Privacy Policy

Hereby you give consent to the advocate JUDr. Ing. Peter Slávik, PhD., Břeclavská 3, 901 01 Malacky, Company Identification Number (IČO): 41 721 512, registered in SAK: 7182, (hereinafter referred to as “AK”), according to the 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), (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR Regulation”) and Act no. 18/2018 on personal data protection and amending and supplementing certain Acts (hereinafter referred to as “personal data protection act”), processed the following personal information of yours in the extent of: name, surname, maiden name, your address of residence, electronic (e-mail) address, telephone number, date of birth and birth certificate number (hereinafter referred to as “personal data”). Personal data can be processed on the basis of your consent. Such processing is allowed by the GDPR Regulation.

Personal data will be processed for the following purpose: Provision of legal services. You give your express consent to the above mentioned processing of personal data. The provision of personal data is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The processing of personal data is performed by AK. However, personal data may also be processed for AK by the following processors:

  • IT service provider for AK;
  • bulk email software provider;
  • or other providers of AK processing software, services and applications.

Please note that under the GDPR Regulation and the Personal Data Protection Act, you have the right, inter alia:

  • withdraw consent at any time;
  • request information from us, what your personal data we process;
  • request access to this data from us and update or correct it, or request a processing restriction;
  • request to us erase this personal data;
  • lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Supervisor (the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Slovak Republic).

Why do we process personal data?

The processing of personal data is necessary for us so that we can:

  • provide legal services to our clients and perform the advocacy;
  • do various legal, professional and contractual duties;
  • protect the legitimate interests of us, our clients and others.

What legitimate interests do we pursue when processing personal data?

  • Exercise and defending the legal claims of the office – we rely on our legitimate interest in legal disputes and out-of-court proceedings as well as in the collection of our receivables when we do not represent clients but we exercise our own claims against third parties.
  • Direct marketing – direct marketing can also be a legitimate interest according to the GDPR; in this case, we do not need your consent to send newsletters or other marketing communications. If consent is required, we will request it in advance.

Whom do we share your personal data with?

The personal data of our clients and other natural persons are available to an inevitable extent and always with the maintaining secrecy of the data recipient e.g. our employees, persons we entrust with the performance of individual acts of legal services, representative or co-operating advocates, our accounting advisers, our professional advisers (e.g. tax advisors), SAK (e.g. in the case of disciplinary proceedings) or providers of software or support for our office, including the employees of these persons. Although we have a limited obligation to provide your personal data to public authorities (which within the meaning of Art. 4 par. 9 GDPRs are not considered as recipients) due to maintaining secrecy, we do have a duty to prevent the commission of a crime and we also have a duty to report information about theň prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing.

To which countries do we transfer your personal data?

We have no intention of transferring your personal data to third countries outside the European Economic Area (EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein).

How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed. When we keep personal data, we follow the recommended retention periods in accordance with SAK Presidency Resolution No. 29/11/2011, for instance:

  • the book of delivered mail and the book of sent mail after their filling up is being kept by the advocate for 10 years since the last date of delivered or sent postal item;
  • the inventory list is archived by the advocate for ten years from its writing up;
  • if the advocate keeps the name roll of clients and client file protocol in electronic form, at the end of the calendar year he draws up their printed form and keeps it in the office with no time limitation;
  • the shredding period of the client file is 10 years and goes by the day when all conditions of keeping the file in the archive are accomplished.

Advocates must refer to the regulations that interpret the obligations of advocates under the law of Advocacy, according to which certain circumstances exist, that extend our periods of keeping personal data, resp. they prevent us from shredding some of the files from understandable reasons. For instance:

  • it is not possible to shred the client file containing the original documents handed in to the advocate by a client;
  • it is not possible to shred client file protocols and client file names;
  • it is not possible to shred the client file or its part, which the advocate is obliged to hand it in to the state archive;
  • it is not possible to shred the client file if there are any proceedings before a court, state administration body, law enforcement authorities or SAK, which are related to the content of the client file or whose subject was action or omission of an advocate in providing legal assistance for a client.

How do we collect personal data about you?

If you are our client, we most often obtain your personal data directly from you. In this case, the collection of your personal data is voluntary. Depending on a specific case, NO providing personal data by a client can affect our ability to provide high-quality legal assistance or in an extraordinary case also our obligatory declines to provide legal assistance. We may also obtain personal data about our clients from publicly available sources, from public authorities or from other persons.

If you are not our client, we most often obtain your personal data from our clients or from other public or legal sources for instance by requesting from public authorities, statements from public registers, obtaining evidence in favor of the client, etc. In this case, we may obtain personal data about you without informing you and also against your will on the basis of our legal authorization and obligation to perform law in accordance with the Advocacy Act.

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Third party tools on the web

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Privacy Policy updates

Personal data protection is not a one-time matter for us. The information, which we are obliged to provide according to our processing personal data, may change or cease to be current. For this reason, we reserve the right to modify and change these conditions to any extent at any time. In the case that we substantially change conditions, we will bring this change to your attention, e.g. by general notice on this website or by special notice by e-mail.