Privacy policy

1. General

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how personal data is processed and protected at Properta Attorneys Ltd (“Properta”) in accordance with the applicable legislation and good data processing practices.

Properta processes personal data when we are contacted regarding an assignment, when a person takes part in our events, marketing campaigns or survey polls, or when we receive contact information through an organization, interest group or any other cooperation.

Personal data is also processed in carrying out and developing Properta’s services, in marketing, in client communications and customer service. Properta targets its marketing and communications based on the information it possesses to be as well suited to the receiver as possible.

2. Data file controller and contact information

Properta Attorneys Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Properta)
Business ID: 2798639-1
Unioninkatu 7 B 17, FI-00130 Helsinki
Tel.: +358 10 274 0190, fax: +358 10 752 1101,
mail@properta.fi,
www.properta.fi

3. Personal data that Properta processes

Properta processes personal data when necessary for the purposes described below. The purpose of use determines what type of data Properta collects and processes. Also, the data that Properta processes may vary based on which of its services are used and how they are used. Thus, one can also himself affect the way we process one’s data.

The data may consist, among others, of the following:

Name and contact details, such as first name and surname, address, phone number and email.

Demographic information, such as social security/identification number of private individuals.

Client relationship information, such as any information on assignments, invoicing and payment information, client feedback, communication and cancellation information.

Interest and profiling information, such as information received from the person themselves about their interests.

Marketing bans.

Visual recordings, such as photos taken at events organised by Properta.

Job applications and other information received along with recruitment processes.

Other information collected based on consent.

Properta may also process the following data: name, title/profession, age/date of birth, contact details and other similar identifiers, such as object of interest after the termination of an assignment or data received through an organization, interest group or any other cooperation.

4. Sources of information

Personal data is provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or from a third party related to an assignment when Properta is preparing for or handling an assignment of legal services. Data is collected, among others, during preparing and discharging an assignment in the course of preparing or providing legal services, signing up for and attending to our events, from feedback or contacts, or later during customer-relationship or cooperation.

Personal data may also be collected and updated from our partners’ registers, companies’ online services and applications, as well as from authorities and companies offering services related to personal data.

5. The purposes and legal foundation for processing personal data

Properta processes its clients’ personal data to prepare for, manage, develop and administer client accounts. Properta processes personal data to prepare for and execute the contractual relationship with the client e.g. to handling assignments and for the customer service.

In addition, Properta processes personal data based on a legitimate interest for marketing and developing our services. Properta may also process personal data based on consent when necessary.

6. Regular data disclosures

Properta may disclose personal data only when this is an obligatory requirement under applicable law (e.g. disclosures to the statutory authorities). In addition, in the case of a merger and acquisition transaction, Properta may disclose data to a third party related to the merger and acquisition transaction.

Properta may use subcontractors and service providers for the processing of personal data (data processors), as well as, for the technical maintenance of its IT-systems. The data Properta discloses to such partners is only to be used for purposes determined by Properta. In addition, Properta has taken care of that according to all applicable written data processor agreements and any other agreements that are in place, all of its contractual partners must implement appropriate technical and organizational measures for the protection of the personal data.

Properta stores personal data in the European Economic Area (EEA) or in countries with similar level of data protection. These countries have comparable laws to Finnish ones regarding personal data. If the handling of the assignment requires us to disclose date outside EEA, we will only use such co-operation partners that process the personal data on the same basis that we do.

7. Retention time policies

Properta stores personal data for as long as it is necessary under the applicable legislation and the respective Rules of the Finnish Bar Association.

Among others, Properta may store information related to assignments for 10 years after the termination of the assignment.

8. The rights of a data subject

A data subject has different rights concerning his/her personal data.

A data subject has the right to access his/her personal data with certain restrictions, the right to get incorrect information in our registers rectified, a restricted right to have his/her personal data erased and the right to restrict or object the processing of his/her personal data.

A data subject also has the right to cancel the consent he/she has given, to opt-out from future marketing, and, in certain situations, the right to have his/her data transferred to himself/herself or to a third party. In addition, a data file subject has the right to make a complaint regarding the processing of personal data to the supervising authority (www.tietosuoja.fi/en/home).

Questions and requests concerning the rights of a data subject shall be sent to Properta’s email address: mail@properta.fi or by mail to the following address: Properta Attorneys Ltd / Privacy Policy, Unioninkatu 7 B 17, FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland.

9. Protecting personal data

Properta uses necessary technical and organisational measures to protect personal data from illegal access, releasing, destroying or any other unjust handling. These measures include, among others, firewalls, cryptography, using safe equipment bay, due access control, controlled admission of rights of use and controlling the use of such rights, briefing staff that is involved in processing personal data and careful selecting and briefing of subcontractors.

10. Changing the privacy policy

Properta develops constantly its services and practices concerning data privacy, and it reserves the right to revise and update this Privacy Policy when necessary. Also, the changes in legislation and its interpretation may cause a need for changing the policy. Updated Privacy Policy can be found on this website.