- Disclosure of your information
4.1 We may disclose your personal data to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.
4.2 We also share information about your use of our Website with our analytics partner who may combine it with other information that you have provided to them or that they have collected from your use of other services.
- Period for which the personal data are stored
5.1 We comply with the principle that the period for which the personal data are stored is limited to a strict minimum and not kept longer than necessary for achieving the above purposes.
5.2 Your personal data will be stored according to the following time limits:
5.2.1 the personal data from the Contact us form and/or from your electronic mail and any additional information we may request will be stored for three months after the matter in relation to which you contacted us have been completed in order to ensure that no further questions in relation to that matter have arisen. Your personal data may be stored for a longer period of time if this is, due to the matter in question, required by the law;
5.2.2 if you consent to processing of your personal data for marketing purposes, your contact data set out in Point 3.2 above will be stored until the earlier of (i) 5 years or (ii) the withdrawal of your consent for this processing purpose.
- Your rights
You have the following rights in accordance with the GDPR:
6.1 Access to personal data
6.1.1 You have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not your personal data are being processed and if so, to access the data and the following information:
(a) the purposes of the processing;
(b) the categories of personal data concerned;
(c) the recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data, if any;
(d) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
(e) the existence of the right to request from us rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing your personal data or to object to such processing;
(f) the right to file a complaint with the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Personal Data.
In exercising your right to access your personal data, we will provide you with a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. The right to obtain a copy of your personal data, however, shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
6.2 Right to rectification
6.2.1 You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and to have incomplete personal data completed.
6.3 Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
6.3.1 You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your personal data and we have the obligation to erase your personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
(a) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected;
(b) you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based according to the provisions in this Policy.
6.3.2 There could be cases, in which your right to erasure could not be exercised and the processing will be necessary:
(a) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(b) for compliance with a legal obligation, which requires processing by European Union or Bulgarian law to which we are subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;
(c) for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
6.4 Right to restriction of processing
6.4.1 You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
(a) you contest the accuracy of your personal data for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of your personal data;
(b) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(c) we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
(d) you have objected to processing pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours.
6.5 Right to data portability
6.5.1 You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without our hindrance insofar the processing is carried out by automated means and is based on your consent.
6.6 Right to object
6.6.1 You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data. We will no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
6.7 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
6.7.1 You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Personal Data if you consider that we have infringed the GDPR in processing of your personal data.
We will act on your requests in relation to your above-mentioned rights free of charge. If your requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character, then we may either charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested, or refuse to act on the request.
6.8 You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing based on that legal basis.
- Exercise of your rights
7.1 In order to exercise your rights in relation to the processing of your personal data, please contact us in one of the methods described in Article 9. We will provide information on action taken based on your requests, in relation to your rights described in Article 7, within one month of the receipt of the request. That period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of the requests. In this case, you will be informed of any such extension within one month of receipt of your request, together with the reasons for the delay.
- Protection of your personal data
8.1 We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data are treated securely and in accordance with the GDPR.
8.2 Nevertheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission is at your own risk.