This website is the property of Racine Lawyers with registered office at Keizer Karellaan 586 bus 9, 1082 Brussels (St Agatha Berchem) with company number BE 0430.140.164, and as contact person for processing firstname.lastname@example.org (hereinafter “Racine”).All information shared on this website is general information that is not tailored to a specific person or company and cannot be regarded as advice. The visitor to the website cannot derive any rights from the information provided.Racine obviously takes the necessary care with the shared information, but cannot be responsible if certain information is outdated, incomplete or inaccurate. If you should notice an error in the information provided you can always let us know at the above e-mail address or by contacting us directly.
2.LINKS AND REFERENCES
This Website may contain links and references to third party websites. Racine neither controls nor monitors these websites and has no technical or content control rights on these websites. These references do not create any link or collaboration with the persons responsible for these websites. Racine therefore does not agree with the content of these websites. If you wish to make a link yourself or otherwise refer to our website, we ask you to discuss this with us in advance.Racine created the content of the website in good faith. Racine therefore excludes all responsibility/liability for damage that may arise directly or indirectly as a result of the use of or inability to use the website or information shared on it. Nor is Racine responsible/liable for damage caused by the failure or delay of communication via the website or for the loss, manipulation or interception of information via this website or such communication.
Any use of this website and the information on this website is therefore at the visitor’s own risk, and the visitor is responsible for the latter’s own choices, consequences or actions, even if they are based on the information on this website.
3.INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
This website and its content, as well as the software used and all graphic elements thereof, are protected by intellectual property rights of Racine or its partners/licensors.
The visitor may consult the website and copy its content by printing or downloading, but only for private, non-commercial use. Any other use or any other copy is not permitted without Racine’s prior written consent.
1.WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
2.WHAT PERSONAL DATA DOES RACINE PROCESS?
Racine processes the following personal data:
- Last name, first name, profession, company name, address, legal form, e-mail address, (mobile) telephone and fax,
- Nationality, identity card, national number, VAT number, bank details, company number,
- Preferred language, specific interests, sectors, and
- Information relating to the case or the company.
3.WHY DOES RACINE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Racine will process your personal data to:
- provide the legal services requested by you, such as legal advice, representative in court or for other purposes such as arbitration, and will require various forms of information, documentation and also personal data for the proper performance of its profession. Legal services also include keeping you informed about the status of your case, taking the necessary steps with regard to third parties, authorities, …
- comply with its legal obligations such as its anti-money laundering obligations,
- keep you informed of seminars, legal news, novelties relevant to your activities through newsletters and invitations,
- complete its billing and general administration purposes.
Your personal data will only be processed within the framework of the assignments entrusted to Racine. Moreover, all information is covered by professional secrecy and does not leave Racine.
4. WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
If you are a client, the processing of your personal data is necessary for the implementation of the agreement you have entered into with Racine concerning Racine’s legal services.
Racine also processes your personal data in order to comply with its legal obligations, e.g. obligations concerning anti-money laundering legislation.
If Racine receives personal data from third parties through you (e.g. employee or self-employed staff data), Racine processes these on the basis of your legitimate interest and that of Racine in order to have contact with that person within the framework of its legal services.
On the basis of the legitimate interest, Racine can also contact the contacts it receives from you, e.g. experts, accountants, suppliers, … for the execution of legal services.
Since Racine receives your personal data in order to provide you with legal services, Racine is of the opinion that it is also in Racine’s legitimate interest to process your personal data in order to send you our newsletters and invitations to events. You may object to the processing of your personal data for these purposes at any time and free of charge by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter or electronic invitation.
Racine keeps the personal data of the various parties at least for the duration of the assignments entrusted to it.
There are various obligations and protection applicable to legal cases, such as professional secrecy, professional custody and so on. There are legitimate interests that allow the retention of personal data after the closure of cases.
Racine confirms that this processing of personal data will be limited to what is necessary within the framework of legitimate interests. Racine is bound by professional secrecy, which also includes personal data.
If you have subscribed to Racine’s newsletters, these personal data will be processed until such time as you object to this processing for this purpose. In such a case, Racine will immediately remove your personal data from its mailing list. Such removal has no impact on the processing by Racine for the provision of its legal services.
Racine has developed security measures that are suitably adapted on a technical and organisational level in order to avoid the destruction, loss, falsification, alteration, unauthorised access or accidental notification to third parties of collected personal data, as well as any other unauthorised processing of these data.
Racine has also opted for a software for law firms (Dlex of Wolters Kluwer) that uses the highest standards of data security (ISO 27001).
7.RIGHTS OF THE PERSONS CONCERNED
You have the right to access your personal data free of charge at any time, as well as Racine’s use of your personal data.
To exercise these rights, you can contact us at the following e-mail address: email@example.com. Racine may request proof of identity for security reasons. Racine will process your request within one month at the latest. If Racine has legitimate reasons for not responding to this request, they will contact you and justify their decision.
7.1 Right of rectification, removal and restriction
You are free to choose whether or not to communicate your personal data to Racine. In addition, you always have the right to ask Racine to correct, supplement or remove your personal details. You acknowledge that in the event of refusal of notification or request for removal of personal data, certain services may not be available.
You may also ask to limit the processing of your personal data.
7.2 Right of opposition
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for serious and legitimate reasons. In addition, you always have the right to object to the use of personal data for direct marketing purposes; in such a case, you do not even have to provide any reasons.
7.3 Right of free transfer of data
You have the right to obtain your personal details that you have provided to Racine in a structured, common and machine-readable form and/or to have them transferred to other responsible parties.
7.4 Right of withdrawal of consent
Insofar as the processing is based on your prior consent, you have the right to revoke that consent.
7.5 Exercise of your rights
You can exercise your rights by contacting Racine via the aforementioned contact details, provided you enclose a copy of your identity card.
7.6 Right to complain
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority: Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussels, Tel +32 (0)2 274 48 00, Fax +32 (0)2 274 48 35, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Such a complaint does not affect your right to take your case to a civil court..
8. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
During your visit to the Website, cookies may be used. Cookies are small files that a website sends to your computer when you visit the website and are stored on your computer. These files enable you to be recognised as a user during a later visit to the Website. Racine uses these cookies to make your surfing experience easier and more pleasant and to tailor the content better to your needs and preferences, by taking into account your previous visits. A cookie is therefore completely passive and does not contain any software programmes, viruses or ‘spyware’.
9.WHICH COOKIES DOES RACINE USE ON ITS WEBSITE?
Racine makes use of various cookies, both files that disappear automatically after the browser is closed and files that are also used during a later visit. Racine itself sends a number of cookies (‘first party cookies’), which Racine manages, also in terms of processing the collected data. In this way Racine can improve your user experience of its Website, for example by saving the chosen language settings or avoiding you repeatedly seeing the same advertisements.
Racine’s partners also place cookies (‘third party cookies’), which have been developed by or for them and whereby only these partners have access to the cookies and the collected information. Racine therefore has no control over and/or knowledge of the content and operation of these cookies.
Racine uses the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the functioning of the Website and cannot be switched off in Racine’s systems. They are usually set up only in response to actions you have taken that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block or warn you about these cookies, but some parts of the Website will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
- Performance cookies
These cookies enable Racine to keep track of visits so that Racine can measure and improve the performance of the Website. They help Racine to know which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors consult the Website. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, Racine does not know when you have visited the Website and cannot monitor its performance.
- Functional cookies
These cookies enable the Website to improve its functionalities and to personalise the Website according to your needs. They can be set by Racine or by third parties commissioned by Racine. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.
- Targeting cookies
These cookies may be placed via the Website by Racine’s advertising partners. They can be used by these partners to build a profile to show you relevant ads on other Websites. They do not directly store personal information; they are based on the unique identification of your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
- Social media cookies
These cookies are set by social media services that Racine has added to the Website to enable you to share the content of the Website with your friends and networks. These cookies may affect the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use these information sharing tools.
10. REJECT OR ACCEPT COOKIES?
If you wish to continue visiting the Website without changing the cookie settings and click the “continue” link, the installation of cookies will be accepted. It is possible to refuse the installation of cookies via your computer’s browser settings. Some parts of the Website may not work or not work optimally and/or access to them may not be possible.
You do not have to allow cookies to visit most of the Website. However, enabling cookies may enable a more customised browsing experience and is necessary for certain parts of the Website to function. In most cases, a cookie does not give Racine any personal data.
You can also delete the cookies already installed from your computer or mobile device at any time.
Information to refuse and delete cookies can be found on the following websites, among others:
- Internet Explorer: about deleting and rejecting cookies: http://windows.microsoft.com/nl-NL/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies
- Google Chrome: on deleting and rejecting cookies: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=nl
- Firefox/Mozilla: about refusing cookies: : https://support.mozilla.org/nl/kb/cookies-in-en-uitschakelen-websites-voorkeuren?redirectlocale=nl&redirectslug=Cookies+in-+en+uitschakelen
- Safari: on deleting and rejecting cookies: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?locale=en_US
- Opera: about deleting and rejecting cookies: http://help.opera.com/Linux/10.10/nl/cookies.html
Latest updated version: November 2019