Privacy policy

Personal data that we process

CROSSLAW BVBA processes personal details about you because you make use of our services and/or because you have provided them to us yourself. You will find below a summary of the data that we process:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Company name
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Address details
  • Location data
  • Data about your surfing behaviour on various websites (for example because this company is part of an advertising network).
  • IP-address
  • Internet browser and device type
  • Bank account number

Specific and/or sensitive personal data that we process

Our website and/or service does not have the intention to collect data about website visitors younger than 16 years old, unless they have the consent of a parent or guardian. However, we cannot check whether a visitor is over 16 years old. Therefore, we advise parents to be involved in their children's online activities, in order to avoid data about children being collected without parental consent. If you believe that we have collected data about a minor without such consent, please contact us via h.vanluchene@crosslaw.be and we will delete that information.

Why we need data

CROSSLAW BVBA processes your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To fulfil our legal obligations
  • sending our newsletter;
  • to call you if this is necessary to be able to perform our consultancy agreement or to provide our assistance;
  • to draft and send you our invoices related to our fees and disbursements and to follow up your payment

How long we retain your data

Crosslaw will not keep your data any longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data was collected. Our retention period is 5 years after the end of our assignment.

Sharing with others

CROSSLAW BVBA only provides data to third parties and only if that is necessary for the performance of our contract with you or to satisfy a statutory obligation.

Mapping your website visit

CROSSLAW BVBA uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone the first time you visit this website. On the one hand, CROSSLAW BVBA uses cookies with a purely technical functionality. These ensure that the website works properly, and can store your preference settings and help us to make the website run properly. We also use them to optimise our website. In addition, we use cookies that track your surfing behaviour, so that we can offer customised content and advertisements. You can opt out of cookies by setting up your Internet browser so that it no longer stores cookies. In addition, you can delete all information that was stored previously via your browser settings.

Inspect, correct or delete data

You are entitled to inspect, correct or delete your personal data. You may send a request for inspection, correction or deletion to h.vanluchene@crosslaw.be. To make sure that the request for inspection was made by you, we ask you to send a copy of your identity card with the request. When you do so, we ask you to black out your passport photo and citizen service number (BSN) on the copy. This is intended to protect your privacy. IPCOM will respond to your request as soon as possible, but in any case within four weeks.

Security

CROSSLAW BVBA takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unintentional disclosure and unauthorised amendment. If you have the impression that your data is not well secured, or there are indications of misuse, please contact us via h.vanluchene@crosslaw.be. It is possible to file a complaint with the Privacy Commission.

This statement may be amended without prior notice, depending on changes in the law. We ask you to check regularly or if the case arises what changes have been made. Changes come into effect once they have been published on this website.

Obligation to identify

Under the Belgian anti-money laundering legislation (Act of 11 January 1993 on Preventing the Use of the Financial System for Money Laundering) designed to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, the lawyers (“avocats / advocaten”) must report certain transactions and comply with a number of administrative obligations.

Suspicious transactions must be reported to the Head of the Bar Association, who, in turn, transmits the information to the Cellule de Traitement des Informations Financières / Cel voor Financiële Informatieverwerking. This reporting obligation does however not apply if the situation concerned involves advice regarding or assistance in potential or pending legal proceedings.

In addition, the lawyers have a duty to “identify the clients” (i.e. ascertain the client's identity with supporting documents) in certain types of transactions.