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Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED: 10th October 2021

Privacy Policy

We, Georgios Colocassides and Partners LLC (we, us, our) take privacy, and the security of personal data, very seriously, and we are committed to ensuring that we safeguard the privacy and personal data of visitors of our website, https://legalacademy.net (the Website) and those with whom we communicate through that Website, whether by email or electronically, at all times and in the best way possible. Our Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the Website (including all its subdomains). Our Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by our portal. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. Our Privacy Policy is a means of notifying you of your rights in accordance with local law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).

This privacy policy contains important information for you. It explains:

·         who we are;

·         our website;

·         what personal information we collect about you;

·         how, when and why we collect, store, use and share your personal data;

·         how we keep your personal data secure;

·         for how long we keep your personal data;

·         your rights in relation to your personal data;

·         issues relating to marketing[CK1] ; and

·         how to contact us or the relevant supervisory authorities should you have a complaint.

 

The website, https://legalacademy.net , to which this policy relates is operated by us. We are a law firm.

 In this policy, please note the use of the following terms:

·         personal data:              has the meaning given to it by the GDPR and local law and means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (known as a data subject);

·         processing:                  means any operation or actions performed on personal data, including collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storing, altering, deleting or otherwise using personal data.

·         we, us and our:            refers to Georgios Colocassides and Partners LLC;

·         you and your:              refers to the person who is accessing our website and whose data is processed:

·         Website:                      https://legalacademy.net .

 

When we collect, use and process personal data we are subject to the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and local law in relation to personal data we collect, use and process. We are responsible as what is described as a ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws. In other words, we are primarily responsible for that data and we determine the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

This policy relates to your use of our Website, our Services (as defined in the Terms of Use) and electronic communications. Please note that our Website may link to other third-party websites that may also gather information about you. Third-party websites will operate in accordance with their own separate privacy policies, and we have no control over any personal data that they may acquire, store and use. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, you should consult their privacy policies as appropriate.

Registration
If you wish to use any of our Services, you must register to our portal. This information is also used to contact you about the products/services on our portal in which you have expressed interest. During the registration process, you will be required to provide certain information (such as name, surname, email address etc) and you will be asked to establish a password.

You are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of your online account and password, restricting access to your device and/or preventing unauthorized access to your account. You agree to take responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you believe that your account or password is being or is about to be used by anyone else you should inform us immediately by email to support@legalacademy.net.

Your personal data

Personal data is collected about you whenever you access our Website, register with us, contact us, send us feedback, purchase services via our Website, complete forms on our Website, take part in customer surveys, submit reviews to or via our website.

Personal data is collected either directly (for example when you [register with us) or indirectly (for example where you are browsing our website through the use of ‘cookies’). The personal data we receive and process is dependent upon how you access our Website, what you do whilst you are accessing it, and what you perceive the end result of accessing our Website will be.

In general, the sorts of data that we can acquire, depending upon the circumstances, include:

·         your name, address, email, telephone number and other contact details;

·         your date of birth;

·         your bank account or other financial details;

·         details of any feedback you give us, and this may be by phone, email, post or via social media;

·         information about the Services we provide to you;

·         your account details, such as username, login details;

·         your IP address, the browser you use, your operating system;

·         the pages of our Website, or other resources on that Website, that you have accessed and when you accessed them;

·         details of any documents or other resources that you have downloaded from our Website.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal details change during your relationship with us.

How we use your information
We may use the information that you provide to us or that we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • Provide you with the Services that you request from us. This processing relies upon the performance of a contract between us on the basis of the Terms of Use and the steps needed to deliver those contractual services.
  • Create and manage your account with us. This processing relies upon your consent where this has been given, or upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data (in that we are seeking to provide services as part of our business, or the performance of a contract between us, and the steps needed to deliver those contractual services).
  • Verify your identity. This processing relies upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data.
  • Profile visibility: we may display some of your basic profile information (like your name and profile picture) when you use the Services;
  • Provide you with information about other products and services that may be of interest to you and about offers and promotions, where you have opted in to receive such information;

·         customize our Website and its content to your particular preferences.

·         Monitor, improve, or modify our Website and the Services which you have requested us to provide. This may include taking such security measures as are appropriate, backing up the data we hold, and contacting you. This processing relies upon your consent where this has been given, or upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data (in that we are seeking to provide services as part of our business, or the performance of a contract between us, and the steps needed to deliver those contractual services).Notify you of changes to our Website or our Services that may affect you. This processing relies upon your consent where this has been given, or upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data.

  • Detect, investigate and prevent activities that may be illegal or fraudulent, or that may violate the Terms of Use. This will help to prevent any damage either to you, a third party, or to us. This processing relies upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data.
  • Preserve the confidentiality of commercially-sensitive information, and for our legitimate interests or those of a third party in relation to the protection of our, or another’s, intellectual property and other commercially-valuable information. This processing relies upon your consent where this has been given, or upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data (in that we are seeking to monitor and improve our website and/or the services/products we provide).
  • Analyse the use made of our Website. We may make use of your IP address, where you are based, the type and version of the browser you use, details of your operating system, how you came to our website (for example whether you were referred from another website or from a search engine), how long you remained on our Website, the number of pages on our Website that you viewed, how you moved around our Website, the links that you followed, and whether any of those links were used to leave our Website. This processing relies upon your consent where this has been given, or upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data (in that we are seeking to monitor and improve our Website and/or the Services we provide).
  • For dealing with an enquiry submitted by you to us in connection with our Services, or in relation to the supply of email notifications, product data or general updates. This processing relies upon your consent where this has been given, or upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data (in that we are seeking to provide services as part of our business, or the performance of a contract between us, and the steps needed to deliver those contractual services).
  • Where it is necessary for us to do so in order to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. This processing relies upon factors related to our legitimate interests in processing the data.
  • In connection with the compliance by us with a legal obligation that we are subject to, or in order to protect your, or our, vital interests, or the vital interests of another natural person.


Payments

We request information from you on our Payment page to pay for our Services. We use an Address Verification System as an anti-fraud tool, so we may also request additional information like full address, date of birth, nationality, and country of residence. Furthermore, you must provide correct contact and billing information so that we generate the correct invoice and VAT amount that you need to pay.

Financial information (like credit card number, expiration date, CVV) is to be provided directly using a third-party secure payment gateway, STRIPE which is a validated Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant Service Provider.

With Whom Are We Sharing Your Data?
Notwithstanding the fact that we will not share your personal data for marketing purposes, it may be necessary for us to share your personal data with others in order to perform our Services for you, to comply with our contractual obligations to you, to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations to you, or to comply with any contractual, legal or regulatory obligations that we are subject to. We may disclose your data to our affiliated organisations and subsidiaries, and to service providers who render services to us or you on our behalf. We also may disclose your personal date and exchange information about you or relating to you if required by law, requested by law enforcement authorities or to enforce our legal rights.

Our service providers include:

  • Banks and payment providers - to authorise and complete payment transactions;
  • Organisations within the payment card industry - to help prevent online fraud;
  • IT, information security and cloud services providers – to help us provide the Services and keep your data safe;
  • Communication providers – to assist us with the processing and delivery of email and other communications;
  • Behavioural analytics tools, like Google Analytics – to collect and help us understand data when you use our Services.

We may also need to share some personal information with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised, but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.

From time to time it may be necessary for us to share data for statistical purposes (for example with our regulatory body the Human Resources and Development Authority or the Cyprus Bar Association. We will always take steps to try to ensure that information shared is anonymised but, where this is not possible, we will require that the recipient of the information keeps it confidential at all times.

How your personal data is kept

Your personal data will be kept secure at all times. Some of your data may be stored by us on specially protected servers. These are protected by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is only possible for a few authorised persons. These are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Your personal data is encrypted and transmitted over the Internet. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission.

We operate various security measures in order to prevent loss of, or unauthorised access to, your personal data. In order to ensure this, we restrict access to your personal data to those with a genuine business need to access it, and we have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

In addition, we take the following steps to protect your personal data such as up-to-date antivirus protection, encryption and the use of privacy filters to secure the storage, disclosure and transmission of Personal Data.

Personal data that is processed by us will not be retained for any longer than is necessary for that processing, or for purposes relating to or arising from that processing.

Where your personal data is retained after we have finished providing our Services to you, or where the contract with you has ended in any other way, this will generally be for one of the following reasons:

·         so that we can respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf;

·         so that we are able to demonstrate that your matter was dealt with adequately and that you were treated fairly; or

·         in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

In general, we will retain your data for only so long as is necessary for the various objectives and purposes contained in this policy. Please note, however, that different periods for keeping your personal data will apply depending upon the type of data being retained and the purpose of its retention.

We will delete and/or anonymise any personal data which it is no longer necessary for us to retain.

Transferring your data out of Cyprus and the EEA

From time to time, it may be necessary for us to transfer your personal data out of the EEA where, for example, those with whom we need to make contact on your behalf have offices outside the EEA, where electronic services and resources are based outside the EEA, or where there is an international element to your matter. Where this is the case, special rules apply to the protection of your data.

In particular, the web hosting services used by us are based in Holland

Other than countries listed above] [We OR we] may also need to transfer your personal data to non-EEA countries that have not been assessed by the European Commission, as providing adequate protection. In such cases we will always take steps to ensure that, wherever possible, the transfer complies with data protection law, and that your personal data will be secure.

Your rights in relation to your data

Data protection legislation gives you, the data subject, various rights in relation to your personal data that we hold and process. These rights are exercisable without charge, and we are subject to specific time limits in terms of how quickly we must respond to you. Those rights are, in the main, set out in Articles 12–23 of the GDPR. They are as follows:

·         Right of access: the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to that personal data and various other information, including the purpose for the processing, with whom the data is shared, how long the data will be retained, and the existence of various other rights (see below).

·         Right to rectification: the right to obtain from us, without undue delay, the putting right of inaccurate personal data concerning you.

·         Right to erasure: sometimes referred to as the ‘right to be forgotten’, this is the right for you to request that, in certain circumstances, we delete data relating to you.

·         Right to restrict processing: the right to request that, in certain circumstances, we restrict the processing of your data.

·         Right to data portability: the right, in certain circumstances, to receive that personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and the right to have that personal data transmitted to another controller.

·         Right to object: the right, in certain circumstances, to object to personal data being processed by us where it is in relation to direct marketing, or in relation to processing supported by the argument of legitimate interest.

·         Right not to be subject to automated decision making: 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.

You can delete your account anytime with us. In accordance with the law, you have the right to or exercise any of the above rights or to access, rectify and delete your personal data directly or by notifying us by email to support@legalacademy.net.

 

Cookie Policy
This is the Cookie Policy for LegalAcademy.net, accessible from https://
support@legalacademy.net.

What Are Cookies
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this Website uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

Usually, cookies do not hold any data by which you can be identified, although if we do hold personal data about you (for example, because you have subscribed to a service that we offer) the cookie may be linked to that data.

We also use cookies for the following purposes[CK2] : for authentication purposes, to identify users who are using a membership service, personalizing the web browsing experience, security, advertising, analysis, or as appropriate. In all cases identify the cookies used.

In addition to cookies used by us, our service providers may also use cookies, and those cookies may also be stored in your browser when you visit our Website.

For more general information on cookies, please read "What Are Cookies".[CK3] 

How We Use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies or deleting those that have been downloaded will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this Website
and your ability to access our Website, and the Services that we provide. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies
    If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Login related cookies
    We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies
    This Website offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Orders processing related cookies
    This Website offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
  • Forms related cookies
    When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
  • Site preferences cookies
    In order to provide you with a great experience on this Website we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this Website runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This Website uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the Website and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the Website and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this Website so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the Website or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the Website for you.

As we sell products it's important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our Website actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

Making a complaint

If you have any queries as to the acquisition, use, storage or disposal of any personal data relating to you please contact: support@legalacademy.com.

Updates
Our Privacy Policy may change, updated or amended from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. We therefore advise you to read our Privacy Policy every time you use our Services.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the Cookies Policy Template Generator and the Privacy Policy Template Generator.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods: email:
support@legalacademy.com.

Last modified: Friday, 26 November 2021, 3:46 PM