Privacy policy

The law firm “Nikolaos G. Nakis – Maria G. Demetriou Law Firm (hereinafter referred to as “the firm”) is committed to protecting your personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, as applicable, the Greek Laws applicable to the processing of personal data, the decisions of the Greek Data Protection Authority and any other applicable legal and regulatory provisions of the EU.

The company collects and uses your personal data solely to provide you with legal services in connection with your case, whether it concerns representation before judicial or other authorities or legal advice. The company collects and uses your personal data only to the extent necessary to provide you with its services.

The types of personal data that the firm may process (in paper and electronic form) include, but are not limited to, your name and contact details, VAT and Tax ID number, ID number, specimen signature, your criminal record or medical records and any other category of personal data included in information/materials obtained from you or on your behalf in the course of providing our legal services.

The records of personal data held by the firm are as follows:

(a) A list of clients and associates (lawyers, bailiffs, notaries and other specialties, etc.), with their identity details, home and work addresses, contact telephone numbers, e-mail address, VAT & Tax ID numbers for easy search of contact details, postal, telephone and e-mail communication and their connection to the cases assigned to the firm. The file is maintained in electronic format, access to it is allowed only with the use of a password and only by the law firm partners and the office secretary.

(b) A list of active and non-active cases for easy search of their progress (court dates, deadlines, results of decisions, etc.). The file is maintained electronically, access to it requires the use of a password and access is authorised by the members of the law firm, the office secretariat and the firm’s partner lawyers.

(c) Physical case files, which for active cases are kept in the firm’s libraries and for inactive cases are kept in special rooms. Of the records of inactive cases, pleadings are kept for an indefinite period of time and in any case for more than five (5) years, while other documents are kept for a period of five (5) years, in accordance with the relevant obligation of the Code of Ethics. Active cases are accessible to the law firm’s partners, the firm’s secretariat and the associate lawyers assigned to handle them for the duration of their involvement in the case.

(d) Electronic case files, which are maintained on a server and stored on a hard drive with an encrypted back-up. The server is kept in a dedicated area and is not accessible except by the computer technician supporting the office’s computer systems. These files include manuscripts, electronic mail and scanned client documents. Access to them is granted for non-active cases only by the partners of the law firm, the secretariat, and for active cases only by the associate lawyers (for the cases assigned to them) for the duration of their employment.

Please note that the firm does not retain any physical or electronic documents that are not directly or indirectly related to the assigned cases and have been handed over to us for study or for asking questions or investigating the possibility of legal assistance. These records, unless a case assignment is granted, are destroyed annually.

The law firm strictly observes the attorney-client privilege and does not provide any information to a third party about the details of our clients, the cases assigned to us, their content and their progress, both while they are active and after the assignment has been completed for an indefinite period of time. It should be noted that the attorney-client privilege is broken in cases where national or Community legislation provides for its lifting for the prosecution of specific criminal offences.

The Company may be required under applicable National or Community legislation to retain, process and/or transmit certain of your personal data to relevant national public authorities for reasons related to, among others, tax compliance.

All employees or associates of the company who are authorised to process your personal data, including third parties, processors or controllers, used by the company (bailiffs, notaries and accountants) are bound by a confidentiality obligation.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have the right to :

Request access to your personal data (Article 15 of the GDPR)
to request the rectification of your personal data (Article 16 of the GDPR). If for any reason your data has, knowingly, become incomplete or inaccurate, you must notify the company so that it can be updated, completed and/or corrected as appropriate.
request the erasure of your personal data (Article 17 of the GDPR) or request the restriction of the processing of your personal data (Article 18 of the GDPR)
request the portability of your personal data (Article 20 of the GDPR)
object to the processing of your personal data (Article 21 of the GDPR)

You can file a complaint with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority if you believe that the company is processing your personal data in a way that violates applicable law.

Feel free to submit any questions regarding your personal data by contacting:

by email to info@lexnet.gr
by phone at 210-3639190
By mail to : Nikolaos G. Nakis – Maria C. Dimitriou Law Firm, 41 Solonos Street, P.O. Box 106 72

For the law firm of Nikolaos G. Nakis – Maria G. Dimitrios. Dimitriou Law Firm

Nikolaos G. Nakis
Managing Partner