Privacy Statement ScheerSanders Laywers

Introduction
ScheerSanders values the privacy of its clients. Therefore, your personal data are treated with the utmost care. Naturally, at all times the standards of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Lawyers Act and the Code of Conduct of the Netherlands Bar Association are respected.

This privacy statement explains which data are processed and why, to whom your data are provided, how long your data are stored and what your rights are.

Which personal data do we process?
In order to determine your identity and consequently be able to represent your interests in the best possible way, personal information provided by you is recorded ('processed') in a digital system. Personal data are all data on the basis of which you can be identified and / or which tell something about you personally. This includes but is not limited to your BSN, name and address details, date of birth, telephone numbers and email address. Sometimes, information about your financial situation, medical condition or certain agreements that you have entered into is also necessary for handling your case. Your data will be kept for at least five years.

What do we need your information for?
A lawyer is required to identify you as a client when entering into an assignment. Therefore, a copy of a proof of identity and / or an extract from the trade register is requested. Subsequently, all data are collected and analysed which are required in relation to the legal services provided to represent your interests in and out of court in the best possible way. In addition, your data can be used for claiming fees and administering payments, sending newsletters, being able to improve our services and sometimes assessing creditworthiness. ScheerSanders only uses personal data which have been provided voluntarily for the purpose for which they were provided.

With whom are your data shared?
Your personal data will never be provided to third parties, unless this is necessary for the execution of the assignment. This may include judicial authorities or (lawyers of) other parties in the event of proceedings. Personal data may also be provided to third parties if this is required by law, for instance on the basis of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act, or on the basis of a court decision.

We enter into data processing agreements with companies that process your data at our request, such as the administrator of our digital system. These agreements comply with the GDPR standards  to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality.

How can you view, modify or delete your data?
You have the right to view and correct your personal data and ‘to be forgotten’. You can send a request for inspection, correction or deletion to info@scheer.nl or contact your lawyer.

To ensure that the (digital) request was made by you, we may ask you to send a copy of your identity document again. Your request will be processed as soon as possible, but no later than six weeks.

Questions about privacy?
For general information about privacy, about the GDPR, about security and data leaks, please refer to the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

For specific questions or comments about your privacy at ScheerSanders or the security of our systems, please contact us via info@scheer.nl.

ScheerSanders reserves the right to amend this privacy statement.

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