The protection of the personal data of our clients, business partners and suppliers, every person contacting and visiting our premises, potential employees and associates is of paramount importance to Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners Law Firm. We are therefore committed to complying with our obligations under the principles set forth in the data protection legislation applicable in Greece, including (EU) Regulation 2016/679 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 (“GDPR”).
DR. HELEN G. PAPACONSTANTINOU AND PARTNERS LAW FIRM (HP&P, the Firm, or we/us/our), is a firm of specialist intellectual property lawyers. In this section we summarise the key points you need to know about how we protect your personal data.
Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners Law Firm is the controller and is responsible for your personal data. If you have any questions, including any requests to exercise any of your legal rights, please contact us using the details set out below.
Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners Law Firm
Address: 2, Coumbari Street,
106 74 Athens
The Firm will examine and respond to your above requests within one month of receipt. Exceptionally, this deadline may be extended by a further two months, if further time is required and the request is particularly complex.
We collect personal data including: Identity Data (name, title, gender), Contact Data (address, email, telephone), Financial and Payment Data (VAT number, bank account, payment card), Technical Data (internet protocol address, browser type). We also collect information relevant to our legal advice, including personal data relevant to any contractual matters, dispute, right, litigation or arbitration, or other legal advice we have been instructed to provide to you as our client or to you in your capacity as an employee of our client.
We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation), nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
You have rights over your personal data which include the right to request, access, correction, erasure, restriction of processing, and transfer your personal data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and to withdraw consent to processing in case you have provided such consent.
We collect personal data through direct interactions (corresponding with us in person or by post, phone, email or otherwise).
We only use your personal data for lawful purposes such as providing our legal services to you, performing a contract with you, for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) where your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests, or where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
We may use your personal data to share with you necessary or useful information but not for marketing purposes. In any event, you can ask us to stop sending you messages by contacting us at any time using the email address above.
We may need to transfer your personal data to third parties for lawful purposes above. If this involves a transfer out of the European Union or the European Economic Area we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place.
We may transfer your personal data to third parties within the scope of the services we provide to you and by virtue of your instructions (e.g. Patent and Trademark Offices in countries other than Greece, suppliers and external agencies that we may engage to process your instructions), third parties such as professional indemnity insurers, brokers, auditors or other professional advisors, and Public Authorities (e.g. Security and Public Order Services, Public Services and Authorities acting in a judicial process or by Public Prosecutor’s order, Tax Authorities) if this is required in order for us to fulfill any obligations under the law.
We have clear procedures in place 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.
The Firm has taken appropriate security measures in an effort to prevent any accidental loss of your personal information, use or access to your personal data to unauthorized users. All the employees of the firm have received special training in the issues of personal data protection. Those who process your personal data for the legitimate purposes explained above are subject to a strict duty of confidentiality.
We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes that we collected it for.
The Company updates this Policy from time to time, posting the updated version on its website. Users are urged to check this Policy regularly to ensure that they agree with the changes to its terms.
Last updated: June 2022