1. Introduction

You share personal data with us when you contact us. You often provide it to us yourself so that we can answer an urgent question or so that we can keep you informed of the latest development in the field of expertise concerned by means of legal blogs. However, you sometimes also provide information without you sending this information to us actively (by means of cookies for example). Through this privacy statement we would like to explain which data we collect in respect of you, why we need them, what we do with them and what rights you have. In short: how do we handle your personal data and privacy?

1.1. What are personal data?

Personal data include everything that allows us to see or as a result of which we are able to find out it is you. They include direct personal data, such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number, but also data that enable us to establish more easily that certain data or actions belong to you, such as your IP address. You make your personal data available to us if you complete a form on the website and even when you merely visit our website.

1.2. Who processes your personal data?

This privacy statement concerns all data that are processed by FT-advocaten or in respect of which FT-advocaten is responsible for the processing. You can find company and contact details below. This allows you to contact us at any time if you have questions about the processing of your personal data by us.

Business address::
Keizer Karelplein 32N
T. +31 (0)85 – 006 2222

2. What do we use your personal data for?

We will be pleased to explain separately for each form what data we request from you, why we request it, what we do with it and where and how we store your data.

2.1. Contact form

You sometimes wish to contact us and a contact form is available for this purpose on the FT-advocaten website.

2.1.1. Which data do we request and why?

We ask for your name so that we know who we are talking to. This makes a conversation more pleasant and easy. We require your e-mail address and telephone number in order to be able to contact you. We also ask that you formulate a message in the text field at the bottom of the contact form. This allows us to prepare properly and help you in the best and most effective way possible. If you complete the contact form and provide the above-mentioned data to us, you consent to their use for the purpose of maintaining contact. The data you entrust to us via the contact form are not used by us for other (commercial) purposes. FT-advocaten never sells personal data to third parties.

2.1.2. Where do we store your personal data and how long do we retain them?

You consent to storing them in our inbox (this is where completed contact forms are received) by sending the form. We will retain your completed contact form for at most six months after communication has ended. If you would like for us to delete these data (sooner), please send us a request and we will do so of course.

2.2. Newsletter

FT-advocaten regularly sends a newsletter including legal blogs for accountants and tax consultants in order to keep you informed of interesting developments. You can subscribe to this newsletter via the subscription form on the website. Once you have subscribed, you will receive an e-mail from us confirming your subscription.

2.2.2. Which data do we process and why?

We like to address our newsletters to you personally. In order to do so, we have to know your name. We need your e-mail address to be able to send the newsletter. If you subscribe, you grant us permission to send you the newsletter by e-mail, to store your name and e-mail address in our database and to include your name in the salutation of the newsletter. You will not receive newsletters from us if you have not consented thereto. We never sell your data to third parties. We use the Mailchimp program for the purpose of processing newsletter subscriptions and for sending newsletters. In addition to the data you share with us yourself, Mailchimp shows us whether you have received the newsletter, whether you open the newsletter, which links in the newsletter you click, and what e-mail domain you are using. We use reading behaviour to improve the newsletter and to bring the content more in line with the readers.

2.2.3. Where do we store your personal data?

Your data are stored automatically in Mailchimp when you send your subscription to the FT-advocaten newsletter. Mailchimp is an external party established in the United States. You consent to the fact that we share your data with them if you subscribe to our newsletter. We have concluded an agreement with Mailchimp in order to ensure that they handle your personal data with due care as well.

2.2.4. How long do we retain your data?

We retain your data for as long as you are subscribed to our newsletter. You can also unsubscribe at any moment. You may do so by clicking on ‘Unsubscribe’ in one of the newsletters you have received or by notifying us thereof by telephone or in writing. If you unsubscribe via the link in the newsletter we will remove your personal data definitively from Mailchimp within 30 days after unsubscribing. The same removal period applies if you inform us directly that you no longer wish to receive the newsletter. You can contact us by telephone, e-mail or by post using the contact details provided in paragraph 1.2.

2.3. Google Analytics cookies

We use the Google Analytics data analysis program in order to obtain a clear image of the way in which visitors of FT-advocaten use the website. Google Analytics cookies are placed for this purpose. We have concluded an agreement with Google (established in the United States) in order to ensure that we are able to guarantee your privacy optimally. The data that have been collected are also anonymised by rendering the final octet of your IP address illegible. This means that the usage history can no longer be traced back to you as an individual. The ‘Share data with Google’ setting has also been switched off, which means that Google no longer has consent to use your data for its own processing purposes. We do not use other Google services combined with Google Analytics cookies either.

3. What are your rights?

3.1. Inspection, adjustment, removal or transfer of your data

You always have the right to know what data we hold in respect of you. As soon as you indicate to us that you wish to inspect these data, we will provide these data within 30 days. You also have the right to have your personal data adjusted or deleted entirely by FT-advocaten. Adjustment or deletion of your data is subject to the same term as the term that applies to inspecting the data, which is within 30 days. If you are an active client of FT-advocaten, we require your data to perform our agreement and we cannot remove your data (yet). You have the right to receive your personal data from us so that you can transfer them easily to another organisation. You also have the right to request to have the information transferred directly to a third party. This applies only to data in respect of which you have granted us your consent to process them and for data that are required to perform an agreement.

3.2. Withdrawal of consent for the processing of personal data

If you contact FT-advocaten, as set out in article 2 of this privacy statement, you consent to the performance of certain actions and (in some cases) to the storing of personal data. You can also withdraw this consent at any time. You may notify us by telephone or in writing if you would like to withdraw your consent. You can find the contact details in paragraph 1.2.

3.3. Submitting a complaint

You may submit a complaint to us if you disagree with the manner in which FT-advocaten handles the processing of your personal data. You have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority if we are unable to resolve the matter in mutual consultation.

What if you suddenly can’t withdraw any money?

Several situations can be mentioned in which we as lawyers can take action. For example, we regularly receive requests from clients whose bank account has been seized by the Tax and Customs Administration. Does your partner still have an outstanding tax debt for example? The Tax and Customs Administration may block your own debit card in some cases. We can prevent these situations by threatening with preliminary relief proceedings for example.