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The law firm Domański Zakrzewski Palinka provided tax and legal advisory to Spółdzielnia Pracy Polityka, which publishes, among other things, the Polityka and Forum weekly magazines and co-owns the TOK FM radio station, during a process to transform the workers' co-operative into a limited joint-stock partnership. The transformation was officially registered on 31 December.
The partnership is to be managed by the specially formed Polityka spółka z o.o., whose shares are held by some of the publisher's employees, including members of the management board, editorial management, supervisory board and also a group of journalists.
The workers' co-operative was transformed into a commercial partnership after the Sejm passed amendments to the Law on Co-operatives last year, restoring to co-operative members the right to chose the enterprise's organisational form. The transformation of Polityka was the first transformation of a workers' co-operative in Poland.
The project was handled by experts in our Tax Practice – Joanna Wierzejska and Anna Turska, Litigation Practice – Dr Hanna Gajewska-Kraczkowska, and Corporate and M&A Practice – Robert Niczyporuk and Błażej Podstawski.
From 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in Poland and other European Union countries. We would therefore like to give you several details on the subject of how DZP processes personal data.
The administrator of the personal data is Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Sp.k. (“DZP”; address: Rondo ONZ 1, 00-124 Warszawa). Data are processed for contact purposes and to impart information on changes to provisions and authority practices and on other issues, including events concerning day-to-day legal, economic and cultural issues, inter alia, by sending DZP newsletters. The above is carried out on the basis of legitimate interests, i.e. in accordance with art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. Data can also be processed where necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract and for compliance with a legal obligation to which DZP is subject, i.e. pursuant to art. 6(1)(b) and (c) of the GDPR. Data can be transferred to entities with whose help DZP achieves the indicated aims, including entities maintaining IT infrastructure. Giving data is voluntary and in contractual relations is a requirement for concluding and performing a contract. It is possible to object to data processing, request access to, rectification and erasure of personal data or restriction of processing and data portability. Data are kept until an objection is made, and in contractual relations – throughout the term of the contract and thereafter for a period specified in provisions on archiving and limitations period for claims. Anyone has the right to file a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office. Questions concerning privacy at DZP can be sent to DZP’s Data Protection Inspector, Macieja Maciejewskiego, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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