The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain the rules according to which your personal data are processed, as well as to discuss your fundamental rights related to the processing of your personal data by us.

Personal Data Controller

The personal data controller is Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak – Kancelaria Radców Prawnych i Adwokatów Spółka Komandytowa (“SK&S”) with its seat in Warsaw (00-054) at ul. Jasna 26. Personal data collected by SK&S are processed in accordance with the rules set out in the personal data protection regulations, including Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (“RODO”) and Polish regulations issued on the basis of RODO, including the Act of 10 May 2018 on Personal Data Protection. SK&S keeps the personal data confidential and secures them against unauthorized access by third parties in accordance with the rules set out in the legal acts mentioned above.

Data Protection Officer

Should you have any questions concerning data processing please contact SK&S, and in particular, please contact directly the Data Protection Officer at SK&S at the following email address: iod@skslegal.pl.

Scope and purposes of personal data processing

As part of its activity SK&S collects and processes personal data:

  1. for purposes as may arise from legally well-founded  interests  pursued by SK&S as the data controller:  in order to render services to Clients, market SK&S services, including  in order to inform about events organized or attended by SK&S, as well as about SK&S activity (e.g. in the newsletter), and also for analytical and statistical purposes, as well as in order to provide IT security related to skslegal.pl website (the legal ground: Art. 6 (1) (f) RODO);    
  2. in order to implement agreements entered into by SK&S with Clients, including to organize training courses, cooperate with suppliers and other entities which work with SK&S (the legal ground: Art. 6 (1) (b) RODO);
  3. in order to recruit people who are interested in working for or with SK&S the legal ground, respectively: Art. 6 (1) (c) and Art. 6 (1) (a) RODO).

SK&S also processes personal data as far as legal obligations that rest with SK&S are concerned (the legal ground: Art. 6 (1) (c) RODO).

Your rights

Processing of your personal data is done on a voluntarily basis. However, depending on the circumstances, a refusal to furnish data or a demand to delete them may make it impossible for us, for example, to contact you, furnish you with information about SK&S events and activities or performance of services. Personal data processing as part of provision of legal assistance services is regulated in the contracts signed with clients or general conditions for provision of legal services. Sending commercial information by electronic means, e.g. by e-mail, is conditional upon receipt from you of your prior consent, including the one granted by signing up for a newsletter or for special information, including theme legal alerts.  In compliance with the rules set out in the personal data protection regulations and to the extent provided for therein you enjoy the right to access, correct or delete your personal data, or the right to request restriction of processing of your data, and the right to data portability. To some of those rights however you might not be entitled within the scope of the data processing as part of provision of legal assistance services.  If you do not wish SK&S to process your personal data for marketing purposes, you may at any time to notify your objection to the processing of personal data for this purpose.

Right to lodge a complaint

You may lodge a complaint with President of the Personal Data Protection Office (till the day on which the Personal Data Protection Act of 10 May 2018 comes into force – with General Personal Data Protection Officer) as regards processing pf personal data by SK&S.

Processing period

Personal data will be processed, respectively: up until pertinent legally well-founded interests pursued by SK&S as data controller, connected with processing of specific data, are achieved, or until the expiry  of statutes of limitation relating to the agreement to which personal data processing pertains; or connected with statute barred obligations arising out of the provisions of law; or until an objection is made to data processing for marketing purposes. The newsletter and other similar information is sent by us until an objection is made in this respect. 

Transfer personal data to other entities

The recipients of your personal data may include but not be limited to entities directly or indirectly affiliated with SK&S, in particular through organizational or personal ties, seated in one of EU Member States, and also external service providers (e.g.: IT services providers, including cloud computing, call center services and marketing and promotion activities providers, other entities which process personal data on behalf of SK&S under a contract of personal data processing), accountants, chartered accountants and auditors, lawyers, administration authorities, state services and courts.

Your personal data are processed at the SK&S head office and at SK&S offices in other cities in Poland. Personal data are not conveyed to countries outside of the European Union. Should personal data be conveyed to countries outside of the EU, SK&S will apply proper instruments aimed at ensuring security of your personal data.

SK&S may, as a result of cooperation with its suppliers and other law firms, entrust the processing of your personal data to the above-mentioned entities. However, in each case these entities will be obligated to keep your personal data confidential, as well as to process them in accordance with the personal data protection regulations and pertinent SK&S instructions.

No profiling

Your personal data are not subject to profiling as one of forms of automatic processing of personal data.

Change of the Privacy Policy

Any and all changes introduced by us to the Privacy Policy in the future will be published on skslegal.pl website, will affect the future only, and will enter into force following the acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy, about which you will be notified by a pop-up window. If possible, please regularly check our website in order to check up-dates to our Privacy Policy.

Version of:  18 May 2018