Privacy policy

Confidentiality represents for us not only a lawyer’s professional duty, but also an essential value. The law office BRANCOV SIMIONESCU TODOR S.C.A. (hereinafter referred to as “Law Partners”) is committed to processing your personal data in a safe and lawful manner.

Contacting us through this website implies your obligation to provide personal data concerning you. Each time you use this website, you will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

I. Who will process your personal data (the Data Controller)?

Your personal data will be processed by the Law Office BRANCOV SIMIONESCU TODOR S.C.A, headquartered in Timisoara, 3 Martir Sebastian Iordan street, first floor, app. 3, Timis County, fiscal code 37823448, e-mail: office@law-partners.ro, tel. 0256233446, represented by coordinating lawyer Slageana BRANCOV.

II. Categories of personal data processed

Depending on each case, Law Partners may process the following categories of personal data:

  • name, surname, place of birth, domicile, personal identification number, ID number and series, image, phone, e-mail address, residence,
  • in the context of the legal services provided to you, we may also process special categories of personal data, such as data concerning health, data on trade union membership, data on your political opinions, data on criminal convictions and offences etc.,
  • the data contained in the requests you address to us,
  • data belonging to you, to your agents or third parties, contained in the documents received from you,
  • data resulting from your browsing on our website collected through cookies and similar technologies,

III. The purposes of processing personal data

Law Partners may process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • drafting the legal services offers,
  • concluding and performing the legal assistance agreement, providing the legal activities based on the contract we have signed,
  • drafting documents on your behalf, in accordance with our mandate,
  • exercising and defending your rights in court,
  • achievement of the public interest of performing the legal services and legitimate purposes of the lawyers,
  • forwarding, in your behalf, to courts and other institutions, authorities, organizations and individual persons from Romania and other countries, the requests and other documents necessary for fulfilling the mandate entrusted to us,
  • the fulfillment of our legal obligations, including our professional obligation to keep records of the contracts concluded,
  • the fulfillment of the tax obligations related to the payment of the fee,
  • communication with you,
  • to satisfy our legitimate interests, such as administering our website, monitoring traffic and improving its content.

IV. The legal basis for processing your personal data

Any personal data processing activity shall be performed under one of the following legal bases:

  • processing is necessary in order to perform a contract to which you are party or to take steps at your request before concluding a contract – article 6 (1) (b) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679,
  • processing is performed under your consent – article 6 (1) (a) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679,
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation of the controller – article 6 (1) (c) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679,
  • processing is necessary for the of legitimate interests pursued by Law Partners or by a third party – article 6 (1) (f) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679,
  • processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of a right in court – article 9 (2) (f) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679,

V. Duration of processing

Law Partners will review the collected data each year, analyzing whether their retention is necessary for the stated purposes, your legitimate interests, or lawyer’s compliance with legal obligations. The personal data that is no longer needed will be deleted. However, some personal data will be processed for the duration of the professional records of lawyers.

VI. Your rights

  • the right to be informed regarding the processing of your personal data,
  • the right of access to the data, namely the right to obtain from us a confirmation whether we process or not your data and, if so, access to that data and information on how it is processed,
  • the right to rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you,
  • the right to erasure of personal data concerning you (the “right to be forgotten”),
  • the right to object, i.e. the right to oppose the processing of personal data when it serves a public interest or our legitimate interest,
  • the right to restriction of processing of personal data concerning you,
  • the right to data portability, i.e. the right to receive in some cases your personal data in a structured, machine-readable format, and the right to transmit these data directly to another controller,
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, namely the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing (dataprotection.ro),
  • the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you,
  • the right to make an appeal to the courts.

Also, when processing your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and free of charge without affecting the lawfulness of the processing under consent prior to its withdrawal. In cases where you withdraw your consent, Law Partners will no longer process your personal data unless there is another legal basis for that processing.

If you wish to exercise your rights above, you can submit a written, signed and dated application to the following contact details: Timisoara, 3 Martir Sebastian Iordan street, first floor, app.3, Timis county or e-mail: office@law-partners.ro.

Law Partners will facilitate the exercise of the rights set out above and will not refuse to comply with your claim to exercise your rights unless it is not exercised under the law or we are unable to identify you. Law Partners also undertake to provide you with any additional information necessary to ensure that your personal data are processed fairly and transparently, taking into account the specific circumstances and the context in which the data are processed.

Law Partners will provide you with information on actions taken following a request without undue delay and in any case within one month of receipt of the request. This period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and the number of requests. In any case, Law Partners will inform you of any such extension within one month of receipt of the request, giving you the reasons for the delay. If you make the request by electronic form means, information shall be provided to you by electronic means where possible, unless otherwise requested by you.

Law Partners will respond to requests by which you exercise your rights free of charge. If your claims are manifestly unfounded or excessive, especially because of their repetitive character, Law Partners may: (a) either charge a reasonable fee, taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the actions requested; (b) refuse to act on the request.

VII. Sharing your personal data

We strictly respect the professional secrecy so that your personal data may only be disclosed to other lawyers we collaborate in providing services, consultants or experts involved in the cases we manage and the services we provide, courts or arbitrators, and other public authorities, entities designated by you, parties involved in your case, or service providers (e.g., cloud service providers, etc.)

Privacy represents for us not only a lawyer’s professional duty but also an essential value and that is why your personal data will be kept in safe environments.

VIII. Updating your personal data

If any of the personal data that you have provided to us changes or if you acknowledge that we have any incorrect personal data about you, please contact us by e-mail at: office @ law -partners.ro. We will not be liable for any loss resulting from inaccurate, inappropriate or incomplete personal data that you provide to us.

IX. Transferring your personal data abroad

Law Partners may transfer your personal data to EU countries or to third countries that have been recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection of personal data if such transfer is necessary for processing according to the purposes described above.

In exceptional circumstances, if necessary to achieve the abovementioned purposes, we may transfer your personal data to third countries that have not been recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection but only on the basis of appropriate safeguards, compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

X. Changes to privacy policy

The latest update of this Privacy Policy was made in May 2018. Law Partners has the right to periodically update this policy, with changes to be posted on this page.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or requests regarding the information contained on this page, please send an e-mail to office@law-partners.ro.