De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek & cookies

Privacy and cookie statement of www.debrauw.com

Privacy and cookie statement of www.debrauw.com

This is the Privacy and Cookie Statement of the www.debrauw.com (Website). This Privacy and Cookie Statement provides information on the processing of personal data of the visitors to the Website (Users) by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., based at Claude Debussylaan 80, 1070 AB in Amsterdam (De Brauw). De Brauw’s data protection officer can be reached at dpo@debrauw.com.

This version of the Privacy and Cookie Statement was last changed on 24 July 2018 and may be changed over time.

1. When does this Privacy and Cookie Statement apply?

This Privacy Statement is applicable to the processing of all personal data of Users through the Website by De Brauw.

2. Who is responsible for your personal data?

De Brauw is the controller for the processing of your personal data.

3. For what purpose do we process your personal data?

A. For the technical and functional management and analysis of the Website.

What does this purpose entail?

When you visit our Website, we process a number of technical details associated with the use of the Websites.

We do so for our legitimate interests, such as in order to:

  • Provide for (additional) functionality;
  • Generate usage statistics;
  • Manage the website, including by resolving any technical faults or improving accessibility to certain parts of the Websites.

This allows us to ensure that you can reach the information on the Website quickly and easily. We also use cookies for these purposes. See also question 5: what cookies does De Brauw use?  Our processing of your personal data for this purpose serves your and De Brauw’s legitimate interest.

Which personal data do we process for this purpose?

For this purpose we process technical data such as the IP-address of your computer, the webpages you visit, the internet browser you are using, the previous/subsequent website you visit and the duration of a visit or session.

For what period do we retain your personal data for this purpose?

We retain technical data for a maximum period of 12 days for this purpose.

B. So that we can answer your questions.

What does this purpose entail?

If you get in touch with us via email (info@debrauw.com) or telephone (+31 20 577 1771), we will use your personal data in order to reply and answer your question. Our processing of your personal data for this purpose serves your and De Brauw’s legitimate interest.

Which personal data do we process for this purpose?

For this, we process your name, contact details, your correspondence with De Brauw about your question and all other personal data you provide to us and which are necessary to answer your question.

For what period do we retain your personal data for this purpose?

We retain this data for as long as necessary for the purposes of the processing.

 

4. Who has access to your personal data?

De Brauw involves third parties to perform certain (processing) activities on its behalf, such as the hosting of the Websites. De Brauw engages Social Elephant for hosting of its Website. De Brauw has taken the necessary contractual and organisational measures to ensure that the data are only processed insofar as necessary to perform the services. Personal data will not be supplied to other parties, except when required by law.

 

5. Which cookies does De Brauw use?

The Website uses cookies. These are small text files, which your Internet browser automatically places on your computer. Cookies are used to assist in collecting information associated with the use of the website, such as which web pages are visited and the duration of a user session. De Brauw uses two types of cookies:

De Brauw uses the following cookies:

Necessary cookies: De Brauw uses cookies which are necessary to offer the basic functionality of the website and to remember your cookie settings. These cookies are called cookiesnumber and cookies and are both stored for a period of one year. The cookie _icl_current_language is used to remember your language setting and is stored for one day. The cookie PHPSESSID is used to set up a session and is stored during the session.

Cookies for analytics: De Brauw uses cookies to generate user statistics on an anonymous basis to make our website more user-friendly. We do so with Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (Google). Google uses aggregated statistical information to provide De Brauw with an understanding of how visitors are using our websites. To protect your privacy, we have configured Google Analytics to only store part of the IP-address of visitors and not share data with others. Google is only allowed to provide this information to third parties if Google has a statutory obligation to do so or to the extent that these third parties are processing the information on Google’s behalf. We have also concluded a data processor agreement with Google. We use the following cookies for this purpose: _gat, _ga and _gid. These are stored for a period of 24 months.

You can always change your cookie settings by clicking on “Customise your cookie settings” above.

 

6. How to deal with links to other websites and social media?

You will find a number of links to other websites on the Website. Although we have selected these websites with care, we are not responsible for processing of your personal data via these websites. De Brauw’s Website Terms & Conditions and this Privacy and cookie statement do not apply to the use of such websites.

If you opt to share content of this Website (for example a Legal Alert) via social media websites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter, then your personal data (such as your name and the fact that you have an interest in De Brauw) will also be visible to the visitors to your personal web pages on these social media websites. The use of such websites is covered exclusively by the terms and conditions (including the privacy policy) of the social media websites. De Brauw is not responsible for the data processing or privacy policies on such social media websites and De Brauw’s User Terms & Conditions and this Privacy and cookie statement do not apply to the use of such websites either.

 

7. How are your personal data secured?

De Brauw will maintain strict confidentiality of your personal data. De Brauw has taken appropriate technical and organisational security measures against its loss or unlawful processing. For this, De Brauw uses several security technologies including secure servers, firewalls and encryption, as well as the physical security of the accommodation where the data are stored.

 

8. To whom can you address your questions and requests for inspection, correction and removal of your personal data and what other rights do you have?

You are entitled at any time to request inspection, correction, removal or restriction of processing of your personal data processed by De Brauw. In addition, you have in some cases a right to receive your data in a structured format (data portability). Please send your request and other questions you may have to the data protection officer of De Brauw at dpo@debrauw.com. Lastly, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Dutch data protection authority