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Privacy Policy

General Provisions

The present privacy policy explains how the Law Firm RATIO LEGIS of Attorney at Law Vilija Gražulytė, legal number 304233389, located at Gedimino ave. 47A-3, LT – 01109 Vilnius, Lithuania (hereinafter – the Law Firm) collects and uses the personal data of visitors to the website www.ratiolegis.lt (hereinafter – the Website), persons that use our services (hereinafter – the Services), other persons.

The personal data that are handled by the Law Firm attorneys, attorney assistants, lawyers, persons providing accounting services, other services according to service agreements, are collected and used by the Law Firm under the legal data handling basis and purpose.

Basis for Handling Personal Data

Personal data are handled under the following legal basis:

  • Upon your consent that your personal data are handled for one or several specific purposes;
  • The data must be handled in order to fulfil a contract concluded with you or to take actions upon your request prior to conclusion of the contract;
  • The data must be handled in order to fulfil the legal obligations that apply to the Law Firm;
  • The data must be handled in the legal interests of the Law Firm.

Handling Personal Data for Purposes Related to the Provision of Legal Services

The Law Firm handles the following personal data in order to fulfil a legal service contract concluded with you or in order to take actions at your request before conclusion of the contract:

  • Data that directly identifies the person: full name, date of birth, personal number, other personal identification number, contact data: domicile or location address, email address, telephone number, data that you provide prior to the conclusion, at the conclusion or implementing the legal service contract; other data, including third party data that we receive pursuant to the professional rights and implementing the professional responsibilities, data which has been made publicly available.

The basis for handling legal data includes efforts to conclude and perform a contract where you are one of the parties, your orders, or efforts to take actions at your request prior to conclusion of the contract; consent for data handling expressed with your actions – data transfer; obligations that apply to the Law Firm; all the professional rights and obligations; measures to protect ourselves from any claims and implement our rights.

Usage of Cookies on the Website www.ratiolegis.lt

Cookies are a small text document with a unique identification number that is sent to a visitor’s internet browser and stored in your equipment (personal computer, tablet, mobile phone). We use cookies in order to get information on how you use our Website. In general, the information does not contain any data that would allow us to identify you as a natural person.

The table below displays the main cookies used on the Law Firm’s Website:

NamePurposeUsage duration
cookie_notice_
accepted_ratiolegis
Agreement to accept the cookies set. Remembers your cookies selections (spares the need to ask again)2 mos.
_gaFor distinguishing between the users. User ID.2 yr.
_gidFor distinguishing between the users. Randomly generated ID24 hr
_gatUsed to limit the number of outbound requests.1 min

The data are handled on the basis of your consent. The usage of cookies can be controlled by making changes in the browser settings.

Handling Personal Data for Other Purposes

The Law Firm handles personal data for other legal purposes:

• for the purposes of handling bookkeeping settlement and payment documents, complying with the accounting regulation, other obligations applicable to the Law Firm to the extent it is necessary for legal purposes;
• for the purposes of concluded contracts that are not connected with the provision of legal services; personal data of the contracts are handled for the purposes of proper implementation of the respective contracts.
• for the purposes of conclusion, implementation of contracts (employment / legal services), proper accounting, fulfilment of obligations of the attorney or the Law Firm as an employer / workplace provider in compliance with legal acts.

Data Handling Terms

We handle your personal data within the scope of the data collection purposes. The personal data obtained will be stored according to legal acts valid in the Republic of Lithuania, and regulations applied for the practice of advocacy in Lithuania. Your personal data are not stored or handled for longer than necessary for implementation of the data handling purposes above. Your Personal Data could be stored for longer when it is necessary for us to protect ourselves from any claims and fulfil our rights, as well as in other cases provided for by the legal acts.

Data Transfer to Third Persons

While implementing a legal services contract upon your request, the Law Firm may transfer your personal data to the following recipients for the purposes of providing legal services: to the court, a bailiff, a state or municipality institution, a company or organisation, specialists, that are employed in the provision of legal services, e.g. experts, valuators, auditors and similar, mediators, a third party or their representatives for whom the client is being represented, other persons in respect of the legal services contract.

The Law Firm may transfer the data outside the European Economic Area upon one of the following conditions: you have explicitly given your consent to the proposed transfer of the data after being informed of any dangers of such transfer; the data transfer is necessary to perform the contract between you and the Law Firm or to apply pre-contractual measures that have been taken upon your request; the data transfer is necessary to conclude or implement a contract concluded by the Law Firm or another natural or legal person in your interests; the data transfer is necessary in order to make, implement or protect any legal claims; the data transfer is necessary in order to protect your life interests if you cannot give your consent due to physical or legal reasons.

Your Rights as a Data Subject

The right to get acquainted with the data. You have the right to get acquainted with your data handled by the Law Firm and information on the data handling purposes, respective categories of personal data, data recipients, data storage period and criteria to define this period.

The right to claim for correction of the data. You have the right to claim that the Law Firm correct any inaccurate personal data related to you and according to the data handling purposes, you have the right to demand for incomprehensive personal data to be complemented.

The right to claim for deletion of the data. You have the right to claim that the Law Firm delete the personal data related to you in one of the following cases: the personal data are no longer needed to pursue the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise handled; you have revoked the consent for data handling and there is no other legal basis to handle the data; the personal data are handled illegally, the personal data have to be deleted in compliance with the legal obligations set by the laws of the European Union or the Republic of Lithuania.

The right to limit the data handling. You have the right to claim that the Law Firm limit the data handling in one of the following cases: you dispute the accuracy of the data for the period during which the Law Firm may check the accuracy of your personal data; your personal data handling is illegal and you do not agree to delete the data and, instead, request to limit the data usage; the Law Firm does not need the personal data anymore for data handling purposes, but they are required by you in order to make, implement or protect any legal claims or you do not object to the data handling till it is verified whether the legal reasons of the Law Firm prevail against your own.

The right to disagree. You have the right to disagree at any time to having your personal data handled due to the reasons related to you in the cases when the handling of the data needs your consent for one or several specific purposes or in cases when the data must be handled in the pursuit of the legal interests of the Law Firm or a third party but such interests or main rights and liberties that require protection of the personal data prevail against the latter. The Law Firm no longer handles the personal data unless the Law Firm proves that the data have been handled for convincing legal reasons that prevail against your data subject’s interests, rights and liberties or in order to make, implement or protect legal claims.

The right to data transfer. If your Personal Data are handled with automated means or upon your consent or following the mutual contractual relationship, you have the right to get all the personal data related to you that you have given to the Law Firm in a systemised, usual and computer readable format, and request to transfer such data to another data controller provided it is technically feasible.

The right to make a complaint to the supervising institution. If you think that your personal data are being handled illegally or your rights in respect of the data handling are infringed, you are entitled to apply to the State Data Protection Inspectorate, contacts on the website: https://vdai.lrv.lt/ , and make a complaint thereof.

If you have complaints or questions on how we handle your personal data, please feel free to contact us at any time by email to: info@ratiolegis.lt or telephone +370 600 88 133.

Privacy policy renewal date: 21-05-2020.