Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law takes a responsible approach to the security of your personal data, having organized all the necessary measures to implement in its activities the requirements of Reg. (EU) 2016/67 in full compliance with the principles of legality, transparency, good faith and security of personal data, as well as the principle of minimizing data.
I. Details of the administrator and contact with him
Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law is a legal entity entered in the Register of Law Firms at the District Court of Vratsa, with registered office and address of management: Vratsa 3000, 7 Sofroni Vrachanski str., ground floor.
For requests, inquiries and any other information you can contact us at e-mail email@example.com, by phone (+359 2) 44 222 39 or by letter at: Sofia 1000, 38 Lavele str., fl. 2, office 5.
II. Purposes, grounds and deadlines for personal data processing
Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law processes personal data in connection with the legal activity carried out by it on the basis of the law, as follows:
Clients of the Law Firm are all persons using its legal services on the basis of a contract for their provision. Clients are all other persons in pre-contractual relations with the Law Firm, as well as the persons who have made an inquiry to the law firm.
The type and volume of the personal data of our clients processed by us depend on the type of the legal service specifically provided. The data processed by the Law Firm can be summarized as follows:
|Activity||Types of personal data||Purpose of processing||Legal basis for processing|
|Provision of direct services, incl. implementation of procedural representation; forced collection of the receivables of the law firm||Names, permanent or current address, PIN or other identification number, e-mail address, marital status data (if necessary according to the specific case), bank account data and other personal data, which are determined by the type of the specific case||Provision of legal services according to the specific assignment and collection of receivables for due but unpaid attorney’s fees||Execution of a contract for legal services to which the client is a party or for taking steps for concluding such a contract at the request of the client, as well as for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the law firm – Art. 6, para. 1, let. “b” and “f” GDPR|
|Identification of individuals, incl. by taking a copy of an ID card||Names, date and place of birth, PIN or other identification number, period of validity of the identity document, data on citizenship, country of residence and address, photo of the identity document, professional activity of the person and other data, entered in the identity document||Identification of customers, incl. their representatives and beneficial owners for the purposes of prevention against money laundering||Compliance with a legal obligation that applies to the Law Firm – Art. 6, para. 1, let. “c” GDPR|
|Archiving||Personal data contained in the papers of a closed case||Maintaining a lawyer’s archive||Fulfillment of a legal obligation that applies to the law firm – Art. 6, para. 1, let.”c” GDPR|
Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law may also process other data in volume and form in accordance with the provisions of the law.
Deadlines for processing personal data
Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law keeps the personal data of its clients for the term of the legal services contract, until the expiration of the limitation period for engaging the professional liability of lawyers or up to 5 years from the conclusion of the case in which the lawyer was procedural representative. The personal data of potential clients with whom a contract for legal services has not been concluded shall be stored within 1 month from the end of the correspondence.
Candidates for work or internship
Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law processes the personal data of candidates for work or internship in the volume provided by the candidate himself.
Sources of such data are the CV, higher education diploma, student book, documents for participation in seminars or training or other documents proving the education and qualifications of the candidate, provided by him at his discretion in the application process.
The personal data of the candidate are stored for 6 months from the end of the selection procedure. With the explicit consent of the candidate, his personal data may be processed for a longer period in order to participate in subsequent selection procedures. In this case, the shelf life depends on the consent of the applicant.
Providers of goods or services
Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law processes personal data of its suppliers or their representatives on the occasion of the provision of goods and services to the law firm.
The purposes of personal data processing in these cases depend on the type of product or service.
The grounds for processing personal data of suppliers of goods or services are:
- For performance of a contract to which the supplier of goods or services is a party – art. 6, para. 1, let.”b” GDPR;
- To protect the legitimate interest of the Law Firm – Art. 6, para. 1, let. “f” GDPR.
The term for storage of the personal data of the suppliers of goods or services is within the legally determined limitation period after termination or cancellation of the contract.
Natural persons – participants in court, arbitration, administrative or conciliation proceedings
Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law processes personal data of individuals – participants in court, arbitration, administrative or conciliation proceedings, for the purposes of carrying out the agreed representation. The personal data of the other parties in the process or of their representatives are provided by the client or by the court/arbitration/administrative body. The personal data of the witnesses shall be provided by the party using the respective evidence. The personal data of the experts are provided by the court/arbitration/administrative body.
The basis for processing personal data in these cases is a legitimate interest – Art. 6, para. 1, let. “f” GDPR, as it is necessary for the practice of the legal profession. The data on closed cases is stored for a period of 5 years.
III. Categories of recipients of personal data outside Benov & Vasilev Attorneys at law
- To lawyers – in connection with the performance of the assigned legal services;
- To external consultants – in connection with the implementation of complex services – with the consent of the client;
- To courier companies and postal operators – in case of correspondence with the natural persons-data subjects;
- To credit institutions – in connection with the payment of remuneration;
- To state bodies and bodies entrusted with public functions – in the performance of legal obligations (Ministry of Interior, SANS, various bar associations, Supreme Bar Council, etc.);
- In court, arbitration, bailiffs – in connection with the implementation of procedural representation, as well as in the collection of receivables of the law firm.
The personal data processed by the law firm is not disclosed in another country or international organization, except in cases where, based on a contract, the law firm provides legal services in international arbitration or cooperates with law firms established outside Bulgaria. In any such case, the legislation in the field of personal data protection is abided.
V. Your rights
As a subject of your personal data, you have the right to receive confirmation and/or detailed information, incl. a copy of the personal data processed for you (right of access).
You have the right to object to the collection and further processing of your personal data, to request its correction or update, or to have them deleted (when there is no legal basis for the law firm to continue processing it).
Another right of yours is to request restriction of processing, i.e. the processing of data for specific purposes, if it cannot be deleted due to the existence of a legal obligation for its processing.
If we process your data on the basis of legitimate interest, you may object to the processing if you believe we do not have it.
All rights can be exercised in free form through our above data and contact forms.
In case of violation of your rights to personal data protection, you can file a complaint to the Commission for Personal Data Protection: Sofia 1592, Blvd. “Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov” №2, tel. 02/91-53-518, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or other supervisory body.
Any change in this Policy will be immediately reflected on the website of the law firm.