Law firm bnt Heemann APB (hereinafter: “bnt” or “we” in any form) gives highest priority to the protection of your personal data not only due to our professional duty of confidentiality. At processing your personal data we therefore observe all data protection regulations, including the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: “GDPR”). This policy specifies which of your personal data will be processed, disclose the purposes for processing your data and how you can exercise your rights under the GDPR.
- Personal data and data processing purposes
We process your personal data to provide and preform legal services, thus based on the contractual relationship between us.
We process your personal data for the purpose of sending you newsletters on current legal developments and inviting you to certain events (“Business Breakfast” etc.) only with your consent, which you can revoke at any time; or if our legitimate intererst on providing of information, required for the succesfull cooperation with you, occures.
We process your contact details (your name, phone number, email address, your company name and your position) to optimise our contact management („Client Relationship Management “CRM”). You are entitled to object to any further processing of your data within our CRM at any time.
Furthermore, we process your personal data in reliance on any other legal basis in accordance with GDPR and in compliance with data protection and civil law provisions. We process only personal data, which is necessary in order to carry out and execute our legal services, or data which you have provided to us on a voluntary basis.
Personal data means any information containing details of personal or material circumstances such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, age, sex, social security number, video recordings, photos, voice recordings of individuals, and biometric data such as fingerprints. Personal data can also include special categories of data such as health data or data relating to criminal proceedings.
- Your rights in connection with your personal data
As our client or as a data subject you have at all times – however, limited by our duty of professional secrecy as attorneys at law – a right to access your personal data stored, a right to obtain information about the origin and recipients of your personal data as well as the purpose of data processing, a right to rectification, a right to data portability, a right to object, a right to restriction of processing as well as a right to request that data which is inaccurate and/or unlawfully processed is made unavailable or erased.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data if we have a legitimate interest in such data processing. In certain cases, you also have the right to receive your personal data processed by us in a machine-readable format of our choice, or to instruct us to transmit such data directly to a third party of your choice.
We kindly ask you to notify us of any change in your personal data.
You may revoke your consent to use your personal data at any time.
You may send your request for access, erasure, rectification, objection and/or data portability, provided the latter request does not involve disproportionate efforts, to the address referred to in Section 13 below.
Despite our best efforts to guarantee the protection and integrity of your data, we cannot fully rule out that disagreements will arise on the nature of the use of your data. If you consider that we are unlawfully using your data, you may lodge a complaint with the State Data Protection Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania.
- Website, newsletter, events, seasonal greatings
Website and Cookies
You may use our website and access its public content generally without having to disclose your personal data. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. We process your data on the basis of our prevailing legitimate interest to cost-efficiently generate easy to use website access statistics (Article 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address and the URLs of the accessed pages) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We do not store any of your personal data collected in connection with Google Analytics.
This website uses an IP anonymization feature provided by Google Analytics. Your IP address will therefore be truncated/anonymized by Google as soon as it receives it. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We also collect your personal data, if you disclose such data voluntarily or explicitly when you visit our website in connection with using the services offered on the website (e.g. newsletter).
You can subscribe to our press releases or newsletters at https://bnt.eu/en/news/overview to follow the latest legal development, that could influence your business. In particular, you can withdraw your consent or in the case of any other legal basis unsubscribe from receiving newsletter by notifying
Our events, workshops and lectures (collectively: “Events”) provide detailed information on latest developments in different areas of law and also allow you to network with industry participants and meet the bnt lawyers personally. You are therefore welcome to attend these Events at any time. We will use only your contact details to send out invitations and, in our legitimate interest, process your name, your company, and your position to optimize contact management.
We will use only your contact details to send out seasonal greetings and, in our legitimate interest, process your name, your company, and your position to optimize contact management.
- Data security
We have taken appropriate organisational and technical measures to ensure the protection of your personal data in particular against unauthorised, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and tampering. In spite of our efforts of ensuring an appropriately high standard of diligence requirements at all times, it cannot be ruled out that information you have provided via the internet will be accessed or used by other persons. Please note that we can therefore not assume any liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in the data transfer and/or unauthorised access by third parties not caused by us (e.g. hacking of e-mail accounts, telephone, or interception of fax messages).
- Use of data
When concluding a client-attorney relationship or a contractual relationship with us, you will disclose your (or your relatives’, co-workers’ or other third parties’) personal data and business or trade secrets. In all these cases, we generally as sume that you are authorised to disclose this data. We use your data and data of third parties nominated by you, only to the extent this is necessary for the proper establishment and processing of our mandate or contractual relationship with you. We will not process data made available for purposes other than those covered by your consent or otherwise by a provision in accordance with GDPR, except for the use for statistical purposes, provided that data made available was anonymised.
- Transfer of data to third parties
To perform our services we may have to transfer your data to third parties (e.g. opposing party, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers we are using and to whom we provide data, etc.), courts or authorities. Your data will be transferred solely on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, especially to perform our services or based on your prior consent.
Please be informed that in the context of providing our legal services, we regularly obtain from third parties information about you related to particular facts or cases.
Some of the above recipients of your personal data are located, or process your personal data, outside the country you reside in. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as in Slovakia. However, we will transfer your personal data only to countries in respect of which the EU Commission has decided that they have an appropriate level of data protection, or we will take measures to ensure that all recipients have an appropriate level of data protection.
- Notification of data incidents
We aim to ensure that data incidents are detected at an early stage and immediately reported to you or to the competent supervisory authority , including the respective data categories concerned.
- Storage of data
We will store data no longer than is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to defend liability claims, if any.
A cookie is a small text file which we transfer via our web server to the cookie file of the browser on the hard drive of your computer. This allows our website to recognise you as a user when our web server is connected with your browser. Cookies help us establish the frequency of use and the number of users of our website. Our cookies only contain an identification number which does not allow identifying individual users. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognise the visitors of our website.
This website uses two types of cookies:
Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that stay in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our website and are automatically deleted after your visit.
Persistent cookies: To enhance the use of our website cookies remain stored on your terminal device and allow us recognising your browser upon your return.
You can choose a browser setting that informs you of the placement of cookies and allows you to accept cookies only in individual cases, to refuse the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the ability to use this website.
For optimised system performance, user friendliness and the provision of useful information on our services, the website provider automatically collects and stores so called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes your IP address, browser and language settings, operating system, referrer URL, your internet service provider, and the date/time of your visit. This data is not pooled with sources of personal data. We reserve the right to examine this data later on if there is solid evidence, which suggests unlawful use.
- Legal basis
Our mandate as a law firm requires us to represent your interests zealously, faithfully and conscientiously. We are therefore legally required in our clients’ interest to collect any personal data about our clients needed for conscientious representation of our clients. Furthermore, we process your personal information based on the engagement contract, your consent or any other purposes covered by data protection laws. We use your personal data for statistical purpose only when anonymised.
All personal data collected via our website are voluntarily provided by you. You thereby express your consent to the processing of such data.
We will invite you to our events if you have signed up for an event, workshop or lecture. In this case, your invitation is sent out based on your consent, which you may revoke at any time. If you are or were a client or business partner, it is in our legitimate interest to invite you to events.You can notify us at any time that you do not wish to receive any further invitations. Staying in touch with our former lawyers and co-workers is a matter of particular concern to us. We will send you these invitations also in reliance on your consent, which you can revoke at any time.
Client Relationship Management (“CRM”)
If you have contacted us, we will be in possession of your contact details. It is in our legitimate interest to process your contact details. However, you may certainly object at any time to any further processing of your data for the optimisation of our contact management.
- Contact details
Controller of all your personal data is bnt Heemann APB, Embassy House, K. Kalinausko 24-401, LT-03107 Vilnius, Lithuania, Commercial register number: 302233547. Please address any queries or your notice of withdrawal to firstname.lastname@example.org