Ostermann & Partners, Attorneys-at-Law, LLP, with its registered seat in Zagreb, Ulica grada Vukovara 284, PIN (OIB): 07170109408 (hereinafter: “Ostermann & Partners LLP” or “we” or “us”) collects, processes and uses, as the data controller, certain personal data of its clients, job applicants and other persons who contact us regarding our engagement in providing legal services or other matters, and in that we ensure that the data are being processed in accordance with applicable data protection regulation.
Data which are being processed
Ostermann & Partners LLP collects, processes and uses personal data in the following cases:
1. Business co-operation with clients
Ostermann & Partners LLP collects personal data of its clients, their contact persons and persons affiliated with them, for the purpose of meeting our obligations from agreements on providing legal services. Such data may include name, surname, address, PIN, data on employment, property and other personal data provided by our clients, which data are necessary for our engagement with regard to the desired legal services.
Moreover, Ostermann & Partners LLP collects personal data on clients when the processing of such data is required for meeting our legal obligations, such as accounting and tax obligations, or obligations in accordance with the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.
Providing of such data is necessary for our engagement with regard to the desired legal services.
Ostermann & Partners LLP also processes personal data of other persons in connection to business cooperation with clients, but only if it is necessary for legitimate interests of our clients in relation to legal services we provide (for example, data necessary for court proceedings). Such data are primarily personal data of an opposing party, but may also include personal data of other persons such as interveners, interested parties, witnesses, contact persons etc.
As attorneys-at-law, we are bound by the attorney-client privilege not to disclose any information related to our clients and the client’s case, all in the interest of the client. Moreover, all our employees are obliged to keep client’s data confidential.
2. Contact through e-mail or contact form
Ostermann & Partners LLP collects personal data of persons who request our offer regarding our services or who contact us through e-mail or through the contact form on our website. Furthermore, we collect personal data contained in job applications and open job applications.
In this case we only process personal data which you provide us with.
If you have given your consent to the certain processing of personal data, you are entitled to withdraw the consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
When such conduct is in accordance with the purpose of collecting and processing of certain data, Ostermann & Partners LLP may provide access to your data to the third parties that provide us with support in data processing and perform activities related to the purpose for which the data are obtained (accounting, IT support). In that case, third parties are bound by confidentiality agreements not to disclose any such information, in accordance with applicable data protection regulation.
Moreover, Ostermann & Partners LLP may allow access to your data to the public authorities when it is required by applicable law.
In certain cases your personal data may be transferred to third countries (for example, if our clients have their domicile/seat in third countries), in which case we are applying all suitable and appropriate measures to ensure the level of protection of personal data in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation.
Ostermann & Partners LLP retains the data only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose for which the data have been collected or for the time required or permitted by applicable law, whereupon the data are erased.
Data on clients, contact persons, opposing parties and other persons connected to the case for which we provide legal services, we retain for the period of at least 10 years since the final judgement in the case, in accordance with Art. 11(2) of the Law on Attorneys.
Data on job applicants who send us job application or open job application which we register into the candidate database are kept for the period of 12 months since the end the respective job contest or 12 months since the registration of the open job application into the candidate database.
Data subjects' rights
At any time you have the right to request from Ostermann & Partners LLP access to your personal data which we process and the rectification of inaccurate personal data. In certain cases you have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data or the restriction of processing.
Moreover, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and the right to transfer the data to another controller when the processing is based on your consent.
For any query regarding our procedures of processing and protection of personal data, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone +385 1 5599800.
If you suspect that your rights regarding the processing of your personal data have been violated, you are entitled to file a complaint to the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency.