PRIVACY POLICY
Privacy Policy as at May 2018

Kinstellar is a law firm with offices established and existing under Bulgarian law, Czech law, Kazakhstan law, Hungarian law, Romanian law, Serbian law, Slovak law, Turkish law and Ukrainian law. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to our websites. Please read the following notice to understand how we will collect and use your information and the rights you have with respect to your personal information. This notice may be updated from time to time so please check it regularly. Any significant changes to this policy will be clearly indicated.

Kinstellar is the data controller of any information provided through our website. Our contact details are mentioned in section I below or you may e-mail us at

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A. The information we collect

You are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of this website. However, you may choose to do so by completing the application forms on various sections of our website, in particular for the purpose of recruitment, etc. We also obtain personal information from your IP address, operating system and web browser that you use to access our website. Please refer to section E (cookies) and section F (IP addresses) below for more details. We may also process your personal information if you contact us by e-mail, telephone or letter.


B. How we use your information

We will only use the information you provide to us on the relevant sections of the website in order to process the relevant (application) form. Please see the privacy wording on the relevant form for a more detailed explanation of how your information will be used.

We may also use your personal information to invite you to seminars or other events, to respond to your requests, enquiries or complaints, to conduct administrative or operational processes within our business or to send you marketing information.


C. Information used for marketing purposes

We may ask whether you wish to receive marketing information from us. We will not send you marketing information if you ask us not to. If you do not wish to receive marketing information from us, please let us know at

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 so that we can remove you from our distribution lists.


D. Sharing your information

Please note that we may on occasion be required to share your information with our associated firms in the region and any third parties who provide services on our behalf. However, we have taken steps to ensure that all such entities keep your personal information  confidential and secure and use it for limited purposes that we have specified and informed you of. In relation to any other third parties we will only disclose your information where you have given your consent or where we are required to do so by law, or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with, legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.


E. Cookies

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer's hard disk or on a website server. When you visit a website, a computer asks your computer or mobile device for permission to store this file on your computer or mobile device and access information from it. Information gathered through cookies and similar technologies may include the date and time of visits and how you are using the particular website. Such cookies do not retrieve information about you which is stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we send to you, and you can modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies.

WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION CAN BE STORED IN A COOKIE?

Generally, the information stored by cookies on your device, during a limited period of validity, may relate to webpages you have visited, the type of browser you use, your IP address, or the information you have provided to a website (the use of the cookie meaning that you avoid having to provide the information again). Cookies may therefore contain personal data. Where we use cookies collecting personal data, such collection is covered by our Privacy Policy, as described below.

WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

1.   Essential Cookies

Essential cookies are cookies that are necessary for a website to function and they allow you to browse our website and to use its main features.

The table below sets out more information about essential cookies used on our site and the purposes for which they are used:

Cookie Type Name Retention Origin Purpose
Essential PHPSESSID Session Kinstellar Essential cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

2.   Non-Essential Cookies

Non-essential cookies are cookies that allow you to personalise your user experience on our website but are not essential for it to function.

2.1   Analytics Cookies

We use “analytics” cookies in order to improve the site. We do not generally store any information that you provide to us in an analytics cookie.

The table below sets out more information about analytics cookies used on our site and the purposes for which they are used:

Cookie Type Name Retention Origin Purpose
Analytics _ga 2 years Third-party Cookies These cookies are not essential to the operation of our site but allow us to provide additional functionality or to gather additional information about your use of our site.
Thus, these cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our site, where our visitors to our site have come from and the pages they have visited.
_gat 1 day
_gid 1 day
collect Session

FIRST PARTY COOKIES VS. THIRD PARTY COOKIES

1.   First Party (Kinstellar) Cookies

These cookies belong to the site that you choose to visit.

2.   Third Party Cookies

As presented above, we also use third party cookies on our site. These cookies are used by third-parties to provide us with services allowing us to optimize our site.

This can result in these third-party providers storing additional cookies on your device on which we have no control. In addition, these third-party providers might use the data stored in the related cookies for their own processing purposes we have no control over.

Consequently, we recommend that you check the websites of any such third parties and their privacy policies for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.

We use the following third-party cookies:

2.1   Google

As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides us with information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page.

You can obtain more information on those cookies on Google’s website by following this link.

CONSENT TO USE OF COOKIES

By using our website, you agree that we can place the cookies specified above on your device. If you want to restrict or block any of the above cookies, you should do this through the web browser settings for each browser you use and on each device you use to access the internet. Please be aware that some sections of our website may not function if your web browser does not accept essential cookies.

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES

You can visit https://www.attacat.co.uk/resources/cookies/how-to-ban for information on how to manage cookies.

You can also block the use of cookies altogether by activating the relevant settings in your browser. By way of example, depending on your browser, you can access the following links:

Comprehensive information on how organizations use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.


F. IP addresses

When you visit our website our server will record your IP address together with the date, time and duration of your visit. An IP address is an assigned number, similar to a telephone number, which allows your computer to communicate over the Internet. It enables us to identify the organisations which visited our website. We use this information to compile statistical data on the use of our website to track how users navigate through our site in order to enable us to evaluate and improve our site.


G. Security

We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and any third parties we engage to process your personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your information.


H. Your rights

You have the right, in particular, to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you. This is called a data subject access request and you can make a request by writing to us using the contact details below. You also  have the right to have any inaccurate information about you corrected. You may ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is no longer up to date. Please contact us using the contact details below for corrections to be made to your personal information.


I. Contact information

If you have any questions in relation to this policy please contact us at

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If you currently receive marketing information from us which you would prefer not to receive in the future please e-mail us at All e-mail messages sent to and from Kinstellar may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and to protect our business.

For the list of Kinstellar offices and their addresses please refer to https://www.kinstellar.com/locations.