Our website address is: https://www.econlaw.gr.
It is the policy of Economou & Economou to deal with your personal information responsibly and in accordance with the requirements of applicable data protection laws, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This notice explains how we do that. In this notice, “Economou & Economou” refers to Economou & Economou Law Office and its affiliated partnerships from time to time.
Nothing stated in this notice is intended to, nor will it, establish a client-attorney relationship with persons reading it. Information provided to us in the course of any attorney-client relationship enjoys a special status and may be protected by confidentiality, the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine and other similar protections (whether in Greece or elsewhere). Nothing in this notice detracts from any of the protections that attach to such information.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We may collect personal information from you in the course of our business, including through your use of our website, when you contact or request information from us, when you engage us to provide legal services or as a result of your relationship with any member of our personnel or our clients.
How we collect personal information
- We collect information as part of our business acceptance procedures. Those procedures include anti-money laundering, conflict, sanctions and general reputational and financial checks.This information may be provided by you or by third parties
- We collect information as necessary in the course of providing legal services
- We collect information from monitoring use of our website
- We collect information from monitoring email communications we send and receive
- We receive personal information provided to us directly, for example when you speak on the telephone with any of our personnel or you register to receive communications from us
- We may collect or receive information about you from other sources. For example we may use publicly available sources to allow us to maintain the accuracy of contact details we hold for you
- We collect information as part of our due diligence procedures when entering into contracts with suppliers or vendors
The personal information we collect may include special categories of data as outlined in the paragraphs below.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact forms & e-mailing
The personal information that we process through contact forms and electronic communication includes:
- Basic identifying information, such as your name, your preferred form of address, the company you work for, and your job title or position
- Contact information, such as your postal and email addresses, and phone and fax number(s)
- Information you provide to us in connection with meetings and events we organize, including access requirements
- Identification and background information we collect as part of our client acceptance procedures (which may be provided by third parties)
- Personal information provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or generated by us in the course or providing legal services to them
The use of the Internet or these contact forms for communication with the office or any individual member of the office does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not and is not meant to be sent through these contact forms.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is sent by our web server to your computer or mobile device when you access our web site. Our web site uses persistent cookies, which enable our web server to recognise your device and browsing preferences each time you visit our web site. For more information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
- If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
- If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
- Certain portions of our web site are accessible only by username and password. In such areas, upon logging in, cookies are used to mark the status of your session as you browse from page to page. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
- If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How we use personal information
We use the information that we collect in a number of ways, including:
- To provide legal services to our clients
- To manage our business and our commercial relationships with our clients, suppliers and vendors
- To market our services. We do this in a variety of ways, including sending legal memoranda, publications and details of seminars and other events. You may choose at any time not to receive marketing materials from us by emailing us at info(at)econlaw(dot)gr.
- To fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations, including establishing, exercising or defending legal claims
- For the purposes of recruitment
- To provide and improve this website, including auditing and monitoring its use
- To provide information requested by you
We process personal information on one or more of the following grounds:
- For the legitimate business purposes described in above sections
- On the basis of consent from the relevant individual
- To perform a contract, including a contract to provide legal services
- For the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or proceedings
- To comply with legal and regulatory obligations
Who we share your data with
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service known as Akismet.
Personal information that is given to a Economou & Economou office may be transferred to one or more other offices in our network (including any office we may open in the future).
We may also share your personal information with third parties in accordance with contractual arrangements in place with them, including:
- other organizations involved in matters for our clients, including local counsel, accountants or auditors, and technology service providers such as data room and case management services
- suppliers or vendors who provide support services to us, such as translation, photocopying or document review
- IT service providers
- organizations who assist us or work alongside us in hosting or organizing events or seminars
- our own professional advisers and auditors
In some circumstances, we may also pass information to regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals, government agencies and law enforcement agencies. We may be required to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. Where possible, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you before disclosing your information, but we may be legally restricted from doing so.
The information sharing described above may involve a transfer of your information from a location within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) to outside the EEA, or from outside the EEA to a location within the EEA. The level of information protection in countries outside the EEA may be less than that offered within the EEA. We will implement appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information nevertheless remains protected and secure in accordance with applicable data protection laws. EU standard contractual clauses are in place between all Economou & Economou entities that share and process personal data.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
We retain personal information of different types, or relating to different categories of people, for different periods, taking into account its business purpose. The periods for which we retain information are based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws and the purpose for which the information is collected and used. We take into account legal and regulatory provisions which require information to be retained for a minimum period. We also consider the limitation periods for taking legal action and good practice in the legal industry.
What rights you have over your data
This section aims to outline individuals’ rights regarding their personal information. The GDPR and other applicable data protection laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Broadly speaking you have, or may have, the right (as more fully provided in applicable data protection laws)
- to request details of the information we hold about you and how we process it
- to have your personal information rectified if it is inaccurate or deleted
- to restrict our processing of your personal information
- to withdraw a previously provided consent to processing of your personal information
- to stop unauthorized transfers of your personal information to a third party
- to have your personal information transferred to another person
- to complain about our processing of your personal information to a local supervisory authority
It is important to be aware that these rights may not be absolute. For example, if you withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information, we may be able to continue to process your personal information to the extent required or otherwise permitted by law, in particular in connection with exercising and defending our legal rights or meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we protect your data
We use a variety of data breach procedures, technical and organizational measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction consistent with applicable data protection laws. These measures are reviewed periodically by external assessors who confirm and certify our operations. Accordingly, we hold certificate #IS 585222 and operate an Information Security Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001:2013.
Economou & Economou Law Office
26 Asklipiou Str
Phone: +30 210 3603824
Fax: +30 213 0318021