TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read these terms and conditions and Data Protection and Privacy Policy Statement which relate to your use of and/or visits to this web site. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not access this web site or subscribe to the extranet services.

  1. SCA Bogaru & Associates is a firm of lawyers based in Bucharest and is regulated by the Bar of Bucharest, Romania.
  2. This website contains general information only and although every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of that information it should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice.  Users should seek appropriate legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of any of the contents of this website.  If you need legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@bbnalaw.com.
  3. In particular, we make no warranties, representations, or undertakings in relation to any of the content of this website (including the accuracy, quality, or fitness for any purpose of the content).  By using this website you agree to comply with these terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to comply with these terms and conditions please discontinue your use of this website.  We will not be responsible for any loss or damages whatsoever arising from your use of this website.  Your sole recourse is to discontinue use of the website.  Further, we are not responsible for nor do we endorse or approve the contents of any websites referred to in or accessed through this website, including but not limited to their privacy policy, terms and conditions or contents.  We will not be responsible for any loss or damages whatsoever arising from your use of these websites.
  4. The contents of this website including the website design and all other materials on this website are copyright SCA Bogaru & Associates.
  5. SCA Bogaru & Associates permits you to copy, download, reproduce, and/or electronically save part or parts of the contents of this website on the basis that it is to be used solely for personal use.  Any other use of the contents of this website is strictly prohibited.  All trademarks on this website are trademarks of the respective proprietors.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

SCA BOGARU AND ASSOCIATES, with its registered office in Bucharest, District 1, 6 Maior Gheorghe Sontu street, 2nd floor, registered with the Bucharest Bar based on the Decision no. 1900/03.11.2015, identified with the tax reference number RO18163272 shall be liable as the controller, for the processing of personal data related to customers: name, first name, fix line/mobile telephone number, e-mail, date of birth/age, county/town.

In accordance with the Policy on the processing of personal data hereby, references to” us”,” ours” etc., shall be hereinafter considered as references to SCA BOGARU AND ASSOCIATES, and references on” you” etc., shall be hereinafter considered as references to our customers and/or partners whose data are being processed by us.

Why do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • providing legal services, including legal representation before courts of law, arbitral tribunals or other competent authorities;
  • management of the contractual relationship with our customers
  • compliance to our legal obligations (such as obligations on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, reporting obligations to the fiscal authorities);
  • management related to the use of our computer systems (e.g. Internet webpage, data management platforms, communication systems used), including prevention and detection of the security threats, frauds or other unauthorised or malicious activities;
  • to comply with the court decisions and exercising and/or defend our rights and interests and,
  • for any other related and/or ancillary purpose above-mentioned, or in any other purpose for which your personal data have been provided to us, compliant to the applicable legislation.

Also, based on your consent we can send you various communications through the channels you have previously approved, to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in the legal field, announcements and other information on our services, products, events and projects or other promotional events.

What sort of personal data do we collect?

For the above-mentioned purposes the following personal data will be processed:

  • contact related information, such as your name, position title, post address, including your residential address, if provided, office address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, fax number, and email address;
  • additional information processed within the context of a contractual relationship entered into with us or voluntarily disclosed by you, such as: instructions provided, performed payments, information on any legal matters, disputes, litigations or other court proceedings where you are involved in any capacity (defendant, plaintiff, intervener, counsel of records, consultant, expert, etc.);
  • Within the context of the services we provide, we can also collect and process special categories of personal data, such as: revealing racial or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

What is the legal basis for the processing of personal data?

Any operation related to your personal data processing will be performed based on one of the following legal basis below:

  • Processing is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract to which you are party;
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
  • You have given consent to the processing of your personal data;
  • Processing is necessary to protect your vital interests or of another natural person;
  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party (e.g. when the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which your organisation is part), except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data;

For special categories of data, the processing will be performed only if besides a legal basis for data processing, one of the following specific conditions shall apply:

  • The explicit consent of the subject data has been obtained;
  • There is a legal obligation we are subject to, for processing this category of data;
  • Processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Who has access to your personal data?

We can disclose your personal data to lawyers (including other third parties we are cooperating with for the provision of services) and specialists in the legal field (including mediators, patent lawyers), consultants or experts involved in cases we manage and services we provide, courts, or arbitral courts, as well as other public authorities, entities indicated by you, parties involved in your case, or other entities in the context of our provision of services (such as: insurance service providers, cloud, telephone, e-mail service providers etc.).

How do we process your personal data?

Personal data will be subject to the following processing operations: collection, recording, organisation, use for the specified purposes, disclosure to third specific parties above-mentioned, dissemination, storage and erasure.

How long do we process your personal data?

In general, we will delete your personal data if they are no longer needed to meet the purposes for which they were originally collected.

However, we may be required to keep personal data for a longer period, as specified by specific legal provisions.

It may also be possible for your personal data processed for the purposes described above to be stored for a period of 3 years from the last freely given indication, non-contracting the processing of personal data from you in your relationship with SCA BOGARU AND ASSOCIATES.

If any of the personal data you provide us undergo changes, for example, if you change your first name, your name or email address, or if you would like to cancel any kind of request addressed to us or if you become aware of your incorrect personal data held by us, please contact us by e-mail at: admin@bbnalaw.com.

We are not liable for any loss regarding incorrect, false, insufficient or incomplete personal data you provide us.

What rights do you have in the context of your personal data processing?

If you have questions regarding this form and the protection of your privacy or you intend to exercise any of your legal rights, as specified below, please contact us by email at admin@bbnalaw.com and/or at the post address BBNA Bucharest, District 1, 6 Maior Gheorghe Sontu street, 2nd floor.

We will try to solve your request within 30 (thirty) days. However, the period may be extended due to specific reasons regarding the specific law or the complexity of the request.

Your rights related to the data processing are as follows:

  • Right to the withdrawal of consent: The consent may be withdrawn at any time, by a request submitted to the following email admin@bbnalaw.com and/or to the post address SCA BOGARU AND ASSOCIATES, Bucharest, District 1, 6 Maior Gheorghe Sontu street, 2nd floor.
  • Right to rectification: You may obtain the rectification of your personal data from us. We strive to maintain your personal data that are in our possession or under our control – accurate, complete, up-to-date and relevant, based on the latest information available to us.
  • Right to restriction: You may obtain the restriction of your personal data from us, if: – you contest the accuracy of personal data for the period we need to verify the accuracy, – the processing is illegal, and you request the restriction of the processing rather than the erasure of your personal data, – we no longer need your personal data, but you request them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or – you are opting out of the processing during the period we perform the verification whether our legitimate reasons override yours.
  • Right to access: You may require information on your personal data we hold, including information about what categories of personal data we have in our possession or under our control, what are they used for, to whom they were disclosed to, where applicable. You may request a copy from us, free of charge, on your personal data we hold. We may charge a reasonable fee for each additional copy that you may request.
  • Right to portability: Upon request, we will transfer your personal data to another controller, where possible from a technical point of view, provided that your processing is based on your consent or is required for the performance of a contract. Rather than obtaining a copy of your personal data, you may request us to transfer your data to another controller, specified by you.
  • Right to erasure: you may obtain the erasure of your personal data from us, whether: – your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes they have been collected for, or they are no longer processed for such purposes; – you are entitled to object to the further processing of your personal data and to exercise this objection right to the processing; – personal data have been illegally processed, except when the processing may be necessary for: -in order to fulfil a legal obligation that requires our processing; – in particular for legal data storage requirements; – for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • Right to object: You may object at any time considered convenient for the processing of your personal data. If you object to the processing, we are kindly asking you to specify if you prefer the erasure of your personal data or the restriction to the processing.
  • Right to lodge a complaint: Where an alleged breach of the privacy law in force, you may lodge a complaint at the supervisory authority for data protection from your domicile country or where the alleged violation occurred. The responsible body in Romania is: The National Authority for the Supervision of Personal Data Processing, which shall accept the submission of the relevant written complaints at the address: 28-30 Blvd. G-ral. Gheorghe Magheru, District 1, Postal Code 010336, Bucharest, Romania or by e-mail (anspdcp@dataprotection.ro) website: www.dataprotection.ro

How do we protect your personal data in the context of their processing?

We apply an adequate level of security and we have implemented physical, electronic and administrative procedures to protect all information we collect. Our policies and procedures on data security are tightly aligned to the international standards widely accepted and are periodically reviewed and updated, as appropriate, to meet our business needs, technological changes as well as, regulatory requirements. The access to personal data shall be granted only to the authorized personnel and only for the fulfilment of specific purposes, under the obligation of their secrecy. In case of a security breach on the personal data, the organiser shall be required to comply with all legislation in force on the notification of a data security breach.

Updates of the Policy on the processing of personal data

The most recent update of this Policy on the processing of personal data has been performed in July 2018. We may update and modify periodically this Policy on the processing of personal data, to highlight any changes to the way of processing of your personal data or any amendments of the legal requirements thereof. In the event such changes occur, we will publish on our webpage (www.bbnalaw.com) the updated version of the Policy on the processing of personal data.