Privacy and cookies policy

 

A) PRIVACY POLICY

 
1. Data collected:

Mere browsing. No data will be automatically recorded that would permit the individual identification of users (“Users”) merely as a result of visiting and browsing this website (the “Website”) of Gerard Sartorio Teixidó (the “Owner”). However, certain information is collected and recorded in the systems the Owner (e.g. type of Internet browser, operating system, IP address from which the pages of the Website have been accessed) in order to improve browsing for Users and the management of the Website itself. The Website may also use cookies and similar technologies, which use is subject to the consent of Users in accordance with the Cookie policy.

Access to content or services for which data are requested. Without prejudice to the above, the Owner may require that Users provide certain personal data, which may essentially include given name, surnames and email, in order to access certain Website services. In these cases, the Owner will provide Users with the necessary information before processing their data.

2. Controller.

D. Gerard Sartorio Teixidó, with domicile at Pau Casals avenue 5, 3 – 1; 08021 Barcelona (Spain), controls the processing of the data that are collected or generated as a result of Users accessing, using and browsing the Website and of control of the Website.

3. Purposes of processing.

In addition to managing the requests for contact that Users expressly make, the Owner has a legitimate interest in using the information that is collected or generated in order to:

– improve the Website, its management and its security, and

– conduct studies to analyse the relevance and use of the Website, including by way of anonymised information.

4. Communications.

Data will not be disclosed to third parties except, where applicable, to competent public authorities in the exercise of their functions. The Website may exceptionally use third-party company cookies in accordance with the Cookie policy and with the consent of the User.

5. Legal basis and retention.

The legal bases upon which Uría Menéndez is permitted to process the data of Users are:

– Users voluntarily accessing and browsing the Website,

– Users requesting contact,

– Compliance by the Owner with legal obligations, and

the legitimate interest of improving the Website and its security, as well as of conducting studies and analyses regarding the operation and use of the Website.

Data will be retained for as long as there are contractual obligations deriving from services or content requested by Users and subsequently until the expiration of legal, contractual or professional responsibilities that require its retention (e.g. until the expiration of responsibility deriving from data protection or cybersecurity regulation).

6. Rights of Users.

Users may exercise their right of access, rights to rectification, erasure, object, limitation of processing and data portability, when appropriate, with respect to the processing for which the Owner is the controller, by communication in writing sent to general@sartorioabogados.com, providing evidence of their identity. They may also contact the Spanish Data Protection Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos).

 

A) COOKIES POLICY

The Owner, as a data controller, uses cookies for the purpose of monitoring users’ navigation habits on this website, in accordance with the following policy.

1. Cookies reference

A cookie is a file which is downloaded onto the User’s gadget when he or she accesses certain websites. A cookie stores information about the user’s navigation of the website from those devices and allows that information to be recovered.

2. Types of cookies used on this website and data processing by the use of cookies

This website only uses Google Analytics cookies, details of which are as follows:

a) Third party: Google, Inc. (“Google”), a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, CA 94043 (United States).

b) Information collected by Google and information provided to the Owner: Google Analytics tracks web traffic from website Users (including information regarding the times at which the website has been visited, whether the User has previously visited the website, which website has referred the User to the website concerned, IP address, etc.).

Google Analytics does not provide the Owner with the Users’ actual IP address: it only provides statistical information concerning visits (Users who have visited the site only once, the number of pages viewed, pages per visit, average duration of each visit, percentage of repeat visits, percentage of new visits, new Users and repeat Users, the frequency of visits and recent visits, whether there has been interaction with the content on the page, pages viewed), demographic data (language, country/territory, city), technology used (web browser, operating system, ISP, type of device), and source or medium.

c) Purpose: Google Analytics is a web analytics tool which allows website owners to analyse the degree to which Users interact with the site. Clients of Google Analytics can consult various reports describing how Users interact with their site with the aim of enhancing performance. Through this information, the Owner is able to analyse the User’s navigation of its website. Google Analytics provides information about trends without identifying actual Users.

Google Analytics is regulated by Google’s general terms of service, which are accessible at http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html and by Google’s privacy policies, which can be accessed at http://www.google.com/intl/us/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

The purpose of the data processing undertaken by Google is to analyse and measure data to provide services to its clients (e.g. analysis of data concerning visits to a website).

d) Deactivation: Users may withdraw their consent to the use of cookies at any time by clicking on the ‘decline’ button established for this purpose.

Alternatively, Users may deactivate Google Analytics’ cookies by using the opt-out browser add-on for Google Analytics, or by configuring their browser.

The Owner is not liable for the content and accuracy of Google’s terms and conditions of use and its privacy policy, as referred to in this cookie policy.

3. Legal grounds and retention period

The processing of a User’s personal data is necessary for the abovementioned purposes and the legal ground for such processing is the User’s consent, which he or she provides by clicking on the “Accept” button.

The personal data are retained for the period established by Google in its privacy policy.

4. Communications and international data transfers

The third party cookies used on this website belong to Google, which is located in the US (and therefore outside the European Economic Area (EEA)). Google is adhered to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

The data will not be communicated to third parties, except as set out in Google’s privacy policy mentioned above.

5. Users’ rights

A User may exercise his or her rights in the terms referred to in the Privacy Policy. The User’s rights relating to Google may be exercised in accordance with Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en).

In addition, Users have the right to address their requests to the competent data protection authority. In Spain, the competent authority is the Spanish Data Protection Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos).