BV Advocatenkantoor Beele, registered in B-9000 Ghent, Gebroeders De Cockstraat 2, CBE 0862.344.846 processes personal data as described in this privacy statement.
Contact data: Advocatenkantoor BEELE
Gebroeders De Cockstraat 2
B - 9000 Ghent
T + 32 9 220 99 78
F + 32 9 220 16 20
Responsible person: Frederic Beele
Gebroeders De Cockstraat 2
B - 9000 Ghent
Article 1 – Personal data
Advocatenkantoor BEELE processes your personal data as a result of you using our services and/or because you have provided them to us yourself.
Below is a list of personal data that we process (where applicable):
- Personal data such as surname, name, address (domicile), gender, place and date of birth, telephone number, e-mail address, profession, national registration number, financial data and legal information necessary for the purpose of providing our services;
- Company information (registered office, data in relation to company stakeholders, CBE-number, VAT-number, contact details of file manager(s), etc.)
- IP-address and other personal data which is provided actively through tabs on the website for example
- Criminal records, facts and convictions
- Data of persons under 16 years of age
In principle, Advocatenkantoor BEELE, does not process personal data pertaining to race or ethnic origin, political views, religious or philosophical beliefs or membership of a trade union, nor genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of the unique identification of a person, or health data, or data in relation to a person’s sexual behaviour or sexual orientation. In order to provide certain services it may be necessary to collect such data depending on the nature of the case. You will always be informed and given an explanation as to why these data need to be collected.
Advocatenkantoor BEELE, as a rule, only processes personal data that you provided yourself. For reasons of efficiency, Advocatenkantoor BEELE, may collect data via service providers to whom you yourself have voluntarily provided data or data available on a public forum such as the appendices to the Belgian Official Journal or the National Bank of Belgium or even data from the National Register. The data are only processed to the extent useful or necessary for the purposes referred to in Article 2.
Our website and/or service has no intention of collecting data in relation to website visitors under the age of 16; unless they have consent from a parent or guardian or we are bound by our legal obligations.
However, we cannot verify whether a visitor is over 16 years of age. We advise parents to be involved in their children’s online activities in order to prevent data about children being collected without parental consent.
If you believe that we have collected personal data in relation to a minor without such consent, please contact us.
Article 2 – Purposes and basis of processing
Advocatenkantoor BEELE only processes personal data for one of the following purposes:
- execution of an agreement
- prior consent
- in order to comply with a legal obligation, such as money laundering legislation, record keeping, tax returns
- handling payments (where necessary) in execution of an agreement
- performing a duty of general interest or a duty exercising public authority entrusted (where appropriate) to the lawyer;
- for the representation of the legitimate interests of Advocatenkantoor BEELE or third parties;
- sending our newsletters
There is no obligation to disclose your personal data; however, the provision of certain services becomes impossible should you refuse processing. In such cases, Advocatenkantoor BEELE has the right to terminate the agreement as stipulated in its General Terms and Conditions without this giving rise to any compensation.
Article 3 – Retention period for personal data
We store the general personal data you provide in our client management system in order to comply with our legal and accounting obligations. These simplify the creation of new files and enables us to identify any conflicts of interest.
The special and/or sensitive personal data we process are part of the file and, in principle, are only kept for the duration of the handling of the file and archiving, in light of our retention obligation in our capacity as lawyers.
Article 4 – Transfer to third parties
We shall only transfer your personal data to third parties if this is necessary in order to comply with our legal obligations, to exercise our powers or as part of the agreement with you.
Due to the nature of our profession, it may be necessary for such data to be shared with public authorities and other parties in proceedings.
In our relations with third parties to whom Advocatenkantoor BEELE would transfer personal data, reasonable efforts will be made to include clauses in the contract with the third party, requiring this third party to comply with the relevant privacy laws and regulations.
Article 5 – Access for third parties
In order to process your personal data, we grant access to your personal data to our employees and staff.
We guarantee a similar level of protection through contractual provisions binding our staff and employees.
Article 6 – Security and confidentiality
Advocatenkantoor BEELE takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unwanted disclosure or unwanted modification thereof.
Under no circumstances can Advocatenkantoor BEELE be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from incorrect or unlawful use of personal data by a third party.
If you have the impression that your data are not fully secure or that there are indications of misuse, please contact us.
Article 7 – Your rights
You have the right to consult your personal data free of charge at any time, as well as the use we make of your personal data.
You are free to choose whether or not to communicate your personal data to us; in addition you have the right to request that rectifications or additions be made to your personal data, that they be removed or its processing be limited.
Insofar as processing is based on your prior consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent.
You hereby acknowledge that any failure to communicate personal data or any request for erasure or restriction as well as the withdrawal of consent for data processing may result in our no longer being able to perform the agreement.
You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for serious and legitimate reasons.
You may submit a request to obtain the personal data processed by us in a structured, accessible, and machine-readable form and/or to transfer them to other data controllers.
Any request for access, rectification, erasure, transfer of your personal data or request for withdrawal or objection to the processing of your personal data shall be sent to email@example.com.
To ensure that you have personally submitted the request for access, we ask you to enclose a copy of your identity document with the request.
Please note that your request for access, rectification, erasure or transfer may be denied because of our legal obligations or for reasons of public interest, the exercise or substantiation of a legal claim or the justified exercise of the right to freedom of expression and/or information.
Your various rights and any exceptions are described in Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
You may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority using the following channels: Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels, +32 (0)2 274 48 00, +32 (0)2 274 48 35, firstname.lastname@example.org
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