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Data protection policy

VIGO Law Firm

VIGO Law Firm places the protection of privacy and personal data at the heart of its concerns and the purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of our practices regarding the collection, use and sharing of the information as part as our activities.

VIGO Law firm (or “we” or “us”), is responsible for the website [URL] (the “Website”). VIGO Law Firm may process personal data (hereinafter “Data”) of the users of the Website but also of its clients and contacts (“You”) when you instruct us or otherwise contact the Law Firm.

VIGO’s Privacy Policy does not apply to the processing of personal information by VIGO’s associate in the management of their personal clients.

The data controllers are the partners of VIGO Law Firm, practicing in Paris in the form of an association of lawyers with individual professional liability (AARPI).

Applicable Law 

VIGO Law Firm comply with all French and European regulations on the protection of personal data and privacy, and in particular the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 (“GDPR”) and the amended French Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 (“Loi Informatique et Libertés”).

The present Privacy Policy may be modified or amended at any time in accordance with legal or jurisprudential developments, decisions and recommendations of the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) or practice. Any new version of the Policy will be immediately made available on the Website.

For the purposes hereof, the terms “Personal Data” or “Data”, “Processing”, “Data Controller”, “Data Processor”, have the definition given to them in article 4 of the GDPR.

Contact us

If you wish to contact us, you can

  • send us an email at:
  • send us a letter to: VIGO Law Firm, 9, rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France
  • call us at: +33 (0)

We will answer you as soon as possible!

Data protection officer 

VIGO Law Firm appointed a data protection officer (DPO) :

DPMS (Data Privacy Management System), 1198 Avenue du Docteur Maurice DONAT – Natura 3, 06250 MOUGINS, France

Phone: +33 (0)


What personal data is processed?

VIGO only processes the data strictly necessary regarding the purposes. The data is collected directly from you and is only used for the purposes which you are informed of.

The mandatory or optional nature of the data collected and the possible consequences of a lack of response are specified at the time of collection.

Please keep your data up to date!

Business contacts

When we enter into an agreement for legal services with you, we are required to collect and process data concerning you, but also to collect data from your employees or representatives.

We also collect and process data from prospects, communicated during meetings or events, especially when they are transmitted to us via business cards or exchanges by e-mail or social networks.

VIGO may also collect data from external contacts in the context of the missions entrusted to us and our activities (administrations, authorities…).

The data processed in this context are identification data and contact information, data relating to the follow-up of the relationship between clients and VIGO, but also any data necessary for the execution of the missions entrusted to us and in particular data relating to criminal convictions and offences.

Website users

When you use the Website, VIGO Law Firm may collect and process your data and in particular your identification and contact details, technical navigation and connection data and any data you provide us with in support of your request when you contact us.

Why do we process your personal data?

VIGO Law Firm processes your data as a data Controller for the following purposes :

Performance of a contract

  • processing of files entrusted to the firm;
  • management of the client relationship (invoicing, fee agreement, …);
  • management of applications and interviews;
  • response to public or private calls for tenders and requests for quotes;
  • hosting and data storage.

VIGO’s legitimate interest 

  • provision of the Website and management of its proper functioning.
  • sending communications to our clients and contacts, greetings ;
  • answering your requests for contact and your questions;
  • management of registrations for events organized by the firm;
  • realization of statistics;
  • ensure the defense of our rights.

Legal obligations 

  • response to the legal obligations of VIGO Law Firm regarding the management of clients;
  • guarantee the exercise of your rights.


  • newsletter and legal articles to prospects;
  • elaboration of statistics relating to the newsletter.

We use cookies. You can find more information about this in our [Cookie Policy].

Data recipients

VIGO processes your data for itself and confidentially. The personal data can be disclosed only to the competent internal departments and to our authorized service providers, in compliance with professional secrecy.

External recipients are in particular our service providers or support services (translation, IT). In certain cases provided for by the law, your data may be transmitted to third parties legally entitled to access it upon specific request: judicial authorities, administrative authorities, etc. We may also communicate your data to third parties if such a measure is necessary to protect and/or defend our rights, to enforce compliance with these provisions.

We do not transmit your data to unauthorized third parties.

Your data is not transferred outside the European Union. However, should they be transferred, your data may only be transferred with the implementation of appropriate safeguards.

How long we keep your data? 

PurposesSub-purposesLegal basisData storage
Communication management and external informationProvision of the Website and management of its proper functioningLegitimate interest13 months maximum
Sending greetings to customers and contactsLegitimate interest3 years after the last contact with the contact
Sending the newsletter and legal articlesConsent or legitimate interest3 years after the last contact unless unsubscribed before
Response to forms / contact requests via the WebsiteLegitimate interestDuration strictly necessary to answer the request
Management of registrations for events organized by VIGOLegitimate interestDuration strictly necessary for the management of the registration of the client or contact
Elaboration of statistics related to the newsletterConsent13 months maximum
Customer Relationship ManagementDeal with the files entrusted to the firm, carrying out all necessary operations (letters, deeds, making appointments, interviews).ContractDuration strictly necessary for the management of the business relationship, then archiving for the period during which the lawyer’s responsibility can be called into question.
Management of unpaid bills and litigationContract
Management of requests to exercise rightsLegitimate interest
Elaboration of trade statisticsLegitimate interest
Prospect relationship managementResponding to calls for tenderspre-contractual measuresDuration necessary to meet the demand and its aftermath
Answer a quote requestpre-contractual measuresDuration necessary to meet the demand and its aftermath
RecruitmentManagement of applications and interviewspre-contractual measures2 years after the last contact with the applicant

Why do we use cookies? 

What is a cookie?

Cookies are files that most websites deposit on your computer when you visit them. Stored on your computer’s hard drive, they contain a small amount of data with a unique anonymous identifier. In your computer, cookies are managed by your Internet browser and are necessary for the use of the Website.

The technical cookies deposited on your terminal when you navigate on the Website are exclusively necessary for the operation of the Website. You cannot deactivate them.

Audience measurement cookies, social network cookies and advertising cookies that are not strictly necessary and are deposited on your terminal if you have consented to them by clicking on “accept”. The processing of your data collected from these cookies is therefore based on your consent, which you may withdraw at any time.

If you wish to change or withdraw your consent, click on the hand at the bottom left of any page of the Website.

Cookies have a maximum lifetime of 13 months and cookies allowing to retain your consent are kept for 6 months.

The data collected from cookies is processed in accordance with the Regulation.

You can find more information about the cookies used on our Cookie Policy page.

Your rights on your data

In accordance and within the limits of the Regulation, in particular articles 15 to 22 of the GDPR, you benefit from the following rights concerning the processing of your data.

You can exercise your rights via the contact address. In case of doubt, proof of identity may be requested. We undertake to respond to requests to exercise users’ rights as soon as possible and, in any event, within the legal time limits.

Right to withdraw your consent

You may withdraw your consent to receive communication from VIGO at any time:

  • by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided in each of our Newsletter;
  • by contacting us directly.

Right of access

Right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data.

Right of information

Obtain information on the conditions of processing (recipients, purposes, categories of data, etc.).

Right to rectification

Correct or update his personal data when they are inaccurate or incomplete.

Right to object

Oppose the carrying out of a processing for reasons related to his particular situation or implemented for commercial prospecting purposes.

Right to restriction of processing

Ask not to process all or part of the data temporarily, without asking to delete them.

Right to erasure

Request the deletion of your personal data.

Right to portability

Obtain data in a structured, machine-readable format and be able to transmit it easily to a third party.

Right to set post-mortem guidelines

Define guidelines for the use of your data after your death.

Requests and claims

If you have any questions about your personal data, you can contact us by sending an e-mail to

In the absence of a satisfactory response from us, you may contact the competent control authority in France, the “CNIL” (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) located at 3 Place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715, 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07.

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