Information notice regarding processing personal data
We process personal data through our website https://legalupdatesoncompetition..mprpartners.com/blog (the “Blog”), and the way we use, collect and handle the personal data you provide us with and the rights that you have in relation to the processing of personal data are described herein.
1. Who we are
The data controller that processes your personal data is Maravela, Popescu & Asociații (“MPR|Partners”), an internationally recommended Romanian law firm with a client-orientated, innovative and creative approach, having its headquarter in Bucharest, Romania.
2. Personal data we process and purposes of processing
Cookies are small text files stored on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time.
Cookies cannot access the information stored in the memory (the “hard drive”) of your computer.
Cookies themselves do not request or retain personal data when they are used, such as your name and surname, but cookies assign, in most cases, a unique ID to the Blog user.
Depending on the purpose for which they are used, cookies can be included in one of the following categories: (i) necessary, (ii) analytics, (iii) functionality, and (iv) advertising. We do not use advertising and functionality cookies.
Our Blog uses the following categories of cookies:
- necessary – these cookies are essential for you to browse the Website and use its features, such as page navigation and access to the secure areas of the site;
- analytics – also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use our Website, like which pages you visited, and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions1.
The cookies that we use are persistent and each one’s lifespan can be found in the table below. We do not use session cookies.
The table below sets out more information about cookies used on our Blog and the purposes for which they are used:
|1.||CookieConsent||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.||Necessary||30 days|
|2.||_ga||Registers a unique ID of the visitor that uses the website.||Analytics||2 years|
|3.||_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Analytics||24 hours|
|4.||_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate by limiting the requests being sent from the user’s browser to Google.||Analytics||60 seconds|
|5.||_gat_gtag_UA_6600253_3||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate by limiting the requests being sent from the user’s browser to Google.||Analytics||60 seconds|
In the case of our Blog, the necessary cookies are already placed and cannot be disabled nor deleted. The placement of the other types of cookies is disabled, and you can choose to enable them, on each category of cookies, according to your preferences. You can change afterwards the preferences you have initially chosen.
2.3. Subscription to newsletter
If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, we will process the e-mail address that you have provided during the subscription process to send you relevant content. This will consist of legal updates and other business-related issues.
We process your personal data only for the duration of the subscription and strictly for providing you with our newsletter. In this respect, we rely on your consent, that can be withdrawn at any time. You can do so by clicking the “unsubscribe” button included in all our e-mails or by sending a request to email@example.com.
2.3. Social media plugins
The following social media plugins are embedded and available on our Blog:
- Facebook share button, pertaining to Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”);
- LinkedIn share button, pertaining to LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”).
You can share the content of any post to your social media page by clicking the appropriate “share” button. If you do so, the data will be transmitted to Facebook or LinkedIn (the “Plugin Providers”), who act as controllers for the processing of personal data after such transmission. We act as a joint controller with the Plugin Providers solely for the purpose of the collection and disclosure by transmission of personal data through the social plugins available on our Blog. We do not store any of the personal data collected and transmitted.
More information on how the Plugin Providers process your personal data in this situation is available at:
3. Transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Union
We do not transfer your personal data to any locations that may not provide the same level of protection as those where you first provided the information nor to any countries located outside the European Economic Area.
4. Your rights
In relation to the processing of personal data above, you are granted the rights outlined below.
4.1. The right of access
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where is the case, a copy of your personal data and other relevant information about how it is used.
4.2. The right to rectification
You can ask us to correct your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete and we shall proceed as such without undue delay.
4.3. The right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You are entitled to ask us to erase or remove the personal data concerning you and we shall proceed as such where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it, when you withdraw your consent and there is no other legal ground for processing or when the processing has been unlawful. However, we will not be able to comply with such request when we are bonded by a legal obligation to keep your personal data or when we have a legitimate interest for processing your data.
4.4. The right to restriction of processing
You are entitled to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your personal data when we are assessing a request for rectification or as an alternative to erasure. When processing is restricted, we can still store your personal data but may not use it further.
4.5. The right to withdraw your consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in connection with the cookies related processing and the newsletter subscription. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the same before its withdrawal.
4.6. The right to lodge a complaint
You are entitled to lodge a complaint with the National Supervisory Data Protection Authority, at 28-30 G-ral Gheorghe Magheru Boulevard, District 1, Bucharest, 010336, Romania.
We assure you of our entire availability to act on your request and to provide you with an answer in a month.
Kindly bear in mind that each right mentioned above applies in certain circumstances and that there might be cases in which we may not act on your request. In such cases, we will provide you with an answer detailing the reason of our refusal.
5. Contact Information
Please address your request to MPR|Partners’s headquarter at 6A Barbu Delavrancea Street, Building C, Ground Floor, 1st District, 011355, Bucharest, Romania or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 More information on the analytics cookies that are placed on our Website are available here https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.