Confidential processing of personal data
You can visit our site, gather information about our services and view our blogposts without having to give any personal data.
If you do share your personal data with us, we will handle this confidentially, in accordance with the decisions outlined below and the relevant national and international legal regulations.
Accountantsburo Lauwers wishes to emphasise that, at all times, it aims to work in accordance with (i) the Belgian Privacy Act of 8 December 1992 for the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data.
Categories of processed personal data
The information that you share with us may contain personal data. “Personal data” refers to all information about an identified or identifiable natural person (“the person concerned”); identifiable means a natural person who can be directly or indirectly identified, in particular through an indicator such as a name, an identification number, location data or an online identifier, or through one or more elements that are characteristic of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of the natural person.
Accountantsburo Lauwers may collect and process the following personal data:
- First name:
- Email address:
- Telephone number:
- Company name:
- Correspondence data received and sent by Accountantsburo Lauwers
Accountantsburo Lauwers also automatically collects anonymous information regarding the way that you use the Website. For example, Accountantsburo Lauwers will automatically log which parts of the Website you visit, what web browser you are using, what website you are on when you access the Website, as well as your IP address. We cannot identify you on the basis of this data, but it allows Accountantsburo Lauwers to draw up statistics regarding the use of the Website, as well as to send more targeted communication.
Purpose of the data processing
If you share your personal data with us, it will be added to our database for the following purposes:
- To improve the quality of our services and information;
- To provide you with tips and tell you about new developments in the accountancy world;
- To inform you about the services we offer;
- For statistical purposes.
Consent for processing
If you wish to leave your personal data on our website, you will be asked (via an opt-in) if you consent to the processing of this data by Accountantsburo Lauwers. Giving consent involves ticking a box, confirming that you authorise Accountantsburo Lauwers to process your personal data for the purposes stated above. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of your consent will however not affect the legitimacy of the processing that occurred prior to this withdrawal. Should you wish to withdraw your consent, you can do so by informing Accountantsburo Lauwers via the following email address: email@example.com.
Disclosing personal data to third parties
Notwithstanding the above, it is also possible that Accountantsburo Lauwers will disclose your personal data to the competent authorities: (i) when Accountantsburo Lauwers is required to do so on the basis of the law or as part of a current or future legal procedure, and (ii) to safeguard and defend our rights.
In all other cases, Accountantsburo Lauwers will not sell, rent or transfer your personal data to third parties, unless it (i) has got your consent to do so, and (ii) has made a data processing agreement with the third party concerned, which contains the necessary guarantees regarding confidentiality and privacy of your personal data.
Storage of personal data
- Right to information: If you wish to exercise your rights or have a question about the processing of your data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Right to access: Users have the right to access personal data that Accountantsburo Lauwers could hold about you;
- Right to rectification and the completion or updating of your personal data;
- Right to erasure of your personal data;
- Right to a restriction of the processing of your personal data: Under certain circumstances, you have the right to ask Accountantsburo Lauwers to restrict the processing of your personal data.
- Right to portability of your personal data;
- Right to object to the processing of your personal data.
Should you no longer wish to receive newsletters or information about our services, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of every email sent by Accountantsburo Lauwers.
Security of personal data
Accountantsburo Lauwers commits to taking reasonable physical, technological and organisational precautions in order to prevent (i) unauthorised access to your personal data, as well as (ii) loss, misuse or alterations to your personal data.
Accountantsburo Lauwers will store all personal data that it has collected in the cloud (with data centre(s) within the EU).
Cross-border processing of personal data
Accountantsburo Lauwers guarantees that your personal data will not be transferred outside of Europe or the European Economic Area (EEA).
Questions and complaints
If you wish to complain about the way in which Accountantsburo Lauwers collects, uses or processes your personal data, you can submit your complaint to the Privacy Commission.
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This Website uses various types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies: As the name suggests, these cookies are strictly necessary to allow you to browse on the Website, to use the platform, or to perform certain functions that you have requested.
- Functional cookies: These cookies improve the functionality of the Website by saving your preferences.
- Tracking cookies: These cookies last longer than user sessions. When the max-age of a permanent cookie is set to 1 year, then within that year the initial value as saved in the cookie will be sent back to the server every time the user visits that server. This is done to save essential information, such as how the user initially landed on the Website. This is why they are known as tracking cookies. For example, once you have chosen your desired language, the Website will save your preference in a permanent cookie and store this on your browser. When you visit the Website again, the Website will use the permanent cookie to ensure that the content is provided in your chosen language.
- Third party cookies: To support its communications, Accountantsburo Lauwers has anchored its content in social media channels, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Furthermore, Accountantsburo Lauwers uses the sharing options on social networks. The channels that Accountantsburo Lauwers uses may contain cookies from these websites, but Accountantsburo Lauwers has no control over these. For more information on these cookies, please refer to the relevant websites of these third parties.
3. List of cookies which the Website uses
The list below summaries the cookies that Accountantsburo Lauwers uses, where appropriate, and what information they save.
Google Analytics cookies
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Other website cookies
- cookieconsent_status: This cookie saves the status of the cookie consent pop-up. Duration: This expires after 1 year.
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