Website visitor privacy policy

We care about protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. Please read this document carefully as it sets out how we process your personal data.

This Privacy Notice applies to the personal data of visitors to this website.

For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation (including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”), the company responsible for your personal data is ODVJETNIČKO DRUŠTVO BEKINA, ŠKURLA, DURMIŠ I SPAJIĆ d.o.o., Croatia, Zagreb, Preradovićeva 24, PIN: 68178969783 (hereinafter referred to as: “BŠDS” or “we“).

We may amend this Privacy Notice from time to time. Please visit this page if you want to stay informed of any changes, as all updates will be posted here without delay.

We may collect some or all of the information about you listed below, such as:

  • Your name;
  • Contact details;
  • Country of residence;
  • Extra information that you choose to tell us.

The above list lists the manner in which we collect your personal data, please note that this is a non-exhaustive list. Some of the personal data we collect are required to enable us to fulfil our duties to you or to others. Depending on the type of personal data in question and the grounds on which we may be processing it, should you decline to provide us with such data, we may not be able to fulfil the request. Depending on the type of personal data in question and the grounds on which we may be processing it, should you decline to provide us with such data, we may not be able to fulfil the request.

For details of the legal bases that we rely on to be able to use and process your personal data, please see the below section entitled “Legal bases for us processing your data”.

Please note that all your personal data, as well as everything that you have entrusted to us as a client and what we otherwise learned during the representation, we keep as attorney-client privilege in accordance to the provision under Article 13 of the Attorneys Act and provisions under Articles 26 – 34 attorney’s code of the Attorney’s code of conduct.

How do we collect your personal data?

We collect your personal data in three primary ways:

  1. if you have provided us with your personal data;
  2. if we received your personal data from other sources; and
  3. if we collected your personal data automatically.

Personal data we collect directly from you:

There are many ways you share your information with us. These include:

  • Where you contact us proactively; and/or
  • Where we contact you, either by phone or email.

Personal data we receive from other sources

We may seek more information about you from other sources generally including from third parties.

Personal data we collect automatically

When you visit our website, we collect technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. We use the information for statistical reporting and do not link it to any named or identified individuals.

Reasons we collect your personal data

We collect, use and process your personal data for a number of reasons, including:

  • to ensure that we can respond to any queries and contact you if you request us to do so;
  • as part of the research that we conduct for statistical purposes;
  • to administer our website for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to ensure the effective operation of software and IT services procured by us (including situations of crisis and data recovery);
  • for other reasons, with your consent.

Recipients of the data

We share your personal data primarily to ensure we provide you with the most relevant and up to date info, contents and events, or to ensure we can respond to any query quickly and efficiently. Unless you specify otherwise, we may share your information with any of the following groups of recipients:

  • Courts and competent national authorities, where we consider that the law or regulation provides for such information to be shared (for example on the basis of a request by the tax authority or in relation to any dispute or an anticipated dispute) or to ensure the personal safety of the employees of our Law firm or of third parties;
  • Third party service providers who perform functions on our behalf (including external consultants, advisors and professional advisers such as auditors, accountants, technical support providers and IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our technical support systems);

Third party outsourced IT providers where we have an appropriate data processing agreements (or similar protections) in place;

  • In the event that the firm is acquired or merged with another firm in the future, your information may be shared with the new owners of the company or with potential buyers, including as a part of the due diligence In such cases, our firm will ensure an adequate level of protection of the data;

We do not share, rent or trade your information with third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.

Data retention period

We will not keep your personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which we collect it, unless if, in our understanding, the retention period is prescribed by law or other regulation (for example, because of a request by a tax authority or in connection with any anticipated litigation).

When it is no longer necessary to retain your data, we will delete the personal data that we hold about you from our systems.

Data storage and protection

We care about protecting your data. In order to protect your data, we implement appropriate measures designed to prevent unauthorized access and misuse of your personal data.

We are continuously taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss, or unauthorised access. We do this by having in place a range of appropriate technical and organisational measures.

Unfortunately, any sending of information over the Internet involves some level of risk. Any information you send via the Internet is sent at your own risk. While we strive to take all necessary measures to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the information you submit over the Internet and we do not guarantee the security of any information, including personal information that is sent over the Internet.

In the event that there is a suspicion of any misuse or loss or unauthorized access to any personal information, please notify us without delay. Please express your suspicion in writing to the address of the registered office of the company ODVJETNIČKO DRUŠTVO BEKINA, ŠKURLA, DURMIŠ I SPAJIĆ d.o.o., Preradovićeva 24, 10 000 Zagreb or to the e-mail address: info@bsds.hr, so that we can further investigate this issue and Inform you of the results of the investigation.

Data subjects rights

You have various rights in relation to the data which we hold about you, namely:

Right to object

This right enables you to object to us processing your personal data where we do so for one of the following reasons:

  • because it is in our legitimate interests to do so;
  • to enable us to perform a task in the public interest or exercise official authority; or
  • for scientific, historical, research, or statistical purposes.

Right to withdraw consent

Where we have obtained your consent to process your personal data for certain activities, you may withdraw this consent at any time and we will cease to use your data for that purpose unless we consider that there is an alternative legal basis to justify our continued processing of your data for this purpose, in which case we will inform you of this condition.

Data subject access requests

You may ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time, and request us to modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this unless permitted by law. If you request further copies of this information from us, we may charge you a reasonable administrative cost.  Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request we will always tell you the reasons for doing so.

Right to erasure

You have the right to request that we “erase” your personal data in certain circumstances. Normally, this right exists where:

  • The data are no longer necessary;
  • You have withdrawn your consent to us using your data, and there is no other valid reason for us to continue;
  • The data has been processed unlawfully;
  • It is necessary for the data to be erased in order for us to comply with our obligations under law; or
  • You object to the processing and we are unable to demonstrate overriding legitimate grounds for our continued processing.

We would only be entitled to refuse to comply with your request for erasure in limited circumstances and we will always tell you our reason for doing so.

When complying with a valid request for the erasure of data we will take all reasonably practicable steps to delete the relevant data.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, for example if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data that we hold about you or you object to our processing of your personal data for our legitimate interests. If we have shared your personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the restricted processing unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. We will, of course, notify you before lifting any restriction on processing your personal data.

Right to rectification

You have the right to request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold about you. If we have shared this personal data with third parties, we will notify them about the rectification unless this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You may also request details of the third parties that we have disclosed the inaccurate or incomplete personal data to. Where we think that it is reasonable for us not to comply with your request, we will explain our reasons for this decision.

Right of data portability

You have a right to request to transfer your data to another service provider. Effectively this means that you can request us to provide you with the personal data we have about you in a machine-readable form. Alternately, we can transfer data about you directly to a different company

Right to complain

You have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority. In the Republic of Croatia that is the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency. You can contact the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency in the following ways:

  • in person
  • via post to the address: Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency, Selska cesta 136, 10 000 Zagreb
  • via fax number: 01/ 46-090-99
  • via e-mail: azop@azop.hr

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your personal data), please contact us in writing at the address of our registered seat Law Firm BEKINA, ŠKURLA, DURMIŠ and SPAJIĆ Ltd., Preradovićeva 24, 10 000 Zagreb, or via e-mail: info@bsds.hr. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

Data transfers

We want to make sure that your personal data is stored and transferred in a way which is secure. We will therefore only transfer data outside of the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data

Legal grounds for processing your data

There are a number of different ways that we are lawfully able to process your personal data. We have set these out below.

Legitimate interest

We are allowed to use your personal data where it is in our interests to do so, and those interests aren’t outweighed by any potential prejudice to you.

We believe that our use of your personal data is within a number of our legitimate interests, including but not limited to:

  • To help us understand our website visitors better and provide more relevant information and services to them;
  • To ensure that our website runs smoothly;
  • To help us keep our systems secure and prevent unauthorized access or cyber-attacks.

We don’t think that any of the activities set out in this Privacy Notice will prejudice you in any way. However, you do have the right to object to us processing your personal data on this basis.

Consent

We are allowed to use your data where you have specifically consented. In order for your consent to be valid:

  • It has to be given freely, without us putting you under any type of pressure;
  • You have to know what you are consenting to – so we’ll make sure we give you enough information;
  • You should only be asked to consent to one thing at a time – we therefore avoid “bundling” consents together so that you don’t know exactly what you’re agreeing to; and
  • You need to take positive and affirmative action in giving us your consent – we’re likely to provide a tick box for you to check so that this requirement is met in a clear and unambiguous fashion.

When you register on our website, we ask you for specific consents to allow us to use your data in certain ways. If we require your consent for anything else in the future we will provide you with sufficient information so that you can decide whether or not you wish to consent.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. We have set out details regarding how you can go about this in section above.

Where processing your personal data is necessary for us to carry out our obligations under our contract with you

We are allowed to use your personal data when it is necessary to do so for the performance of our contract with you.

For example, we need to collect your email address in order to be able to provide you with any email alerts that you have requested.

Where processing is necessary for us to carry out our legal obligations

As well as our obligations to you under any contract, we also have other legal obligations that we need to comply with and we are allowed to use your personal data when we need to in order to comply with those other legal obligations.

Cookies

Cookie Policy

Our website contains cookies that are designed to provide users with better service and better navigation and to allow us to further improve our site. This section contains information about what cookies are and how our website uses cookies.

Cookies definition

Cookies are small data files consisting of letters and numbers that our web server places on your computer’s browser and which are stored on your computer, tablet of mobile device’s hard drive. Cookies help our website to recognize the user’s computer the next time you visit the site. Cookies may also contain personal information.

Types of cookies on our website

We use the following cookies:

Cookies that are necessary. These cookies allow the user to navigate within website and use basic functions. Without these cookies it is not possible to provide the services the user has requested. We want to emphasize that these cookies do not collect user data that could be used for marketing purposes or to remember online activities.

Session cookies. These cookies allow the use of some useful features, such as storing preferences selected during previous visits, including the country or visualization language. This is only temporary information that is stored exclusively for the duration of the search session. The web browser usually deletes them when the page is closed.

You can find below the list of cookies currently used on our website:

Wistia

Usage

We use Wistia for video display. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Wistia Privacy Statement.

Statistics

Name
Retention
persistent
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content

Marketing/Tracking

Name
Retention
persistent
Function
Store performed actions on the website

Visual Composer

Usage

We use Visual Composer for website design. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties.

Functional

Name
Retention
persistent
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content

WPML

Usage

We use WPML for locale management. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties.

Functional

Name
Retention
1 day
Function
Store language settings

WordPress

Usage

We use WordPress for website development. Read more

Sharing data

This data is not shared with third parties.

Functional

Name
Retention
persistent
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content

Google Fonts

Usage

We use Google Fonts for display of webfonts. Read more

Sharing data

For more information, please read the Google Fonts Privacy Statement.

Marketing/Tracking

Name
Retention
none
Function
Request user IP address

Miscellaneous

Usage

Sharing data

Sharing of data is pending investigation

Statistics

Name
loglevel
Retention
1 year
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content

Functional

Name
complianz_policy_id
Retention
365 days
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content
Name
cmplz_stats
Retention
365 days
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content
Name
cmplz_marketing
Retention
365 days
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content
Name
complianz_consent_status
Retention
365 days
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content
Name
vchideactivationmsg_vc11
Retention
persistent
Function
Store if the user has seen embedded content

 

Consent:

In case that all cookies are blocked, the user my face malfunctions of parts of our website or will not be able to access our website at all, and it may become impossible to restore the preferences and individual settings that were previously selected.Changing cookie settings

Most web browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari) allow you to delete the cookies from the device, block their acceptance or receive a warning message before saving them.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, analytic service of Google Inc. („Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files placed on the users’ devices that enable the analysis of how the website is used. We use this service to compile reports on the ways our website is used and to help us improve it. Cookies collect data that does not directly identify users. Read more on how Google safeguards data and privacy here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

The generated information on the use of this website are normally transferred to Google servers, where these information are stored. The IP address collected by your internet browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to other information collected about you by Google.

You can opt out from this data being collected about you by Google Analytics, by following this link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB