Article 1. This website (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) is property of Penkov, Markov and Partners Law Firm, incorporated under the Bar Act and registered with the Register of Law Firms of Sofia City Court under company file No 18246/2007, having its registered office at: 1113 Sofia, Izgrev District, Iztok Residential Area, 13B Tintyava Street, Floor 6, tel.: + 359 (0) 2 971 39 35, fax: 02 971 11 91, e-mail: lawyers@penkov-markov.eu, represented jointly and severally by Vladimir Penkov Penkov, Attorney-at-law – Chairman and Senior Partner, and Nikolay Georgiev Tsvetanov, Attorney-at-law – Managing Partner (hereinafter referred to as the “Law Firm”).


Article 2.  The purpose of this Website is to introduce its visitors to the Law Firm’s core business, corporate structure, values and expertise, as well as to provide them with other general information.


Accessibility and relevance


Article 3. The access to this Website is completely free of charge and requires Internet connection and a suitable browser. The Law Firm shall not be liable if some or all of the Website’s functionality is/are unavailable due to the visitor’s use of an unsuitable software, browser or end device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).


Article 4. The Law Firm shall also not be liable for any temporary, extended or permanent restrictions on the access to the Website due to force majeure or other unforeseeable or insurmountable circumstances beyond the Law Firm’s control.


Article 5. The access to the Website may be restricted for any visitor who does not accept these Terms of Use until such time of acceptance.


Article 6.  The Law Firm shall update the information available on this Website from time to time. However, the information is not exhaustive and the Law Firm shall not be responsible for its relevance or accuracy. If a visitor wishes to obtain more detailed information than the one published on the Website, they may contact us using the contact details provided in Article 20 below.


Article 7. Nothing on this Website constitutes legal or other advice or the provision of a service, and the Law Firm shall not be liable for any damage arising out of any action taken on the basis of information published on the Website.


Personal data protection


Article 8. The Law Firm warrants that it has taken the appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the maximum protection of the visitors’ personal data in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Act, the guidelines and case law of the supervisory authority – the Commission for Personal Data Protection, as well as any other relevant legal and administrative provisions.


Article 9. You can find more comprehensive information on data subjects’ rights, the procedure for exercising them, the Law Firm’s liability and the competent authorities for reporting and lodging complaints in the Law Firm’s Privacy Policy, available here.


Article 10. Upon obtaining the visitors’ explicit consent, the Law Firm shall be entitled to use the personal data submitted by them on the Website for the purpose of sending out our legal bulletin (called Legal Digest).


Article 11. If a visitor to the Website wishes to unsubscribe from the Legal Digest, they should click on the unsubscribe button (“Unsubscribe”) embedded in every e-mail they receive. The visitor may also unsubscribe from the Legal Digest by sending a free text letter using the contact details provided in Article 20 below.


Obligations and responsibilitiesBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Article 12. The visitor must comply with these Terms of Use when visiting and using the Website and shall be solely responsible for their actions on and in relation to the Website. Any failure to comply with the Terms of Use may result in the visitor being liable to reimburse the Law Firm for any damage incurred.


Article 13. The Law Firm shall be entitled to permanently restrict the access to the Website of any visitors who violate these Terms of Use, as well as to defend its legitimate interests in administrative or legal proceedings, in case of violation of, inter alia, the Law Firm’s intellectual or industrial property rights, copyright, trademarks, designs and any other pecuniary or non-pecuniary rights.


Intellectual and industrial property rights


Article 14. Unless otherwise expressly stated, all materials on the Website – images, photos, graphics, logos, videos, movies, sound files and text – are the sole property of the Law Firm.


Article 15. The content and materials available on the Website www.penkov-markov.eu, including, but not limited to, the source code and software, as well as any text, article, image, document, photo, video, picture, sound, sign, etc., are copyright and related rights protected by law under the Copyright and Related Rights Act and other applicable regulations.


Article 16. All visitors to the Website are prohibited from transferring its content or parts thereof to other networks and/or Websites without the express written consent of the Law firm. In particular, no material, or parts thereof, on the Website may be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded or otherwise transferred to another computer, distributed or translated into another language without the prior written consent of the Law Firm.


Article 17. All materials on the Website and parts thereof (images, photos, graphics, logos, videos, movies, sound files and texts) may be used only with the prior written consent of the Law Firm and only under the condition that they are referenced accordingly.


Article 18. All visitors to the Website shall be responsible for obtaining the required consent prior to downloading any copyrighted materials from the Website.


Article 19. The Law Firm shall not be liable for any damage arising out of the visitors’ use of copyrighted materials available on the Website, including where the information relates to data, hardware or software.


Supplementary provisions


Article 20. Every visitor can contact the Law Firm by phone: +359 (0) 2 971 39 35, fax: +359 (0) 2 971 11 91 or e-mail: lawyers@penkov-markov.eu.


Article 21. Contact details of the Commission for Consumer Protection: address: 1000 Sofia, 1 Vrabcha Street, Floors 3, 4 and 5, tel.: 02/980 25 24, fax: 02/988 42 18, hotline: 0700 111 22, website: www.kzp.bg.


Article 22. Contact details of the Commission for Personal Data Protection: address: 1592 Sofia, 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Boulevard, fax: 02/91-53-525, e-mail: kzld@cpdp.bg, website: https://www.cpdp.bg/.


Article 23. Should one or more provisions of these Terms of Use be or become invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected.


Article 24. The Law Firm reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at all times to incorporate any legislative or technical changes, as well as for any other reason, at its sole discretion. It is the responsibility of the visitors of the Website to regularly review the latest version of the Terms of Use.


Article 25. In the event of any dispute, any visitor, in their capacity as a consumer within the meaning of the Consumer Protection Act, may refer the dispute for alternative dispute resolution to a conciliation commission of the Commission for Consumer Protection: https://kzp.bg/pomiritelna-komisiya, as well as file a complaint on the website for online dispute resolution: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr/main/index.cfm?event=main.home.show&lng=EN.


These Terms of Use have been adopted by Penkov, Markov & Partners Law Firm and are effective as of 22.05.2018, last updated on 20.11.2023.