Blenheim's privacy policy

Blenheim Advocaten considers the protection of your privacy and the security of your personal data to be very important.
We will only process your personal data in our capacity of controller in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: the “GDPR”. We are pleased to inform you about our privacy policy.

This privacy policy was updated most recently on 23 May 2018.
Blenheim Advocaten reserves the right to modify this privacy policy in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. Therefore, please check this web page from time to time to see if there have been any changes.

This Privacy Policy addresses the following subjects;

1. To whom does this privacy policy apply?
2. Categories of personal data and the way in which they are collected
3. Purpose of using personal data
4. Legal grounds for processing personal data
5. Are your personal data shared?
6. Retention period for personal data
7. Protecting your personal data
8. Your rights as a data subject
9. Cookie policy
10. Contact details.

1. To whom does this privacy policy apply?

This privacy policy applies to the following persons:

  • (potential) clients
  • visitors to our website(s)
  • recipients of e-mails from Blenheim Advocaten, and
  • all other persons whose personal data Blenheim Advocaten processes.

2. Categories of personal data and the way in which they are collected

Blenheim Advocaten processes personal data.

These are data about identified or identifiable natural persons and comprise data that can be directly or indirectly traced back to a person.

These may be data that you yourself have provided to us, such as when you sign an agreement with us, by visiting our website and filling in contact forms or if you apply for a job. It may also happen that Blenheim Advocaten receives your personal data from a lawyer when you are the opposing party, if there are data deriving from public platforms such as the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce, the Land Registry or other public sources. This concerns among other things the following data:

  • data that are needed for a lawyer or other employee of Blenheim Advocaten to deal with your case
  • your first name and surname, title, date of birth and contact details such as your e-mail address, postal address and telephone number
  • your account number, VAT number and other data that you send us in the context of the agreement concluded with Blenheim Advocaten, or a number such as a relationship number that has been assigned to you internally
  • data deriving from a visit to our website
  • data that are entered in online contact forms, such as your name and e-mail address and other data that you have entered that could constitute personal data
  • data obtained by the use of cookies regarding your surfing behaviour on our website
  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the equipment that you use
  • e-mail address needed to send newsletters and mailings
  • data that we have obtained via public platforms, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Land Registry
  • the name and address data, the Chamber of Commerce number, e-mail address and telephone number included in these
  • data you have disclosed to us in the context of a job application
  • your first name and surname, date of birth, prefix, title, gender, nationality, training, civil status and contact details such as your e-mail address, postal address and telephone number and all other personal data appearing in your job application
  • all other personal data relating to you which you provide to us or which we can obtain in connection with legal proceedings or on the basis as stated below.

3. Purpose of using personal data

Blenheim Advocaten uses your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To deal with your case, to invoice services provided and all other uses required to provide our legal services
  • To comply with legal obligations, such as tax obligations and compliance with the Act on the prevention of money-laundering and financing of terrorism
  • To maintain contact with you so that you can, for example, be invited to certain events and for marketing communications aimed at you
  • To be able to analyse and improve the website
  • To investigate a potential conflict of interests.

4. Legal grounds for processing personal data

Blenheim Advocaten processes personal data on the basis of the following legal grounds:

  • on the basis of a contract to provide legal services
  • to comply with statutory obligations as stated above
  • in connection with a legitimate interest of Blenheim Advocaten to process personal data. When processing data on this basis, it will be necessary to fulfil the requirements of proportionality and subsidiarity and various security and organisational measures will be taken to protect your data
  • you have granted permission to process your personal data. You have the right to withdraw your consent at all times. This does not affect the use of your data before the time when you withdrew your consent.

5. Are your personal data shared?

Persons associated with Blenheim Advocaten may receive your personal data. Personal data may also be shared with third parties who are important for our legal services, such as opposing parties, district courts and appeal courts, lawyers, regulatory agencies and government agencies. In addition, Blenheim Advocaten makes use of various IT support companies (such as Exact Online, Urentool, De Eerste Aanleg, Starred) which work under the orders or on the instructions of Blenheim Advocaten. Such companies have or will conclude processor agreements with Blenheim Advocaten.

In principle, Blenheim Advocaten does not provide your personal data to other third parties. However, Blenheim Advocaten may, solely insofar as necessary for its legal services, pass on your personal data to parties in third countries, outside the European Economic Area (EEA), for example when bringing proceedings against an international opposing party or when concluding an international agreement.

If Blenheim Advocaten proceeds to share your personal data with parties in a country outside the EEA, Blenheim Advocaten will check whether that third-party country offers an adequate protection level and ensure that such a transfer complies with the applicable laws and regulations, before informing you about this.

Only if we are legally obliged to do so we will provide your personal data to regulators, other parties or persons or authorities.

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties for the purposes referred to above in the Privacy Policy and/or solely on the statutory basis already referred to above.


6. Retention period for personal data

Blenheim Advocaten will not retain your personal data for longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes referred to in this Privacy Policy. On the basis of statutory obligations, Blenheim Advocaten will retain your administrative data for seven years after a case file is closed.


7. Protecting your personal data

Blenheim Advocaten has taken the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data. This is to protect your data against, among other things, loss, destruction or damage and to prevent prohibited or unlawful processing or disclosure of your data.

Thus, data connections and physical spaces are protected.

Also the persons who work at Blenheim Advocaten have issued statements declaring that they will observe strict secrecy on pain of a fine. If you have questions about the protection of your personal data, or if there are indications of misuse, you are asked to contact us, using the contact details stated under 10.


8. Your rights as a data subject

You have the following rights as a data subject:

  • the right of examination. This means that you can submit a request to examine the personal data we have collected about you. Because of, for example, lawyer-client privilege, it may be that Blenheim Advocaten cannot fulfil your request to provide copies of personal data
  • the right to rectify your data if these are incorrect
  • the right to erase your data. It is possible that Blenheim Advocaten cannot comply with this for legal or statutory reasons
  • the right to object to (future) processing of your data or to restrict this, provided that there are no legal or statutory principles preventing this
  • the right to revoke a specific consent for processing you have given
  • the right of data portability. In this regard you can receive data provided by you to Blenheim Advocaten in a structured, usual and machine-readable form. You can then transfer these data to another controller
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

You can send your requests, questions or complaints to the contact details referred to under 10.


9. Cookie policy

The Blenheim Advocaten website makes use of the service "Google Analytics" offered by Google Inc. This service analyses the use of the website by its visitors. For example, on the basis of the number of visits per page, how long visitors stay on a page, the countries from where these visits come and the pages to which visitors click through. We make use of this service to improve our website. Google Analytics uses cookies to carry out this analysis. Blenheim Advocaten has concluded a processor agreement with Google or will do so. Google does not use any data for its own purposes.


10. Contact details

Blenheim Advocaten would like to hear any questions or complaints about its privacy policy. This is possible by letter, e­mail or by telephone.

By letter

Blenheim Advocaten
Westerdoksdijk 40
1013 AE AMSTERDAM

By e-mail

mail@blenheim.nl

By telephone

T: +31(0)20-5210100

You can also lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority in The Hague.

 

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