Who we are

The Rule of Law Institute Skopje (“we”, “our”) is the legal owner of www.ruleoflaw.mk and manager of www.facebook.com/ruleoflaw.mk . We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information that you give to us

We may collect an process information that you give to us by:

  • filling-in the contact forms on the web-site;
  • giving us a business card;
  • sending us an e-mail and disclosing your personal data;
  • sending us a private message on Faceboook;
  • corresponding with us by telephone, post or otherwise/

Personal information that you give to us may include for example, your name, address, email address and telephone number; information about your business relationship with Rule of Law Institute Skopje; and information about your professional role, background and interests.

Information that our website and other systems collect about you

If you visit our website it will automatically collect some information about you and your visit, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the internet and some other information such as your browser type and version and the pages on our site that you visit.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Other information

We may also collect some information from other sources. For example:

If we have a business relationship with the organisation that you represent, your colleagues or other business contacts may give us information about you such as your contact details or details of your role in the relationship.

We sometimes collect information from third party data providers or publicly available sources for background checking and similar purposes, and to protect our organization and comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

What do we do with your data

We may use your information for the following purposes:

  • to operate, administer and improve our website and premises and other aspects of the way in which we conduct our operations;
  • to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and bring and defend legal claims;
  • in connection with our financing and banking arrangements;
  • to operate, manage, develop and promote our cause and, in particular, our relationship with the organisation you represent (if any) and related transactions – for example, for marketing purposes ; and
  • to protect our organization from fraud, money-laundering, breach of confidence, cyber-attack, theft of proprietary materials and other financial or business crimes.

We may from time to time review information about you held in our systems – including the contents of and other information related to your email and other communications with us – for compliance and organization-protection purposes as described above.

Your emails and other communications may also occasionally be accessed by persons other than the member of staff with whom they are exchanged for ordinary organization management purposes (for example, where necessary when a staff member is out of the office or has left Rule of Law Institute Skopje).

We will only process your personal information as necessary so that we can pursue the purposes described above, and then only where we have concluded that our processing does not prejudice you or your privacy in a way that would override our legitimate interest in pursuing those purposes.

In exceptional circumstances we may also be required by law to otherwise process your personal information. We will tell you, when we ask you to provide information about yourself, if provision of the requested information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or, on the other hand, if it is purely voluntary and there will be no implications if you decline to provide the information. Otherwise you should assume that we need the information for our organization or compliance purposes (as described above).

Who we share your data with

We may disclose personal information about you where we have obtained your consent or where it is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out above:

  • to the other members of the Rule of Law Institute Skopje;
  • to your colleagues within the organisation that you represent;
  • to service providers who host our website or other information technology systems or otherwise hold or process your information on our behalf, under strict conditions of confidentiality and security;
  • in exceptional circumstances: to competent regulatory, prosecuting and other governmental agencies, or litigation counterparts, in any country or territory; or where we are required by law to disclose.

The disclosures referred to above may involve transferring your personal information overseas. You should be aware that this may include transfers to countries outside the Republic of North Macedonia and the European Economic Area, which do not have similarly strict data privacy laws. In those cases, we will ensure that our arrangements with our processors are governed by data transfer agreements or mechanisms, designed to ensure that your personal information is protected.

How long we retain your data

We intend to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. We will delete the information that we hold about you when we no longer need it.

Note that we may retain some limited information about you even when we know that you have left the organisation that you represent, so that we can maintain a continuous relationship with you if and when we are in contact with you again, representing a different organisation.

What rights you have over your data

You may have a right of access to the personal information that we hold about you, and to some related information, under data protection law. You can also require any inaccurate personal information to be corrected or deleted.

You can object to our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes at any time and you may have the right to object to our processing of some or all of your personal information (and require them to be deleted) in some other circumstances.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights referred to above, please Contact us.

Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy and our processing of personal information. Please email our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]

Any changes we make to this privacy policy in the future will be posted to our website and also available if you contact us:

  • email: [email protected]
  • address: Ss. Naum Ohridski 6, 100 Skopje, NMK
  • telephone: +389 75 53 88 52

Please check back frequently to see any changes.