VANDIJK Advocaten works with personal data of clients and – in connection with, among other things, advice and procedures – also of third parties. This is necessary for our services. Those whose personal data we have may trust that we will treat their data with care. What does that look like in practice?
Our and your details…
The information we have is provided to us by clients or third parties, such as bailiffs. The data is provided to us voluntarily by clients and non-committal litigants. This can be done personally, by telephone, via e-mail or via the website.
This may include data from the client or the non-committal person seeking justice himself, or data from third parties with whom the client has a difference of opinion. In addition, for our services we consult the public registers such as the Land Registry and Chamber of Commerce, as well as public information on the internet, facebook and the like.
Google analytics is used for the functioning and improvement of our website. We use this service to monitor the extent to which our information is being read and can be improved, and also to get reports on how visitors use our website.
Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or to the extent that third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. The information that Google collects is made anonymous as much as possible. Your IP address will not be provided.
Why do we have data?
We use personal data for our services such as conducting procedures, drafting contracts and advice or mediation between parties. We process personal data in order to comply with the agreements with our clients, employees and suppliers.
The basis for client data processing is the assignment agreement and the legitimate interest of VANDIJK lawyers to be able to properly perform its work.
It is also possible that we process personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations.
We may process personal data from third parties if this is necessary for the protection of the interests of our clients.
The personal data will be kept as short as possible if reasonably possible. Access to the various data is limited and function related.
What happens with the personal data?
Our (customer) data is stored on its own secure server in the Netherlands. We have processing agreements with our suppliers.
Your data will not be commercially exploited or made public by VANDIJK lawyers, except with permission.
Only for the protection of your interests in correspondence or in court, the necessary actions are performed such as forwarding information to the court, the other party or to third parties.
As a relation of VANDIJK lawyers, we will ask you if we can use your data for our newsletter or legal information meetings, our so-called Juridates. You can unsubscribe at any time.
At the end of a case, we archive the data. These are digitally stored for seven years during the legal retention period for case files.
With regard to the personal data that we hold about you, you have the following rights:
- You have the right to see which data we process about you and which organizations (for example our IT supplier) have access to it (access);
- You have the right to make a proposal to change or improve this data (rectification);
- You have the right to limit the processing of your data (limitation);
- You have the right to have your data transferred to, for example, another lawyer (data portability);
- You have the right not to be subject to automated individual decision-making (profiling);
- You have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority about the processing of your personal data.
We are professionally bound by laws and regulations, including the Advocatenwet, Ordinance on the legal profession and Code of Conduct. It is therefore possible that we have good reasons why our interest in processing your data is greater than your interest in not processing it. In the case of conflicting interests, we will take a case-by-case consideration.
Do you have questions or comments about the processing of your data?
You can contact VANDIJK lawyers through our website