The most important information concerning our professional secrecy
Our law firm provides services in cooperation with experienced legal advisors and attorneys. These persons, performing the profession of public trust, are obliged to maintain professional secrecy, which includes all information concerning the client and its affairs, disclosed by the client or otherwise obtained in connection with the performance of any professional activity, regardless of the source of such information and the form and manner in which it was recorded.
Professional secrecy also extends to all documents created by the solicitor and barrister and correspondence with the client and those involved in the case, as well as to information disclosed prior to the professional activity.
The protection of professional secrecy is the duty of legal advisers and advocates and, as a rule, it is indefinite and no one can release them from this duty.
Personal data controller
Our law firm is the controller of your personal data. Our full details are: KPM LEGAL Pająk, Michalik radcowie prawni i adwokaci sp.j. based in Gliwice, al. Wojciecha Korfantego 25, tel. 32 233 70 75, e-mail: secretariat[at]kpmlegal.pl.
Aims and basis of processing
Personal data collected by the Firm is processed in accordance with the principles set out in the data protection legislation, including Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons in relation 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”).
As part of our activities, we collect and process your personal data:
- for the performance of contracts concluded with customers (legal basis Article 6(1)(b) RODO);
- for purposes arising from the legitimate interests pursued by the Firm (legal basis Article 6(1)(f) RODO), namely:
- for the marketing of our services,
- for analytical and statistical purposes as well as for ICT security related to the kpmlegal.pl website,
- the assertion and defence of claims.
- in order to recruit persons interested in working or cooperating with our law firm (legal basis, respectively, Article 6(1)(c) and Article 6(1)(a) RODO).
We also process personal data to the extent that it is necessary for us to fulfil our legal obligations, e.g. in connection with tax obligations (legal basis Article 6(1)(c) RODO).
Rights in relation to the processing of personal data
The provision of personal data is voluntary; however, depending on the circumstances, a refusal to provide data or a request for data deletion may make it impossible for the Firm to contact you in particular, to provide you with information about the Firm’s events and activities or to perform a service.
The processing of personal data in the context of the provision of legal assistance services is regulated in the contracts concluded with clients. The sending of commercial information electronically, e.g. by e-mail, is subject to your prior consent. In accordance with the principles set out in the data protection legislation – and to the extent provided for therein – you are entitled to:
- The right of access to your personal data,
- The right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing,
- The right to data portability and the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (President of the Office for the Protection of Personal Data).
Some of these rights may not be available to you in respect of the processing of your data in the provision of legal aid. These are the right of access, the right to restrict processing, and the right to be informed of the rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing of your data to the extent that this does not violate the duty of confidentiality of our legal advisers and advocates (Article 5a of the Act on legal advisers [pol: ustawa o radcach prawnych] and Article 16a of the Law on advocacy [pol: ustawa Prawo o adwokaturze]).
If you do not want the Law Firm to process your personal data for marketing purposes, you may object at any time or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data for this purpose at any time, whereby the withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent prior to its withdrawal.
Period of processing of personal data
Your personal data will be processed, depending on the specific purposes and legal basis of the processing, respectively:
- 6 years from the end of the year in which the client relationship ends,
- in the event that legal proceedings are instituted before the expiry of the time-limit referred to in point 1, for six years until the end of the calendar year following the date on which the decision terminating the proceedings becomes final,
- until the relevant legitimate interests pursued by the Law Firm as data controller related to the processing of the data in question have been realised,
- until you object or withdraw your consent with regard to processing for marketing purposes.
Transfer of personal data to other entities
Your personal data will only be shared with entities authorised by law or by a contract of entrustment. In addition, external service providers (including IT services, accounting services) may be recipients of your data. The aforementioned service providers will in any case be obliged to maintain the confidentiality of your personal data and to process them in accordance with data protection legislation.
The recipients of your data – the data processors on behalf of the law firm are currently:
- EmpreSoft spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością, based in Kraków, which subcontracts data processing to Hetzner Online GmbH, based in Gunzenhausen, Germany, and Sprint S.A., based in Olsztyn,
- A&S ACCOUNTING SZNYTKO, SZEWCZYK-WŁODARCZYK Sp.k. with its registered office in Warsaw,
- Asana Inc. headquartered in San Francisco, USA,
- Slack Technologies, LLC, based in Vancouver, Canada.
- Service The kpmlegal.pl website (the “Service”) performs functions to obtain information about users and their behaviour in the following ways:
- Through the data voluntarily entered in the forms, which are entered into the administrator’s systems.
- By storing cookies (so-called “cookies”) on end devices.
- Cookies (so-called “cookies”) are IT data, in particular text files, which are stored in the Service user’s terminal equipment and are intended for the use of the Service’s websites. Cookies usually contain the name of the website they come from, the time they are stored on your terminal equipment and a unique number.
- The operator of the Website is the entity placing cookies on the Website user’s terminal equipment and accessing them.
- Cookies are used for statistical analysis of website traffic, via Google Analytics (Google Inc., based in the USA). The administrator does not transmit personal data to the operator of this service, only anonymised information.
- The Website uses two main types of cookies: “session” (sessioncookies) and “permanent” (persistentcookies). “Session” cookies are temporary files that are stored on the user’s terminal equipment until the user logs out, leaves the website or switches off the software (web browser). “Persistent” cookies are stored on the user’s terminal equipment for the time specified in the parameters of the cookies or until they are deleted by the user.
- Web browsing software (web browser) usually allows cookies to be stored on the User’s terminal device by default. Users of the Website may change their settings in this respect. The Internet browser makes it possible to delete cookies. It is also possible to automatically block cookies For details, please refer to the help or documentation of your Internet browser.
- Cookies placed in the Service User’s terminal equipment may also be used by entities cooperating with the Service Operator, in particular companies: Google (Google Inc. based in the USA.
- If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings. To manage your cookie settings, select the web browser you are using from the list below and follow the instructions: Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and for mobile devices: Android, Safari (iOS), Windows Phone