Privacy statement of ScheerSanders Lawyers
ScheerSanders highly values the privacy of its clients. Your personal data is treated with the utmost care. Naturally, in all cases, the standards of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Advocatenwet (Lawyers Act), and the Code of Conduct of the Netherlands Bar Association are respected.
This privacy statement explains which data is processed and why, to whom your data is disclosed, how long your data is retained, and what your rights are.
Which personal data do we process?
To establish your identity and subsequently represent your interests the best way possible, the personal data you provide is recorded (‘processed’) in a digital system. Personal data includes any information by which you can be identified and/or that provides insights into your person. This may include your Citizen Service Number (BSN), address details, date of birth, phone numbers, and e-mail address. For the handling of your case, additional information may sometimes be required, such as details about your financial situation, medical condition, or specific agreements you have entered into. Your data is retained for a minimum of five years.
Why do we need your personal data?
A lawyer is obliged to identify you as a client when accepting an engagement. For this purpose, a copy of an identification document and/or an extract from the Chamber of Commerce may be requested. Subsequently, all necessary data is collected and analysed to represent your interests the best way possible, both in and out of court, within the scope of the legal services offered. Moreover, your data may be used for billing fees, managing payments, sending newsletters, potentially improving our own services, and sometimes assessing creditworthiness. ScheerSanders only uses voluntarily provided personal data for the purpose for which it was provided.
With whom are your data shared?
Your personal data is never disclosed to third parties unless it is necessary for the execution of the engagement provided. This may include judicial authorities or opposing parties or their lawyers in the case of legal proceedings. Personal data may also be disclosed to third parties if there is a legal obligation to do so, including obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, or based on a court order.
With companies that process your data on our behalf, such as the administrator of our digital system, we enter into a processing agreement that complies with the GDPR standard to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality.
How can you access, correct, or delete your data?
You have the right to access, correct, or be ‘forgotten’ with regard to your personal data. You may submit a request for access, correction, or deletion to email@example.com or contact your lawyer about it.
To ensure that the digital or analogue request is made by you, we may ask you to send a copy of your ID again. Your request will be processed as soon as possible but no later than within six weeks.
Questions about privacy?
For general information about privacy, the GDPR, security, and data breaches, we refer to the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).
If you have specific questions or comments about your privacy at ScheerSanders or the security of our systems, you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
ScheerSanders reserves the right to change this privacy statement.