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
- 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).
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com. 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. CROSSLAW BVBA will respond to your request as soon as possible, but in any case within four weeks.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.