Privacy Policy

Data Protection

(GDPR)

 

General

We are mindful of the data protection law obligation which both we and our attorneys and staff have.

Your privacy is one of our commitments and we take all commercially reasonably steps consistent with the industry practice to protect your personal data by using only established security standards and procedures, in accordance with the data protection legislation applicable in Romania, including the 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 (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”).

As per GDPR, the personal data represents any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”).  An identifiable person is that person who may be identified directly or indirectly, particularly by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, psychological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

Consistent with our professional and ethical obligations, Mares / Danilescu / Mares provides this notice to explain its practices regarding the collection and use of personal data through this website, by e-mail, and otherwise in your interaction and correspondence with our lawyers and other personnel or other off-line contacts about clients, potential employees or associates, business partners, the other persons contacting us and of the representatives thereof.
Our data protection privacy policy explains:

  • What personal data we collect and why we collect it;

  • Disclosure of your personal data;

  • Duration of processing such personal data;

  • Your rights as data subjects and the manner in which you may exercise them.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Mares / Danilescu / Mares collects and processes your personal data to facilitate the provision of our professional services, including client services, conflicts checking, billing and marketing. We may also process your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations. All collecting and processing activities with respect to your personal data will be lawfully and fairly done, with the duly observance of all related principles, as set out by GDPR.

We collect personal data through direct contact with our clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, through subscriptions submitted to our website or other websites sponsored by us and through information publicly available on websites or from subscription services. You should be aware that when you provide information to any individual Mares / Danilescu / Mares lawyer, you are providing it to Mares / Danilescu / Mares as a whole.

We hold and use information about you, your employees and representatives for well-determined purposes, solely in order to carry out work for you and to keep you, your employees and representatives informed of the activities carried out by us. Where we are processing personal data on your behalf we will take appropriate measures to prevent the unauthorised or unlawful processing of it and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, it.

The personal data we collect includes, in general, contact details (e.g., name, surname, personal code, address, work address, telephone number, fax number and email address), work history (e.g. work function, education, training and details of former employment, professional qualifications), identification information (e.g., passport details, visa and immigration status, nationality, residency status, date and place of birth) and billing information (e.g. account numbers and tax information).


We may do the following with your personal information:

  • record and monitor your use of this website for internal purposes which may include analysis of usage, measurement of site performance and generation of marketing reports;

  • use it to provide our legal services to you and to represent you in court or in front of the relevant authorities and disclose it to third parties, if necessary (including, but not limited to, other lawyers who may or may not be part of Mares / Danilescu / Mares) where such disclosure is connected with the provision of such services and products;

  • use it to provide you electronically with our newsletters. Nevertheless, your consent may be withdrawn at any moment, by expressing your option of not receiving our newsletters in the future by writing an e-mail at office@mares.ro in this regard;
  • use it to market our products and services rendered to you in the future and this may involve contacting you using the contact details you give us (e.g. legal directories);

  • use it in order to assess the applicants’ qualifications for a position within Mares / Danilescu / Mares, as part of our recruitment process.

We may also process your personal data in the context of providing the services based on the legal obligations or on the obligations imposed by the legislation governing the legal profession (for example, the “know your client” obligation). Should this be the case, the ground for processing the personal data is the legal obligation.

In all cases, the data is provided either directly by you or by the business partner, following our request and the expression of your consent. 

 

Disclosure of your personal data

As a general rule, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties.
Nonetheless, if it will be considered as being in your interest and as necessary, we will disclose the relevant personal data to the courts of law, arbitration panels or relevant authorities, in the context of providing the services you have requested.

 

Duration of processing such personal data

We shall keep your personal data for the duration of the legal assistance agreement, as well as afterwards, as per our internal policies and all legal obligations.

In case such data is not collected and processed based on a legal assistance agreement, the data shall be kept as long as necessary in order to obtain the purpose of such processing. 

 

Your rights as data subjects and the manner in which you may exercise them

Mares / Danilescu / Mares guarantees the duly observance of all rights granted to you, as data subject, as per the GDPR, and will ensure your exercise thereof:

  • the right of access – allows you to obtain all relevant information with respect to the personal data processing activities;

  • the right to rectification – allows you to rectify your personal data if inaccurate;

  • the right to be forgotten – allows you the erasure of your personal data in particular cases (for example, in case such data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it has been collected);

  • the right to restriction – allows you to obtain the restriction of processing your personal data in particular cases (for example, when the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify such accuracy of the personal data);

  • the right to data portability – allows you to receive your personal data, which you have provided us with, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to transmit this data to another controller;

  • the right to object – allows you to object to further processing of your personal data under the conditions and within the limits provided by the law;

  • the right to file a complaint with the data protection authority.

If you have any questions about our use of your personal data (including categories of third parties to whom your personal data has been disclosed) or if you want to exercise your above-mentioned rights please send us an e-mail at office@mares.ro or file us a written request, signed and dated, at Mares / Danilescu / Mares, 55-55bis Carol Blv., District 2, Bucharest, Romania.

Miscellaneous

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 25, 2018.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. Any updates will become applicable within 15 days as of the publication of such amendments on our website.