Privacy policy


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.