Privacy Statement De Bok Roijers Gasseling Lawyers


De Bok Roijers Gasseling Advocaten (referred to below as ‘De Bok‘) treats your personal data with respect and ensures that the personal information you supply to us or that we otherwise obtain is treated confidentially. By ‘personal data’ we mean all information about a private individual.
The following information is given in compliance with the duty to inform the person whose personal data is processed by De Bok, as required under the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’).

Controller and communication

De Bok processes personal data within the scope of its legal services, and in such capacity acts as controller. We will ask your specific consent for any processing of your personal data that falls outside the scope of our legal services.

The reasons for processing personal data

De Bok processes your personal data for the following reasons:

  • to provide legal services, including in particular legal advice and the conduct of judicial and other proceedings;
  • to carry out your instructions to us in general terms;
  • to comply with our legal and statutory obligations.

What personal data do we process?

De Bok processes the following personal data in particular:

  • name and address;
  • proof of identity;
  • other personal data relevant to a file.

De Bok processes this personal data either because you supplied it to us voluntarily as the data subject, or it was obtained within the scope of our service, or it was supplied to us by third parties (including opposing parties), or it was available via public sources.

Justification for processing personal data

De Bok processes the said personal data only on the basis of one or more of the following grounds, as set out in Article 6 of the GDPR:

  • in compliance with legal obligation;
  • in performance of a contract;
  • with the consent of the data subject(s);
  • having a justified interest.

Sharing personal data with third parties

De Bok will only share your personal data with third parties insofar as necessary for providing the legal service and/or having regard to the reasons listed above. We might share this personal data in order, for example, to request an expert investigation, or to engage another third party on behalf of and on the instructions of De Bok, as well as to supply your personal data in connection with judicial or other proceedings, or in correspondence with an opposing party. In addition, De Bok may supply personal data to a third party such as a supervisory body or other body with public authority, insofar as there is a statutory obligation to do so.

Insofar as necessary De Bok will enter into a processor agreement with any third party that processes personal data on behalf of, and on the instructions of, De Bok, under which such third party is required to likewise comply with the GDPR.

Security of personal data

De Bok attaches great importance to the security and protection of your personal data and will take appropriate technical and organisational measures, having regard to the state of the art, to guarantee a level of security commensurate with the risk.

Period for which personal data may be stored

De Bok does not store personal data for processing longer than is necessary for the above objectives for data processing or as required by any laws or regulations.

Privacy rights of data subjects

You may contact us via the contact details we have supplied to you to make any request with regard to consultation, correction, restriction, objection to, and the transferability of data, the deletion of personal data, or the withdrawal of previously given consent. You will receive a response from us within four weeks following receipt of your request.
There may be circumstances in which De Bok is unable to comply in full or at all with your request as a data subject. For example, we may be prevented from doing so by the attorneys’ obligation of confidentiality, or statutory storage periods.
In order to be sure that based on your request we supply the correct personal data to the right person, we will ask you to supply a copy of your valid passport, driving licence, or identity card with your photograph and BSN number blacked out. De Bok will only consider requests that relate to your own personal data.

Use of social media

On the website(s) of De Bok and elsewhere there are buttons and/or links to be able to promote or share web pages on third-party social media networks or websites, such as Twitter, Linkedin, or Facebook. De Bok does not supervise and is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by and via such third parties. The use of this media is therefore at your own risk. Before you make use of these third-party services we recommend you to first read the privacy statements of these third parties.

Statistics and cookies

Insofar as De Bok updates user data for its website or app for statistical purposes, in principle the personal data collated in this process is anonymised and not sold on by De Bok to any third party.
‘Cookies’ may be used to increase the convenience of De Bok’s website(s). A cookie is a small data file placed on, for example, your computer, tablet, or smartphone during your visit to the De Bok website(s). You may refuse these cookies at any time, although by doing so you may limit the functionality and convenience of the website(s).

Updating of privacy statement

De Bok is entitled to update the content of this privacy statement at any time without the need to give prior notice. Updates of this privacy statement will be published on our website(s). You should therefore consult our website(s) at regular intervals.

Questions & contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding the processing or your personal data or this privacy statement, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

This privacy statement came into force on the same date as the GDPR.