The partnership Blom Veugelers Zuiderman Advocaten is a specialised and independent law firm residing in Nieuwegein and Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. The activities are performed by law practices with corporate personality. This privacy statement applies to the partnership and its practices. We process personal data of (potential) clients, relations and other persons who have contacted us.
In this privacy statement we specify among other things, which personal data we process and how you can invoke your rights on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The processing of your personal data happens on the basis of this privacy statement.
1. For which purposes do we process personal data?
1.1 We require your personal data to provide our services and to carry out the assignment we have been given. We process your personal data to:
A. execute our legal work. Accordingly, we process the personal data necessary to prepare, execute, finalise and archive the assignments given to us;
B. fulfil statutory obligations and the professional rules applicable to our lawyers. In that respect we save (part of your) identification to meet the identification obligation in order to comply with the professional rules on lawyers;
C. be able to inform our (potential) clients and relations about developments in pension law;
D. be able to handle (job) applicants. In that respect we save your curriculum vitae, letter of motivation and other documents required to fill a current or future vacancy. This means we can save your personal data to possibly approach you in the future.
2. On what grounds do we process personal data?
2.1 We process your personal data on the basis of the following legal grounds:
A. to execute the service that was agreed upon;
B. to comply with our legal obligations;
C. on the basis of your permission. If you have given your permission, you can withdraw this permission at any time;
D. on the basis of a legitimate interest we hold.
3. What personal data do we process?
3.1 We process the following personal data:
A. Contact details, among which your address, (mobile) phone number and e-mail address of the company your work at and/or your own;
B. Financial details (to process invoices);
C. A copy of your identification;
D. Details in the context of a (job) application, like your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation;
E. All other personal data we receive from or about you, we shall use for the purposes mentioned in article 1.
4. Who do we share the personal data with?
4.1 We may share your personal data with third parties if this is necessary to complete the given assignment or to comply with a legal obligation. Furthermore, we share your personal data with a cloud service and software agency in order to save data, as well as to secure and stabilize our software system.
4.2 With third parties who process personal data on behalf of us, we have entered or will enter into a “processor’s agreement”. As such your privacy is also guaranteed outside our offices.
5. How long do we keep the personal data?
5.1 We save your personal data only as long as necessary, unless there is a statutory retention period. This means among other things that your personal data can be saved for a maximum of 20 years after the finalization of the assignment.
5.2 If the aforementioned retention period of personal data has passed or if the personal data are not necessary to keep anymore, we shall safely destroy all data.
6. How are your personal data protected?
6.1 We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against abuse, unauthorized access, unwanted publication and any other form of unlawful processing.
7. Website and cookies
7.1 We use functional cookies to ensure a better functioning of our website by, for example, remembering your preferred settings. Additionally, we use Google Analytics to request reports about website visits. We do not collect any IP-addresses and we have turned off all options with regards to sharing your personal data. Moreover, we have entered into a processor’s agreement with Google.
8. What are your rights?
8.1 You can invoke the following rights, unless this is prohibited on the basis of our professional privilege:
A. To inspect your personal data;
B. To have your personal data changed or removed;
C. To restrict your personal data;
D. To object against the processing of your personal data;
E. To transfer your personal data to third parties.
8.2 If you have a request, we shall give notice as soon as possible after receiving it to see if we can satisfy your request. If we cannot satisfy your request, you will receive a motivated response in writing.
8.3 You have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
9. Amending the Privacy Statement
9.1 We continue to develop and optimize our services. For that reason this Privacy Statement can be amended every once in a while. The most recent version of the Privacy Statement can be found on our website.
10.1 This is a translation only for information purposes. The Dutch text of this privacy statement is binding and shall prevail in the event of any differences between the English text and the Dutch text.
11.1 For questions and/or complaints about the processing of your personal data you can contact our office. The contact details are:
Blom Veugelers Zuiderman Advocaten
Attn. Roel Veugelers
3134 BB Vlaardingen
T: 0031 10 232 70 60