Charte de confidentialité

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER LLP (Amsterdam and Brussels), HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER AARPI (Paris), Hoyng Reimann Osterrieth Köhler Haft Monégier du Sorbier Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Munich) and HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER Spain LLP (Madrid) are the members of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER Europe LLP (collectively referred to as ‘HRM’ and singly as a or the ‘member(s)’).

Each member is a personal data controller in relation to its clients, potential clients, business contacts and any other persons that contact HRM/a member or whose personal data HRM/a member receives. HRM shares personal data with its members where and when necessary, in which case the members in question act as joint controllers.

This Privacy Statement describes the types and categories of personal data that are collected and processed by the members of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER Europe LLP, the purposes of and legal bases for such data collection and processing, the duration of data processing, the measures taken to protect data, and the rights of data subjects.

Scope of this Privacy Statement 

This Privacy Statement applies to all persons whose personal data are processed by HRM or any of its members, including:

clients 

potential clients 

contacts

visitors to HRM's website 

recipients of information sent by HRM or its members

any other persons that contact HRM or a member or whose personal data HRM or a member processes, including applicants.

Processed data

HRM processes personal data provided to us in the course of business, be it directly, such as during a visit to our website, or indirectly, e.g. through other sources such as social media. 

In addition to personal data obtained through our website, informational emails and related technologies, HRM also processes contact details and other personal data provided by data subjects: 

when necessary for the handling of a file by a lawyer or other service provider in that context; 

to respond to a request from or concerning the data subject;

through the completion of contact forms or other electronic forms; 

during meetings, events, seminars etc. including business cards.

Use of similar technologies

HRM collects and processes personal data:

available on or provided through publicly available social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter;

available on publicly accessible professional websites, such as trade registers and other public sources.

Our website may contain hyperlinks to the websites of other parties and social media buttons. HRM is not responsible for the content, privacy policy and/or use of cookies of or by such websites or the services offered by social media platforms. 

Purposes for which personal data are processed

HRM and its members process personal data for the following purposes: 

to perform an agreement with the data subject for the provision of services by our lawyers and/or others involved in the file and invoicing; 

to fulfil legal obligations;

to enter into and maintain contact with contacts, clients and potential clients; contact details are stored in a database and can be used to send information, updates, invitations to events and seminars and requested information;

to determine user statistics for HRM's website and get an idea of the number of visitors and sections visited and propose improvements to the website (this data is anonymised); 

to control access and ensure security; please note that the owners of the buildings where HRM's offices are located may impose additional security measures, such as video surveillance and visitor registration, and thus act as data controllers for such purposes.

Legal grounds for processing 

Personal data are processed based on one of the following legal grounds laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR (Regulation (EU) No 2016/679), depending on the categories of personal data concerned and the purposes for which they are used:

to perform or conclude an agreement for the provision of legal or prosecution services, to the extent necessary;

to comply with a statutory obligation under the national laws applicable to HRM's members;

to promote HRM's legitimate interests, for instance to send information and invitations to seminars and events, request the evaluation of our skills and services for  legal directories, etc.;

on the basis of consent for a specific use of personal data, in which case consent may be withdrawn at any time.

Processors 

IT service providers that process personal data on HRM's behalf do so solely further to our instructions. We have concluded agreements with such processors that meet the requirements laid down by the GDPR.

Sharing of personal data with third parties 

When useful or required, HRM and its members may share personal data with third parties in order to handle a file, conclude an agreement, fulfil a legal obligation, comply with a court order, organise a seminar or in the event of a merger or reorganisation, etc.

Please note that personal data are never shared with third parties for purely commercial purposes. 

Transfers of data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) 

HRM may need to transfer personal data to parties located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) for the abovementioned reasons, in keeping with the GDPR requirements on an adequate level of protection.

Period for which personal data are kept

HRM retains personal data only for as long as useful and/or required according to the applicable regulatory and statutory obligations and/or professional standards and/or to fulfil the purpose for which the data are processed.

Confidentiality and security

HRM, its members and any entity that processes personal data on our behalf are committed to ensuring the confidentiality and security of data. To this end, all appropriate technical, organisational and information security policies and measures have been implemented.

Personal data are effectively protected against unauthorized access, modification, improper use, loss and destruction.

Questions or complaints 

Data subjects can exercise the rights provided for by the GDPR and this Privacy Statement (including the right to access, request the correction of and erasure of personal data, object to/limit a particular use of personal data and transfer data to another party). Any questions or complaints should be addressed to . You can of course also contact your local data protection authority for further guidance and information on the GDPR.

Changes 

Should any changes occur to the personal data requested, the manner in which HRM uses personal data or the applicable rules, this Privacy Statement will be amended accordingly. Please check the latest version and HRM's website regularly to stay informed. 

 

25 May 2018