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Last updated: February 2019
Papadopoulos, Lycourgos & CO LLC (the "Firm") is committed to protecting your privacy and making sure that any personal data it collects are processed in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") and applicable Cyprus laws and regulations.
References in this policy to "we", "us" and "our" are references to the Firm. References to "you" and "your" are to the individual/s who is/are providing Personal Data to us.
Who we are and who is responsible for your Personal Data?
The Firm is a lawyer’s limited liability company registered in the Republic of Cyprus, with registration no. HE 243954. The 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 protections laws, to the extent applicable to us. You may find our contact details further below.
When we collect Personal Data?
We may collect Personal Data about you in a number of circumstances, including:
In some circumstances, we collect Personal Data about you from a third party source. For example, we may collect personal data from your organization, other organizations with whom you have dealings, government agencies, an information or service provider or from a publicly available record.
What kind of Personal Data we collect?
The Personal Data we collect may include:
Are you required to provide Personal Data?
As a general principle, you will provide us with your Personal Data entirely voluntarily; there are generally no detrimental effects for you if you choose not to consent or to provide personal data. However, there are circumstances in which the Firm cannot take action without certain of your personal data, for example because the collection of personal data is required to process with your instructions or orders or to carry out a legally required compliance screening. In these cases, it will unfortunately not be possible for us to provide you with what you request without first obtaining the relevant personal data and we will notify you accordingly.
Purposes and Legal Basis for Processing of Personal Data
The Firm uses your Personal Data for the purposes for which you have supplied it to us, to include:
Depending on for which of the above purposes we use your Personal Data, we may process your Personal Data on one or more of the following legal grounds:
We may share your Personal Data in the following circumstances:
Otherwise, we will only disclose your personal data when you direct us or give us your express consent.
Personal data about other individuals
Confidentiality and Security of your Personal Data
The Firm is committed to protect the personal information you provide to us; to this end, we have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal information data under our control from unauthorized access, improper use and/or disclosure, unauthorized modification and/or unlawful destruction and/or accidental loss. Personal data may be kept on our personal data technology systems or in paper files.
The Firm will generally retain Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was originally collected and thereafter as required or permitted by law or as is necessary in order for the Firm to be able to defend, respond to or conduct prospective or actual legal claims or proceedings.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
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In relation to the Personal Data we hold about you, you have rights under the data protection laws. If you would like to exercise, or discuss, any of these rights, please do contact us using the details set out below. At our discretion we may require you to prove your identity before providing the requested information.
You have the right to:
Right to access: upon your request, we will provide confirmation as to whether or not your personal data are being processed and where that is the case, access to the personal data. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you. If you require multiple copies of your personal data, we may charge a reasonable administration fee.
Right to rectification: you have the right to require that any incomplete or inaccurate personal data that we process about you is amended.
Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’): you are entitled to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. There are also certain exceptions where we may not always be able to comply with your request for erasure, for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request. One example is where the personal data is required for compliance with law or in connection with claims;
Right to restriction of processing: you have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as where you believe such data to be inaccurate, our processing is unlawful or we no longer need to process such data for a particular purpose, but where we are not able to delete the data due to a legal or other obligation.
Right to data portability: you have the right to request that we transmit the Personal Data we hold in respect of you to another data controller.
Right to object to processing: where we are processing your personal data based on legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. However, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Right to withdraw consent: if you have consented to our processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw you consent at any time, free of charge.
Right to lodge a complaint: if you are concerned about any aspect of our privacy practices, including the way we’ve handled your personal information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in Cyprus, the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection (www.dataprotection.gov.cy).
We may use the information you give us for direct marketing from us only if you give us your consent. You can opt-out of receiving direct marketing from us at any time by sending an email to [email protected].
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How to contact us
Email: [email protected]
Post: 2-4 Archbishop Makarios III Avenue
Capital Center, 7th floor
Contact number: +357 22676126