Editor

Schmidt Brunet Litzler
9, rue Alfred de Vigny
75008 Paris
T +33 (0) 1 40 53 09 90
F +33 (0) 1 40 53 09 08
paris@sbl.eu

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Personal Data Protection Policy

This personal data protection policy is aimed at advising you about the commitments and actions taken by the law firm Schmidt Brunet Litzler (hereinafter « SBL »), in order to ensure that your rights are respected.

1. Collected data

In order to manage files and prospects, but also to answer to any request sent through the website, SBL can be led to collect, entirely or partially, the following personal information of its contacts ; name, surname, mailing address, email address, phone number.

When collecting this information, SBL advises you if some data must compulsorily be given or if they are optional. SBL also informs you about the potential consequences of a lack of response.

Under the principle of data minimization or « Privacy by default », SBL ensures to only collect and process the data strictly needed regarding the purpose for which they are processed.

2. Grounds of the collection

This collection is systematically based either on the consent of the person concerned, or on the execution of an agreement or pre-contractual measures, or on compliance with a legal obligation.

3. Aims of the collection

The personal data collected are processed by SBL for one or several of the following explicit, legitimate and defined purposes:

– Ensure the management, the monitoring and the invoicing of the files
– Ensure the management and monitoring of customers relationships
– Ensure prospection management
– Ensure the management of any request sent through the website
– Comply with legal and regulatory obligations.

4. Data recipients

SBL only communicates personal data to habilitated and defined recipients.
Those recipients are SBL habilitated services, its potential subcontractors, and services in charge of control (statutory auditor notably).

Government agencies, court officers, judicial officers, services responsible for debt collection and our colleagues representing other parties who may be involved in cases can also be recipients of personal data, exclusively to meet SBL legal obligations.

5. Absence of transfers and assignments

Personal data cannot be subject of any transfer, rent, exchange or assignment to the benefit of a third country or an international organization.

6. Data retention period

Customers’ personal data

Personal data are stored for the whole duration of the contractual relation with the customer and for a duration of one (1) year beyond. Data is then archived for evidentiary purposes.

Prospects’ personal data

Personal data regarding prospects are stored for a duration of three (3) years since their collection. This duration is renewed at each positive action taken by the prospect following a targeted solicitation.

7. Data security

SBL insures personal data security by setting up enhanced organizational and technical security measures.

8. Concerned person’s rights exercise

Right to access to data

The concerned persons are allowed to obtain from SBL access to their personal data collected by the firm.

Right to data rectification

The concerned persons are allowed to obtain from SBL, as soon as possible, the rectification of their personal data which would be inexact. They are particularly allowed to obtain that incomplete data would be completed.

Right to data deletion

In the exercise of their right to be forgotten, the concerned persons are allowed to ask for the erasure of their personal data.

SBL is obliged to erase the personal data in the following situations:

– when personal data are not compulsory anymore regarding the aim they were collected for;
– when the consent of the concerned person on which the process is founded has been withdrawn (when there is no other legal ground to the process);
– when there is an opposition to the process by the concerned person (and when there is no legitimate and imperious reason to the process);
– when the data are subject to an illegal process;
– when the data must be delated in order to comply with a legal obligation.

However, the irreversible deletion of the concerned personal data will only be set up once the limitation period for SBL’s professional civil responsability has expired.

Right to limitation of data processing

The concerned persons will be able, in the following situations, to ask SBL for a limitation of their personal data processing, i.e that their data are temporarily made inaccessible:

– when they contest the exactitude of one or several of their personal data;
– when the process is illegal and the concerned person is opposed to the erasure of the data and instead requires the limitation of data processing;
– when the concerned persons need their data for the establishment, the exercise or the defense of legal rights and SBL no longer needs them for processing purposes;
– when the concerned persons have expressed their opposition to the processing operation: in this case, the limitation will be effective until it is known whether the legitimate grounds pursued by SBL prevail over those of the concerned persons.

SBL commits itself to inform the concerned persons before their data are made accessible again.

Right to object processing

The concerned persons are allowed to object, at any time, the process of their personal data.

Right to data portability

The concerned persons are allowed to ask to SBL (i) to retrieve the personal data they provided to it or (ii) to transmit them to another controller, insofar as the processing of these data are carried out by means of automated processes.

If this right is used, the delivery or transmission of the personal data will be in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Right to withdraw consent

If data processing is founded on the concerned person’s consent, the latter can withdraw his consent at any time, without prejudice to the legality of processing based on consent given before its withdrawal.

9. Cookies

Cookies are text files, often encrypted, stored in the browser of the users of the website www.sbl.eu. They are created when an user’s browser loads a given website : the website sends information to the browser, which then creates a text file. Every time the user returns to the same website, the browser retrieves this file and sends it to the website server.

Two types of cookies can be distinguished, which do not have the same purposes: technical cookies and advertising cookies:

– Technical cookies are used throughout the user’s navigation, in order to facilitate it and perform certain functions. For instance, a technical cookie can be used to store the answers given in a form or the user’s preferences regarding the language or presentation of a website, when such options are available.

– Advertising cookies can be created not only by the website on which the user navigates, but also by other websites displaying advertisements, ads, widgets or other elements on the page displayed. In particular, these cookies can be used to perform targeted advertising, i.e. advertising determined based on the user’s navigation.

SBL uses technical cookies, which are stored in the user’s browser for a duration of thirteen (13) months.

SBL does not use advertising cookies. However, if SBL were to use any in the future, it would inform the user in advance and offer him/her the possibility, if necessary, of disabling these cookies.

For all useful purposes, the user is reminded that it is possible to oppose the deposit of cookies by configuring his browser. Such refusal could however interfere with the proper functioning of the website.

10. Data processing controller

The personal data processing controller is the corporation Schmidt Brunet Litzler, SELARL, registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register under the number 394 891 220, domiciled at 9, Alfred de Vigny street – 75008 Paris, represented by Mrs. Delphine Brunet-Stoclet and Mr.Philippe Schmidt as managers of the company.

As such, SBL is responsible for the proper application of the legal dispositions regarding the processing of personal data, the respect of the present personal data protection policy, as well as the effectiveness of the rights of the persons concerned by the processing of their data.

11. Contact

For any information request regarding the personal data protection policy set up by SBL, you may contact the following address: paris@sbl.eu.

Requests for access, rectification, deletion, limitation, objection, portability and withdrawal of consent should be sent to SBL by email to the following address: paris@sbl.eu or by using the application form available in Article 13 below.
Each request must be sent with an identity document. In case of reasonable doubt as regard to your identity, you may be asked for additional information necessary to confirm your identity.

In the eventuality of manifestly unfounded, excessive or repeated requests, SBL reserves the right to refuse to act on them.

12. Newsletter

Schmidt Brunet Litzler uses SendinBlue to send its newsletters dealing with:

– Legal news: everything you need to know about tax, corporate law, labor law, intellectual property, litigation…
– Major legal decisions and news from the firm.

SendinBlue
55 rue d’Amsterdam
75008 Paris
www.sendinblue.com

13. Your rights on your personal data

You can exercise your rights by selecting a request type below:

Select your request: