Who we are
Spyros Ioannou LLC (hereinafter referred to as “our Law Firm”, “our Firm” “we”) are a growing Law Firm in Larnaca, Cyprus founded by Mr. Spyros Ioannou, and we offer legal assistance in a wide range of legal areas.
The personal data that we process
The “personal data” that we collect from you refers to information that can identify you personally, either directly, or indirectly from other information that we have access to.
We may obtain this information when you contact us personally, from the organisation that you are a part of or from persons that are associated with you and your affairs. Other sources of this information may be databases such as the Land Registry, The Registrar of Companies and/or the media.
Categories of personal data include:
• Your name, date and place of birth
• Your contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail address)
• Identity Card and/or Passport Number
• Information concerning family life (i.e. marital status, information on children, parents etc)
• Billing and financial information such as billing address, bank account and payment information
• Information on your Profession, source of income, employer, copy of your CV and Criminal Record Check
• Information provided when using our website as well as marketing and communication preferences
• Personal data regarding health, race and ethnicity, political opinions, religious beliefs.
• Information that we are legally required to obtain for compliance purposes, for example, know-your-client’ information and information on source of funds and source of wealth where concerning anti-money laundering legislation
• Information provided throughout our business relationship which is necessary for the legal services we provide
How we use your personal data and for what purpose
We process data that we collect lawfully and only those that we are permitted to process, either by your given consent or for another lawful reason. This data varies depending on the services that we are required to provide.
• It may be necessary to use the information you provide to us for the performance of a contract with you. In other words, to process any enquiry that you make and be able to provide our legal services to a satisfactory level. This includes giving legal advice, during court proceedings, for the setting up of businesses and any other legal services that you require. Please note that when in the best interests of business your data may be disclosed with third parties
• If you are a job applicant we may collect, store and use your contact details, copies of your application, C.V. and cover letter, as well as any references provided or obtained, for the purposes of processing your application and for general recruitment purposes.
• We obtain your information for the compliance of legal obligations, including European and National legislation and for the purpose of sharing this information with government and regulatory authorities when necessary
• Your information may be disclosed to third parties when necessary to protect our business rights such as in the event of outstanding bills, to allow us to limit any damage that we may sustain and to enforce the terms of any contract made
• The processing of your personal data allows us to improve our services, to keep our records updated, to notify you of any changes to this policy and/or to our terms and conditions, and to send you any relevant marketing communications in the event that you consent to this or it is permitted by law
• Any disclosed health conditions, religious or political beliefs, or other sensitive information will only be processed when absolutely necessary to provide our client with advice concerning their legal enquiries.
Sharing of your personal data
Throughout your business relationship with our Firm, your personal data may be shared with the employees of Spyros Ioannou LLC who are responsible for the handling of your legal matter.
Furthermore, as mentioned above, your personal information may be disclosed with third parties where it is in your best interests for your legal matter. This includes entities connected to our Firm such as accountants, bank institutions, companies providing filing and administration services etc. Other third parties may include courts and tribunals, court bailiffs, other legal specialists such as mediators, arbitrators, governmental or supervisory bodies with a legal right a legitimate interest in any material.
We may be legally obliged to share your information with government authorities and services such as the District Office, the Tax Office, the Department of Lands and Surveys and the Department of Civil Registry and Migration.
Your information will also be shared with third parties other than the above where we have obtained express consent to do so.
Retention of your personal information
We retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we have collected it, as outlined above.
Information collected solely for the purpose of complying with EU or National legislation will be kept in accordance with those laws.
When using our Firm’s website, a small text file called cookies are automatically placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are a way of storing your personal information when you visit a website that helps the site remember information about you and making it easier to tailor to your preferences.
There are different types of cookies used for different purposes. These include necessary cookies which are required for the function of this website, analytics cookies which enable us to monitor use of the website for an improved user experience, and advertising cookies which are used by advertising companies to tailor ads to yours interests.
You have the right to object to certain cookies being used when browsing this website. If you wish to review the cookie options click ‘Change Settings’.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Furthermore, our files are backed-up to a secure central server and our offices are securely locked when unattended.
According to the new Regulation your rights regarding how we use and keep your personal data include:
• Article 15 - Having access to your personal information
• Article 16 - The right of rectification, i.e. the correction of any mistakes regarding
• Article 17 - Erasure of your personal information without undue delay
• Article 18 - The restriction of certain data processing
• Article 20 - Receiving your personal data in a structured, machine readable format
• Article 21 - The right to object to the processing of personal information
• Receive a confirmation as to whether your data is processed
• Withdrawal of your consent at any time
You also have the right to opt out of marketing communications by following the instructions in the communication that you receive from us.
Amendments to this Privacy Statement
We may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to ensure that it complies with any changes to the relevant laws. Any modifications and/or amendments will appear on our website.
This Privacy Statement was last updated on 20th of September 2018
You can contact our Firm for any queries, updates or complaints regarding your personal information through the following methods:
Address: Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue 32, Issa Court, Office 104, 6058 Larnaca, Cyprus
Tel.: (+357) 24 02 10 10
Fax: (+357) 24 02 10 11