This Privacy & Cookies Statement describes how Stoychev & Stoycheva Law Firm (the “Law Firm”) collects, uses, shares, and otherwise processes Personal Data (defined below) about:

In this Privacy & Cookies Statement, “Personal Data” means information that (either in isolation or in combination with other information held by the Law Firm) enables you to be identified as an individual or recognized directly or indirectly.

Overview

Unless we specifically state otherwise, the Law Firm is the data controller of the Personal Data we process, and is therefore responsible for ensuring that the systems and processes we use are compliant with data protection laws, to the extent applicable to us.

Law Firm’s personnel are required to comply with this Privacy & Cookies Statement and associated Firm policies when dealing with Personal Data and must also complete data protection training where appropriate to their role.

Summary of Key Points

Collection We collect Personal Data from a number of sources in connection with the day-to-day management of our business and our commercial relationships.
Use We use Personal Data to provide our services and respond to inquiries, to manage accounts and maintain business operations, to provide relevant marketing, and to fulfill other business and compliance purposes.
Sharing We share Personal Data as necessary to provide our services and respond to requests, and to fulfil other business and compliance purposes.
Marketing Choices You have control on how we use Personal Data for marketing.
Cookies We use cookies on our Site, and provide choices on use of cookies, including third party targeting and advertising.
Data Subject Rights You have certain rights to request access, rectification, deletion, objection, or other actions regarding your Personal Data where required by applicable law.
Data Security We maintain technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, alteration, or unintentional destruction of Personal Data.
Cross-Border Data Transfers We provide appropriate protections for cross-border transfers where specified by law.
Other Issues We provide other information in this Privacy & Cookies Statement about: (i) the possible consequences for not providing Personal Data, (ii) how we do not engage in automated decision-making that has substantial effects on individuals, (iii) how we handle do-not-track (DNT) signals, (iv) data retention, (v) links to third party websites, (vi) employee and contractor issues; and (vii) changes to this Privacy & Cookies Statement.
Contact Us Please contact us as detailed below with any questions.

Collection of Personal Data

We collect the following categories of Personal Data about Site visitors, clients, prospective clients, suppliers and other third parties:

We collect Personal Data from a number of sources, either directly from the data subjects, or from clients, colleagues, and publicly available sources. Where the Law Firm receives data from its clients about employees, customers or other individuals, the client is responsible for ensuring that any such data is transferred to us in compliance with applicable data protection laws. In such cases the Law Firm is acting as a processor of personal data.

Use of Personal Data

The purposes for which we use Personal Data, and the legal bases for such processing, are as follows:

Sharing of Personal Data

We may share Personal Data with the following categories of recipients:

If you have questions about the parties with which we share Personal Data, please contact us as specified below.

Marketing Choices

You have control regarding our use of Personal Data for direct marketing. In certain markets, you will need to expressly consent before receiving marketing.  In all markets, you can choose to not receive such communications at any time. If you no longer wish to receive any marketing communications, remain on a mailing list to which you previously subscribed, or receive any other marketing communication,  please follow the unsubscribe link in the relevant communication or contact us as per below.

Cookies

We use and allow certain third parties to use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies (collectively, “cookies“) on our Site.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored on your browser, device, or the page you are viewing. Some cookies are deleted once you close your browser, while other cookies are retained even after you close your browser so that you can be recognized when you return to a website. More information about cookies and how they work is available at All About Cookies.

How do we use cookies? 
We use cookies to provide the Site and services, gather information about your usage patterns when you navigate this Site in order to enhance your personalized experience, and to understand usage patterns to improve our Site, products, and services.  We also allow certain third parties to place cookies on our Site in order to collect information about your online activities on our Site over time and across different websites you visit. This information is used to provide advertising tailored to your interests on websites you visit, also known as interest-based advertising, and to analyze the effectiveness of such advertising.

Cookies on our Site are generally divided into the following categories:

What are your options if you do not want cookies on your computer?
You can review your Internet browser settings, typically under the sections “Help” or “Internet Options,” to exercise choices you have for certain Cookies. If you disable or delete certain Cookies in your Internet browser settings, you might not be able to access or use important functions or features of this Site, and you may be required to re-enter your log-in details.

To learn more about the use of cookies for Google analytics and to exercise choice regarding such cookies, please visit the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

To learn more about certain cookies used for interest based advertising by third parties, including through cross-device tracking, and to exercise certain choices regarding such cookies, please visit the Digital Advertising AllianceNetwork Advertising InitiativeDigital Advertising Alliance-CanadaEuropean Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance or your device settings if you have the DAA or other mobile app.

Data Subject Rights

You have the following rights:

If you are in the EEA you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection authority if you believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws. Access a list of local data protection authorities in EEA countries.

Data Security

We have implemented technical and organizational measures in an effort to safeguard the Personal Data in our custody and control. Such measures include restricting access to Personal Data to staff and service providers on a need-to-know basis.

While we endeavor to always protect our systems, sites, operations and information against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle and other risk factors, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission or while stored on our systems, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others.

You also have an important role in protecting Personal Data. You should not share any username, password or other authentication data provided to you with anyone, and we recommend that you do not re-use passwords across more than one website or application.  If you have any reason to believe that your username or password has been compromised, please contact us as detailed below.

Cross-Border Data Transfers

We transfer Personal Data to jurisdictions as necessary for the purposes described above, including to jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country.

With respect to transfers originating from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to the United States and other non-EEA jurisdictions, we implement standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, and other appropriate solutions to address cross-border transfers as required or permitted by Articles 46 and 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation.  Where required by such laws, you may request a copy of the suitable mechanisms we have in place by contacting us as detailed below.

Other Issues

  1. What are the consequences of not providing Personal Data? 
    You are not required to provide all Personal Data identified in this Privacy & Cookies Statement to use our Site or to interact with us offline, but certain functionality will not be available if you do not provide Personal Data.  If you do not provide Personal Data, we may not be able to respond to your request, provide legal services to you, or provide you with marketing that we believe you would find valuable.
  2. Do we engage in automated decision-making without human intervention? 
    We do not use automated decision-making without human intervention, including profiling, in a way that produces legal effects concerning you or otherwise significantly affects you.
  3. Do the Site honor do not track (“DNT”) signals sent via browsers? 
    Given the divergent practices of organizations that offer browsers and the lack of a standard in the marketplace, we generally do not respond to DNT signals at this time.
  4. How long do we retain Personal Data? 
    We typically retain Personal Data related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and we will securely delete such data in accordance with applicable law upon request.  For Personal Data that we collect and process for other purposes, we will typically retain such Personal Data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy & Coolies Statement and as otherwise specified in applicable record retention policies and procedures.
  5. Are third party websites governed by this Privacy & Cookies Statement? 
    The Site may contain links and references to other websites administered by unaffiliated third parties.  This Privacy & Cookies Statement does not apply to such third-party sites.  When you click a link to visit a third-party website, you will be subject to that website’s privacy practices.  We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy and security practices of any linked third-party websites before providing any Personal Data on that website.
  6. How does the Firm handle employee and contractor privacy issues? 
    Personal Data about our employees and contractors are addressed through internal Firm policies and procedures, and are outside the scope of this Privacy & Cookies Statement.
  7. How will we handle any changes to this Privacy & Cookies Statement? 
    We may update this Privacy & Cookies Statement from time to time as our services and privacy practices change, or as required by law.  The effective date of our Privacy & Cookies Statement is posted below, and we encourage you to visit our Site periodically to stay informed about our privacy practices.  We will post the updated version of the Privacy & Cookies Statement on our Site, and ask for your consent to the changes if legally required.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments regarding this Privacy & Cookies Statement or our privacy practices, please contact us here:

office@stoychevlaw.com

14 Lyuben Karavelov Str. fl. 1

Sofia 1142, Bulgaria

Effective date: 25 May 2018

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