Legal and Privacy Statements
Additionally, they provide important information about the way in which we deliver our services, including details of our policy in relation to complaints. Your continuing use and access of this Website constitute agreement to these Terms as published from time to time. This version of the Terms is current as of 9 August 2013.
Website Not Intended As Professional Advice
All articles and notes on this website have been prepared by New Balkans Law Office for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. They are not intended to create, and receipt of them does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to legal advice. You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information on this website.
The articles necessarily omit a large amount of information that may be of interest to you.
If you have any specific questions on these matters, we would be pleased to address them. Please contact us by e-mail or telephone at the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers provided in the Our Offices page of this Website. An e-mail contact form is provided on the Contact Us page.
Nothing in this disclaimer is sought to limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law, or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
Legal advice provided by our lawyers may relate to investments. We are not authorised by any financial regulatory authority for the purposes of investment business or advice. Instead, our services will be provided on the following basis:
- It is not part of our or our members’ function to advise on the merits of investment transactions, to broker or arrange transactions, or to communicate invitations or inducements to engage in investment activity.
- Accordingly, no communication from us should be construed as an invitation, recommendation or inducement (direct or indirect) to engage in investment activity, including contracts of insurance.
- We assume that any decision by you to discuss or negotiate any transaction on which we act, and any decision actually to enter into any such transaction, has been or will be made by You on the basis of Your own assessment of the business, financial and policy aspects of the particular transaction.
- In the course of any transaction on which we act and in order to complete it, it is expected that we will communicate with you, any other advisers of yours and the other parties to the transaction (and any of their advisers) in a number of ways, including, but not limited to, by telephone, e-mail, fax and letter and in the course of meetings. Amongst other things, we would expect to circulate documents for your review and to arrange and participate in meetings and other communication to discuss, negotiate, agree and sign the relevant documents. We will treat your participation in such meetings, calls or other communication with us as a request to receive such communications.
“Content” mean any text, software, database, format, graphic and written work and all other materials (i) developed by, or on behalf of, us which form part of this website; and/or (ii) provided on or through this website with the permission of the third party owners.
“Intellectual Property Rights” mean (i) copyright, patents, database rights and rights in trade marks, designs, know-how and confidential information (whether registered or not); (ii) applications for registration and the right to apply for registration for any of these rights; and (iii) all other intellectual property rights and equivalent or similar forms of protection existing anywhere in the world.
“We” or “Us” or “Our” mean New Balkans Law Office and “You” or “Your” mean you as a user of this Website.
In the Legal Statements, the heading used for each paragraph does not affect its interpretation. Except as otherwise provided in the Legal Statements, any reference to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended, extended, applied or re-enacted from time to time and includes references to any subordinate legislation made under that enactment.
Enactment includes any legislation in any jurisdiction. References to persons include an individual, a body corporate and an unincorporated association of persons.
Access to this Website
This website is provided by New Balkans Law Office. New Balkans Law Office is a trading name of Nikolov and Shoylev, a Bulgarian lawyers’ partnership with a registered office at 14 Shesti Septemvri, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.
By accessing the Website, you agree: that you will access its contents solely for your own private use; to comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of this website; to comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to this website; not to use this website to distribute any information or data in contravention of any regulation or legislation (including, but not limited to, regulation or legislation governing financial services, money laundering or anti-terrorism). You are responsible for all telecommunications charges relating to your use of this website.
Using this Website for Recruitment
In acknowledging an application New Balkans Law Office is not verifying the content, accepting the application or making any offer of employment or engagement. New Balkans Law Office is not obliged to accept any applications. New Balkans Law Office is an equal opportunity employer (in accordance with applicable legislation) and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis covered by local legislation. All employment related decisions are made entirely on merit.
Intellectual Property Rights
We (or our suppliers or third parties who have granted us permission to reproduce their material on this website) own all Intellectual Property Rights in the Content and this website. Nothing in the Legal Notices gives you any right, title or interest in the Content or this website and you do not acquire any such right, title or interest through your use of the website. If you need third party software to use this website, you agree to obtain a licence of that software at your own expense. Please also read the Copyright notices which apply to the Content and this website.
Material Provided by You: You agree to ensure that all material you send or upload to this website (including, but not limited to, e-mails, text, graphic files, still or moving images, or responses to any questionnaire available through this website) (Your Material) is legal, decent and truthful, complies with all laws and regulations, does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of us or any third party, is not defamatory, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable and is free of bugs, worms or viruses. You are solely responsible for Your Material. If we consider that any part of Your Material exposes us to the risk of a claim or complaint by a third party, we may block access to all or part of this website and remove all or part of Your Material. You must provide all reasonable assistance in this respect. You agree not to use this website to advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of this website. You agree not to publish any information or personal data relating to a third party.
Regulation of New Balkans Law Office Offices: Each New Balkans Law Office office home page complies with the regulation and supervision of legal services for the jurisdiction in which the office is located. You should be aware that in using the links available on this website you may be navigated to a new office location that may be subject to different rules, regulations and/or supervisory standards. Information about the regulation and supervision of certain New Balkans Law Office offices is provided in the Country Specific Information sections of the Legal Notices.
We give no express or implied representation or warranty (whether statutory or otherwise) in respect of this website or the Content (including, without limitation, as to their condition, satisfactory quality, performance or fitness for purpose) and all such representations and warranties are excluded except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law.
Limitations and Exclusions of our Liability
General Terms of Business
Where we have published on this Website a set of generally applicable Terms of Business, you and we agree to apply these Terms of Business to any advice or representation you may receive from us, unless another set of terms has been expressly agreed.
Your attention is drawn to our current Terms of Business here.
Archival versions of the Terms may be available upon request in writing.
What data do we collect?
We may receive and store information in relation to you, your use of our services and your use of this Website. This may include:
A. Registration and personal data, including your phone and fax number, e-mail, name, job title, company name (if relevant), as provided by you at any time;
B. Communications you send to us and our staff and communication we or our staff and subcontractors send to you, including any comments and queries about the services we offer;
C. Details of your use of the Website, including but not limited to which pages and documents you access, save or print;
E. Recruitment: If you apply for a position at New Balkans Law Office advertised in the Careers section of this Website or otherwise, your curriculum vitae/résumé or other information you provide to us in connection with your interest/application will be used solely for considering your application and for recruitment purposes.
Our use of personal and non-personal data
Your data and third parties
We may disclose aggregate, non-personal information including statistics about users of the Website and/or parts of it in order to describe our services to prospective or existing business partners and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes.
We may use third parties to process your personal and non-personal data or to provide us with data processing services. You consent to our doing so, and where we choose to do this, we will exercise our reasonable endeavours to retain such service providers as will offer the same level of protection as we have undertaken in relation to the data.
In the event that we undergo a re-organisation or that our business is subject to a change of control, eg, when sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or to the acquiring third party or its group.
Additionally, we may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to prevent fraud or cyber crime, or to protect us or enforce the rights, property or personal safety of any person.
Where you comment or otherwise provide information or text on our Website or in any of our materials (where we choose, from time to time, to enable such functionality), you agree that we may use such information or text, store it and make it known or available to others. Where you have chosen to identify yourself personally in the course of supplying such comments, etc, you agree further to our attribution of the comments, etc, to you.
Transfers and processing of your data may be in locations outside the EEA.
Any data sent or uploaded by you may be accessible in jurisdictions outside your Jurisdiction (including outside the EEA). The level of data protection offered in such jurisdictions may be less than that offered within your jurisdiction or (as the case may be) within the EEA.
Our right to retain documents
In some jurisdictions there are circumstances in which we will have the right to keep documents that belong to you even if you ask us to return or destroy them. In particular, this may occur if you have not paid all of the fees billed to you by us and due to us.
Data protection legislation
As data processors, we are bound by the requirements of data protection enactments. We have also put in place a data protection policy in each of our offices. We will ensure that data we receive from clients or other individuals during the course of our providing legal services will be kept securely and processed solely for the purposes of the engagement.
We do not sell or exploit your data commercially through third parties. We will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make your data commercially available to any third party.
Communication with Users
We may send you information and announcements by email or otherwise, that we think you might find useful or that you have requested from us.
Access to and correction of your data
You are entitled to a copy of your data and to have them rectified or deleted as required by applicable data protection legislation. For more information please send an email to: [email protected].