Applicability and scope of this privacy statement
This privacy statement applies to all services, products and activities of Hermsen Legal B.V. (hereinafter “Hermsen Legal”). When you purchase services and/or products from Hermsen Legal, or otherwise enter into an agreement with Hermsen Legal, make contact or visit the office, the personal data provided by you will be recorded and processed. Careful handling of your (personal) data is a matter of course for Hermsen Legal, also in its capacity as a data processor within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Confidentiality and secrecy are part of the rules of conduct as a lawyer.
Acquisition of personal data
In most cases, Hermsen Legal acquires your personal data, other contact details, payment details, identification details and other personal data from you yourself, for example when you place an assignment for legal services, visit the website, fill in a form on the website, give your business card or from information obtained by Hermsen Legal during (telephone) conversations and e-mail contact with you. Hermsen Legal may also acquire your personal data in other ways, for example from third parties in the context of a case or from public sources and websites.
The legal basis for processing your data is that it is necessary for the performance of an assignment or the legitimate interest of Hermsen Legal to process personal data in the context of the performance of its services. Hermsen Legal only processes the data necessary for the preparation, execution and completion (including invoicing) of the assignment in question. Hermsen Legal also processes personal data to comply with legal obligations, regulations and professional rules applicable to lawyers, such as identification, data verification, administrative requirements or retention periods. The personal data provided by you is further used solely for the purposes of contacting you, improving the Hermsen Legal website or conducting market research on behalf of Hermsen Legal. Any other processing of personal data only takes place insofar as you have given Hermsen Legal permission to do so. Such consent may be evident from the mere fact that you ask a question by email or otherwise.
The legal basis for processing your data is that it is necessary for the performance of an assignment or the legitimate interest of Hermsen Legal to process personal data in the context of the performance of its services. If a statutory retention obligation exists to retain data or there is a retention period on grounds of professional or conduct regulations, Hermsen Legal will observe those periods correctely.
Personal data processed by Hermsen Legal is not shared with third parties, unless this is necessary for the performance of its work or unless there is a legal obligation to do so. Third parties to whom Hermsen Legal provides your personal data are themselves also responsible for the processing of the data and for compliance with the GDPR.
You may inspect the personal data Hermsen Legal recorded about you. You have the right to have your personal data amended or even deleted if the data is not (no longer) correct, or if the processing is not (no longer) justified. You can also limit processing under certain circumstances, request us to transfer your data or object to the processing. Hermsen Legal will assess whether it can comply with your request under the law You also have the right to submit any questions to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority ).
Hermsen Legal has the right to amend the contents of this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Amendments to the privacy statement will be published on the website. We therefore recommend that you check this page regularly so that you are aware of any changes.
This privacy statement has been drawn up in Dutch, English and German. In case of interpretation differences, the text of the Dutch privacy statement prevails. In case of interpretation differences, the text of the Dutch general terms and conditions prevails.
Date on which this privacy statement was last updated: 1 September 2023