Privacy statement

Yspeert advocaten n.v. processes your personal data in order to be able to offer its legal services, to improve those services and to be able to communicate personally with you. As affected individual, you make the choice to provide us with personal data, for example when you use our products and services or by providing us with this personal data via our website

We are responsible for the processing of your personal data. We treat your personal data with care and ensure that all processing complies with the applicable data protection regulations. In this privacy statement you can read how we handle your personal data, what we use your data for and what rights you have with regard to such data.

This privacy statement can be updated at any time. We therefore recommend that you regularly check the latest version of the privacy statement on our website so that you stay informed about possible updates.

The processing of personal data
We process personal data that you provide to us during the fulfilment of your assignment. We also collect personal data when you visit our website and fill out the contact / registration form on our website. We only process personal data for the following purposes:

  • Providing legal services, including fulfilling an agreement and conducting (judicial) proceedings;
  • Advice, mediation and referral;
  • To comply with our legal and legal obligations;
  • for marketing and communication activities;
  • the recruitment and selection of staff (applications).

We process the following personal data: first and last name, company name, address, postcode, function, email address, telephone number.

We process this personal data because it was made available to us by you on your own initiative, was obtained as part of the provision of our services, was made known to us by third parties, including your opposing party, or became known to us through other public sources.

We process your personal data (in accordance with Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation) exclusively on the basis of one of the following principles:

  • To fulfil a legal obligation;
  • To fulfil a contract;
  • Your express consent to the processing of your personal data;
  • The processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of Yspeert advocaten n.v. or is necessary for the purposes stated in this privacy statement;

In doing so, we do not store personal data longer than is required for the purposes mentioned above. In some cases we may be required to store your data for a longer period, for example because you have given us your express consent or because we are required to do so by law.

Issuing your personal data to third parties
We do not pass on your personal data to third parties, unless it is necessary for the provision of our services thereby taking into account the purposes mentioned above. Situations in which we may have to transfer personal data can include, for example, carrying out work on behalf of another lawyer, carrying out an expert opinion or commissioning other third parties, for example an IT supplier. We may also have to provide personal data in connection with (legal) proceedings or correspondence with your counterparty.

In addition, Yspeert advocaten n.v. may in some cases, be legally obliged to pass on your personal data, for example to the relevant supervisory authorities. We conclude a data processing contract with companies that process data on our behalf. This guarantees the protection and confidentiality of your data. The third parties commissioned by us who offer services as data processors are responsible for compliance with the AVG in the (further) processing of your personal data. Other third parties may include an accountant, a civil law notary or other third parties hired to give a second opinion or an expert opinion.

The processing of personal data through social media
Yspeert maintains publicly accessible profiles on social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Our website also contains so-called buttons and / or links for promoting and / or sharing content on social networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Please note that we are not aware of the processing processes on those social media portals. We are not responsible for the processing of your personal data on the social media portals. Use of these media is at your own risk. Depending on the provider, further processing operations may be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. Before using the relevant social media portals, always read the privacy statement applicable to each of the social media portals for further information on how your data is handled.

We track the usage data of our website for statistical purposes. The personal data we collect in this way is basically anonymous and will not be passed on to third parties.

In order to increase the user friendliness of our website, so-called "cookies" are used when you visit our website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your PC, tablet, mobile phone or similar device when you visit our website for the first time. When you visit our website, technical information may therefore be automatically collected. We collect this information in order to be able to track your surfing behaviour on our website in order to adapt the content of our website accordingly. In this context, your computer's IP address, user name, the time of access and the data sent by your browser can be registered and used for statistical analyses of visitor and click behaviour on our website. We also use cookies to properly operate and optimize our website.

Most cookies are not placed or read by us, but by third parties. Our website uses the functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics, among other things. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics is used to monitor user behaviour and general trends and to retrieve reports. This helps to improve the way our website works. Google can pass this information on to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google.

By using our website, you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above. We have set up Google Analytics in accordance with the instructions of the Dutch Data Protection Authority in order to keep the restriction on your privacy to a minimum.

You can refuse the use of cookies at any time by setting up your internet browser in a way that it no longer stores cookies. You can of course also remove all information that has already been saved in your browser at an earlier point in time. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website.

You can find more information about cookies and how to block or delete them on the website of the Dutch authority ACM (Autoriteit Consument & Markt).

Your rights with regard to your data?
Due to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights:

  • You have the right to information about your personal data at any time within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions;
  • You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data;
  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority;
  • You are also entitled to have your data transferred. This means that you can ask us to electronically transfer the personal data we have to you or to an organization you have specified;
  • Your right to revoke your previously given consent to the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to object to the automatic processing of your personal data;

If we process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you can revoke this consent for data processing at any time.

If you would like to view, correct, delete and/or withdraw your consent, we ask you to contact us by email. You can find the contact details at the end of this document. We will process your request as soon as possible. Circumstances may arise that prevent us from fulfilling your request in full or in part. This includes, for example, the confidentiality obligation that we as lawyer have to abide by as well as the statutory retention periods.

In order for us to establish that it is you yourself who asks for inspection, correction or deletion or revokes his/her consent, we ask you to enclose a copy of proof of identity (ID card, passport or driver's license) with your request . For data protection reasons, please blacken the copy of your passport photo, the machine-readable area (lower stripe in your identity card or passport with numbers) and - if available - also the social security number.

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the provisions set out in the AVG. You can then complain to the data protection authority responsible for us. This is the Dutch authority ‘Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens’.

Their contact details are as follows:

Authority of Persoonsgegevens
Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
2594 AV The Hague

Data protection and reporting data leakage
Yspeert advocaten n.v. is committed to protecting your personal data. We use appropriate and suitable technical and organizational measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, modification and destruction. We thereby take due account of the risks associated with the processing and the type of personal data. In the event of a data breach, we will report this to the supervisory authority. If the situation so requires, we will report this to you as well.

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

Yspeert advocaten
Eemsgolaan 17
9727 DW Groningen

Phone: +31 50 314 42 80

Postal address:
Postbus 1182
9701 BD Groningen

This privacy statement was drawn up on June 1st 2018.