We (“Baltic Development Group”, “BDG”,“us”, or “our”) are strongly committed to protecting personal data. This transparency notice describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights. We may use personal data provided to us for any of the purposes described in this transparency notice or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. BDG processes personal data for numerous purposes, and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose may differ.
When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data.
We take the security of all the data we hold very seriously. We adhere to internationally recognised security standards and our information security management system relating to client confidential data is independently certified as complying with the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001: 2013. We have a framework of policies, procedures and training in place covering data protection, confidentiality and security and regularly review the appropriateness of the measures we have in place to keep the data we hold secure.
Legal basis for the processing
We will process personal data of visitors to our website based on our legitimate business interests or the consent, if the data subject has been requested to express one. For example, we have an interest in making sure our marketing is relevant for specified individuals, so we may process personal data to send our marketing that is tailored to the interests of a data subject.
Personal data collected via our websites will be retained by us for as long as it is necessary (e.g. for as long as we have a relationship with the relevant individual).
Legitimate interests for processing
When we process personal information for our legitimate interests, we make sure to consider and balance any potential impact on a data subject (both positive and negative), and the data subject’s rights under data protection laws. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override interests of the data subjects – we will not process personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on the data subject (unless we have the consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
When and how we share personal data and locations of processing
We will only share personal data with others when we are legally permitted to do so. When we share data with others, we put contractual arrangements and security mechanisms in place to protect the data and to comply with our data protection, confidentiality and security standards.
We are part of a global network of firms and in common with other professional service providers, we use third parties located in other countries to help us run our business. As a result, personal data may be transferred outside the countries where we and our clients are located.
In respect of personal data being regulated by EU legislation please note that: cross border transfers may include countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and to countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal data. We have taken steps to ensure all personal data is provided with adequate protection and that all transfers of personal data outside the EEA are done lawfully.
Where we transfer personal data outside of the EEA to a country not determined by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data, the transfers will be under an agreement which covers the EU requirements for the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, such as the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses. The European Commission approved standard contractual clauses are available here.
Personal data held by us may be transferred to:
- Other BDG partner firms. We may share personal data with other BDG partner firms where necessary for administrative purposes and to provide professional services to our clients (e.g. when providing services involving advice from BDG member firms in different territories). Our business contacts are visible to and used by BDG users from other BDG partner firms to learn more about a contact, client or opportunity they have an interest in.
- Third party organisations that provide applications/functionality, data processing or IT services to us. We use third parties to support us in providing our services and to help provide, run and manage our internal IT systems. For example, providers of information technology, cloud based software as a service providers, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services. The servers powering and facilitating that cloud infrastructure are located in secure data centres around the world, and personal data may be stored in any one of them
- Third party organisations that otherwise assist us in providing goods, services or information.
- Auditors and other professional advisers.
- Law enforcement or other government and regulatory agencies or to other third parties as required by, and in accordance with, applicable law or regulation. Occasionally, we may receive requests from third parties with authority to obtain disclosure of personal data, such as to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation, to investigate an alleged crime, to establish, exercise or defend legal rights. We will only fulfil requests for personal data where we are permitted to do so in accordance with applicable law or regulation.
Changes to this privacy statement
We recognise that transparency is an ongoing responsibility so we will keep this privacy statement under regular review. This privacy statement was last updated on July 15th, 2021.
Data controller and contact information
The data controller is SIA Baltic Development Group (reg.nr. 40003534605).
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or how and why we process personal data, please contact us at:
Kr.Valdemara street 77-73, LV-1013, Riga
Individuals’ rights and how to exercise them
Individuals have certain rights over their personal data and data controllers are responsible for fulfilling these rights. When we decide how and why personal data is processed, we are a data controller and include further information about the rights that individuals have and how to exercise them below.
Access to personal data
You have a right of access to personal data held by us as a data controller. This right may be exercised by emailing us at email@example.com
Amendment of personal data
To update personal data submitted to us, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, where appropriate, contact us via the relevant website registration page or by amending the personal details held on relevant applications with which you registered.
When practically possible, once we are informed that any personal data processed by us is no longer accurate, we will make corrections (where appropriate) based on your updated information.
Withdrawal of consent
Where we process personal data based on consent, individuals have a right to withdraw consent at any time. We do not generally process personal data based on consent (as we can usually rely on another legal basis). To withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data please email us at email@example.com or, to stop receiving an email from a BDG marketing list, please click on the unsubscribe link in the relevant email received from us.
Right to restrict or object to our processing of personal data
You have the right to restrict or object to the processing of your personal information at any time, on reasonable grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is required by law.
In such cases, we will no longer process or restrict the processing of the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Other data subject rights
This transparency notice is intended to provide information about what personal data we collect about you and how it is used. As well as rights of access, amendment and restriction or objection to processing referred to above, individuals may have other rights in relation to the personal data we hold, such as a right to erasure/deletion and the right to data portability.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you won’t ever need to, but if you do want to complain about our use of personal data, please send an email with the details of your complaint to email@example.com. We will look into and respond to any complaints we receive.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the State Data Protection Inspectorate, address: Blaumana Street 11/13-11, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or a competent court if you believe your rights with regards to the personal data processing have been violated.
Get in touch with us
Let us know how we can help your business. Baltic Development Group has proudly served clients seeking counsel as qualified intermediaries with precision and excellence for over 20 years. We often personally meet with clients, however you can always reach us by phone or sending an e-mail.
Kr. Valdemara street 77-73
Riga, LV-1013, Latvia
24/ 7 / 365