The user can visit our website and learn about our services without having to provide us with any personal information.
If you choose to provide us with personal information, we will treat your data confidentially in accordance with legal provisions. The association “BONHIVERS – Avocats – Advocaten – Lawyers” (hereinafter the “Bonhivers Law Firm“) collects personal information about the user only to the extent certain services require.
Personal data (surname, first name, etc., including, if necessary for the management of the case, sensitive data (such as data relating to your health, your political affiliation, your sexuality, etc.)) that you communicate to us is handled by Bonhivers Law Firm (lawyers, secretaries and accountants), whose offices are located at 1150 Brussels, Avenue de Tervueren, 273, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC) and the law of 8 December 1992 relating to the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data, with a view to:
- improving the use of our website;
- client management;
- the issue, collection and verification of invoices;
- the management of the contractual relationship, including the monitoring of conflicts of interest within the Bonhivers Law Firm;
- compliance with a legal obligation, including those provided for by the Law of 18 September 2017 on the prevention of money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the limitation on the use of cash;
- recruitment within Bonhivers Law Firm;
- responding to a public contract or private tender for legal services;
- another purpose of which you have been personally informed.
Your personal data will only be processed for the purposes mentioned above.
Your data will only be sent to members of Bonhivers Law Firm or, if the processing of your case requires it, to other lawyers, actors in the legal world, other legal professionals, public services or the police, social security authorities, banks, insurance companies, your employer or any other business or personal relations.
This data will be retained for 10 years after the completion of our assignment.
Should you wish to obtain the personal data relating to you (both written and electronic), this can be done, free of charge, by sending a written, signed and dated request addressed to a controller (Maître Cyrille Barette) with proof of your identity. This communication will take place within one month of receipt of the request at the latest, or sooner if possible. You can also contact the Commission for the Protection of Privacy or, from 25 May 2018, the Data Protection Authority to exercise this right.
You also have the right to request:
- the correction of personal data relating to you that is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant;
- the deletion or the imposition of a limitation on the processing of your personal data.
- the deletion of personal data from your file. It is, however, possible that we may not be able to remove all the data, particularly that which has been used to bring legal proceedings or to assert your rights in court.
The President of the Court of First Instance is competent to rule on any request relating to the right to obtain a communication, rectification or deletion of personal data if the request was not complied with within the legal deadline or if the request was refused.
For more information, you can contact us by e-mail (main(at)bonhivers.com) or contact the supervisory authority, namely:
Data Protection Authority
Rue de la Presse, 35, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 274 48 00
Fax: +32 (0)2 274 48 35