Smidswater advocaten is responsible for the processing of personal data as reflected in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement explains how Smidswater advocaten is processing  personal data.

To whom does this privacy statement apply?

The Privacy Statement applies to clients, potential clients, counterparties, associates, suppliers and other individuals who visit our website or have contact with us.

What personal data are processed?

Smidswater advocaten processes personal data that you have provided to Smidswater advocaten from yourself or from third parties, and personal data that we may have derived from other sources.

It involves the following personal data:

  • contact information and other personal information necessary to handle your case;
  • contact information provided during introductory meetings, seminars, events and the like, such as information listed on business cards;
  • personal data in the context of a job application;
  • contact information entered by you on contact or web forms;
  • personal data available on public social media platforms or websites;
  • personal data obtained from the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce and from the Land Registry.

Contact information means:

  • your first and last name;
  • your date of birth;
  • your address information;
  • your phone number;
  • your email address;
  • your BSN number;
  • your gender;
  • your nationality.

Basis of processing personal data

Smidswater advocaten only processes personal data if and to the extent that at least one of the following legal grounds is met:

  • Permission

You have given Smidswater advocaten permission to process your personal data. This consent may be evidenced by the fact that you ask Smidswater advocaten a question in any way. You always have the right to withdraw this consent.

  • On the basis of an agreement or leading up to the conclusion of an agreement

If you give Smidswater advocaten a verbal or written assignment to provide legal services, Smidswater advocaten will process personal data if and to the extent necessary to carry out the assignment.

  • Legal obligation

The processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation for Lawyers to obtain, record and retain certain information when appropriate.

  • In connection with a legitimate interest

It is permissible to process your personal data for the pursuit of a legitimate interest, except where this would constitute a disproportionate invasion of your privacy.

Purpose of processing

Smidswater advocaten uses your personal information for a variety of purposes:

  • In fulfillment of an agreement in which you have instructed us to provide legal services, including in our capacity as Lawyers.

In addition to your contact information, personal data from you or other parties may also be processed, depending on the nature of the case/assignment.

  • In fulfillment of legal obligations

Under the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act (WWFT) and various other laws (including tax laws and the Lawyers Act), our Lawyers are required to process the personal data you provide.

  • For maintaining contacts

Your contact information is kept in our records to provide you with requested information and to send newsletters and invitations.

  • In the context of billing and application

For the purpose of correspondence in connection with billing and job applications, your contact information will be stored.


To process your personal data, we use the services of parties such as external IT service providers.

Smidswater advocaten concludes a processing agreement with these processors that meets the requirements set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Sharing personal data with third parties

Smidswater advocaten only shares your personal data with third parties to the extent necessary for the provision of services in compliance with the foregoing purposes.

We engage external experts in some cases and, for example, provide your data to third parties in connection with (legal) proceedings.

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties for commercial purposes.

Personal data security

Smidswater advocaten ensures appropriate technical and organizational security measures with regard to your personal data in order to prevent abuse, loss, unauthorized access, unauthorized modification and unwanted disclosure. This means, among other things, that in addition to securing our technical systems, we subject our employees to an obligation of confidentiality.

Retention period

The basic principle is that personal data are not kept longer than necessary for the purpose of processing or to meet a legal obligation, such as an archiving requirement of at least 5 years.

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to access, correct or Iaden your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw any consent to data processing or object to the processing of your personal data. You can also request us to transfer or send the personal data we process about you to you or another person.

You can send your request for inspection, correction, restriction, opposition, data portability, deletion of personal data or withdrawal of previously given consent to the e- mail address:

Smidswater advocaten will only process requests that relate to your own personal data and will need to ensure in advance that a request comes from the data subjects themselves.

If you feel that Smidswater advocaten is not handling your personal data correctly, please contact us. Should we not be able to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you can always turn to the Personal Data Authority.

Data abroad

If, in carrying out a case or assignment, it is necessary to transfer your personal data to parties outside the European Economic Area (EEA), Smidswater advocaten will only do so if an appropriate level of protection of personal data is guaranteed in the country in question.

When your data is transferred to an organization within the EEA, we make it a condition that the relevant organization complies with the requirements of the GDPR.

Adaptation of privacy statement

Smidswater advocaten reserves the right to unilaterally modify this Privacy Statement. We recommend that you consult this Privacy Statement regularly so that you are aware of any changes. Changes will be published on the website.

Contact details

If after reading this Privacy Statement you still have questions about how we handle (your) personal data, please contact Smidswater advocaten by phone: +31 (0)70 22280 87 or e-mail: