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We are committed to making sure that your private information is genuinely kept private. Of course, when you work with us, you do not want any prying eyes running off with your personal information. We do everything we can to protect your privacy.

We do ask you to provide us information so that we can help you as best as we can. You can read below what information we ask for and what we use it for. You can also see what your rights are, who has access to your data and how long we keep your data.

This Privacy Statement was last updated on 1 June 2021. We may change our Privacy Statement by amending this page, therefore we recommend to check this page from time to time.

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We respect your privacy and process as little data as possible. We are happy to explain how we handle your personal data.
Privacy Statement LEAN LAWYERS LLP
Professional expertise, transparency and trust are important pillars of the service provided by LEAN LAWYERS. When you are doing business with us or simply browsing one of our websites, you do not want any prying eyes. No dodgy parties who see what your surfing behaviour is. Or even worse: parties who steal your personal information. That's something we don't want either. This is why we do everything we can to keep your private information really private. Exactly as we are required to do by law. We find it important to offer you clarity about the way we handle your personal data. In this Privacy Statement, we provide you with information about this.
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1. Contact details
LEAN LAWYERS LLP (LEAN LAWYERS) is the so-called data controller and is located at Reactorweg 47 (bg), 3542 AD in Utrecht. You can reach us by phone at 085 - 303 64 29, by e-mail at mail@leanlawyers.nl. Our general website is https:/leanlawyers.nl and is secured with an SSL certificate.
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2. To whom does this Privacy Statement apply?
This Privacy Statement applies to all persons from whom LEAN LAWYERS processes personal data, with the exception of persons employed by LEAN LAWYERS.
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This Privacy Statement applies to:
- clients of LEAN LAWYERS
- potential clients with whom LEAN LAWYERS has made or will make contact
- visitors to the website of LEAN LAWYERS
- recipients of newsletters and commercial e-mails from LEAN LAWYERS
- all other persons who contact LEAN LAWYERS or from whom LEAN LAWYERS processes personal data.
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This Privacy Statement does not apply to partners, employees, temporary workers, student interns and job applicants.
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3. What kind of personal data do we process?
We process personal data that you have provided to us yourself, personal data that is generated during your visits to our websites and the reading of newsletters and personal data that we have acquired from other sources, such as corporate social media platforms.
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Personal data provided by you:
- Contact details and other personal information required for the handling of your case by a lawyer, legal counsel or tax expert.
- Contact details and other personal data filled in on contact forms or other web forms
- Contact details provided during introductory talks, events, seminars, etc. such as details provided on business cards
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Personal data obtained through or generated by our website, electronic newsletters, commercial e-mails or related technologies:
- IP number
- your surfing behaviour on the website, such as data about the first visit, previous visit and current visit, the pages viewed and the way you navigate through the website
- whether you open a newsletter or commercial e-mail and which parts of it you click on
Personal data obtained from other sources:
- personal data available on public business social media platforms such as LinkedIn.
- personal data obtained from the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce and from the Land Register
- personal data available on public business websites
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Our website contains hyperlinks to other parties' websites and social media buttons. We are not responsible for the content of those websites nor for the services provided by those social media platforms. Likewise, LEAN LAWYERS is not responsible for the privacy policies and use of cookies on those websites and on social media platforms.
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4. What do we use your personal data for?
We use your personal data for various purposes. We list them for you:
- The performance of an agreement in which you have commissioned us to provide legal and/or tax services by our lawyers, solicitors or tax consultants.
If you submit a case to a lawyer, notary or tax specialist, your contact details will be requested in any case. Other personal data may also be necessary for the handling of the case, depending on the nature of the case. Furthermore, the data will be used for invoicing the services provided.
The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act requires lawyers, notaries and tax consultants to obtain and record certain information. This includes a copy of an identity document (passport).
- Maintaining contact with you.
Your contact details are stored in our customer system and may be used for purposes such as sending newsletters, updates, invitations to events and seminars and sending information that you have requested from us.
- Improving our product and service information and carrying out targeted marketing actions.
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We think it is important to be able to reach you with information that is relevant to you. In order to make this possible, we combine and analyse the personal data that is available to us. On that basis, we determine what information and channels are relevant and what are the most appropriate times to provide information or initiate contact. In marketing campaigns, we do not process any special personal details and no confidential data that is protected by the professional confidentiality of lawyers. If we would like to create a personal, individual customer profile of you, we will ask for your consent beforehand. If you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, this is always possible.
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We analyse the following data:
- Interaction Data: Personal data obtained from contact between LEAN LAWYERS and you. For example, about your use of our website or supported applications. This also applies to offline interactions, such as how often LEAN LAWYERS contacts you.
- Behavioural Data: Personal data that LEAN LAWYERS processes about your behaviour, such as your preferences, opinions, requests and requirements. We can derive this information from your surfing behaviour on our website, from reading our newsletters or from requests for information. But also through incoming telephone conversations and email contact with our staff. We only collect and use data obtained via tracking cookies with your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time.
- Conducting and analysing client satisfaction surveys.
Sometimes we ask clients to participate in a client satisfaction survey. This is done by means of an online questionnaire. Participation is voluntary. Prior to each client satisfaction survey, you will receive further information on the work method and the way we handle the acquired information.
- Improving and securing our websites, such as www.LEAN-lawyers.nl and other websites set up and maintained by us.
- Generation of user statistics.
The website's user statistics allow us to get an idea of, among other things, the number of visitors, the length of the visit, which parts of the website are viewed and the click behaviour. These are generic reports, without information about individual persons. We use the obtained information to improve the website.
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5. Legal basis of the processing
We process personal data on the basis of one of the following legal grounds:
- Permission
- On the basis of an agreement or in the run-up to the conclusion of an agreement
- Legal obligation
- In connection with a legitimate interest
A data controller may only process personal data if this can be based on one of the exhaustively listed legal grounds in the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). The four legal grounds on which LEAN LAWYERS relies are:
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Permission
- If we have asked you for permission to process your personal data and you have granted permission, you also have the right to withdraw this permission at any time.
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Agreement or in the run-up to the conclusion of an agreement
- If you commission us to provide legal services, we will process personal data if and insofar as this is necessary for the execution of the commission.
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Legal obligation
- The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act requires lawyers, notaries and tax consultants to obtain and record certain information. This includes a copy of an identity document (passport).
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Legitimate interest
- We may also process personal data if we have a legitimate interest and do not disproportionately infringe your privacy. For example, we use your contact details to invite you to seminars and events.
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6. Processors
For the processing of your personal data, we can engage service providers (processors) who exclusively process personal data on our behalf. We enter into a processing agreement with these processors that meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG).
For example, we work with service providers who offer SaaS solutions (software as a service) or provide hosting services. In addition, there are ICT service providers who support us in ensuring that our systems are kept secure and stable. We also make use of third-party services for sending newsletters and commercial emails. These are all examples of parties who can be regarded as processors as referred to in the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG).
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7. Sharing personal data with third parties
Sometimes it is necessary to share your personal data with third parties. Depending on the circumstances of the case, this may be necessary for the handling of your file. There are also legal obligations that require personal data to be passed on to third parties.
In the following cases, among others, personal data are provided to third parties:
In dealing with a case, it may be necessary to share your personal data with third parties. For example, when litigating against an opposing party, when concluding an agreement or when a notarial deed involves several parties.
If a court judgment obliges us to provide personal data to third parties, we will have to comply with it.
Your personal data will not be shared with third parties for commercial purposes. There is one exception to this. Sometimes we organise a joint activity with another organisation, such as an event or seminar. In that case, only the necessary contact details are exchanged.
Personal data may also be disclosed to third parties in the event of a reorganisation or merger of our company or the sale of (part of) our company.
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8. Transfer outside the (European Economic Area) EEA
It may sometimes be necessary to transfer your personal data to parties established outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This may - depending on the circumstances of the case - be necessary for the handling of your file by a lawyer, legal counsel or tax adviser. For sending online newsletters and mailings and processing data entered on the web forms on our website, we may use service providers (processors) established outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG), personal data may only be transferred to parties outside the EEA if an adequate level of data protection is guaranteed or if a specific derogation applies.
We may transfer personal data to a party outside the EEA if this is necessary for the performance of the contract for the provision of legal or fiscal services, or if this is necessary in the context of a legal action for which we provide you with legal assistance.
The processor outside the EEA that provides us with services for sending online newsletters and mailings and processing data entered into the web forms on our website is based in the United States and is registered for the EU-US Privacy Shield. For more information, please visit: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome.
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9. If you have any questions about your personal data
Every person can exercise certain rights with regard to his or her personal data on the basis of the law. For example, you have the right to inspect, correct and delete personal data. You can also object to the use of your data or ask to limit this use. In certain cases, you can even request your data to be transferred to another party. For all these questions, please contact us via 085 - 303 64 29 or mail@leanlawyers.nl.
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10. Complaints?
In the unlikely event that you have any complaints about how we handle your personal data, you can always contact us by sending an e-mail to mail@leanlawyers.nl or by calling 085 - 303 64 29. We will be happy to help you find a solution. If this does not work out, you can always turn to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
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11. Changes
Developments go fast and therefore sometimes something can change in the personal data we ask from you and the way we use your personal data. Regulations may also change. In that case, we will amend this Privacy Statement. We invite you to check the Privacy Statement regularly, so that you remain informed. In the event of substantial changes, we will also draw your attention to this via our website.
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