We at PPG Lawyers (“PPG“, “we“, “our” and/or “us“) treat personal information responsibly.
Since we have web users from around the world, and we are subject to the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“), we have created this privacy notice (the “Policy“) to inform our users (collectively “you” and/or “your“) about all types of personal information we collect, use and/or share when you visit, interact with, or somehow use our website – https://www.ppglawyers.eu/.
The information herein will help you understand your rights in connection with your personal information and how you can request that we delete, correct, update, transfer, and/or provide you with access to your personal information.
Please note that this Policy only applies to the use of the personal information, which PPG obtains via its website.
WHO ARE WE?
PPG is a boutique law firm specialised in advising on regulatory matters and provides legal services. For more information about PPG, please visit the main page at https://www.ppglawyers.eu/.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES?
Please note that “personal information” is any information that can identify you. Depending on how you use this website, we can obtain your personal information:
- through your interactions with us (e.g. when you send us an email etc.)
- through your browsing on our website (e.g. information about your device, browser, or your location).
Information you provide to us through your interactions with us
Please note that if you choose to send an email (or otherwise contact) anyone through this site, the personal information provided by you will not be processed, collected and/or stored by any means, unless you decide to use our services and we continue our communication with you on a professional basis (the personal information we collect in connection with the implementation of our services is out of the scope of this Policy).
Information we automatically collect from you
If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information, we may collect certain information from your device, namely your web browser automatically sends us (and we can retain) information such as the internet domain through which you access the Internet (ISP), the IP address of the computer you are using; date and time you accessed our website, URL etc.
We might use this information in aggregate to help us maintain this website, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the website is working properly, and/or to help us make our website more accessible and useful.
Additionally, our website uses logs related to security, technical support, development, etc. Some of these may contain information such as IP address, URL, browser, device, etc. Such information is kept for a short period of time and then destroyed.
We are in close contact with our hosting services providers and we are committed to ensure that your information is processed and treated with the same level of protection and care as that we apply to that information.
Please note that our website can contain links to other websites. Once you use one of these links and leave our website, you should know that we have no control over these other websites. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and confidentiality of any information you provide while visiting such websites, as these websites are not governed by PPG’s current Policy.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL GROUND FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION (for EEA visitors)?
It is our legitimate interest to receive your personal information as automatically collected by your use of our website. Otherwise, you will not benefit from the full functionality of our website.
Sometimes we may also have a legal obligation to use your personal information.
HOW LONG WILL WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
The length of time we retain your personal information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and/or as we are required to comply with applicable laws.
We generally process and store your personal information as long as we need it for the purpose of our web site activities. Upon the expiration of the given time limit or when we no longer have need of your personal information, we will destroy it.
In the event of a legal dispute, or in connection with any other need to protect our legal interests, and/or if there is a legal obligation that we need to comply with, we can retain your personal information for a longer period of time: until the end of any legal proceedings, the protection of our interests, or the compliance with legal requirements.
PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCESS TO THIRD PARTIES
PPG does not give access and does not provide your personal information to third parties, except the following:
- To our IT or other consultants for a specific case and for the time required to conduct the consultation (and only if it is indeed necessary.);
- To Google Analytics (only anonymizeddata) – this enables us to ensure that our services are delivered to you efficiently (see more information hereunder);
- To a competent law enforcement body, government agency, regulatory body, court or other third party if we believe that disclosure may be necessary pursuant to the applicable law or regulation, to exercise our rights, or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person.
TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The server of our website is located in the EU.
We take all relevant measures to ensure that your information will be protected in accordance with this Policy.
COOKIES; COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF COMMUNICATIONS AND USAGE DATA
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners.
Most web browsers allow you to control cookies through your browser settings. To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies were set up and how to manage and delete cookies, visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Third party cookies
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
We are committed to ensure that the information you provide to us is protected. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, technical, and management procedures to protect and store the information we collect online. We have also implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information.
Within the statutory limits and conditions, and where technically possible:
- You have the right to ask us to access, update, correct,or request deletion of your personal information;
- If you are located in the EU, you can object to the processing of your personal information and ask us to restrict processing of your personal information, or request to exercise your right to data portability (if and when applicable);
- For any of the above requests, you can contact us by using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We may require additional information to identify you (e.g. proof of identity) and to protect your personal information from unauthorized access.
If you have any other questions or concerns about how your personal information is handled by us, or if you would like to make a complaint about the handle your information, you may contact us at: email@example.com
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the EU Member State of your habitual residence (if you are an EU resident), place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you are not happy with our use of your personal information. Contact details of the data protection authorities may be found here – https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/national-data-protection-authorities-jan_2018_en.pdf.
The data protection authority in Bulgaria is the Personal Data Protection Commission – https://www.cpdp.bg/.
We will respond to your request in compliance with the applicable data protection laws.
This Policy was last updated in December 2019. Any amendment to the Policy will apply from the date it is published on the website.