Privacy Policy

1. General

Your privacy is very important to us. We want to process your personal data in a legal, correct and transparent way. This privacy policy explains which personal data of yours, as a natural person, we collect and process. 

This always means data about you as a client, as a possible future client or as a different type of interested party, such as a beneficiary, contact at a company, etc.

We recommend that you read this information with care, so that you know precisely what we use your personal data for. This privacy policy also contains more information about your privacy rights and how to exercise them.

2. Who is responsible fort his Privacy Policy?

Van Huffelen & C°, with its registered office located at 2100 Antwerpen, Bisschoppenhoflaan 645, is the party responsible for this privacy policy. Please email us with any questions and/or comments at info@van-huffelen.eu.

3. Amendment and update 

We may amend the privacy policy at any time, for example within the context of changes to our services or the legislation in effect. 

In the bottom right corner, you will find the version number and issue date. The valid version can be found on our website www.van-huffelen.eu.

4. Which personal data does Van Huffelen & C° collect?

We register all personal data which is necessary to execute the agreement between us and the client.

After all, Van Huffelen & C ° needs to identify, contact and advise or assist you in legal proceedings.

Your name, address, date of birth, national register number, gender and nationality are asked to be able to identify you.

Your telephone number, email address and, if applicable, skype address will also be asked to contact you.
Furthermore, it may be that Van Huffelen & C ° wants to obtain additional information if this is necessary to represent the interests of its client in accordance with the existing agreement.

At the time that additional personal data is requested, it will always be communicated transparently for which additional personal data will be used.

Van Huffelen & C ° can obtain data from third parties if you have made them public by mentioning on your website, blog, or via your public accessible social media profile.

It can also be data that is public, because they are, for example, generally known in your region or because they have appeared in the press. Information on, for example, the Kruispuntbank, Graydon or Companyweb is also part of this.

5. What are we using the collected personal data for?

We collect your personal data in order to:

  • To identify you;
  • To contact you;
  • To be able to provide our services;
  • To be able to analyze and improve our services;
  • To send you newsletters with current legal information;
  • To keep you informed of our product range (Direct Marketing);

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

6. Your privacy
 

6.1 You can access your data

If you want to access the data about you that we process, please let us know.

If you exercise your right of access, we want to provide you with as complete an overview of your data as possible. It is possible that some personal data from classic back-up files, log, history or archive files are not included in this overview. This data is not part of the currently processed personal data and that is why it is not immediately available. They can therefore not be included. They are removed from those files using standard clean-up processes.

6.2 You can have your data corrected 

It is possible that certain data that we stored about you is not or no longer correct. You may always ask us to correct or complete that data.

6.3 You can have your data removed

If you suspect that we process certain data unlawfully, you can ask us to remove it.

6.4 You can oppose certain uses of your data

If you do not agree with the way in which we process certain data, you may oppose it. Opposition that we will respect unless there are mandatory grounds not to do so, which is the case, for example, if we process data to combat fraud.

6.5 You may sometimes refuse to let your data processed fully automatically

Some data processing and processes are fully automated without human intervention. We try to impart the logic of this automated process when it is relevant. 

If you do not agree with the result of such a fully automated process, you may contact us. 

6.6 You may ask to have your data transferred to a third party

You have the right to ask that personal data that you provided us with yourself be transferred to you or directly to a third party. The privacy legislation does have a number of restrictions to this right, so that it does not apply to all data.

6.7 You may exercise your rights

Always be as specific as possible if you wish to exercise your rights. Then we can handle your request concretely and correctly. We do have to verify your identify as well as possible, to avoid someone else exercising your rights. That is why we will ask for a copy of your ID card if you make such a request.

Do you have a question or a comment, or do you no longer wish to receive certain information? Then mail us at info@van-huffelen.eu. It is your first point of contact with regard to privacy.
You no longer wish to receive our newsletter? At the bottom of every newsletter you will find a link; simply click on it to unsubscribe.

7. Storage of your personal data

We use your personal data if we have a clear goal for it. If we no longer have a goal, we remove the data.

The principle for storing your personal data is the legal storage period for us as lawyers. Lawyers are legally obliged to keep a file for 5 years, from the moment of conclusion of the relevant file.

For the execution of our rights this may be longer. If no storage period is prescribed by law, then the storage may be shorter.

Some applications may require a broader time horizon, for example to carry out studies or draw up risk and marketing models. Some insights only become clear when you view them in a broader time frame. To this end, the storage period may be extended by 10 years compared to the standard storage periods. We will always try to break the link with individual persons and only work with aggregate or anonymised data.

8. Uw gegevens worden verwerkt

We call on various processors to process personal data. 
They are companies that we commission to process certain personal data for us, such as:

  • consultants;
  • market research firms;
  • ICT (security) service providers, etc.;
  • marketing and communication agencies; 
  • social media;
  • companies that help us to determine and analyse your user behaviour on our applications and Internet sites;
  • etc.

In order to protect your personal data and have sufficient guarantees that the processors will respect the privacy legislation, the processors have been asked to enter into a processing agreement.

9. Security of personal data by Van Huffelen & C°

We find it important to handle your data safely. That is why use is made of various security technologies and measures to offer your data appropriate protection against unauthorised access, loss or publication. Unfortunately, exchanging data via the Internet is never 100% safe. Even though we do everything possible to guarantee the security of your data, we can never absolutely guarantee it.