Terms of use and data processing

  1. Terms of use and data processing of the website of the law office
    • The chief processor of personal data is THOR Advokaadibüroo OÜ (registry code: 12224348, hereinafter the law office) located in Harju county, Tallinn, Kristiine district, Sõpruse pst 29-12, phone +372 6801 681 and e-mail: info@thor.ee
    • These terms and conditions apply to all users of the activities and services provided by the law office and set out the basis on which the law office processes data.
    • By using the law office’s website, you agree to the terms of use of the website and the processing of data.
    • Whatever is published on the website of the law office does not constitute the provision of legal services or legal advice or the opinion of an expert. The law office shall not be liable for any unauthorized use of such data by a person.
    • The law office processes, including the collection, use and storage of personal data of individuals in accordance with professional obligations and requirements and data protection legislation, including the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (2016/679) (GDPR).
    • You agree to the exchange of data via electronic channels (including the Internet). You acknowledge that you are aware of the risks associated with the use of electronic communications (e.g., messages may be delayed or lost, confidential and personal information may be intentionally or unintentionally altered, stolen, or disclosed to third parties). The law office shall take the measures reasonably necessary to avoid the risks associated with the use of electronic communications, however, shall not be liable for such risks.
    • These conditions have been established as of 23.08.2021. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions as well as to update or remove the content or access to these terms and conditions or our websites at any time, with or without prior notice. The changes will be published on the website.
  1. Collection of data
    • In the first place, we collect personal data when it is necessary to identify the person and contact the person in connection with the activities of the law office or the provision of services or the performance of the contract, but also to fulfil the obligations arising from law.
    • In addition, data is collected with the aim to assess the impact of the law office activities, to make the activities more efficient and to provide the person with a solution individually suitable within the framework of the client task.
  1. Data processing
    • The law office processes personal data to realize the following principles and purposes:
      • Execution of the Agreement and provision of legal services and management of the client relationship, including execution of all necessary operations in performance of the Agreement and administration of the client relationship;
      • performing all activities related to the former and future clients of the law office;
      • organizing of marketing;
      • compliance with the legal requirements and obligations of the law office.
    • The law office processes different types of personal data if you have voluntarily disclosed them during communication and / or interviews.
    • Data processing takes place in the manner specified in these terms and conditions even if the law office conducts remote consultation with the client via electronic channels in accordance with the client’s wishes.
  1. Processing of certain types of electronic data
    • The law office processes customer-related data via electronic channels, in particular, in the form of remote consultation using Skype, Microsoft Teams and Zoom applications.
    • The website uses the Google Analytics application, which in turn uses various cookies to collect information regarding how users use the website, compile statistics about it and also provide ads that correspond to user habits. For example, a website collects the following Internet log information through cookies: user IP address, operating system, browser type, language, time of use of the website.
    • A cookie is a small text file automatically saved by a web browser to a device used by a user. Cookies are used to collect information regarding the use by the user of the website in order to provide the user with a better user experience.
    • The user can delete and / or block cookies stored on their devices by changing the corresponding settings of their web browser. If you do not use cookies, the website may not work as intended and / or some functionalities may not be available to users.
    • In addition to using the analysis cookies, websites use pixel tags (web-beacons) to monitor the use of the website. In doing so, personally identifiable information will not be processed. 
  1. Legal basis
    • Personal data shall be processed on the following legal bases if:
      • you have given your consent to the processing of your data for one or more specific purposes;
      • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the person is party or in order to take measures at the request of the person before the conclusion of the contract;
      • processing is needed for compliance with the legal obligations incumbent on the law office;
      • processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of a specific person or of another natural person;
      • processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;
      • processing is necessary for our or a third party’s legal interests, unless those interests take precedence over the interests of the Person or the fundamental rights and freedoms that require the protection of personal data, in particular if you are a child;
      • other applicable legal bases for data processing, specifically, the provisions of national law (laws and regulations).
  1. Transfer of personal data to third parties
    • Personal data shall be transmitted by the law office with the prior consent of the person in connection with the provision of a service or activity, if any of the law office’s cooperation partners participates in it.
    • The law office may engage external service providers to act as the data processor for the law office to provide certain services to the law office, such as website service providers, financial and financial reporting services, marketing service providers and IT support service providers. When providing such services, external service providers may have access to and / or process personal data.
    • The law office always requires that these external service providers and partners introduce and implement security measures to ensure the integrity and security of personal data (incl. confidentiality and security requirements). 
  1. Data security
    • Personal data is stored on virtual and private servers located in the territory of a Member State of the European Union or countries that have joined the European Economic Area. Data may be transferred to countries whose level of data protection has been assessed by the European Commission as adequate.
    • The access to personal data is available to the management / staff of the law office, who can access personal data only with the aim to resolve personal inquiries and to organize the use of activities and services related to the law office.
    • We use the required organizational, physical and IT security measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and processing of data. The purpose of information security activities is to implement an appropriate level of information protection, mitigate risks and prevent threats.
    • We are guided by the principle that the transmission and collection of personal information should be as secure as possible. However, it must be borne in mind that there are always certain risks and that no technological system is perfectly secure.
  1. Exercise of rights in relation to personal data
    • If you have given your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data in certain ways, you may withdraw this consent at any time in the future.
    • In addition, you may object to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes without incurring any costs other than the costs of transmission in accordance with the basic tariffs.
    • In accordance with applicable data protection legislation, you have the right to:
      • request access to your personal data,
      • request the correction of your personal data,
      • request the deletion of your personal data,
      • request a restriction on the processing of your personal data
      • request data portability,
      • object to the processing of your personal data (including opposition to your profiling)
      • oppose automated decision-making (incl. profiling)
      • to exercise your rights, please contact us as set out in point 9.
      • in the event of a complaint, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.
  1. Data retention
    • Personal data is stored both electronically and, if this is not possible, on paper. However, not all data retention is duplicated. Thus, some data are recorded and stored either only electronically or only on paper if necessary.
    • Personal information will be kept for as long as it is necessary to provide you with the services and products you want. Once the relationship between us has ended, we will delete the Person’s sensitive data or make the Person’s data anonymous, unless mandatory retention requirements apply. We may retain the person’s contact information and interest in the activities and services of the law office for an extended period of time if you have authorized the agency to send marketing materials.
    • In addition, the law office may have a requirement under applicable law to retain some of the Person’s cinfidential information for 7 years after the relevant tax year. We may retain Personal Information even after the termination of the contractual relationship if personal information is required to comply with other applicable laws or if we need Personal Information to protect, create and enforce legal claims solely on a need-to-know basis. To the extent possible, we will limit the processing of personal data to the relevant limited purposes after the end of the contractual relationship.
  1. Right to apply to the law office, supervisory authority or court
    • If you want additional information regarding the use of your personal data or assistance in exercising your rights, you can always contact the law office with a digitally signed application or by e-mail info@thor.ee
    • You always have the right to apply to the Data Protection Inspectorate or a court to protect your rights and data. The Data Protection Inspectorate is a state agency that can be approached for consultation or assistance on personal data protection issues. The contacts of the Data Protection Inspectorate can be found on the website https://www.aki.ee/

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The opening hours of the law office are Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 17.00

Admission at the law office is by appointment only. Due to the activities of the law office, it is not possible to service occasional unregistered appeals.

Sõpruse pst 29-12 (5th floor), 10615 Tallinn

Tel.: (+372) 6 801 681
Fax: (+372) 6 801 682
E-mail: info (at) thor.ee
Procedural documents: menetlus (at) thor.ee

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