Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

 

This privacy policy details how M.Sc. Konstantin Tahtadjiev (hereinafter referred to as “Data Controller”), uses and protects the information you give to him when you use this website.

 

M.Sc. Konstantin Tahtadjiev is an industrial property representative, also known as European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, Bulgarian Patent and Trademark Attorney, listed and authorized to act before the Bulgarian Patent Office, European Patent Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office, World Intellectual Property Organization. Registered office: address j.k. Goce Delchev bl. 233, at.8, ap. 35, 1404 Sofia, Bulgaria, phone number: + 359 2 858 03 45 and website: www.ktpatent.com

 

The Data Controller is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified when using www.ktpatent.com, we will only use it in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

M.Sc. Konstantin Tahtadjiev, may change this policy occasionally and this page will be updated. This policy is effective from 07 June 2019.

 

What data do we collect?

 

We collect the following data:

 

• personally identifiable information about you – such as your name, company, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address
The personal data that we collect or obtain may, among other things, include:
• identification data (e.g. name, work address, work phone number, work e-mail address, country of residence, etc.);
• electronic identification data (e.g. IP addresses, browser type, cookie identifiers, …);
• personal characteristics (e.g. gender, language, etc.);
• employment and educational data (e.g. organization you work for, job title, current responsibilities, projects, qualifications, trainings, work scheme…);
• data about which products and services you order;
• data about how you interact with us (e.g. when you contact us) and other similar information.

 

How do we collect your data?

 

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you – such as your name, company, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address – unless you:

• choose to fill out a ‘Contact Us’ form, found on many of the pages of the site;
• or to email us;
• or write to us;
• or phone us.

 

We do collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit our website (through cookies) such as the type of device you are using, the domain name of the internet service provider and browser type. We use technology to look at which pages of the website our visitors view, their IP addresses and if links to other websites are used. We use this information to understand user behaviour on our website. This technology does not identify you personally.

 

Should you choose to submit a CV by email or post we will use the information it contains only for the application process. We process your data as a legitimate business interest in line with the our overall recruitment policy. If we do not use personal data then we may be unable to reply to your query or respond to a job application.

 

We take no responsibility about the safety of the information you choose to submit to us via email or the internet. It may be collected in transit by others.

 

We may obtain your personal data in the framework of the execution of our business activities.

 

How will we use the information about you?

 

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

• To respond to an enquiry.
• To provide you with the services, information and updates you have requested.
• To improve the website’s performance, content and design;
• To market our services, send news or invite you to events.
• To compile anonymous statistics for example website usage statistics.
• To fulfil legal obligations.
• To issue invoices, manage your IP portfolio and to collect payments.
• To comply with regulatory and legal obligations such as anti-money laundering, anti-bribery or anti-fraud.
• To manage our business performance, assessing client satisfaction, conducting tests on new or existing systems.
• To resolve any issues caused by a fault or problem with our website.
• To make market research;
• To control access access;
• To improve security.
• To improve the good organisation of our services;
• To manage visitors

 

How is your data processed?

 

In processing your personal data we rely on the lawful basis of legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests being answering enquiries that you have requested, administering and protecting our business and this website, and using data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences. We comply with our legal obligations and collect information for this purpose.

 

We will not share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information outside the date controller, except where we are required to share your information with any third parties who provide services on our behalf. Some of the recipients of your personal data referenced may be based in countries outside of the European Economic Area whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection.

 

We may also share personal data when it is lawfully demanded by authorities such as the government, regulatory bodies, auditors or police. Similarly, we may share data to protect the security of our database, as a precaution against legal liability, or in the event of a joint venture, collaboration, reorganisation or similar event.

 

The website is hosted on our servers in Bulgaria. We employ strict technical and organizational (security) measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage both online and offline.

 

These measures include:

– training to relevant staff to ensure they are aware of our privacy obligations when handling personal data;
– administrative and technical controls to restrict access to personal data on a ‘need to know’ basis (passwords, digital certificates);
– technological security measures, including fire walls, encryption and anti-virus software;
– physical security measures, such as staff security badges to access our premises.

 

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of data – especially over the internet (including by e-mail) – is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us.

 

We limit access to your personal information to those who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information in order to carry out their jobs.

 

How long do we keep your data?

 

We keep data in accordance with regulatory obligations and good practice. The time depends on the nature of the information. The time also may change. Your personal data will not be retained longer than necessary for the purposes described above.

As a general rule, records in the framework of our business activities that may contain personal data (e.g. contracts, orders, correspondence etc.) are stored for a period of 10 years.

 

Depending on the specific situation and the applicable national legislation, we may however retain your personal data for a longer period. This will in particular be the case if any of the following periods is longer:

(i) as long as is necessary for our daily business;
(ii) any retention period that is required by law; or
(iii) the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise.

 

Personal data processed for direct marketing purposes are stored for a period of 3 years as from the last contact with the individual concerned. If you have become a customer during this period, we may however retain your personal data for a longer period, namely 10 years as from the delivery of the products or services, or as from the latest contact with us (if this contact would take place at a later date).

 

Links to other websites

 

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. We have no control over the website of other companies or their privacy policies.

 

Cookies

 

Our website uses Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser onto your computer or mobile device when you visit this Site. They are used to provide you with a good experience when you browse this Site and allow us to improve this Site. With your consent, they can also be used to personalise the content of this Site based on your previous browsing behaviour and to gather statistics in order to improve this Site. You can find more information about cookies by visiting the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Cookies can be categorized according to the following characteristics:

Whether they are “session cookies” or “persistent cookies”:

 

Session cookies
A session cookie is used each time you visit our website to give you a session ID. We use this type of cookie to link your actions on our website and each session cookie will only last for a browser session, at the end of which it will expire. Each browser session will start when you open your browser window and finish when you close your browser window. After your visit to our website all session cookies are deleted. Each time you visit our website you will have a different session ID.

 

Persistent cookies

A persistent cookie allows the preferences or actions of the user across a site (or across different sites) to be remembered. It has a longer lifetime than a session cookie and lasts for the period of time specified in the cookie (this will vary from cookie to cookie). This type of cookie will not be deleted when you close your browser window and will be stored on your computer or mobile device. It will be activated every time you visit a website which created that particular persistent cookie.

 

Whether they are “first party cookies” or “third party cookies”:

 

First party cookies: a first party cookie is a cookie set by us or any of our processors.

 

Third party cookies: a third-party cookie is a cookie set by a data controller that does not operate this site.

 

Please note that we do not have access or control over the cookies placed on this Site by third parties and use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies.

 

The types of cookies used on the Sites can be classified into different categories, namely functional and tracking cookies, to run its web applications:

Functional cookies are used to make the Site more user-friendly. To serve this purpose, your behaviour and some preferences are saved.

 

Tracking cookies are used for statistical purposes, including, amongst others, the use of Google Analytics software.

 

The following cookies are used on the Site:
_ga (analytical, visitor segmentation, third party, 2 years retention period)
_gat_gtag_UA_110595450_1 (analytical, visitor identification, third party, 24 hours)
_gid (analytical, visitor identification, third party, 24 hours)
lpvXXXXXX (XXX = 6 random digits) (analytical, visitor interaction, third party, 2 years)
pardot (analytical, visitor interaction, third party, 2 years)
visitor_idXXX (XXX = same random digits) (analytical, visitor interaction, third party, 10 years)
_hjIncludedInSample (analytical, website usage and heatmap, third party, 2 years)

 

You can enable, disable and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you choose to decline cookies, this may affect the effective use of any functionality provided by the Site.

 

The ability to enable, disable and/or delete cookies can be completed at browser level. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. You may use the “Help” option in your internet browser for more details.

 

We use cookies and tracking technologies on our website to enable us to:
• analyse use of our online services;
• improve user experienced of our website and services; and
• to enable features of online services such as sharing content via social networks and other channels.

 

What аге your data protection rights?

 

The Data Controller would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

 

The right to access – You have the right to request Data Controller for copies of your personal data. We may charge you а small fee for this service.

 

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Data Controller corrects any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Data Controller to complete information you believe is incomplete.

 

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Data Controller erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Data Controller restricts the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Data Controller’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Data Controller transfers the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

 

lf you make а request, we have one month to respond to you. lf you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: tahtad@ktpatent.com
Call us at: + 359 2 858 02 35
Оr write to us: j.k. Goce Delchev bl. 233, et. 8, ap. 35,
1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

 

How to contact us?

 

lf you have any questions about Data Controller’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

E-mail us at: tahtad@ktpatent.com
Call us at: + 359 2 858 03 45
Write us at: j.k. Goce Delchev bl. 233, et. 8, ap. 35,
1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

 

How to contact the appropriate authority

 

Should you wish to report а complaint or if you feel that Data Controller has not addressed your concern in а satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Commission for Personal Data Protection
Address: 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd., Sofia 1592, Bulgaria
Telephone: 02/91-53-555
Fax: +3592/91-53-525
Е-mail: kzld@cpdp.bg
Web-site: www.cpdp.bg

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