Privacy Notice and Cookies Policy

Your privacy is very important to Slangen Advocaten. We process your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) that on 25 May 2018 will replace the Personal Data Protection Act. In this Privacy Statement we will inform you about how we use your personal data.

1. Contact Details

Slangen Zwanenburg Advocatuur B.V. (Slangen Advocaten) is the controller. We are located at Zuidplein 120, 1077XV in Amsterdam. You can reach us by telephone at +31 (0)20 575 4930 and by e-mail at info@slangen-advocaten.nl

2. Whose Personal Data Do We Process?

We collect all data that are required to enter into and execute agreements regarding our legal services, to manage the ensuing relations, to maintain contact, perform activities directed at increasing our client base. In addition, we collect data that we need for invoicing. This includes data on the people who visit our website or receive our newsletter.

3. Which Personal Data Do We Collect?

We collect the personal data you provide when you register for our newsletter, or complete the contact form, contact details that you provide when we represent you and the information you provide during intakes or other meetings. We also collect data when you browse our website, like your IP address.

4. For What Purpose Do We Use Your Personal Data?

We will use your personal data:

  • To execute agreements you have made with us, for instance regarding the legal services we render and the invoicing of those services;
  • To send out our newsletters;
  • To comply with our legal obligations;
  • To contact you;
  • For marketing purposes, or
  • To keep statistics.

We will never process more data than necessary for the above purposes.

Privacy laws require us to notify you that you must provide your personal details to allow us to render legal services to you.

5. Legal Grounds for the Processing of Personal Data

We process your personal data on one of the legal grounds listed below:

  • You have given consent for processing your personal data
    You can always withdraw your consent. We will then stop processing your personal data, unless we may process your data on another legal ground.
  • Processing is necessary to execute an agreement or to take measures before concluding the agreement
    As a rule, we will process your personal data because you have instructed us to provide legal services.
  • Processing is required by law
    The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (‘Wwft’) requires us in certain cases to retain your personal data for a period of five years from the moment of termination of our agreement. We will keep a copy of your ID, your full name, date of birth and address.
  • Processing is necessary to perform our legitimate interests
    We may use your data to perform our legitimate interests unless your right to privacy overrides our interests. For instance, we could use your data to invite you to corporate events or to improve our newsletter and website.

6. With whom do we share your personal data?

Although in principle we do not share your personal data we may be required to do so by law, for instance to prevent or investigate criminal offences. We may also share your personal data with third parties providing services to us, like administering our time-records. In litigation we may have to transfer your data to the other party to ensure optimum handling of your case. Also, if ordered by the Court, we will be required to provide your personal data to third parties.  Your data will be shared with third parties also in the execution of agreements, the drafting of notarial deeds and other legal services.

7. How long do we retain your data?

We will retain your data for at least the period required by law or our professional rules.

8. How do we protect your data?

We have taken adequate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss or any form of unlawful processing (hacking). We treat all information confidentially and keep all data on secured servers.

9. What are your rights?

As the data subject you have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed about the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to have your personal data transferred to another party (data portability)
  • The right to rectify or complete your personal data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent;
  • The right to have your data erased if they are no longer required for the purposes for which they have been collected or if you withdraw your consent. This right only applies in certain circumstances, there may be exceptions.
  • The right to restriction of processing;
  • The right to object to processing;
  • The right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority if you think that we breach the applicable privacy regulations.

If you have any questions and/or complaints about the processing of your personal data, please contact us at +31(0)20 575 4930 or send an e-mail to info@slangen-advocaten.nl.

10. Use of Cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to get insight into the visitors to our website www.slangen-advocaten.nl. Google Analytics registers your IP address, but not your name. To this end Google Analytics places cookies on your browser to collect information about the pages you browse and the time you spend  This information is transferred to the Google servers in the US. Google and its subsidiaries are bound by the Privacy Shield (before 2016 the Safe Harbor, but that was not secure enough). We do not need your consent for these analytical cookies because they do not affect your privacy. However, you can opt out of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. If you would like to know more about Google Analytics, please go to: https://www.google.nl/intl/nl/policies/privacy/.

Hyperlinks

Please note that if you follow links on our website to third-party websites, your visit to those websites will be subject to the privacy notice of the relevant website, not that of Slangen Advocaten.

11. Changes

Slangen Advocaten reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Notice and Cookies Policy. We will publish crucial changes on our website. Your use of our website following a change will then be governed by the amended Privacy Notice and Cookies Policy.