This privacy statement explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for and who we give that information to. It also sets out your rights in relation to your information and who you can contact for more information or queries. Click on the accordion labels below to take you to the more detailed sections of this statement.
This privacy statement applies to Deloitte Legal – Lawyers CVBA (“Deloitte Legal – Lawyers”). Deloitte Legal – Lawyers is part of a preferential, multidisciplinary, and cost-sharing group with Deloitte Belastingconsulenten CVBA with registered office address at Gateway building, Luchthaven nationaal 1 J, B-1930 Zaventem, Belgium.
Deloitte Legal – Lawyers qualifies as data controller in relation to the processing of your personal data when you use our website or when we provide our services to you or our clients. In the latter case, you are most probably appointed as the representative of your employer in order to communicate with us in relation to the requested services. We are committed to protecting your privacy and processing your information in an open and transparent manner.
This privacy statement sets out how we will collect, handle, store and protect information about you when:
When we refer to “our Website” or “this Website” in this policy we mean the specific webpages of deloittelegal.be, and to specific webpages with a URL commencing ‘http://www.deloittelegal.be’.
In this privacy statement, your information is sometimes referred to as “personal data” or “personal information”. We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting and storing your personal information as “processing” such personal information.
We may collect your information in the following occasions:
The personal data that we collect or obtain may include:
The personal data we collect may also include so called ‘sensitive’ or ‘special categories’ of personal data, such as details about your:
The types of personal data and special categories of personal data that we collect may vary depending on the nature of the services that we provide to you or our client, or how you use our Website. In some rare circumstances, we might also gather other special categories of personal data about you because you volunteer that data to us or we are required to gather that data as a result of legal requirements imposed on us.
Where we are provided with personal data about you by our client, we use reasonable efforts to include clauses into the contract with the client that will require them to comply with the privacy laws and regulations relevant to that information; this may include, for example, that the client has provided you with notice of the collection (and other matters) and has obtained any necessary consent for us to process that information as described in this privacy statement.
We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy. Our Website and services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store information about children.
Use of personal information to provide services to our clients
We will use your personal data to provide you or our client with the requested services. As part of this, we may also use your personal data in the course of correspondence relating to the services. Such correspondence may be with you, our client, other law firms, our service providers or competent authorities (including but not limited courts, administrative authorities, notaries, bailiffs, etc.). We may also use your personal data to conduct due diligence checks relating to the services. Because we provide a wide range of services to our clients, the reason why we use personal data in relation to our services also varies. For example, we might use personal data about a client’s employees, representatives, customers, business partners or family members:
Use of personal information for other activities that form part of the operation of our business
We may also use your personal data for the purposes of, or in connection with:
Use of personal information collected via our Website
In addition to the purposes connected to the operation of our business above, we may also use your personal data collected via our Website:
We are required by law to set out in this privacy statement the legal grounds on which we rely in order to process your personal data.
As a result, we use your personal data for the purposes outlined above because : (a) of the legal and regulatory obligations that we are subject to, such as keeping records for regulatory or tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency or (b) the information is required in order to provide our services to you or our client. (c) of our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of our services to you or our client; (d) of our legitimate interests in the effective and lawful operation of our business so long as such interests are not outweighed by your interests;
To the extent that we process any sensitive personal data relating to you for any of the purposes outlined above, we will do so because either: (i) you have given us your explicit consent to process that data; (ii) we are required by law to process that data in order to ensure we meet our ‘anti-money laundering’ obligations (or other legal obligations imposed on us); (iii) the processing is necessary to carry out our obligations under employment, social security or social protection law; (iv) the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or (v) you have manifestly made the data public.
Where we are legally required to obtain your explicit consent to provide you with certain marketing materials , we will only provide you with such marketing materials where we have obtained such consent from you. We have a legitimate interest to send you an invitation e-mail in order to obtain your consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before the withdrawal.
In some cases we are allowed to send you direct marketing (e.g. by e-mail) without obtaining your consent. Such is the case if we have obtained your electronic contact details in the context of the sale of our services. The direct marketing we send to you shall always relate to our own similar services.
If you do not want to continue receiving any marketing materials from us, you can click on the unsubscribe function in the communication or e-mail.
In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Why we use information about you for?” section above, we may disclose details about you to: third parties that provide services to us; competent authorities ((including but not limited to courts, administrative authorities, notaries, bailiffs, etc.)); other law firms, your employer and/or their advisers; your advisers; organizations that help us reduce the incidence of fraud and other third parties that reasonably require access to personal data relating to you for one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How we use information about you?” section above.
Our Website hosts various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Importantly, any personal information that you contribute to these Social Media Applications can be read, collected and used by other users of the application. We have little or no control over these other users and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that any information that you contribute to any Social Media Applications will be handled in accordance with this privacy statement.
Please note that some of the recipients of your personal data referenced above may be based in countries outside of the European Union whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection. In such cases, we will ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data that comply with our legal obligations. Where the recipient is not Deloitte Legal – Lawyers, the adequate safeguard might be a data transfer agreement with the recipient based on standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for transfers of personal data to third countries.
Further details of the transfers described above and the adequate safeguards used by Deloitte Legal – Lawyers in respect of such transfers are available from us by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also need to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law, a regulator or during legal proceedings.
We may share non-personal, de-identified and aggregated information with third parties for several purposes, including data analytics, research, submissions, thought leadership and promotional purposes.
We use a range of physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your personal data secure, accurate and up to date. These measures include:
Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us.
You have various rights in relation to your personal data. In particular, you have a right to:
To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal data, please email email@example.com or write to us at the address below:
Gateway building, Luchthaven nationaal 1 J,
B-1930 Zaventem, Belgium
We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time.
To let you know when we make changes to this privacy statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. The new modified or amended privacy statement will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.