Privacy Policy

for usage of website

Effective date: 8 May 2019

Latest change: 16 May 2024


We, The Union of Landscape Architects (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”) respect your concern for privacy.
We collect, protect, use, process and store the received personal data in accordance with the provisions of the current Bulgarian legislation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 on the protection of natural persons in connection with the processing of personal (General Regulation for the Protection of Personal Data).

We are the owners of the website and manage it.
This Privacy Policy is intended for visitors to the website 
This Privacy Policy describes the types of information (personal data) collected through the website and how we protect, use, process and store the personal data received and the decisions we make regarding the use of this data. We also describe the measures we take to protect personal data and tell you how to contact us about our privacy practices.

Section I.
This section aims to explain the type of personal data we collect and how we use it.
We may collect and store personal information (such as name and other contact details) that you choose to provide to us when you provide it through the Site or when you contact us.

The personal data we collect may include:
• Your contact information – Your name, phone and email address, place of work and title
• Sign up for newsletter – Your name and email address
• When applying for a job and/or business partnership – Your name, age, address, email address, phone number, gender, ethnicity and any other information you may provide in your cover letter or resume
• Other personal information you may submit to us

The information we collect using automatic means:
We collect data about visitors to our website using technologies such as cookies, device identifiers, IP addresses and location data. This may include information about your location, the type of device you use and your online browsing history. If you would like to know more about the use of cookies and how to manage them, please read our Cookie Policy.
When you enter the website through social media, you give permission to the social network to share some of your data with us. Depending on the network, this includes basic profile information such as name, email address, date of birth, and any other details you choose to share according to your specific social media account settings.

How do we use the information we collect?
We may use the information we receive about you to strengthen our relationship with you and for other purposes, including to:
• Identification for processing, evaluating and responding to your requests and inquiries, concluding, executing, amending contracts, providing requested services, as well as for fulfilling legal obligations to state bodies and commissions
• Processing employment and/or business partnership applications, including by assessing qualifications, verifying information and conducting reference or other employment-related checks
• Creation and management of your account
• Operating, evaluating and improving the website (including developing new services, managing communications, determining the effectiveness of our advertising, training our site visitors, analyzing our services, our website services and facilitating its functionality)
• Change in our General Terms and Conditions
• Compliance with applicable legal requirements and industry standards in our policies
• To deal with and respond to you about a comment you have submitted to or on our message boards, blogs and other similar user-generated content
• Sharing the content via social media or email

In addition, we use information collected online through cookies and other automated means for purposes such as:

(i) Recognizing your computer when you visit the Site

(ii) Site Navigation Tracking

(iii) Improving Site Usability

(iv) Site Usage Analysis

(v) Site Administration

We also use this information to diagnose technical and service problems, administer our site, identify users of our site, and gather demographic information about our users.
We may use click data to determine how much time users spend on our site pages, how users navigate our site, and how we can tailor our Website to better meet the needs of our users.
We may also use personal data for other additional purposes. We will define and describe in this Privacy Policy these additional purposes before we begin collecting them.

Online tracking
We may also use third-party solutions to perform web analytics, such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. that uses cookies to analyze how users use this website. The information generated by the “cookie” about the use of this site (such as your IP address, URL visited, date and time of page display) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google will use this information to monitor your use of this website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and Internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties when required by law or when third parties process information on Google’s behalf. For more information on Google’s privacy policy regarding Google Analytics, please see
You can opt out of Google Analytics by visiting: 

The third parties may track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of cookies and web server log files, to collect or receive information from our site and other sites on the Internet. This information is used to provide measurement services and show you advertisements that are tailored to your individual interests. This site is not intended to respond to “Do not track” signals received by browsers.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Consent – We will only use your personal data for personalization of content and services, analytical purposes if we have your express consent to do so. This includes using data provided by you and our profiling partners to improve website performance.
  • Legitimate Interests – Our perceived legitimate interest in analyzing our website traffic to maintain the service, for example to monitor successful page loads or error messages.

Period of storage of personal data
We will only retain your information for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected.
If you wish to delete your account, we will take reasonable care to delete and destroy all of your data without undue delay or to anonymize it (i.e. reduce it to a form that does not reveal your identity).

Exchange information
We do not sell or otherwise disclose your personal data and the personal information we have collected about you, except as described herein.
We may share the personal data we have collected with third parties affiliated with us, with service providers we have authorized to perform services on our behalf, including, without limitation, hosting or operating this site and analyzing data. We require these entities and contractual service providers to adequately protect the privacy and security of the personal information they process on our behalf in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016.

We may disclose your personal data:

(i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process (such as in compliance with a court order or subpoena);

(ii) in response to requests from law enforcement authorities, or

(iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm, financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity or is necessary for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interests.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or part of our business or assets (including in the event of a restructuring, dissolution or liquidation).

Data transfer
You should be aware that by using the Website and those of our partners or any website to which we refer, your personal data may be processed or transferred to other countries, for example the United States, and you consent to your personal data being transferred or processed thus.
We may transfer your personal data that we have collected to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. These countries may not have the same privacy laws as the country where you originally provided the information. By submitting your personal data, you consent to this transfer. When we transfer your personal data to other parties, we will protect that information as described in this privacy policy.

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal data you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

Links to other websites
The Site may provide links to other web sites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently of us. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly encourage you to review to better understand their personal data collection, use and disclosure practices. We are not responsible for the content of linked websites, the use of those sites, or the privacy practices of those sites.

Protection of children
This site is not directed at persons under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from site visitors under the age of 16.

Section II.
This section of our Privacy Policy provides details and explains how to do your choices.

Access to your personal data, update and your rights and choices
According to applicable law, You:
(i) you have the right to access the personal data we hold about you and to obtain a copy of that data;
(ii) you may update or correct inaccuracies in your personal data provided to us and notify the third party to whom your personal data has been disclosed of any correction, deletion or restriction, except where this is impossible or involves excessive effort from our side ;
(iii) you can object to us using your personal data;
(iv) you can search your personal data to retrieve it from our database (“be forgotten”);
(v) you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time;
(vi) you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(vii) any other rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

To exercise these rights, please contact us as set out in the Section “How to Contact Us” of this Privacy Policy or contact us using the details on our Contact page. We will provide you, upon request, a copy of the processed personal data relating to you in electronic or other appropriate form. Providing access to the data is free of charge, but we reserve the right to impose an administrative fee in case of repetitive or excessive requests.
In the event of exercising your right to be forgotten, we will delete all of your data, except for information that is necessary to verify that your right to be forgotten has been fulfilled. We do not delete data that we have a legal obligation to store, including for the defense of legal claims made against us or to prove our rights.
To protect privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before providing you with access to information.
If we detect a breach of the security of your personal data that may pose a high risk to your rights and freedoms, we will notify you without undue delay of the breach, as well as of the measures taken or to be taken. We are not required to notify you if:
• we have taken appropriate technical and organizational safeguards with respect to the data affected by the security breach;
• we have subsequently taken measures to ensure that the breach will not result in a high risk to your rights;
• notification would require a disproportionate effort.

As you know, the Internet does not recognize national borders. Internet services are available globally, so the collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country.
You should be aware that by using the website and those of our partners or any website to which we refer, your personal data may be processed or transferred to other countries, for example the United States, and you consent to your personal data being transferred or processed thus.

In the event of a breach of your rights under the above or applicable data protection legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Commission for Personal Data Protection of Bulgaria as follows:

Name: Personal Data Protection Commission of Bulgaria
Headquarter and address of management: Bulgaria, Sofia 1592, Blvd. „Prof. Tzvetan Lazarov” № 2
Mailing address: Bulgaria, Sofia 1592, Blvd. „Prof. Tzvetan Lazarov” № 2
Telephone : 02 915 3 518

Section III
Changes to this policy
We reserve the right to change or add information to this Privacy Policy and will post any changes in real time on our Website. We will indicate at the top of the Privacy Policy when it is updated. Your use of our Website following any change to this privacy notice constitutes your informed consent to the change. Please review this policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes or updates to our privacy practices.

Section IV
How to contact us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our practice for protecting personal data, or want to exercise your rights in relation to personal data, you can write to us at



11 Krakra Str., 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria
Office "Union of Landscape Architects of Bulgaria"