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Cookies Policy

1. Preamble

1.1. Omnes Legal being the trading name of A.I. Charatsis - V.I. Stasinopoulou Law Firm (hereinafter referred to as “Omnes Legal”, or “Omnes”, or the “Law Firm”) is an incorporated partnership of Lawyers regulated by the Greek Presidential Decree No. 81/2005 and Law 4194/2013, as currently in force, having its registered address at 7, Alexandrou Noutsou Str., 117 44 Athens, Greece, duly registered with the Athens Bar Association.

1.2. This Cookies Policy refers to: (a) the use of cookies on this Website (www.omneslegal.com) and (b) the possibility given to visitors/users to manage their preferences over cookies, as well as relevant information, are set out below.

1.3. Omnes owns and operates this Website which uses cookies and similar technologies (hereinafter referred to the “Cookies”). Hereinafter we will describe which Cookies are being used and how we process the information we collect. Please note that Omnes reserves the right to amend and/or update at any time all the personal data protection policies.

1.4. By proceeding to our Website, you declare that you have read and understood our Cookies Policy.

1.5. Your rights as Data Subjects as regards the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information through the Cookies, still apply as mentioned in our GDPR Policy.

1.6. All references to “our”, “us” or “we”, herein are deemed to refer to Omnes.

2. What are Cookies

2.1. Cookies are small pieces of data (text files) with information, which are stored by the server of a website on the terminal device (computer, mobile phone, tablet etc.) of a visitor/user while navigating it. The website shall retrieve this information on each visit in order to provide relevant services. A typical example of such information is the user’s preferences on a website, as stated by the choices made on it (e.g., selecting certain buttons, searches, etc.).

2.2. Cookies assist us to improve the usability and functionality of the Website, to remember your actions and preferences (e.g., language preference, sign-up, sign-in, log-in information e.tc.) and in general to enhance your navigation experience or enable specific functions of the Website, alongside allowing us to understand which areas of the Website are most visited or which require improvement.

2.3. According to article 4 para. 5 of Greek Law 3471/2006 the storage of information or acquisition of access to stored information in the user terminal equipment is only permitted if the particular user has given his/her consent upon clear and extensive information. An exception to the obligation to obtain consent in accordance with that paragraph shall be the case of storage and access to information intended solely to “the transfer of a communication via an electronic communications network or which is necessary for the provision of an information society service expressly requested by the user or subscriber”. Essentially, the user’s consent is not required for cookies that are technically necessary to make the connection to the website or to provide the Internet service.

2.4. Cookies can be installed by the provider of the website visited by the user (first party cookies) or by others through the provider of the website (third party cookies)

2.5. The Cookies do not provide access to any of your stored files and cannot transmit harmful content to your device.

2.6. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting to automatically refuse Cookies, our Website will issue Cookies as soon as you visit it.

2.7. More information about cookies, and how you can turn cookies on or off can be found here.

3. Types of Cookies we use

3.1. Here below you may find a list of the different types of Cookies we use on our Website. To the extent that any personal data is collected through Cookies, our GDPR Policy applies.

3.2. Necessary Cookies: Cookies in this category are necessary for the proper and effective functioning of our Website. They store information to maintain the user session after connecting to the Omnes services through our Website as well as the visitor/user’s preferences regarding the use of optional cookies. The use of mandatory cookies does not require the consent of the visitor/user.

3.3. They enable core functionalities, services and features (accessibility, availability of JavaScript e.tc.). The legal basis for the processing of your personal information collected from Necessary Cookies is our legitimate interest, and more specifically, the proper operation of our Website.

3.4. Performance Cookies/Analytics Cookies: These Cookies allow us to understand and evaluate how our visitors interact with our Website.

3.5. These Cookies allow us to evaluate and improve the performance of our Website. We gather information about number of visits, time spent and any issues encountered, such as error messages. We are also able to recognize which part of our Website is visited and what the visitors view in our Website. The information collected from these Cookies are anonymous. Should you not allow these Cookies, we will be unable to know when you visited our Website.

3.6. Especially as regards analytics we are using the Google analytics service. More information about the processing performed in this regard can be found at here.

3.7. The legal basis for the processing of your personal information collected from Performance Cookies is your consent, that is required to provide to us the first time that you visit our Website or through the Cookie consent manager.

4. To whom we disclose the personal data gathered through Cookies

4.1. Access to your personal information collected through the Cookies shall be provided only to trusted external third-party providers of Omnes such as the IT service providers and/or the website hosting providers and/or the software and hardware providers, and only to the extent necessary for the provision of their services to us.

4.2. These providers act as Data Processors and are bound to process your personal information on behalf of Omnes, only for the specific purpose of our agreement and under our specific instructions.

5. How to manage and control Cookies

5.1. Upon visiting our Website for the first time you will be requested to accept or refuse Cookies. You may review and change your settings at any time by visiting the Cookie consent manager.

5.2. You can also control your Cookies and you can set your browser to reject or receive notifications regarding incoming Cookies. In this case certain services and functions may not work. Of course, not choosing this setting is not construed as your will to accept all cookies without exception.

5.3. You may also delete existing Cookies already stored on your device by deleting your browser’s history. This will delete all cookies from all websites you visited from this browser. Please note, however, that some stored data may also be lost (e.g., stored login details, website preferences etc.).

5.4. We would like to note once again that should you proceed with any of those actions, please be informed that our Website will not operate as intended. Your experience at our Website might be impaired and/or some functions or features of our Website may not be available.

6. Contact information

If you want to contact us with questions regarding our GDPR Policy, or for any information about our use of cookies and/or regarding your personal data protection and/or in order to exercise any of your rights, please contact us at gdpr@omneslegal.com.

7. Log files

7.1. The following data shall be recorded in log files for each request on our Website server by the visitor/user’s browser:

  • the IP address of the visitor/user, which is his/her personal data, even if we cannot identify him/her on our own on the basis of this information;
  • the date and time of execution of each request for data transfer between browser and server (https request) for the operation of the https protocol;
  • the server’s response code with the call parameters of the https protocol (https response);
  • the server response time in ms to each request; and
  • the type of browser through which the request was submitted.

7.2. The above data shall be collected to control the security of the Website information and services, to ensure the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information and data from accidental or illegal or malicious actions or incidents, to investigate any online attacks and incidents, and to support any relevant legal claims.

7.3. The log files shall be kept for a period of twelve (12) months and may be notified to the processing company for the purpose of managing the Website and to the competent authorities, if necessary, to investigate any online attack and incident. The information for which an investigation is made or is used in the context of legal claims shall be kept for the period required for those purposes.