Conditions of use

Thank you for visitting our website "Settle in Slovakia" of the Law Firm of JUDr. Peter Kuzma for clients from abroad (further only as "website"). Thank you for studying the rules and conditions of use of this website (further only as "rules"). By using this website you agree with the rules which are described below. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that these rules can be amended and change. We will inform you about substantial changes of the rules on this website. We recommend to you to follow up on this page and read regularly these rules in order to stay informed about their updated version. In case you continue in reading this website, it shall be understood as your expression of the consent with the current version of the rules. 

 about provided information and responsibility

Information which is provided on this website is of general informative nature and it should not be understood as binding legal advice. Even though we take expert care and make sure information on our website is reliable and regularly updated, the law office of JUDr.Peter Kuzma does not guarantee completeness and correctness of the published information and will not be held responsible for harm suffered due to incorrect use of the information, due to incorrectness and incompleteness of the published information on this website.  

In case you want to consult your individual case, please contact us personally, we will be happy to provide consultation and legal advice tailored to your specific case. 

use of information

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  conditions of protection of privAcy

Who is the Controller?

Protection of personal data of our clients and other natural persons is very important to us. These conditions explain how we process personal data when providing legal services by the law office of JUDr. Peter Kuzma with the seat Duklianska 8, 089 01 Svidník, IČO: 62339669 (further only as „We“ or „Controller“).

who can you contact?

If you have any questions, you can contact us via phone on +421 915 972 768, through e-mail info@settleinslovakia.eu or by post to the address of our seat.

WHIch legal norms govern our handling of the personal data?

When processing the personal data we are primarily governed by the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU (further only as “GDPR”), which regulate your rights as a data subject[1] , by the provisions of the Act on Protection of Personal Data No.18/2018 Coll., which are relevant (especially § 78), the Act on Attorneys No.586/2003 Coll. (§ 18), as well as further regulation. We are governed by the Code for processing of personal data by attorneys adopted by the Slovak Bar Association (further only as “SBA”), which can be found here.

Why are we processing personal data?

Our processing of personal data is inevitable for us especially in order to:

  • provide legal services to our clients and to conduct the attorney profession,

  • fulfil various legal, professional and contractual obligations, and

  • protection of legitimate interests of us, our clients and other persons.

The current legal regulation enables processing of personal data on the basis of the law (which means even without the consent of the data subject) or based on the consent of the data subject. Processing of the personal data on the basis of the law means that even without your consent we can process your personal data, provided that it is inevitable for executing our mission (services). The basis for processing of the personal data in such cases is the relevant legal regulations related to our mission (services). If there is no legal basis for processing of the personal data without your consent, we will process your personal data only based on the consent granted by you.

Purpose                Legal regulation according to the GDPR    Related legal regulation

provision of legal services         art.6 par.1 let.c)                Act No.586/2003 Coll.

protection of persons and property   art.6 par.1 let.f)              ---

Who is allowed to access your personal data?

The personal data of our clients and other natural persons are processed with diligent care. Third persons such as our employees, persons authorised by us to conduct individual steps of the legal services, attorneys delegated representation by us, our accountants, Slovak Bar association (for example of disciplinary procedure) or to software, equipment or support providers of our office, including employees of these persons, may access personal data of our clients and other natural persons only in inevitable extent and always ensuring full discreteness of the information given to us.

Even though the obligation of the attorney to provide personal data to the public authorities[2] is limited in order to ensure full protection of client - attorney privilege and the discreteness of the inforation provided by a client to attorney, we are obliged to circumvent committing of the criminal offence and that we are obliged to announce information on the area of prevention of money loundering and of financing of the terrorism.

To which countries do we transfer your personal data?

Cross border transfer of your personal data to third countries outside of the European Economic Area (EU, Island, Norway, Liechtenstein) is executed only in inevitable situations, when the recipient/s is/are present in such country or recipient is an international organisation, or if the data subject is a third country national. Transfer of the personal data to the third countries outside of the EU can be implemented in accordance with the GDPR, among other situations, if the European Commission has adopted the so-called “Adequacy Decision” acknowledging that the third country ensures an adequate level of protection of personal data (further only as “Commission Decision”). For this reason we examine the existence or non-existence of the Commission Decision in each individual case. Even if there is no Commission Decision, we may transfer personal data to the third country or to international organisation, provided that for example such transfer is inevitable for the purpose of fulfilling provisions of the contract between the data subject and the Controller, or if transfer is inevitable for proving, applying or arguing for legal entitlements. We use safe cloud services from the verified provider.

How do we handle personal information?

The Controller processes your personal information either manually or by use of electronic systems. The Controller adopted all necessary and inevitable measures of technical, personal and control nature in order to secure the highest protection of your personal data.

How long do we store your personal information?

We store personal data as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which they were processed. When storing personal data, we are governed by the legal regulation or recommendations of the professional norms, which usually require 10 years of storing the information about personal data.

How do we collect your personal information?

If you are our client, we collect your personal data most commonly directly from you. In such case, collection of your personal data is voluntary. Depending on concrete circumstances of the case, lack of provision of personal data by a client may impact our ability to provide quality legal aid, in extraordinary situations it may even result in our obligation to refuse provision of legal aid. The personal information about our clients can also be collected from publicly available resources, from public authorities and from other persons.

If you are not our client, your personal data can be collected most commonly from our clients or from other public or legal resources as well as from requesting it from public authorities, from notes from public registries, collecting evidence in favour of our client etc. In such a case we may collect your personal data without informing you or even against your will on the basis of the legal authorisation and obligation to conduct attorneyship in accordance with the Act on Attorneys.

What rights do you have as a data subject?

The GDPR gives you as a data subject the following rights:

1.) Right to obtain the confirmation about processing of your personal data and to access them,

2.) Right to rectify, erase or restrict processing of personal data,

3.) Right to object against processing of the personal data,

4.) Right to transferability of the personal data,

5.) Right to submit a proposal or complaint to the supervisory body, the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Slovak Republic,

6.) Right to revoke your consent with the processing of your personal data.

If we process personal data based on your consent with processing of your personal data, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time.

You have always the right to object against processing of the personal data based on the legitimate or public interest, as well as if personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing including profiling.

If we process personal data when providing legal services, you don't have the right to object against processing the personal data according to Article 22 of GDPR, regardless of the fact if you are a client or another natural person (example counterpart).

If the personal data is related to the client (regardless of the fact if the client is a legal or a natural person), the right to access personal data, neither the right to transferability to other persons does not apply due to the fact of our legal obligation as attorneys to protect discreteness of personal data of a client with regards to Article 15 par.4 of GDPR, Article 20 par.4 of GDPR or provision of §18 par.8 of the Act on Attorneys: “An attorney does not have the obligation to provide information about the processing of the personal data, to allow access or transferability of the personal data according to the special Act, if it could lead to breach of the obligation of an attorney to maintain discreteness of the information provided by a client according to this Act.”

Change of the conditions of the protection of privacy

The protection of personal data is not a one time affairs for us. Information which we are obliged to provide you with together with processing of your personal data, can be amended or become outdated. For this reason we reserve the right to alter and change these conditions any time in any extent. In case these conditions change in a substantial manner, we will notify of this change by for example general notification on our website or by special notification email.

[1] See article 12 to 22 of GDPR: REGULATION (EU) 2016/ 679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL - of 27 April 2016 - 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 (General Data Protection Regulation) (europa.eu)

[2] which according to article 4 par.9 of GDPR are not considered as recipients.