PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy describes how the law firm Berngaard gathers and uses personal information. The policy covers information about existing and potential clients, users of our webpages, suppliers, partners and general information about how we process personal information. The law firm Berngaard/Sandbek AS owns the website www.berngaard.no 

The law firm Berngaard, by its general manager, is the controller and treats the personal information in accordance with the personal data act and associated regulations, as well as the Courts Act’s rules on legal practices. 

Personal data means information or assessments that can be linked to an individual.  

 

Treatment of personal information in connection with lawyer assignments 

The law firm Berngaard processes personal information in connection with each individual assignment to the extent necessary to carry out the assignment. The information may include information about clients, counterparties and others related to the assignment, and may include sensitive personal information.  

Processing of client information is governed by Art. 6 no. 1 (b) of the GDPR. Processing information about other persons than the client, such as witnesses or the opposing party, is governed by Art. 6 no. 1 (f) of the GDPR, where data protection concerns have to be weighed against the need to process information in each individual case. As a result of the lawyers’ statutory duty of confidentiality, any privacy issues caused by the processing may be mitigated, so that the necessity of processing becomes the critical factor. Processing of sensitive personal information is governed by Art. 9 no. 2 (f) of the GDPR, where processing is required to determine, enforce or defend a legal claim. Personal information shall be disclosed only to the extent it is necessary to perform the assignment 

We will not process personal information that goes beyond this without the consent of the registered party before the treatment begins, see Art. 8 and 9 nr.2 (a) of the GDPR.  

 

Information gathered through our website 

As an important part of the effort to create the best functionality and further development of the website, we look at the user pattern of those who visit the site. To analyze the information, we use the analytics tool Google Analytics. 

Google Analytics uses cookies (small text files that the site stores on the user’s computer) which registers the user’s IP address and provides information about the individual user’s online movements. The statistics can give us answers on how many people visit different pages, how long the visit lasts, what webpages the users come from and what browsers are used. None of the cookies allow us to link information about your use of the site to you as an individual.  

The information received is subject to the Google Privacy Policy.  

An IP address is defined as personal information because it can be traced back to specific hardware and thus to an individual. Berngaard uses Google Analytics’ tracking code that anonymizes the IP address before information is stored and processed by Google. The stored IP address can not be used to identify the individual user.  

If you do not want us to gather anonymous data from you, you can refuse permission on Google Analytics or by changing the security settings on your computer. Read more about denying permission for Google Analytics registration. 

 

Information provided to other partners and data processors  

The law firm Berngaard has entered into data processing agreements with those suppliers who have access to information about you. 

 

Processing personal information on suppliers and partners 

We process personal information about suppliers and partners, such as contact persons name, email, phone and address, to the extent necessary to manage the contractual relationship and to fulfill the agreement. Such treatment is governed by Art. 6 nr. 1 (b) and (f) of the GDPR.  

 

Processing personal information for marketing 

We process personal information about existing and potential customers as well as collaborators for marketing purposes, including newsletters, seminars and similar offers. The information processed for this purpose includes contact information such as name, email, phone, address and assessments related to possible clients and working relationships. If you do not wish to receive this kind of marketing, you can notify us in accordance with the contact details below. The grounds for processing is contractual, because the registered party has otherwise provided the information to us or that we, after a balance of interest test pursuant to Art. 6 nr. 1 (f) in the GDPR, collect contact information about persons who have a role in a business that we wish to get in contact with.  

 

Right to access and to require correction of incorrect personal information 

Anyone who asks has the right to know what kind of personal data processing the law firm Berngaard engages inpursuant to Art. 15 of the GDPR. The registrant may also request that personal information that is incorrect be corrected, pursuant to Art. 16 of the GDPR.  

 

Deletion 

Personal information will be deleted when there no longer is any reason to store them. 

 

Consent, choice of law and jurisdiction 

The privacy policy applies to all users of our webpages, and by using our webpage the user accepts that personal information can be processed in accordance with this statement. You agree that any disputes shall be heard by a court in Oslo in accordance with Norwegian laws.  

 

Change of our privacy policy 

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy, or any portion thereof, at any time. Please check for any updates.  

 

Contact information 

If you have any further questions about this privacy policy or how we process personal information, please contact us at post@berngaard.no 

Phone: +47 22 94 18 00 

Postal Address: Beddingen 8, 0260 Oslo