This policy relates to any Personal Data (as defined below) collected through this website (the “Website”). This Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children. This privacy notice supplements and should be read together with any other other notices and policies provided and is not intended to override them. We keep our privacy notice under regular review in order to ensure that it is in line with any changes to applicable laws and regulations, including the GDPR.
M.Paraschou Law Office is a law firm established and based in Cyprus. We act as a data controller for all Personal Data collected through the Website. Any questions about this privacy notice and any requests to exercise legal rights should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Commissioner for Personal Data (“CPD”), the supervisory authority for personal data protection issues in Cyprus.
Links to Other Websites
The Website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies.
Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include anonymised data. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data (“Personal Data”) such as Identity Data (name, surname), Contract Details, contents of any messages, Technical Data (e.g. including internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location) and Usage Data (includes information about use of the Website).
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data which does not directly or indirectly reveal a person’s identity. If we combine or connect Aggregated Data with other information so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as Personal Data and as per this policy.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you, nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Collection of Personal Data
We may collect Personal Data when you use the Website and when you contact us through the Website, in particular:
- Direct interactions if you fill in forms on the Website or by contacting us.
- Automated technologies or interactions. We may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. Please see our Cookies Policy for further details.
- Third parties or publicly available sources. We may collect Personal Data from various third parties, including technical data from analytics providers such as Google.
Use of Personal Data
We use Personal Data only on the basis of and as permitted by applicable legislation and as necessary for our legitimate interests of running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud, to define types of website visitors, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy and order to handle all requests, enquiries and complaints.
We will only use Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. You may contact us to receive more information on how the processing of any Personal Data is compatible with the original purpose for which is was collected. If we need to use any Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis for such use.
For more information about the cookies we use, please see our Cookies Policy.
Disclosures to Third Parties & International Transfers
We may share Personal Data with third-party service providers, acting as processors, based in Cyprus, who provide IT and system administration services for the purposes set out above.
We require all third parties to respect the security of any Personal Data disclosed, to treat it in accordance with applicable legislation and to process for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We do not transfer any Personal Data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to any Personal Data only to individuals and person who need to know. They may only process any Personal Data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will only retain Personal Data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
In some circumstances, we will anonymise Personal Data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your Legal Rights
Under certain circumstances, you have certain rights under applicable legislation as regards your Personal Data.
- Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to request access to your Personal Data.
- Request to correct Personal Data: You may request that we correct any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you.
- Request to erase Personal Data: You may request that we delete or remove any Personal Data where there is no good legal reason for us continuing to process it. We may not always be able to comply with your request on the basis of legal reasons that will be notified to you at the relevant time.
- Object to processing of Personal Data: Where there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing because it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
- Request Restriction of Processing: This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy or where the use of such data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it or where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
- Request the transfer of Personal Data: You may request that we provide you, or a third party of your choice, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you. Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
We do not normally charge any fees for access to any Personal Data (or to exercise any of the above rights). We may charge a reasonable fee if a request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with a request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. It may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.