Information about our processing of your personal information

We are the data controller – how do you contact us? SMA Law Firm, 360 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 is the data controller for processing the personal information we have received from you.

You will find our contact information below.

SMA Law Firm
360 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
(727) 655-9196

The purposes of our processing of personal data, the types/categories of information and the legal basis for processing your personal information. When using our website, we collect the following personal information:

We take your personal data protection seriously,

SMA Law Firm processes personal data and has therefore adopted this privacy policy, which tells you how we treat your data. The legal entity responsible for processing your personal data is: SMA Law Firm. If you have any questions, you can always contact us.


We use this kind of data about you

We use data about you as a client of SMA Law Firm. This includes personal data that we must treat according to the law, but also personal data that are necessary in relation to your statutory agreement, as well as in our contact with you. The data we use includes: –  General personal data, such as your name, your phone number (landline and/or mobile) your contact email address and your country of residence.  As a starting point, we do not treat sensitive personal data about you unless our agreement includes a need for this.


We collect and store your personal data for specific purposes

We collect and store your data for specific purposes or other legitimate business purposes.


We treat only relevant personal data

We only deal with data about you that are relevant and sufficient in relation to the purposes defined above. The purpose is crucial to what type of data about you is relevant to us. The same applies to the amount of personal data we use. For example, we do not use more data than those we need.

We process only required personal data

We collect, process and store only the personal data needed to meet our intended purpose. Additionally, it may be decided by law what type of data is required to collect and store for our operation of SMA Law Firm. The type and extent of the personal data we process is necessary to fulfill a contract or other legal obligation.


We check and update your personal data

We verify that the personal data we deal with about you is not incorrect or misleading. We also make sure to update your personal data continuously, which happens when you contact us. As our service is dependent on your data being accurate and up to date, please inform us about relevant changes to your data. You can use the contact details above to notify us of your changes. In order to ensure the quality of your data, we have adopted internal rules and established procedures for checking and updating your personal data.

We delete your personal data when they are no longer required

We delete your personal data when they are no longer necessary for the purpose of the collection, processing and storage of your data. We have defined eraser routines and checks to ensure that.


We only collect personal data that we are allowed to

We basically need your personal data to manage SMA Law Firm, which is a legal purpose. If we do not have a legal basis for retrieving your personal data, we will obtain your consent before processing your personal data for the purposes described above. We inform you of such a basis and our legitimate interest in processing your personal data – even without your consent. If we need your consent, your consent is voluntary and you can withdraw it at any time by contacting us. Use the contact information above for more information.


We do not pass on your personal data without our permission

We will pass your personal data to partners if we have a legitimate legal basis. This may be because we are legally required to disclose your personal data, for example in connection with the registration of statutes or as part of reporting to an authority or if we have a legitimate interest and this interest does not exceed your concern. This may include be when we prepare consumer accounts. It can also be if disputes are settled by the housing court, such as maintenance, compensation for damage or similar. We do not pass personal data for marketing purposes.


We protect your personal data and have internal rules on information security

We have adopted internal rules on information security that contain instructions and actions that protect your personal data against being destroyed, lost or modified, from unauthorized disclosure, and against unauthorized access or knowledge of them. We have established procedures for granting access rights to those of our board members or employees who handle sensitive personal data and data that reveal information about personal interests and consumption. We control their actual access through logging and supervision. To avoid data loss, we are continuously backing up our data sets. In case of a security breach that results in a high risk of discrimination, ID theft, financial loss, loss of reputation or other significant disadvantage, we will notify you.

You are entitled to access your personal data

You are entitled at any time to know what data we treat about you, where they originate and what we apply them to. You can also find out how long we keep your personal data and who receives data about you. If you request, we can inform you about the data we process about you. However, access may be restricted for the privacy of other persons. You can make use of your rights by contacting us. You can find our contact information at the top.


You have the right to have inaccurate personal data corrected or deleted 

f you believe that the personal data we treat about you is inaccurate, you are entitled to correct them. You must contact us and indicate what the inaccuracies are and how they can be corrected. In some cases, we will have an obligation to delete your personal data, for example, if the data is no longer correct. If you believe your data is no longer necessary for the purpose we obtained them, you may want to have them deleted. You can also contact us if you believe your personal data is being processed in violation of the law or other legal obligations. When you address a request to correct or delete your personal data, we will investigate whether your request is warranted and, in that case, make changes or deletions as soon as possible.


You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. You can use the contact information at the top to send an objection. If your opposition is justified, we will stop processing your personal data.


You are entitled to move your data (Data Portability)

You are entitled to receive the personal data you have made available to us and those we have obtained from you with other actors based on your consent. You can also send your data. You also have the right to transfer this personal data to another service provider if you need it. If you wish to use your right to move your data (data portability), you will receive your personal data from us in a commonly used format.


Our case of inquiries

If you wish to access your data, get them corrected or deleted, or object to our data processing, we will investigate if possible and respond to your inquiry as soon as possible and no later than one month after we receive your inquiry.


Privacy policy updated 8/3/2023