advokat24 cares about privacy and all personal data is processed in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. Below we describe how we collect, process and share personal data.
Personal data that we collect and process
We collect and process primarily the following personal data:
- Personal data for contact persons to clients, counterparties or other stakeholders that we communicate with when performing engagements, or which we process when preparing for an engagement or administrating the engagement.
- Personal data for contact persons to potential clients, other consultants, universities and other persons whom we wish to communicate with in order to inform about our services.
- Personal data for job applicants or persons who have otherwise shown an interest in our services.
Normally, there is no obligation to provide us with personal data. However, without personal data, we will not be able to accept an engagement, since we then cannot comply with our obligations, e.g. to perform conflict of interest and money laundering checks.
Use of Personal Data
We process personal data provided to or obtained by us in connection with engagements so that we can fulfil our commitments and safeguard our clients’ interests, handle the administration in connection with our engagements and fulfil our obligations which follow from law and the rules of the Swedish Bar Association. Before we accept engagements, we must perform mandatory conflict of interest and money laundering checks.
Personal data may also be processed for client analyses, business and method development, marketing, market analyses, statistics, recruitment and risk management
The basis for our processing of personal data is that we shall be able to:
- fulfil our contract with you or to be able to take steps before entering such contract,
- fulfil a legal obligation which we are subject to, or
- fulfil a legitimate interest where we consider that the legitimate interest out-weighs any opposing interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (balancing of interests).
When we process personal data in order to analyse and develop our business, and for marketing communication, processing is based on our legitimate interest in improving and marketing our business.
Who has access to the personal data?
We will not disclose personal data to anyone outside the law firm, except where
(a) it has been agreed between us and the person whose personal data we process;
(b) it is necessary within the scope of a given engagement to safeguard our clients’ rights and interests;
(c) it is necessary so we can fulfil a statutory obligation, comply with a decision of a public authority or a court of law, or the rules issued by the Swedish Bar Association;
(d) we engage an external service provider who only processes personal data in accordance with our instructions; or
(e) it is otherwise permitted by law.
For how long will personal data be kept?
We do not save personal data longer than necessary for the purpose with the processing, unless otherwise required or permitted by law.
Personal data processed within the scope of an engagement are saved in accordance with our obligations under the Swedish Bar Association Code of Conduct (”Vägledande regler om god advokatsed”), which means that the personal data are saved for at least ten years from the date the engagement was concluded, or for such longer period that is required by the nature of the engagement.
Anyone who does not wish to receive invitations or marketing material from us can unregister by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are entitled to know what personal data we process about you, unless this is prevented by the duty of confidentiality which applies to members of the Swedish Bar Association. You also have the right to request that we correct or erase incorrect or incomplete personal data. You are entitled to object to specific processing of personal data and request that processing of personal data is restricted. You also have the right to receive, in machine-readable format, personal data you have provided, and have the data transferred to another party responsible for data processing.
Please note that the above rights may be limited by the duty of confidentiality and archiving obligation which applies to members of the Swedish Bar Association. Restriction or erasure of personal data could entail that we are unable to meet our commitments.
If you are dissatisfied with how we process your personal data you may contact or report this to the Swedish Data Inspection Board (Sw. Datainspektionen), which is the supervisory authority for our processing of personal data.
If you have any questions about how we process personal data, you are welcome to contact us at email@example.com.