A Law firm Kučera Robert, JUDr., lawyer, company identification number: 66253446, with registered seat at Prague 7 – Holešovice, Dukelských hrdinů 471/29, postal code: 170 00 (hereinafter referred as the “Law firm“) and at the same time lawyers cooperating with him on a basis of the Contract on continuous cooperation, i.e.:
- Mgr. Pavla Janíková Štěpánková, lawyer, no. in the Czech Bar Association: 14644, company identification number: 01173626 and
- JUDr. Kryštof Horn, lawyer, no. in Czech Bar Association: 17996, company identification number: 74972766
(hereinafter referred as “collaborating lawyers“),
hereby inform consumers and data subjects as indicated below:
Information for consumers
The Law firm is subjected to a supervision by the Czech Bar Association, which was mandated on 5 February 2016 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic to administer an extrajudicial settlement of consumer disputes between lawyers and consumers arising from Contracts on providing legal services (pursuant to Act No. 634/1992 Coll., on Consumer Protection as amended). The website of the Czech Bar Association is www.cak.cz.
Protection of personal data
The controller of the data
JUDr. Robert Kučera, lawyer, no. in the Czech Bar Association: 09559, company identification number: 66253446, with registered seat at Prague 7 – Holešovice, Dukelských hrdinů 471/29, postal code: 170 00, in accordance with the valid legal regulations of the Czech Republic, in particular with the Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679 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 (hereinafter referred as the “General Data Protection Regulation“), processes as controller the personal data of his clients (hereinafter referred as “data subjects“). The processing of personal data takes place in order to perform a contract concluded with the data subject or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, in order to comply with the legal obligations applicable to the controller and for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the controller. Legitimate interests include management of client database, contract records and marketing.
The personal data that we process
Processed (manually or automatically in electronic form) are all personal data which the client has granted to the Law firm in order to enable providing of legal services. Processed personal data may include personal data in the range such as:
- contact details (such as name, surname, address, telephone number and email),
- bibliographic data (for instance job title, employer name, photography, video or audio records capturing the data subject),
- financial and billing information (account number, billing address),
- records about the legal and other services provided to the data subject,
- information obtained for marketing purposes, primarily for the purpose of sending news and other commercial communications, preferences concerning means of communicating,
- special categories of personal data (for instance participation in trade unions, health information, political beliefs),
- information about children or criminal history.
We process special categories of personal data only in cases when the processing is necessary for the provision of legal advice or legal services to the client in order to protect his rights or legitimate interests.
Who has access to personal data of clients
The access and possibility to process personal data have in addition to the controller and his employee’s other persons working for the controller on a non-employment basis. Client’s personal data is further processed by collaborating lawyers as processors, IT system administrator and by the accountant of the Law firm.
All persons who might have access to the personal data of clients are bound by either statutory or at least contractual duty of confidentiality.
Personal data are stored by the controller only for the time period necessary to secure the mutual rights and obligations arising from the contract and for the period required by legal regulations.
Among the most frequent recipients of personal data that we transfer are:
- collaborating lawyers and accountant of the Law firm,
- providers of information system maintenance,
- public authorities (courts, administrative bodies, etc.) and other recipients according to clients’ needs and instructions.
The controller did not appoint a Data Protection Officer, nor did he designate a Representative of the controller to perform the duties within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation. The controller does not intend to transfer personal data to a third country or international organization.
Specific rights of clients as data subjects
Pursuant to an Article 7 par. 3 of Act No. 480/2004 Coll., on certain information society services, newsletters and other commercial communications may be sent to clients’ e-mail address. Hereby we send for instance information to clients about news in legislation in the form of Information Legal Service. You can reject news or other commercial communications at any time. The rejection of news or other commercial communications might be done by any mean (by phone, email or in writing).
You have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation:
- the right to request the controller for providing information about the processing of personal data,
- the right to ask the controller for rectification of inaccurate personal data related to the data subject without undue delay,
- the right to have the incomplete personal data completed, taking into account the purpose of the processing,
- the right to ask the controller for erasing personal data without undue delay, if one of the reasons is set out by the General Data Protection Regulation,
- the right to ask the controller for restriction of processing personal data in the cases provided for in the General Data Protection Regulation,
- the right to object to the processing of personal data in the cases provided for by the General Data Protection Regulation,
- the right to data portability in the cases provided for by the General Data Protection Regulation.
Moreover, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the Office for Personal Data Protection if the data subject considers that there has been a breach of law with regard to the protection of his/ her personal data.
In the case of request for access to client personal data from third parties (persons different from the client), please note that we are obliged to reject these requests with regard to the duty of confidentiality under the Act on the Legal Profession.
How can you exercise your rights
In order to exercise your rights, please use the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. Through this email, you can also request for sending application form template, through which you can subsequently exercise the rights described above. Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that, in the cases of exercising rights of data subject, we are authorized pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation to contact you in order to verify whether your personal data has not been misused by anyone else and you have actually applied for exercising your right.